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  • 48 Flashback: Dr. Jack Wilson murder 25th anniversary

    48 Flashback: Dr. Jack Wilson murder 25th anniversary

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:17:53 GMT

    Today marks 25 years since one of the most talked about murder cases in Huntsville's history.

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    Today marks 25 years since one of the most talked about murder cases in Huntsville's history.

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  • A sign of the times

    A sign of the times

    Friday, January 29 2016 7:08 PM EST2016-01-30 00:08:02 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 7:32 PM EST2016-01-30 00:32:44 GMT
    ...and in with the new. (Source: WAFF)...and in with the new. (Source: WAFF)

    For some, a sign may be just a sign as time goes by (to paraphrase a famous song), but for others - those who work here, have worked here, or have enjoyed the programming on WAFF over the years, those signs hold special meaning and memories. 

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    For some, a sign may be just a sign as time goes by (to paraphrase a famous song), but for others - those who work here, have worked here, or have enjoyed the programming on WAFF over the years, those signs hold special meaning and memories. 

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  • Jan.-Feb. 1986: Remembering Challenger

    Jan.-Feb. 1986: Remembering Challenger

    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:33 PM EST2016-01-23 22:33:55 GMT
    Saturday, January 23 2016 5:33 PM EST2016-01-23 22:33:54 GMT
    A city so important in the field of space exploration and research, Huntsville mourned the loss of seven astronauts one January morning in 1986 with particular shock and pain. More >>

    A city so important in the field of space exploration and research, Huntsville mourned the loss of seven astronauts one January morning in 1986 with particular shock and pain.

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  • Jan. 24, 2014: The lion's not sleeping tonight

    Jan. 24, 2014: The lion's not sleeping tonight

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 10:20 PM EST2015-12-30 03:20:50 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 10:20 PM EST2015-12-30 03:20:50 GMT
    Hello, Marie... What'cha doin'? (Source: WAFF archives)Hello, Marie... What'cha doin'? (Source: WAFF archives)
    "Ever get the feeling you're being hunted?" That's how reporter Marie Waxel headlined this outtake video she posted to Facebook the afternoon she did a story about UNA's famed mascots - only to have one sneak up behind her. More >>

    "Ever get the feeling you're being hunted?" That's how reporter Marie Waxel headlined this outtake video she posted to Facebook the afternoon she did a story about UNA's famed mascots - only to have one sneak up behind her.

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  • Nov. 15, 1989-90: A day of destruction, a year of recovery

    Nov. 15, 1989-90: A day of destruction, a year of recovery

    Saturday, October 24 2015 8:20 PM EDT2015-10-25 00:20:38 GMT
    Sunday, November 15 2015 4:06 PM EST2015-11-15 21:06:59 GMT
    (Source: WAFF Archives)(Source: WAFF Archives)
    A tornado which caused millions of dollars in damages and killed 21 is one of the darker days in Huntsville history. A 1990 special covers the rebuilding efforts after the Nov. 15, 1989 tornado.More >>
    A tornado which caused millions of dollars in damages and killed 21 is one of the darker days in Huntsville history. A 1990 special covers the rebuilding efforts after the Nov. 15, 1989 tornado.More >>
  • Promo Party: Sing a song of 48

    Promo Party: Sing a song of 48

    Saturday, September 19 2015 6:41 PM EDT2015-09-19 22:41:04 GMT
    Saturday, September 19 2015 6:41 PM EDT2015-09-19 22:41:03 GMT
    (Source: WAFF archives)(Source: WAFF archives)
    Check out these promos for our station from the 80s and 90s - maybe you can sing along!More >>
    Check out these promos for our station from the 80s and 90s - maybe you can sing along!More >>
  • 2004: Storm Trackers past and present

    2004: Storm Trackers past and present

    Saturday, August 29 2015 9:31 PM EDT2015-08-30 01:31:23 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 9:31 PM EDT2015-08-30 01:31:23 GMT
    Storm Trackers past and present talk about five decades of WAFF weather coverage in 2004. (Source: WAFF archive)Storm Trackers past and present talk about five decades of WAFF weather coverage in 2004. (Source: WAFF archive)
    Weather coverage has been crucially important to Tennessee Valley residents.With each dangerous storm that crosses our path, we are reminded again and again how critical it is to have a team of meteorologists who know the area and can help keep you safe.More >>
    Weather coverage has been crucially important to Tennessee Valley residents.With each dangerous storm that crosses our path, we are reminded again and again how critical it is to have a team of meteorologists who know the area and can help keep you safe.More >>
  • 2002: Paying tribute to Bob Baron

    2002: Paying tribute to Bob Baron

    Monday, August 17 2015 9:35 PM EDT2015-08-18 01:35:24 GMT
    Monday, August 17 2015 9:35 PM EDT2015-08-18 01:35:23 GMT
    Bob Baron (Source: WAFF archives)Bob Baron (Source: WAFF archives)
    When you talk about Huntsville television institutions, many minds turn to Bob Baron.Baron was the number-one meteorologist in Huntsville for years, including several years here at WAFF.More >>
    When you talk about Huntsville television institutions, many minds turn to Bob Baron.Baron was the number-one meteorologist in Huntsville for years, including several years here at WAFF.More >>
  • 1979 - WAFF signs off for the night

    1979 - WAFF signs off for the night

    Monday, August 17 2015 9:18 PM EDT2015-08-18 01:18:55 GMT
    Monday, August 17 2015 9:24 PM EDT2015-08-18 01:24:46 GMT
    (Source: WAFF archives)(Source: WAFF archives)
    Generation X'ers, prepare to have your minds blown.Television stations used to go off the air at night.More >>
    Generation X'ers, prepare to have your minds blown.Television stations used to go off the air at night.More >>
  • Aug. 2014 - Carl's got 'The Fever'

    Aug. 2014 - Carl's got 'The Fever'

    Monday, August 17 2015 4:45 PM EDT2015-08-17 20:45:17 GMT
    Monday, August 17 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-08-17 20:52:04 GMT
    If there's one time of year that gets everyone in the newsroom jazzed up, it's Friday Night Fever.More >>
    If there's one time of year that gets everyone in the newsroom jazzed up, it's Friday Night Fever.More >>
  • March 24, 1982 - Fire destroys our Monte Sano studio

    March 24, 1982 - Fire destroys our Monte Sano studio

    The Monte Sano studios of WAFF were destroyed by fire in March 1982. Work began immediately to rebuild and continue broadcasting.More >>
    The Monte Sano studios of WAFF were destroyed by fire in March 1982. Work began immediately to rebuild and continue broadcasting.More >>
  • Winter Storm of January 1988

    Winter Storm of January 1988

    Saturday, January 9 2016 10:06 PM EST2016-01-10 03:06:47 GMT
    Saturday, January 9 2016 10:14 PM EST2016-01-10 03:14:25 GMT
    WAFF 48 covers the winter storm of January 1988. (Source: Bamawxcom/YouTube)WAFF 48 covers the winter storm of January 1988. (Source: Bamawxcom/YouTube)

    A winter storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain across the Tennessee Valley as 1988 was just barely starting.

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    A winter storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain across the Tennessee Valley as 1988 was just barely starting.

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  • Feb. 1999 - WAFF looks back at 'The 60s'

    Feb. 1999 - WAFF looks back at 'The 60s'

    Saturday, June 13 2015 9:09 PM EDT2015-06-14 01:09:30 GMT
    Saturday, June 13 2015 10:23 PM EDT2015-06-14 02:23:00 GMT
    Joe Davis, who begin his five-term stint as Huntsville's Mayor in 1968. (Source: WAFF)Joe Davis, who begin his five-term stint as Huntsville's Mayor in 1968. (Source: WAFF)
    This throwback could be considered "meta." We're taking you back to February 1999. As NBC was finishing its broadcast of "The 60s," WAFF was taking a look back at Huntsville's role in that time period.More >>
    This throwback could be considered "meta." We're taking you back to February 1999. As NBC was finishing its broadcast of "The 60s," WAFF was taking a look back at Huntsville's role in that time period.More >>
  • Aug. 22, 2014 - WAFF's 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Aug. 22, 2014 - WAFF's 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Saturday, June 13 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-06-13 21:40:00 GMT
    Saturday, June 13 2015 10:21 PM EDT2015-06-14 02:21:39 GMT
    Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex "take it for the team" as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge. (Source: WAFF)Mark Thornhill and Kim Essex "take it for the team" as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge. (Source: WAFF)
    Making a splash is arguably the best way to call attention to a special cause. That was made no more evident than the spring and summer of 2014, when the "Ice Bucket Challenge" gripped the nation.More >>
    Making a splash is arguably the best way to call attention to a special cause. That was made no more evident than the spring and summer of 2014, when the "Ice Bucket Challenge" gripped the nation.More >>
  • May 18, 1994 - A full day of news

    May 18, 1994 - A full day of news

    Saturday, June 13 2015 3:34 PM EDT2015-06-13 19:34:08 GMT
    Saturday, June 13 2015 10:21 PM EDT2015-06-14 02:21:11 GMT
    Tom and Janette bring you the headlines of May 18, 1994. (Source: WAFF/NewsActive3-YouTube)Tom and Janette bring you the headlines of May 18, 1994. (Source: WAFF/NewsActive3-YouTube)
    It's Wednesday, May 18, 1994 - the news starts now. What made headlines on this day?More >>
    It's Wednesday, May 18, 1994 - the news starts now. What made headlines on this day?More >>
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