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  Albertville sextuplets celebrate turning 1, get new season of TLC show

“Sweet Home Sextuplets” will be returning for a second season, the family and TLC announced.

  Lauderdale County students learn the importance of giving this holiday season

Twelve Strays of Christmas: Day 1

Efforts ramping up to draw Mazda Toyota suppliers

Debate sparked over classic “Rudolph” film

Redstone Arsenal rings in the holidays with sparkling tree displays

Ridesharing efforts underway as Cecil Ashburn shutdown approaches

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Huntsville sushi-making class at Straight to Ale

Sippin Cider Festival: Annual event returns Dec. 8

Huntsville City Council President gets stuck on city hall elevator

Lawrence County animal shelter seeking beds, supplies

Christmas tree farmer on how to pick the perfect tree

How you can donate on #GivingTuesday

Florence Wine Fest tickets available on Saturday

The Florence Wine Fest is set to return to the Shoals in March and fans of the event will be able to get tickets earlier this year

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving

But there are people out there, who aren’t into the traditional food of Thanksgiving or maybe some don’t want to cook.

  Huntsville homeless shelter fights to keep families together

No other homeless shelter in the area allows a married couple to stay together. Genders are segregated - even at mealtime. Single moms are separated from sons 13-years-old and older; the teens have to go into the men’s side alone.As for single dads? There really isn’t any provision in Huntsville f

Hartselle police chief prepares to be next Morgan Co. sheriff

Ron Puckett has loved his time with the Hartselle Police Department, and now he's excited to take on his new role as sheriff of Morgan County.

  Huntsville using 'The Big Picture’ to move city into the future

Black Friday: Your shopping road map

Better Business Bureau of North Alabama warns of holiday scams

Consultants touch on reasons Huntsville was chosen for new Mazda Toyota Plant

Madison County officers give holiday safety tips

Redstone Arsenal’s Wellness Center gets big face-lift

  ‘Wreaths for Veterans’ honors thousands of heroes this holiday season

Over 3,000 Christmas wreaths prepared by the volunteers will go on the grave sites of local veterans.

Marvel Universe is coming to the VBC

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’

Rain didn’t put a damper on efforts to honor TN Valley veterans

The weather may have halted the Veterans Parade but it certainly didn't take away from the meaning of Veterans Day and how the Huntsville area honors its heroes.

Huntsville Veterans Day Parade canceled due to inclement weather

For people who have already bought tickets (or otherwise personally invited) to the Veterans Breakfast to honor our Blue Star and Gold Star families, the Breakfast WILL CONTINUE AS PLANNED at the Roundhouse Depot on Monday morning.

Hall of Heroes: Decorated Vietnam veteran shares life lessons from long Army career

Edward Trexler displayed unbelievable bravery in Vietnam. He went on to have a long career with the National Guard, training future generations on the Black Hawk helicopters. He also worked on Redstone Arsenal.

Hall of Heroes: Army veteran continues to make a difference for his country at USASAC

Marcus Mackey was wounded on a dangerous mission in Iraq and now, he’s continuing to serve his country by helping strengthen U.S. partnerships all over the globe.

  Hall of Heroes: Captain Gamble inspires future generation of pilots after legendary flying career

Carl Gamble's nearly 40-year career included landing a burning plane in Vietnam and being hijacked as a commercial airline pilot.

Hall of Heroes: Sandy Weand continues to serve his community after incredible Army career

Weand is a master aviator who was in the Army for three decades and fought in Vietnam. His career culminated in missile defense work at Redstone Arsenal.

Wreaths for Veterans will happen Nov 14 & 15

Wreaths for Veterans places 3500-3600 Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans at both Maple Hill Cemetery and Valhalla Memorial Gardens.

Special look at “gems” inside U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum on Airport Road in Huntsville has a collection of amazing artifacts that showcase our nation’s military history.

Hall of Heroes: David McLawhorn’s life changed by helicopter crash

McLawhorn has a Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart from a mission that nearly took his life.

West Limestone lunchroom closed after fire

Students at West Limestone High School will be without a lunchroom for at least two weeks.

Hall of Heroes: Galen Rosher reflects on his amazing contributions to Army aviation

Rosher had a hand in the development and testing of the Black Hawk, Apache and Comanche helicopters.

Huntsville Sports Commission hosts Super Retriever Championship in Jones Valley

The public is encouraged to come and try jumping their own dog on Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4 during the Fun Jump category. Then get ready for some great competitive action in the finals.

Convoy of Hope touches lives in Limestone County

The Saturday event provided free groceries, shoes, haircuts, family portraits and job and medical services to individuals suffering from poverty, disease and hunger.

Pet pictures with Santa at Huntsville Animal Services

The fundraiser will include poet pictures with Santa, a silent auction, food, raffles and face painting.

A New Leash on Life talks Hobbes House

ANLOL shares their fundraising efforts with WAFF.

SLIDESHOW: Halloween spirit at Huntsville Hospital

A special Halloween celebration at Huntsville Hospital put smiles on the faces of many patients.

Vote to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Alabama win $100,000 from the NASCAR Foundation

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Alabama are in the running to receive a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation-but they need your vote.

Online petition hopes to change day of Halloween celebration

The Halloween and Costume Association posted the petition on the website Change.org. It has received thousands of signatures in the past few days, even though it was posted online three months ago.

Madison County authorities warn of spoofing scam involving dispatch line

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office tweeted on Tuesday, saying that scammers are “spoofing” their main dispatch line.

Huntsville police holding active shooter response training

The police department is partnering with the Huntsville Community Watch Association to host an event in hopes of providing community members with understanding of how to handle active shooter incidents.

Tennessee Valley Halloween events

Here is a list of family friendly Halloween events beginning on October 26th in the Tennessee Valley. Stay safe and have fun this Halloween!

New Market home tops list of most popular Airbnb listings in AL

The home, which is a 100-year-old property, was rumored to have been the first post office in North Alabama before transitioning into a jail, a doctor’s office, and later an antique store.

Halloween special on adoptions from Huntsville Animal Services

The free adoption special will last until Saturday, November 3. It applies to all pets, however some exceptions may apply to specific pets.

Watch the Magic City Classic Parade on Saturday

The Magic City Classic Parade will be held on Saturday, October 27 in Birmingham.

Lyons HR to hold a job fair in Decatur on October 29th

Lyons HR is hosting a job fair for skilled laborers Monday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m at their office in Decatur.

MidCity Huntsville one step closer with groundbreaking

You’ll never be able to say there’s nothing to do in Huntsville again. At least that’s what city leaders and developers hope with the groundbreaking of the the MidCity Huntsville development Thursday afternoon.

Athens city officials table decision on animal ordinance

A large number of people came out to the city council meeting on Monday, saying the plan left too many questions for them.

47th Apple Annie fundraiser being held in Madison County

The 47th Apple Annie Fundraiser is set to raise money for the Junior League of Huntsville (JLH), a women’s volunteer group.

Report: INTUITIVE ranked best medium-size workplace in the nation

This is the ninth consecutive year that the business has made it in the top ten of the list.

Tickets for Alabama Youth Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ now available

You can reserve your seats for a December performance of the ‘Nutcracker’ in Huntsville.

Madison County officials collecting items Hurricane Michael victims

You can drop off donations at multiple locations throughout the next week.

Local veterans depart for D.C.

A group of local veterans embarked on a very special trip to Washington, D.C. on Friday.

Lauderdale County Sheriff urges people to donate to first responders in FL

The Lauderdale County Sheriff is urging residents to donate to first responders that have lost everything in rural parts of Florida.

Shoals church spends time recognizing first responders

Members of a church in the Shoals spent time on Saturday recognizing the hard and dangerous work of local first responders.

Plush cows dropped from helicopter in Madison in hopes of breaking record

The purpose of the event was to break the Guiness world record for the number of people dressed as a cow.

Free breast and cervical screenings being offered to eligible women

Services include a pelvic exam, pap smear, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diagnostic services, including ultrasound.

Spring Avenue in Decatur will be closed for roadwork starting Monday

Beginning Monday, October 22, Spring Avenue, from Tammy Street to Rigel Drive, will be closed for road work.

2018 Toys for Tots registration opened

Toys for Tots registration for the 2018 holiday season is happening now.

New stats & new law in AL to combat human trafficking

Alarming data continues to surface on human trafficking in Alabama. The numbers back up the need for more education and tougher legislation targeting the buyers helping fuel the multi-billion-dollar industry.

Bunnies ‘Intrude’ Huntsville’s Big Spring Park

A group of giant, inflatable, bunnies are taking over Huntsville’s Big Spring Park for the next 10 days.

Fall for the Arts this October

Arts Huntsville is helping to showcase all the Valley has to offer during the month of October.

Liz Hurley’s husband recalls wife’s battle against breast cancer

WAFF 48 interviewed Liz’s husband Dave to hear the story of her journey and the good that has come from it over the last 20 years.

Madison County delegation meets with Toyota, Mazda teams in Japan

The meeting is being in held in hopes of strengthening the chamber’s ties with international partners.

Madison County animal shelter working to help animals in Lawrence County

An animal shelter in Madison County is working to rescue animals that are at risk of being euthanized in Lawrence County.

Huntsville City Schools to hold meetings to develop strategic plan

The school board will be holding five meetings in late October to discuss the draft of the plan and hear feedback from the public.

WWII veteran Warren Schmitt has passed away

Warren Schmitt, World War II veteran and member of the Purple Heart Honor Roll, died Monday.

Registration closed for 2018 Liz Hurley Ribbon Run

Huntsville Hospital has reached their max capacity of 6,500 runners and are officially sold out!

Community members in Dutton gather for “National Night Out”

Organizers tell WAFF that Dutton’s Night Out is their biggest event of the entire year.

Flu shots being provided in Madison County

Those in need of a flu shot in Madison County will soon have the chance to receive one.

Hundreds gather for Lee Lott “Power of Pink” Walk

Lee says she doesn’t even know why this walk is named after her. She says she just wants to speak for all women who are battling and have battled breast cancer.

Dozens gather for “March for Justice” in Fayetteville

Leaders of the march say they were rallying because they think there’s been some injustice with the sheriff’s office in Lincoln County.

Locals come out for the first ever “Inside Out” art show

A Huntsville woman opened up the first ever art studio dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming place to everyone.

HPD to shorten patrol shifts citing manpower, safety issues

Patrol shifts are going back to eight hours. It’s a decision not all of the officers are happy about, but officials say it’s the result of feedback from supervisors.

Generous donation to aid AL women battling breast cancer

The money raised during Century Cares Day came to $5000 and Tracy Jones, the owner of Century Automotive, matched that, bringing the total to $10,000.

“Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic” being held in Morgan County

The clinic is being held by the Morgan County Health Department and the Morgan County Emergency Management Agency.

All-star runner dedicates Ribbon Run to his mom

For Josh Whitehead, the race is very special because his mom is a breast cancer survivor.