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  Construction moving forward on ballpark for Rocket City Trash Pandas

In a special called meeting on Tuesday, the Madison city council chose a construction company to build the new baseball stadium.

  ‘Best-of-the-best’ K-9 teams from across U.S. test skills in the Rocket City

All-star K-9 teams are competing in Huntsville.

Heinz announces new ‘Mayochup’

The company has announced that a new flavor, called ‘Mayochup’, will be coming to shelves soon.

Where to find deals for National Cheeseburger Day!

Today is National Cheeseburger Day and several Tennessee Valley area restaurants are celebrating with discounts and deals that you can get today

$55 million budget approved for Florence schools

A budget of $55.2 million has been approved by the Florence School Board.

Disability job fair coming to Huntsville

The event will coincide with National Disability Awareness Month.

Red Cross, SERVPRO crews hit the road to help hurricane victims

Multiple crews are hitting the road to do what they can to help hurricane victims.

Decatur Utilities begins 2018 natural gas system leak survey

Decatur Utilities began its quality control survey of the DU natural gas system this week to ensure public safety and the proper operation of gas lines and meters.

United Methodist Disaster Warehouse needs donations, volunteers to help hurricane victims

In Decatur, efforts are underway to get much needed items to those impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Calhoun to host ribbon-cutting event for new shelter for College’s Pre-Apprentice Lineworker Program

The Workforce Solutions department at Calhoun Community College will host a ribbon-cutting event this Friday.

How To Incorporate Whole Grains Into Your Diet

Adding whole grains to your diet can improve digestive health

  ‘22 Won’t Do’ event for veteran suicide awareness

A fundraiser in September is seeking to raise awareness for veterans dealing with suicidal thoughts.

Hartselle’s 38th Annual Depot Days Festival this weekend

The Depot Days Festival rolls into Hartselle September 15, 2018, bringing a day of free family-friendly fun and entertainment to the historic depot and downtown area.

Scam caller impersonating Decatur police chief, asking for money for injured officers

The Decatur Police Department has received numerous phone calls from citizens reporting the fraudulent phone calls.

A new bakery is coming to Madison

The all-new dessert shop will be located at near Target at 107 Brookridge Drive within the Medical Park Station development off Highway 72. The Dessert Fork will serve artisan and custom cakes, cupcakes, dipped gourmet apples, and more and is tentatively scheduled to open late October 2018.

Huntsville Animal Services holding special on “out-of-this-world” dogs

The shelter will offering $10 adoption specials for shelter dogs throughout September.

Huntsville political forum scheduled for Tuesday night

The forum will take place at First Missionary Baptist Church at 6 p.m and is being hosted by the North Huntsville Community United for Action.

Huntsville first responders to take part in Day of Remembrance on September 11

The ceremony will start at 7:40 a.m.

Volunteers needed for Monte Sano Art Festival

The event, held at Monte Sano State Park, welcomes 150 artists from across the region and Arts Huntsville says a team of more than 100 volunteers is needed to help the festival run smoothly.

Last chance to complete Huntsville music city survey

Let us hear from you by taking the Huntsville Music City Survey. Please note that the survey will close at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 10.

Fifth Annual 9/11 Honor Walk to be held in Huntsville

The Fifth Annual 9/11 Honor Walk is set to be held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center on September 9.

  Superhero Day in Athens recognizes children battling cancer

The city of Athens is preparing an event meant to recognize kids who are fighting an a painful illness.

Tennessee Valley BBQ special to air on WAFF 48

Your mouth will be watering over these slow-smoked favorites.

Red Panda paints at the Birmingham Zoo

Photos from the Birmingham Zoo show a red panda performing a special talent - painting!

Heart Gallery Waiting Child: Hayden

Hayden is 13 years and is a lovable, friendly boy.

48th Annual St. William Seafood Festival being held in Guntersville

St. William Catholic Church in Guntersville will be hosting the 48th Annual Seafood Festival on Saturday.

Huntsville hosting "Restaurant Week"

If you're a foodie, this is your week.

Madison teachers prepare for new school year

Back-to-school is a rush not just for kids and parents, but teachers as well.

Warriors to the Workforce job fair coming to Huntsville

We're about a week out from the Warriors to Workforce job fair.

Books-a-Million holding "Penny-per-Page" promotion

Books a Million is offering a "Penny-per-Page" promotion on August 1.

Heart Gallery: Ethan and Austin

Ethan is 16 years old and his brother, Austin, is 15 years old.

Watch 'Trail of Hope - The Journey to Equality' online, on the WAFF Roku app

"Trail of Hope - The Journey to Equality" documentary traces the path of the civil rights struggle through churches, courthouses, jail cells and other historic sites across the South.

Annual sales tax holiday approaching in AL

The annual sales tax holiday is coming up.

Host a neighborhood meeting for Decatur's National Night Out

The Decatur Police Department will host a number of pop-up community meetings to celebrate the 35th anniversary of National Night Out. The community meetings will be an open forum for the public to ask police about a number of issues and topics impacting Decatur. You can email Decatur Police Officer J. Jones or contact by phone at (256) 341-4660 if you are are interested in hosting a community meeting in your neighborhood. National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 7. &nbs...

"Run for the Fallen" completes Huntsville leg

Roughly ten runners went through Huntsville to honor those lost in the Global War on Terrorism on Saturday.

DeKalb County preparing for "Run for the Fallen'

America's "Run for the Fallen" will be making it's way through the Tennessee Valley this weekend.

Copy-4th of July celebrations across North Alabama

Cities across North Alabama will celebrate the 4th of July with festivals and fireworks.

Guntersville Hydrofest resumes this weekend

Hydrofest was canceled Friday because of the weather. It will reopen Saturday and Sunday.

Stop the excuses and startup with UrbanEngine

Starting your own business is a great thing, perhaps the greatest of things, and thanks to a bevy of local resources it has become more approachable.

Autumn Evening with Friends, Inc. fundraiser

Friends Inc., an organization that provides support for those living with a serious illness or disability, is holding its annual fundraiser this October.

SLIDESHOW: Clear the Shelters a huge success

WAFF 48, in partnership with NBC, is proud to champion the nationwide "Clear the Shelters" campaign in an effort to place pets in good homes. This August we will be showcasing animal shelters across North Alabama, and alerting you to ways you can help.