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

“The Big Picture” captures Huntsville’s priorities and vision and it’s driving everything the city is doing moving forward.

  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

Marvel Universe is coming to the VBC

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

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Huntsville Veterans Day Parade canceled due to inclement weather

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

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

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

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

Wreaths for Veterans will happen Nov 14 & 15

  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

Convoy of Hope touches lives in Limestone County

Pet pictures with Santa at Huntsville Animal Services

A New Leash on Life talks Hobbes House

SLIDESHOW: Halloween spirit at Huntsville Hospital

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

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.

Rates for child care subsidies paid by Department of Human Resources to increase

DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner believes the increases will make it easier for low-income working parents to find quality child care.

Enrollment up for Limestone County schools

The increase is reportedly due to the growth of Alabama Connections Academy, which is based in Limestone County.

Calhoun Community College Career Services to Host Fall Job Fair

The Career Services department at Calhoun Community College will host its free Fall Job Fair on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 10 am -1 pm in the Sparkman Building, located on the college’s Huntsville campus.

Decatur 911 operator battling breast cancer gets big surprise

A Decatur 911 operator learned Friday that sometimes a simple act of human kindness can be the best medicine.

Movers for Mutts Wish List

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Huntsville is proud to organize its 1st annual Movers for Mutts collection drive.

Eagle-Owl displayed at Japanese Autumn Fest

Maximus and his gorgeous tiger stripes were on display as part of the Japanese Fall Festival.

Decatur organization collecting supplies for victims in the Carolinas

Volunteers are collecting a wide range of supplies. One item desperately needed? Bug spray.

Firefighters surprise Huntsville woman battling breast cancer

Firefighters went out of their way to surprise a member of the Huntsville Fire and Rescue family! The special moment was meant to brighten the day of a woman battling cancer.

Pink Pint Night a success

Proceeds from the event benefited the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund.

Santa’s Village moving to Huntsville Depot

Santa’s Village will move to the Huntsville Depot. It’s previously been held at Constitution Village.

HPD, Crisis Services touch on resources during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

HPD is shining a light on the issue of domestic violence, sharing information on social media and making sure members of the community know where they can turn for help.

Volunteers needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Shoals

Dozens of children in the Shoals are looking for a mentor and role model in their lives.

Huntsville police support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with fundraising effort

HPD is selling several hundred specially designed shirts for their employees to purchase and wear this month.

Madison fundraiser hopes to send veterans on trips

A fundraiser being hosted in Huntsville is bringing members of the community together with veterans in hopes of sending them on the veterans on trips back to where they served.

“Food & Fellowship Community Day” being held in New Hope

The New Hope Lions Club will be holding their inaugural “Food & Fellowship Community Day” on Thursday.

Resource and job fairs coming to Madison County

Both events will be held at the Madison County Department of Human Resources in Huntsville.

Huntsville making progress in music audit

The city says they hope to develop a music-rich ecosystem to support songwriters and performers.

Blanket and cold gear drive for the homeless

The North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless is asking for your cold gear donations before winter weather settles in across the Tennessee Valley.

“Fall Break” special being offered on pet adoptions in Huntsville

Huntsville Animal Services is offering a $10 adoption special for pets to celebrate Fall Break.