Limestone - Morgan

  Records: Most Decatur employees don’t live within the city

They are living outside of the city, as far away as Foster Mills, Georgia, and Joelton, Tennessee.

Authorities searching for Athens man in four-wheeler theft

Deputies share advice on pawn shop purchases

Athens woman charged with stabbing boyfriend in stomach

Family drops lawsuit over teen killed by Priceville police officer

Justin Barley named Hartselle’s new police chief

Hartselle PD: Another car stolen while warming up

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  Man catches massive catfish in Decatur, AL

8-year-old girl celebrates birthday by raising money for hospice care

Man gets life in prison without parole for 2013 murder of roommate in Decatur

Decatur man gets four life sentences for armed robbery spree

Athens Fire & Rescue, local sponsors treat kids to Christmas early

Athens City Council approves rezoning; apartment development moves forward

WAFF 48 Can-A-Thon results

We now have the results from the WAFF 48 Can-A-Thon.

Decatur shoe repairman receives Christmas surprise after thieves stole his equipment

Sisters from Iowa and New York mailed the Decatur shoe repairman a $5,000 check after they heard about his misfortune.

  $14.2 million highway grant will fund key Decatur overpass

A massive federal grant will fund a new overpass in Decatur that will help with economic development and safety improvements.

ID sought for masked man who robbed Decatur loan business

A man with his face covered robbed Alabama Title Loan on 6th Avenue in Decatur.

Decatur man accused of biting bottom lip off victim

Kitchen Cops - Roaches in a Dairy Queen and hot water issues at a local jail

Man charged with indecent exposure in Athens parking lot

Hartselle man remembers George H.W. Bush and the times their lives crossed paths

Efforts ramping up to draw Mazda Toyota suppliers

Limestone County man killed by vehicle while checking mail

  Decatur shoemaker’s equipment stolen during ‘busy’ season

Jim Blackburn has been selling repairing and shining shoes since the 1950s. This week, the Huntsville native is considering lacing up his last shoe after thieves stole thousands of dollars in equipment.

Police: Don’t leave cars to warm up

In Hartselle, thieves were on the lookout to seize such an opportunity and they took off in a woman's car last week.

Athens-Limestone Hospital hosts ribbon cutting for outpatient surgery tower

The new tower is designed to make surgeries quicker and smoother.

Suspect sought after teen shot multiple times in Decatur

Decatur police are searching for a suspect in a shooting investigation.

7 charged in theft from mentally ill inmate in Limestone County Jail

Seven people are facing charges after allegedly playing a big role in a Limestone County home burglary, and the victim is also behind bars.

Sippin Cider Festival: Annual event returns Dec. 8

Set for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, the eighth annual event offers an evening of roasting marshmallows, special activities for children, visits with Santa, door-prize giveaways and, of course, plenty of cider prepared by downtown merchants.

Local police department donates more than $4K to teen who’s battling cancer

After battling cancer for more than five months, Hartselle teen Kooper Rooks, got to come home for the first time Sunday.

‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect wanted in Decatur

Brandon Lewis is wanted on multiple warrants, including third-degree robbery.

Missing Madison man with dementia has been found

A Madison man with dementia was reported missing Friday and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office wants your help to find him.

What the duck? Fowl situation in this week’s Kitchen Cops report

Far East Market on South Parkway in Huntsville was docked points when inspectors found a live duck on the property.

Report: Decatur man found not guilty of murdering girlfriend’s brother

Frank Harper Franklin had been charged with murder in the shooting death Kevin Bell of Athens in 2016.

Deputies: Elkmont man led vehicle pursuit because he was late for work, wanted a biscuit

A deputy attempted to stop a pickup truck for speeding on Piney Chapel Road when the driver fled.

Athens woman wanted for stealing from elderly man in hospital; boyfriend arrested

An Athens woman is wanted by the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly taking cash and property from an elderly man’s home while he was in the hospital.

Decatur ready to bring out ‘Christmas spirit’ with parade

Firetrucks, police cars, high school bands and dozens of floats will travel along Second Avenue and Bank Street on Monday in the annual Decatur Christmas Parade.

ALEA pushes for driver’s license renewals online

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is sending out a new push to get people to renew their driver’s licenses online instead of standing in line at the probate office.

Dozens attend PEACE student safety night in Decatur

The Alabama State Department of Education’s Prevention and Services hub held their regional community meeting on school and student safety. Dozens of parents, educators and students packed Beltline Church of Christ in Decatur Tuesday.

Limestone County woman accused of hiding meth pipe in baby’s dirty diaper; boyfriend sought

A Lester man is wanted after fleeing from investigators on foot Monday, leaving his girlfriend and their 5-month old child sitting inside a stolen rental truck. The woman was subsequently arrested.

ALDI rolls out Instacart in Huntsville, Decatur, Florence

ALDI announced today that online grocery shopping is now available through Instacart is available in Huntsville, Decatur and Florence.

Limestone County Sheriff’s Office searching for burglary suspects

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office say a suspect burglarized the Limestone County District 1 tool shed and several vehicles inside between 4 a.m. - 5 a.m. on Saturday.

Fugitive arrested in Decatur standoff accused of trying to kill state trooper

Authorities have arrested a suspect after a brief standoff in Decatur Friday afternoon.

Report: Athens matricide suspect served time for paralyzing teen in Indiana

An Athens man accused of killing his mother this week has previously served time in Indiana.

Workers concerned about ‘dangerous’ Decatur roadway

People who work at several major factories on McEntire Lane in Decatur are afraid the busy traffic will lead to someone getting hit or worse. Many of them describe the two lane road was ‘dangerous.’

  Suspect sought in Decatur payday loan business robbery

Decatur police are asking for the public’s help tracking down a robbery suspect.

Athens man charged with murdering his mother

Athens police have charged a man whose mother was found dead in their shared home at Roberts Apartments on North Malone Street.

Elkmont father and son arrested for allegedly trying to steal Limestone County Commission vehicle

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office tells us 29-year-old George Morris Pylant, Jr. (“Booger”) and his father 49-year-old George Morris Pylant, Sr. are both facing charges of breaking and entering a vehicle and attempted theft.

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.

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.

Athens animal shelter seeks homes for 16 abandoned puppies

Surveillance video shows two women bundled in heavy coats dropped off the puppies shortly after 7 p.m. They were in a dark-colored Ford Expedition.

App Risk: A WAFF 48 special report

Safety restrictions, what to look for, and the legal side of things, he covers it all but he says protecting your child comes down to one thing.

Suspected serial killer linked to Decatur woman’s murder

The 13-year-old cold case murder of a Decatur woman has finally come to a close.

Limestone County subcontractor returns to unfinished home to steal wiring, deputies say

A residential subcontractor is accused of braking into a home under construction two weeks after leaving his work unfinished.

Decatur Utilities warns of new scam targeting small businesses

Scammers are at it again. Decatur Utilities is warning small business to be aware of a caller who claims the company will disconnect service if an immediate payment is not made over the phone.

Limestone County school board discusses employee suspensions

Some board members, who were familiar with the case, said the driver reacted appropriately under the circumstances. During discussions, it was revealed a child left her seat on the bus and crawled under the seat of the driver.

New Athens High School opening delayed again

The new high school in Athens will not be ready to open Monday as planned.

Limestone County judge renders 40-year sentence in 2015 stabbing

Benjamin Waddle stabbed 35-year-old Michael Peoples to death in 2015 in Tanner.

Judge denies youthful offender status for accused Limestone Co. killer

A teen charged in a brutal murder in Limestone County will be prosecuted as an adult.

Former Decatur pastor released to group home after murder charge

Terry Lee Greer was charged with the Jan. 10, 2013, shooting death of his wife, Lisa Greer, and with the shooting and attempted murder of his daughter, Suzanna.

Limestone County mom sentenced to 40 years for scalding kids in bathtub

A Limestone County mother has learned her fate in prison after admitting that she placed both of her small children in a scalding bath as a form of punishment.

  Alabama state senator sworn in twice, representing Madison, Limestone counties

State Sen. Tom Butler, who represents the citizens in Alabama District 2, was sworn into office on Nov. 13.

Protecting Your Family: Making homes safe for the elderly

It’s important to know falls are the leading cause of injury and injury death of older and aging adults.

Supreme Court clears way for development of former Sweetwater site

The lawsuit was originally filed in Jefferson County, where 119 pleadings taking up 606 pages were filed before it was transferred to Limestone County.

AL driver’s license getting 8th digit

The roughly 5,000,000 Alabama drivers licenses with 7 digits will still be valid.

The Superbowl of Bourbon: Pappy Van Winkle to be released

A line of tents will snake the front of ABC Select Liquor Store on Highway 72 this evening, as bourbon enthusiasts fight to get their frigid hands on a bottle of Pappy Winkle tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.

Work continues on GE plant expansion

According to our news partners at the Decatur daily, this expansion will create over 250 jobs

1 person killed in early morning crash

Limestone County Coroner Mike West said the victim was the driver of a pickup truck, which struck the rear end of a FedEx tractor-trailer. The crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m.

Final defendant convicted in 2013 Decatur murder

The third and final defendant has been convicted in the 2013 murder of 21-year-old James Patrick Travers II.

Man who walked off Morgan County work release charged in shooting, robbery, burglary

A man who left his work release assignment in August is back in custody. And he’s been charged in crimes that occurred during his time at large.

Missing Limestone County teens found

The search is over for two missing teens from Limestone County.

Roaches, rodents & dripping ceilings - Kitchen Cops Report for November 9th

There were some very disturbing conditions at local restaurants and hotels in north Alabama this week.

Finding family through DNA kits

More Americans are discovering long lost family members by using affordable in-home DNA test kits.

Locals respond to BCBS cutting oxycodone coverage

Blue Cross Blue Shield announced Tuesday that they’re stopping coverage for oxycodone and OxyContin beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Meet some of Alabama’s newest representatives, including the state’s youngest

With all of the election winners here in the Tennessee Valley decided, WAFF 48 News caught up with the youngest sitting representative and a former police officer who is now a lawmaker.

Athens man with brain trauma reported missing

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in finding a missing man.

West Limestone lunchroom closed after fire

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

Hartselle police searching for missing teen

Hartselle police are searching for 16-year-old Madison Auen.

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.

Harvest couple arrested in car title-washing scam

Limestone County sheriff’s investigators have arrested a Harvest couple in connection with a recent car title-washing scam.

More charges for suspect in Limestone County shootout

The suspect accused of exchanging gunfire with Limestone County deputies from a stolen vehicle and setting a residence on fire is facing additional charges.