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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.

  Authorities investigating homicide after body found in Jackson County

Scottsboro police arrest man in TN child rape case

State school board member tours Guntersville school system

Holiday thieves get early start on thefts from Albertville porches

Authorities searching for missing Grant woman

Work could begin soon to repair leaking Arab sewer system

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  State seeking to permanently close leaking Marshall County garbage dump

Marshall Co. sheriff’s officials say they’ll pay $22K for toilet paper after Commission rejects payment

Marshall County EMA seeking new radios to better communicate during disasters

When burglary attempt in Boaz fails, man steals family Gator

Marshall County native making it big on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Residents come together in Marshall County to honor veterans

  Marshall County artist finds love of painting school walls

Schools are trading in their solid color walls for something more vivid.

Veterans honored at luncheon in Scottsboro

Veterans in Scottsboro were honored Friday in advance of Veterans Day.

Asbury Elementary reading champ wins trip to Iron Bowl

The results of Alabama’s largest reading competition are in, and one young Alabama fan is now heading to the Iron Bowl.

Woman arrested in largest heroin bust in Marshall County, AL history

It’s being called the largest heroin bust in Marshall County ever.

  Student charged with threatening to shoot up his school in Jackson County

Federal jury convicts Marshall Co. man for distributing meth

Republicans sweep Democrats out of all local offices in Marshall, DeKalb counties

DeKalb County sheriff-elect promises change, cooperation with area police departments

Rosalie residents prepare for storms in light of deadly tornado 2 years ago

Anglers from across the world come to Guntersville for FLW Costa national championship

  Jackson County looking to save money and give new life to county’s longest bridge

Officials in Jackson County are looking to save taxpayer dollars by using a method to extend the life of an old bridge. It’s called hydrodemolition.

Teen girl struck by car in Marshall County

A 15-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle on Halloween night.

Toilet paper dispute continues between Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, County Commission

A battle is brewing in Marshall County between the sheriff's office and County Commission over toilet paper.

Wife of lieutenant governor candidate Will Ainsworth injured in gun accident

Will Ainsworth, the Republican candidate for Alabama lieutenant governor, says his wife was injured in a firearms incident Tuesday.

Scottsboro judge facing reckless endangerment charges

A Jackson County municipal judge will soon find himself on the other side of the bench following his arrest on reckless endangerment charges.

Missing New Market man found in Jackson County

A man from Madison County who went missing in Jackson County has been found safe.

  Douglas police need help finding person who tried to burn dog to death

Police in one small Marshall County town need your help to find those responsible for lighting a dog on fire.

Malnourished dogs in Jackson County recovering

Two malnourished dogs seized in Jackson County are continuing their recovery.

Marshall County woman indicted for child pornography

A Marshall County woman is facing charges for producing child pornography.

Scottsboro to have its first Cemetery Stroll this weekend

The city of Scottsboro will have its first-ever Cemetery Stroll where the dead will come back to life to tell their story.

Senior citizens attend health fair in Jackson County

Some senior citizens in Jackson County took the opportunity today to learn more about their health at the annual Senior Health Fair.

Marshall County Commission concerns with sheriff’s office spending include overtime, toilet paper

The Marshall County commission is concerned about overspending in the Sheriff’s budget, everything from overtime pay to toilet paper.

Jackson County couple arrested on animal cruelty charges

Two people have been charged in Jackson County after two dogs were found severely malnourished.

Man arrested in Boaz home invasion

A man is facing charges after a home invasion in Boaz Tuesday night.

Man claims jailer facilitated his assault while he was jailed in Marshall County

A Marshall County man has worked out an early release from the county jail after he was seriously assaulted by two inmates. The man claims that a jailer allowed it to happen and was later terminated for it.

Marshall County Schools superintendent approves then cancels Velcro Pygmies concert fundraiser

The Marshall County school superintendent is coming under fire from some parents for approving a fundraising concert only to cancel it just two weeks before the event.

Boaz adds additional school resource officer, needs one more to have presence at all schools

The city of Boaz is joining a list of schools in Sand Mountain adding school resource officers to their schools.

Guntersville working to tighten regulations on short term rental properties

The city of Guntersville is looking to curb neighborhood problems with short term rentals.

Suspect hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says that the incident, which began as a traffic stop, took place just before 9 p.m. between Henager and Ider.

Third graders with winning smiles to help state promote oral health

A third-grade boy and girl will win the ‘Share Your Smile with Alabama’ contest, making them the featured attraction in upcoming state marketing promoting flossing and brushing.

AL Supreme Court upholds conviction of man sentenced in wife, unborn child’s murder

This was the first to be prosecuted in Alabama under the Brody Act, which says that a person may be prosecuted for murder of an unborn baby who is killed.

Hazmat operation concludes at Guntersville poultry processing plant

A nearly 36 hour long saga is over as crews are now cleaning up and preparing to go home after a fire and gas leak at a Guntersville poultry processing plant.

  Longtime DeKalb County BBQ restaurant closing after 25 years

Residents are saddened a popular barbeque restaurant in DeKalb county is closing after 25 years in business.

Fire at Pilgrim’s Pride chicken plant due to ammonia leak

Pilgrims Pride Chicken Plant in Guntersville broke out in flames early this morning.

DeKalb County school resource officers now staffed at all school campuses

DeKalb County will soon have a school resource officer at all of their 13 campuses. Thursday, officials announced plans to fill the vacancies at the remaining two campuses where there are none.

3 possible cases of polio-like illness in Alabama

A mysterious polio-like disease has parents worried across the nation and in Alabama.

Guntersville bringing two live concerts to Hydrofest 2019

They're already preparing for professional boat racing in Guntersville for next summer.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to piece together what happened after a woman was found lying on a road suffering from severe stab wounds.

Man admits shooting Albertville bear, officials say

Alabama Game & Fish officials say a bear seen around Albertville appears to have been shot.

Jackson County sheriff opposes plan to replace armed security at courthouse with unarmed security

The Jackson County Commission is moving toward removing armed security in the courthouse and replacing it with unarmed.

Attorney for Guntersville murder victims says families are frustrated with pardon and parole

Alabama’s governor has placed a moratorium on early release of dangerous state inmates. A triple murder in Guntersville is one reason why.

Jackson County woman charged with assaulting first responders who came to help her

A Jackson County woman is now out on bond after being arrested for assaulting three first responders who came to help her.

Professional haunted attraction to open year round in Scottsboro

A professional haunted house in Jackson County now plans to say open year round, not just during the scariest month of the year.

Multiple bear sightings in Albertville this week

Albertville police say the received two bear reports on Thursday.

Florida native living in Albertville sending hurricane relief to hometown

An Albertville man is on a mission to provide help to victims of Huricane Michael.

Power crews from Albertville head out to help restore power in Florida

The city of Albertville and other north Alabama cities are now sending crews to help out with restoring power in south Alabama, south Georgia, and the panhandle of Florida.

Attorney for Guntersville capital murder victims wants families to be heard at Montgomery meeting

Family members want their voices heard at a meeting in Montgomery scheduled for next week regarding a man now facing capital murder charges in Guntersville.

Industrial accident victim’s family files wrongful death suit in Marshall County

The family of a construction worker who died in an industrial accident in Marshall County has now filed a wrongful death suit.

  Marshall County corrections officer arrested on contraband, drug charges

A Marshall County corrections officer was arrested Saturday evening after coming on duty in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Jackson County man charged with impersonating a peace officer

A Jackson county man is in custody and charged with impersonating an officer.

Albertville man sings his way onto ‘The Voice’

21-year-old Colton Smith’s performance of "Alive” by Sia earned him a spot on Jennifer Hudson’s team.

Guntersville community comes together to remember Kendra Bayless

Dozens gathered at Williamson Harris Park in Guntersville Sunday evening to remember a woman barely any of them knew.

DeKalb County couple sues Fort Payne Christian day care over abuse allegations

A DeKalb County couple is suing a day care over the claim that teachers abused their children while in their care.

Scottsboro Main Street program seeks funding source from City Council

A program to help downtown Scottsboro is on it’s way to getting a financial boost. The city council is expected to provide 20 percent of its discretionary tourism money to the Main Street program.

Marshall County Democratic probate judge candidate withdraws from race

The Democratic candidate for probate judge in Marshall County has withdrawn.

City of Arab starts new litter patrol with city inmates

The city of Arab is starting a new program to keep its city streets clean.

Head-on crash in Jackson County kills 1, injures 2

A two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon claimed one life and injured two others.

Bridgeport working to remove mold from police department

A dispatcher recently discovered what appeared to be mold on a portion of the ceiling in the front office.

Missing Boaz teen found in Guntersville

Boaz police say a missing teen has been found.

Man injured in Albertville shooting

Albertville Police responded to Highpoint Grocery in Albertville after a shooting victim was reported there.

Widespread stomach virus hits Valley Head School

Absences at Valley Head School in DeKalb County will be excused for the rest of the week due to a high rate of sickness.

Woodville murder case goes to grand jury

A preliminary hearing concluded Wednesday for a man charged with the murder of a missing Huntsville man. Investigators stated the victim was autistic and that he had just met the man accused of killing him.

Prosecutors in Jackson and Marshall counties crack down on CBD oil

Prosecutors in two northeast Alabama counties are directing law enforcement to be on the lookout for CBD oil. The oil contains small amounts of THC, the active ingredient of marijuana.

Albertville fire marshal investigating suspicious house fire

Investigators are in Albertville after a morning house fire was deemed suspicious.

Indian artifacts slow Fort Payne’s $8 million sewer project

An $8 million major sewer project in Fort Payne is on hold due to the discovery of Indian artifacts.

53-year-old man missing out of Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports that 53-year-old Mike Eakin was last seen on August 13.

Security upgraded at Guntersville High School

Guntersville City Schools is currently working on a security upgrade for the entrance to Guntersville High School.

TVA researching impact of double-crested cormorants on Lake Guntersville

The Tennessee Valley Authority is partnering with Mississippi State University and a number of regional and local groups to determine why double-crested cormorants are taking up permanent residence on islands around Lake Guntersville.