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Huntsville firefighters ask for equal pay

Huntsville firefighters are facing a different kind of battle than they're used to, battling the city over salary. Huntsville firefighters and police officers both put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Now Huntsville firefighters are asking the city to pay the two departments equally. The Huntsville Firefighters Association says many other cities view both jobs as being worth the same amount of salary. WAFF's Tiffaney Bradley has the latest on this salary battle at 6 a.m. on WAFF 48 News Today.

Hit-and-run suspect charged with assault

An officer with Huntsville police tracked a car belonging to a driver involved with a hit and run incident Wednesday. Police responded to the intersection of Memorial Parkway and University Drive around 11:30 a.m. One of the vehicles involved in the collision left the scene, only to be located a short time later by officers. Police say the suspect fought with officers and attempted to grab an officer's gun. The suspect, 22-year-old Devonte Conerly, has been charged with two counts of felony assault on a police officer. Conerly also had a warrant out on a charge of domestic violence. The officer involved in the struggle suffered only minor injuries.

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