McKinley Strother joins the WAFF 48 News team quickly transitioning from behind the camera to an on-air reporter. His passion is storytelling—something that has brought him all the way to the Valley.
In 2016, McKinley graduated from Elizabeth City State University (#HBCUPride) in North Carolina. The year prior, he started working as a producer at WTKR-News 3 in Norfolk, Virginia. The best part of his experience was being able to tell the stories of his hometown. Right now, McKinley is most excited to go from behind the computer to out in the community.
McKinley is a self-proclaimed foodie. If you have any suggestions on the best restaurants let him know!! Or the best hot yoga studios—a second love of his.
McKinley made the 15-hour drive from Virginia to Alabama in October 2017 and is excited to call the Tennessee Valley his new home.
A familiar family-based printing company devastated by a fire nearly two years ago opened a new facility Wednesday. Allied Digital Printing owners and staff cut the ribbon on the new brand new building where the company has stood for three decades.
The Decatur City Council unanimously voted to buy a new plaque that honors a local football team. The dominating "Rough Riders" team were trailblazers on and off the field during the late 1950′s and 1960′s. Last summer, the city honored them with a plaque that has 4 of the 55 names misspelled.
Filing your taxes is for some a stressful time of year, but the joy comes if you get a return. This year, some people are reporting they have yet to receive their Alabama tax return. Although, the Alabama Department of Revenue says there is no backlog.
Point Mallard representatives and Decatur Public Safety officials released a promised public safety improvement plan for the water park in response to a shooting on June 1st that left two people injured.
Downtown Decatur continues to evolve as the wave of growth across the Tennessee Valley flows into the river city. Now, parking has become a serious concern for city leaders. This week, the Morgan County Commission agreed to pay part of a traffic study along with Decatur City.
The Madison City Council approved 5-2 Monday night a deal that will bring 399 town-homes near the downtown area of the city. District 4 council member Greg Shaw voted against the agreement and District 3 council member Teddy Powell abstained.
Over the last year, Huntsville City Schools leaders have worked tirelessly to turn around financial shortcomings and mishaps. In their latest move that they believe will save the system nearly $9 million, teachers and support staffers have been given the pink slip.
Getting a new hairstyle can cost upwards of several hundred dollars, but when you swipe thousand dollar wigs right off the mannequin it’s a lot cheaper. A familiar group hit two Huntsville hair stores in the past couple of weeks. Most recently running off with a wig that cost around $900.
As thousands are preparing to Rock the South, Allyson Parker is stuck between a rock and a hard place. The Elkmont woman says someone "scammed" her out of several festival tickets and hundreds of dollars.
Downtown Decatur continues to grow with the opening of the new Cook Museum of Natural Sciences schedules for June 7. As workers add the finishing touches, city leaders are making sure there is more than enough space for the increased traffic expected in the area.
Fayetteville leaders are working to breed more life into the historic downtown square. At a recent Board of Alderman meeting, they hired a firm that will conduct a multi-phase study to provide a template of the future.
Graduation season is a special time of year for all graduates yet the next phase of life can be stressful because of mounting student loan debt. For two local graduates, they are entering that next chapter of life debt free!
Schools out and so is the principal at Mae Jemison High School in Huntsville. In the three years that the school has been open, this is the third principal to resign. Board members say each time has been unique but mainly up to the administrator. Students and parents are seeking more answers.
A Madison flea market is closing its doors after years of service, according to longtime vendors. Though, they tell 48 News the handling of the closure has resulted in bad checks and left them out of thousands of dollars.
The Alabama Senate passed a bill that hopes to reverse low recruitment and boost moral for first responders across Alabama. Many public safety agencies source these issues to low pay and lesser benefits.
In the wake of three Tennessee Valley doctors wrapped up in a federal sting, their patients are left with figuring out what to do next. When calling the office isn’t successful, the Alabama Sate Board of Medical Examiners says to give them a call.
In a rare move, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson invited the media to see body cam and surveillance footage from inside Athens High School when students, parents and law enforcement engaged in a brawl-like altercation.