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Man accused of firing shots at Fayetteville Police officers
A multi-department manhunt ends in the early morning hours in Fayetteville
Mike Brown and
Published June 18, 2019 at 10:17 AM
Dirty dishes, flies and kids in the kitchen: Your June 14th Kitchen Cops Report
Restaurants all around the Valley are fighting their annual summer battle with insect invaders. Some are more successful than others.
Published June 14, 2019 at 10:14 AM
Local WWII veterans share stories after returning home from 75th anniversary trip
Photos and raw interviews with D-Day veterans who came home to Huntsville Monday night.
Chris Joseph and
Published June 11, 2019 at 10:56 AM
Dirty drinks at the DQ: Your June 7th, 2019 Kitchen Cops report
We have a round up of scores from eight counties in north Alabama.
Published June 10, 2019 at 10:38 AM
New downtown shuttle bus service debuts Monday in Decatur
The 13 stop loop begins and ends at the library on Cherry Street
Published June 8, 2019 at 1:49 AM
Dolly Parton on what’s new in Pigeon Forge
Legendary entertainer chats with WAFF on new restaurant, theme park expansion
Mike Brown and
Published June 6, 2019 at 9:10 AM
Jamie Kennedy sits down with Kim Essex ahead of Stand Up Live debut
The Hollywood veteran has some fun in the WAFF 48 studios
Published May 31, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Turtle trouble leads to low score: Your May 31st Kitchen Cops Report
One local restaurant's pets get them in trouble with the health department.
Published May 31, 2019 at 5:59 AM
Protecting Your Family: Is your child ready to be left home alone?
We asked an expert to weigh in on this important milestone
Haley Baker and
Published May 30, 2019 at 4:45 AM
Pres. Trump on AL Senate race: “Roy Moore cannot win”
In a series of early morning tweets, President Trump urged Republicans in Alabama to find another candidate to rally behind.
Published May 29, 2019 at 6:58 AM
Kitchen Cops: Bare hands on burger buns and a missed chance for redemption in Madison
A former low performer in Madison gets a second chance, but earns another bad score. Meanwhile, bare hands on a burger bun mean a low score in the county.
Published May 24, 2019 at 8:11 AM
“We’re going to make sure he never breathes free air again” - Morgan Co. man sentenced to 438 years for sex crimes
A Morgan County man will spend the rest of his life in prison, after being sentenced for 8 felony sex crimes on Tuesday
Published May 22, 2019 at 9:03 AM
Moldy BBQ in the Shoals and redemption for Shoney’s in Athens; Your May 17th Kitchen Cops report
One month ago, the Athens Shoney's had one of the lowest scores we've ever seen. Now, there's been a huge jump.
Published May 17, 2019 at 10:29 AM
Kitchen Cops find insects, toddlers and dirty plates this week
Several popular restaurants find themselves on the poor performers list
Published May 10, 2019 at 8:40 AM
Victim identified in DeKalb County fatal shooting
A man was shot and killed on County Road 20 near the Skirum community.
Published May 7, 2019 at 10:19 PM
Kitchen Cops of May 3rd, 2019: Dirty dishes, roaches and rodents
With 62 inspections in the Madison County area, inspectors had plenty of problems to write up this week.
Published May 3, 2019 at 10:14 AM
Vape by a crock pot & droppings in the stock room - Your Kitchen Cops Report for April 26th, 2019
We’re digging in to more than 200 inspection reports from across north Alabama this week. We’ll start in Madison County, where one hot spot at Bridge Street is getting our attention, yet again.
Published April 26, 2019 at 9:55 AM
Setting the tone and getting help: Expert shares tips on preventing & coping with bullying
The recent death of Nigel Shelby, a Huntsville High School freshman, has renewed discussion about critical topics in north Alabama like bullying in schools, and the dangers some young people face for being openly gay.
Trent Butler and
Published April 26, 2019 at 9:24 AM
Shocker at Shoney’s - Athens location gets lowest Kitchen Cops score in weeks
A summary of health inspection reports from six north Alabama counties
Published April 19, 2019 at 10:25 AM
Federal prosecutor weighs in on doctor opioid busts, state prison problems
US Attorney Jay Town talks with WAFF 48 about doctors arrested in a recent opioid bust and Alabama's prison issues that are getting attention from federal investigators
Mike Brown and
Published April 19, 2019 at 9:36 AM
Well known names hit with low scores - Your April 5th, 2019 Kitchen Cops report
Your weekly round-up of health department restaurant scores around north Alabama
Published April 5, 2019 at 11:08 AM
Huntsville Speedway ready for 60th season
A preview of the action coming to the Huntsville Speedway in 2019.
Published March 29, 2019 at 10:26 AM
Bare hands, rodent droppings and lots of low scores in this week’s Kitchen Cops report
Some troubling phrases in this week's inspection notes really jumped out at us.
Published March 15, 2019 at 3:30 AM
Bridge Street bar bombs inspection: Your March 8th Kitchen Cops Report
It's the third visit at Bar Louie this year, and the problems just seem to keep getting worse.
Published March 8, 2019 at 10:09 AM
Hartselle family escapes house fire, explosion
A house fire and explosion in Hartselle caused minor injuries, according to police.
Published February 22, 2019 at 6:10 PM
February 22nd Kitchen Cops: Perfect 100’s in Jackson County, roaches rule elsewhere
Some special schools set the bar high, and a bar in Huntsville has a lot of problems to fix
Published February 22, 2019 at 4:03 AM
Angry in Alabama? State ranks high in new “7 Deadly Sins” list
Find out how the new study ranks states by sin, and where Alabama ranks
Published February 21, 2019 at 6:10 AM
Limestone County deputies arrest third suspect in furniture tossing high-speed chase
A wild chase unfolded in Limestone County Monday night.
Mike Brown and
Published February 20, 2019 at 9:32 AM
Dirty hands & dirty dishes in this week’s Kitchen Cops Report
Several restaurants were written up for hand washing issues this week, and one owner fires back at the system that gave him the lowest score on the list.
Published February 18, 2019 at 10:40 AM
Food prep workers get too handsy in this week’s Kitchen Cops report
Several spots written up for employees touching food with bare hands
Published February 8, 2019 at 11:27 AM
North Alabama ‘attack squirrel’ suspect posts video while on the run...with another squirrel
Huntsville property inspections running into manpower challenges in summer months
Huntsville police searching for suspects in grocery store robbery
WAFF 48 Digital Staff
Woman to train dogs to sniff cancer
Two teenagers shot in east Birmingham housing community