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Liz Hurley Ribbon Run registration

The Liz Hurley Ribbon Run is North Alabama’s largest 5K race with 6,500 runners and walkers. Event proceeds benefit the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation, providing the latest in cutting-edge diagnostic technology for the Huntsville Hospital and Madison Hospital Breast

  ‘Twinless Twins’ support convention coming to Huntsville

Penny-a-page promotion returns to Books-A-Million

  Free adult pet adoptions at Huntsville Animal Services

  HydroFest kicks off at Lake Guntersville

  Huntsville police hosting summer reading program for kids

18th annual John Memorial Golf classic benefits mentoring and education programs

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  Autism fundraiser in Huntsville this weekend

  Guntersville Lake HydroFest is this weekend

  Bassmaster tournament brings in anglers, revenue

  New support dog helping children at National Children’s Advocacy Center

Frank Abagnale to share tips on how to avoid fraud and identity theft

Drive-By Truckers to play Decatur in September

  Longtime Huntsville company destroyed in fire cuts the ribbon on new facility

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.

  Armed Forces Celebration Week in Huntsville

Next week, Huntsville will be home to a weeklong celebration of the sacrifices made by America’s armed forces.

  Decatur gym hosting LGBTQ+ fundraiser

In honor of Pride Month, Golden Ape CrossFit in Decatur will host the first OUTWOD event in Alabama.

  Huntsville City Schools auctioning off vehicles

Huntsville City Schools’ property and asset management is auctioning off more than two dozen vehicles in a surplus sale.

  Madison County nonprofit focuses on foster, adoptive families

  Economic impact: Cook Museum sees thousands opening weekend

  Inside look at one of Madison County’s first Scouts BSA all-girls troops

  American Cancer Society hosting 1st Rocket City Best Fest fundraiser

  Cook Museum of Natural Science to open Friday

National Cyber Summit taking place in Huntsville

Concerts in the Park begin this Monday

Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation present the 2019 Concerts in the Park season. Concerts in the Park will be held every Monday evening, June 3rd – August 5th, showcasing a mix of musical genres.

Huntsville Animal Services offering $10 pet adoptions

Huntsville Animal Services is offering a $10 adoption special, June 3-15, on adult pets at the Shelter. Anyone looking for a family pet is encouraged to visit the Animal Shelter instead of purchasing a pet through a breeder.

  YMCA hiring teens this summer

The YMCA wants to help teenagers and young adults get work experience.

  Family water spots open around north Alabama as summer heats up

There are a lot of options for north Alabama families to fend off the summer heat. And they’ve all opened their doors.

  Madison flea market reopens with new name

It’s back in business for dozens of vendors in Madison. The Funky Monkey is reopening with a new name and owner in June

  26th Annual Vision Banquet coming to Von Braun Center in June

This year’s banquet is set to recognize centennial churches that have been around for 100 years or more.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming to TN Valley in September

A walk coming to Huntsville in the fall aims to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

Point Mallard Water Park preps

What we got was an enthusiastic promise that the park is better than ever this year, after sitting dormant all winter.

  HydroFest at Lake Guntersville needs volunteers

If you volunteer, you’ll get a free weekend pass, a HydroFest T-shirt and lunch.

  Madison City Schools hosting food pantry this summer

The district says 20 percent of its students get free or reduced meals, but it does not qualify for federal funding to help keep the food coming during the summer.

  Local instructor explains the health benefits of doing yoga

Brito says that yoga is about trying to find balance in your life, especially if you have multiple activities you’re having to juggle. She adds that it’s a good way to relax and get good energy flowing through your body.

  Steve-O performing comedy show in Huntsville

Actor and comedian Steve-O is in Huntsville May 3-4 to perform at Stand Up Live.

  Mae Jemison senior breaks athletic and academic barriers

Mae Jemison senior Kennedy Young has been the only girl on the Jemison wrestling team for the past two years now.

  Madison County church celebrates 150 years of saving souls

Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church in the Monrovia area has a rich history.

Day of Prayer events set for Thursday

Ministers from numerous churches will speak during the events, which are at Wilson Park in Florence and the Colbert County Courthouse in Tuscumbia.

Plans announced for National Community Development Week in Florence

The city of Florence has announced each day’s plans for National Community Development Week, running April 22-26.

Huntsville road closures leading up to Panoply 2019

In preparation for the annual Panoply of the Arts Festival, the Huntsville Police Department will be closing several streets around Big Spring International Park in Downtown Huntsville.

  Huntsville’s Thin Line Support collecting donations for Mississippi tornado victims

Huntsville’s Thin Line Support group is stepping up to help victim’s of last weekend’s tornado outbreak in Mississippi.

  Huntsville animal rescue group opens thrift store

All proceeds go toward paying vet bills so they can take care of their rescues. And every item you donate is tax-deductible.

  Brett Favre speaking at Huntsville Boys & Girls Club event this summer

Brett Favre is speaking at the Boys & Girls Club Leaders & Legends dinner at the North Hall of Von Braun Center on July 18.

  Hartselle woman opens church and home to people in need

Feeding Families is a nonprofit organization in Hartselle that focuses on assisting people in need.

Huntsville Police Officer and his dog win at USPCA Dog Trials in Chattanooga

Officer Gibbs and his K9 won the PD1 part of the trials which cover attack work, article searches, agility, obedience and person searches.

  “We Rocked the World” trolley tours of Shoals music attractions begin April 27

Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau’s “We Rocked the World” marketing campaign is expanding with a series of guided tours beginning Saturday, April 27.

  Limestone County Schools host Peace Night

Tonight, Limestone County School leaders are holding a PEACE event at 6:30 p.m. at the Limestone County Event Center.

  NCAC Superheroes 5K & Fun Run this Sunday

It’s Child Abuse Awareness Month. This leads up to a massive fundraiser for the National Children’s Advocacy Center annual Superheroes 5K and Fun Run.

  Superheroes Week Tuesday spotlight: Lydia Cole

The aprons these women are sewing unites a group no one really asked to be apart of.

  The passing of the torch at First Missionary Baptist Church

The torch of leadership of First Missionary Baptist Church is passed to the new shephard of the flock.

State Farm Agency partners with a New Leash on Life

For every adoption through A New Leash on Life, Waggoner will donated $10 per quote to a New Leash.

PetSmart offers free Easter photos for pets

Pet parents can bring their fur babies into participating stores across the U.S.

  Autistic Tuscumbia boy creates shirts for autism awareness

Brayden Landers, who is autistic, has raised $600 so far by selling his shirts. The money raised will be donated in honor of Brayden and a little boy named Jackson Chandler from Tuscaloosa.

Florence sets entertainment district weekends

The entertainment districts are portions of downtown that allow the public to carry alcohol outside of businesses in specially marked cups.

  St. Baldrick’s raises money with Live Bald 2019

More than $20,000 was raised thanks to the event.

Second Saturdays return, with changes

Organizers make schedule changes to Second Saturdays in Tuscumbia.

  Decatur clinic offering free health care

If you live in Morgan County, there’s an option for health care that won’t cost a thing.

  River cruises coming to Lake Guntersville in April

Something new is coming to Marshall County this summer for lake lovers. A Guntersville couple is bringing river cruises to Lake Guntersville.

Huntsville gecko could be the next Cadbury “Bunny”

Could a Huntsville pet be featured as the next Cadbury “Bunny”?

Caught on camera: Houston worker survives flying out of construction bucket hit by truck

The utility worker is in stable condition after the impact sent him flying and he dangled upside down and sideways in his safety harness until his coworkers could lower him down.

Thank you for your support: ‘Together for Alabama’ raises over $56K for storm victims

Wednesday’s joint venture between WAFF 48 News, the American Red Cross and broadcasters across the state brought in $56,431 for storm victims.

  Grant Street Church in Decatur helping Lee County Tornado Victims

Members of Grant Street Church in Decatur are working to collect various different items to take to the tornado victims.

Supplies needed to help homeless following heavy rain in the Valley

NACH also says that with even more rain in the forecast for the area, the Grateful Life Emergency Warming Center is going to be open on Sunday, March 3 beginning at 2:00 p.m.

  New planetarium opens at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center unveiled its new, state-of-the-art planetarium. They describe it as a world-class investment on the galactic scale.

Space Minute

WAFF 48 is proud to present, along with our sponsors, a look at the amazing space breakthroughs and technology being developed in north Alabama.

Severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday happening this weekend

Alabama’s eighth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural disaster or

  U.S. Space & Rocket Center hosting world premiere of Apollo exhibit this weekend

The Space & Rocket Center is hosting the world premiere of “Apollo: How We Got To The Moon.”

  ‘Dollar General Baby’ turns 1, visits store where she was born

To celebrate her birthday, her family took her back to the business where she made her surprising entrance into the world.

  New Orthopedic & Spine Tower continues to take shape at Huntsville Hospital

It is Huntsville Hospital’s biggest project in nearly four decades.

  Workers putting finishing touches on new multimillion dollar Florence Middle School

Florence Middle School students and faculty members are just days away from a big move. Workers are putting finishing touches on the new multimillion dollar new Florence Middle School.

  Russellville High School hosts largest high school blood drive in northwest Alabama

It was a big day for Russellville High as they hosted the largest high school blood drive in northwest Alabama Tuesday.

Free nutrition classes for busy Huntsville families start this week

Healthy Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital are offering six free “Good Nutrition for Busy Families” classes, starting Feb. 12. These one hour classes are taught by Huntsville Hospital Wellness Center Registered Dietician Nutritionists Anna Key and Juliana Wright.

  Upcoming job fair in Huntsville geared at providing many with new career path

Are you someone who has been laid off or have you been out of the workforce for a while and you're looking to get back in?

  Hampton Cove parents voice concerns over flu outbreak

In Hampton Cove, the flu has been wreaking havoc in classrooms. In recent weeks, it's led to multiple sickouts, causing students to miss out on lessons.

Sparkman schools raise more than $20k for its classrooms

The PTA and PTO of all the Sparkman family schools came together Sunday to fund raise in a unique way.

  Huntsville boy battling Stickler Syndrome gets to be police officer for a day

Ian has battled stickler syndrome for quite some time now. This rare connective tissue disorder greatly affects Ian’s sight and his hearing.

  Latest on new AL School of Cyber Technology & Engineering

Do you have what it takes to lead the new statewide magnet school coming to Huntsville- the first of its kind in the nation?

National Children’s Advocacy Center looking for local superheroes

National Children’s Advocacy Center Looking For Local Superheroes

Black History Month on WAFF 48

February is national Black History Month and WAFF 48 is proud to showcase African-American leaders from across the Tennessee Valley on-air and online.

  Not Alone Conference aims to break the stigma of mental health

Breaking the stigma of mental health. That is the goal of the Not Alone Conference happening next month in Albertville and Huntsville.

Cecil Ashburn Drive contractors making headway

The contractor has prepped or cleared 80% of the project site of trees and other debris and has begun debris shredding operations.