Florence City Schools searching for new communications coordinator

78 years after the Pearl Harbor attack, another recently identified sailor is laid to rest

  Florence kids program needs back-to-school help

  Sidney’s Safe Foundation in need of food donations

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

Sprint customer accounts reportedly breached by hackers through Samsung website

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Dozens of Pilot whales come ashore on Ga. beach

  ’Wells eventually run dry’: Fears raised over water quality with incoming Lincoln County chicken houses

  Decatur mayor, councilman at odds over 3M landfill testing

  Teen charged with arson in Fayetteville public housing fire

  Pedestrian in critical condition after hit & run near Huntsville Hospital

Sobering stats about seat belt use

  Huntsville woman impersonated reporter to see Apollo 11 launch

A Huntsville woman came up with a different way to watch the Apollo 11 launch.

  Slow down! Operation Southern Shield underway

If you're driving anywhere in the southeast this week, you may want to pump the brakes and check the speed limit.

  ‘It shocked me very much’: Neighbors on guard after deadly shooting in Ardmore

Madison County investigators continue to piece together what led to a 72-year-old woman being shot and killed in Ardmore Tuesday morning.

  More accusers come forward in lawsuit against Decatur doctor

Four more accusers have come forward in a sexual assault lawsuit filed against Decatur rheumatologist Dr. Michael Dick.

  New law requires Alabama bail bondsmen be licensed

  Date ends in home invasion for Huntsville man who met lady on app

ADECA moves surplus property auctions online

  Girl Scouts adding 48 new badges

  Florence father arrested after child found wandering streets alone

  Coroner identifies man killed in south Huntsville house fire

Police: Worker loading ATMs with cash pocketed $100K instead

State authorities say a Florida worker in charge of loading cash into ATMs stole more than $100,000 from the machines instead

  Driver in fatal Decatur wreck had meth, police say

Decatur police have arrested the driver that caused a fatal five-vehicle wreck.

  Suicide call leads to standoff at Madison apartment complex

A standoff at a Madison apartment complex is over. And the subject is in critical condition.

Donald Watkins Sr. sentenced to 60 months in prison, Watkins Jr. sentenced to 27 months following multi-million dollar investment fraud and bank fraud scheme

The judge also ordered Watkins Sr. to pay restitution of over $14 million.

New veteran health care laws and rules

A solution for vets who live nowhere near the nearest VA Clinic.

New auto supplier building plant, bringing jobs to Alabama

Motus Integrated Technologies will build a $15 million facility and hire approximately 90 employees.

  Memorial fountain will honor NASA retirees

Former Marshall Space Flight Center employees will be honored with a new memorial fountain at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Diapers among items included in Alabama tax-free weekend

Non-school items like diapers and office supplies are also included in Alabama's 2019 tax-free weekend.

Athens & Decatur featured prominently in music video

Alabama Shakes lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard is coming out with a solo album and part of that includes a new music video shot in Decatur and Athens.

  U.S. Space & Rocket Center launches 5,000 model rockets to break world record

On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center launched 5,000 model rockets simultaneously to break a Guinness Book of World Records.

  Deputies investigating shooting death in Ardmore

Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a shooting death that happened at a home on Elkwood Section Road.

  Area school officials say Education Trust Fund appropriations a nice surprise

Area public schools are set to get more than $5 million for the state’s Education Trust Fund.

  Cypress kayak/canoe launch reopens in Florence

The area was previously closed while a crew built a perimeter fence around the parking lot.

  Metallica releasing children’s book

Metallica is releasing a Children’s book titled The ABC’s of Metallica.

  Sailing museums coming to Florence

They are set to arrive at the the Florence Harbor Marina. Starting on Wednesday, you can take your family to tour the sailing museums.

  Mayor tells Kirby: ‘You’re a nut!’ after councilman suggests independent water tests

Kirby is proposing hiring an independent agency to test Decatur's water.

BBB: Watch out for summer event scams

But before you give out your credit card information online, be careful.

Tennessee governor wants to change law that requires him to declare a day for Nathan Bedford Forrest

Governor Lee will work with state lawmakers to change the law.

  State health department says more West Nile virus cases expected

Above normal rain so far this year is creating more breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the prime virus host.

  Music from the Moon winner records at FAME Recording Studios

Maiah Wynne won the Music from the Moon competition with a song titled “Show the World.”

  Guntersville City Council adopts ordinance that limits commercial animal sales

You can add another city to the growing list of north Alabama cities where you can no longer buy pets like dogs and cats at pet stores. The Guntersville City Council adopted an ordinance Monday that limits commercial animal sales in the city.

  Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River

A Lauderdale County man has been fighting for his life in the hospital after his wife says a day kayaking with their kids left him with a terrifying infection.

  SEEKING DONATIONS: Decatur church helping with Barry disaster relief

Cody Michael plans on meeting up with a disaster relief organization in Nashville to take thousands of supplies down to southern Louisiana Wednesday.

  ‘We have tremendous growth’: Madison school leaders get firsthand look at city’s new developments

Madison City Schools is on track to have over 12,000 students by the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Superintendent Robby Parker tells WAFF 48 News that almost all of the schools are close to reaching their max capacity. Parker took board members on a tour around the city showing off the growth.

  Guntersville gym owner saves customer’s life

The owner of Benders Gym in Guntersville is being called a hero after saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest.

2 coaches kicked out of Dixie Softball state tourney after fight

The season has come to an unfortunate end for the Opp All-Stars Ponytail team, but it had nothing to do with the group of hardworking 11- and 12-year-old girls.

  Police: Flushing drugs could create ‘meth-gators’ in north Alabama

A drug bust announcement out of Lawrence County, Tennessee came with an atypical warning about the dangers of trying to flush away drug evidence.

  TVA employees weeding and managing aquatic plants at Lake Guntersville

Every summer, employees with TVA manage aquatic plants to not only keep the lake beautiful, but also to make it easier for recreational users to get kayaks and boats in and out of the lake.

  Decatur community remembers beloved sports coach who was murdered

Decatur police say the investigation is ongoing and they have made no arrests so far.

  Man charged with elderly abuse in Fort Payne

54-year-old Michael Mullins is being held on $55,000 bond.

Alabama state parks offering free admission on Friday

Alabama State Parks are offering free admission on July 19 to celebrate the state's bicentennial.

  Small earthquake hits near Huntsville

The magnitude 2.3 earthquake's epicenter was 11.3 miles east-northeast of Huntsville.

Verizon says Ala. 3G network issues corrected

Verizon says it has determined a hardware issue was at fault for issues with some of its customers’ ability to make voice calls Monday.

Convicted felons to benefit from new law that removes job barriers

In one example of the red tape a new Alabama law seeks to cut, convicted felons cannot have a cosmetology license even though they are taught cosmetology in prison.

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

2 arrested in drug raids in Morgan County

Investigators tell us that Torris Turner was arrested on Morrow Street in Hartselle and Devin McGuire was caught on Sandlin Road in Decatur.

Redstone Federal Credit Union to hold Crime Stoppers Auction

There will be both a silent and live auction on items like jewelry, memorabilia and vehicles.

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

  FBI reports rise in sextortion cases involving kids

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is warning parents about the rise in sextortion cases involving minors.

  Police investigating armed robbery at Petro South gas station on University Drive

Surveillance video shows three suspects with their faces covered, holding guns, demanding the cashier to give them all the money in the register.

  Blocked crossings raise concerns for medics in Sheffield

Sometimes these blockages can last for at least 10 minutes, which can be the difference when only seconds matter.

  Coffee mugs sold at Bed Bath and Beyond recalled due to burn and laceration hazards

150,000 mugs sold at Bed Bath and Beyond are being recalled due to burn and laceration hazards!

  Protein bars sold at Walmart and Target recalled due to possible undeclared allergens

Pro-Bar issued a recall about the possible presence of undeclared milk and soy allergens

  Blount County chase leads to officer-involved shooting

The suspect made his way towards Albertville on Highway 75. We got video from a viewer named Megan Veal that shows the chase headed through Albertville.

  Police investigating early morning shooting on Ashland Drive in Huntsville

Investigators tell us two people were involved. At least one has a gunshot wound.

Ala. teen becomes troop’s first African-American Eagle Scout

Raphael Andre’ Pruitt, also known as Dre', is having a huge 2019.

  ‘I felt the jaw snap, then ran for help,' says Florida teen after surviving a shark attack

The Sarasota high school student says she didn’t see the shark, but felt the jaw snap. That’s when she ran towards shore yelling for help.

Teenager in critical condition after shooting in Tuscaloosa

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that has left a teenager in critical condition.

Man recovering after being struck by lightning in Lauderdale County

A 70-year-old man is recovering after being struck by lightning on Saturday in Lauderdale County.

“He didn’t say anything strange,” Madison woman warns others after almost getting scammed on Facebook

What started out as a harmless Facebook message almost cost Laura Cruz hundreds of dollars. Cruz received a message on Facebook from someone she thought was her friend offering her prize money.

Talladega man throws meth out of an Atlanta high rise

A man from Alabama was arrested in Atlanta after allegedly making it "rain meth" by tossing drugs out of a high rise balcony.

Auburn University to pay former president Leath $4.5 million over next 3 years

Just nearly three weeks ago, Leath and the university parted ways "after extensive discussions about the university’s leadership.”

Professional wrestler Jeff Hardy arrested in Myrtle Beach

Professional wrestler Jeff Hardy was arrested in Myrtle Beach Saturday morning, according to the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Auburn to pay departed president $4.5 million over 3 years

Auburn University paying departed president $4.5 million for 3 years remaining on contract

Woman killed in overnight boating crash on Alabama River

The boat struck a tree overhanging the river, an ALEA Commander Capt. says.

  Advocates hold vigil for immigrant rights at Huntsville’s City Hall

Roughly 50 people joined thousands across the country voicing opposition to conditions at the southern border.

  Falkville selects interim police chief

Falkville’s interim police chief is Aaron Burgess.