How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate

For some, the debates represent the most important moments in the 2020 campaign’s closing days, a rare opportunity for millions of voters to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side-by-side on prime-time television.

  Huntsville church handing out free boxes of food

  Payton’s Pick: Dad dances outside hospital for son receiving chemo

More cases of coronavirus among students and staff in Madison City Schools

48 Blitz: Week 5 high school football scores & highlights

Tornado touches down in Myrtle Beach, sends beach chairs flying

  City leaders work to boost census response

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Auburn University prepares for a football season unlike any other

  Observe the Moon Night with U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Missing 10-year-old girl from Center Point found safe

  Police Investigating Double Stabbing in Tuscumbia

  Blood centers in desperate need for convalescent plasma

Highway 231 expected to reopen next week

Huntsville-Madison County Chamber celebrates economic development

The Huntsville-Madison County Chamber announced economic development projects that will bring more than 500 jobs and more than $71 million in investment in the community.

Auburn football to honor Pat Dye with helmet stickers

Auburn’s football team will honor late coach Pat Dye with helmet stickers.

Fayetteville City Schools employee tests positive for COVID-19

On September 25, the school district confirmed an employee at Ralph Askins School tested positive for the virus.

STAC seizes ‘Zombie Drug’ in Huntsville

This stimulant is also referred to as the “Zombie Drug” due to the effects it has on its users.

COVID-19 in Alabama: State sees 798 new cases on Thursday

Grand Jury indicts Decatur man on sexual abuse charge

  Benadryl Challenge: FDA warns public about overconsuming allergy medicine

Madison County school bus wreck results in no injuries

New fire station, new chief coming to Decatur; check out renderings of new station

Florence football cancels next 2 games due to COVID-19

  Salvation Army red kettles going virtual this season

This year, the nonprofit will offer a more socially distant way to give back.

  Huntsville City Council approves 2021 budget

City leaders project slightly lower tax revenue next year because of COVID-19 and its after effects, but unanimously passed the FY-21 budget with increases and improvements.

  Benefit concert to support Homicide Survivors Program

Proceeds will help provide Trial and Bereavement manuals to those in the Homicide Survivors Program and to anyone else who needs one.

Students struggle to make a go of college during pandemic

“There’s no doubt that that the impact of of COVID-19 is being felt across the board in public education,” said Gordon Stone, Executive Director of the Higher Education Partnership.

  Superheroes Week 2020: profiling those who protect, heal abused children across the Tennessee Valley

Learn more about superheroes who protect and help heal abused children in our area.

4th grade virtual learner gets suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom

9-year-old Ka Mauri Harrison is a 4th grader at Woodmere Elementary, and this year he’s a virtual learner so his classroom is his bedroom.

  On Halloween, a costume mask is not enough protection from COVID 19

Many parents just want to give their kids a regular night of fun after months of big sacrifices, but there are ways to do it safely.

  City leaders break ground on new Food City in Albertville

A 54,000 square foot Food City grocery store will be built at the marketplace.

  All traditional students at Arab City Schools to return to the classroom

The district has been following a hybrid schedule to return students back to the class in waves.

  Scottsboro movie theater reopens, facing challenges during the pandemic

The silver screens at Hollywood 10 Cinema and Scottsboro remained silent for five months this year.

  Close to 200 people come out to Trump rally in Athens

A crowd came to the Limestone County Convention Center Thursday night to rally for the reelection of President Trump.

  Making sure your absentee ballot counts

A mistake that could just cost you your vote. Our crews took a look into the absentee voting process and common mistakes people make when filling out the form.

  First Responders Train for Mass Casualties

WAFF got an inside look at the action and why it’s crucial for these agencies to practice a drill to this scale.

  Shoals group goes the extra mile for local servers

Shoals group goes the extra mile for local servers

Alabama A&M Confirms 41 Positive Cases of COVID-19

The Alabama A&M COVID-19 Task Force says they are currently monitoring 41 positive cases, including residential and commuter students, faculty, and staff.

  Common Ground Shoals looking for more volunteers

One non-profit in the Shoals area is lending an extra hand for those learning virtually.

Roy Moore suing Gov. Ivey, state health officer over COVID-19 restrictions

The Foundation for Moral Law and Roy Moore filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of Alabama’s state health orders related to COVID-19, the foundation announced.

  Doctor Birx: SEC is ready for football

Doctor Birx traveled to Auburn Thursday

Highlands Medical Center confirms positive COVID-19 cases

Two staff members at Highlands Medical Center tested positive for COIVD-19.

  Two North Alabama High Schools receive national award

The 2020 National Blue-Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony will be held virtually Nov. 12 and 13.

ABC Board plans to end the 11 p.m. alcohol restrictions

Right now Alabama bartenders have to call last call before 11 p.m.

UNA announces football ticketing plan for only home game of the season

University of North Alabama Football announced a ticketing plan for its single home game of the season.

Attalla woman found dead inside burned van

An Attalla woman was found dead in a van that caught fire in front of her home on Country Road.

  WATCH: Bailiff dives over stair railing to try to catch escapee; man still at large

Law enforcement is still searching for the man.

West Virginia man faces child exploitation charges in Madison county

The 35-year-old was charged with one count of travelling from West Virginia to Madison County, Alabama with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and one count of production of child pornography between November 2019 and January 2020.

Virtual memorial planned for Rev. Robert Graetz

The family of the late Rev. Robert Graetz, Jr., has finalized plans for a memorial service to be held over the weekend.

  UAB infectious disease professor addresses conflicting COVID-19 info

Recently, officials have posted new updates to the CDC website, then proceeded to take them down a short time later.

Alabama’s Secretary of State encourages checking status of absentee ballot online

Secretary of State John Merrill encouraged voters to check the status of their ballot online this election season.

  Three Madison County businesses warned by the Kitchen Cops

Three Madison county spots got warnings that their licenses were in danger of being suspended this week - despite two of them having overall good scores.

  Food Bank of North Alabama distributes 1 million meals in a single month

In August, the nonprofit distributed about 1.2 million pounds of food, which equates to 1 million meals.

  Arab City Schools lead nurse discusses semester protocols and evaluation methods

This year, there are two nurses at each school who work closely with counseling department to assess students.

Missing Vestavia Hills man found safe

Terrell Eugene Bitten was last seen on September 23 around 2 p.m. in the area of Woodridge Place in Vestavia Hills.

  Limestone County Courthouse lights up for Meningitis Awareness Day

Since 2009 the city of Athens has recognized September 23 as Meningitis Awareness Day, in honor of Jessica Elkins who died suddenly from the disease in 2007.

  Save Our Stages: 23 Alabama music venues part of nationwide effort to get funding

Independently owned music venues in North Alabama are still not holding public shows. But without funding help, many could have to close.

  Tonight’s forecast; Flash Flood Watch for heavy rain potential

We are tracking deep tropical moisture from former Tropical Storm Beta moving across the Tennessee Valley, rain showers will move in from the west and become more widespread overnight.

Saban proud of Alabama football program for COVID-19 response

The Alabama Football Program has no plans for any players to be sidelined this weekend due to COVID-19 after implementing a rigorous testing policy.

  Benefit concert to honor homicide victim

A group dedicated to helping families of homicide victims pick up the pieces of their lives is now hosting a benefit concert to help in its mission.

Investigators looking for Huntsville copper theft

Investigators are looking into a copper theft from a local business off Orchard Street.

  Jesus 2020 campaign still going strong

Church members say they’re on a mission to make the Jesus' name more visible.

Visitor restrictions extended in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach

Wednesday marks one week since Hurricane Sally hit Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

  Father charged with death of 3-year-old son, Kaiden Garner, bond denied

Father charged with death of 3-year-old son, Kaiden Garner, bond denied; seeking youthful offender status in court today

  13-year-old Elkmont boy on his feet days after undergoing lifesaving liver transplant

A tragic situation turned into a blessing for a north Alabama boy. A 13-year-old Elkmont boy got a liver transplant Friday.

  Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court

With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

  Investigator attacked by bull expected to make full recovery

Caleb Brooks tells WAFF 48 News, he's heading back to work as early as next week.

  Alabama Senators weigh in on who should nominate new Supreme Court Justice

Kate Smith spoke to Senator Jones’ and Senator Shelby's offices regarding their stance on selecting a new supreme court justice.

Hospitals using plasma as treatment for COVID patients

There continues to be a debate about using plasma to treat COVID-19 patients.

Madison City Schools updates traditional restart plans, Bob Jones return delayed

Madison City School Leaders have updated their traditional learning restart plan for a second time.

  Grissom vs. Huntsville game cancelled due to COVID-19

On Wednesday, officials from Huntsville City Schools announced the Grissom versus Huntsville game set for September 24 canceled.

Fans asked not to roll Auburn Oaks this football season

Auburn University has asked fans not to roll the Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner this football season.

Huntsville, Madison officials discuss latest on COVID-19

The latest from Huntsville on Wednesday

Decatur Police arrest 19-year-old theft, forgery suspect

A 19-year-old female from Decatur is facing theft and forgery charges following a month long investigation.

  Outdoor events aid sales and growth at MidCity District

Like all businesses, the spots at MidCity have struggled to hold onto staff and customers. But after months of brainstorming, things are improving.

  Emergency crews extinguish morning house fire in New Market

Emergency crews responded early Wednesday morning to a house fire in New Market

  Little Richard mural lights up in MidCity after completion

A group gathered to celebrate the completion of the Little Richard mural at MidCity.

SPLC says Alabama inmates over 65 are not being paroled

SPLC officials say inmates older than 65 are at an elevated risk for COVID-19 infection.

  West Huntsville one step closer to a new fire station

A new fire station in west Huntsville is in the works, and its construction could mean more money in your pocket.

Urgent care and doctor’s visits may take more time than usual

If you are going to an urgent care facility with what you think might be a normal illness, prepare for the visit to take longer than normal.

CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging Americans to avoid higher-risk Halloween activities like trick-or-treating in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.