The blaze sparked near Shields Road and Ford’s Circle fire in Madison County

It was a busy afternoon for volunteer firefighters. It took 10 departments pulling together to put out this large brush fire near Shields Road and Ford's Circle in Madison County. "The weather that we are having right now it's dry and humid, so we put those out and tried to take precaution

Alabama law enforcement say goodbye to brother in blue

Two people arrested on drug charges in Morgan County

  Go Yoga Week is September 22-29

  Fall may start tomorrow, but temps are still hot

  Limestone County crash leaves two dead

People from all over north Alabama are coming together to help Rogersville pastor rebuild church

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Flu cases reported across North Alabama; doctors urge early flu shots

  Drought conditions expanding across Alabama; summer burn restriction in place

JSU trustee board approves medical leave for schools President

Recaptured: Inmate who escaped Alabama work center back in custody

Huntsville Havoc single-game tickets go on sale October 1st

  Alabama Crimson Tide takes home big win over Southern Miss

Man caught after chase with police faces multiple charges

Man caught trying to escape police facing charges

  Warm and dry weekend ahead

A warm and dry weekend is on tap.

High school football Week 4 scores & highlights

WAFF 48 is your source for high school football scores and highlights across the Tennessee Valley.

  Missouri fugitive pursued by TV bounty hunter arrested in north Alabama

Britnay Kernell was being pursued by Leland Chapman’s Fugitive Recovery Service.

  Decatur man helps police catch group accused of stealing $15K of his tools

  U.S. attorney calling for community action against illegal drugs

  Morgan County Sheriff’s Office looking to add more women to the force

  Limestone County animal shelter overflowing with cats

  Authorities trying to identify body found at Madison County construction site

  Toddler struck and killed by school bus in Calhoun County

  Athens councilman to remain longer in ICU

Athens City Councilman Frank Travis will remain in the intensive care unit at Huntsville Hospital for another week or so.

Suspect in custody after officer-involved shooting on Highland Ave.

The suspect was released from the hospital and taken into custody.

  Gov. Ivey’s first cancer treatment went smoothly

A statement from Gov. Kay Ivey’s office says her first cancer treatment went smoothly. The statement goes on to say that she is back in Montgomery today and ready to return to work on Monday.

  1 shot, 2 detained in north Huntsville

Huntsville police are investigation a shooting on Tuxedo Drive.

  Decatur police searching for 2 robbery suspects

Both Adrian B. Crayton and Mashaud T. Lewis, have active warrants through the Decatur Police Department for robbery in the second degree. Investigators say more charges are anticipated to follow.

  Huntsville Police Department is looking for new recruits

Huntsville Police Department looking for new recruits

  Decatur police searching for burglary suspect

Decatur police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who was caught on a security camera burglarizing a business on Beltline Road.

  UPDATE: Calhoun Co. Jail releases mugshots of 9 men arrested in series of statutory rapes in Jacksonville

Commander Allen George with the Seventh Judicial Circuit Major Crimes Task Force says nine men have been charged with second-degree rape.

Do you have what it takes to be a Trash Panda?

The Tennessee Valley's new baseball team is looking for it's mascot.

  September is National Family Meals Month

National Family Meals Month

Job shadowing day a success for Lauderdale County students

According to our partners at the Times Daily, the students participated in the school system’s first job shadowing opportunity day earlier this week.

iStand Campaign working to prevent bullying, one awareness event at a time

According to our partners at the Times Daily her organization is planning two eventS in conjunction with Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

  Low score on the A&M Campus: Your September 20th, 2019 Kitchen Cops Report

One mini-mart might be losing it's license and a campus cafeteria has the lowest score of the week.

  U-turn completed at Dug Hill Road, U.S. 72

Crews completed a safe U-Turn for an intersection with a history of crashes.

'I’m not a hero’ Mississippi state trooper jumps into action to save a baby in distress

What would you do if a distraught mother burst into your workplace with a baby in distress.... not breathing. A Mississippi state trooper knew exactly what to do and tonight a 6-month-old is alive because of his heroic action.

  Do colorblind glasses actually work?

It’s estimated that there are 300 million colorblind people in the world.

  Limestone County planning household hazardous waste collection day

The director of the Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful organization has been pushing for proper disposal for the past 11 years.

  STEM grant opportunities now open for K-12 Tennessee Valley educators

The TVA STEM Classroom Grant Program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bicentennial Volunteers Inc. is now open for applications.

  Lawrence County school board passes 2020 budget

The district will start the fiscal year in October with nearly $7 million in its general fund.

  DA: Lauderdale County woman went to ex-husband’s home with intent to kill

Authorities say Peggy Sue Hall did not confess, however, there was enough evidence to bring charges.

  ADPH looks at possible cuts to county health departments, health officer says

Harris said the department will need to make up $8 to $9 million dollars. He said it is his goal to “reduce a little bit everywhere and maintain a presence everywhere.”

  Fire risk increases as drought continues

officials are warning residents about the risks associated with a drought.

  Lack of rainfall, extreme heat starting to affect farmers across the Valley

Some crops like cotton will be harvested within the next few weeks, but the lack of rainfall and the extreme heat is starting to affect farmers across the Valley.

Selma hospital, doctors to pay $1.5M to settle whistleblower lawsuit

An investigation determined the illegal practice that led to the suit and settlement happened between 2009 and 2012.

  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announces she has lung cancer

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

  Police searching for suspects breaking car windows in Decatur

The Decatur Police Department is currently investigating numerous incidences of unidentified suspects breaking the windows of unattended vehicles.

  Free admission available for U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturday

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket-holders.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office K-9 passes away

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 deputies.

  Authorities identify armed man shot by deputy at Jackson County Courthouse

Investigators say Fred Swearengin entered the courthouse armed with a handgun and was refused entry to the courthouse.

Wrecked 18-wheeler cleared from U.S. 72 in Madison County

An 18-wheeler is blocking traffic on Highway 72 E on the way to Jackson County. c

  Limestone County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding missing person

The Miller family told the sheriff’s office, they haven’t seen or spoken to her since September 2.

  Decatur’s 3M plant to stop manufacturing polymer product

The letter was sent to the Environmental Protection Agency on April, 3, 2019, in it 3M admits to the non-compliance of a 2009 update to the Toxic Substances Control Act.

  Bryant-Denny Stadium goes blue to remember fallen TPD Officer

For an an hour Wednesday night, the home of the Crimson Tide was lit up in blue to remember fallen Tuscaloosa Police officer Dornell Cousette.

  Developments coming to Madison

Developments coming to Madison

  Pour It Pink event to benefit Liz Hurley Ribbon Run

Pour It Pink event to benefit Liz Hurley Ribbon Run

Wow! coming to Trash Pandas stadium for inaugural 2020 season

WOW! will provide 5-Gigabit Internet speeds to support stadium-wide WiFi, voice services to the administrative offices and internet for internal use.

Landline restored at Limestone County Sheriff’s Office

That outage is preventing the public from contacting the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office via landline as well as many other county and city offices.

  Rats! Multiple reports of rodents from the Marshall County Kitchen Cops

The Marshall and Jackson County Health Departments submitted their reports from August and the first half of September this week, and one word kept jumping out at us: Rats.

  Muscle Shoals businessman donates pet rescue kits to fire department

Each of Muscle Shoals fire stations will have pet resuscitation kits.

  Kichler Lighting recalls pendant lights due to fire hazard

Kichler Lighting is recalling several of its popular pendant lights due to a fire hazard.

  New parade route for Athens homecoming

According to our partners at the Times Daily the Parade will start at Pryor Street and Golden Eagle Drive.

  Crime Stoppers: ‘Porch pirate’ hits south Huntsville neighborhood

Not long after the mail carrier dropped off a package at a front door on Breckenridge Drive, someone snatched it and slipped away.

  Oakwood University forms task force to address sexual misconduct allegations

Students at Oakwood University say sexual misconduct is alive and well.

  Huntsville nonprofit to make 1,000 lunches daily for kids in north Alabama

A Huntsville nonprofit is kicking off a mission that will serve hope and warm meals to thousands of kids a day.

  How is Alabama combating vape-related illness?

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Wednesday they are now investigating 15 cases of lung disease possibly associated with e-cigarette use or vaping.

  Teen murder suspect’s grandfather detained at hearing in Madison County courthouse

Jeffrey Wanca's grandfather was detained at the teen's preliminary hearing.

  Decatur police arrest shooting suspect

Bryant Swoopes is wanted on a charge of first-degree assault.

  Madison County Commission passes $59M budget

The Madison County Commission passed one of the largest budgets in the county’s history.

  First responders work together in mass casualty simulation at Huntsville airport

First responders practiced helping 65 victims at a simulated plane crash.

  Woman charged in deadly shooting in Lauderdale County

A Lauderdale County woman has been charged with capital murder after allegedly shooting and killing her ex.

Montgomery Zoo’s pygmy hippo gives birth to extremely rare twins

The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum says its hippopotamus exhibit is growing.

  Pedestrian killed by vehicle in DeKalb County

Investigators are working to identify a woman who died after being hit by a car in DeKalb County.

  2nd arrest made in Huntsville Labor Day weekend murder

23-three year old Breon Dwayne Humphrey-Sallings is charged with murder.

Former ADOC employee indicted for allowing inmate abuse

The other former and current corrections officers have already pleaded guilty to their roles in the incident.

  Police searching for man who allegedly exposed himself at Decatur business

Police say a man exposed himself at a business on 6th Avenue SE.

Former Autauga County probate judge arrested on 4-count indictment

An Autauga County grand jury indicted Alfred Quinton Booth, 75, on four criminal counts on Aug. 30. He was arrested Wednesday.

  Battle running for 4th term as Huntsville mayor

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says he wants four more years in office.

APNewsBreak: Alabama man arrested in terrorism probe

FBI agents took Nayef Qashou into custody Monday. He's charged with lying to the FBI and destroying records.