Crime

  UPDATE: Police arrest third suspect for shooting into unoccupied Decatur home, vehicle

Decatur police arrested three men they say fired multiple shots into a home and car in November.

High-speed chase ends in Morgan County; 2 people in custody

Birmingham man pleads guilty for fraud on fallen Huntsville Police Officer’s memorial fund

New Judge appointed in Limestone County Sheriff Blakely’s case after previous judge steps down

Hatton High School offering $500 reward for football field vandal

Court documents show criminal complaint for Shelby Co. man in U.S. Capitol riot

One person injured after shooting in Huntsville

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Update: 8-month-old passes away, Decatur man faces murder charge

ALEA Trooper suffering minor injuries after on-foot chase for suspect

Police arrest Crossville man for distributing private images

  Scottsboro Police Department investigating disturbing Facebook posts of murder-suicide victim and suspect

Decatur police say three people fled car accident while drugs in the car

  Four arrested in Morgan County drug raid

  Sisk seeks move to juvenile facility

Mason Sisk, the sixteen-year-old who admitted to killing his parents and siblings in the fall of 2019 has a virtual hearing today.His attorneys want him removed from Limestone County Jail and placed in juvenile detention.

  Florence murder suspect already served 11 years for previous murder

In 2006, Clifton Rowell took a plea deal and was charged for the 2005 murder of Jeremy Cunningham. Now, he is in Lauderdale County without parole with another felony murder charge related to a robbery.

Man arrested for stabbing his girlfriend in Florence

Donnie White was arrested for the charge of Domestic Violence in the second degree and is being held on a $30,000 bond.

Investigators find $50,000 worth of meth in Florence man’s home

According to officials with the investigation, the methamphetamine recovered during this investigation represents over $50,000 street value and more than 2,000 single uses.

Ala. registered sex offender sentenced for distribution of child pornography

  UPDATE: FBI, Huntsville Police offer $20,000 reward to find suspect in synagogue vandalisms

  Two Decatur men arrested for kidnapping after victim runs into gas station for help

Second suspect in Florence murder investigation now in custody

SCAM ALERT: Albertville police warn of phone scammers

Limestone County escaped back in custody

Fort Payne man facing obscene material charges

A man in Fort Payne is now facing charges after the DeKalb County Investigations Unit received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Albertville man indicted for murdering his girlfriend

A Grand Jury indicted Tevin Christopher Markeith Hampton for the murder of his girlfriend in December 2020

Falkville man charged with rape in Decatur

Tyson was placed in the Morgan County Correctional Facility with a bond set at $15,000.

  SCAM ALERT: Bail bonding company owner says scammers are using his name to get money

WAFF is on your side to tell you about a scam hitting people where it really hurts. These scammers are targeting a local bail bonding company to get money from your or your loved ones.

  Sister of missing woman from Fort Payne speaks out

Yvonne Covington of Centre was last seen December 26th by her family in Fort Payne.

Limestone County teen accused of killing his family indicted

According to court records, a grand jury indicted 16-year-old Mason Sisk on February 1st.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office searching for man wanted on drug trafficking

Agents with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit are looking for 28-year-old Jordan Blake Owens.

Huntsville Police identify victim from shooting at local apartment complex

Huntsville Police working death investigation at apartment complex

  2020 Preliminary numbers show major crimes dropped in Huntsville

Huntsville reports crime decrease in 2020.

Huntsville man charged with killing wife, son will remain in prison

A Huntsville man who was arrested for killing his wife and son in 2013 will remain in prison after a Judge rejected his appeal on January 29.

Police looking for suspect in Decatur business theft

The Decatur Police Department is asking for help from the public looking for someone who may have stolen some industrial material called Inconel.

One person killed in Hazel Green shooting, victim identified

An investigation is underway in Hazel Green after one person was shot to death Wednesday night.

Two suspects arrested in Sparkman Drive shooting

Huntsville police charged Terrell Otey and Sorrel Gill with capital murder in connection to the shooting death of 21-year-old Mekhi Douglas.

Hartselle man’s bond revoked, now facing more sex crime charges

Jordan David Raper arrested on four felony warrants in Hartselle

Bond set over $1 million for Falkville man facing rape, burglary charges

Trenton Reed is accused of domestic violence and rape of a minor at a home in Decatur, according to police.

  Etz Chayim rabbi reacts to new details and reward in synagogue vandalism case

Stephen Listfield is the rabbi at Etz Chayim, he said he’s happy to hear about the reward and hopes it convinces someone to come forward.

  Update: Three arrested after chase ends in Huntsville

A HPD Sgt. told WAFF the chase started in Tennessee with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Dept. and a gray car.

  HPD investigators looking into overnight shooting

No details have been released yet about what conditions the victims are in or the status of shooter.

Auburn man, arrested during riots said he went to D.C. to ‘support the patriots’

Investigators said Watson was carrying a can of mace and joined people to forcibly enter the U.S. Capitol and disturb the business of Congress.

  Officers’ actions ruled justified in Five Points deadly standoff; mother wants answers

“I’m not sure why the public isn’t more upset about this unless they’re just afraid to voice their opinion and they will not be afraid when its their child."

Man charged with murder dies from COVID-19

A man who was serving time in prison for murder, has now died from COVID-19.

Suspect identified after fatal officer-involved shooting in Birmingham

It happened in the 600 block of Center Place Southwest.

Elkmont teenager charged with capital murder requests speedy trial

Mason Sisk was charged as an adult in the shooting deaths of his father, stepmother, and three siblings at their home in Elkmont.

Limestone County man charged with capital murder held without bond after first court hearing

A Limestone County man charged with capital murder made his first court appearance today.

DA’s Office says police justified in deadly Ted’s Bar-B-Q shooting

A press release from the office states the investigation comes from the Huntsville Police Department after an officer’s use of deadly force killed 41-year-old Bradley Pugh on November 16, 2020.

UPDATE: Huntsville Police identify man killed in shooting on Monday

Huntsville Police confirm a man who was shot in north Huntsville this afternoon has now died.

  Tanner resident arrested for illegal gambling operation

One woman was arrested and warrants are obtained for a second subject after investigators raided two illegal gambling operations in Tanner.

Huntsville police take illegal drugs off the street

While on patrol last weekend, officers with the Huntsville Police Department recovered 31 grams of cocaine, and that’s not all.

  Protesters use makeshift body bags to share a message

Four body bags lay along the lawn of City Hall in Huntsville Thursday night.

Leeds man charged in Capitol riot, identified by blood on his cheek

Court records describe Black as being in the Senate chamber wearing a red hat, camouflage jacket, and yellow gloves, and appeared to be bleeding from his left cheek.

  UPDATE: Falkville man indicted on weapons, Molotov cocktail charges from U.S. Capitol violence

A Morgan county man is currently facing 17 counts of various firearm and weapons charges following the January 6th violence at the U.S. Capitol building.

  Athens teen indicted on rape, child porn charges

Limestone County investigators say Timothy Mayberry Jr. taped himself engaging in sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl.

  UPDATE: Police identify suspect in Scottsboro Zaxby’s shooting in Scottsboro; Investigation underway

An investigation is underway in Scottsboro after police say a former Zaxby's employee shot the restaurant’s manager Monday night.

  UAH officers involved in 2020 traffic stop no longer employed; New UAHPD plan in progress

Last fall, a local high school senior was pulled over for a traffic stop by UAH campus police that led to University police reform. Now, new training is in progress for UAHPD and so is the search for a new Chief.

  Here’s how North Alabamians are working to end human trafficking

When some people think of human trafficking they think of a white van with free candy written on the side. Local leaders working to end human trafficking said this scenario is not always the case, and the selling of a person is probably happening closer than you think.

  Boaz Police increase security by issuing “good morning cards” to local businesses

The notes are called “Good Morning Cards”, which lets business owners know that police stopped by during their patrol.

Man facing charges after deputies find illegal drugs, stolen stimulus checks

One man is facing multiple charges after Lawrence County deputies say he was found with illegal drugs and several stolen stimulus checks.

  UPDATE: Judge continued date for Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely

Blakely is accused of taking money from his election campaign funds, taking money from Limestone County funds, and using his position to obtain interest free loans.

Decatur police say escaped prisoner back in custody

A man who was arrested in Decatur and escaped from police the same day has now been recaptured.

Falkville man among 13 arrested at the U.S. Capitol; DOJ says 11 Molotov cocktails found in his truck

A 70-year-old man from north Alabama had 11 explosive devices in his truck when he was arrested during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday

What we know about the North Alabama man arrested at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday

A man from Morgan County was arrested in Washington, D.C. Wednesday when the U.S. Capitol was breached.

Huntsville defense contractor, Grady Gaston, arrested for sex crimes

In August of 2020, new details in a sex case were revealed in court involving a Huntsville defense contractor, Grady Gaston. Today, Madison County Investigators arrested Gaston on a 75 count indictment involving multiple sex crimes.

  Russellville family still grieving loss of daughter after Antonio Sears indicted for vehicular manslaughter

Russellville family still grieving loss of daughter after Antonio Sears indicted for vehicular manslaughter

One man injured following Huntsville shooting

One man is in the hospital tonight after a shooting took place in Huntsville, according to officials with HEMSI.

Deputies say suspect wrecked a stolen vehicle, fled on foot in Huntsville

Authorities are on the scene of a car wreck involving a stolen vehicle near California Street and Governors Drive. Avoid the area if possible

Man facing charges after attempting to flee from deputies

One man is now behind bars in connection to a stolen vehicle in the Hazel Green area.

Agents searching for man who ran off after chase, two others arrested

Morgan County investigators attempted a traffic stop near on the Beltline near Danville Road in Decatur Wednesday morning.

Man charged in 2015 double murder at Muscle Shoals restaurant

The Colbert County Grand Jury returned a Capital Murder indictment related to the 2015 double homicide of Kayla Ann Glover and Gary Wayne Baskins.

Muscle Shoals man accused of assault, robbery

Investigators arrested Preston Gay of Muscle Shoals.

  Police say Decatur man facing assault charge has now escaped; warrant issued for 2nd suspect

Police are investigating a shooting that injured one person and a dog in Decatur on Tuesday.

  Decatur woman sentenced to 40 years for husband’s deadly shooting

A Decatur woman convicted of killing her husband was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Tuesday.

North Alabama man arrested after chase ends in downtown Montgomery

The pursuit started shortly before 8 p.m. Monday when state troopers tried to conduct a traffic stop on the 2001 Mercedes SLK William Dial was driving.

Suspects indicted in murder of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney

A Jefferson County grand jury in December indicted Patrick Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown on capital murder of a child under the age of 14 and capital murder of a child during a kidnapping.

  Suspect captured in Madison County night club shooting investigation

Breaking news overnight in Madison outside of strip clubs off of University Drive.

Lawrence County inmate charged again after deputies say she assaulted a corrections officer

Twenty-one-year-old Dakota Hanvy is charged with assault in the 2nd degree after investigators say she assaulted a female corrections officer at a local jail.

Florence police charge juvenile in connection to stabbing

An investigation in underway in Florence after police say a juvenile was charged in connection to a stabbing.

One person, one dog injured in Decatur shooting; Investigation underway

Police are investigating a shooting that injured one person and a dog in Decatur on Tuesday.

UPDATE: former Limestone County teacher indicted on sex with student charge

Limestone County investigators charged a school teacher for engaging in a sex act with a student.