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  Employers not required to give doctors, nurses COVID-19 sick pay

A nurse at the assisted living facility, HarborChase of Huntsville, is not receiving COVID-19 pay after testing positive. But they are not required to pay it.

Hays Farm selects Goodall homes for south Huntsville development project

Madison City Schools return to hybrid schedule

Rogersville man killed in car wreck

Madison County jury trials suspended until 2021

Hays Farm announces new housing development

Madison Circuit Court sets trial date for William Darby

Continued Coverage

  CARE Center in New Hope stepping up to help kids during the holidays

  Holiday travel should provide much needed boost to Huntsville International Aiport

  Madison County officials update COVID-19 latest ahead of Thanksgiving

  Madison City residents express overcrowding concerns

  NY Times best selling author Fannie Flagg donating profits to Free 2 Teach

  Donate to local organizations using CharityTracker

  Alabamians hit hard by the pandemic ask governor for more relief

If the governor spends the money on something not approved by the Department of the Treasury the state of Alabama must pay it back.

Madison County investigators looking for man with several alleged drug charges

Madison County investigators are looking for Lonnie Dean Hewlett

  Huntsville infectious disease expert warns about holiday gatherings

Dr. Hafsa Siddiqui is an infectious disease expert, she said she wants people to think about the danger a large gathering could pose to older relatives before they lock down holiday plans.

  Rex Reynolds drops bill to amend Alabama Memorial Preservation Act after Madison Co. statue moved

Sunday night we learned a North Alabama Lawmaker was working on a bill to amend the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act.

  Crisis Services of North Alabama holding virtual turkey trot

  The family of the man killed in a police standoff hold a memorial

  “Skating in the Park” to open Saturday at 5 p.m.

  Huntsville Police respond to 3 vehicle crash Friday night

  Union Chapel M.B. Church giving out free Thanksgiving food

  Multi-million dollar residence hall coming to Decatur

  Huntsville Utilities: Holiday season brings spike in scammers

If you're a Huntsville Utilities customer, stay aware. The company says its call center is seeing a big spike in scammers.

Calhoun Community College hosts drive-thru grocery giveaway

Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis with each car receiving one cart of food as well as a turkey. This event will be held rain or shine and will last until all food is given away.

  Alabama senator reacts to Huntsville on U.S. Space Command’s shortlist

State and city leaders are excited about Huntsville as potential landing spot for U.S. Space Command.

  Madison County man stuck abroad awaiting visa for fiancé

Shannon Harding said he has been trying to get home for almost 6 months.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office looking for man wanted on felony warrants

Investigators are looking for Christopher Ray Sivley

  Attorney General sues Madison County over relocation of Confederate monument

Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a lawsuit against Madison County over the relocation of the Confederate monument

  Caleb Brooks awaits new donor as doctors postpone Friday transplant

It’s been over three months since a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Investigator was seriously injured by a bull.

  HPD identifies Thursday night shooting victim

Multiple police and a HEMSI are on the scene of a shooting investigation on Poplar Avenue near 708 Bar & Grille. Avoid the area if possible.

  Mother of Huntsville man killed in police standoff speaks out

A grieving mother went to the Huntsville City Council meeting to ask leaders to help her find answers on Thursday.

  UAB creates Post COVID Treatment Program

This program is one of only a few programs of its kind across the country.

  Huntsville city high schools return to staggered schedule

High school students in Huntsville City Schools will transition back to a staggered schedule when they return from Thanksgiving break beginning November 30th.

Madison City Board of Education reveals new middle school name, mascot

Welcome the Journey Jaguars to Madison!

Food Bank of North Alabama closing until November 30

If you are in need of assistance form the food bank during this time or know someone who is, the Food Bank of North Alabama has more than 260 partners across the region to feed our neighbors, check out this story to find one near you!

Officer involved in Huntsville shooting death back on patrol

According Huntsville police, the officer involved in the shooting death of a Huntsville man last month is back on patrol.

HPD: Man suspected of 6 robberies arrested

Huntsville Police say they arrested 26-year-old Christopher Maxwell Owens for a string of robberies that began last week in Huntsville.

  Huntsville selected as one of six contender sites for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal is a top finalist chosen to host the U.S. Space Command headquarters.

  Alabama’s GuideSafe app expands to 12 other states

If your holiday plans take you across state lines, you may still be able to get alerts if you've been exposed to COVID-19.

Micro-grants available for Huntsville women-owned soft good retail businesses

Downtown Huntsville, Inc. announced a new, innovative micro-grant with Canvas, Inc.

Meridianville native drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans

Meridianville native Kira Lewis Junior will take his talents to the New Orleans Pelicans.

  Many colleges and universities not returning to class after Thanksgiving

Many schools from elementary to even colleges and universities have had to remain flexible during the pandemic. The decision for some college students will not be returning to campus after the Thanksgiving break.

  Health officials recommend having Thanksgiving outside; outdoor heaters selling out

The pandemic is pushing more people to plan events outdoors, causing outdoor heaters to sell out across Huntsville.

North Alabama man pleads guilty in $41M health care scheme

The plea agreement states Hankins was part of the health care scheme being run out of North Alabama Pain Services (NAPS), led by Mark Murphy and his wife Jennifer Murphy.

DA’s office finds Huntsville man killed by police justified by law

After further investigation, a District Attorney has determined the action of the officers was justified under the law.

  Huntsville officials discuss latest on COVID-19

The latest from Huntsville on Wedensday

Investigators discover nearly 28 pounds of Spice during Toney arrest

A large quantity of Spice is off the streets following a recent arrest in the Toney community.

  EXCLUSIVE: WAFF speaks with family of man killed in Huntsville standoff

Huntsville Police Department leaders are investigating a standoff with a gunman that left one person dead. On Tuesday, Captain Michael Johnson confirmed the identity of Bradley Pugh, the man who was shot and killed in the standoff.

  Huntsville Fire and Rescue opens application process this month

Do you have what it takes to be Huntsville Fire and Rescue’s newest recruit?

Huntsville police searching for suspect who robbed Dollar General at gunpoint

Huntsville Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Dollar General at gunpoint off Winchester Road in Huntsville.

Former Huntsville CEO charged with schemes to Defraud U.S. Department of Defense

A former Chief Executive Officer was charged in connection with schemes to defraud the United States Department of Defense.

  UPDATE: Police identify gunman killed after long standoff in Five Points

Huntsville police are investigating a possible gunman on the roof of a business on Andrew Jackson Way in the Five Points area. Please avoid the area.

All Falkville High School students return to virtual learning temporarily

An official with Morgan County Schools confirmed all students in grades 9th through 12th Falkville High School will begin remote learning for all students on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20.

Madison County Sheriff’s investigate overnight shooting

Madison County Sheriff investigate overnight shooting

Huntsville investigators arrest local massage therapist on sexual abuse allegations

According to officials with Huntsville police, Cojocaru was a licensed massage therapist from Florence who also works in Huntsville.

  An insect that could be killing your Crape Myrtle trees in North Alabama

Leaders with the Madison County Extension Office said there’s an insect in Huntsville causing your expensive trees to turn black and die.

  Huntsville-Madison County Visitor Center temporarily closed

The Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center will be temporarily closed until Wednesday, November 18 to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  Crews respond to house fire near Montauk Trail in Huntsville

We’re told the five fire trucks responded to the scene and got the fire under control in about 15 minutes.

  Thank Alabama Teachers Week: Madison Co. teacher has message for fellow educators

Sparkman High School teacher Amber Kimbrell says virtual learning is getting smoother, but she believes in person is much more effective.

Scholarship funds available for technical education students

The deadline to apply is November 30th!

Avoid the area: Wreck involving an 18-wheeler on I-565

A Wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a car is causing heavy traffic delays on I-565 in Huntsville. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

  Christmas Charities Year Round helping hundreds of children

Because of the pandemic, Christmas Charities Year Round, needs more help than ever before.

  Virtual or traditional? Huntsville parents must decide by November 20th

You have until Wednesday, November 18th to notify the school system if your child will be attending school in-person or virtually for their second semester.

  Governor has 45 days to use almost $1 billion in CARES Act funding

If the deadline is not extended, Alabama will have to send millions of much-needed dollars back to Washington.

Temporary road closure in Downtown Huntsville

Temporary road closure at Greene Street between Holmes and Clinton Avenue that will begin on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 a.m.

  Medical issue causes Monday morning 4 car accident on Airport Road

Huntsville Police are on the scene of a multiple vehicle accident on Monday morning.

WAFF 48 journalists, local leaders recognized for coverage in the Black community

Our very own reporter, Stefante Randall and photojournalist and editor, David Brazelton, was honored for their commitment to communities in the Tennessee Valley.

  New app designed for people living or working on Redstone Arsenal

Julie Frederick with Redstone Arsenal said they’re trying to standardize adjustments for military families moving from installation to installation.

  Local roofing company steps up to help American Legion Post 237

C&K roofing stepped up to the plate, the company is owned and operated by Jim Gentry, a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired 21 years.

  City of Huntsville Housing Expo goes virtual

Housing experts will talk about aging-friendly housing and address the barriers to Fair Housing.

  Huntsville Hospital utilizes telemedicine services during pandemic

The demand for telemedicine has dropped since the spring, but Huntsville Hospital is preparing for a surge.

  An inside look on how Huntsville Hospital plans to store COVID-19 vaccines

As we await a COVID-19 vaccine, one question on people’s mind is how will it be dispersed to the public. Huntsville Hospital leaders are ready thanks to an ultra-low freezer needed to store it.

  Local Army Veteran’s home mortgage paid in full on Veterans Day

Veterans United Home Loans gave the Brown Family the ultimate surprise.

Madison City Schools COVID-19 update

As of November 13, the MCS district has a total of 25 new positive cases of COVID-19, with 437 staff and students in quarantine following contact tracing.

Madison County inmate dies in hospital from suspected heart attack, COVID-19

A Madison County inmate died this week after being taken to the hospital for what police believe was a heart attack. While he was at the hospital, he also tested positive for COVID-19.

Power outage in Downtown Huntsville resolved

The power outage was from I-565 south to Bob Wallace Avenue, and from Jordan Lane east to California Street.

Five Huntsville schools transition to temporary virtual learning

Huntsville City Schools announced Friday four schools will temporarily transition to remote learning.

  Huntsville Police searching for suspect related to November 4 shooting investigation

WAFF has confirmed a large police presence in the area of 1100 Pulaski Pike on Wednesday morning.

  Huntsville man arrested on solicitation charges; Protecting your children from sexual predators

Austin Duggan is accused of trying to have sex with a 7-year-old, according to Huntsville Police Officers. Duggan is 19-years-old, and his story of soliciting a minor isn’t the only one.

Galaxy of Lights celebrates 25 years

A Huntsville holiday tradition is back for a milestone year! The Galaxy of Lights walking nights begin November 12 and driving nights begin 27.