Huntsville - Madison

  Sparkman High School puts on first production in new theatre

Sparkman High School theater students are taking the stage, with clear masks, to perform Peter and the Starcatcher.

COVID-19 vaccine now available for Veterans 65 and older

Arab City Schools extend blended learning program

Two suspects arrested in Sparkman Drive shooting

  Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, community leaders to receive COVID-19 vaccine

  Huntsville officials discuss latest on COVID-19

  Madison County Commission has millions in rent relief but distribution will take time

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  Good To Go Ammo in Madison responds to high demand

  COVID-19 hospitalization rate down in Alabama

150 students from Discovery Middle School in quarantine

Huntsville Police investigating stabbing near Drake Avenue and Triana Blvd

Colorado lawmakers call on President Biden to review Space Command decision

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

  Completed ramp on I-565 causing traffic confusion, delays for Toyota Field

Asking for answers. The CEO and President of the Rocket City Trash Pandas went before Madison’s City Council on Monday to talk about how they did in 2020, and to also ask city leaders for help.

  President Biden lifts ban on transgender people serving in the military; what comes next

“The two executive orders issued by President Biden regarding gender identity offer really no guidance at all on how these policies should be implemented."

The Cheesecake Factory, Main Event Entertainment opening at Bridge Street Town Centre

The Cheesecake Factory is expected to open its doors at Bridge Street Town Centre in Winter of 2021.

Madison County students to return to 5-day a week traditional learning

Madison County Superintendent Allen Perkins announced that Madison County Schools will return to “Level 1 -Traditional Learning” starting Monday, February 1st.

  Bill would allow Tier II educators to collect pension after 30 years

  Update: Three arrested after chase ends in Huntsville

  What happens after you get second COVID-19 dose?

  Structure Fire in Huntsville Saturday morning

  HPD investigators looking into overnight shooting

  Huntsville go-to movie theater to be demolished soon

Update: Authorities locate missing Lawrence County couple

Investigators are looking for Zachary Clement and Debra Powell.

  Hospital officials see decrease in COVID-19 patient hospitalizations

WAFF 48 talked to local hospital leaders who said patient numbers are finally going down.

  1600 people receive vaccine during first week of Huntsville Hospital clinic

A big part of that effort is a vaccine clinic put together by Huntsville Hospital.

Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccine concerns answered

Our Kate Smith took some of those questions to an OB/GYN with Huntsville Hospital.

HPD: November deadly police shooting “within departmental policy”

Huntsville Police announced on Friday that an incident review board determined a deadly November police shooting was “within departmental policy.”

  Two University Drive hotspots make the Kitchen Cops Trouble Spots list

The Madison County Kitchen Cops had 103 inspections last week. A vast majority were fine. In fact, 92 of them scored a 90 or above.

  State Health Officer update the latest on vaccination effort

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) - State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris held a press briefing at 10 a.m. Friday to update the public on vaccine distribution in Alabama.

  40,000 pounds of free groceries to be distributed at Toyota Field Saturday

Refuge Church will be partnering with One Gen Away, the Rocket City Trash Pandas and several local churches and organizations to give away 40,000 pounds of food on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Toyota Field.

  Huntsville City Schools extends daily rate increase for substitute teachers

Last semester, the district doubled the daily pay rate for substitute teachers from $70 a day to $140 a day. That bump has been extended through the end of March.

  ‘I Vote Madison’ working with city leaders, community members

A new group in the City of Madison is looking to open the line of communication between the community and the city.

  Husband, wife open primary care practice for Hispanic community in Huntsville

There's a new clinic in Huntsville for the Hispanic community! We're told anyone is welcome. The mission is to provide affordable healthcare without insurance.

Man in wheelchair killed by a car in Huntsville

According to Sgt. Davis with the Huntsville Police Department, a pedestrian in a wheelchair was near Spring Branch Road when he was hit by a car.

  Fredricks Outdoor gearing up for Free Speech Rally with Mo Brooks

A Free Speech Rally with Congressman Mo Brooks will be held in Priceville on Jan. 23

  FBI, Huntsville Police offer $18,000 reward to find suspect in synagogue vandalisms

FBI Birmingham Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. and Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Thursday.

HPD: Suspect arrested in murder of Alabama A&M student

Huntsville Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a 22-year-old Alabama A&M student.

  Can your workplace require you to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Can your job legally require you to have the COVID-19 vaccine? Many people have wondered about this.

  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."

  Free 2 Teach sees increase in demand as more return to class

If you want to donate supplies, right now they are most in need of paper towels, hand sanitizer and dictionaries!

Man charged with murder dies from COVID-19

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

  Family looking for answers after they say a 91-year-old cancer patient doesn’t get COVID-19 vaccine

A cancer patient whose family tells us had an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine shows up to be told they’re out.

Madison County Democrats hosting virtual Inauguration Day watch party

Local Democratic leaders are offering a way to celebrate Inauguration Day safely.

  What do the new variants of the virus mean for the vaccine?

Our Kate Smith talked to a local doctor who said the virus hasn’t mutated enough to make the vaccine ineffective, but monitoring it will be crucial.

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.

Huntsville officials discuss latest on COVID-19

The latest from Huntsville on Wedensday

  Madison County Commission Chairman calls out ADOC, ADOC Commissioner blames COVID-19 and federal court order

Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong called the reasoning unacceptable and said he wants to work with ADOC to find a solution.

  500 people vaccinated, 300 had appointments at Madison Co. Health Dept.

Monday hundreds of people who did not have appointments tested their luck at getting one.

  Decatur boy back home; beats COVID related illness

After ten days in the hospitalt, we're pleased to announce, Xyden has checked out.

  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.

  Madison City in-person students return to full time schedule, starting Tuesday

Madison City School students who chose in-school learning this semester will be heading back to the classroom full time starting Tuesday, Jan. 19.

  Local residents express what they would like to see with the new administration

WAFF 48 talked to some people at Big Spring Park in Huntsville to find out how they feel about the new leadership.

  No lottery in Alabama means many are going to Tennessee for their chance at winning big

With no Alabama state lottery, this left many north Alabamians making the trek to Tennessee on Friday.

  COVID patients have persistent symptoms weeks or months after diagnoses

Even after you’re no longer COVID positive, there could still be lasting symptoms from the virus.

  ADPH working on hotline capacity fix, plus more

ADPH working on hotline capacity fix plus more

Calhoun offering free computer classes, learn Microsoft basics, digital literacy

Calhoun Community College Adult Education offers free Digital Literacy classes in both the Decatur and Huntsville areas.

  SPLC warns more violence could be looming starting this weekend

SPLC Spokesperson Michael Hayden says extremists have hinted different events will begin Saturday and could ramp up from there.

Madison County responds to State lawsuit regarding Confederate monument

Madison County has released a response to the State after a lawsuit was filed against the County regarding the removal of a Confederate monument last year.

UPDATE: Person trapped in trench on Jeff Road worksite dies

Huntsville Fire Marshal Dan Wilkerson confirmed a person was working in a trench when it collapsed. He says that person is still trapped at this time.

Madison County jury trials suspended through February

All Circuit Court jury trials for January and February are suspended immediately, according to a recent court order.

  North Alabama housing market boom continues

Right now, homes are being sold at a record level and interest rates are historically low.

  Fast food failures: Kitchen Cops crack down

In addition to some low marks, we saw 12 perfect scores in Madison County this week.

  Impeachment expert weighs in on proceedings

President Donald Trump became the first president in history to be impeached twice. Critics have questioned why with just a few days left in his presidency, and others are looking forward to a Senate trial.

  Protesters use makeshift body bags to share a message

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

  Alabamians frustrated with vaccine sign up hotline; health dept. making improvements

Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health says the contractor was set up with 100 lines and 165 people to answer those calls, but she recognizes it’s not enough.

  Rocket City Trash Pandas face slight delay in 2021 season

It may not be a traditional April opening day, but you can expect to see the pandas take Toyota Field some time between May and June.

Hazel Green garage destroyed in fire, no injuries

Hazel Green Fire Rescue responded to a garage fire at 8:14 a.m. Thursday.

  Fox Army Health Center at Redstone Arsenal distributes first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines have only been administered at select military locations, chosen based on their ability to handle the vaccine safely.

  U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville talks about U.S. Space Command, impeachment and more

Alabama’s newest Senator, Tommy Tuberville came to town on Wednesday and our crews met up with him to hear his thoughts on this pandemic, the impeachment, and the news that the U.S. Space Command headquarters is coming to the rocket city.

  UAH officers terminated following October traffic stop

Wednesday, his mother speaks only to our Kate Smith about what she hopes this means moving forward.

  Petition created to get Madison City Schools on hybrid schedule

A Madison City School parent created a petition for the school district to go hybrid the rest of the semester.

  U.S. Space Command to be headquartered in Huntsville, Ala.

The permanent headquarters of U.S. Space Command will be located at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal.

  UPDATE: No injuries in north Huntsville house fire

WAFF is on the scene of a house fire on Victory Lane in north Huntsville. This is near Meridian street, just south of the A&M campus.

  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama continues its Be Healthy School Grant Program

Any school in the state with students in grades K through six can apply for the program, but only 25 will be chosen.

Huntsville officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Huntsville on Wednesday.

Huntsville City Schools resolve issue with student logins

The Huntsville City School system informed families Wednesday morning of an issue not allowing students to log in to district-issued devices.

  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.

Plans for a new skatepark coming to Huntsville

It’s time to pick up the board and start practicing your kickflip because a new skatepark is coming to Huntsville!