Huntsville - Madison

  Huntsville race car champion’s victory cut short after grandpa suffers heart attack

What should have been a night of celebration at the Huntsville Speedway has turned into a several night stay at Huntsville Hospital.

  1 million visitors expected to visit U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 2019

  Huntsville’s Dave & Buster’s opens for business

  Hazel Green school bus catches fire

Huntsville shelter pets need good homes

Woman charged with aggravated child abuse in court this week

Huntsville Police release stats from weekend checkpoint

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Sequel: 7 escapees from Owens Cross Roads facility in last 18 months

Suspect faces multiple charges after chase with DeKalb County authorities

Madison City cracking down on vaping craze

Decatur Police looking to hire patrol officer

Volunteer fire department needs donations to build new station

Alabama ranks 12th worst state for deadly crashes

  Swimmers come to Huntsville for Paralympics clinic

During Saturday's Paralympic swimming clinic, athletes, parents and coaches learned; if you put your mind to it, you can do anything!

Clear the shelters big success in Tennessee Valley

Clear the shelters big success in Tennessee Valley

Hundreds walk to ‘End Heroin,’ give support in Huntsville

A federal report shows an 11.1% growth in drug overdose deaths in Alabama.

  Traffic safety checkpoints in Huntsville this weekend

The Huntsville Police Department DUI Task Force will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints through this weekend.

  #9PMRoutine: Nightly social media initiative to curb car break-ins

  Huntsville Taco Bell murder suspect indicted

  Marshall Space Flight Center taking lead on next manned lunar lander

  Homicide survivors to hold new anti-violence 5K in Huntsville

  Huntsville police searching for stolen Mustang

  Rats & gnats: Your August 16th, 2019 Kitchen Cops report

  Tip line pinpoints Madison student who made school threat

One student won’t be returning to school after making an online threat toward James Clemens High School.

  Huntsville police address Walmart shooting threat

Huntsville police have publicly addressed a shooting threat targeting Walmart that5's been making rounds online.

  Huntsville man who strangled mom sentenced to 20 years

Donald Mann was sentenced to 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

  Unmanned aircraft symposium at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Some of the newest technology to keep members of the military safe is on display at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

  Huntsville leaders give road project updates

Huntsville leaders gave an update on several ongoing road projects.

Madison schools ranked among top 50 in the country

Madison City Schools placed in the top 50 in a “Best Schools” ranking of nearly 11,000 public school systems in America.

  Madison City Council revokes business license for juvenile detention facility

The Madison City Council has pulled the business license for the Sequel TSI/Three Springs juvenile facility.

  Hiring alert: Madison County Schools still searching for bus drivers

If you’re in need of a job, Madison County Schools still have openings for bus drivers.

  Slow state background checks leave hundreds of vacancies in Huntsville schools

Every school employee from the cafeteria to the classroom must get a state background check, according to Alabama law. With the start of the school year across the state it appears that process is slower, which has resulted in hundreds of vacancies in school systems.

  Alabama A&M students, staff mourn loss of 2nd student this summer

The Alabama A&M community is coming together after loss of a second student in just more than a month.

  Fatal shooting victim found on Madison County street identified

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body found in the street near Rustic Trail and Frances Amelia Drive.

  Authorities searching for stolen $25K wedding ring purchased at south Huntsville pawn shop

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office needs help finding whoever purchased a ring from a south Huntsville pawn shop that turned out to be stolen.

  Alabama A&M student killed, officer shot in officer-involved shooting in Talladega

Authorities and family confirm a local student was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Talladega.

  Fire in North Huntsville impacts impacts two homes

We first received word of the fire after midnight. Officials say the blaze impacted two unoccupied homes.

  Planned hotel could bring parking woes for downtown Huntsville business

A Hyatt Hotel is coming to the intersection of Jefferson Street and Holmes Avenue, replacing an existing parking lot.

  Huntsville Utilities donates water to Salvation Army cooling station

Huntsville Utilities donated 20 cases of bottled water to help the less fortunate beat the heat.

  Kroger donates bottled water for Madison school buses

A local Kroger stepped up to make sure students on Madison city buses stayed hydrated.

  Huntsville man gears up for 6th tour across America mowing lawns

Huntsville landscaper turned national treasure, Rodney Smith Jr., is hitting the road again. He plans to travel to all 50 states, this time with law enforcement by his side.

Robbery suspect sought in Madison County

Deputies say a robbery suspect stole the victim’s cellphone and demanded the pass code at gunpoint.

New language for Alabama school emergency plans

State law create new languages for school emergency plans.

  Madison County man accused of stealing bronze urns from Meridianville cemetery

Deputies say James Dunning was stealing bronze urns from the Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Meridianville.

  Massage parlor chain argues to reopen doors during human trafficking investigation

A Madison County judge ordered the parlors be closed in April.

  Madison City Council gives road project bids the green light

The Madison City Council OK'd three projects at a cost of almost $13 million.

  ’We’re upset. We’re confused’: Family demands answers in Huntsville teen’s murder more than a year ago

It has been more than a year for the family of a Huntsville teen shot and killed, and they say their fight for justice continues. Brandon Thornton, 17, was murdered in January 2018, and his family says nothing is being done.

  $5K reward offered in firearms theft from Huntsville pawn shop

The ATF is offering a reward for the amount of up to $2,500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5,000.

  Tennessee Valley pastors trying to prevent hate

The dynamic panel of faith-based leaders brought people from all walks of life to invoke change in the world.

  Dehydrated hikers rescued on Monte Sano Mountain

The hikers needed help navigating the Monte Sano trail system when they got overheated and dehydrated.

  Woman in critical condition following Huntsville house fire

A woman sustained critical injuries in an overnight house fire in northwest Huntsville.

  Madison County volunteers give 20K pounds of food, health care, haircuts to needy

Refuge Church joined forces with Huntsville Hospital and several local businesses to provide free food, health care, haircuts and encouragement.

  Huntsville councilman holding town hall this week

Huntsville Councilman Will Culver is continuing his 8 for 8 Town Hall series.

  Family of murder victim sues Madison juvenile facility

A new lawsuit claims that the Three Springs Juvenile facility is to blame for the death of a construction worker beaten to death in 2017.

  Huntsville mayor declines pay raise

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle informed the City Council of his intent to veto his approved pay raise.

  Mazda Toyota hiring, training, construction in full swing

There are a lot of moving parts at the site of the new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant. It’s the height of construction and there are 2,500 workers on site on a daily basis.

  State Supreme Court denies Huntsville police officer’s immunity appeal

The Alabama State Supreme Court decided Friday that it would not hear an appeal from a Huntsville police officer charged with murder.

  Customer call leads Kitchen Cops to roaches in a Waffle House

Roaches on the walls. Roaches under the sink. Roaches under the ice machine. Roaches by the back door.

  Huntsville City Council votes to change city salary schedule, give office of mayor a raise

The change could result in a pay bump for some employees in October.

  HPD using top-notch, immersive training simulator

The Huntsville Police Department now has the latest, cutting-edge technology to train officers.

  Suspects indicted in Flint River assault

A grand jury has indicted three people accused in a brawl on the Flint River that left a teen with a broken eye socket and nose.

  Suspect in 2017 Huntsville murder fighting for immunity

A man charged in a deadly Huntsville shooting says he acted in self-defense.

  Blue Pants Brewery in Madison is closing

Blue Pants Brewery in Madison is closing its doors.

  Huntsville student, principal speak out on valedictorian, salutatorian elimination

Huntsville City Schools will no longer recognize a valedictorian or salutatorian when the school year ends.

  Lockheed Martin donates $5K to Huntsville STEM club

Lockheed Martin is donating $5,000 to the robotics team of a Huntsville STEM club.

  Huntsville student dropped off at wrong bus stop; father still looking for answers

A Huntsville city school parent still wants an explanation after his daughter was dropped off at the wrong stop.

Madison County Schools responds to bus delays

Multiple parents have reached out about bus delays on the first day of school.

  Top investigator for Madison County Sheriff’s Office reflects on long career

He’s one of the most well-known figures in law enforcement in Madison County and after more than 30 years on the job, he’s now taking on a new, but familiar role.

  Madison Superintendent: No time to waste as students head back to class

“It’s game day. We’re so excited, we’re so ready!" That’s how Madison City Schools Superintendent Robby Parker described the first day of class during a live interview with WAFF 48 on Wednesday morning.

  Madison County starts 2019/2020 with new superintendent, major renovations

The school bell is ringing again in Madison County, and there have been plenty of changes since students were dismissed back in May.

  Huntsville City Schools eliminating valedictorian, salutatorian honors

The school system will no longer recognize valedictorians and salutatorians, which are traditionally the students with the top two grade point averages in the graduating class.

  ‘It’s ungodly’: Madison County drivers illegally passed school buses and got away with it, officials say

The Madison County School district is reporting 64 illegal passings in a single day.

  Huntsville company providing services to autistic adults opens door to new office

Open Door, a local business providing independent work, social and life skills to those on the autism spectrum, opened its own doors this afternoon. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at their Rhett Avenue location.

  Alabama NAACP celebrates 54 years of Voter Rights Act

Tuesday, the NAACP of Madison County celebrated 54 years of voting rights. On this day in 1965, the Voter Rights Act was passed ensuring that every eligible voter has their voice heard free from discrimination. Some say all these years later, there is still more work to be done.

  More teachers, other employees hired for Madison schools

The Madison city school district has just hired 16 new employees ahead of the first day of school.

  Security improvements made at Madison County schools

During the summer, officials with Madison County Schools made security improvements to all 28 campuses in their district.

  Huntsville Hospital preps for big disasters, mass shootings with extensive training

How prepared is north Alabama for a mass casualty event or disaster? Huntsville Hospital's staff works hard to make sure they’re ready for anything.

  Madison County Jail escapee recaptured within minutes

Madison County deputies say he was able to exit the jail after he was placed in a temporary holding area during a transfer.

  Police: Shots fired at apparent burglar in South Huntsville

Investigators tell us an employee at an auto body shop saw what he believed was a person breaking into a car at the business on a security camera.

  Christian leaders across the spectrum to hold panel on white nationalism

In response to the El Paso shooting, Huntsville church leaders are taking on white nationalism.

  Melt restaurant co-founder tried to bribe her way out of DUI arrest, police say

Huntsville police say Ann Paget Pizitz was arrested on a DUI charge, then got more charges after allegedly trying to bribe her way out of it.