Huntsville - Madison

  Huntsville church handing out free boxes of food

It’s going to be a drive-thru pick up service on a first come, first serve basis at the church on 315 Westminster Rd.

  Observe the Moon Night with U.S. Space & Rocket Center

  Blood centers in desperate need for convalescent plasma

Highway 231 expected to reopen next week

Huntsville-Madison County Chamber celebrates economic development

STAC seizes ‘Zombie Drug’ in Huntsville

Madison County school bus wreck results in no injuries

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  Huntsville City Council approves 2021 budget

  Superheroes Week 2020: profiling those who protect, heal abused children across the Tennessee Valley

  Close to 200 people come out to Trump rally in Athens

  Making sure your absentee ballot counts

Alabama A&M Confirms 41 Positive Cases of COVID-19

  Doctor Birx: SEC is ready for football

  Two North Alabama High Schools receive national award

The 2020 National Blue-Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony will be held virtually Nov. 12 and 13.

West Virginia man faces child exploitation charges in Madison county

The 35-year-old was charged with one count of travelling from West Virginia to Madison County, Alabama with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and one count of production of child pornography between November 2019 and January 2020.

  Three Madison County businesses warned by the Kitchen Cops

Three Madison county spots got warnings that their licenses were in danger of being suspended this week - despite two of them having overall good scores.

  Save Our Stages: 23 Alabama music venues part of nationwide effort to get funding

Independently owned music venues in North Alabama are still not holding public shows. But without funding help, many could have to close.

  Benefit concert to honor homicide victim

Investigators looking for Huntsville copper theft

  Alabama Senators weigh in on who should nominate new Supreme Court Justice

Madison City Schools updates traditional restart plans, Bob Jones return delayed

  Grissom vs. Huntsville game cancelled due to COVID-19

Huntsville, Madison officials discuss latest on COVID-19

  Outdoor events aid sales and growth at MidCity District

Like all businesses, the spots at MidCity have struggled to hold onto staff and customers. But after months of brainstorming, things are improving.

  Emergency crews extinguish morning house fire in New Market

Emergency crews responded early Wednesday morning to a house fire in New Market

  Little Richard mural lights up in MidCity after completion

A group gathered to celebrate the completion of the Little Richard mural at MidCity.

  West Huntsville one step closer to a new fire station

A new fire station in west Huntsville is in the works, and its construction could mean more money in your pocket.

  City of Madison asks for public input on new community center

The city of Madison wants to know what the public wants the future community center on Browns Ferry Road to offer.

  Demolition begins at Haysland Square in Huntsville

Businesses left and nobody wanted to come in and take over, until now.

  Local bars hope for a Successful Football Season

Restaurants across the Tennessee Valley have been battling empty booths and tables. Owners and employees are optimistic that fans and dollars will roll in on game days though.

  ADPH: Rapid COVID-19 test could produce false negatives

Our Kate Smith spoke with Doctor Karen Landers about why rapid tests have a higher error rate.

  Hartselle murder for hire suspects appear in court, case sent to Grand Jury

Three of five suspects arrested as part of an alleged murder for hire in Hartselle appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.

  Calhoun Unveils new Esports Gaming Studios

Calhoun is one of the first community colleges in the state to offer this kind of competition.

Multi-vehicle Wreck in Athens leaves one dead

Authorities say one person is dead following a multi-vehicle wreck in Athens.

One dead following Madison County car crash

A two-vehicle crash occurred at 9:30 a.m. on September 22, claiming the life of an Ardmore woman.

  AEA rep talks about teacher concerns she’s hearing

Beverly Sims with the Alabama Education Association said she’s talking to a lot of teachers who are struggling right now.

Huntsville Police arrest suspect in August deadly hit-and-run

Initially, the suspect in the car left the scene but police were able to track the person down nearby and an arrest was made.

  Steady enrollment for UAH during the pandemic

UAH has not seen a dramatic increase or decrease in admissions or application rates due to the pandemic.

  Students learning remotely after 5 positive cases at Academy for Arts & Academics

Students at the Academy for Arts and Academics in Huntsville will be learning virtually until October 1. That’s because five people at the school tested positive for COVID-19.

  African American blood donors needed to help battle Sickle Cell Anemia

The American Red Cross is at a critical level for blood donations, specifically from African Americans to help combat a blood disease.

  Alabama still has worst census response rate; deadline approaching

There is a lot on the line for Alabama when it comes to the census, from congress to healthcare.

  Madison County Students head back to the Classroom

As of September 21, all traditional learning students are back in class together.

  ADVA Commissioner speaks with 48 News regarding Tut Fann

In the last 24 hours, ten people have been removed from the active case list at the Tut Fann State Veteran Home.

Police arrest suspect in Athens stabbing

Around 11:30 p.m. on September 18th, Athens Police Department was called about a cutting at Mac’s Sports Bar & Steakhouse on South Jefferson Street.

  Lawsuit filed in Huntsville Private Investigator’s murder

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a Huntsville murder suspect, and the acute care hospital where she worked.

Hazel Green Football program suspended after players test positive for COVID-19

Due to the players testing positive, 15 players are currently quarantined, and the Hazel Green Football program has been temporarily suspended for 14 days.

Huntsville City Schools COVID-19 Update

On September 21, an official with Huntsville City Schools confirmed nine positive cases within the Huntsville City Schools district.

  Huntsville Police identify victim in fatal car versus pedestrian accident

Huntsville police need your help to find the driver responsible for a deadly hit and run.

  Madison County Schools bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

A bus driver for the Madison County School system has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Grissom High School mom anxious about her daughter’s return to the classroom

Batrich said this was a tough choice to make, but ultimately it came down to what was best for her daughter.

  Discovery Middle School student shares first week experience

Ethan Gay, a sixth grader at Discovery Middle School, talks about his first week of in-person learning.

  Madison City Schools delay high school return date due to COVID-19 cases

Nine football players at Bob Jones High School test positive. 120 students and 10 teachers now in quarantine.

  Volunteer group help families in South Alabama impacted by Hurricane Sally

Volunteers with Prepare and Respond Disaster Relief loaded up their equipment from the warehouse on Friday and headed to Foley, Alabama where they said thousands of people are still without power.

  Crowd gathers in downtown Huntsville for vigil to honor Justice Ginsburg

Sunday night dozens of people gathered on the steps of the federal courthouse to honor her memory.

  HSV elementary school returns to virtual learning

On Monday, students at AAA elementary school will go back to learning remotely as school officials say there are multiple students and staff members self-quarantining.

  Passengers lucky to be OK after wreck sends car down embankment in Huntsville

Huntsville Police had to slow down traffic near the Sparkman exit on Eastbound I-565 early Saturday morning.

  Local Huntsville church holds drive up voter registration

There is a drive through registration drive from Noon to 3 p.m. at Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville on Saturday.

  Tourism gets a boost from CARES ACT funding

COVID-19 hit hard economically, including the state’s tourism industry. Now Governor Kay Ivey is hoping to change that by using $10 million of CARES ACT funding. This money, will go to help promote attractions all across the state.

  More families come forward, upset over conditions at Hampton Cove Funeral Home

Since our story aired earlier this week, families across the Tennessee Valley have reached out letting us know of similar situations.

Raytheon Technologies to cut 15,000 jobs

Raytheon Technologies plans to cut 15,000 jobs across its subsidiary companies. Raytheon President & CEO Greg Hayes announced the reductions in a reporting call to shareholders Friday.

Madison City Schools announces football game forfeits, delay in high school return due to COVID-19 cases

Madison City Schools Superintendent Ed Nichols announced Friday that Bob Jones High School will not play the next two games of the 2020 schedule due to COVID-19.

Huntsville City Schools hosts food drive between Grissom, Huntsville High Schools

The competition will begin on Monday, September 21, and run through Wednesday, September 23.

  Alabama A&M students seek on-demand counseling services

Alabama A&M students adjust to college life in the age of COVID.

  Huntsville City School survey results show concern for the school year

The Huntsville Education Association now has the results from faculty on how they feel this school year is going so far with in-person learning in the Huntsville City School District.

  Polaris Huntsville looking to hire 175 workers to meet rising demand

The Polaris plant in Madison is looking to hire 175 employees, as demand for ATVs increases.

UPDATE: One man arrested following double stabbing investigation in Marshall County

Marshall County Deputies are investigating a double stabbing on Pleasant Grove Road.

Morton Hall reopens with 21st century panache, versatility

Aside from an addition nearly half a century ago, the hallowed halls have remained relatively unchanged – until now.

Huntsville-Madison 9-1-1 teams up with Sprocket to keep children safe during an emergency

Sprocket wants your children to be safe during an emergency situation!

North Alabama Zoological Society hoping to raise $6M in 1 year to build zoo

The North Alabama Zoological Society is asking for the community's support. They want to raise $6M in the next year.

  U.S. 231 construction could be done in a few weeks

ADOT tells WAFF 48 the bridges on U.S. 231 in Lacey's Spring could be open in 2-3 weeks.

  Toney Volunteer Fire Department honored, recruiting more

There are dozens of volunteer firefighters who sacrifice their time, talents and energy to help people in need in Madison County. Madison County Commissioners wanted to shine a light on the heroic actions and also bring awareness that there is a shortage of volunteer firefighters.

Authorities looking for Huntsville teen

Jesilany Villanueva is 14-years-old and was last seen on the night of September 11.

  Madison County commissioners approve new $67 Million budget

Not only will the new budget pay for increased salaries and more employees, it will also pay for more vehicles and equipment every deputy needs.

  Local mausoleum falling short; family wants answers

They want repairs to be made or they plan to take it to court.

  Two local lawyers agree, landlord-tenant laws are a mess

“Without any kind of rent relief there’s really no way we’re ever going to find the other side of this.”

  Huntsville officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Huntsville on Wednesday

  Huntsville Utilities has crews on standby to help with hurricane relief

Strong winds lead to massive power outages in South Alabama. HSV utility crews ready to help.

  Huntsville City Council reviews $236M budget plan

Tuesday night they spent close to three hours picking apart the budget for the next fiscal year.

UAH enrollment reaches milestone, 10,000 students

This marks the sixth straight year of successive growth for the campus. Since 2014, UAH enrollment has climbed 36 percent.

New Google Fiber program recruits Huntsville users

This year has made the need for more speed especially critical, as many people are now living their entire lives — from work to school to play — within their homes homes, creating unprecedented demand for internet capacity.

  Police simulation shows what it takes to be an officer

Putting the public in the shoes of law enforcement to see how they would react in dangerous situations. Huntsville Police Department leaders put together a class on Tuesday to give the public a glimpse of what they go through, and the training they use in scary situations.