Huntsville - Madison

  Caught on camera: Thirsty man steals bottles of liquor from Huntsville restaurant

The owner of Phat Sammy's in Huntsville says this man broke in and stole multiple bottles of liquor and then used a trash can to haul it all out.

  Madison County emergency rental assistance program update

One person in custody after police chase in Madison County

Road closure on Old Big Cove Road Wednesday morning

  First year of ACAP testing has parents concerned after pandemic year

  Update: Huntsville City Schools, city’s project to move central offices

  Huntsville protester: charges dropped after signing agreement not to sue the city

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  Family suing Huntsville Board of Education after son’s death

Madison man charged with first-degree rape, sodomy

  Von Braun Center leaders talk about masking, capacity requirements

  New online resource for Huntsville Boards and Commissions positions

Trash Pandas single-game tickets on sale this weekend

Virtual hiring event for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing happening Tuesday

  The race to the 2021 summer Olympic games is coming through the Rocket City

Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on the athletes as they compete for a spot-on Team USA.

  Self scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccine available at Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville Hospital announced a self-scheduling option for appointments at the Community Vaccination Clinic at John Hunt Park.

  Von Braun Center warns community of scams

Leaders with the Von Braun Center are warning you to be on high alert. Scammers are using their name to try to separate you from your money.

  Neighbors react after wife arrested for shooting, killing husband in Huntsville

Huntsville Police confirmed Inez Fuqua is the same person who was arrested for shooting at her husband inside his truck last November.

  Family of Bradley Pugh will hold vigil in Huntsville

  Police arrest Huntsville woman for murder after Saturday death investigation

  Sparkman instructional coach wins statewide award to help further graduate education

Mask requirements for school systems across the Tennessee Valley

  Governor Ivey awards money to help combat homelessness

Masks still mandatory at Huntsville International Airport

  Southeast wedding crasher strikes again before Florence trial begins Monday

Watch out brides and grooms! This wedding crasher is accused of showing up to weddings uninvited, and stealing money and gifts from the ceremonies.

Toyota Field to operate at full capacity for Trash Pandas opening day

Toyota Field will operate at 100% capacity for the opening day of the 2021 Trash Pandas season.

  Local doctor explains why there should not be vaccine hesitancy

More than 739,000 Alabamians are now considered fully vaccinated, but there are many out there who have no plans to get the shot.

  Amateur racing team raises enough money to buy first car

Just over two months ago we introduced you to the gang at Charger Motorsports, an amateur racing team made up of mostly UAH students. When we met them back in January they didn’t even have a car.

  Athens movie theater struggles as industry still feels effects of pandemic

The movie theater industry has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. North Alabama's Cinemagic Theatre in Athens is still struggling to make ends meet.

  Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council to announce findings from 2020 protests

It’s almost been a year since protests in downtown Huntsville ended with tear gas and rubber bullets.Now, an investigation into the officers’ actions will soon be released to the public.

  Alabama State School Board mandates high school seniors to fill out or opt out of FAFSA application

Future high school graduates now have to add another step to their list of to-dos before graduation.

Joe Davis Stadium renovations will soon begin for multisport complex

Officials say they hope it will be able to house football, soccer, lacrosse and other city sporting events.

Special Victims Unit charge Huntsville man on multiple sex-related charges involving a minor

Special Victims Unit (SVU) charged Sharp with rape, sodomy, traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act, electronic solicitation of a child and transmitting obscene material to a child.

  $1.75M settlement announced in 2015 assault of Indian grandfather involving Madison police

In 2015, Sureshbai Patel was visiting his son, daughter-in-law and disabled grandson when he was injured by a former Madison Police Officer. Today, Patel’s lawyer announced the case is formally dismissed.

UPDATE: Investigators identify package theft suspect in Madison County

Investigators in Madison County are looking for a woman who stole a package from the porch of a home on April 1.

  Why can 16 and 17-year-olds only receive the Pfizer vaccine?

At the beginning of the week, The Alabama Department of Public Health opened up vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older. But, if you are 16 or 17 your vaccine options are limited.

  Why younger people are experiencing greater side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine

According to Doctor Ali Hassoun, Infectious Disease Specialist at Huntsville Hospital, the younger a person is, the stronger immune response the person will have.

  Ethics Commission refers possible charge against HPD Captain to Madison DA

Huntsville Police Captain Jeffrey Rice, Sr. is facing a charge from the Alabama Ethics Commission

  Big Ole’ Ballpark Fair starts Thursday at Toyota Field

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, the Rocket City Trash Pandas have you covered!

  First time home buyers in Huntsville may qualify for up to $10k for down payment

The Rocket City is on track to become the largest city in Alabama .Of course this means with a booming population, houses are getting harder to find, especially more affordable ones.

House fire reported in Madison

A fire broke out at a home on Hughes Road just before 8 p.m.

  EXCLUSIVE: Former UAH Police Chief sends 48 News body camera footage of traffic stop involving Hazel Green High student

In a story you will see only on 48 News, our Kate Smith shows you some of the police body camera footage and shares how the former police chief wants to clear up any speculation from that night.

  5K Run Against Violence takes off in May

The virtual 5K is taking place May 12 through the 16th.

Huntsville Hospital Health System mask requirement remains following expiration of statewide mandate

All hospitals in the Huntsville Health System will continue mask requirements for the foreseeable future.

3 people injured in head-on collision near Patton Road in Huntsville

Three people were injured in a head on collision near the Patton Road and Bob Wallace intersection in Huntsville this morning.

  I-565 ramp by Trash Pandas stadium expected to open before opening day

Relief could be coming for a major headache in Madison. We learned Tuesday the ramp on 565 leading to Toyota Field will be opening very soon.

  Calhoun Community College hosts drive-thru college fair

Students drove through to learn about 50 colleges from Alabama and the southeast region.

Huntsville Police officer accused of murder from a 2018 shooting will go to trial after multiple delays

WAFF learned the judge decided not to allow the jury to hear the fact that a Huntsville Police Department internal review board cleared Darby of any wrong doing.

  Tenant living with mold, cold water, and bugs at public housing unit

Tenant living with mold, cold water, and bugs at public housing unit

  Mask mandate rules at Huntsville Speedway

When you arrive, you must wear a mask, but once you take your seat and spread out, your mask can come off.

  New LED street light in Huntsville helps with safety, saves money

An LED street light is now located at the intersection on Oakwood Avenue and Meridian Street.

  Some businesses continue with mask requirement even as state mandate scheduled to expire

Alabama’s statewide mask mandate is set to expire Friday, April 9, but that does not mean it is time to totally throw out your masks.

  Local businesses prepare for mask mandate expiration

In Huntsville, the City Council elected to follow the Governor’s lead two weeks ago and will not put a new mask ordinance in place. But, that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw them away just yet.

Water outage in parts of Huntsville

Officials with Huntsville Utilities are responding a water break on Meridian Street from Winchester Road north to Memorial Parkway.

  One person dies in single-vehicle accident near Huntsville Country Club

HPD confirms one person died as a result of a single vehicle accident.

  A Huntsville mother puts up billboards demanding police reform

Brad’s mother put up a billboard at the intersection of Bob Wallace and Memorial Parkway.

  Community activist unveils mental illness awareness billboard campaign

Peyton is advocating for police reform during crisis situations including mentally ill people

  Lindsay Lane Baptist Church holds Easter Sunday service in person

Every other pew inside of Lyndsay Lane Baptist Church was filled with church members for Easter.

  Local ABA basketball team makes late 17-year-old honorary War Dawg

"This is bigger than basketball." After Deu’nta Moore was killed last month in a shooting, a local ABA team is honoring his life and love for the game

  Former Vice President of Space Camp sues U.S. Space and Rocket Center

A former president of Space Camp is now suing the U.S. Space & Rocket Center over claims of disability discrimination.

  Local churches are preparing for large Easter Sunday services

For the first time in a year, many churches will be open for Easter and people will be allowed to sit in the sanctuaries. COVID protocols will be challenged as large groups are expected at local churches this Easter Sunday.

  Are people likely to go back to a pre-COVID lifestyle or stick with precautions?

Dr. Christina Steidl, Associate Sociology Professor at UAH, says the deciding factor to continue to take precautions or fully go back to a pre-COVID lifestyle is based on our social network.

North Alabama Capitol Insurrection suspect indicted again

Joshua James, 33, an Arab, Alabama resident, faces new charges in the January 6th U.S. Attack.

Happy World Autism Awareness Day! Check out how you can help raise awareness this month

Sign up for the Autism Society of Alabama's Digital Autism Walk and Drive-Thru Autism Resource Fair, happening this month!

  Madison County Board of Health strongly recommends masks after April 9

Physicians on the Board recommend schools, businesses, health care facilities, nursing homes and crowded places continue to require face coverings.

  Two people shot at Huntsville apartment complex

A Huntsville Police Sergeant said both men are expected to survive. One was taken to Huntsville Hospital, the other was taken to Crestwood Hospital.

  80-year-old Huntsville woman with cancer scammed out of hundreds of dollars

Victoria Martin says she had doubts but took a risk, so her son with special needs could be taken care of financially when she passes away.

Huntsville church hosts drive-thru communion and other ways of worshipping

We have all learned in the pandemic that we have to adapt in order to stay healthy and that is exactly what the Latham United Methodist Church is doing for holy week.

  UAB Huntsville pediatrics chair encouraged by Pfizer vaccine effectiveness for children

New research shows Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in children ages 12 to 15.

  Huntsville Vaccine Initiative: Helping people find a COVID vaccine appointment

Do you or someone you know need help setting up a COVID vaccine appointment? The Huntsville Vaccine Initiative is here to help!

  How the American Job Plan could impact Alabama infrastructure

Infrastructure in Alabama is ranked one of the lowest in the country.

  Huntsville police arrest man for sexual abuse, posting it online

Jadarian Williams, 24, is accused sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 and sharing it online.

  Huntsville concert venues monitoring COVID protocols as shows return to the stage

Now that venues across the country are starting to test out concerts similar to pre-COVID conditions, we wanted to know what local bands and venues are up to!

  Many North Alabama school districts will continue requiring masks after mandate expires

“My girls, personally, they want to wear the mask, they get upset when they see kids not properly wearing their mask. So I think they would’ve wanted to voluntarily continue wearing the mask."

  Digging into the Clift Farm development fee: where the money goes and for how long?

Several new businesses along Highway 72 at the Clift Farm Development are charging an extra 3% fee on each purchase.

  Senator Tommy Tuberville visits Redstone Arsenal

Senator Tuberville is a member of the Armed Services Committee, and he wants to see what leaders at the Arsenal need.

Calhoun Community College distributing $5.3 million to students in stimulus payments

If you are a student looking to be “where the money resides,” this story is for you. Calhoun Community College is giving out over 5 million dollars to students taking accredited courses.

  Colon cancer survivor shares her story; rectal surgeon discusses signs & symptoms

In honor of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, WAFF is spotlighting a local survivor who was diagnosed at 36-years-old. Ever since then, she's been raising awareness and advocating for new colon cancer screening recommendations.

  Huntsville officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Huntsville on Wednesday

Lane on Highway 431 near Hampton Cove blocked due to single-vehicle wreck

The Huntsville Police Department have one lane blocked on US Highway 431 following a single-vehicle car wreck.

  Know the difference between allergy and COVID symptoms

If you aren’t feeling your best these days the first thing on everyone’s mind is that you might have COVID-19. But, spring is here and many are starting to feel the effects of allergies. The question is- how can you differentiate the symptoms of COVID and seasonal allergies?

  Luxury apartment complex in the works at Town Madison

More luxury, mixed-use apartments are in the works for the Town Madison Development.