Huntsville - Madison

  UAH-based organization offering free webinars on small business loans

The webinars run several times a week and are updated to reflect the most recent information.

  Staying active outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic

  Madison County School changing plan to help feed students

  North Alabama law enforcement not making random traffic stops for stay at home order

  More spring cleaning leads to delays in Huntsville bulk waste pickup

  North Alabama Land Trust hiring laid off downtown workers

International Space Station will be visible from Huntsville 3 times this week

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Huntsville student, another teacher test positive for coronavirus

  Is plasma the answer to help fight coronavirus?

Huntsville police searching for runaway teen

  School systems in Madison County set to start learning outside of the classroom

  Offers coming in on Huntsville homes based on virtual tours alone

  Cove Church pastor responds to other churches holding in person services

Madison County Sheriff Closes Offices to Walk-Ins Until Further Notice

If a face-to-face meeting is required, the investigator will schedule that.

GOVS seeks health care professional volunteers to serve during the COVID-19 outbreak

The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services works to increase an ethic of service and volunteerism in the State of Alabama.

Arts Huntsville Launches Individual Artist Emergency Relief Grants

Arts Huntsville is a non-profit organization founded in 1962.

  Drake State inspired to 3D print face shields for health care workers

3D printers at Drake State Community & Technical College are busy churning out face shields for health care workers.

RFCU gets hundreds of paycheck protection program applications in first day

  Alabama banks: Demand for SBA loans slowing help for small businesses

  Madison County deputy tests positive for COVID-19

Who to contact to report employers not following public health guidelines

Huntsville school buses to give students Wi-Fi access for Blended Learning Plan

  Assurance Scientific Laboratories rep. sees potential price gouging on testing swabs

  Marine patrol troopers monitoring, encouraging social distancing

Thinking about going boating this weekend? Troopers want to remind you, the same social distancing guidelines apply to the water.

  Toney church giving away free food

The Harvest Fellowship Church is handing out bags of free food every weekday.

  Huntsville City Schools hires chief school financial officer

The Huntsville City Board of Education voted to hire Dustin Daehn as its new chief school financial officer.

  Bob Jones High School teacher making protective masks with 3D printer

She was able to talk district leadership into letting her use the printer, and she is now printing off critical equipment.

  Local wife collects cleaning supplies for truck drivers unable to stop at public showers

As more and more entities across the state shutdown because of COVID-19, truck drivers are constantly running into issues during their travel.

Madison City Schools announces finalists for new superintendent

The search for a new superintendent for Madison City Schools continues next week

  Huntsville arson investigation grows with fire at MJ’s Quick Stop building

Huntsville fire marshal Dan Wilkerson says they are investigating a new arson case on Poplar Avenue.

  Salvation Army in need of donations as more people use services

Commanding Officer Chris Bryant tells us they are seeing a huge jump of people coming to stay the night, and coming to get meals.

  How businesses can engage customers on social media

FLOURISH CEO Megan Nivens shares tips on how to engage customers online.

  2nd Huntsville teacher tests positive for COVID-19

A teacher at Huntsville Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Huntsville Chamber of Commerce acting as middleman for business donations to hospitals

The chamber is helping ensure the specific needs of the hospitals are being met.

  Huntsville City Schools blended learning plan to allow students to finish year remotely

Huntsville City Schools students are transitioning to what administrators call a blended learning plan.

  Madison Chamber of Commerce getting creative to help local restaurants

The chamber has three virtual events planned right now.

  Blood donations slowing down during coronavirus pandemic

LifeSouth needs people to donate blood and sign up for blood drives.

  Huntsville Police Dept shares common questions about business closures

Our newsroom, and 911 dispatchers have been swamped with calls from people saying there are a lot of businesses still open that shouldn’t be.

  Downtown Rescue Mission in need of donations after thrift store closures

Downtown Rescue Mission is still welcoming people in, but they have lost a big part of their income from the thrift store closures.

  Expecting mothers fear giving birth alone as hospital policies change

Hospitals across the nation are adjusting visitation policies amid the global coronavirus pandemic. In some states, officials have ruled mothers must give birth alone. As the number of cases grow in north Alabama, mothers are worried we’re next.

  Huntsville nurse practitioner raising money to feed health care workers, patronize local restaurants

Amy Saunders is using donations to buy gift cards from local restaurants and then gifting them to health care workers on the front lines.

  Closed school buildings are leaving some contractors unemployed

One contractor said the closed schools are leaving her and her colleagues without an income.

HEMSI, HPD supplies stable as potential coronavirus surge looms

The Huntsville Police Department has ordered an extra 10,000 masks for its officers.

Huntsville law firm providing free meals for first responders, medical personnel

The law firm of Morris, King & Hodge is working with local restaurants to provide free meals for law enforcement and emergency room staff as they fight the virus.

Huntsville 5k goes virtual

Runners or walkers can complete the 5K between March 31 and April 14.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing addresses COVID-19 fears

As of Tuesday, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any MTM business location.

  Huntsville suspending Saturday Shuttle Bus service

Saturday service will be suspended effective April 4.

Crestwood Hospital employees test positive for COVID-19

Dr. Pam Hudson, the CEO of Crestwood Hospital, confirmed on Tuesday that a Crestwood Hospital Employee has now tested positive for COVID-19.

North Alabama doctor’s license revoked over pill mill and fraud allegations

The Alabama Medical License of Dr. Francene Aretha Gayle has been revoked by the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama over pill mill and fraud allegations.

  Safety tips for take-out, fast food or curbside

We talked to someone from the Madison County Health Department to find out what you need to know when getting take out, fast food or curbside.

  John Hunt Park testing site closed this week due to limited supplies

The drive-thru collection site at John Hunt Park will be closed the rest of the week.

  Construction and road work going on as planned, despite pandemic

Some road projects are even getting done faster because of less traffic.

  Local lawyer says filing a will is especially important right now

This is a very difficult situation for everyone, but this virus is forcing us to confront some very serious issues. Whether we’re ready or not.

  Local plumber says flushable wipes aren’t flushable

A local plumber says you should not flush 'flushable wipes.'

  AAMU demolishing 6 buildings; alumni asking for intervention

With Alabama A&M University free of students, demotion and renovations are in high gear, but it’s not sitting well with everyone.

  Manna House remaining open during pandemic

Manna House is keeping its doors open every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

  Huntsville Hospital employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Huntsville Hospital employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Calhoun graduation ceremony postponed until August

Calhoun Community College has postponed all spring 2020 commencement exercises.

  School administrators and teachers prepare for school online

Some teachers have already been working with students online.

  Lack of COVID-19 tests closes one Huntsville testing site temporarily

Huntsville Hospital is hoping to reopen the site on Tuesday.

  ALEA troopers ‘still out in full force’; watch your speed

Trooper Derek Campbell with ALEA says they are still out in full force.

  Madison County jail starts releasing non-violent offenders

Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner says they have started doing R.O.R. or recognizance bonds.

  Non-essential businesses get creative amid 2-week closure

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that all non-essential businesses must close at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28 until at least Friday, April 17. People who work/own businesses that fall into that category are getting creative to continue reaching customers.

  Huntsville flag company starts making masks to help with shortage

Businesses across the country are balancing a lot amid state-issued health restrictions like whether they will be able to stay open. A Huntsville-based flag company decided to make changes that will keep employees staffed and paid.

Madison County school systems transitioning to online

Huntsville City Schools, Madison City Schools and Madison County Schools are all taking a different approach.

  ‘We are heartbroken’: Central School teachers hold parade to visit students they’re missing

Teachers from Central School hosted a parade for students.

  Madison Co. leadership: Monitoring situation, will create restrictions if necessary

Madison Mayor Paul Finley faced multiple questions about the possibility of a shelter in place order.

Woman displaced in Huntsville fire

Huntsville Fire and Rescue said there are no injuries

  2 of 4 people shot at Huntsville motorcycle club have died

Huntsville police confirm two of the four people shot at a Mastin Lake Road motorcycle club have died.

BREAKING: CASA of Madison County employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee for CASA of Madison County has tested positive for COVID-19.

Inspirational messages left on sidewalk outside Huntsville Hospital

Inspirational messages were written with sidewalk chalk outside of Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children.

  13 Redstone Arsenal employees among confirmed COVID-19 cases

Friday's coronavirus update from Huntsville officials

Huntsville tightens restrictions on public parks

The City of Huntsville is issuing more restrictions on public parks.

  Huntsville Police: woman shot on Jordan Lane

It happened around 3:30 a.m. Friday. Police say she was rushed to the hospital and her condition appears to be non-life threatening at this point.

  ’I won’t have anymore memories’: Graduating senior on school closure

The news that classes will not resume as normal amid the coronavirus pandemic hit hard for most people, especially graduating seniors.

  Madison student wins Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Sarah Arafat is the prestigious award’s first winner in the Huntsville/Madison area.

  Woman injured in drive-by shooting at south Huntsville gas station

Huntsville police say there was a drive-by shooting at Fuel City at Drake Avenue.

  Mayor Battle: Huntsville to follow ADPH, CDC guidance on any ‘shelter in place’ order

Mayor Tommy Battle did not give any details on if or when the city would move forward on such an order.

Huntsville Utilities suspending late fees

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Huntsville Utilities is waiving fees for late payments on bills due on or after March 16, 2020 until further notice.

  Madison County coroner preparing for more COVID-19-related deaths

Tyler Berryhill said his team is following strict CDC guidelines in handling a body that arrives with suspicion of coronavirus.

WhistleStop Weekend 2020 canceled

Staff made the decision due to global health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.