Huntsville - Madison

Huntsville City and Madison County schools graduation schedules

Huntsville City Schools and Madison County Schools will conduct graduation ceremonies at the Von Braun Civic Center (VBC) this week.

  May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

It’s National Rescue Dog Day!

  Hundreds gather in Huntsville for rally over abortion law

  Crews pull car out of Tennessee River, police investigating

  26th Annual Vision Banquet coming to Von Braun Center in June

Police investigating shooting involving two juveniles in north Huntsville

Continued Coverage

  Statue, walkway commemorating first responders and wounded warriors unveiled

  CFD Research exploring environment effects on weapon systems, sensors

  Huntsville City Schools offering free meals this summer

  First nurse midwife in 20 years is delivering babies at Huntsville Hospital

  Outpouring of support for Huntsville firefighter badly injured in wreck

Madison County Schools, Huntsville City Schools align schedules for 2020-2021

  New arrest made in Huntsville’s Brixworth murder after previous suspect cleared

32-year-old Marcus Alexander McCarver is charged with capital murder.

  Moldy BBQ in the Shoals and redemption for Shoney’s in Athens; Your May 17th Kitchen Cops report

One month ago, the Athens Shoney's had one of the lowest scores we've ever seen. Now, there's been a huge jump.

  Man charged with pulling gun at Huntsville immigration rally arrested again for alleged crime

He was convicted in November, but successfully appealed.

  Huntsville has state’s first and only firefighter pipe and drum band

Some of these firefighters drive the engines, others are hazmat specialists. All of them are on fire about this chance to play the bagpipes.

  20-year sentence in Huntsville DUI crash that took the life of pregnant mother

  Plane registered in Madison County lands on Florida interstate

  Toffee turns 1: Public birthday bash for celebrity Huntsville dog this weekend

Pet adoption event in Huntsville this weekend

  Huntsville expanding its public bus system to late nights, weekends

  Huntsville selected as candidate for Space Command headquarters

  Mae Jemison High School principal resigns for Gulf Shores job

Rachael McDaniel took a job in the Gulf Shores school system.

  3 Monrovia firefighters recognized for saving man’s life

Three members of the Monrovia Volunteer Fire department are being recognized by the Madison County Commission for saving a man's life.

  Jordan Road Extension construction update

If you live near Ryland Pike in Madison County you've been waiting a long time for the Jordan Road Extension project to be completed. It was supposed to be finished a couple of months ago, but mother nature hasn't been cooperating.

  Fallen Huntsville police officer honored at Washington memorial service

Hundreds paid tribute to Keith Earle and other fallen officers at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.

Huntsville home invasion robbery suspects arrested

Huntsville Police have arrested two suspects they believe are responsible for two home invasion robberies.

Second arrest made in murder of Huntsville woman

Huntsville police and the District Attorney’s office confirmed on Wednesday morning that Jaylon Draper has been arrested and charged with the murder of Samantha Coyner.

  Madison woman says scammers targeted her with ‘unclaimed property’

Mary Gooch reports someone was trying to rip off just to get her money. Alabama Treasury Secretary John McMillan says his office will never charge you for unclaimed property.

  ATV driver killed in wreck in NW Madison County

Authorities say an all-terrain vehicle and a car collided. The ATV's operator died.

  Tornado siren tower destroyed in Harvest

If you live in Harvest near Kelly Spring Road, it might be hard for you to know when a tornado is coming. A car accident smashed the siren tower and plans are now in place for a replacement.

  Huntsville employees start spraying for mosquitoes this week

Public Health officials in Huntsville are doing their part to make sure you don't spend your summer itching from mosquito bites. The city's mosquito fogging trucks are getting gassed up.

  Lee high school’s Kobe Brown announces where he will play college basketball

Lee high school basketball standout Kobe Brown will announce where he plans to play college basketball on Tuesday.

Huntsville police searching for identity theft suspect

Police say he opened an account at Sam’s on National Boulevard using a victim’s information.

Missing Huntsville man found safe

Edward Lamar Ramey has been found.

Auto supplier to bring more than 380 jobs to Huntsville

Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that Japan-based DaikyoNishikawa US plans to invest $110 million to open an auto parts manufacturing facility in Huntsville to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. assembly plant now under construction.

  Madison flea market closes; vendors say they’re out of thousands of dollars

A Madison flea market is closing its doors after years of service, according to longtime vendors. Though, they tell 48 News the handling of the closure has resulted in bad checks and left them out of thousands of dollars.

  Date set for special election on Madison property tax increase

The Madison City Council voted unanimously to hold the election for the ad valorem “12 mil property tax” on Sept. 10.

  Madison City Council approves new pet-tethering rule

The Madison City Council approved an ordinance that makes it illegal to tether your animal unattended.

  Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen putting final touches on new location

The Rose of Sharon's renovated new facility will help expand its services to those in need.

  Madison County students video chat with Holocaust survivor

Fifth-graders were able to FaceTime with Ruth Gruener. She was a hidden child during the Holocaust, and the book “Destined To Live” tells her story.

Storm shelter construction underway in Ardmore

If you live in Ardmore, in a couple of weeks you'll soon have a storm shelter.

  Oakwood University holds graduation one week after choir survives fiery bus crash

The Oakwood University Aeolians choir kicked off Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the Von Braun Center.Exactly one week ago the choir's bus was involved in a fiery crash.

  Madison City Schools hosting food pantry this summer

The district says 20 percent of its students get free or reduced meals, but it does not qualify for federal funding to help keep the food coming during the summer.

  Madison police cracking down on drunk drivers this week

Madison officers will be out in force May 13-19 looking for drunk drivers.

Huntsville Utilities: Phone scammers using new tactic

Huntsville Utilities has a warning about increased phone scammers.

  Woman charged in murder at Huntsville apartment complex

Police say she shot the victim over a “civil dispute over property.”

  Madison woman says medical marijuana bill would help her daughter

Her daughter suffers from epileptic seizures and is outgrowing her treatment's potency.

  FOP and WAFF help Madison PD find family of fallen officer

Help from the Fraternal Order of Police and a WAFF 48 News story led to a special moment for the Madison Police Department.

  Appeals court denies Huntsville police officer’s immunity bid in murder case

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has turned down Huntsville police officer William Darby’s immunity petition.

  Man shoots armed suspect who was robbing him and mother outside Huntsville grocery store

A mother and her son are safe after fighting off would-be robbers outside a Huntsville grocery store.

  Research Park Boulevard to be widened in effort to alleviate backups

Get ready for another major road project in Huntsville! A chunk of Research Park Boulevard is going to be widened to six lanes.

  5 suspects now arrested in Madison’s Skyline Road murder

Three suspects are now charged in a homicide investigation in Madison.

Redstone Test Center training for upcoming icing test

For the next month, the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center, or RTC, will be conducting qualification testing of their Helicopter Icing Spray System, or HISS.

Trap and Skeet Range open on Redstone Arsenal

There's a new place for sportsmen to go on Redstone Arsenal!

SoulStock faces uncertain future, charging admission for first time ever

Organizers of the Christian music festival are praying they'll get support to keep the event going in the future

  Kitchen Cops find insects, toddlers and dirty plates this week

Several popular restaurants find themselves on the poor performers list

  Oakwood University Aeolians on surviving fiery bus crash

Members of the Oakwood University Aeolians joined WAFF 48′s Trent Butler and Haley Baker on Friday morning following a bus crash during the group’s trip to San Francisco.

  Closing the gender pay gap

While the pay gap between men and women is slowly closing, women are still having to deal with the issue of being paid less than their male coworkers.

  Medical marijuana would not be available immediately if legalized

A local co-op coordinator estimates it could be years before rules are finalized and farmers are ready to grow.

  NWS confirms EF0 tornado hit near AL/TN state line

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in north Madison County Thursday afternoon.

Crews battle house fire in New Hope

Crews responded to a house fire on Albert Mann Road and Wesley Childers Road in New Hope.

  North AL high school senior makes Crimson Tide cheer squad

A life long dream come true for this popular 18-year-old who says she’s worked incredibly hard to earn her spot on the Crimson Tide cheer leading squad.

  United Way promoting pharmaceutical discount card for everyone

The card does not have an income or age restriction.

  Hotel murder suspect extradited to Huntsville

The suspect in a murder investigation from last summer is now in Huntsville to face charges.

  Push underway to have 24/7 mental health clinics in Alabama

The CEO at Wellstone Behavioral Health is getting the conversation started about something he says is crucial for the state- a crisis center open around the clock for those dealing with mental health issues.

  Tense moment as teen charged in deadly south Huntsville shooting appears in court

New details came out in court on Wednesday as Huntsville investigators testified about Joseph Earls, the man accused of killing a young woman.

  Huntsville man who killed wife, son files appeal

Attorneys for Stephen Marc Stone have filed a notice of appeal on the jury’s guilty verdict in the case and Stone’s sentence of life in prison without parole.

  #StroudStrong: Madison newspaper cheers on WAFF 48 reporter’s cancer battle

WAFF’s news partner, The Madison Record, gave Allen Stroud a shoutout in his battle against stage 4 lung cancer.

  Huntsville school board votes to split P-8 schools

The plan would keep students on the same campus but revert back to an elementary and middle school concept.

  Huntsville school board member Pam Hill is resigning

Her resignation will go into effect May 24.

HPD: Man accused of using stolen debit card to buy Mother’s Day card

Police say the man in the photo used a stolen debit card to purchase a gift card and a Mother’s Day card.

  Thousands of FBI recruits heading to Tennessee Valley

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle both say the trip is just another example of how all the neighboring cities here in north Alabama collaborate and delegate together.

  Real estate developers announce plans for a major mixed-use development in south Huntsville

Jim Hays, John Hays, and Jeff Enfinger said they will construct a community that will contain 1090 homes, an entertainment district, a nature preserve, retail and restaurant locations, a six-mile walking trail, townhouses, a dog park and more.

  Mosquitoes are here for summer and they’re here to stay

Mosquitoes have been breeding since February, and now they’re starting to swarm.

  Guilty plea in DUI wreck that claimed the life of elderly Madison woman

The drunk driver who struck and killed a woman out on her morning walk in her neighborhood received a split sentence and will spend three years in prison for the crime.

Huntsville High School vandalized during weekend

The principal encourages parents to talk with their children about the seriousness of incidents like this and the importance of reporting suspicious activities, threats or disturbing information.

  Members of Oakwood University’s Aeolians lose luggage, belongings in fiery San Francisco crash

18 Oakwood University students and two staff members were involved in a bus crash in San Francisco on Friday, according to university officials.

  Local instructor explains the health benefits of doing yoga

Brito says that yoga is about trying to find balance in your life, especially if you have multiple activities you’re having to juggle. She adds that it’s a good way to relax and get good energy flowing through your body.

Oakwood University Bus Crash

18 choir members and 2 employees from Oakwood University's Aeolians were on board this bus in San Francisco. They were involved in a 5 vehicle pile up that resulted in this deadly fiery crash.