Limestone - Morgan

  Meet the only known certified police sketch artist in Alabama

Special Agent Shook says he travels all over the state to meet with victims and witnesses of crimes.

  4/10 Morgan County residents testing positive for COVID-19

Man arrested for arson of his own home

  Morgan County authorities investigating stabbing incident near Key Turney Road

  Man who confessed to 1995 Morgan Co. murder released on bond

  Governor Ivey awards millions to open Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind North Campus

North Alabama inmate serving for rape dies of COVID-19

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  Hospitalization rates hit ‘critical stage’ as COVID-19 cases increase

Tree falls on vehicle in Marshall County; 2 people killed, 1 injured

Planned traffic disruptions impact multiple areas on Monday

  COVID-19 vaccine is coming soon, but could you be last on the list to receive one?

Alabama submits sentencing request for former Limestone County Judge

One person killed, one injured in Morgan County wreck

  Kitchen Cops: Six perfect scores and roaches on the fish

The Madison County Kitchen Cops were busy last week.

Local agencies receive $13 million to assist low-income families

The grants, which are funded by the CARES act, will allow community service agencies to provide emergency funding to keep the lights on this winter.

Child shot himself in the leg in Publix parking lot

According to Decatur police, it happened in the parking lot of Publix on the Beltline.

  Decatur COVID-19 unit opens at half-capacity

The new COVID-19 unit at Parkway was originally planned out of an abundance of caution, now it can't open to its full-capacity due to lack of staffing.

  Alabamians hit hard by the pandemic ask governor for more relief

  UPDATE: Three people safe after house fire in Athens

  Decatur-Morgan Hospital sees another record-high in COVID-19 patients

  Alabama senator reacts to Huntsville on U.S. Space Command’s shortlist

  Decatur detective gets phone call that solves decades old murder

  Madison County man stuck abroad awaiting visa for fiancé

  Athens City Schools hires first ever Mental Health Services Coordinator

Mikayla Reese will serve students and their families across the district by coordinating available services and resources to support mental health. Congrats, Mikayla!

  County school provides COVID-19 safe meals for students

In Morgan County, they’re working to provide nutritious, sanitary meals to students.

Deputies arrest 3 suspects in investigation of Union Hill home invasion

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects on Friday following a Thursday evening Union Hill home invasion.

  Caleb Brooks awaits new donor as doctors postpone Friday transplant

It’s been over three months since a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Investigator was seriously injured by a bull.

  UAB creates Post COVID Treatment Program

This program is one of only a few programs of its kind across the country.

  Alabama’s GuideSafe app expands to 12 other states

If your holiday plans take you across state lines, you may still be able to get alerts if you've been exposed to COVID-19.

All Decatur City Schools transitioning to virtual learning

Decatur City Schools has no plans to switch to virtual learning after Thanksgiving.

Decatur Police: Man confesses to 1995 cold case murder

The case has been revisited several times in search for leads.

Historic Alabama sites included in new online map

North Alabama history buffs can now explore local landmarks and photos from days gone by across the state.

  Rescue squad gets new underwater drone for searches and recoveries

The Morgan County Rescue Squad’s new underwater drone is one of the only north Alabama teams to have this kind of equipment.

  Morgan County man found guilty of capital murder

Roger Dale Stevens was found guilty of capital murder today after killing his ex-wife back in 2015

  Board member updates status of Community Urgent Care in Hartselle

Airforce Veteran Sommer Fowler Webb says when Friday rolls around, she will be out of all five or her medications.

  Sheriff’s Office identifies suspect in Morgan County stabbing incident

Deputies are responding to a reported stabbing near the Hulaco community in Morgan County.

  EXCLUSIVE: ADOC Commissioner tackles rising COVID cases in Limestone, North Alabama Correctional Facility

In September, ADOC expanded testing capabilities to offer more testing inside these facilities. Over the last two months, numbers in Decatur and in Limestone have skyrocketed.

All Falkville High School students return to virtual learning temporarily

An official with Morgan County Schools confirmed all students in grades 9th through 12th Falkville High School will begin remote learning for all students on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20.

Decatur Police arrest Tuscaloosa man for theft

Man arrested for theft in Decatur.

Scholarship funds available for technical education students

The deadline to apply is November 30th!

UPDATE: Limestone County teacher charged of sex crime resigns

Limestone County investigators charged a school teacher for engaging in a sex act with a student.

Police charge a man for allegedly stabbing victim in Decatur

Police say the found the victim suffering from what they say were non-life threatening wounds.

  Governor has 45 days to use almost $1 billion in CARES Act funding

If the deadline is not extended, Alabama will have to send millions of much-needed dollars back to Washington.

Police arrest Decatur man wanted for multiple car thefts

Decatur Police arrested a man wanted in connection to two separate car thefts.

Decatur woman faces theft charge after allegedly selling unowned car

The suspect was identified as Heather Elaine Partain.

Decatur Utilities scheduled to replace natural gas services on Cain Street

Decatur Utility crews will be working at Cain Street and Bank Street on Tuesday, November 17.

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Monday.

Man arrested for Hartselle rape after DNA confirmation

Lt. McDearmond says a DNA test links Jeremy Taylor to a break in and rape incident in October.

Man killed in Limestone County wreck

A man was killed in a wreck in Limestone County early Sunday morning.

Man arrested, charged after standoff in Morgan County

Morgan County deputies responded to a call involving a shooting into an occupied home in Hartselle Saturday morning.

  New app designed for people living or working on Redstone Arsenal

Julie Frederick with Redstone Arsenal said they’re trying to standardize adjustments for military families moving from installation to installation.

  ShowerUp heads to Athens, free flu shots also available

The mobile shower units will be available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  Local Army Veteran’s home mortgage paid in full on Veterans Day

Veterans United Home Loans gave the Brown Family the ultimate surprise.

East Limestone students transition to virtual learning

East Limestone Middle and High School students will transition to virtual learning on Monday.

Storyman’s legacy; Over 500 books donated in honor of Athens man

To date, the mother and daughter duo have collected more than 500 books to donate to elementary schools in Athens.

Athens City Schools begins new superintendent search

Athens City Schools is taking applications for its next superintendent.

Limestone County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office closed again due to COVID-19

The Limestone County Clerk's Office will be closed until Monday, November 16.

  Hundreds of Limestone County students in quarantine, parents and teachers remain concerned

As of Wednesday, East Limestone Middle and High School had nearly 300 children out.

  Officers continue efforts to keep COVID-19 out of Morgan County Jail

Swafford says it’s the staff’s job to keep COVID-19 out of the jail, and so far, they’ve done just that.

Decatur Fire and Rescue on the scene of single vehicle wreck

Fire and Rescue are on the scene near Calvary Assembly on Highway 20 West. Avoid the area if possible.

  Five Decatur brothers, who all served in Vietnam, live to tell their story

James, John, Thomas, Willie and Leo, the Miller brothers. All born in Limestone County and raised in Decatur All five of them, Vietnam War veterans.

Police arrest suspect for shooting into unoccupied Decatur home, vehicle

Decatur police arrested a man they say fired multiple shots into a home and car last week.

  Local doctor pleads for community’s help to decrease COVID-19 spread and hospitalizations

Dr. Hanserd is concerned a high volume of COVID patients, will greatly impact the treatment of non-COVID patients.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office closed due to COVID-19

According to officials, two administrative employees and one deputy tested positive for the virus.

Juvenile Officer: Sisk “has not shown any sign of remorse” over family’s slaying

"Mason does not seem bothered by the fact that he is accused of murdering his family. "

Where to find Veterans Day discounts

We’re just one day way from Veterans Day! As just a small way to say thanks, WAFF is compiling a list of local and national discounts, freebies and more for our local Veterans!

  Decatur City Schools imposing new guidelines for indoor sports season

If you’re attending a Decatur City School indoor game, you can expect to wear a mask inside the gymnasium, as well as social distance from your fellow fans.

  ADPH will use multiphase approach to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

The ADPH is calling on businesses, pharmacies, and other partners capable of storing the vaccine to help administer it to the proper population.

  State requests new trial date for Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely

Blakely is accused of taking money from his election campaign funds, taking money from Limestone County funds, and using his position to obtain interest free loans.

Police say man is arrested after entering home, assaulting victim inside

A man was arrested for burglary after he entered someone's home, and assaulted the victim inside.

Tanner man faces assault charge after altercation with brother

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Tanner man Saturday for allegedly shooting his brother with a .22 riffle.

Double fire investigation in Athens

Athens Fire and Rescue are investigating two separate fires that happened within the past 24 hours.

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent tests positive for COVID-19

DeKalb County Superintendent Jason Barnett has tested positive for COVID-19

  ON YOUR SIDE: Wall Triana worries

A viewer reached out to 48 News after she said she travels the area every day and witness people skidding into ditches and major accidents.

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Monday

  Athens Veterans Day Parade saw a great turnout to honor service members

On Saturday, Athens held a Veterans Day parade!

  Calvary Assembly and Convoy of Hope host food drive in Tanner

Around 22,000 pounds of food will be available to anyone living in North Alabama.

  Limestone County teen who confessed to killing family members faces capital murder charges

A 15 year old accused of killing his family in Limestone County last year will be charged as an adult.

  Rodney Smith Jr. receives a new ride!

The team at Woody Anderson Ford gifted Rodney a 2020 Ford Edge for his work in our community.

Alabama prison facilities introduce new video visitation services

While visitations aren’t back to normal just yet, the Alabama Department of Corrections announced new video visitations services for friends and family members of Alabama inmates.

Whataburger to break ground on Decatur restaurant

Whataburger and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate Decatur’s first-ever Whataburger at the future site on Monday, November 9 at 9 a.m.