Limestone - Morgan

  Helping Bella: 10-year-old Athens girl still fighting heart defect

Bella's mom says a doctor is working on building an artificial heart pump for patients like Bella, but she says they don't have much time to wait.

  Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: Athens 10-year-old prevailing through multiple heart defects

Calhoun to host essential workers hiring fair

Arab City Police arrests Banks-Caddell Elementary principal on domestic violence charge

  Class action lawsuit filed on behalf of private school students whose identities were allegedly stolen

Mother charged with child abuse following her 16-month-old son’s death

Deputies reunite with little boy they helped save from drowning almost one year later

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Police respond to suspicious object at Danville High School

Wreck closes eastbound, westbound lanes on Highway 72 in Limestone County

Decatur man arrested after he broke into ex-girlfriend’s home, assaulted, stole her phone

Madison man charged with first-degree rape, sodomy

  Why Limestone County Schools decided to no longer require masks

  Judge allowing evidence of gambling in Sheriff Blakely’s criminal case

  Drive-thru college fair at Athens State University

Checking out some prospective schools? The event is Thursday, April 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

One killed in rollover wreck on I-65 north near Priceville

Deputies responded to a rollover wreck on Interstate 65 on Saturday afternoon.

AL 36 closed for a bridge replacement Monday

Starting tomorrow Alabama 36 south of Somerville in Morgan County will be closed.

Donate, shop at Hands Across Decatur benefit sale this weekend

If your in the mood to do some spring cleaning, there’s an organization in Decatur looking for donations.

  Athens-Limestone Hospital starting walk-in vaccine clinic April 19

  Danville teacher placed on administrative leave after drug paraphernalia arrest

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

Limestone Co. deputies searching for burglary suspect

  Former Limestone Co. Superintendent pleads guilty in fraud case

  Decatur City Council votes to end local mask mandate

Police say Decatur man accused of rape, assault sentenced to life

Police say, on January 25, 2021, Rodney Brown, 54, of Decatur, was found guilty of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and second-degree domestic violence.

City of Athens will not issue a local mask mandate

Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks just announced he will not issue a local mask mandate for the city after the statewide mandate expires on April 9.

Police charge Decatur man with arson after setting a home, car on fire

Decatur police and Decatur fire responded to a house fire and car fire in Decatur on Tuesday.

  Alabama Shakes drummer out of jail, released on bond

A judge granted Alabama Shakes drummer Steve Johnson a bond of $26,500 for child abuse charges, two probation violations, and violation of protection order.

Mural design ideas needed from teens for Merchants Alley in Athens

Athens Main Street is looking for “instagram-able” design submissions from teens ages 14 to 18 for a new mural wall in Merchants Alley.

Limestone County Schools adds new state-of-the-art buses to its fleet

Limestone County Schools are adding 30 new buses to their fleet in a few weeks which will include state-of-the-art features.

  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.

  New filing in Limestone Co. Sheriff Mike Blakely’s case

State Prosecutors say Sheriff Blakely’s gambling habits are part of a criminal case against him.

  Westside Missionary Baptist Church advocating for minority vaccinations

The church will be a vaccination site on April 24.

Police arrest Decatur man for domestic violence, assault

Decatur police responded to the 1100 block of Sandra Street in Decatur in reference to a stabbing investigation.

Mike Blakely facing accusations of gambling with LCSO money while paid to be at conference

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely has now been accused of gambling at a Biloxi, Mississippi casino while attending a department paid conference in south Alabama, according to recently filed state court documents.

Athens City Schools mask mandate will remain in place through end of school year

Athens City Schools will continue requiring masks for students and staff until the end of the school year.

  The next steps for the Decatur city mask order

The statewide mask mandate expires Friday, but on Monday, it was all about the city of Decatur’s position on masking.

Shred-It even happening in Athens

The Trustmark on Highway 72 in Athens is hosting a Shred-It day.

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Monday

Road closure in Limestone County on Monday

Roads in Limestone County will be closed due to replace a cross drain.

  Decatur City Council set to discuss local mask order

For a decision to be made on the mask order Monday night, the city council would need a unanimous vote for immediate consideration. If that happens, they can vote to repeal with a simple majority vote.

Intersection in Athens to close due to construction

The intersection at Alabama 251 and Lindsay Lane will close for construction starting tomorrow.

Two-vehicle car wreck claimed the lives of two people last night

A two-vehicle crash at approximately 5:35 p.m. Friday, April 2, has claimed the lives of two people, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Car wreck causes multiple fatalities in Morgan County

The Morgan County Coroner confirms two vehicles collided on HWY 36 at Dry Creek Cove Road, killing one male and one female. Another victim was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.

  Decatur Relay for Life is the nation’s top fundraising event for 2020

A big contributor to that is Wayne Farms in Decatur - who raised over $100,000 for the event.

  Decatur’s local mask ordinance could be lifted before April 9

While the statewide mandate ends on April 9, Decatur has its own municipal mask ordinance.

Decatur woman arrested for stabbing

Decatur police officers say Diana Rodgers cut her husband with a knife.

AL 251, Lindsay Lane intersection will close for construction

The intersection at Alabama 251 and Lindsay Lane in Athens will close beginning Monday, April 5 for construction on a new roundabout.

  Officials respond to Limestone County flooding

WAFF was told ALDOT will take over tying to fix it. But, nothing can be done until the flooding is dried up.

Decatur Veterinarian says surrendered dogs may be up for adoption soon

Concerned citizens in Decatur and all across the country saw photos of a group of neglected dogs here in north Alabama. Now, a local vet is helping them get healthy and ready for adoption.

  How the American Job Plan could impact Alabama infrastructure

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

  UPDATE: Potential murder weapon found in Limestone County death investigation involving victim’s son

The son of a man shot to death in Limestone County on Monday has been arrested on a murder charge.

  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."

  Limestone County Mega Fair in Athens this week

If you are looking for something fun to do this week with the family, the Limestone County Mega Fair is in Athens.

Calhoun Community College sending stimulus payments to all students

Every student enrolled right now at Calhoun Community College is about to see hundreds of dollars hit their bank accounts.

  Lawrence County family says man pointing rifle at them and deputies wasn’t random

Lawrence county family says man pointing a rifle at them and deputies wasn’t a random act

  Limestone County residents frustrated with pond-like flooding in yards, streets

“The road is eroding. It get’s narrower and narrower every time it floods. I worry about someone running off in our ditch again or in our pond or somebody dying,” - said one Ardmore resident.

Water rescue in Falkville

Falkville Fire and Morgan County Rescue Squad responded to Lacon Road near Vulcan Materials after they received a tip about a person trapped on top of their vehicle stuck in deep flood waters.

Another defendant set to plead guilty in school official fraud case

Another defendant in the fraud case involving schools in Athens and Limestone County intends to change his plea to guilty.

  Eviction moratorium extended; Alabamians awaiting rental relief checks

The relief is there, but Huntsville Attorney Sarah Taggart tells us getting the checks in the hands of the landlords takes time.

Man facing multiple charges after pointing rifle at deputies, bystanders

One man is in the Lawrence County Jail after deputies say he attempted to kick down someone’s door and later returned, armed with a rifle.

  Traveling nurse returns to Huntsville, shares her pandemic experience

Jessica Upton says the job was emotional... and at times... dark.

  Former Alabama Shakes drummer arrested for child abuse; attorneys say he is innocent

Johnson’s legal team claims anyone linking their client to abuse claims are wrong to do so.

  Point Mallard Water Park hiring for summer

Point Mallard employees can enjoy free admission to the park, a flexible work schedule and pay starting at $9 and hour.

Investigation underway in Decatur following early morning shooting

Decatur police responded to a shooting call early Tuesday morning at the La Quinta Inn in Decatur.

  Decatur Utilities agrees to pay civil penalty for sanitary sewer overflows

Tennessee Riverkeeper founder David Whiteside says this settlement will help restore Decatur's image and clean up the river.

  Alabama will feel impacts of Suez Canal crisis

The Suez Canal is more than 6,000 miles away, but the lasting effects will be felt right here in Huntsville for weeks or maybe even months to come.

Limestone County Coroner identifies 2 victims killed by train

Athens police are investigating two fatalities at a train crossing near McClellan Street.

Deputies in Limestone County are investigating the deadly shooting of a man

Deputies are investigating a shooting that took place in Limestone County.

  Community comes together for rally in Athens against anti-Asian hate, racism and terrorism

Dozens of people gathered e at Lincoln Bridgeforth Park to remember the people killed in those horrific shootings, and to raise awareness on racism.

Former Alabama Shakes drummer arrested

Steven Johnson is the former drummer of the Grammy winning band, Alabama Shakes,

  Senator Tommy Tuberville tours Southern Border; introduces legislation to curb illegal entry

Senator Tuberville's legislation would prohibit people living in the country illegally from being released into the United States without notice to appear in court.

Ardmore man guilty of reckless manslaughter in death of his wife in front of two young children

Thomas Green was convicted on the charge of reckless manslaughter.

Water rescue turns into DUI arrest in Morgan County

A rescue crew responded to a vehicle stuck in deep flood waters in Morgan County Thursday. It quickly turned into a DUI arrest,

  Families take shelter at Decatur City Hall; dogs & cats allowed on leashes or in carriers

Decatur City Hall is one of several shelters in the city open to the public during the severe weather risk.

  Crews prepare for likely flash flooding in Limestone County

Crews are out checking out storm drains to make sure nothing is stopped up.

  More sanitary sewage overflows are likely to occur in Decatur following severe weather

During the last severe weather day, tens of thousands of gallons of sewage flowed into the streets.

Police charge two men for robbing, threatening guests at Decatur hotel

Two men are now in the Morgan County Correctional Facility after police say they are accused of robbing people and threatening them with a deadly weapon.

  Morgan County Schools say remote learning allows school on severe weather days

Something that came out of the pandemic that was useful for students who go to Morgan County Schools is the ability for teachers to teach remotely at the drop of a hat during something like severe weather.

  Potholes, resurfacing work causing damage to vehicles traveling on I-565

Thousands of people drive I-565 everyday, and it's riddled with potholes. For many, this is a costly road project as they’ve had a lot of repairs made to their vehicles.

  Colleagues remember Lawrence County Commissioner Joey Hargrove following his tragic death

Joey Hargrove served as the District 5 Commissioner in Lawrence County since 2010.