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Federal Agents at home of Falkville man arrested in connection to U.S. Capitol violence

Federal Agents are at the home of a 70-year-old Falkville man arrested in connection to the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot.

  Blood donations needed for Decatur Morgan Hospital

  Morgan County COVID hospital patient number decreasing after record week of deaths

Deputies in Limestone County arrested a man for stealing catalytic converter

UPDATE : Police arrest 2 suspects for shooting into unoccupied Decatur home, vehicle

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

  Decatur Police changing transit policies after escape

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  Congress Mo Brooks Holds “Free The Speech” rally in Priceville

Update: Authorities locate missing Lawrence County couple

Decatur man arrested for home repair fraud

Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccine concerns answered

  Fredricks Outdoor gearing up for Free Speech Rally with Mo Brooks

  Morgan County Sheriff’s Office employees go through crisis intervention training

  Customers concerned over Decatur Utilities bill increase

Customers will see a ten dollar increase this year, followed by a six dollar increase in year two, and a four dollar increase in year three.

  Concealed carry permits up over 70% in Morgan County

Concealed carry permits are up over 70% in Morgan County.

Athens native Philip Rivers retires from NFL

After 16 years in the pros, Philip Rivers is hanging up his cleats.

Former Alabama lawmaker Ed Henry receives last minute Presidential pardon

Former Hartselle lawmaker Ed Henry pled guilty to federal charges in 2019

  Decatur City Council approves increased utility bills

  What do the new variants of the virus mean for the vaccine?

Elkmont teenager charged with capital murder requests speedy trial

  ADPH addresses “disaster” in trying to make COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Limestone County man charged with capital murder held without bond after first court hearing

  Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

  Decatur boy back home; beats COVID related illness

After ten days in the hospitalt, we're pleased to announce, Xyden has checked out.

  Tanner resident arrested for illegal gambling operation

One woman was arrested and warrants are obtained for a second subject after investigators raided two illegal gambling operations in Tanner.

  Morgan County Health Department administers vaccines to people ages 75+

The Morgan County Health Department administered hundreds of the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to people 75 and older.

  No lottery in Alabama means many are going to Tennessee for their chance at winning big

With no Alabama state lottery, this left many north Alabamians making the trek to Tennessee on Friday.

Limestone County Health Department to distribute COVID vaccine

The Limestone County Health Department is one of few distributing the vaccine by appointment only to those 75 and older, as well as first responders.

  COVID patients have persistent symptoms weeks or months after diagnoses

Even after you’re no longer COVID positive, there could still be lasting symptoms from the virus.

Bama Zack Memorial Scholarship in need of donations

The Bama Zack Memorial Scholarship needs donations to grant two students athletes a scholarship in Zack Greene's honor.

  “It’s not like everything’s getting better all of the sudden” Athens-Limestone doctor says in regards to low case numbers

Athens-Limestone Hospital case numbers are down but Dr. Matthew Hanserd says they are treating more critically ill patients now than ever before.

Calhoun offering free computer classes, learn Microsoft basics, digital literacy

Calhoun Community College Adult Education offers free Digital Literacy classes in both the Decatur and Huntsville areas.

  SPLC warns more violence could be looming starting this weekend

SPLC Spokesperson Michael Hayden says extremists have hinted different events will begin Saturday and could ramp up from there.

Decatur man faces obscene matter charge following child porn investigation

A Decatur man was arrested Thursday on a charge related to child pornography.

  Fast food failures: Kitchen Cops crack down

In addition to some low marks, we saw 12 perfect scores in Madison County this week.

  Hulaco receives federal grant for storm shelter

The North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments announced Wednesday Hulaco has been awarded a $74,944 grant from the federal Pre-Disaster Mitigation program to help pay for the shelter.

  Decatur City Councilman cleared of election complaint

The youngest City Councilman in Decatur history has been cleared of complaints related to his 2020 campaign.

  Alabamians frustrated with vaccine sign up hotline; health dept. making improvements

Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Public Health says the contractor was set up with 100 lines and 165 people to answer those calls, but she recognizes it’s not enough.

  Decatur Police Department honors heroic officers

These officers are recognized for being heroes on, and off duty. WAFF got the chance to hear their stories.

  Housing market expected to skyrocket following Space Command announcement

It's a seller's market, maybe more now than ever before, thanks to Wednesday's Space Command announcement.

  Athens-Limestone Hospital COVID update post-holidays

Athens-Limestone Hospital's COVID case numbers are down, but they have had 9 deaths in January alone out of 55 total.

  UPDATE: Falkville man indicted on weapons, Molotov cocktail charges from U.S. Capitol violence

A Morgan county man is currently facing 17 counts of various firearm and weapons charges following the January 6th violence at the U.S. Capitol building.

  Athens teen indicted on rape, child porn charges

Limestone County investigators say Timothy Mayberry Jr. taped himself engaging in sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl.

Two men indicted, charged with attempted murder after road rage incident

Two men are in jail following a road rage incident Monday that left a victim’s vehicle riddled with bullet holes.

Decatur senior center residents receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Residents at a senior center in Decatur received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

First Response refusing to buy new ambulances until city changes ordinance

First Response Ambulance Service officials are refusing to buy new ambulances until the city of Decatur’s ambulance ordinance is amended.

Police find missing Decatur woman

On January 13, Yevonne Langford Gray was reported missing by family after she was seen leaving her home in Decatur on foot.

  UAH officers terminated following October traffic stop

Wednesday, his mother speaks only to our Kate Smith about what she hopes this means moving forward.

  Hartselle receives state funding for road improvements

The City of Hartselle is using over $1.8 million towards improvements to Highway 31.

Decatur man facing drug, fleeing charges after foot chase arrest

A 28 year old Decatur man faces multiple drug related charges after a failed traffic stop on Tuesday.

  Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigator hurt by bull returns to work

After a long road to recovery the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Investigator that was hurt by a bull returns to work this week.

Brooks rebuts criticism on his ‘Save America’ rally speech

Brooks said he did nothing wrong and he is being falsely accused of bad conduct.

  Mo Brooks: “There is a zero percent chance I will resign” following last week’s deadly riots

Local NAACP presidents want congress to step in and expel Representative Brooks if he doesn't voluntarily resign.

Man and woman arrested for possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia

Decatur police officers arrested one man and woman for possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on January 11.

Woman arrested for possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia

Decatur police responded to a call about a vehicle break-in on North Street SE in Decatur.

Swan Creek wildlife management area cleanup

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Man facing charges after deputies find illegal drugs, stolen stimulus checks

One man is facing multiple charges after Lawrence County deputies say he was found with illegal drugs and several stolen stimulus checks.

  Vaccines available to people 75 and older starting Jan. 18

People 75 and older can now make an appointment to receive both doses of the Moderna vaccine.

  Kevin Kusta sworn in as new Morgan County District Judge

Kevin Kusta replacing Charles Langham as Morgan County District Judge.

COVID-19 energy assistance available for first-time recipients

The Community Action Partnership of North Alabama announce families in Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan County may qualify for a one-time $1,000 payment to their utility providers.

  UPDATE: Judge continued 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.

Decatur Police officer dies from COVID-19

The Decatur Police Department mourns the lose of a retired officer who died from COVID-19.

  5-year-old Decatur boy in ICU with COVID related illness

“This COVID stuff is real. It is real. And I’ll tell you now, I was the one taking it lightly at first. Once it got to the point it was attacking my baby’s heart and lungs and he cant help himself. That’s when I was like ok, people have to know about this.”

  COVID-19 impacting DOC picking up inmates

Thousands of inmates who are waiting to serve time in state prisons are currently staying in local jails. This is a normal process, but now moving those inmates to state custody is taking longer due to COVID-19.

Decatur police say escaped prisoner back in custody

A man who was arrested in Decatur and escaped from police the same day has now been recaptured.

  Exclusive interview with Congressman Mo Brooks after unrest at the Capitol

All eyes are on Congressman Mo Brooks after a speech he made at a Save America rally on Wednesday. WAFF spoke with Brooks in a live interview about the riots, watch it here.

  Congresswoman proposes legislation to remove house members; including six Alabama congressmen

Six Alabama Congressmen voted to overturn the election: Robert Aderholt, Mo Brooks, Jerry Carl, Barry Moore, Gary Palmer, and Mike Rogers.

Falkville man among 13 arrested at the U.S. Capitol; DOJ says 11 Molotov cocktails found in his truck

A 70-year-old man from north Alabama had 11 explosive devices in his truck when he was arrested during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday

What we know about the North Alabama man arrested at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday

A man from Morgan County was arrested in Washington, D.C. Wednesday when the U.S. Capitol was breached.

Decatur Utilities to suspend nonpayment disconnections for 2 months

From January 11 until March 15, DU customers will not be disconnected from utility services in an effort to assist during the pandemic.

Friday school delays, closures in the Tennessee Valley

Due to the wintry mix, many schools in north Alabama and Tennessee are announcing closures and delays for Friday, January 8th.

  Priceville Police Department working to combat crimes in homes

Priceville Police Department leaders are urging homeowners associations to consider security equipment that uses real time license plate readers to stop crime.

Huntsville defense contractor, Grady Gaston, arrested for sex crimes

In August of 2020, new details in a sex case were revealed in court involving a Huntsville defense contractor, Grady Gaston. Today, Madison County Investigators arrested Gaston on a 75 count indictment involving multiple sex crimes.

  Athens man among 4 who died at U.S. Capitol Wednesday

A man from North Alabama was among the 4 people who died at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

AL Congressman Mo Brooks blames Antifa for riot at the capitol; no verifiable evidence to back up claims

After learning this, some of our viewers have asked, if Brooks knew Antifa was present why did he rally people to swarm the capitol?

  Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling COVID-19 diagnosis update

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling gives WAFF an update after testing positive for COVID-19 and receiving the monoclonal antibody treatment.

Agents searching for man who ran off after chase, two others arrested

Morgan County investigators attempted a traffic stop near on the Beltline near Danville Road in Decatur Wednesday morning.

  Tennessee Valley elected officials react to violence at the Capitol

Some of our elected officials were inside when protesters swarmed the Capitol.

NBC changes Wednesday night programming due to special coverage

PROGRAMMING NOTE: NBC News covered special programming of events at the Capitol today. So, the regularly scheduled Wednesday programming is expected to air next week.

  Police say Decatur man facing assault charge has now escaped; warrant issued for 2nd suspect

Police are investigating a shooting that injured one person and a dog in Decatur on Tuesday.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office searching for 2 teens from north Alabama

Jayden Gray, age 15 of Decatur, and Savanah Turney, age 15 of Eva, both left home and have not returned.