Limestone - Morgan

  Blood centers in desperate need for convalescent plasma

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the need for convalescent plasma is on the rise.

  First Responders Train for Mass Casualties

  Doctor Birx: SEC is ready for football

  Limestone County Courthouse lights up for Meningitis Awareness Day

  13-year-old Elkmont boy on his feet days after undergoing lifesaving liver transplant

  Investigator attacked by bull expected to make full recovery

  Alabama Senators weigh in on who should nominate new Supreme Court Justice

Continued Coverage

Decatur Police arrest 19-year-old theft, forgery suspect

  Local bars hope for a Successful Football Season

Investigators say a Huntsville woman paid $30,000 to have her ex killed

  ADPH: Rapid COVID-19 test could produce false negatives

  Hartselle murder for hire suspects appear in court, case sent to Grand Jury

Multi-vehicle Wreck in Athens leaves one dead

Decatur Police arrest suspect in pawn shop theft

The Decatur Police Department arrested a 30-year-old Tuesday suspected in a recent pawn shop theft.

Murder suspect returns to crime scene before trial

Roger Stevens is set to stand trial for the murder of his ex-wife next month.

  ADVA Commissioner speaks with 48 News regarding Tut Fann

In the last 24 hours, ten people have been removed from the active case list at the Tut Fann State Veteran Home.

Police arrest suspect in Athens stabbing

Around 11:30 p.m. on September 18th, Athens Police Department was called about a cutting at Mac’s Sports Bar & Steakhouse on South Jefferson Street.

  Lawsuit filed in Huntsville Private Investigator’s murder

Decatur Police arrest woman on assault charge following stabbing, domestic disturbance

  Decatur officials discuss COVID-19 latest on Monday

Coroner identifies pedestrian killed by train in Decatur

  More families come forward, upset over conditions at Hampton Cove Funeral Home

Decatur bank robbery, car chase leaves one man in the hospital

Tempers flare over ambulance service’s operating certificate renewal application

Discussions were heated at Thursday’s monthly Ambulance Regulatory Board meeting in Decatur.

  Decatur residents may see reduced utility costs starting in October

Decatur Utilities announced two measures beginning in October that may mean reduced costs for customers.

  Local disaster relief warehouse sends thousands of supplies to Hurricane Sally victims

On Thursday, volunteers packed cleaning buckets to send down for Hurricane Sally clean up.

Domestic call leads to pursuit, wreck and arrest

On Wednesday evening, deputies responded to a reported domestic disturbance happening in a vehicle on Highway 31 in Hartselle.

  Lawrence Co. man accused of slashing four people after domestic incident

Deputies say the incident happened at a motorcycle rally over the weekend.

  U.S. 231 construction could be done in a few weeks

ADOT tells WAFF 48 the bridges on U.S. 231 in Lacey's Spring could be open in 2-3 weeks.

  Local mausoleum falling short; family wants answers

They want repairs to be made or they plan to take it to court.

  Two local lawyers agree, landlord-tenant laws are a mess

“Without any kind of rent relief there’s really no way we’re ever going to find the other side of this.”

Decatur pursuit ends in stolen property, fleeing charges

A Decatur resident is facing stolen property and fleeing charges following a Tuesday police pursuit.

New details on deadly I-65 wreck on Tuesday

Emergency crews were needed at the scene of a deadly wreck on I-65 on Tuesday morning.

Spike in Lawrence County COVID-19 deaths causes alarm

Lawrence County reported eight new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. The state of Alabama reported 32 deaths total on the same day.

  Limestone County Commissioner prepared in case of damage from Hurricane Sally

Limestone County Commissioner prepared in case of damage from Hurricane Sally

  Jury trials in most North Alabama counties still weeks away

Most North Alabama counties are looking toward restarting jury trials in October.

  Athens Police investigating after woman run over by vehicle

Athens Police responded to an incident Monday afternoon on Clinton Street.

  Road work at busy Limestone County intersection to begin Tuesday

Limestone County EMA wants drivers to be aware of road work happening Tuesday.

Decatur police arrest theft suspect after month-long investigation

A Decatur man is facing a theft charge following a month long police investigation.

Decatur officials update latest on COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Monday.

  Morgan County Sheriff’s Office hosts food fundraiser for Investigator Caleb Brooks

Hundreds of people filled the parking lot of the American Legion Post 15 in Decatur with one goal in mind.

  Fundraiser to help injured Morgan County Investigator to be held Sunday

Fundraiser to help injured Morgan County Investigator to be held Sunday

  One person injured in Athens shooting

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said investigators have interviewed witnesses and are looking for two people possibly involved in the shooting.

  Workout Anytime in Athens honors 9/11 first responders

People at Workout Anytime in Athens are climbing 1,980 steps Friday to honor the first responders who lost their lives this day 18 years ago.

Guin drops water lawsuit against 3M

On September 11, WAFF obtained a letter of notice from the Guin Water Works and Sewer Board.

UPDATE: Decatur Police arrest 20-year-old on child solicitation charges, criminal surveillance

A 20-year-old Decatur man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges related to solicitation of a minor

Alabama lagging behind in 2020 census response

Filling out a census is crucial to determine how federal funding is distributed to our communities.

  Morgan County School Board approves new Superintendent

Robert Elliot was named the county’s new superintendent at Thursday’s School Board meeting.

Morgan county drug bust results in 6 arrests

Six people face drug-related charges after a bust in Morgan county on Tuesday

Former Limestone judge’s jury trial begins November 16

A new start date has been set in a former Limestone judge’s criminal trial

  Time’s running out to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine trial

If you want to help with a COVID-19 vaccine trial, your time is running out .

  Limestone Co. bridge to be replaced thanks to Rebuild Alabama grant

A more than 60 year old, one lane bridge is going to be rebuilt thanks to Rebuild Alabama grant dollars.

  Former employee speaks out about working conditions at Tut Fann

More than 80 people living and working inside have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Nearly 30 pounds of marijuana, edibles seized in Morgan county

Officials in Morgan county hope a recent arrest will have parents on the lookout this Halloween season.

Limestone DA: We need financial help

Staff has been cut, and the DA says he's partially relying on Google for case prep rather than professional, paid legal software.

Morgan county woman facing credit card theft charge following Decatur investigation

A Morgan county woman is facing theft charges after the conclusion of an investigation that started in early 2020

  Morgan County sees increase in speeding drivers and serious wrecks

Morgan County deputies ask drivers to slow down.

  Morgan county leaders discuss COVID-19

The latest from Decatur on Wednesday

  ‘Premium’ section of Point Mallard Campground to soon be for short term rentals only

Decatur City council members all approved for a section of Point Mallard Campground to be turned into short term rental space only.

Portion of Decatur online sales tax going to Decatur City Schools

Prior to tonight’s vote, none of the online sales tax went to the school system. Tonight, board members made that possible when they approved the vote, 5-0.

Two fundraisers scheduled this weekend for Caleb Brooks

This weekend, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Posse is hosting two fundraising events to help offset the expenses anticipated after Brooks’ surgeries.

  Campers fear relocation after council votes on Point Mallard Campground changes

A majority of people in section A at the Point Mallard Campground live there full time. City council is looking at an ordinance to change that.

Child released from hospital following Morgan county ATV accident

A Morgan County ATV crash sent a child to the hospital Sunday evening.

Decatur Police arrest one of two suspects in July robbery

Garth was charged with burglary in the first degree.

  Vote set on giving portion of online sales tax revenue to DCS

Council agrees to give about 25% of sales revenue to the school system, but a portion of the funds must support child-related nonprofits.

Fifth suspect arrested in Hartselle murder-for-hire

Fifth suspect arrested in Hartselle murder-for-hire

  Ten more residents test positive for Covid inside Tut Fann; total now at 50

Nearly 30 employees have also tested positive.

Drive-up voter services in north Alabama

The League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley is hosting a series of voter drives designed to engage the community in registering to vote and applying for absentee ballots now through the general election.

Traffic stop leads to elder abuse, theft arrest in Decatur

A Decatur man is facing elder abuse and theft charges after being arrested during a traffic stop on Thursday.

  Morgan Co. Investigator Brooks is coming home

His wife, Madeline, posted to social media on Thursday that Brooks’ doctor has cleared him to return home where he will wait for the call for a bowel transplant.

  Social media ’drama’ accounts targeting students has school officials concerned

Within the last week, Decatur City School administrators have found several Instagram accounts that target students within the district.

  Murder for hire Update: New person of interest revealed in the murder of Hartselle man

Sheppard actually has surveillance cameras inside and outside his home. Documents show the entire murder was caught on camera.

Point Mallard Campground could soon limit stays to 14 days or less

Some changes may be coming soon to Point Mallard Campground in Decatur.

  Four arrested for Hartselle man’s murder; family speaks out

A family of the man murdered in Hartselle talked with WAFF after four people were arrested for his murder.

  Man in custody following high-speed chase, car crash

After a brief pursuit, Green wrecked the vehicle at the intersection of Lentzville and Elk River Mills Road. He was seen on foot getting into the Elk River and swimming away from deputies about 120 yards out into the water.

  Hartselle Police announce charges against 4 suspects in Anthony Larry Sheppard homicide

This is the first homicide case Hartselle Police has seen since 2006.

  ISO: Ghosts; Southern Ghost Girl Tour to visit iconic Athens building

This isn’t just any old ghost tour, though. The Gray-Holt building is a century old and has yet to be investigated.

  East Limestone parents say curriculum isn’t being sent home with quarantined students

Wright’s son followed school protocol, quarantined for 14 days, went back to school, then came in contact with another student who tested positive for the virus.

AG’s Office sues for indicted former Judge’s retirement payout

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit arguing that a retirement payout check for an indicted former Judge should be forfeited.

Athens Utilities customers receive billing scam phone calls

Athens Utilities does make courtesy calls but confirms they will never call to demand a phone payment.

  Decatur makes budget cuts due to pandemic

Decatur plans to cut city department budgets, but increase employee pay.