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  Food Bank of North Alabama temporary closure impacting many

Hays Farm selects Goodall homes for south Huntsville development project

  Madison City residents express overcrowding concerns

  NY Times best selling author Fannie Flagg donating profits to Free 2 Teach

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  Decatur COVID-19 unit opens at half-capacity

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  Alabamians hit hard by the pandemic ask governor for more relief

  Rex Reynolds drops bill to amend Alabama Memorial Preservation Act after Madison Co. statue moved

Calhoun Community College hosts drive-thru grocery giveaway

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

  Madison County man stuck abroad awaiting visa for fiancé

  County school provides COVID-19 safe meals for students

  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.

  Festival of Trees kicks off at Guntersville Museum

With 30 trees on display throughout the Guntersville Museum, the Festival of Trees is a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

  How locals can help revamp downtown Florence

With just a few clicks, locals can help the Alliance revitalize and brand the downtown area.

Food Bank of North Alabama closing until November 30

  Huntsville selected as one of six contender sites for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

  Alabama’s GuideSafe app expands to 12 other states

  Health officials recommend having Thanksgiving outside; outdoor heaters selling out

  Rescue squad gets new underwater drone for searches and recoveries

  Thank Alabama Teachers Week: Madison Co. teacher has message for fellow educators

  Christmas Charities Year Round helping hundreds of children

Because of the pandemic, Christmas Charities Year Round, needs more help than ever before.

  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.

UPDATE: Ten nursing home residents in the Tennessee Valley die from COVID-19

19 residents at Donalson Care Center are currently COVID-19 positive

AHSAA official talks Fall sports season during COVID-19 pandemic

Overall, about 5-10% of all high school football games had to be forfeited this year because of COVID-19.

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.

  Give back this Christmas with Salvation Army of the Shoals Angel Tree program

You can help by picking out your own Angel from a Salvation Army Angel Tree this holiday season. You can even get involved virtually!

  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.

  Colbert, Marshall County school districts going all virtual until 2021

We’re seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases in the Tennessee Valley and our schools are feeling the impact.

Galaxy of Lights celebrates 25 years

A Huntsville holiday tradition is back for a milestone year! The Galaxy of Lights walking nights begin November 12 and driving nights begin 27.

  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.

  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.

  Veteran owned Redline Steel named fastest growing company in Alabama

Huntsville based Redline Steel is owned and run by a Veteran. The CEO tells us skills he learned in the military are a major contributor to his success.

  UAH Hockey program to go long-term; new plans for the future

After a nationwide fundraiser raised money to keep the program alive amid the pandemic, the University is now taking steps to to continue the Division I hockey program on a long-term basis. Charge on!

  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.

  Huntsville man who competed on Jeopardy in 2004 reflects on meeting Alex Trebek

Huntsville man Richard Hartz says it's clear Alex Trebek was a very kind man.

  Madison County Schools hires first Mental Health Services Coordinator

Madison County School representatives say the full health of a student, physical and mental is extremely important.

  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.

  Marshall Medical Center South approaching capacity after weekend surge in patients

“We’re almost back to where we were in July, which is a little concerning."

  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.

  Precautions in place at Huntsville International Airport for safe traveling

At the Huntsville International Airport, there are multiple precautions in place before you even step on the plane.

  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.

  Huntsville Hospital, Cullman Regional not profiting from COVID-19 patients

Hospital representatives tell us the rumor that hospitals are classifying patients with COVID just to make a profit is just that. A rumor.

  Positive COVID-19 test return rates on the rise

Over the last few weeks, nearly 30 percent of all COVID-19 tests in Morgan County are coming back positive.

  Decatur work-release facility seeing massive COVID-19 outbreak

The North Alabama Correctional Facility, also known as the Decatur work-release program, is experiencing a massive COVID-19 outbreak.

  Independent county commission candidate upsets Republican incumbent, Limestone County

By only about 600 votes, Townsend is now the district four commissioner for Limestone County.

Tuberville wins Alabama U.S. Senate race

Tommy Tuberville has defeated incumbent Doug Jones to take Alabama’s U.S Senate seat.

  Mobile command center used to ensure safe and efficient voting experience in Morgan County

In Morgan County Tuesday, law enforcement has been helping to get your vote in safely.

  Alabama Lawn Mowing Man feels hopeful one week after green card denied

Rodney Smith Jr., a Huntsville resident who legally came to the states from Bermuda 15 years ago, is feeling hopeful and overwhelmed by the community’s encouragement.

  WellStone to run new mental health crisis center in Huntsville

Huntsville is one of three Alabama cities to get state funding to help open new mental health crisis centers.

  New Decatur City Council members sworn in; president chosen

Monday night four new Decatur City council members were sworn in, Councilman Billy Jackson took oath for seventh term.

  Two Limestone County Commission seats up for grabs, Tuesday

In Limestone County, district’s two and four have seats open in Tuesday’s election.

  New President of Huntsville City Council elected

District 3 Councilwoman Jennie Robinson is the new president for the Huntsville City Council with a three to two vote.

  48 Investigates: UAH refuses to share body camera footage of traffic stop involving 17-year-old honor student

On October 3rd, Hazel Green High School honor roll student Caleb Crutcher was pulled over by campus police for a cracked but functioning taillight.

Horse rescued from sinkhole in Morgan County

After a check by a local veterinarian, the horse is okay and didn’t suffer any major injuries.

  Absentee ballot numbers making history in Morgan County

“This is the largest election, absentee wise, in Morgan County’s history," Circuit Clerk Chris Priest says.

  Probate Judge says have a plan and expect a wait for any type of in person voting

Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger said on a usual election year they get around 10,000 absentee ballots in Madison County. This year, Barger expects 40,000.

  Alabama lawn mowing man, Rodney Smith Jr., fighting to stay in the U.S.

Rodney Smith Jr., who lives in Huntsville, is known around the country for providing free lawn care service.

  EXCLUSIVE: Inmate’s mother expresses concerns over COVID-19 outbreak in local prison

The Limestone Correctional Facility is listing 53 positive inmates, as well as 30 positive employees.

  Local agency says the need for foster parents is critical

COVID-19 has made it difficult for local organizations to find foster kids safe homes.

  Huntsville parents talk about return to five day a week in-person learning

More than 70% of Huntsville City School students are now back in classrooms, five days a week across the system.

  Decatur-Morgan Hospital hits new high in COVID-19 patients

Decatur-Morgan Hospital currently has more positive COVID-19 patients than ever before.

  Alabama economy starting to recover from pandemic

A study by the University of Alabama shows the state economy is starting to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Two new Madison County businesses at opposite ends of the Kitchen Cops spectrum

It's never good to see the word "maggots" in a food inspection report. But, we did this week.

  Eula Battle remembered in heartfelt eulogy

Family and friends gathered in her beloved Trinity United Methodist Church before a graveside service at Maple Hill Cemetery.

  Confederate monument removed from Madison County, Alabama, courthouse

The confederate monument that stands in front of the Madison County Courthouse in downtown Huntsville is officially being removed.

  Area teen fulfills wish after liver transplant

Not long after recovering from a liver transplant, one local teen got the full Trash Panda experience.

  Parents claim son suffers irreparable damage after trip to the dentist

What was expected to be a routine cleaning ended with a child hospitalized and the parents taking legal action.

  Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth tests positive for COVID-19; still against mask mandate

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth tells us he is still against a state mask order after testing positive for COVID-19.

  Scary good: First ever ghost tour inside historic Athens building

The Gray-Holt building is a century old and has yet to be investigated.

  Caleb Brooks soon to be on a transplant list

Morgan County Investigator Caleb Brooks will soon be on a list to receive the transplant he needs!

  Huntsville Police arrest suspect in relation to July’s Levert Street shooting

A HPD officer said the altercation happened at a home on Levert St., just off of Oakwood Ave.

Deputies: DNA links two suspects to armed robbery case

Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies say DNA testing has linked two men to an armed robbery at a Dollar General.

  Nearly 1,000 Lawrence County students forced to go virtual

For the next two weeks, nearly 1,000 students at both East Lawrence Middle and Moulton Middle will learn virtually.

Eula Battle, wife of Huntsville’s Mayor, passes away

Mrs. Battle has been battling cancer for some time.