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  May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, a time to think about building bone strength and density.

  Moldy BBQ in the Shoals and redemption for Shoney’s in Athens; Your May 17th Kitchen Cops report

  Osprey nest successfully relocated in Guntersville

  TVA, Nuclear Development face off in federal court over Bellefonte deal

  HydroFest 2019: Preparations and economic impact for north Alabama

  Marshall County corrections officer charged with marijuana possession

  Police: Scottsboro man locked inside business during robbery

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  HydroFest at Lake Guntersville needs volunteers

  Health officials say they’re handling hepatitis A outbreak in NE Alabama

  Victim identified in DeKalb County fatal shooting

  Railroad reopens in Jackson County following train derailment

  Boaz police rescue disabled person from fire; man charged with arson

  1 killed, 1 injured in DeKalb County crash

DeKalb County teen accused of stabbing, biting family member

Investigators say Christian Ramos had stabbed a family member in the leg and had bitten their nose.

  Hepatitis A outbreak remains in NE Alabama

There is currently a confirmed outbreak of hepatitis A around Sand Mountain.

  Scottsboro police scaling back funeral escorts

Scottsboro police will be less involved in funeral escorts until further notice.

More than 100 grams of meth seized in DeKalb County

There were multiple drug arrests in DeKalb County since Sunday night.

  Gadsden man solicits sex from teen through letgo app, police say

Historical presentation happening Friday in Mt. Hope

  Vape by a crock pot & droppings in the stock room - Your Kitchen Cops Report for April 26th, 2019

  Marshall County man killed after vehicle was struck by tractor in Morgan County

Illinois sex offender arrested in DeKalb County

Crossville shooting under investigation

Missing Arab man has been found

Police say 68-year-old Elton Leon King has been found.

  Moonshine still, meth, steroids seized in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that a moonshine still, firearms, and numerous narcotics were confiscated.

Jackson County man killed after car crashes into horse

Alabama State Troopers say he struck a horse, left the roadway and overturned.

  Prosecutors will seek death penalty for 11-year-old girl’s murder in DeKalb County

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against Christopher Madison.

  AL woman donating kidney to husband, calling for more organ donors

She's giving the most precious gift, life.

Marshall County crystal meth suspect said he fled deputies to feed his hogs, authorities say

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office has alerted media to a drug arrest with a twist that happened last week.

  Federal prosecutor weighs in on doctor opioid busts, state prison problems

US Attorney Jay Town talks with WAFF 48 about doctors arrested in a recent opioid bust and Alabama's prison issues that are getting attention from federal investigators

  Guntersville school officials want new high school

50 million dollars! That's the price tag for a new high school in Guntersville. WAFF 48 News got a tour of the current high school to find out why school employees want a new one.

  Jackson County inmates go on hunger strike

Can you cook three warm meals for $1.75? That's the task for workers at prisons and jails in Alabama. Some inmates at Jackson County jail are not only upset with the menu, they have been protesting and refusing to eat it.

Person on tracks killed by train in Jackson County

The victim was apparently walking on the tracks when the train struck him.

  Guntersville raises sales tax

Guntersville's sales tax will go from 8 percent to 9 percent.

  Missing man’s body found in Jackson County cave

Authorities have identified a body found at Stephens Gap Cave in Jackson County.

2 high-speed police chases in DeKalb County on Thursday; 4 arrested

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports there were two separate high-speed chases on Thursday.

  Park visitor drowns at Little River Canyon State Park

A park visitor is dead after drowning at Little River Canyon State Park.

  Missing Jackson County pregnant teen, baby found safe

Deputies say 17-year-old Shayla Hope Wood and her 9-month-old baby are safe and were staying with a friend in Boaz.

  EF1 tornado touches down in Marshall County

The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado touched down in Marshall County Monday morning. Winds peaked at 100 mph.

  New Guntersville High School price likely $50M

School officials asked someone with the State Department of Education to estimate the cost of a new high school to accommodate 600 students and came up with $20,000,000.

  Renovations underway on Guntersville High School track

The new track should be completed by summer.

  First-graders to visit mock hospital at Calhoun Community College

Over 1,000 area first graders will descend on the Decatur campus.

  Fight, stabbing at Albertville business sends 2 employees to hospital, 1 to jail

Officers said they discovered that three employees had been involved in an altercation that resulted in a possible broken jaw, one person with multiple stab wounds and one person in custody.

16-year-old killed in Marshall County wreck

Alabama State Troopers say the vehicle left the roadway, struck a bridge and overturned.

Pisgah High School principal reassigned within school system

The bio page on the Pisgah school site says Duncan started his career as a teacher at Pisgah in 1997.

  Suit claims Marshall County attorney mishandled money again

New allegations are surfacing over the mishandling of money by an embattled Marshall County attorney.

  Legal Services of Alabama still working to expand to rural north Alabama counties

An organization that provides free legal services to the indigent announced more than three months ago a plan to help more people in rural Alabama. So how well is that going?

  Guntersville golfer nails 11th hole-in-one

It’s not something that happens for every golfer: a prestigious hole-in-one. But just last week, a golfer in Guntersville celebrated his 11th.

  Albertville looking to outsource mowing responsibilities of Highway 431 corridor to private contractor

The city of Albertville plans to have a cleaner city.And they’re planning to do it by contracting out mowing services Highway 431 .

  Board being formed to determine fate of Paint Rock School

A board is being formed to determine the cost-effectiveness of maintaining Paint Rock School as a community center.

Deputies: Taser used to bring Marshall County man into custody following chase

Deputies say they had to use a taser to bring Otinger into custody.

  Bassmasters brings high school Southern Open tournament to Lake Guntersville

Bassmasters is in Guntersville this weekend for another big tournament.

  Home prices in Marshall County up 12 percent above last year

Selling prices for homes are on the rise. In Marshall County, you will pocket around 10 percent more money selling your house than you would of 12 months ago.

3 from north Alabama killed in Kansas wreck

Kansas Highway Patrol confirms three people from north Alabama were killed in a single-vehicle wreck early Wednesday.

  Northeast Alabama sees increase in wildfires

State forestry officials say last weekend was a bad weekend for fires and in northeast Alabama in particular.

  Repairs to the Marshall County Jail underway

Marshall County is moving forward with plans for major repairs to the county jail.On Wednesday, estimates came out that it’s going to cost upwards of a half million dollars.

  Marshall County 911 adding towers for better coverage

Marshall County is in the process of installing new 911 towers which will help keep you and your family safe.

Gurley church fire ruled accidental

Fire investigators say an asphalt company repaving the parking lot used a torch to soften pavement too close to the building.

DeKalb County town police officer charged with DUI

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a police officer from the town of Ider.

  DeKalb County woman cited for sewing recording device to child’s clothing for ex’s visitation weekend

A DeKalb County woman must face a judge after she allegedly sewed a recording device into her child’s clothing before sending the child to visit her father.

  Probate judge plans review of polling locations for ADA compliance in Marshall County

The Marshall County Commission is considering a move to return approximately 1,200 voters to their home polling location. But probate officials have concerns.

Police identify body found in Fort Payne creek

Forensic experts identified the man as James Thomas Phillips.

  Police officers arrive in Guntersville for school resource officer training

School resource officers are the first line of defense for school adminstrators trying to keep the learning environment safe for students. In Guntersville, school resources officers are getting firsthand training this week.

  Arab city employee killed by suspected drunk driver

Arab Police Chief Ed Ralston confirms a city employee was killed in a DUI wreck Saturday evening.

Boaz police searching for suspects who left hospital following police chase, crash

The Boaz Police Department is asking that anyone with information on the whereabouts of two suspects.

  Civil War re-enactment battle begins Saturday in Bridgeport

This year marks the 25th Civil War reenactment known as the Siege at Bridgeport.

  Some Jackson County cities opposing bill that removes police jurisdictions

Jackson County officials are banding together to object to a state Senate bill that would abolish jurisdictions around cities and towns across the state.

  Vehicle swept away by floodwaters recovered at Buck’s Pocket State Park

A vehicle lost after three people were swept away by floodwaters in February has been retrieved. One person died in that incident.

  2 juveniles charged as adults after home invasion in Albertville

James Koby Chamblee and Richard Jade Duncan of Boaz are now in custody charged with first-degree robbery.The two 17-year-olds from Boaz are being charged as adults following a home invasion in Albertville.

Body found in Fort Payne creek

Fort Payne police are investigating a body found in Wills Creek south off Prestwood Drive.

  Man in custody following standoff in Jackson County

Jackson County authorities confirm the man who engaged them in a hourslong standoff is in custody.

  Marshall County woman’s family still looking for justice 5 years after her murder

It’s been five years since the death of Jennifer Hinote. Her body was found behind a car dealership in Albertville. Now, her mother wants justice and sheriff’s officials believe someone out there can help bring this cold case to an arrest.

  Marshall County men hunting in New Zealand got caught up in terrorist attack

A Marshall County man is glad to be safe on American soil and back at home. He and a friend were just two blocks away from the massacre at the mosques in New Zealand.

  AL legislator wants drug testing for SNAP recipients

A state representative from Jackson County wants to deny food stamps or SNAP benefits to anyone who fails a drug test.

  2 suspects ejected from vehicle in Boaz police chase

Boaz police confirm two suspects were injured during a police chase Tuesday afternoon.

  35 hepatitis A cases confirmed in NE Alabama outbreak

The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed 22 cases in Jackson County, 12 in DeKalb County, and one in Marshall County.

  DeKalb County judge sends 11-year-old girl’s murder case to grand jury as new details emerge

The DeKalb County man accused of abducting and strangling an 11-year-old girl earlier this month appeared in court Monday afternoon.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigates boating fatality

The men said they were bow fishing and were traveling down the river and hit something causing their boat to flip. Two people were able to get to safety.

  River cruises coming to Lake Guntersville in April

Something new is coming to Marshall County this summer for lake lovers. A Guntersville couple is bringing river cruises to Lake Guntersville.

  Senior class at Geraldine pays tribute to fellow student who recently died

Geraldine High School students said their goodbyes today to one of their fellow students who passed away in the recent flood.

  Rain hampering city projects in Marshall County

All this rain is causing headaches for people who are working on construction projects in Albertville and Boaz.