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  Fire ants can be a big problem this time of year

Fire ants are a big problem this time of year building mounds above ground in your yard.

  May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

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

  Shoals music pioneer Donnie Fritts has open heart surgery

  New $50M Wilson Dam project to help power entire Tennessee Valley

  Cotton farmers say this trade war is taking a tremendous toll on their livelihood

  Music festival this weekend to raise funds for Shoals flood victims

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Muscle Shoals seeking civil service board member

  Muscle Shoals police officer injured by suspected impaired driver

  Kitchen Cops find insects, toddlers and dirty plates this week

  Florence teacher named Alabama teacher of the year

  Con artists posing as FBI agents are calling, showing up at homes in Colbert County

  Lauderdale County man accused of recording 11-year-old showering, sleeping

  Driver granted youthful offender status in Lauderdale County wreck that killed 3 teens

A Lauderdale County judge has granted a teenage girl youthful offender status in a manslaughter case.

  Muscle Shoals Fire Department promoting new smoke alarm program following weekend fire fatalities

If you don't have smoke alarms contact your local fire department and they may be able to get at least one to you free of charge.

  Small business incubator opens up shop in Tuscumbia

Morrow says businesses owners can stay at Shoppes at Coldwater as long as they need to grow and become successful.

Man charged with rape, sodomy in Florence

Florence police have arrested a rape suspect.

  New pizzeria coming to downtown Sheffield

  Public encouraged to comment on future highway improvement projects

  Kitchen Cops of May 3rd, 2019: Dirty dishes, roaches and rodents

  Tuscumbia police release wrong inmate from jail, sheriff says

  Car thefts and break-ins are on the rise in Florence

Weeden teacher named to final 4 for state award

Colbert cities to consider FEMA flood mitigation grants

FEMA is offering communities that suffered flood damages an opportunity to improve certain infrastructure at a reduced cost.

Rogers Group submits low bid for Tuscumbia paving project

The Rogers group submitted the lowest bid to resurface more than seven miles of city streets.

  Lauderdale County jail still overcrowded despite new addition

Even with a new female detention center, there are more inmates than bed spaces.

3-year-old drowns in backyard pool in Colbert County

The grandmother found the 3-year-old floating in the backyard pool.

TVA investing $13.6M in new service warehouse

Construction started in March and they're hoping it will be done in August.

  Cities in the Shoals are hoping to attract Mazda-Toyota suppliers

A building in Muscle Shoals is one of five built by the Shoals Economic Development Authority to attract more industries to the Shoals.

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

We’re digging in to more than 200 inspection reports from across north Alabama this week. We’ll start in Madison County, where one hot spot at Bridge Street is getting our attention, yet again.

Plans announced for National Community Development Week in Florence

The city of Florence has announced each day’s plans for National Community Development Week, running April 22-26.

  Students save competitors from sinking boat at Shoals fishing tournament

Two young men became heroes over the weekend after saving two people from a sinking boat during a weekend fishing tournament in Sheffield.

  1 dead after overnight house fire in Florence

Authorities say one person is dead after an overnight house fire in Florence.

A fatal house fire in Florence left one person dead and investigators are investigating what caused the home to go up in flames.

Florence Fire Investigators and the State Fire Marshall say it could take a few days to a week to find out exactly what happened. When they tell us we'll tell you on air and our 48 news app

  Engineer offers plan to begin paving Colbert roads this year

He says the money will let them pave those 50 miles of road this year and in 20-20, with more work to be done in 20-22.

  Study: Lauderdale retirees get most bang for Social Security buck

A study looked county-by-county at social security income and cost of living.

  2 companies receive Employment Growth Program boost

The growth program helps companies with funds for employee hires of 10 or fewer.

  Porsche collections on display during Trissl Sports Cars charity event

There will even be live music and kids activities.

  Suspect takes plea deal in 2018 Sheffield shooting death

The plea calls for a 20-year sentence. Chance Thompson must serve three years of those years in prison.

  Muscle Shoals Pile Recreational Area Park will reopen in the summer

TVA hopes to have the park back open sometime in summer. Until then everyone needs to stay away because it dangerous.

  AL health officials urge vaccination in light of east TN measles case

Right now, Its important everyone double checks that you and members of your family are up to date with vaccinations, especially measles.

  Shocker at Shoney’s - Athens location gets lowest Kitchen Cops score in weeks

A summary of health inspection reports from six north Alabama counties

  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

  Colbert County flood victims await funds from Trump’s Alabama disaster declaration

Colbert County flood victims felt a sense of relief once hearing the news President Donald Trump signed the disaster declaration. However, it's still a mystery if the homes damaged by February's severe weather will be seeing any money.

Muscle Shoals school principal resigns

The principal of McBride Elementary, Alan Willingham is on paid administrative leave.

  Muscle Shoals Sound Studios launches new podcast

Muscle Shoals Sound Studios is producing the new audio series to capture the colorful stories of musicians.

  “We Rocked the World” trolley tours of Shoals music attractions begin April 27

Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau’s “We Rocked the World” marketing campaign is expanding with a series of guided tours beginning Saturday, April 27.

  Mold discovered in ceiling of Muscle Shoals Post Office

A representative for Congressman Robert Aderholt, said postal officials told him Friday the mold was discovered when contractors were investigating a leak in the roof.

  Muscle Shoals Sound Airstream is getting a facelift

This trailer serves several purposes outside the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

  NWS confirms 2 EF1 tornadoes touched down in the Shoals

The National Weather Service confirms two EF1 tornadoes touched down during the severe weather early Sunday.

  Northwest AL Regional Airport receives waiver

Now, the airport says it’s goal is to boost advertising and attract even more people.

  Donut Shoppe set to close in Muscle Shoals

Our news partners with the Times Daily say The Donut Shoppe on Woodward Avenue is closing at the end of this month.

UNA grad wins Academy of Country Music Award

Skipworth just received the award for Video of the Year, which is for “Drunk Girl” by Chris Janson.

Lauderdale County leaders failed to prove there was enough damage to warrant getting money from the federal government

Lauderdale County leaders failed to prove there was enough damage to warrant getting money from the federal government

The threat of severe weather rolling into the valley, Emergency Shoals Management Officials are warning people to stay alert

Whether you live in an apartment, trailer, or house, it's important you have a safe place you can go to in a moments notice.Also make sure you bring an emergency supply kit with food and water that can last you at least 72 hours.PKG:(VO) Weather is unpredictable in the Tennessee Valley especially

  2 killed in early morning fire in Lauderdale County

Crews responded to the fire on County Road 67 shortly before 6 a.m. When they got to the scene the blaze was so massive it was too late to try and rescue the victims from the burning home.

  Muscle Shoals 3rd-grader hopes Bryant-Denny Stadium replica will get Saban’s attention

A 9-year-old boy spent hours putting together a 5,000-piece replica of Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Franklin County school district prepared for severe weather

WAFF 48 News talked to the superintendent of Franklin County Schools on the progress the school system has made on keeping students safe during severe weather.

  First responders in the Shoals say they’re preparing ahead of any storm threat

Paramedics says they stocked their trucks with extra gear this week. They go through all their inventory to make sure they are prepared for any emergency.

  Insurance agents advises homeowners to look at their policies to make sure they are covered

Severe weather season is here but it's not to late to get more coverage the coverage you need in the event of a disaster.

Russellville man killed in overnight wreck

Troopers say a 2000 Toyota Tundra left the roadway in a curve and overturned. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

  SEDA President Wright to retire

Forrest Wright’s last day is set for May 31.

  ALEA: Courtland man shoots, kills cousin who broke into his home

ALEA confirms that a homeowner shot and killed his own cousin after the cousin forced his way into his home.

  'Miracle Worker’ auditions to begin Thursday

The play is based on Tuscumbia native Helen Keller's life.

  UNA considering designs for potential new stadium

The University of North Alabama is considering designs for a new stadium that could be home to multiple sporting events.

16 finalists announced for Alabama Teacher of the Year

The State of Alabama Department of Education announced Monday 16 finalists for Teacher of the Year.

  One Place of the Shoals recognized with 2018 FBI district award

Executive director Elizabeth Moore accepted the award at the Florence Justice Center over the weekend.

  Shoals Ambulance installing automated chest compression devices

Operations manager Blake Hargett says the devices have been around for years but are now smaller, lighter, and easier to use.

Inmate found dead in Lauderdale County jail cell, sheriff says

The Lauderdale County Sheriff confirms to WAFF that the male inmate was found dead Sunday morning.

Man reported missing in Lauderdale County

Bradley Eugene Lard was reported missing on Thursday.

  Well known names hit with low scores - Your April 5th, 2019 Kitchen Cops report

Your weekly round-up of health department restaurant scores around north Alabama

  Lauderdale County standoff ends after barricaded man surrenders

A man refused to leave a mobile home after being served a court-ordered eviction notice.

  New Dollar General Store coming to Sheffield

This will be the third Dollar General store in Sheffield.

  Colbert County wants to select new EMA director May 7

Our partners at the Times Daily say, former EMA Director Mike Melton, held the position for 22 years.

  A century to remember: Wilson students bring 20th century to wax

The students dressed up for time periods of the 1900s, they even created the backdrops of the different eras.

  Man facing 76 child porn-related charges in Lauderdale County

The child’s father said he saw texts from Corey Seahorn on his son's phone asking for naked pictures, according to investigators.

  Autistic Tuscumbia boy creates shirts for autism awareness

Brayden Landers, who is autistic, has raised $600 so far by selling his shirts. The money raised will be donated in honor of Brayden and a little boy named Jackson Chandler from Tuscaloosa.

Florence sets entertainment district weekends

The entertainment districts are portions of downtown that allow the public to carry alcohol outside of businesses in specially marked cups.

  City gives UNA land for baseball/softball complex

Florence’s City Council just approved an ordinance to transfer land at Cox Creek Park to the university.

  Tuscumbia’s Howard Chappell Stadium could see improvements by August

Following heavy rain early this year, the Tuscumbia City School board is expected to vote this week on improvements at Howard Chappell Stadium.

  Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month to be designated for Florence, UNA

The Florence City Council will issue a proclamation designating April as Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month for Florence and the UNA campus.