Limestone - Morgan

  Mazda Toyota Manufacturing still looking to fill more than 2,000 jobs

Janette Hostettler, the VP of Production at MTM, said hiring has been a challenge but she believes they have a competitive edge over other companies.

  Drivers say construction on I-565 continues to damage vehicles; what to do about it

Disability support center employee faces fraud charges

Hartselle woman facing hindering charge related to child abuse investigation

  Moulton man charged with assaulting police at Lawrence County Jail

Hartselle man facing child abuse charges following child’s hospital visit

  Decatur Police Department welcoming community dog walk watchers

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  Two people sentenced to prison in connection to 2017 Athens murder

Two men accused of shooting Decatur brothers in 2016 plead guilty to assault, capital murder

  Rocket City Pride hosting events throughout June for Pride Month

  Multiple vehicles collide on Highway 431 in Owens Cross Roads

Deputies arrest man who they say was making threats to himself, others and law enforcement

  Help the East Limestone Marching Indians take their talent to Hawaii

Limestone County NAACP offering walk-up vaccinations

The Limestone County NAACP, David’s Temple Missionary Baptist, and Athens-Limestone Hospital are partnering to bring accessible COVID-19 vaccines to the Limestone County area.

  Areas damaged by 2019 tornado in Joe Wheeler State Park reopens in Rogersville

Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Joe Wheeler State Park is now open!

Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives planning Memorial Day Program

The Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives is hosting a Memorial Day program.

  Kitchen Cops: Convenience store crackdown

The lowest scores this week all came from gas & go’s across the Valley.

  Sister of Morgan County AMBER alert teen speaks out

  Decatur Fire & Rescue seeks greater applicant turnout, especially when it comes to women

  Decatur Police continue search for suspect with outstanding murder warrant

  Man who allegedly abducted 16-year-old Morgan County girl now in custody

Police say Morgan County man behind bars again for posession of obscene material

Coroner confirms one person killed in I-65 wreck

Officers arrest Moulton man for theft in Decatur

Decatur Police responded to the theft of a vehicle from a Home Depot parking lot in Decatur.

  Bella Winters thanks supporters after successful heart transplant surgery

Bella Winters, a ten-year-old who once battled nine congenital heart defects, is now recovering and doing well following a successful heart transplant surgery.

Decatur Police close intersection of Moulton Street & 6th Avenue after light pole struck by vehicle

The Moulton St. E and 6th Ave. SE intersection has been temporarily closed after a vehicle struck a traffic light pole this morning.

  Lawrence Co. residents still won’t drink the water after new filtration system begins

All the families WAFF 48 talked to Tuesday say they won't start drinking the tap water right away.

Portion of Joe Wheeler State Park to reopen this weekend

Over at Joe Wheeler, the day-use area and sandy beach is reopening just in time for Memorial Day weekend!

  Cook Museum of Natural Science voted Best New Museum by USA Today

The Cook Museum of Natural Science in Decatur is USA Today’s Best New Museum in the country for 2021.

  Federal Agents say Falkville man arrested at Capitol riots had more weapons and explosives in his home

“It shows this may have been part of a larger plot, because some of these weapons were in DC and others were found right here in Alabama,”

Authorities release identity of victim involved in deadly Limestone County wreck

According to Limestone County Coroner Mike West, one person died as a result of the accident.

Ardmore parents welcome third child with same birthday

A family in Limestone County has to be very careful when they buy birthday gifts for their children. Because, they were all born on the same day!

Judge denies pretrial release of Falkville man arrested in connection to U.S. Capitol riot

The court filing includes details of Coffman driving by the home of Sen. Ted Cruz in December 2020

  Calhoun Community College will offer free training for plumbing certifications

Are you currently a plumber’s apprentice and want to further your skills?

  The 2021 Alabama Jubilee kicks off Memorial Day weekend

Since last year’s Jubilee was mainly remote due to COVID, this year’s anticipation is at an all-time high.

  Limestone County will soon have improved internet connection

County leaders are putting a $600,000 grant to work to expand broadband.

WMEL announces new water system is up and running

The West Morgan – East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority (WMEL) announced customers are now drinking improved water.

Abandoned mobile home in Toney set fire by owner who didn’t want it anymore

Officials with the Toney Fire Department say they declined to burn down a man's abandoned mobile home, so he gave it a try himself

Crews respond to Monday morning fire at American Inn in Decatur

Decatur fire crews responded to a fire at the American Inn on Monday morning

Calhoun Community College Interim President Joe Burke announces his retirement

Current Calhoun Community College Interim President Dr. Joe Burke announced that he will retire after working for the Alabama Community College System for nearly thirty-five years.

  Morgan County Schools employees will receive $1,000 end-of-year bonus

This week is the last week for students and teachers in Morgan County Schools, and at the end of it most school employees will get a $1,000 pay bonus.

A different kind of Sound & Color: Street artist paints Brittany Howard mural in downtown Athens

Happening in downtown Athens: Renowned street artist, ARCY, is painting a mural of the Grammy-award-winning artist known for her bluesy, powerhouse vocals.

  Lifeguard shortage impacting Decatur, Hartselle pools

Point mallard is planning on celebrating its 50th birthday this summer, but officials are warning that there may be shorter hours than usual unless they can find more lifeguards.

Sheriff: Moulton man doused woman in gasoline, threatened to burn her alive

A Moulton man doused a woman in gasoline and threatened to burn her house down, according to charges filed in court Wednesday by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

  Decatur Police Department hiring patrol officers

If you’ve been considering a career in law enforcement, the Decatur Police Department wants to hear from you.

  Trial over for 2018 fatal car wreck; Scotty Moss could face up to 20 years in prison

“Moss got to go home tonight. He has to turn himself in tomorrow. We have to go to the cemetery to visit with my brother,” said victim Jason Reed’s sister.

  Man accused of causing a 2018 fatal wreck testifies in court

Scotty Moss took responsibility for what happened, and became very emotional while testifying.

Water leak damages electronic equipment at Austin High School

A water leak at Austin High School damaged nearly $20,000 worth of electronics on Wednesday.

Police: Rape suspect unwittingly messaged 11-year-old victim’s father

Keith Norris Williams faces charges of first-degree rape, electronic solicitation of a child and traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act.

  Alabama Shakes drummer facing a child abuse charge can now see children again

A bench trial was scheduled to address a potential violation of Johnson’s protection order, but the judge granted a continuance.

Vehicle wreck, fire causes delays on 1-65 north in Decatur

Deputies in Morgan County are responding to a vehicle that caught fire following a car wreck on Wednesday morning.

  Amazon Fulfillment Center bringing 500 jobs to Huntsville

An Amazon Fulfillment Center coming to west Huntsville is bringing 500 full-time jobs to the area. The center will be in charge of picking, packing, and shipping larger and bulkier items like patio furniture and outdoor equipment.

  Long-term care facilities continue to head towards normalcy

“The mental aspect for all of us has been so much better,”

Amazon fulfillment center, more than 500 jobs on the way to Huntsville

Amazon is building a fulfillment center in Rocket City and it’s bringing in about 500 jobs with it.

  Trial kicks off for 2018 fatal car wreck case in Limestone County

Scotty Moss is accused of killing Lloyd Reed while driving under the influence in 2018.

DeKalb County man wanted for attempted murder taken into custody

Deputies say Jeffery Epps of Dawson had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest when the Albertville Police Department received a tip he had been at a home on County Road 52.

  All Morgan County school systems will now get millions in online sales tax revenue

“That money will be able to be spent on the students and expanding programs, but it’s going to help in so many different ways with each schools district,”

Alabama COVID-19 website, Bama Tracker, coming to an end

It's the end of an era for one of Alabama's crucial tools during the COVID-19 pandemic

  One of two suspects in custody following Decatur homicide

Decatur Police are investigating after a gunshot victim died there Sunday night.

  Lawrence County Library to temporarily close due to budget shortfall

The Lawrence County Public library will temporarily close from May 31 through June 8 due to a budget shortfall, according to Executive Director Rex Bain.

Oneonta man dies following a two-vehicle car crash

A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of an Oneonta man on May 15.

  Inflation rates rise; What does this mean for the Tennessee Valley?

Inflation rate rises. What does this mean for the Tennessee Valley?

  Local doctor reacts to CDC loosening up masking guidelines

“The number of restrictions and the number of things that we asked people to do during the worst part of the pandemic are slowly being stripped away so that we can return back to normal,”

  FBI violent crime task force plays major role in Morgan County investigations

The task force helps everything from smaller police departments to larger agencies around North Alabama. They were instrumental in solving major cases from 2020.

Police say Mississippi murder suspect found in Hartselle

When officers spotted a suspicious vehicle near a Kroger grocery store in Hartselle, it led to the arrest of a Mississippi murder suspect.

  Somerville man facing multiple charges after allegedly claiming to be police officer

One man’s scary encounter with another person pretending to be a police officer led to a suspect's connection to crimes in three counties throughout north Alabama.

  Decatur-Morgan Hospital launches new mobile medical unit

This will help thousands of people in the area get the care they need who can’t actually come in to a health facility themselves.

  Morgan County Sheriff’s Office holds annual firearm qualifications

“If we have to respond to a situation for instance like a hostage situation, we want to make sure that each deputy is proficient in their shooting,”

Somerville man attempts to escape from ER after drug, firearm arrest

A Somerville man is back in custody after he attempted to escape from the ER

  Stations across North Alabama still tapped out of fuel; leaving people concerned for their jobs

“All of our equipment runs on gas. Our trucks luckily are diesel but if that goes south, we wouldn’t be able to have crews on the road,” said a local landscaping company owner.

Decatur man arrested on burglary, resisting arrest charges

The resident told officers she locked herself in the bedroom after seeing Tucker break into the residence.

  EXCLUSIVE: Decatur death investigation continues as the victim’s family speaks out

“I know it’s not going to bring him back but, I’m crying for justice. I want justice,” said the wife of 59-year-old Chester Jordan.

  New Athens Elementary School construction set to begin soon

Athens City Schools Chief Student Financial Officer and Assistant Superintendent Serena Owsley says most elementary schools in the system are at up to 85% capacity, and the new building could help accommodate growth in the district.

  Gas stations across the Tennessee Valley feeling the effects of pipeline attack

Gas stations across the Tennessee Valley feeling the effects of pipeline attack

Kay Ivey announces grant to improve north Alabama port facility

Governor Ivey has announced a $1 million grant to improve commerce in north Alabama while improving an existing avenue for importing and exporting goods.

City of Athens hosting candlelight memorial, remembering those lost in the line of duty

The Athens Police Department will host a candlelight memorial on May 13 at 8 p.m. to honor nine officers who died in the line of duty while serving Athens and Limestone County.

  Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo holds “Kickin’ into Rodeo Week”

“We build up excitement for this event all year long. When it stops on Saturday night, we’re talking about getting ready for the next one the next year,” said presenting committee member Michelle Williamson.

  Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce President announces retirement after 30 years on the job

Long-time President and CEO John Seymour may be retiring, but his impact on Morgan County cannot be missed.

State trooper accused of assault, sexual misconduct

Jason William Fox was charged with assault in the third degree and sexual misconduct.

Planapalooza: A look into the future of Athens

What will a 222nd birthday look like for the city of Athens? Mayor William R. Marks wants you to help figure that out.

One woman fatally injured in a car wreck near Somerville

A three-vehicle car wreck claimed the life of one Union Grove woman on Saturday afternoon.