Huntsville, ALWHNT-TV

Woman hurt last week in Governors Drive crash dies from injuries

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A woman hospitalized last week after a wreck on Governors Drive has died from her injuries, Huntsville Police said Thursday. Hanna Cobble, 24, of New Hope, died at Huntsville Hospital Wednesday, police said. Cobble’s vehicle was involved in the wreck with a delivery truck the morning of...
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American Samoa Teacher of the Year says she faced racial discrimination at Alabama airport

An American Samoa Teacher of the Year alleges that she faced racial discrimination while at an Alabama airport, reported. Sabrina Suluai-Mahuka in a Twitter thread on Tuesday shared that she along with other colleagues of Asian descent were denied accommodations by American Airlines representatives at a Huntsville, Ala., airport after their flight was canceled.
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Huntsville, ALWAFF

Breeze Airways to reduce Huntsville service beginning Thursday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Beginning Thursday, Breeze Airways, Huntsville’s newest low-cost airline carrier, will begin reducing flights to the Rocket City. According to Breeze Airways representative Gareth Edmondson-Jones, these cutbacks are to minimize delays moving forward. The airline faced some challenges early on and quickly realized freeing up aircraft would allow for more flexibility.

Teacher of the Year claims she faced discrimination at Alabama airport

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — When the American Samoan Teacher of the Year came to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, alongside her decorated colleagues, she was already concerned about the state’s reputation of discrimination. At Space Camp, though, inclusion was the norm. The concern slipped from her mind. When she...
Huntsville, ALWAFF

Redstone Arsenal reinstates mask requirement

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Redstone Arsenal announced today that it will reinstate its full-masking requirement. This means all employees and guests in facilities on the installation, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks while at any building in the installation. The new requirement is out of an abundance of caution according to a press release from the arsenal.
Huntsville, ALWAFF

Students will not return to Highlands Elementary School in the fall

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Students at Highlands Elementary School will not be returning to their usual classrooms this semester. Officials with the Huntsville City Schools district confirmed the elementary school is not ready to open for students in August due to construction issues. In the meantime, all students will go to the Cavalry Hills campus at the start of the semester on Wednesday, August 4.
Alabama StateWHNT-TV

COVID-19 cases continue to rise at North Alabama hospitals

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Hospital COVID-19 data shows hospitals across North Alabama continued to see an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the last day. The total number of positive inpatients at Huntsville Hospital Thursday was 53 patients. One person more was in an intensive care unit,...
Huntsville, ALWAFF

Lawsuit amended into Huntsville student’s death

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A lawsuit filed by the family of a Huntsville High School student who took his own life has been amended according to new court documents. The lawsuit filed by the family of Nigel Shelby originally had nine defendants. Now, that number has been brought down to only two, the Huntsville City Board of Education and former Freshman Academy Principal Jo Stafford.
Huntsville, ALUS News and World Report

American Samoan Teacher Cites Bias for Airline Treatment

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The American Samoan teacher of the year said she and an Asian American friend were refused a free hotel room and other benefits provided to a white male friend when their American Airlines flight from north Alabama was canceled. Sabrina Suluai-Mahuka told WIAT-TV that she believed...

NASA rocket carrying solar X-ray scanner set to launch

The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer, or MaGIXS, mission is about to take flight. The launch window opens at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on July 30. Led by Dr. Amy Winebarger at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, MaGIXS will fly aboard a sounding...
Madison, ALWHNT-TV

Parents express concern as kids get ready to return to school

MADISON, Ala. – Parents are expressing worry as COVID-19 cases in the area continue to rise and some school systems making masks optional. Concerned parents have taken to social media, posting questions on how other parents are handling sending their kids back to in-person learning. Dr. Gayatri Venkatraman, a parent...

Longtime Alabama sheriff testifies in theft, ethics trial

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff on trial on theft and ethics charges took the stand Thursday to deny charges that could result in his removal from office after nearly four decades. Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely testified about a series of transactions and checks that prosecutors say...

23 State Teachers of the Year condemn American Airlines following alleged discrimination against colleague at Huntsville Airport

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Twenty-three State Teachers of the Year, including the 2021 National Teacher of the Year, have signed a joint statement condemning alleged discrimination against Sabrina Suluai-Mahuka, American Somoa’s Teacher of the Year, at the Huntsville International Airport. The statement, signed by acclaimed educators from California to North...