Marshall County Coroner: 1 dead in crash on AL Highway 69

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - One person died in a two-vehicle crash in Marshall County on Thursday morning. Marshall County Coroner Cody Nugent confirmed one female was killed in the crash on Alabama Highway 69. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) identified the woman as Madeline Roberson, 28. According to...
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Man extradited from Germany facing international parental kidnapping charge

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A former Madison County resident appeared in federal court on Thursday to answer federal charges of international parental kidnapping. Igor Slobodskyi, 51, was extradited from Germany to the United States. He was arraigned on a one count indictment charging him with removing two children under 16 years old from the U.S. and keeping those children outside of the U.S. with the intent to obstruct the lawful exercise of another’s parental rights.

Second Planet Fitness Employee in 8 Days Charged With Spying on Nude Customers

Two different Planet Fitness employees in two different states have been arrested over the past eight days for allegedly filming unsuspecting—and unclothed—customers using the gym’s tanning beds. In Florence, Alabama, Planet Fitness worker Jacob Keeton is facing charges of aggravated criminal surveillance after a woman getting undressed in a tanning bed room said she spotted a cellphone camera filming her from under the door, WAFF reported. Keeton, who was arrested Sept. 23, told cops he had a foot fetish, according to the outlet. In Naugatuck, Connecticut, Planet Fitness manager Jordan Hill turned himself in to police on Sept. 19 after a man in a tanning booth accused him of hiding in the ceiling and filming him with a cellphone. The alleged incident occurred over the summer, and Hill is now charged with criminal attempt at voyeurism, according to WFSB Eyewitness News.Read it at WAFF

VA plans abortion access, counseling to veterans

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - New laws in Alabama mean virtually all abortions are illegal, but some veterans may be able to access that service soon due to federal rules. In September, the Department of Veterans Affairs submitted to the Federal Register an interim final rule that will allow it to provide access to abortions to veterans and their beneficiaries in cases when the pregnant woman’s life or health is at risk or in cases of rape or incest.

Moderna’s Chief Medical Officer on new booster shot for COVID-19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - In August, the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization for Moderna’s updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine in adults. According to Dr. Paul Burton, Chief Medical Officer of Moderna, the new vaccine offers protection against Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 and other variants of the virus as we head into the fall and winter months.

Bulldogs search for first win

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) -Four games. Four loses. It’s not the start Alabama A&M Head Coach Connell Maynor had hoped for. The solace Maynor can take is a home date Saturday October 1st. Alabama A&M (0-4, 0-1 SWAC) host Bethune-Cookman for Homecoming at Louis Crews Stadium. Alabama A&M dropped their...


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Fire evacuates Huntsville Amazon fulfillment center

Huntsville Fire and Rescue fought a Monday night fire at Amazon’s fulfillment center. The call came in about 9 p.m., according to a fire department spokesman. Multiple trucks converged on the scene at 7817 Greenbrier Rd., while police provided traffic control. According to the spokesman, the fire was extinguished...

Motorcyclist flown to Huntsville Hospital following crash

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - On Sunday, a motorcyclist in Decatur was taken to Huntsville Hospital by helicopter after a crash. According to the Decatur Police Department, the motorcyclist crashed around 4:45 p.m. on Church St. near Somerville Rd. It was a single-vehicle crash and Decatur Police determined that the motorcyclist...

Huntsville therapist discusses how POWs, veterans deal with trauma

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Two Alabama men whose stories captivated headlines are finally home. Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh were prisoners of war for more than three months. They were captured by Russian forces in June after joining the war effort in Ukraine. Dr. Julie Lindner, Executive Director at Transpire...

AHSAA adopts new rule that allows accommodates religious requests

Huntsville Police arrest man on Memorial Parkway following reported shots fired. Huntsville Police arrest man on Memorial Parkway following reported shots fired. Landers McLarty Subaru served lunch at Rose of Sharon Tuesday. Updated: 12 minutes ago. Landers McLarty Subaru served lunch at Rose of Sharon Tuesday. ADPH to disable social...