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U.S. highway 72 to face another expansion

MADISON, Ala — Alabama Department of Transportation public information officer, Seth Burkett, says this proposal to expand Highway 72 goes from Providence Main out to County Line Road. "This is something that is already needed and that many people have been anxious to see happen. There will be some...
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Group calls for transparency from Huntsville Police Department

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One local group calls for more transparency as the Huntsville Police Department undergoes a change in leadership. A research institution revealed HPD has a low score in data transparency, which includes data on the use of force, and officer-involved shootings. FOX54's Keneisha Deas spoke with the...
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Are you wearing the right sunscreen?

HUNTSVILLE, Ala — Sunscreen has more purpose than preventing someone from getting a sunburn. Local Dermatologist Melinda Musick says sunscreen does more than one thing. "Sunscreen helps protect from sunburn development, skin cancer, and help prevent aging and changing the skin from ultraviolet damage." Doctors are most concerned that...

Huntsville police salute fallen officers

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) hosted its annual Fallen Officer Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 17. The event was held in honor of National Police Week to recognize 12 of its officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. Interim Huntsville Police Chief...

Grocery Giveaway, Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Need help with food for yourself or your family?. Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church members will hold a free food box giveaway on Saturday, May 21, 2022, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Church members will distribute 300 food boxes filled with nonperishable and fresh food items. To...

Buffalo supermarket shooting reignites gun debate

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama State Conference NAACP President Benard Simelton believes part of the problem with mass shootings- is easier access to types of guns. "It has to be related to how people have access to weapons, and I'm not talking about just a handgun, but I'm talking about military-style assault weapons.", says Simelton.

Suspect linked to 1988 killing of 6th grader through DNA

LAWRENCE, Mass. — A 74-year-old Alabama man was linked to the 1988 killing of an 11-year-old girl in Massachusetts through DNA evidence, a prosecutor said at the suspect's arraignment on Friday. Marvin C. McClendon Jr. was held without bail after a not guilty plea to a murder charge in...

Name that Trash Panda for a chance to win!

MADISON, Ala — How well do you know your Rocket City Trash Pandas?. Each week, we'll give you clues to another Rocket City Trash Pandas player! Guess the player and you can enter to win one of eight Rocket City Trash Pandas Prize Pack. Each one includes:. Serving Tray.

Summer's here. Check out these water safety tips.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Summer is on its way!. Although some of those higher temperatures are already here, and pools may already be open, it's a good idea to start thinking about your safety this summer...especially when it comes to swimming pools. How to play it safe this summer... This...

Commercial space vehicles could be landing at Huntsville's airport

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville International Airport has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow commercial space vehicles to land in Huntsville. Huntsville International Airport, located in North Alabama, is the first commercial airport in the U.S. approved as a reentry site to receive a space vehicle landing.

Orion Amphitheater open for business

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It's time to groove to the beat because the weekend is here and so are the finishing touches on the Orion Amphitheater. It will be making a lasting impact here in Huntsville for years to come. "I'm a Huntsville native. For the longest time, when, when...

ADPH warns, "Do not dilute baby formula."

ALABAMA, USA — News reports abound about the current shortage of infant formula facing families across the nation and in Alabama, due to supply chain issues and a recall of products by one of the largest producers of infant formula in the United States. “Although the Alabama Department of...

Be careful: TikTok challenges could get you in trouble

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — What many of those viral video challenges don't tell you is that if a challenge involves a crime it won't matter to law enforcement that it's a TikTok challenge... Officer Grady, or Huntsville's Police Department said, "Some of these crimes that you may feel that are...

Huntsville Sports Commission hosts AHSAA State Soccer Championships this week

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Sports Commission (HSC) in collaboration with the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau and City of Huntsville will serve as the host for the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Soccer Championships. The tournament will take place at the Championship Soccer Fields at John Hunt Park May 12- 14. This year marks the 21st year the AHSAA State Soccer Championships will be held in Huntsville.