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Madison family hopeful they can get into UAB cannabidiol study

MADISON, Ala. (WAAY) - A University of Alabama Birmingham study was launched Tuesday to look at the effects of marijuana extract oil on patients with uncontrollable seizures.

#RoadWAAYWarrior: Hughes Road and Gooch Lane intersection concerns

MADISON Ala. (WAAY)- Anyone who drives Hughes Road and Gooch Lane during rush hour knows the frustration of backed up traffic. 

Councilman Bill Kling wants resident feedback

Huntsville City Councilman Bill Kling is looking for feedback on how the kind of job he's doing while in office. 

Congressman Brooks and others react to Netanyahu speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before a joint session of Congress Tuesday afternoon regarding an impending nuclear deal with Iran. Shortly after the speech concluded Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks released the following statement about what Netanyahu had to say.

Search underway for Cummings Research Park director

The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville and Madison County is looking for a new Cummings Research Park director after John Southerland left the position to take a job with the Madison County School System.

13 local schools earn national award

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY)  Thirteen area high schools were recently awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School for their athletic programs. All of the schools were recognized because of their ability to provide a safe environment for athletes as well as care for student athlete injuries.

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Limestone looking to sell former "L&S Shopping Center"

ATHENS, Ala. (WAAY) - Three years after Limestone County purchased the former "L&S Shopping Center", it's looking to sell it.

Popular drug and alcohol trends among children and teens

DECATUR, Ala. (WAAY) - The Alabama Child Safety Conference introduced educators, parents and law enforcement to dangerous drug trends.

Athens Police get a thank you gift from rescued basketball team

Just a few weeks after they were stranded on an icy I-65 during a winter storm, the Middle Georgia State Basketball Team sent a "Thank You" gift to Athens Police.

Lacey Spears' childhood friend reacts to guilty verdict

PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) – A jury finds Decatur native, Lacy Spears, guilty of murdering her five-year-old son. Prosecutors say Spears did it for attention.

Lacey Spears convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes has been convicted in New York of poisoning him to death with salt.

Morgan County man indicted on sexual abuse charges

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) A Morgan County man is in jail on multiple sexual abuse charges.

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Florence Police arrest man following weekend home invasion

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAAY) A Florence man is now facing assault and burglary charges.

Florence police make arrest in ATM skim scam

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAAY) - Florence police arrest two juveniles for the skimming device found last Tuesday on a SunTrust Bank ATM in Florence.

No more booze in Alabama small towns?

PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - You may have to get your Friday night drink, somewhere else! That’s because some wet communities selling alcohol in Alabama, may soon dry-up; thanks to an Alabama Supreme Court decision that came down Friday.

Tennessee man charged with running over Killen woman

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WAAY) - A Loretto man is in jail without bond after investigators said he hit and killed a Killen woman with his truck after an argument.

Threat closes Rogers High School

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY)-Rogers High School is closed Friday because of a threat.

UNA students more cautious when sledding after fatal Mississippi accident

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAAY) - According to Oxford, Mississippi police, a young man in his twenties passed away Wednesday afternoon after a sledding accident.

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Going to jail for a good cause

People in Marshall County were lining up to go to jail on Tuesday, and it was all for a good cause. 

Marshall County law enforcement warn of phone scam

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be on guard when it comes to a scam. The scam itself isn't new, but it has begun to circulate in the county. 

Fort Payne officers make arrests following car break-ins

Two people were arrested by Fort Payne Police in separate vehicle break-in cases. 

13 local schools earn national award

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY)  Thirteen area high schools were recently awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School for their athletic programs. All of the schools were recognized because of their ability to provide a safe environment for athletes as well as care for student athlete injuries.

Jury selection begins in Wayne Mill's murder trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WAAY) Jury selection is underway in the murder trial of country music singer Wayne Mills, according to WKRN.

Man killed in Dekalb County after trailer falls on him

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) A Tennessee man was killed after a trailer fell on him in Dekalb County. 

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Weasel hitches a ride on the back of a woodpecker

Yes, that's right. A weasel. On the back of a woodpecker. It might look like a viral photo that's been manipulated. But this one is very real and very cool. 

Asian motel debuts Batman suite

Taiwan's Eden Motel is making headlines, thanks to images spreading around the Internet of its "Batman suite." 

Official: Justice Dept. report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court.

Lady Gaga to perform in Selma this weekend

(WAAY) - President Obama isn't the only big name planning to be in Alabama this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. 

This GEICO ad may be the first YouTube ad you ever watch

If you've never seen more than the five seconds YouTube makes you watch before clicking through to a video, this ad from GEICO may become the first you actually watch.

IHOP celebrates National Pancake Day

(WAAY) It's the 10th National Pancake Day at IHOP. 

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