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Lightning can really get around

Lightning is both a beautiful and deadly phenomenon. Sunday night, a bolt of lightning hit a tree in the backyard of a Madison home, and through a series of unfortunate events managed to travel over 100 feet to the house.

“It’s better than nothing"

The Army’s Vice Chief of Staff says funding the Department of Defense via an inflated Overseas Contingency Operations fund is certainly not ideal, but is better than trying to maintain readiness under the current sequestration level spending caps.

Update on Alabama A&M students shot during spring break

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Three Alabama A&M University students shot during spring break in Panama City Beach are recovering as people prepare for a Monday night candlelight vigil at the university in Huntsville.

Nesting hawks draw crowds to Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

HUNTSVILLE Ala. (WAAY)- Two new and unexpected guests at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library are drawing small crowds to see them.

VIDEO: Small business is big business

“Small business is big business at AMC,” that is the message leadership was hoping to send to the more than 600 people who attended the Army Materiel Command’s Industry Outreach event at the Jackson Center Monday morning.

Suicide attempt thwarted at Madison County jail

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - The Madison County Sheriff's Office said it was able to stop an inmate from committing suicide at the Madison County Detention Facility over the weekend.

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Two arrested for stealing from elderly in Athens

ATHENS, Ala. (WAAY) - Two people are facing several charges after police said they stole from people's homes under the guise of doing work for homeowners.

Teen arrested for buying LSD online

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - Authorities arrested an 18-year-old Thursday after they said he received a shipment of LSD in the mail.

TVA employee injured after falling

A Tennessee Valley Authority employee was injured after he fell five feet while working in the plant Wednesday.

Body camera video of Limestone County escape released

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - The Limestone County Sheriff's Office has released video of a traffic stop that resulted in a man running from the law.

UPDATE: Child hit by SUV in Decatur

DECATUR, Ala. (WAAY) - Decatur police said a three-year-old boy is in Huntsville Hospital after being hit by an SUV Wednesday evening.

Police: Man wanted for Penn. homicide traveled through Alabama

ATHENS, Ala. (WAAY) - Pennsylvania State Police are still looking for a man wanted in connection with a woman's death and said they have evidence he traveled through Alabama.

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Shoals principal still in hospital after accident

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WAAY) - A boating accident late Sunday evening leaves an elementary school principal in the hospital.

Draft beer could become a reality for Rogersville

ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Draft beer might be a possibility for restaurants in the town of Rogersville; thanks to a bill making it's way through the legislature.

Crews cleaning up chemical spill in Colbert County

CHEROKEE, Ala. (WAAY)- Both West bound lanes and one East bound lane of highway 72 in Cherokee are open, after a semi truck exploded carrying hazardous chemicals.

Man charged with assaulting Lauderdale deputies

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - A man in jail tried to kill himself by lying in the road and charging at an officer with a knife before he was subdued, authorities said.

Two charged with attempted murder for December shooting in Florence

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAAY) - Two men are in jail for a December shooting that put a man in the hospital.

Mental health options for families seeking help

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - Families across North Alabama who need help for their mentally ill loved ones sometimes just don't know what to do.

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Guntersville soccer coach David Barrow indicted on child porn charges

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - A Marshall County grand jury has indicted Guntersville High School girls soccer coach David Barrow on 25 counts of producing pornography with minors.

Birds causing problems on Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Flocks of migratory birds are causing big problems on Lake Guntersville.  So much so that the Tennessee Valley Authority is taking steps to remove the water fowl.

UPDATE: Body found in Marshall County pond

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - Authorities are working to determine what happened to a person whose body was found Saturday in a pond near Douglas.

Organization offers teens potentially life-saving driving tips

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAAY) - Unlike your typical driver's education course, today's class went far beyond parallel parking and turn signals.

Public health advisory issued for Dekalb County creek

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) The Dekalb County Health Department is warning residents near the Terrapin Hills Country Club and Subdivision in Fort Payne to avoid a creek.

Warrants served on current and former Marshall Co. deputies

Several Marshall County Sheriff's Deputies found themselves on the other side of the law Wednesday evening. 

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Get high tech with your April Fools Day pranks

My family loves April Fools Day. I remember when my mom moved the clock up two hours so I thought I was late to school, or the time she froze my milk and cereal.

The Clean Cut: Video shows original construction of Disneyland Park 60 years ago

In honor of Disneyland Park's 60th anniversary, the Disney Parks YouTube channel released a time-lapse video of the construction of the beloved destination.

Kildare: Mystery Mansion

One of the most famous and striking homes in the United States sits just off Oakwood Avenue in Huntsville. The Kildare home, or Kildare-McCormick as it's sometimes called, inspires lots of curiosity, imagination and wonder.

'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of "Downton Abbey" say the upcoming sixth season of this popular drama will be its last.

5 Big Weather Events That Huntsvillians Won't Ever Forget

This photo was taken in Harvest on April 3, 1974. This bathtub is part of the damage trail from the F5 tornado that plowed through the area on that frightful day.

How to find sex offenders in your Facebook friends list

Many of us have well over a thousand Facebook friends. Some of them, we haven't seen for years -- maybe not since elementary school.

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