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  1. Black bear population continues to grow in northeast AlabamaRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 11 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The Opelika-Auburn News reports that a wildlife official says the north Alabama black bear population has more than doubled in the past four years. The bears migrated from north Georgia.

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  2. Fort Payne joining lawsuit over opioidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Mayor Larry Chesser said Fort Payne is joining a multicity lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the drugs responsible for the opioid epidemic in the area. Tamara Neeley, an attorney for the city of Fort Payne, said they see this problem in their court system frequently.

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  3. Earthquake hits near ScottsboroRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    You can track more earthquake information through the WAFF First Alert Weather app. Just go turn on the earthquake tab in the weather settings.

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  4. Fort Payne intervenes in sewer lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    A judge has agreed to allow the city of Fort Payne to intervene in a suit by the state against a privately owned sewage system. The state is asking a judge to stop the leaking into an area creek.

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  5. Over 1,500 marijuana plants recovered, burned in DeKalb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    DeKalb County deputies, drug agents, and police from Fort Payne and Geraldine are working together to eradicate drugs countywide. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Alabama National Guard Counter Drug Unit lent their helicopters to the eradication effort.

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  6. Alabama Fan Club and Museum in Fort Payne getting new lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    If you haven't been to visit the Alabama Fan Club and Museum in Fort Payne in some time, or maybe you've never been at all, they have a brand new look to show you very soon. The building was originally Rains-Shanks Chevrolet, which was purchased and restored by the group in the early 1980s.

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  7. Fort Payne motels filling up with Hurricane Irma evacueesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    People from Florida are continuing to make their way north to avoid the path of Hurricane Irma. Some are coming through DeKalb County in northeast Alabama.

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  8. Fort Payne contemplates takeover of leaky sewer systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The city plans to intervene in a four-year-old case involving the state department of environmental management and Terrapin Hills Sewer System. The troubled sewage system has been a problem for years, and city officials say whatever the solution is, it's going to be expensive.

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  9. Minor earthquare reported in Alabama over weekendRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    AL.com reports according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremor was a magnitude 2.2 recorded shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning in the northeast part of the state. The quake was logged shortly less than a mile north-northeast of Jamestown, roughly 10 miles east-southeast of Fort Payne and 30 miles southeast of Scottsboro.

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  10. World's Longest Yard Sale begins in DeKalb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    This is the 30th year for the event. It runs from Gadsden all the way to the state of Michigan.

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  11. Fort Payne considering lawsuit over opioidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The city of Fort Payne is considering entering into a multicity lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company concerning the opioid epidemic there. Tamara Neeley, an attorney for the city of Fort Payne, said they see this problem in their court system frequently.

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  12. Kim and Jeff Hall own Chick-fil-A in Fort PayneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Several dozen people were already camped out in the parking lot on Wednesday in hopes of being one of the first 100 customers inside the new restaurant and winning free Chick-fil-As for a year. Kim Hall, the owner of the store, said Chick-fil-A has had ties to the city of Fort Payne for a number of years.

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  13. 2 dead, 2 injured in DeKalb Co. wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Authorities tell us a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, June 15, in DeKalb County claimed two lives and injured two others. Investigators say 67-year-old Charles Ray Bramblett of Fyffe was killed when the 2005 Buick he was driving crossed the median and struck a 2009 Chevrolet driven by 30-year-old Cheryl R. Browder of Ft.

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  14. 'Alabama Fan Appreciation' event in Fort Payne this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    This weekend, the musical group Alabama is coming home to Fort Payne - the town they put on the map nearly 50 years ago. It's a four day weekend that starts Thursday night, and city leaders say it's a lot of fun that brings a lot of tourism dollars home.

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  15. More Read the original story

    Jun 3, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    An 18-year-old visitor from Georgia has drowned while swimming with friends at the Little River Canyon National Preserve near Fort Payne, Alabama. Al.com reports bystanders called 911 about 1:45 p.m. and rangers and other agencies responded.

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  16. Small earthquake reported near Alabama-Georgia lineRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The quake was centered in a rural area about 7 miles east of Fort Payne, but it was weak and no damage is being reported. The earthquake hit in what the Geological Survey says is one of the most active seismic zones in the Southeastern United States.

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  17. A DeKalb County man said his former brother-in-law shot him five times.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Doyle Jones says he's slowly recovering from the wounds. But he has a big question he wants answered, like why isn't the suspected shooter charged with attempted murder.

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  18. Teen arrested on drug distribution charges at Fort Payne High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Michael Tray Buttram, 18, is charged with possession of prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, drug distribution, evidence tampering and promoting prison contraband. The incident that led to his arrest happened on March 24. Fort Payne police say Buttram's arrest came after a short investigation by the school resource officer who got information of possible illegal drug activity.

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  19. Small quake rattles northeast AlabamaRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a quake occurred near the town of Fort Payne early Tuesday shortly after midnight. The magnitude 2.3 earthquake didn't cause any reported damage, and many people might not have realized it occurred because of the size and time of day.

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  20. Proposed bill takes aim at DUI offendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Senator Arthur Orr has filed a bill that will strengthen DUI law in Alabama. SB180 has entered committee , and if approved, will head to the Senate for a final vote.

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