Thursday, May 23 2013 11:58 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:58:46 GMT
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.Dr. BrooksMore >>
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >>
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:51:55 GMT
WSFA 12 News is taking action to try and help the people of Oklahoma following the violent weather. We are teaming up with the American Red Cross tomorrow for a phone bank. The hours will be from 11amMore >>
WSFA 12 News teamed up with the American Red Cross in Alabama to help the people of Oklahoma following the tornadoes that took 24 lives and caused extensive damage. Our on air and on line Disaster Relief Drive has raised $45,641 up to now.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:45:52 GMT
The hunt is on for a wanted suspect in Autauga County, according to the Autauga County Sheriff's Office. A woman called the WSFA 12 newsroom Wednesday afternoon saying that she had been stopped in AutaugaMore >>
A manhunt was initiated (for a second time) in Autauga county Wednesday after authorities showed up at a home to serve a robbery warrant and ran into the man wanted in connection with a January police chase. More >>
Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
President Barack Obama is set to at least partially bring out into the open some of the U.S.-directed drone program, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing threat to...More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Halloween can bring tricks and treats for kids, but it can also lead to a trip to the hospital.
Doctors say they see a spike in visits every year. While most injuries are minor, most can be avoided.
The number one reason for ER trips on Halloween is a child being hit by a car. With kids running around in the dark, darting from house to house, it's easy for a driver to not spot a child. That's one of the reason it's suggested you trick or treat in a well lit neighborhood.
Another common injury is broken bones and scrapes and bruises after a kid trips and falls. A lot of time their costumes may be too big, or they can't see due to a mask.
Doctors also warn parents to check their kid's costumes before sending them out. Kids are sometimes allergic to the material and may break out In a rash. The same goes for any makeup. You should put a small amount of makeup on your child's hand before apply to their face.
When it comes to candy, doctors say ration it out to avoid the belly ache. They also suggest you only allow your kid to eat store bought candy, no homemade treats. You never know what those could contain.
The Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama in Huntsville will be offering free x-rays of all Halloween candy. The x-rays will show up any wood or metal that may be in the candy. That event is Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.