From warnings about human trafficking to stories of police chases and people doing good in creative ways, 2018 was a big news year for the Tennessee Valley.
Here are our Top 10 stories from 2018:
1. North Alabama now a hot spot for human trafficking
It’s a form of modern day slavery and it’s happening right in our own backyard.
2. Local youth pastor drives “the truck” you’ve probably seen around Huntsville
Josh Thomas, a local youth pastor, is getting some attention after making some slight modifications to his pickup truck.
3. Police chase through three counties ends in two arrests
A police chase that went through multiple counties ended in the arrest of two people wanted on multiple felony charges.
4. Ice arrests 30 in North Alabama (8/2018)
The raids in Huntsville have apparently been around Drake Avenue and Patton Road and they haven’t been arresting a lot of people all at once.
5. New Huntsville “hot spot” to open by end of the year
A Historic stove factory is being updated as multi-purpose facility in West Huntsville.
6. State forensics office investigating cause of death of missing Moulton woman
Investigators are now taking a closer look at the death of a Moulton woman, who went missing nearly a month ago.
7. Vote for your favorite name for new Madison minor league baseball team
Voting ended with the name “Rocket City Trash Pandas”.
8. Xzavier Scott has preliminary hearing for murder of Tiffany Kelley
Xzavier Scott and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend Dominique Jackson are both charged with Capital Murder.
9. Hampton Cove residents are fearful of man accused of following teenagers around Walmart
The man following teenagers around the Hampton Cove Walmart has been spotted more than once, and several members of the community say they are concerned about their children’s safety.
10. Hurricane Michael images from Dothan, AL
Images of damage from Dothan, AL and surrounding areas are popping up on social media as residents and emergency crews survey the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.