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    Madison County DA’s office seeking death penalty in two upcoming murder trials

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Madison County District Attorney’s office will be seeking the death penalty in two cases that are set for trial in the next few months. Stephen Marc Stone is set to go on trial March 6 on capital murder charges in the February 2013 killings of his wife, Krista Stone and their 7-year-old son, Zachary. Richard Burgin has a May 1 trial date in the May 2013 stabbing deaths of two elderly brothers, Terry and Louis Jackson. […]

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    Florence couple speaks after salmonella scare, lost ring during new marriage

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Desiree and Martez Cole’s wedding has become the talk of the town in the Shoals. It’s not just because of the beautiful ceremony and reception, in which Martez Cole says he could really feel God’s presence. It’s partly because of what came after they promised to love each other through sickness and health. Nearly 100 loved ones became ill, 22 of them hospitalized and the Alabama Department of Public Health got involved in the days following […]

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    Manna House helps families in need with Thanksgiving meal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Thanksgiving and Christmas mean two things…lots of food and lots of family time! A non-profit in Huntsville believes everyone should have those two things this holiday season. Manna House believes it’s not just the food…it’s the family, the love and the giving. “As you go into the holidays there are always more people who can’t afford that food and so they come to us just looking for the sides to go with their meal and not always […]

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    Tools For Teachers winner’s dedication is both in and out of class

    JACKSON COUNTY — I think we all know someone in life that does a little extra than what’s required  and is helpful and caring. These are a few characteristics that describe this week’s Tools For Teachers winner. Shirlene Moore teaches at Section High School in Jackson County. Her principal, Gene Roberts, is proud to have her on staff. “She is an outstanding teacher, works very hard at what she does.” He said Moore goes above and beyond the call of duty for both […]

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    Decatur man on the ground in Haiti shares his Hurricane Matthew experience

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.– While there has been a lot of focus on Hurricane Matthew’s impact along Florida and the east coast, the storm system devastated the Caribbean.   The impact has been heartbreaking for a country that was still recovering from the last natural disaster. WHNT News 19 spoke with a Tennessee Valley resident who witnessed the destruction firsthand. Harry Hames is a member of the Flint Church of Christ in Decatur. But currently, he is on the ground in Haiti, trying […]

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    Several businesses get low scores for critical health violations

    Didn’t Cut the Mustard: Edith Ann’s Taste of Home at 11243 South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville: Score of 83 No proof of food safety certification. No proof of applying for a food safety certification class. Raw shell eggs at 61F Fuji Japanese Cuisine at 2246 Winchester Road in Huntsville: Score of 84 Spray nozzle at dish machine extends below food rim. Skate Castle, Inc. at 401 14th Street, NE in Decatur: Score of 80 Chewing gum during food prep Hot […]

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    ‘Oh not for you!’ Trump supporters say restaurant refused to serve them

    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — A group of Trump supporters say they were mocked and discriminated against by employees of a popular southeastern barbecue chain Friday night. Shannon Riggs and her cousins said they expected some push-back from protesters at Donald Trump’s rally in Richmond, Virginia, but they did not expect what happened when they stopped for dinner on the way home. Dressed in Donald Trump shirts and hats, the family walked up to the window at the Cook Out on Boulevard […]

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    Half a dozen businesses don’t score well on recent inspections

    Didn’t Cut the Mustard: Paradise Food Mart #3 at 2200 Chisholm Road in Florence: Score of 79 Bleach stored on shelf with paper hand towels, spray bottle of degreaser labeled as Mr. Clean. Chicken and potatoes being held at 94 – 96 F  –  10 day notice given and chart given. Walkers Carry Out at 13935 US Hwy 231 in Union Grove: Score of 70 Failing to re-heat TCS foods to adequate temperature within an adequate time. Failing to date […]

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    Gay pastor apologizes for making up cake slur, drops Whole Foods lawsuit

    AUSTIN, Tex. — A gay Texas pastor who accused a Whole Foods employee of writing a slur on a chocolate cake he purchased has dropped his lawsuit and apologized to the company and the LGBT community on Monday. Pastor Jordan Brown issued a statement apologizing to the grocery chain, saying “the company did nothing wrong,” KXAN reported. Here’s the complete statement below: Today I am dismissing my lawsuit against Whole Foods Market. The company did nothing wrong. I was wrong to […]

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    Locally grown strawberries delivered to area middle schools

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Many of you have likely heard of farm to table. It’s the idea that if something’s grown here, it should stay here. There’s a push to get locally grown produce in local schools. This week, middle school students are savoring the sweet taste of strawberries. They came from Brown Farms in New Market. It was made possible by a new initiative at the Food Bank of North Alabama called the Farm Food Collaborative. “We help […]

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    Everything coming and going on Netflix in April

    Have fun storming the castle! The Princess Bride joins Erin Brockovich and a new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix in April. As for Flashdance, 101 Dalmatians, Pride & Prejudice and Vanilla Ice? They’re ‘only mostly dead’ – but you’ll have to hurry to watch them before they disappear on April 1. Arriving on Netflix in April April 1 16 Blocks (2006) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) A Clockwork Orange (1971) Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 5 The Ascent of […]

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    Erin Andrews finishes two days of emotional testimony in civil trial against stalker, Nashville hotel

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — An emotional Erin Andrews finished two days of testimony Tuesday by describing to the court how a stalker’s online nude video of her has wreaked havoc on her life for the past seven years. The Fox Sports sportscaster is bringing a $75 million civil suit against her stalker Michael David Barrett and the owner and management company of the Nashville Marriott where the video was secretly recorded. During a brief cross-examination, an attorney for the Marriott […]