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    Skating in the Park opens tomorrow!

    Are you a fan of winter? What better way to celebrate your favorite season than to go ice skating in the park. Skating in the Park is back for its fourth year in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park, right behind the Huntsville Museum of Art. The ice rink will officially open on Friday, November 20th […]

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    Skating in the Park returns to Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Get ready to lace up your skates! The fourth annual Skating in the Park event is coming back to the Rocket City. The ice rink will officially open on Friday, November 20th at 4:00 p.m. It will run through January 4, 2016. The rink will be located directly behind the Huntsville […]

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    Resources available to check on loved ones in wake of Paris shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– If your loved one is traveling in Paris, it’s likely you’re frantic to find out if they’re safe. There are several resources available to you. First, Facebook has created a link to a new Safety Check for the Paris Attacks: it can be found here. If you are traveling or living in […]

  • Central HS in Lauderdale County closes early Thursday due to plumbing issues

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – A representative from the Lauderdale County Board of Education says Central High School will close at 10:00 this morning. A plumbing issue is causing the closure. Classes are dismissing at 10:00, and the buses will run their normal routes on this early schedule. Central High School is the only school closing […]

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    TODAY: Bob Jones Homecoming Parade to impact traffic in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Bob Jones High School will hold its annual Homecoming Parade Thursday evening. It will have a heavy impact on traffic. The parade will line up on Portal Lane starting at 4:00. Then, Madison Police will start closing a portion of Hughes Road at 4:50. The parade will start at Hughes Road and […]

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    As Richland Golf Center closes, Richardson family overwhelmed with love and support

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The last three weeks for the Richardson family have been overwhelming. “It’s sad, but it’s heartwarming at the same time,” said Charlie Richardson. Earlier this month, the longtime owner announced the closing of the Richland Golf Center, citing rising property rent. Since then, the pro shop has been flooded with […]

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    Local students bow their heads in unity during global ‘See You at the Pole’ event

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Before the school day started on Wednesday, students around the world gathered at their schools’ flag poles and united in prayer. Discovery Middle School Student Dacey Burgess says she finds strength by closing her eyes and opening her heart to Jesus. “As I got older and my dad deployed more, it […]

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    Pope visits crowds in Cuba, prepares for several stops in U.S. starting Tuesday

    HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) — After a warm reception by multitudes who attended Mass in Havana’s Revolution Square a day earlier, Pope Francis heads east to Holguin, Cuba, where he will hold a second Mass on Revolution Plaza. Later Monday, he flies to Santiago, where he will meet with Catholic clergy. On Sunday, Francis had a […]

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    70 years later, the ‘Kissing Sailor’ tells all

    MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island (CNN) — In a wood-paneled man cave in his basement, George Mendonsa sorts through dog-eared photos and other mementos from his service in World War II. Above the fireplace is a painting of the USS Bunker Hill, the mighty aircraft carrier crippled by kamikaze pilots in the closing months of the war. […]

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    Heart of the Valley YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs announce alliance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Heart of the Valley YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama established a new strategic alliance at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Friday. “By aligning the missions, visions and resources of our agencies, we believe together we can better solve some of the complex issues facing […]

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    Rocket City Swim League keeps Coach Glenn Carr young at heart

    NEW MARKET, Ala. – A tiny 7-year-old smiles big as Sharon Johnston Head Coach Glenn Carr praises her butterfly. When Carr offers a little advice, the girl pulls at her swim cap. She has something more pressing on her mind. “I like to do magic tricks,” she proudly proclaims, right out of the blue, like […]

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    Lawrence County Schools hires Johnny Yates as new superintendent

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Lawrence County Board of Education selected a new school superintendent Monday night. His is a familiar face, having spent years in that school system. He has served in a number of capacities, most recently as the interim superintendent. District 3 Lawrence County School Board member Beth Vinson offered the motion. […]