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    Ebola is provoking commentary that is both sensible and shocking

    (CNN) — The U.S. experience with Ebola is generating commentary that is both prudent and outrageous. There have been three cases of Ebola occurring on U.S. soil, one ending fatally and the other two now under treatment. While health officials provide sober guidance on the deadly disease, several public figures, from high-level politicians to cultural […]

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    Update: School Closings & Delays: Wednesday, Oct. 15

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – We will post major event cancellations here due to Monday night’s predicted storms. NOTE: Please read our Closings Policy for information on which closings we will list. It is very difficult to accommodate each request we receive, and our primary focus is to bring you safety information on the weather. You […]

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    WHNT News 19 Closings Policy

    When severe weather moves into the Tennessee Valley, WHNT News 19 will keep you informed on-air and online, through, and our social media platforms. If you need to list a closing, please email it to and or call our newsroom at (256) 534-7226.  Please note – we only check this closings email account […]

  • Recent demolition at Stone Middle School a part of contract with buyer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– You may have seen recent demolition at Stone Middle School, slated to become a multi-use space complete with two breweries and an amphitheater. Part of the western wing has been demolished. Huntsville City Schools spokesman Keith Ward explains, “That was the one section that was not going to be needed and they […]

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    Pro-life activists take fight to stop abortion clinic to Madison County Court

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Opponents of a Huntsville abortion clinic have filed an appeal in Madison County Circuit Court, in an attempt to stop the clinic from moving to a location on Sparkman Drive. The appeal follows an August decision by the Board of Zoning Adjustment to allow the location’s medical variance to stand. The […]

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    Lawrence County Schools post impressive ACT Test score improvements

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – A lot of Alabama schools are talking about their most recent ACT test scores today, but in Lawrence County, they are celebrating. Students there recorded the largest increase in test scores in many years, one of the largest increases in the state! But their excitement is tempered with the reality of […]

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    Hawaii Storms: People prepare for possible one-two punch

    (CNN) — Supermarket shelves swept bare. Schools, government offices, attractions shuttering. Sandbags filled. Ports closing. Hawaiians look more than ready, as two hurricanes spin toward the Aloha State. But, as hurricanes go, Iselle and Julio — both Category 1 storms — are not exactly Katrina and Ivan. And hurricane centers predict they’ll weaken, maybe not […]

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    UPDATE: Closing arguments underway in trial of former Huntsville teacher

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Closing arguments have begun in the trial of Brett Naff, a former teacher and soccer coach at The Country Day School. Naff is charged with sexual abuse and sodomy. The defense called witnesses most of the day Thursday. Our news partners The Huntsville Times/ reports the defense called several witnesses, including Naff’s […]

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    Grissom Students Competing in National Econ Challenge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A team of high school economics whizzes from Huntsville will have a final day of competition in a National Economics Challenge in New York City today. The students from Grissom High School are competing to be the National Champs at the 14th Annual Economics Challenge. The first day of competition was […]

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    County Road Partial Closure Approved

    PISGAH, Ala. (WHNT) — The Jackson County Commission unanimously votes to close down a part of County Road 61 in Pisgah. The road runs right through the middle of Pisgah School. Recently the school board approached the Commission about the possibility of closing part of it down. School board members say having students walk across the road […]

  • UPDATE: Dr. Wardynski Answers School Concerns From West Huntsville Residents

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly 50 residents representing seven neighborhood associations from west Huntsville meet with school Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski Monday night. Huntsville City Councilman Bill Kling arranged for Wardynski to meet with West Huntsville neighborhood associations concerning the impact of School System Rezoning on the West Huntsville community. School re-zoning in the city […]

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    School Closings: Update for Thursday & Friday, May 1-2

    (WHNT) – Due to extensive tornado damage in parts of the Tennessee Valley, local school systems have announced the following changes. Lincoln County, TN schools will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, May 1 – 2. Limestone County, AL schools – Blue Springs Elementary and Clements High School are the only schools that will be closed […]