• Facing budget crisis, Lawrence County looks to create a virtual school

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s no secret that Lawrence County schools are dealing with funding shortfalls, the result of the county’s largest employer shutting down. In fact, the full impact of the funding crisis isn’t expected to hit until the start of the next school year. So it piqued our interest to learn the system […]

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    Carson Clark, longtime WHNT reporter/anchor, leaves station for new venture

    Carson Clark, our longtime Sand Mountain reporter and weekend evening anchor, left WHNT News 19 at the end of November 2014 for a new line of work. This is bittersweet for us.  We have enjoyed working with Carson all these years.  He is truly our friend and he’s always had a smile when he walks in […]


    Featured Job: Visitor Services Support Staff-Part Time

    Sci-Quest is seeking Visitor Services Support Staff to assist with the daily operations of the Science Center and provide excellent customer services to visitors. Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent, or currently enrolled in school. Duties and Responsibilities: Front Desk:   Greet visitors entering the building Sell admission tickets, Roaming Dome tickets, and memberships […]

  • Butler High School homecoming filled with memories of past, anxiety for future

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Homecoming spirit is extra high for students at Butler High School — and visiting alumni — because they know it could be their last. A cloud hovers over the occasion as Huntsville City Schools has ongoing mediation regarding the district’s plans that include the closure of the school. “They’re going to […]

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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 […]

  • Lawrence County School Superintendent Heath Grimes, surrounded by staff and students, announce this year's ACT test scores in front of Moulton Elementary School. (Photo: Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)

    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 […]

  • L to R: Defense attorney Bruce Gardner with his client, Brett Naff (Photo: Gregg Stone/WHNT News 19)

    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 […]