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  • Sunset near Scottsboro, Monday July 27 (Photo: Stephanie Gentle)

    Photo Galleries: Weather Where You Live

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) — Every week, we compile the best of the best of your photos from across the Tennessee Valley. The photos are posted to the gallery below. You’ll also find a ‘submit your photo’ button at the bottom of this page for you to share your pictures with us. Mobile users– submit your photos straight from the WHNT News 19 app. Use the share feature located in the bottom right of the app’s toolbar on the home screen. Send […]

  • Persons of interest in a vehicle burglary investigation in Meridianville area (photo from Madison County Sheriff's Office)

    Madison County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying alleged burglars in Meridianville area

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office say they’re looking for the subjects they believe are responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries in the Meridianville area. Deputies have surveillance photos of a vehicle that was burglarized early in the morning on July 26. The Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the two subjects in the photo. If you have information that could help, please contact Investigator David Stamm at 256-533-8839 or by email at dstamm@madisoncountyal.gov.  Tips can also […]

  • Marty Lynn Whisman (photo from Decatur Police)

    UPDATE: Decatur Police locate burglary suspect

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – About 90 minutes after the Decatur Police Department issued an alert to the public, officers arrested a man they say is a suspect in a burglary. Officer wanted the public to be on the lookout for Marty Lynn Whisman. Investigators say he’s a suspect in a burglary that happened on Monday, July 27. Investigators considered him dangerous due to him fleeing in a vehicle from police and on foot. Just after 10:30 p.m., police announced they located […]

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    Kroger recalls four seasonings due to salmonella concerns; Huntsville stores included

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – If you’ve bought store-brand seasonings from Kroger recently, please check your pantry for these products.  Kroger is recalling four products due to concerns the items may be contaminated with salmonella. This recall impacts Huntsville stores. Kroger Bac’N Buds, 12 oz. (Sell by: May 20 18PS4) Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper, 17.1 oz (Sell by: May 18 18PS4, Sell by: May 19 18PS4) Kroger Ground Cinnamon, 18.3 oz (Sell by: May 19 18PS4) Kroger Garlic Powder, 24.7 oz […]

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    Three arrested after fight with 2 Florence police officers; one injured

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Two Florence police officers are recovering after being involved in a fight with three people near the W.C. Handy Festival.  All of the suspects were arrested. The two officers were working undercover at the festival, and saw a man urinating in public view.  They approached that man, Mason Kamp, 20, and identified themselves as police officers, but said Kamp ran into an apartment.   The officers followed. Police say Amanda Thompson, 25, tried to prevent the officers […]

  • This Taking Action Special Report airs Thursday, July 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. on WHNT News 19

    Thursday at 10: NWS responds to lack of tornado warnings during severe weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — National Weather Service damage assessment teams found six tornado paths following severe storms in the Tennessee Valley Tuesday, July 14. Two tornadoes touched down in Colbert County, where no severe thunderstorm or tornado warning was issued before the storm. Many of you have reached out to WHNT News 19 asking why no warning was issued in Colbert County, and why severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in other counties where tornadoes occurred. We are taking your questions about […]

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    Digital driver license & online license renewal available for first time in Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Drivers across Alabama will now be able to present a digital license to law enforcement and renew licenses online. In addition to having access to a convenient backup in case you forget your hard copy license, you will now be able to renew your license or order a duplicate over the internet. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced a system overhaul to improve efficiency and effectiveness for drivers. Changes to the system include: • Online scheduling: Customers […]

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    Police: Woman arrested for stealing GPS, Nicotine pills & granola bars from vehicles in hotel parking lot

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens police say they arrested a woman for Breaking and Entering on Wednesday morning. A police report says the manager of the Holiday Inn Express on Athens-Limestone Boulevard called officers after a car alarm went off in the parking lot and he spotted a woman going from car to car looking inside vehicles. Police say they found Brandy Nichole Johnson in a pickup truck at the motel. Officers say they determine Johnson was going entering vehicles […]

  • Johnny Stephenson (Image: NASA)

    Moulton native named new Strategic Planning Chief at Marshall Space Flight Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has named a new Strategic Planning Chief.  Moulton native Johnny Stephenson will head the Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications. Stephenson has worked at NASA for nearly three decades – a span that saw the agency establish the International Space Station as a manned research laboratory in orbit, sent sophisticated spacecraft on missions to Mars and the far reaches of our solar system, and developed the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray […]

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    Alabama Attorney General joins push for phone carriers to offer call-blocking technology to customers

    (MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange announced he joined 44 other state Attorneys General calling on five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their wireless and landline customers.  In a joint letter to the chief executives of the carriers, the attorneys general said a new Federal Communications Commission rule clarification allows telecommunication service providers to offer customers the ability to block unwanted calls, and verifies that federal law does not prohibit offering the services. In the letter to […]

  • Richard Lislie McDill, Missing

    UPDATE: Missing man with autism found in Lauderdale County, safe

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office says teams have found a 20-year-old man with autism who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon. A volunteer firefighter found Richard Lislie McDill just before 1 p.m. Wednesday.  McDill is okay — more details are still coming in. Prior to this, McDill had reportedly walked away from his home in the Wright community. Investigators say he has an autism spectrum disorder, and were concerned about his safety. McDill lives on County […]

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    Russellville Police investigate shooting on Washington Ave.

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Russellville Police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured Tuesday evening. Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said the shooting happened on south Washington Ave. One person was taken to a local hospital, then transported to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. Investigators identified the victim as 18-year-old Jalen Scott from Russellville. He’s reportedly in critical condition. Hargett said police are currently searching for the suspects involved in the shooting. WHNT News 19 is working to gather more details […]

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