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    BBB’s 2014 “Start With Trust” Online Auction now open

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) The BBB/WHNT News 19’s “Start With Trust” 8th Annual Online Auction is now open! The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama is teaming up with WHNT News 19 and several local businesses to bring north Alabama the 8th Annual “Start With Trust” Online Auction. Click here to see the items and bid! The BBB first launched its auction in 2007 after learning that bogus auction sites had climbed the Federal Trade Commission’s list of complaints to the […]

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    DEVELOPING: Butler High student brings gun, knife to school

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville City Schools spokesperson said security workers found a knife and gun in a student’s possession Monday at Butler High School. Additional search procedures were implemented, and no other prohibited items were found.  The male student was charged with two Class III violations of the Huntsville City Schools Student Code of Conduct. School personnel said the student didn’t try to use the weapons on anyone. The student will be suspended, pending an expulsion hearing and […]

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    WHNT to air Alabama/Florida pre-game special Saturday

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) - The Crimson Tide is preparing for, arguably, its biggest test of the season so far. The Florida Gators are coming to town on Saturday, September 20.

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    Fort Payne, Hartselle, Buckhorn & Brewer competing for Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week

    Students, time to get voting! This week's contestants for the WHNT News 19/Jack's Pep Rally of the Week are Fort Payne, Hartselle, Buckhorn and Brewer.

  • Kevin Lavon Armstead (Photo: Florence Police)

    UPDATE: Florence Police have credit union robbery suspect in custody

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have a suspect in custody in connection to the robbery at Alabama Central Credit Union on Monday. Kevin Lavon Armstead, 22, has been arrested in connection to the robbery of Alabama Central Credit Union and the theft of an automobile from Cherry Hill Homes on Monday. The robbery happened Monday around 11:30 a.m. at the credit union location at Rickwood Road and Bruin Drive.  Florence High School and Freshman Center were placed on precautionary lockdown while police looked for the […]

  • The FBI is looking into a hoax phone call made to the syndicated Rick and Bubba Show claiming terrorists had been arrested in Marshall County.  (Image from the Rick and Bubba website.)

    FBI to investigate caller to Rick and Bubba Show who falsely claimed terrorists arrested in Marshall County

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  The FBI will look into a call to the Rick and Bubba Show who claimed terrorists with the ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, were arrested in Marshall County. According to Albertville Police, the caller claimed the terrorists were arrested in the Marshall County town of Douglas and had a layout of Albertville High School when they were found.   Police say this is a completely fabricated story. “This is NOT TRUE!,” Alberville Police […]

  • Clements High School wins the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!

    Congratulations Clements High School! You've won the WHNT News 19/Jack's Pep Rally of the Week.

  • Berhe Xavier Starling (Photo: Huntsville Police)

    NEW DETAILS: Huntsville Police arrest 18-year-old in man’s beating death

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Huntsville have arrested an 18-year-old in connection with a beating death investigation. Late Tuesday night, police arrested 18-year-old Berhe Xavier Starling and charged him with manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Mark Scott Pridmore. Police say the incident happened September 4 at 4302 University Drive.   Officers say Starling and Pridmore were involved in a physical altercation at that location sometime during the day on Thursday, September 4.  The incident was not reported to […]

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    Marshall County deputy arrested in Decatur on DUI charges

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT)-  Decatur Police arrested a Marshall County deputy over the weekend.   Police confirm they arrested Ricky Segars Saturday night. Police say Segars blood alcohol content was .18.   The legal limit is .08. Segars bonded out of the Decatur City Jail Sunday morning. WHNT News 19 reached out to Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls to check on Segars current employment status.   We have not heard back from his office.

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    Decatur Animal Services Director fired from position

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Animal Services Director Carol Wicks has been terminated from her position. She received a letter from Decatur Mayor Don Kyle just after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Prior to this, Mayor Kyle had put Wicks on paid administrative leave for undisclosed reasons.

  • Timmy Ray Brewer (Photo: Madison Police Dept.)

    Madison Police catch work release escapee

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police have found an escapee who walked away from work release duty on Monday. Timmy Ray Brewer is back in custody, and will be taken to jail.  He was caught around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Madison Police did not release further details.  

  • Steve Harvey debuts on WHNT-TV Tuesday, September 9 at 4 p.m.

    ‘Steve Harvey’ now airs weekdays at 4pm on WHNT

    We’re excited to announce Steve Harvey debuts Tuesday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. on WHNT-TV! “Steve Harvey” is a one-hour daytime show hosted by TV personality, comedian, radio show host and best-selling author, Steve Harvey. Each weekday in his new multi-topic show, Harvey talks to real people with real issues and brings his funny, fresh, insightful and common sense approach to everyday problems. Drawing from his varied life experiences, Harvey entertains, informs and inspires his viewers, covering a vast range […]

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