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    Your Photos: Strawberry moon on the night of the Summer Solstice

    Monday brought the summer solstice, which marks the beginning of the season and a chance to soak in copious amounts of sunshine. It also brought the feature a full “Strawberry” moon. The “Strawberry moon” name comes from the belief that strawberry-picking season is at its peak during this time of the year, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The June solstice won’t coincide with a full moon again until June 21, 2062, based on calculations using Universal Time, according to EarthSky. WHNT […]

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    TBI investigating death of a Lincoln County inmate

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. -The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations is looking into the death of an inmate at the Lincoln County Jail. The Sheriff’s department says corrections officers found a male inmate unresponsive around 4:15 p.m. The TBI was called to investigate per protocol when efforts to revive the man failed. The name of the inmate has not been released at this time as next of kin are notified. Stay with WHNT News 19 for the latest in this developing story.

  • Thomas Harvey Chaffee III (Photo: Decatur Police)

    Grand jury indicts man for 2015 rape of a 15-year-old in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – A 48-year-old man is behind bars Friday night after a grand jury indicted him for the rape of a 15-year-old girl. Thomas Harvey Chaffee III, 48, was indicted on one count of rape in the first degree, one count of rape in the second degree, one count of sodomy in the first degree, and one count of sodomy in the second degree. Decatur Police said he was originally arrested on July 23, 2015. Chaffee is in the Morgan County […]

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    Crash tests for small SUVs raise concerns for passenger safety in some models

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Passengers may not be as safe in smaller SUVs as drivers.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says new crash tests show there may be some safety gaps. The tests show a number of small SUVs may not offer the same protections to passengers as drivers — in certain types of frontal crashes. Only one, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, passed with a grade of ‘good’ in crash tests involving the right corner of the vehicle. The 2015 Toyota […]

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    2 vehicles, drugs, guns and cash seized during drug search in Jackson County, one arrested

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A Jackson County man is behind bars after a six-month investigation by the narcotics units from the Jackson County and Madison County Sheriff’s Offices. Michael Shane Rorex, 45, faces multiple carges in the case. Investigators say they stopped Rorex during a traffic stop on Highway 72 in Scottsboro. In his vehicle, they found methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills, a firearm and cash. Officers then searched the man’s home in Skyline where they found approximately 8.5 ounces of methamphetamine ice […]

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    Madison City Schools online registration for new students starts June 24

    MADISON, Ala.–The Madison city school district will open its new online registration system for new students starting Friday, June 24 at 8 a.m. The online registration for all grades follows the successful rollout of online registration for kindergarten.    Online registration replaces the system of registering at the Central office. Re-enrollment for students already in the school system will begin July 1.  You can find out more information about the system at the school district’s website.

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    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: water systems no longer under EPA advisory

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.–On Thursday Governor Bentley announced no water systems in Alabama are currently affected by the Environmental Protection Agency’s final health advisory. According to a news release, the Governor says the plan for the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority to purchase water from Decatur Utilities and blending it with the water system was successful.  The Alabama Department of Environmental Management tested the water, and results show that both PFOS and PFOA  levels were below the detectable limits.  Those chemicals […]

  • Redstone Arsenal 75th Anniversary

    WHNT News 19 to commemorate Redstone Arsenal’s 75th anniversary June 27-July 1

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – North Alabama’s largest employer, Redstone Arsenal, became part of our community’s fabric on July 3, 1941. WHNT News 19 will commemorate the Arsenal’s 75th anniversary the week of June 27-July 1 with a series of special reports. Steve Johnson will bring you an in-depth look at Redstone’s history and leadership.  These will air during our 6 a.m. hour on WHNT News 19 This Morning, and we’ll also post them on

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    Burt Reynolds introduces new limited-edition, 840-horsepower ‘Bandit Edition’ Trans Am

    Is this thing bad or what? Car lovers and “Smokey and the Bandit” lovers, a limited edition of the beloved Firebird Trans Am is back! The company Trans Am Depot has created 77 of the “Bandit Edition” cars, all signed by “Smokey and the Bandit” star Burt Reynolds. The car was introduced over the weekend at the New York Auto Show. Pontiac produced the Trans Am from 1967 to 2002, but stopped production in 2009. Afterwards, Trans Am Depot licensed the […]

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    Missing kayaker found, identified in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Coroner’s Office has identified a deceased kayaker as 17-year-old Alonda Taylor Veniszee. Search and rescue crews say they recovered Veniszee’s body at about 7:10 a.m. Thursday during a resumed search for the teenager. Her body was located about 150 yards to the west of Bluff City Landing; about 250 yards from where she went missing. Her kayak was recovered Tuesday night after the initial 911 call came in around 6:15 p.m. Veniszee went missing Tuesday […]

  • A mass shooting at a cinema in Viernheim, Germany, has left 25 people wounded, German public TV reported Thursday.

    Assailant in German cinema attack killed

    (CNN) — An armed assailant who attacked a German cinema Thursday has been killed, a German official said. The masked attacker entered the cinema with a rifle shortly before 3 p.m. local time, Hesse Interior Minister Peter Beuth said. The incident took place in Viernheim, near Frankfurt in western Germany. An early report from German public TV said 25 people were injured in the incident. But it’s not clear if any of the injured were shot, or were hurt in […]

  • Jerry Keith Hilley (Image: Albertville Police)

    Albertville Police make arrest in deadly shooting, say man shot his brother

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Albertville Police investigators say they have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing his brother. The shooting happened Wednesday night on Meadowbrook Drive. Officers arrived at the home to find Brian Comer Hilley, 43, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The man’s brother, Jerry Keith Hilley, 57, was taken into custody at the scene. They also found a shotgun believed to be the weapon used. Investigators believe an argument between the brothers led up to the […]


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