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  • A North Courtland police cruiser (Photo: Shane Hays/WHNT News 19)

    North Courtland to dissolve police department; city owes thousands to the IRS

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – North Courtland’s outgoing mayor announced Tuesday he is dissolving the police department. Ronald Jones tells WHNT News 19 the decision was made because the city can’t afford to pay next quarter’s municipal insurance totaling $5600, and it would be illegal to have officers out on patrols uninsured. “I had no choice…that’s what I’m trying to stress to people. I had no choice,” he said. Currently, two officers work for the department full-time, and three part-time. Now, they’re […]

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    Fire out at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, guests evacuated as a precaution

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A fire broke out Wednesday in a restaurant at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. The Nashville Fire Department responded at 12 p.m.  Video showed heavy smoke coming from part of the hotel complex. According to, firefighters said there was a fire in the kitchen at the Old Hickory Steakhouse and spread to vents and then to the hotel’s roof. Guests were evacuated as a precaution. One firefighter was treated on the scene […]

  • Crews work to battle a wildfire at Little River Canyon on Oct. 22, 2016. (Photo: John Montgomery)

    Burning still prohibited in 46 Alabama counties due to Drought Emergency

    MONTGOMERY – As extremely dry conditions continue to plague the entire state, a total of 46 counties in north and central Alabama remain under a burn ban. Governor Robert Bentley signed the Drought Emergency Declaration into effect on October 12, often referred to as a “No Burn Order,” which prohibits all outdoor burning. “The drought creates a dangerous scenario where wildfire can quickly spread out of control, destroying forestland and threatening homes,” said interim State Forester Gary Cole. Over the […]

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    PHA training gets your heart pumping for a good workout

    Personal trainer Angie Gallagher is introducing us to a workout we’ve never heard of before. It’s called “peripheral heart action training”. “So you’re doing an upper body move, then a lower body move, back and forth with very little rest in between,” Angie explains. Though it’s new to us, PHA training was first written about as early as the 1940s. “It’s been around for a while but it’s gaining in popularity as people are learning more and more that variety […]

  • Trump/Pence bus

    Trump/Pence ‘Victory Bus’ to visit Huntsville, several other Alabama tomorrow & Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The ‘Victory Bus’ for Donald Trump’s campaign is scheduled to make a stop in the Rocket City this week, as well as several other Alabama cities. Trump is not scheduled to visit, but special guests will be on the bus, including Congressman Robert Aderholt and ALGOP Chairman Terry Lathan. Here’s the travel plan for the Trump/Pence bus: Tuesday, October 25 Huntsville 7:00 a.m. Madison County GOP Headquarters 806 Governors Drive Priceville 8:30 a.m. Fredricks Outdoors 1312 Bethel […]

  • Scores

    Tennessee Valley High School Football Scores: Oct. 20-21

    Here are final scores for high school football games played in the Tennessee Valley on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21.

  • Decatur Police and Fire have several units at Chem Trade Logistics, located at 1008 Cedar Lake Road.

    UPDATE: 1 person injured in reported industrial explosion in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – One person was hurt Friday morning in a small explosion at a business in Decatur. Decatur Police and Fire responded to Chem Trade Logistics, located at 1008 Cedar Lake Road.  Officials on the scene say they received a report of an injury about 11 a.m.  One male was seriously hurt when a vapor ignited in a ‘flash fire,’ officials said. Witnesses said the blast could be heard for miles. “I was in the kitchen, washing the dishes […]

  • The BIG Event

    ‘The Big Event’ on Oct. 28 will help local organizations learn important tools for business

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Looking for a training opportunity that helps you make your communications more impactful?  The BIG Marketing & PR Event  takes place Friday October 28 and promises to do that so you can grow your business. The BIG Event is a daylong experience for marketing & PR professionals, small business owners, and non-profit organizations. The topics focus on specific, usable takeaways to help you make your marketing more effective, your campaigns more data-driven, and your budget dollars better spent. The event is presented […]

  • Spencer Collier, former director of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

    Ala. Attorney General: Investigation of former ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier is closed

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Thursday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced the investigation of Spencer Collier, former Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, is closed. On February 17, Governor Robert Bentley had placed Collier on sick leave for allegedly disobeying his instructions regarding Collier’s interactions with state prosecutors.  ALEA then performed a broad internal inquiry into Collier’s conduct as ALEA Secretary. On March 22, Governor Bentley fired Collier, stating publicly that he relied on the ALEA inquiry in doing so. […]

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    Trump and Clinton take off the gloves during the third and final 2016 presidential debate; Rewatch it here

    (CNN) — Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to say he would accept the result of next month’s presidential election. “I will look at it at the time,” Trump said when challenged during the final presidential debate on his claims that the election is “rigged” against him. He added: “I will keep you in suspense.” The comments at the Las Vegas showdown marked an extraordinary departure from one of the most fundamental principles of American democracy: the peaceful transfer of power […]

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    POLL: Who do you think won the final presidential debate? Check the facts and VOTE!

    LAS VEGAS (CNN) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off one final time in a prime-time debate Wednesday night before voters go to the polls next month. Attempts at landing big blows in past debates have been fraught with misleading statements and inaccuracies — particularly from Trump, the brash billionaire who has repeatedly spurned the truth in past debates and on the campaign trail. Here’s CNN’s quick take fact checks of Wednesday’s debate: Trump: “I did not say” women […]

  • Shoals Christian pep rally

    Shoals Christian wins the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!

    The WHNT News 19 Pep Rally crew visited Shoals Christian this week! The Flame beat Woodville, Douglas and Phil Campbell in the voting, which ended Oct. 19. Fans — make sure you friend us on SnapChat! Each week, we will Snap from the winning pep rally to show the fun and festivities. Be sure to scan our Snap code to find us.