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  • Thrive Alabama hosts Dining With Friends: Leather + Lace

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Music, mingling and motorcycles! You’ll find all that and more later this week at a unique event, raising money for a local health care initiative. Thrive Alabama does great work in our community and it has an important fundraiser coming up, the 19th annual Dining With Friends: Leather + Lace. Come casual or don your leathers as you mingle, dance, and check out the collection of bikes in Redstone Harley-Davidson’s newly remodeled location, one of Huntsville’s most unique […]

  • University of North Alabama to host four summer STEM camps

    FLORENCE, Ala. – The kids may be out of school but that doesn’t mean they have to stop learning! If you have someone in your family who’s interested in exploring the world of stem and stem education, the University of North Alabama will host four summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camps starting in June. The camps will consist of two different options, residential camps June 5-7 and June 7-9, and day camps June 12-16. According to Dr. James Jerkins, […]

  • Missing senior alert issued for Mobile County man

    The Mobile County, Alabama Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing senior who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Vernon Lindsey is 78 years old, weighs about 230 pounds with white hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a red, black and white hooded jacket and light weight work boots at his residence in Irvington, Alabama around 6:30 pm May 26. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Vernon Lindsey, please contact the Mobile […]

  • Rocket City Fair returns to Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala . – The Rocket City Fair has arrived! You can check it out this weekend at Huntsville’s Joe Davis Stadium. This years fair will be hosting some of the acts that Huntsville has come to love in the past years. Some of the lineup includes: The Magic of Bob Bohm The Aguilar Family Circus & Thrill Show Boger Farms Animal petting Zoo Fairgrounds Hours: Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Admission: Adult (12-UP) […]

  • Memorial Day services and events in the Tennessee Valley

    Here are some family friendly services and events happening this weekend in the Tennessee Valley! Thursday, May 25: Rocket City Fair Saturday, May 27: Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic Point Mallard Water Park Opening Day Memorial Day Service, 12 p.m., Glenwood Cemetery– Huntsville Monday, May 29: Cotton Row Run 2017 Memorial Day Service, 10 a.m., Valhalla Funeral Home– Huntsville Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m., Roselawn Cemetery– Decatur Memorial Day Program, 10:45 a.m., Collins Middle School Auditorium– Scottsboro Memorial Day Program, […]

  • Parents outraged after elementary teacher gives students gift

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A Limestone County elementary teacher is under fire after giving her third graders an end-of-the-year gift. A number of concerned parents reached out to WHNT News 19 after they claim the teacher had completely disregarded the students’ feelings, claiming the gift was hurtful. Numerous parents sent us pictures of plaques a third grader teacher gave to her class. Each says the student’s name and also has the words “promoted to 4th grade.” It’s the other words […]

  • Governor Ivey makes appointment to Alabama Supreme Court

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today the appointment of William B. Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court as an Associate Justice. Sellers previously served as a Partner in the Montgomery office of Balch & Bingham, LLP. “I am extremely pleased to appoint Will Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court. I cannot think of an individual who is more qualified, capable and who exemplifies the qualities of a true public servant,” Governor Ivey said. “His conservative principles and commitment to […]

  • Volunteer Fire Dept. holding grocery raffle to raise money

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala.-The Mentone Volunteer Fire Department has a grocery cart of food waiting for you–if you’re the big winner of their newest fundraiser. $10 a ticket puts you in a raffle to win the spree valued at an estimated $1,200.  The winning ticket will be drawn July 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the main fire station at 5907 Highway 117 in Mentone.  The public is invited but you do not need to be present to win. The grocery shopping […]

  • Governor Ivey signs midwifery bill

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed House Bill 315, related to the practice of midwifery in Alabama. Until now, it was illegal in Alabama for anyone besides a doctor or a nurse midwife to deliver a baby. Today, she released the following statement: “After thoughtful and deliberate consideration, I signed the midwifery bill because it gives mothers more options to choose how to deliver their baby, while simultaneously ensuring that those midwives who practice in Alabama are qualified to […]

  • Decatur Police seek information on woman wanted on theft, drug charges

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police hope you can help them find Carly Williams, 27, of Hartselle. Investigators say Williams frequents Huntsville, Trinity, Hartselle and Decatur. Williams is wanted for two felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant. The charges are Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Theft of Property in the Third Degree, and Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs. Anyone with information should contact Detective Demetrius Hightower of the Criminal Investigations Division at (256) 341-4668 or the Decatur Police Department directly.

  • ‘An Evening at Veterans Memorial’ returns to Huntsville for 3rd year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Memorial Day event returns to the Tennessee Valley for the third year. It’s an event of remembrance, reflection and reverence. WHNT News 19 and The Association of the U.S. Army will host the evening of tribute on Monday, May 29. An Evening at the Veterans Memorial will include music and poetry readings. Hundreds have attended the event in years past. An Evening at the Veterans Memorial will air Monday evening on WHNT News 19 from 7:00 […]

  • Huntsville Police identify man killed in Wednesday afternoon wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police have identified the man killed in a wreck near the intersection of Sparkman Drive and Knowledge Drive. The wreck happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mario Cottrell, 22, of Huntsville died. Police say Cottrell was the front seat passenger in a car traveling north on Sparkman Drive. The car rear-ended a truck stopped in traffic, causing the car to flip. Cottrell was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and other two passengers in the car […]