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    Report: FBI warns Memphis authorities about possible plot to blow up bridge

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The FBI sent a warning to local authorities about a possible plot to blow up a Memphis bridge. The FBI said it received an anonymous tip, and stressed that there is “no actionable intelligence” that something will happen, WREG reports. The tip included mention of the I-55 bridge. All local law enforcement agencies have been alerted.

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    Teen killed by punch to face agreed to be hit as way to ‘resolve’ car crash

    GRANITE FALLS, Wash. — A high school student who died after being punched in the face apparently agreed to be hit as a way of resolving an argument over a minor car crash, sheriff’s deputies said. According to KCPQ, the teen died Sunday after he was hit by 18-year-old Michael Galen. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the victim backed his Honda into Galen’s car outside a house party around midnight causing minor damage. The victim left the party, but […]

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    Soldier dresses as Santa Claus, surprises daughter at school

    (CNN) – Girls, Dad’s home for Christmas! And he really caught you by surprise. Two sisters thought they were visiting Santa Claus at their Texas high school, and told him they’d really like to see their father soon. He had been in Germany for 10 months, KTLA reports. “Kyra said, ‘Dear Santa, I can’t wait til Christmas because it’s my favorite holiday and sometimes you make our wish come true. My number one wish is for my dad to come […]

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    Man released on bond, again, while he awaits trial for sex abuse

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man accused of sexual abuse has been released on bond for the third time. A judge had revoked Brian Lucas’ bond after he admitted to violating conditions of his bond by drinking champagne at a wedding. While on bond this time, he must get regular drug and alcohol testing. Lucas is charged with three counts of sexual abuse and one count of attempted sodomy. His trial is scheduled for February 9th.

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    New Sunoco station in Huntsville to feature $1.99 gas through Monday morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a sure fire way to bring in the customers on your first day — offer gas for less than $2.00/gallon. A new Sunoco station opened Friday at the corner of University Drive and Pulaski Pike. Many people noticed the price and pulled in. A few of you sent in pictures — thank you! The station is almost out of gas for today, but owner April Guzman says she’s going to extend the $1.99 per gallon […]

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    Walmart hiring approximately 300 associates for new Hazel Green Walmart

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. – Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this spring in Hazel Green. A temporary hiring center has opened at 13471 U.S.-231. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. They will also be accepted on weekends, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, noon to 5 pm, from now through January 18. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com. On the […]

  • Holiday Lights Showcase: Pinebrook Drive

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Holiday Lights Showcase for December 18 is on Pinebrook Drive in Athens. There are about 30 thousand lights animated to music. There’s also a mini theme park including a ferris wheel, see-saw and swings for stuffed animals. Shirley Staton says this is her gift to all the children and those young at heart. We love showing off great displays across the Tennessee Valley.  If you have one we should know about, click here to fill […]

  • Drag racing champ visits Redstone to test simulators, promote Army racing

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Tony Schumacher, 8-time National Hotrod Association champion, visited Redstone Arsenal this week to meet employees and test simulators. His team filmed a series of episodes to promote Army racing and goarmy.com.  The U.S. Army sponsors Schumacher’s ride on the racing circuit. Schumacher and his team got a front row seat for the simulators that demonstrate the RQ-7 Shadow Unmanned Aerial System, the UH-72 Lakota helicopter and also in the America’s Army motion capture studio. “I go […]

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    Santa Tracker: Check Santa’s progress as he travels the world!

    Check WHNT.com throughout the day on Christmas Eve to track Santa’s progress! You’ll be able to monitor his sleigh on this super-special radar as he goes around the world to deliver gifts to children.

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    UPDATE: School apologizes to blind child, family for taking away his cane and replacing it with pool noodle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The parents of a Missouri eight-year-old boy are outraged after they say their blind son’s cane was taken away and replaced with a pool noodle. Dakota Nafzinger, who was born without eyes, attends Gracemor Elementary School in Kansas City. Rachel Nafzinger told WDAF the school took away her son’s cane as punishment for bad behavior on the bus and gave him a swimming pool noodle to use as a substitute. North Kansas City School District Spokeswoman […]

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    Man shot overnight near community center in Florence; police asking for tips

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Florence are asking for the public’s help as they investigate an early morning shooting.  One man was seriously hurt. Investigators say the shooting happened just after 3:00 a.m. on West Mobile Street inside the Riverchase Community Center. Police say the victim was shot several times.  He was taken by private vehicle to ECM Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is in serious condition. Police say a witness told them a male entered the center […]

  • Holiday Lights: Hwy. 67 South, Somerville

    SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Our Holiday Lights Showcase for December 17 is on Highway 67 South in Somerville. This is a 32-channel animated light display set to music, complete with a dancing and singing snowman. The music for the display can be heard on 100.1 FM. The display cycles every 10 minutes and runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night. We love showing off great displays across the Tennessee Valley.  If you have one we should know about, […]


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