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    Fort Payne gets wild for first Pep Rally of the Week of 2015!

    Let's get fired up for a brand new high school football season! The WHNT News 19 pep rally crew is excited to visit local teams again each week. The voting for week 1 closes Wednesday, August 26 at 4 p.m.

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    Buckhorn, Decatur, Ardmore and Madison Co. in the running for next Pep Rally of the Week!

    Voting is underway for the next WHNT News 19/Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week! The four schools in the running are Buckhorn, Ardmore, Decatur and Madison County. Voting continues until Wednesday, September 2 at 4 p.m.  We’ll visit the winning school on Friday, September 4. Good luck!  

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    Danville High School teacher on administrative leave following arrest

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Morgan County Schools superintendent Bill Hopkins says a Danville High School teacher is on paid administrative leave following an arrest this week. A Decatur Police report shows Dennis Noel Holmes II was arrested for discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. Superintendent Hopkins says placing a teacher on administrative leave is standard procedure following an arrest. The Decatur Police Department is still investigating the incident. Decatur Police say officers responded to a report of gunshots on August […]

  • Governor Robert Bentley, standing with his family, thanks supporters at his November 2014 victory celebration.

    Gov. Robert Bentley’s wife files for divorce

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The State’s First Lady, Dianne Bentley has filed for a divorce. Bentley filed court documents Friday morning before making an appearance with her husband, Gov. Robert Bentley.  The two have been living apart since January, though. The documents, filed in 9:24 a.m. in Tuscaloosa County, state several items in the complaint, including Mrs. Bentley’s claims that “There is such a complete incompatibility of temperament that the parties can no longer live together… there exists a conflict of personalities […]

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    North Alabama Scores: August 20-21, 2015

    Arab 7 Cullman 56  F Brewer 22 Grissom 21 F Cherokee 43 R.A. Hubbard 7 F Clements 19 East Lawrence 10 F Columbia 7 Albertville 35 F Decatur 15 Homewood 28 F Douglas 7 DAR 27 F Hartselle 13 Pinson Valley 28 F Lee 26 Athens 49 F Lexingon 42 Shoals Christian 6 F Madison Academy 19 Leeds 14 F Mars Hill Bible 7 Sheffield 49 F Memphis East (TN) 14 Muscle Shoals 31 F North Sand Mountain 29 Spring Garden 7 F Phil Campbell 21 Falkville 24 F Pisgah 28 Section 14 F Red […]

  • The Hartselle City Council met on Friday to accept Mayor Don Hall's resignation. (Photo: Dion Hose/WHNT News 19)

    Hartselle City Council accepts mayor’s resignation; name was found on Ashley Madison list

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – The Hartselle City Council voted Friday to deny Mayor Don Hall’s request for an indefinite leave of absence.  In a second move, council members then accepted the mayor’s resignation. Mayor Hall’s name was found on the list of people who used Ashley Madison, a website that caters to people wanting to have extramarital affairs. Hall will be paid until November 30, but has agreed not to act as mayor.  He will clean out his desk and turn in […]

  • Morgan County man found guilty in 68-year-old woman’s death

    DECATUR, Ala. – Friday, Mitchell Lindsey was found guilty of reckless murder n connection with the death of 68-year-old Bessie Louise Yarbrough Stovall. Investigators say Lindsey struck and killed Stovall while driving a stolen car during a police chase. “The family has been very patient with us during this entire time,” said Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson.  “It’s a process that we’ve had to go through. I am thrilled we were able to get justice for them, for the loved one […]

  • The Great Diaper Drive 2015

    When, where and how to donate to The Great Diaper Drive!

    Last year, we collected more than 50,000 diapers and wipes. We're aiming to top that total this year! Your donations will be distributed to families in need through Manna House and Crisis Services of North Alabama.

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    Savannah State University student dies after campus shooting, no arrests have been made

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – A Savannah State University student has died after a shooting in the school’s student union building. That according to the school’s website. The victim has been identified as Christopher Starks, a junior from metropolitan Atlanta. He died in an area hospital after an altercation at the union. No arrests have been made in the incident. The school’s alert system posted the following lockdown warning to students: Classes will be delayed Friday morning until 10:00 a.m. Grief counselors […]

  • WDBJ General Manager Jeff Marks addresses reporters during a news conference Thursday, August 27. (Image: CNN)

    Va. news team stands in solidarity one day after 2 colleagues killed during live broadcast; new details released about gunman

    ROANOKE, Va. – One day after a reporter and photojournalist were killed during a live morning broadcast, the news team of WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia stood strong outside their building in front of news cameras.  Station management spoke of the team’s strength and answered questions about a former employee accused of killing Adam Ward and Alison Parker. WDBJ7 General Manager Jeff Marks answered questions about Vester Flanagan’s employment and termination two and a half years ago. Flanagan […]

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    State Health Department has warning for recent visitors of the Birmingham Zoo

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public Health is issuing a precautionary notice to anyone who has visited the Birmingham Zoo’s Lorikeet Aviary in the past 30 days.  Recent tests have confirmed that several birds were tested positive for psittacosis. The bacterium, Chlamydia psittaci, is an animal disease which can sometimes be transmitted to humans. It’s a bacteria that doesn’t commonly affect humans. But it’s most likely to happen with direct contact with infected birds. Those with compromised immune systems or […]

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    WHNT News 19’s Clarissa McClain is having a boy!

    Two weeks ago, WHNT News 19 anchor Clarissa McClain announced her pregnancy on TV. But today, she revealed that she’s having a boy. Dylan Hudson McClain is due in January 2016. Clarissa and husband DeMarco decided to pay their happiness forward. For the last two weeks, they invited you to guess the baby’s gender by donating to the Food Bank of North Alabama. You could vote ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ with a minimum donation of $10. There were more votes for […]


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