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    Former U.S. Army Colonel pleads guilty to federal charges associated with helicopter contracts at Redstone Arsenal

    TUSCALOOSA –A former U.S. Army colonel pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to charges of criminal misconduct arising from his duties associated with various helicopter procurement contracts at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Norbert Vergez, 49, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler to two counts charging false statements and one count of conflict of interest.  These were listed in a government information document filed last week by the U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance’s office. Vergez, formerly of Mesa, […]

  • The Oklahoma City National Memorial honors victims, survivors and all affected by the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. Chairs, arranged in nine rows, represent the nine floors of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Each chair represents an individual's life and is placed on the row (or floor) they would have worked at the time of the bombing. (Photo: CNN)

    Parents remember how their children survived the Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City, OK (KFOR) — Twenty years ago, a powerful explosion rocked the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Fifteen children in the day care perished, but six survived. In the middle of chaos, parents frantically searched for their children from the second floor daycare. Jim and Claudia Denny had two children in the day care – 3-year-old Brandon and 2-year-old Rebecca. After the bomb went off, Jim ran towards the Murrah building. As he got closer to the building, the […]

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    Fort Payne dentists offer free services on Saturday, April 18

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the second year, Dr. Mark Wilson and Dr. Tim Fiquett are participating in Dentistry From T he Heart. On Saturday, April 18, people in north Alabama can get free dental care. Services are open to at least the first 75 patients. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the office at 110 23rd Street NW, Fort Payne.The doctors and hygienists will see patients on a first come first served basis. Organizers say they hope to […]

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    Prescription drug take back day on Saturday in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office released information for a prescription drug take back day this Saturday, April 18. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can safely dispose of old drugs and medications at the following locations: CVS Meridianville: 12275 Highway 231/431North Jaycee Community Building: 2180 Airport Road SW, Huntsville Madison Police Department: 100 Hughes Road  

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    Car flips on Memorial Parkway Friday night

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police closed the southbound lanes of Memorial Parkway at Clinton Avenue just after 8 p.m. on Friday. There was a traffic accident involving at least two vehicles. One car involved landed on its top. One ambulance left the scene. Officials have not released details on any injuries or what caused the crash.  

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    Madison Police arrest 8 people in prostitution sting

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – This week, Madison Police conducted an undercover sting at some motels in the city based on complaints prostitution was taking place. Police say in each case, suspects used social media to communicate and arrange to meet and exchange sexual acts for money. Officers arrested eight people and took them to the Madison County Jail. The suspects are: Brett Bonnell, 49, of Athens – charged with soliciting prostitution Kendall Blaxton, 58, of Danville – charged with soliciting […]

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    WHNT News 19’s Melissa Riopka joins evening anchor team

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – We have exciting news to share with you about one of our team members.  Melissa Riopka, morning reporter and anchor, has accepted a new role at our station. Starting Monday, April 20, she will co-anchor WHNT News 19 at 5:00 p.m. with Greg Screws and WHNT News 19 at 6:30 p.m. with Jerry Hayes. “I feel truly blessed to join Greg Screws and Jerry Hayes on the anchor desk,” said Melissa. “While I have loved helping people […]

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    Semi truck carrying millions of bees overturns in Seattle, drivers urged to stay away

    LYNNWOOD, Washington — A semi-truck loaded with more than 40 million bees overturned on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood, sending more and more angry insects into the air as the temperature warms up and traffic intensifies. Q13 FOX News reports the crash occurred sometime before 4 a.m. Friday morning near Milepost 183 at the intersection of I-5 and I-405. The semi-truck blew a front tire and overturned, Washington State Patrol Troopers said, sending more than 448 honey bee hives onto their side […]

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    Start date for 2015 food truck season moved up to Thursday, April 16

    Downtown Huntsville Inc is excited to announce the 2015 Street Food Season details! This year’s expanded event is presented by Jerry Damson Honda and Jerry Damson Acura. Because of the Damson team’s support, this year will be even bigger with more trucks, more music and more entertainment! The season begins on Thursday, April 16th. Organizers pushed up the start date because of rain in the forecast for Friday, April 17.  The food truck season continues on the 3rd Friday of every month from 6-9 […]

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    Big cleanup effort kicks off in Albertville on Saturday

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The group Keep Albertville Beautiful is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to help organize a cleanup day this weekend. It’s part of the 4th Annual Great American Cleanup. Volunteers will help plant flowers and trees and pick up litter. Participants can meet at the Albertville Farmer’s Market at 8 a.m. on Saturday.  Everyone gets a free t-shirt, biscuits and bottled water. If you can’t make it to the April 18th event, you can organize your […]

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    Giles County man charged with animal cruelty again; 54 horses, 7 goats confiscated from farm

    GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – A Giles County man is charged with 55 counts of animal cruelty after several dozen animals were found in deplorable conditions on his farm just outside of Pulaski.  This is the third time Jeffrey Alan Mitchell has been charged in this type of crime. Mitchell, 50, was convicted twice in 2009.  That makes these new charges felonies, investigators say. On Tuesday, April 14, the Giles County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies executed a search warrant […]

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    Sheffield Police search for would-be gas station robber

      SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – Police searched for a man they said tried to rob the Shell gas station on Hatch Boulevard on Wednesday night. The incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. Officials say the man had a weapon and left in a maroon vehicle. Police have not yet made any arrests. Authorities say it does not appear the man got away with anything of value.


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