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    Madison County Coroner identifies woman found dead on Wade Mountain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Madison County Coroner Bobby Berryhill tells WHNT News 19 a woman’s body was found on Wade Mountain around 4 p.m.  Sunday afternoon. The corner confirms the woman was 47-year-old Alicia Marie Eaves, who appears to have died from cardiac arrest. Police had been searching for her for several hours, when her body was located. WHNT News 19 is aggressively searching for more details. Stay with us on air, on WHNT.com and on social media for the latest in this developing story.

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    Huntsville Police begin Click It or Ticket campaign Friday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala, (WHNT) – On Friday, Huntsville Police begin a Click It or Ticket campaign for Memorial Day weekend. The department recently received a $6,000 grant for the program through the Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office. The money will help cover overtime costs as officers conduct saturation patrols at various times and locations throughout the city. The overall goal of Click It or Ticket is to remind everyone to wear a seatbelt and to bring awareness to dangerous driving habits. […]

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    House Appropriations committee awards $2 billion in funding for NASA’s Space Launch System, other programs to benefit too

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the House Appropriations committee approved a record $2 billion in funding for NASA’s Space Launch System. In addition to the SLS funding, the House 2017 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill also includes $1.35 billion for the Orion crew capsule. “[The capsule] will take American astronauts to space, back to the Moon and on to Mars,” said Congressman Robert Aderholt, who represents Alabama’s __th District. “If America is not a trailblazer in science and exploration, then […]

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    This teenager’s act at his high school talent show has made the Internet go wild

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Across time, mankind has achieved many truly incredible things: humans have harnessed electricity, we’ve set foot on the moon and, this week, North Carolina high schooler Mike Senatore flipped a water bottle to land right-side up on a table. OK, that last thing seems a little mundane compared to other human achievements, but that didn’t stop his classmates at the Ardrey Kell High School talent show to go absolutely nuts. @Mike_Senatore YOU ARE A LEGEND pic.twitter.com/iOr8EIyBgU […]

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    Free and low-cost genetic testing offers results that could help shape your future

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Sometimes people are taken down roads in life they would never choose on their own; faced with speed bumps that seem impossible to overcome. You may travel through life, never slowing down… until one day that stops you in your tracks. “He said, ‘You have cancer.'” Hannah Ward’s mom, Jeanne, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fear, worry and sadness seemed to consume the Ward family. Jeanne was given the strength to beat the cancer, but that didn’t […]

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    ‘An Evening at the Veterans Memorial’ honors those who gave their lives

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Memorial Day is one of remembrance, reflection and reverence. WHNT News 19 and The Association of the U.S. Army hosted an evening of tribute on Monday, May 30. The event at the Huntsville-Madison County Veterans Memorial included music, poetry readings and a candle-lit commemoration. Event organizer Max Bennett believes 700 people were in attendance, surpassing last year’s numbers.  Performers included the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the AMC Band, First Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Fahrenheit – a fireman’s quintet, Lee […]

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    Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Democrat has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. The report by New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased. The NFL had agreed to donate $30 million to the NIH to fund brain research but backed out […]

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    Parole hearing soon: WHNT News 19 granted unprecedented access to Jeffrey Franklin’s case file

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A case that shocked north Alabama in 1998 is making headlines again. Jeffrey Franklin was 17 years old when he killed his parents and tried to kill three siblings at their south Huntsville home. Gerald and Cynthia Franklin were slain with a sledgehammer, knife and hatchet. The siblings were badly hurt. In 2001, Jeffrey Franklin avoided trial by pleading guilty to two murder charges and three counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to three life sentences […]

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    Fort Payne Police ask for help locating missing teen

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Fort Payne Police officers are investigating the disappearance of a teenager girl. Damaris Gomez was last in contact with her mother on Saturday. Gomez, 16, is 5’08” tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. Last contact was by text message. Investigators ask you to call the Fort Payne Police Department at 256-845-1414 if you have any information on where they can find Gomez.

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    Decatur’s new police chief is officially on the job

    DECATUR, Ala. – A new chapter has officially begun for the Decatur Police Department.  Newly appointed Police Chief Nate Allen took his oath of office Monday at 10 a.m. at the Decatur City Council meeting. He’s taking over for retired Chief Ed Taylor. Allen comes to the River City after serving as assistant police chief in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Decatur Mayor Don Kyle says former Chief Taylor and several others controlled the screening of more than two dozen qualified candidates for this […]

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    EarlyWorks Museum debuts new “Dog Days of Summer” exhibit on Memorial Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Earlyworks is going to the dogs this summer!  The Children’s Museum is preparing to open its new feature exhibit, “The Dog Days of Summer, Puppy Love.” It’s a special exhibit dedicated to our love of dogs and the historic legacy of famous canines like Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Toto from The Wizard of Oz.  You can learn about Presidential Pups, Pup Culture, make crafts in the Canine Craft Area and take the challenge at the Breeds […]

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    FAA and NTSB investigates small plane crash in Lawrence County

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. – A small plane crashes in Lawrence County shortly after take off from the Lawrenceburg- Lawrence County Airport Sunday afternoon. According to the CBS Affiliate in Nashville, the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. when the plane crashed into a field after departure. Authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration said the STOL CH750 light sport utility aircraft had two people on board. Their identities have not been released, and no word was given on any possible injuries.

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