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    Falling space junk lights up night sky across western U.S. and TN Valley

    People across the United States saw mysterious lights streak across the sky late Wednesday night and lit up social media with videos. Full video of meteor-like event @BadAstronomer — Matt Holt (@mholt6) July 28, 2016 Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts tweeted that the fireball was debris from a Chinese rocket launched June 25. McDowell told the Los Angeles Times that the rocket reentered over Utah about 9:40 p.m. and was likely traveling about 18,000 mph. Satview, which tracks […]

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    3 arrested after Ft. Myers club shooting, 1 has ties to Alabama A&M

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Authorities in Fort Myers have identified three persons of interest at a Florida nightclub shooting in which two people died. It happened early Monday morning at Club Blu Bar & Grill. Derrick Church, 19, Demetrius O’Neal, 19, and Tajze Battle, 22, identified as persons of interest in the shooting, were booked into the Lee County jail Tuesday morning on unrelated charges. According to our news partner, Battle was a member of the 2014 Alabama A&M […]

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    New Madison business geared towards fixing common school problem; lice

    MADISON, Ala. – A new business in Madison held a ribbon cutting today. It’s considered to be the only franchise of its kind in the U.S. The Lice Place is being run by a registered nurse, Penny Warner. The Tennessee Valley office is one of several in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lice is most commonly an issue for preschool and elementary-aged students. There are an estimated 6 to 12 million head lice infestations […]

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    Man who shot President Ronald Reagan, John Hinckley, Jr. released to live in Virginia

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, “full-time convalescent leave” from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Hinckley fired a gun at President Reagan’s entourage as he left the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981. Reagan was shot along with three others, including Press Secretary James Brady, who died from his injuries in 2014. Since a jury found Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity, he has lived at […]

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    FLW Expo Freebies include 1,000 fishing rods & reels for kids from WHNT News 19

    Courtesy HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Forrest Wood Cup comes to Wheeler Lake and the Huntsville area August 4-7 and it’s not just the  fishermen who can win big. The top bass fisherman will take home $300,000 cash, but attendees can walk away with free fishing rods, kayaks and more. The Fishing League Worldwide expo in conjunction with the cup is August 5-7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Von Braun Center. The cup’s daily weigh-ins are at 5 […]

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    Anglers pick walk-out songs for Forrest Wood Cup

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- It's almost like the Super Bowl where teams pick their walk-out music to pump up the crowd and earn their title -- except it's the Forrest Wood Cup for bass fishermen. Instead of the Vince Lombardi trophy, their prize is $300,000 cash.

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    Marshall County fishing “rookie” takes on the Forrest Wood Cup

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. -- Fisherman Jay Kendrick already has an advantage over other anglers at the Forrest Wood Cup -- he gets to sleep in his own bed every night of the tournament.

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    Kroger to hold two job fairs at new Wall Triana location

    MADISON, Ala. – Do you or someone you know need a job? Madison Mayor Troy Trulock wants to make everyone aware that Madison’s new Kroger on Wall Triana is now hiring. Mayor Trulock says that he believes it will open in the next 60 days and there are 130 jobs to be filled. You can apply and interview for these positions at two job fairs. The job fairs will be held on August 2nd and 9th at the new Wall […]

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    General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 […]

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    The Village Pizza of East Limestone, County for a Cure Relay for Life to host ‘Pizza for a Cure’ night Tuesday

    By: Blake Williams ATHENS, Ala. – The County for a Cure Relay for Life team is partnering with The Village Pizza of East Limestone to host “Pizza for a Cure” night Tuesday. This fundraiser will take place on July 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Village Pizza of East Limestone is excited to partner with County for a Cure. Owner Cilynda Weathers said this is a way for Village Pizza of East Limestone to give back to the community. She […]

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    21st child dies in hot car this year – nearly double the death rate of last year

    (CNN) — A toddler in east Dallas has become the 21st child to die in a hot car this year in the U.S., according to the national safety advocacy organization That figure is nearly twice as high as the number of children who died by this time last year, the organization reports. On Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 90s, the child’s father noticed that the boy wasn’t in his children’s Bible service class, according to CNN affiliate WFAA. […]

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    Redstone Arsenal leaders hold news conference on Gate 9 movement

      REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Beginning as early as next week, traffic will be rerouted around the future site for Redstone Arsenal Gate 9. Redstone leaders will hold a news conference with more specific information this morning at 8:00 a.m. Arsenal leaders announced the move for Gate 9 months ago. But now, the planning stage is moving into the construction phase. The gate will move a quarter of a mile south to allow more space for Redstone Gateway traffic. In early […]


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