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    Headed to the Iron Bowl? Prepare for the bottleneck on I-20/59 on your way to Tuscaloosa

    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – If you’ve driven to Tuscaloosa to see the Tide play this year, you probably know about this heavy traffic spot.  But if you’re an Auburn fan, you probably haven’t encountered it. Prepare for delays on Interstate 20/59 headed toward Tuscaloosa.  Once you pass the Mercedes plant in Vance, and the rest area soon afterward, get ready for a bottleneck. Depending on how heavy the traffic is, the sooner it will start, and the longer you’ll be […]

  • Carson Clark reports from the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery.

    Carson Clark, longtime WHNT reporter/anchor, leaving station for new venture

    Carson Clark, our longtime Sand Mountain reporter and weekend evening anchor, is leaving WHNT News 19 at the end of the month for a new line of work. This is bittersweet for us.  We have enjoyed working with Carson all these years.  He is truly our friend and he’s always had a smile when he walks in the newsroom. We also like to joke that he hasn’t seemed to age a day, as you’ll see in our photo gallery. Carson started […]

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    Father turns in son as possible “Peeping Tom”

    GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — A father in Grandview Heights, Ohio, notified police after learning that his teenage son might be a “Peeping Tom.” According to WBNS, the 15-year-old allegedly recorded three women from outside their windows, some while they were nude. “I am ashamed. I feel like I have failed as a parent,” he told WBNS. The identity of the father was not revealed in order to protect his younger children. The father told WBNS he was doing his son’s […]

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    Huntsville Stars have new name: The Biloxi Shuckers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Homer, it’s a sad day.  You’ve been replaced by an oyster. The Huntsville Stars are now the Biloxi Shuckers.  The name beat out the Shrimpers, Black Jacks, Beacons, Mullets and Schooners in a public vote. The Milwaukee Brewers’ AA affiliate was sold by former owner Miles Prentice last winter for a reported $14 million. Despite the move to Biloxi, there is a chance the team could begin the next season in Huntsville due to stadium issues […]

  • Sci-Quest

    Sci-Quest files for Chapter 11 reorganization, plans to stay open

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sci-Quest has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in a move to deal with nearly $1 million in debt. Sci-Quest plans to stay open, as the Chapter 11 filing allows for restructuring and a plan to pay creditors.  The center made the financial move last week. “Sci-Quest found it necessary to reorganize our debt load to enable us to manage our operating expenses and pay off our creditors.  This decision was made after much consideration by our Board of […]

  • Jeremy Joseph Nelson (Photo: Madison County Detention Center)

    Huntsville man now facing federal child pornography charges

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT)  – It was announced in a statement Tuesday morning that a federal grand jury indicted a Madison County man on multiple charges of producing child pornography. A six-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Jeremy Joseph Nelson, 42, of Huntsville, with producing child pornography between 2012 and 2014, and with possessing child pornography depicting children under age 12. The first four counts of the indictment charge that Nelson did “use, persuade, induce, entice and coerce a […]

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    WATCH: Cameras capture terrifying, up-close video of Antares rocket explosion

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - AmericaSpace has released close-up video of last month’s Antares rocket explosion in Virginia. The unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded shortly after launch. Investigators are using the video to try to determine what went wrong.

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    Holiday Lights: Tell Us About Your Display!

    Every year, we feature Christmas light displays on WHNT News 19! There are many people who go 'all out' to decorate their homes, and we want you to tell us where you've seen the best lights.

  • Colorado mother makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her unborn child

    COLORADO – A woman died shortly after giving birth to what doctors described as a 7 pound, 4 ounce miracle. Declan Jay Bugal was born on Nov. 3 in what was supposed to be a routine c-section birth. “None of us expected it to be this way. When you’re scheduled for a routine c-section, it’s supposed to be a happy, happy day,” Declan’s aunt, Maren Oates, said. It was during labor that doctors discovered that Declan’s mother, Karisa, had a rare […]

  • Long time Huntsville broadcaster Adrian Gibson has passed away. (Photo from M.D. Smith.)

    Longtime Huntsville television news personality Adrian Gibson dies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Former Huntsville television news personality Adrian Gibson died Sunday, November 23.  Gibson served as both news anchor and weather anchor at WAAY-TV.   The station announced Gibson’s passing Sunday evening. Gibson retired from television in 2004.  Gibson grew up in DeKalb County and graduated from DeKalb County High School, which later became Fort Payne High School. Gibson was 78.  His wife, Patty, said her husband had been suffering from COPD. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 25 from 5-9 p.m. […]

  • Tamir Rice

    Cleveland Police under scrutiny for fatal shooting of 12-year-old boy who had air gun

    (CNN) — Cleveland authorities have surveillance video showing the weekend shooting by police of a 12-year-old boy who was brandishing an ultrarealistic air gun, a department spokesman said Monday. Tamir Rice died Saturday after a witness called 911 to report someone pointing a weapon — “probably fake” — at people outside a city recreation center. A police officer responding to the call shot the boy when he pulled the weapon from his waistband, according to police. He later died at […]

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    WHNT to air Iron Bowl pregame special Saturday

    Join us this Saturday for coverage leading up to the big rivalry when Alabama hosts Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium! WHNT News 19 will air a 30-minute pre-game special at 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.  Sports anchors Ryan Cody and Chase Horn will be live in Tuscaloosa for the big game.  They’ll bring you team analysis, fan reaction and a look at the fun atmosphere if you’re watching from home. Alabama is ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25 poll, behind […]

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