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  • Arab Police say man admits to stealing mail out of mailboxes for identity theft

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) — Arab Police arrested a man who they say admitted to stealing mail to get personal information with the intent to use it to apply for a credit card under that person’s name. A concerned citizen called Arab Police about a suspicious man walking around a neighborhood near 231 and Union Hill Road. “Our officers went in the area and did locate a male identified as Robert Davis,” Assistant Chief Shane Washburn says. Officers say Davis was carrying  […]

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    Man’s conviction, sentence reversed in 2013 Shoals hotel death

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction and sentence of Eugene Jones on Friday. Jones was serving life in prison for the death of Lula Addison, whose body was found in a Florence hotel in July 2013. He was convicted of manslaughter in her death and sentenced in July 2015. Jones appealed the sentence on the basis he was not properly appointed counsel when being interrogated by police. Read the court’s opinion. Lauderdale County District […]

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    From toys to Teddy Bears, here are the most searched Valentine’s gifts by state

    What Valentine’s Day-related gifts are people in United States searching for?  You can find the answers from Google Trends. Or you can thank the folks at real estate company Estately for putting together the info for every state. The top search in Alabama is apparently “Lord Byron” poetry. (Do we really believe that?) The top search in Tennessee was for cheap sex toys. Floridians looked for Pandora jewelry. Mississippians looked for “Mixtape” while Arkansans Googled Zales Jewelry. People in Colorado […]

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    Man indicted on 4 counts of capital murder for wife’s death at Decatur bakery

    DECATUR, Ala. – A man accused of killing his ex-wife at her Decatur bakery in November has been indicted on four counts of capital murder. Roger Stevens was indicted on the charges February 11. He is charged with the death of his estranged wife, Kay Stevens, on November 14, 2015. Police say Stevens shot her multiple times at the Corner Bakery and Eatery in Decatur, a business she co-owned with her sister. Investigators later tracked him down at a truck […]

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    Send these Valentines to your sweetheart and urge them not to text and drive

    If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your friend or sweetheart, we’ve made these images for you to share.  This year, WHNT News 19 is raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, and we’d like you to help us spread the message. Our Valentines are meant to make you smile, but also press the importance of cutting distractions out of your daily drive.  We can all make the roads more safe. Here’s more information about The Distracted […]

  • Cole LaBrant, student at Troy University

    Troy University student, mother to compete on “The Amazing Race”

    TROY, Ala. – A Troy University freshman and his mother will be among the participants during season 28 of “The Amazing Race,” which premieres on CBS Friday night, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Cole LaBrant, a freshman business major who grew up in Troy and graduated from Enterprise High School, will be one of several social media stars to be featured on the show this season. LaBrant came to prominence in recent years due to his popularity on social media, […]

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    NEW INFORMATION: Small fire out at Huntsville Hospital, started near A/C unit in patient’s room

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A number of Huntsville police and firefighters responded to Huntsville Hospital about 12 p.m. on Thursday due to a small fire in a patient’s room. No injuries were reported. Huntsville Fire Captain Frank McKenzie said firefighters took the stairwell to the 4th floor, and found smoke in the hallway. They traced the source back to a patient’s room and found the fire, quickly putting it out. McKenzie said the fire started in the corner near the air conditioner, under a […]

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    Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples, UAH researcher involved in discovery

    (CNN) — Gravitational waves are a reality, according to scientists from an institution that has been hoping to observe them. “We have detected gravitational waves. We did it,” said David Reitze, executive director of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The discovery, based on ripples in space-time detected by LIGO, supports a prediction made by Albert Einstein that’s essential to his general theory of relativity. The ripples LIGO detected are based on the merging of two black holes, Reitze said. […]

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    Earth, Wind & Fire to headline 28th annual Huntsville Classic

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Hospital Foundation will present the 28th annual Huntsville Classic featuring Earth, Wind and Fire on Thursday, May 12, at the VBC Propst Arena in Huntsville. Earth, Wind and Fire is the headliner for the Huntsville Classic, which also features a seated dinner on the arena floor and live auction. Tickets for the EWF performance will be available Friday, February 12, and can be purchased via and at the VBC Box Office. Show-only tickets are $50 for lower […]

  • School Closings & Delays

    School delays & closings – Thursday, February 11

    There are still a handful of lingering issues in some communities related to this week’s winter weather. Here are the latest schedule changes for Thursday: Lawrence County, TN Schools – 2 hour delay Giles County, TN Schools – 1 hour delay

  • Zika Virus

    Ala. Department of Public Health confirms case positive test for Zika virus in Morgan Co.

    The Alabama Department of Public Health reports the first confirmed travel-related case of Zika virus in an Alabama resident. The positive specimen was from a resident of Morgan County. Tests are being conducted from Alabama resident specimens with a travel history to areas where Zika virus outbreaks are ongoing. In addition to the one positive, there has been one negative result and four test results are pending. “We knew it was only a matter of time before we would have […]

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    Auburn University biologist discovers new tarantula species, names it after Johnny Cash

    AUBURN, Ala. – A team of researchers, led by Chris Hamilton, former doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University, has discovered a previously unknown species of tarantula and named it after legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. The species, Aphonopelma johnnycashi, was found in California near the site of Folsom State Prison, which Cash made famous in his song “Folsom Prison Blues.” The mature male Aphonopelma johnnycashi measures up to 6 inches across and is generally solid black […]


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