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    Judge accuses Huntsville School Board members of interfering with mediation process

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The federal judge overseeing the Huntsville school district’s desegregation case ordered test scores and transfer data for the city’s students be made part of the public case file on Friday, according to our news partners at AL.com. At a tense court hearing U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala approved the Huntsville district’s motion to file majority-to-minority transfer information at this time, but denied a request to keep it under seal. Haikala ordered the information to be filed to the […]

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    VIDEO: Beach goers run for cover as freak storm drops golf ball-sized hail

    Beach goers in Novosibirsk, Russia got a hail of a surprise this weekend when a storm appeared out of nowhere and dropped golf ball-sized hail, sending sunbathers running for cover. No one at the beach was injured.

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    Body on stretcher flies out of coroner’s van into traffic

    BUCKS COUNTY, Penn. – A person’s body on a stretcher flew out of a coroner’s van and into traffic after a “malfunction” in the van’s door. The Bucks County Courier Times reported the incident happened Friday near a shopping center in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Jerry Bradley saw it happen, and posted a picture on Facebook showing the stretcher in the middle of the road. The coroner’s office said the driver of the van returned to get the corpse “in a matter […]

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    Local protestors speak out against Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A group of protestors are outside Hobby Lobby in Jones Valley today, speaking out against the recent Supreme Court ruling. The group calls itself “Just Say No to Hobby Lobby” and is on the sidewalk outside of the shopping center along Carl T. Jones Drive. The Supreme Court ruled June 30 that Hobby Lobby and other closely-held companies can’t be forced to cover some types of contraceptives for their employees. Hobby Lobby and other companies had […]

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    IRS warns of summertime tax scams

    Thieves don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15. Identity theft, phone and phishing scams happen year-round. Those three top the IRS’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams this year. Here’s some important information you should know about these common tax scams: 1. Identity Theft. Identity thieves steal personal and financial information to commit fraud or other crimes. This can include your Social Security number or bank information. An identity thief may file a phony tax return […]

  • This medical team participated in Alabama's first DPS procedure at Crestwood Medical Center.  L to R:  Tejanand Mulpur, MD; Raymond P. Onders, MD; Peter Vevon, MD; Marcia Obermann, RN, ALS Care Clinic Nurse Director; Reid Fletcher, MD. (Photo Courtesy: Crestwood Medical Center)

    New device offers ALS patients a chance of better quality of life

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A device recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers new hope for people with ALS, and it’s available through a procedure offered at Crestwood Medical Center. Dr. Peter Vevon is a general surgeon in Huntsville, and is among the first surgeons in the U.S. to implant the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS) in patients with ALS and Chronic Hypoventilation. ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dr. Vevon is […]

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    Dad captures wife delivering baby outside hospital on GoPro

    It’s child birth like you’ve never seen before. A Texas man captured every detail of his son’s birth — including his over-the-speed-limit drive to the hospital and his wife’s delivery right outside the hospital doors — on a GoPro camera.

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    LIST: Top baby names of 2014

    Expectant parents, here’s the list you’ve been waiting to see.  The top baby names have been released. Nameberry, a baby names website, has listed the names that are ‘all the rage’ for the first part of the year. You may recognize quite a few of the top selections. Imogen is holding the top spot for the girls and Asher is leading for the boys. Many names on this list are from hit TV and movie franchises like Khaleesi from Game […]

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    ‘Anna’ and ‘Elsa’ look-a-likes visit child amputee to lift her spirits

    VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – It’s a tough thing for a little girl to go through – learning you have to lose a leg at age 4. Kate Littel is handling that reality like a champ, though, thanks to support from her family and two special sisters who are spreading cheer, Fox17online.com reports. Millions of kids love the movie ‘Frozen’ – your children know the songs and you likely do too. Two girls in Florida recently gained fame after one […]

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    Marshall County man charged with rape, sodomy

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say an Arab man is charged with rape and sodomy of a minor. Bradford Leon Gill, 42, was arrested over the weekend. Police say someone caught him the act. Gill is being held in the Marshall County Jail on $500,000 bond.

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    Morgan County Sheriff: Man accused in “brutal attack of his girlfriend”

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A man has been arrested and charged with a felony after seriously injuring his girlfriend in what authorities say was a “brutal attack.” Derek Chad Parson, 30, of Union Grove, is charged with “Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation.” Sheriff Ana Franklin said he is accused in the brutal attack of his girlfriend, Bertha Virginia Smith, on June 25. Sheriff Franklin said Smith suffered serious physical injuries, including rib fractures, contusions, internal bleeding, facial and head trauma […]

  • Former Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Albert McDonald died Sunday. This photo is from August 1982 as he was campaigning in Decatur.  (Photo from the WHNT archives.)

    Former Agriculture Commissioner and State Senator Albert McDonald dies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- WHNT News 19 has learned of the death of former Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Albert McDonald.  McDonald died Sunday. McDonald was elected in 1982 and served two terms from 1983 to 1991.   He also served as a member of the Alabama Senate. His son Stan McDonald served two years as Limestone County Probate Judge.   His son-in-law is current Congressman Robert Aderholt. McDonald was 83.  Funeral arrangements are pending.