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  • Annual ‘Singing with the Stars’ fundraiser benefits the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center

    DEKALB, COUNTY, Ala. — It is time for the 5th annual Singing with the Stars fundraiser benefiting the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center. The show this year will be Thursday, June 14 at Northeast Alabama Community College Lyceum. The show begins at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Canyon Land Vocal Band. Finalists perform at 6:30 p.m. The audience and judges will vote on three singers to advance to the second round. Following a performance by Exile and a […]

  • Independent Musical Productions presents Shrek, The Musical this weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Tony award-winning fairy tale is headed to the Lee High School Main Stage Theatre. Produced by Independent Musical Productions, performances for Shrek, The Musical are scheduled for June 15-16 and June 17 & 24. The show brings all the beloved characters you know from the animated film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. The play is recommended for all audiences so bring your whole family! Show dates […]

  • Snodgrass Bridge closed for repairs starting June 18

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — You may need to adjust your commute next week. The Alabama Department of Transportation says the Snodgrass Bridge will be completely closed for repairs from June 18 to 22. The bridge crosses the Tennessee River on Alabama 117 near Stevenson. ALDOT says the bridge will close at 10 a.m. Monday so that crews can repair and replace steel truss parts. They anticipate the repair to take four or five days. Areas impacted and detours:  Alabama 117 […]

  • MSFC Director Todd May announces his retirement

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Todd May, the man who has led Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville since late 2015, is retiring. He made the announcement to his staff today. NASA Adminstrator Charles Bolden officially named May as MSFC’s director in February of 2016; months after he was named “acting director.” He has been part of NASA for more than 25 years. In his announcement, May identified the end of his tenure as the end of July. He says he plans […]

  • Florence Police identify man killed in weekend shooting

    FLORENCE, Ala. — Florence Police have released the name of the man killed in a weekend shooting. The shooting happened around 2:40 Sunday morning near the University of North Alabama Campus. UNA Police reported hearing gunfire near the the Westmorland and Long Lane area. Police say they found a man lying in the street and transported him to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. That man has been identified as Patton Shipley, 42, of Florence. Another […]

  • Argument over loud music leads to fatal shooting in Lauderdale County

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. — Deputies say neighbors arguing over loud music led to a fatal shooting in Lauderdale County. The incident happened Saturday night on Lauderdale County Road 110 in the Pine Haven Shores subdivision. According to investigators, Michael Moore Watson, 47, confronted and assaulted a neighbor over loud music. Deputies say Watson then turned toward a family member of the assault victim, and a man shot him. Sheriff’s office investigators say Watson was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges […]

  • Willie Nelson discusses historic new command in the army

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The army is making history this year by adding a new command. The ‘futures command’ will have a specific, and important mission. One of the men who will be a big part of ‘futures command,’ while also working for the Space and Missile Defense Command at Redstone Arsenal, is Willie Nelson. You could say the army’s new futures command is all about getting the most up-to-date, effective and reliable gear to soldiers as fast as possible. […]

  • Crews work to restore power in South Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Utilities is working to restore power in South Huntsville. Areas impacted by the outage include Mountain Gap Road south to Green Mountain Road and along Bailey Cove Road east to Green Mountain. Crews have been dispatched and service will be restored as quickly as possible. While the official cause has not been determined, early reports indicate a tree has fallen into power lines in that area. The Huntsville Utilities Power outage map shows the latest outages in the area.

  • Man injured in Trinity shooting, suspect charged with attempted murder

    TRINITY, Ala. — Authorities arrested a Moulton man Thursday following a shooting in Trinity. Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said authorities received a call Thursday night from a man by the name of Kevin Sapp. Sapp told authorities he had been shot while driving East on County Road 460 in the East Lawrence area of Trinity. Authorities said Sapp identified the suspect as Corey Wayne Melson, 25, and said Melson shot his car and that one round had hit him. […]

  • Ballcorps LLC owner Ralph Nelson talks baseball in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. — The talk about minor league baseball coming to Madison is about to become more than talk. This evening there’ll be a groundbreaking ceremony for the stadium that will host the new team. Ralph Nelson is the managing partner for Ballcorps LLC the owners’ group for the double-a franchise. He joined us for a special Saturday edition of Leadership Perspectives. Since the Huntsville stars left that’s been a dream for fans. This evening that dream gets a little […]

  • Tyson Foods recalls over 3,000 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products

    WASHINGTON, DC — Tyson Foods Inc. recalled about 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products Friday. The products may be contaminated with materials like blue and clear soft plastic according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report says that the Arkansas company produced the frozen uncooked and breaded chicken tenderloins on May 17. There is one product subject to recall: 12-lb. box containing 3-lb. plastic bags of “UNCOOKED, BREADED, ORIGINAL CHICKEN TENDERLOINS,” with a lot code […]

  • Resources for suicide prevention

    WHNT is Taking Action to provide information on an important public health issue: suicide.  It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. It’s important to know, you are not alone. There are a number of resources available for people to turn to when feeling lost or desperate. Here is a compiled list of resource for those seeking help: SPEAK (Suicide. Prevention. Empowerment. Awareness. Knowledge.) – An organization established to address the increasing incident of suicide in the north […]