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    Meteor shower will peak before Tuesday sunrise

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala, (WHNT) – NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office says the Orionid meteor shower will light up the sky with a display of shooting stars early Tuesday morning. Experts say there could be about 20 meteors per hour a couple of hours before the sunrise. The meteors are debris from Halley’s Comet. Astronomers call them “Orionids” because the meteors streak out of the constellation Orion. The meteors will emerge from a small area near the shoulder of Orion, they will spray across the […]

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    Kmart on North Memorial Parkway to close in January 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city’s only Kmart store will close its doors in January, The HuntsvilleTimes/Al.com reported Monday. The article states the Huntsville Kmart is the only Alabama store that will close. The store stopped accepting new layaway customers last week, and plans to start a liquidation sale November 2. WHNT News 19 spoke with City Administrator John Hamilton about the store’s closure on Monday.  He said he isn’t sure what will happen to the property next, but said […]

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    Ebola: See our coverage

    See our various reports on Ebola on WHNT.com.

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    Police: Car rams city shuttle bus on Patton Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Several people were hurt Monday morning when a car rear-ended a shuttle bus on Patton Road. It happened around 9 a.m. in front of the Kiwanis Sportsplex.  Traffic on Patton Road was down to one lane for a time. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital.  Four bus passengers were checked out for minor injuries. In all, 17 people were on board the bus.

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    Flu clinics planned for Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Morgan County Health Department is will have two mass flu clinics. Both will be at the Health Department building at 510 Cherry Street in Decatur. The first will be on Monday, October 20. There will be another clinic on Friday, October 24. Both clinics will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The shots are free for those with medicare or medicaid, otherwise the shots are five dollars.

  • Plainview High School wins Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!

    Congratulations to Plainview High School! The Bears beat out Crossville and Decatur to win the WHNT News 19/Jack's Pep Rally of the Week.

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    Retired Arsenal police officer charged with sexual abuse of child

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man who once worked for the Directorate of Emergency Services at Redstone Arsenal has been arrested on serious criminal charges. Michale Lynn Spradley, 63, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.  Spradley was arrested Wednesday and booked in the Huntsville/Madison County Metro Jail. He posted $30,000 bond and was released Thursday. Redstone Arsenal’s public affairs office confirmed Spradley is retired from the Arsenal. WHNT News 19 contacted […]

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    Intruder found with hatchet inside school ‘wanted to do something for all the children’

    Workers at Salem High School discovered Cowart on the auditorium stage. Police said he likely entered the school while the cafeteria was accepting an early-morning delivery on Thursday.


    Crews respond to late-night condo fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A two-alarm fire broke out late Thursday night at a condo on Golf Road. Crews say an upstairs unit at the Sutton Place condos caught fire just after 11 p.m. At least two other units were damaged from smoke and water. Officials say everyone got out of the condos safely. Investigators are still working to determine a cause for the blaze.   ALERT: Fire crews have the flames out at condo fire Sutton Place Condos off […]

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    Madison Schools Get Major DOD Grant

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison City Schools has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Defense to help educational and student assistance programs. Madison City is one of just 25 military-connected school districts in the country to share in this year’s DoDEA Educational Partnership program totalling $32 million in grants. The partnership grants are for school systems throughout the country that serve a good portion of military students. This year’s grant competition focused on programs that: Infuse Science, Technology, […]

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    Blind man sees wife for the first time in 33 years thanks to modern science

    DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina man couldn’t hide his grin as he slowly began to see his wife for the first time in 33 years. It was all thanks to a new, bionic eye. According to a Duke Medicine blog post, Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. At the time, the degenerative disease that would rob his sight was poorly understood, and there were no known treatments. But on […]

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    Etowah County inmate caught after escaping from work detail

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An Etowah County inmate who left work detail Wednesday afternoon is back in custody. Robert Wesley James, 41, of Attalla, was arrested late Wednesday around 11 p.m.  He was caught after a brief vehicle pursuit on I-759 into Attalla on Cleveland Avenue. Earlier in the day, he left the Etowah County judicial building at 4:45 p.m. in a county maintenance truck. Later in the evening, off-duty detention deputy Tyler Daniel spotted James leaving the Jet-Pep on […]


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