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  • Decatur Police seek information on woman wanted on theft, drug charges

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police hope you can help them find Carly Williams, 27, of Hartselle. Investigators say Williams frequents Huntsville, Trinity, Hartselle and Decatur. Williams is wanted for two felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant. The charges are Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Theft of Property in the Third Degree, and Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs. Anyone with information should contact Detective Demetrius Hightower of the Criminal Investigations Division at (256) 341-4668 or the Decatur Police Department directly.

  • Huntsville Police identify man killed in Wednesday afternoon wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police have identified the man killed in a wreck near the intersection of Sparkman Drive and Knowledge Drive. The wreck happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mario Cottrell, 22, of Huntsville died. Police say Cottrell was the front seat passenger in a car traveling north on Sparkman Drive. The car rear-ended a truck stopped in traffic, causing the car to flip. Cottrell was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and other two passengers in the car […]

  • Madison Police investigate robbery

    Update: WHNT News 19 responded to the scene of this robbery. Police had cleared the area by the time our crew got there. We will update you when Madison Police release more information if it impacts those living in the area. ***** Original report: MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police say they are on the scene of a robbery to an individual. It happened near the area of Huntsville Browns Ferry Rd. and Arbor Gate Dr. Madison Police have officers on the […]

  • Alabama head baseball coach dismissed after first season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama has dismissed head baseball coach Greg Goff after only one season, our newspartners have confirmed. The news was first reported by the Tuscaloosa News. The baseball program went only 19-34-1 in his first year, including 5-24-1 in SEC play. It was the team’s fewest wins in a season since 1980 and the worst SEC record for the program since 1994. The last time Alabama had a baseball coach who only led the program for one season […]

  • Former UA music professor faces child porn charges

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former University of Alabama music professor with receiving and possessing child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge Sherry Douglas. The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a two-count information charging NIKOS PAPPAS, 41, of Tuscaloosa, with receiving child pornography on a computer at his residence between January 2014 and September 2016. The information also charges Pappas with possessing child pornography on a […]

  • Graco recalls 25,000 car seats; may not restrain child in a crash

    Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) has issued a recall of more than 25,000 car seats. The model impacted is the Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraint. The company says the seat webbing may not restrain the child in the event of a crash. The model numbers impacted are:  1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. Graco says it will notify owners who are registered owners of the car seats. Dealers will provide consumers with a replacement harness, […]

  • Florence Police identify man electrocuted by pool; son, wife also injured in incident

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Florence Police have identified the man killed in what appears to be an accident at a residential pool on Friday. Police say Carl McGrady, 65, died from his injuries. Investigators say Carl entered his electrified pool to begin cleaning it on Friday. His son Lucas jumped into the pool to attempt to save his father. Officers say they didn’t realize the pool was electrified. Lucas was seriously injured during his rescue attempt. Pam, their mother/wife, was also hurt […]

  • UPDATE: Investigators determine overloaded power strip caused fatal houseboat fire

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – The Scottsboro Fire Department has released the cause of the fire that killed a married couple and their dog on Monday. Investigators with the fire department, police department and the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office have determined an electrical problem caused the fire. They say an overloaded power strip sparked the blaze. The couple, identified as John Phillips Bruce and Emile Nelson Bruce, were reportedly asleep Monday morning when the fire started. The report from the fire […]

  • Daughter shares memories of couple killed in houseboat fire

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Scottsboro firefighters have identified the married couple killed in an early morning houseboat fire. They have been identified as John Phillips Bruce, 79, and Emily Nelson Bruce, 69. Fire investigators say it appears the couple died from smoke inhalation. The fire started around 4 a.m. on a boat at Goose Pond Colony. Firefighters tell us the people inside a neighboring houseboat called authorities when they noticed the fire. The family’s golden retriever also died in the fire. […]

  • Lawrence County teacher arrested on sex charges with a student

    MOULTON, Ala. – Lawrence County Sheriff’s Investigators have charged a Moulton Middle School teacher with the offense of School Employee Engaging in a Sex Act or Deviant Sexual Intercourse with a Student Under the Age of 19, which is a Class B felony. Sheriff Gene Mitchell said that 27-year-old Taylor Brooks Boyles was charged with the crime this afternoon. The Sheriff said that the arrest comes after an investigation into a tip that Boyles had been engaging in inappropriate sexual […]

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office shares update on weekend stabbing investigation

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Department plans to share an update to a weekend investigation in which they arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing a man in Harvest. He’s accused of stabbing 51-year-old Twan Lanier Carter. Officers found him in a home on Hammond Drive suffering from critical injuries. Carter was taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.Muriel Lolan King, 44, has been booked into the Madison County Jail on charges of murder. His bond has been set at […]

  • Scattered power outages remain; Huntsville Utilities crews continue work

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities Crews have been working around the clock following a fast moving high wind storm system that passed through Madison County on Saturday evening. Authorities say nearly 70 trees were reported down as well as roughly 25 power poles that required replacement. The latest update (at 5:20 a.m. Monday) from Huntsville Utilities doesn’t give a specific number of customers still impacted, but says crews are currently working along Drake Avenue between Whitesburg Drive and Triana Avenue. […]