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  • 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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    Village of Providence ‘turns pink’ for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala — The Village of Providence is turning pink to help promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wednesday, many of the Village of Providence businesses will have large, painted murals in their windows as part of a friendly competition to help create awareness for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The murals are part of the Village’s “Paint the Village of Providence Pink” event. “We’re excited to see so many of our Village businesses help create awareness for this cause,” […]

  • Marshall Nelson (Photo: Huntsville Police Dept.)

    Huntsville Police charge man with rape

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police have charged a man with first-degree rape. Police arrested Marshall Nelson on Tuesday, October 14 in the area of Pulaski Pike and Cardinal Avenue.  Officers say he committed rape on October 6 in the 3700 block of Blue Spring Road. No further information was released.

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    WHOA: Shark feeding frenzy filmed at Outer Banks

    CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — A recently filmed video captured a shark feeding frenzy along the North Carolina Outer Banks. According to Brian Recker’s YouTube post, the video was filmed at Cape Lookout National Seashore and shows more than 100 sharks attacking a school of blue fish. “For more than five minutes, the sharks were observed swimming in and out of the surf, some of which became beached in the fury,” Recker wrote. Recker added a disclaimer that Donnie Griggs, the […]

  • Credit: The Daytona Beach News-Journal / BOB KOSLOW

    Missouri couple’s $680,000 dream home built on wrong lot

    HAMMOCK DUNES, Fla. — A Missouri couple was devastated to learn their $680,000 dream home was built on the wrong lot inside a gated community in Florida. “We are in total disbelief, just amazed this could happen,” Mark Voss, who owns a property management and real estate company in central Missouri, told The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Mark and Brenda Voss own 18 lots in the gated community near Palm Coast. The couple paid $160,000 for the 23 Ocean Ridge. Blvd. […]

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    National Weather Service teams survey damage from Monday’s storms

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Teams from the National Weather Service spent much of the day Tuesday surveying storm damage in north Alabama from the October 13 severe storms. Teams went to Colbert, Cullman, Morgan and Limestone counties.  They determined an EF-1 tornado touched down in the Tuscumbia/Muscle Shoals area, an EF-0 tornado touched down in Marion County, and a strong wind event caused damage in the Cullman, Morgan, Limestone, and Madison areas. Colbert County Tornado (EF-1 in Tuscumbia/Muscle Shoals) PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT […]


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