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    Tennessee Valley High School Football Scores: Oct. 13-14

    Here are final scores for high school football games played Thursday and Friday, October 13-14. Addison 37 Hubbard 20 Ardmore 28 Jemison 54 Asbury 27 Ider 47 Athens 7 Hazel Green 20 Bob Jones 51 Grissom 6 Brooks 63 JPII 7 Buckhorn 14 James Clemens 21 Cold Springs 21 Tanner 50 Columbia 20 Florence 54 Crossville 21 Etowah 56 Danville 14 Deshler 41 DAR 21 Randolph 56 Decatur 41 Hartselle 29 Douglas 6 Arab 67 East Lawrence 20 Clements 35 […]

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    Saint John Paul II wins Pep Rally of the Week!

    We'll visit the winning school on Friday, Oct. 14.

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    Hanceville man charged with child porn production; images came from camera hidden in teen’s room

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A Hanceville man is charged with production of child pornography.  Investigators say Philip Kevin Brown, 45, had evidence from a camera hidden in a teenager’s room. Several agencies helped with the investigation, including the Morgan County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Morgan County Drug Task Force and the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force. According to Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin, investigators learned that a hidden camera was installed in a child’s room who was […]

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    Lucy Baxley, former Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, dies

    Lucy Baxley, a well-known figure in Alabama public service for many years, has died. Baxley, 78, died peacefully at her home in Birmingham on Friday.  She was surrounded by family, reports. She was well-known in Alabama politics for many years.  She was elected State Treasurer from 1995 to 2003.  Baxley then became the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor in Alabama from 2003 to 2007, running for governor in 2006 but losing to Bob Riley. She returned the following […]

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    LSU-Florida game rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (October 13, 2016) – The LSU vs. Florida football game, postponed last Saturday due to Hurricane Matthew, has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 19, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge under the terms of an agreement announced by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. In addition, the Presidents and Chancellors have established the expectation for existing Conference policy to be revised to better define the process for completing postponed or interrupted contests and to grant authority to the Commissioner to […]

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    Former accountant with Huntsville government contractor admits to stealing massive amounts of money for personal use

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A former accountant with a Huntsville non-profit corporation that contracted with the government to place people with disabilities into government jobs pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court. Prosecutors say Reggious Sanchester Bell, 30, defrauded the organization and the Internal Revenue Service. Bell, of Madison, worked for Huntsville Rehabilitation Foundation, which does business as Phoenix. Bell pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre to one count of federal program theft for stealing more than $1 million […]

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    Drought Emergency declared in north Alabama, here’s what that means

    Governor Robert Bentley issued a Drought Emergency Declaration for north and central Alabama because to extremely dry conditions. These declarations are often referred to as a ‘No Burn Order’. What does this mean for you? Here are answers from the Alabama Forestry Commission to commonly asked questions WHAT IS A DROUGHT EMERGENCY DECLARATION?  Section 9-13-141 of the Code of Alabama states: “at such time as the state forestry commission has declared by regulation a drought emergency in any county or counties, it […]

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    Vera Bradley notifies customers of incident with payment cards used at retail stores

    Vera Bradley is notifying customers its payment system was hacked, saying sales could be affected. A notice posted October 12 on states on September 15, 2016, Vera Bradley was provided information from law enforcement regarding a potential data security issue related to its retail store network: Upon learning this information, we immediately notified the payment card networks and initiated an investigation with the assistance of a leading computer security firm to aggressively gather facts and determine the scope of the issue. […]

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    Three people forced from home due to overnight fire

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – Crews from several volunteer fire departments are on the scene of a house fire that destroyed a home in Hartselle. The fire started around 2 a.m. on 900 block of Rock Spring Road. People on the scene told WHNT News 19’s Jeff Gray that homeowners noticed their power was out and got up to investigate. Morgan Cnty fire 900 blk of Rock Spring Rd. Several crews on the scene, home a total loss, no injuries. @whnt […]

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    Huntsville Utilities’ Water Operations close the outside northbound lane of Pulaski Pike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Beginning this morning, at 8 a.m., Huntsville Utilities’ Water Operations Crews will close the outside northbound lane of Pulaski Pike in Huntsville between Moss Road and Sparkman Drive for utility infrastructure improvements. During this lane closure, northbound traffic on Pulaski Pike between Moss Road and Sparkman Drive will be reduced to one lane. Southbound traffic will not be affected by this utility work. Crew anticipate completing this utility work and re-opening the closed section of Pulaski Pike […]

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    2016 Parade of Homes is open to the public

    So, are you looking for your first home? Or, are you wanting to upgrade, or check out all the possibilities in Madison County, all the neighborhoods that you’ve not checked out before? The Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association has opened its 2016 Parade of Homes. 65 new homes will be in the Parade and these homes are located throughout Madison County with one located in Limestone County. You can visit 58 different neighborhoods this year. 2016 Parade of Homes: October 15 (Saturday) October […]

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    LSU mascot Mike VI, dies at age 11

      BATON ROUGE, La.  – LSU’s tiger mascot, Mike VI passed away today. According to LSU, Mike VI was born on July 23, 2005, and adopted in 2007. Mike was 11 years old at the time of his passing. Mike was humanely euthanized in his night house by LSU’s Attending Veterinarian David Baker, DVM, Ph.D. He was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma in May and underwent treatment in June. The Bengali-Siberian tiger entered hospice care in his night house on October […]