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    Road closures begin in downtown Huntsville in preparation for Panoply Arts Festival

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police plan to close roads around Big Spring Park beginning Monday, April 25th. All closures will be in place through the end of the festival Monroe Street at the south side of the exit from the circular VBC Ticket Office will be closed. Access to the VBC Ticket Office and VBC Parking Garage will be managed from Monroe Street. Williams Avenue will be closed from Church Street to Monroe Street, and Monroe Street north of the entrance […]

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    Enjoy some seafood at the St. Ann’s Seafood Festival this weekend

    This Saturday, April 23rd, will mark the 28th anniversary of the St. Ann’s Seafood Festival! This long-standing Decatur event will again be held on the grounds of Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church at 3910 Spring Ave. in Decatur. The culinary offerings will include seafood gumbo, catfish, shrimp pasta salad and hushpuppies. A selection of pastries and ice-cream will also be available. While the seafood is available in ‘to go’ containers, current plans are to offer shaded outdoor seating areas for […]

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    Prince dies at 57 in Minnesota after recent illness

    (CNN) — Prince Rogers Nelson, the innovative and unique musician who became one of the most iconic artists of his generation, has died. He was 57. His death came six days after he was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Moline, Illinois, following a concert in Atlanta. He’d been traveling home and apparently fell ill, and his plane made an emergency landing. He was released a few hours later. The Atlanta concert last Thursday was a rescheduled event from a […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Tennessee 12-year-old found safe

    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has canceled the AMBER Alert for Steven Merriman, 12. Investigators say he was safely recovered in White County, TN. Earlier, the bureau had issued an AMBER Alert in Middle and East Tennessee. The alert said Merriman was last seen with his non-custodial mother, Shelia Randolph. Investigators the 32-year-old mother took the child from school in Cookeville around 3:15 on Wednesday. Some new information says another person may also be with them. That unknown male is […]

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    ESPN fires Curt Schilling following anti-transgender social media comments

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Curt Schilling, an ESPN Major League Baseball analyst, has been terminated by ESPN, the network announced on Wednesday night. Schilling’s termination comes after the former pitcher shared an anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page Tuesday. “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated,” the network said in a statement. On Tuesday, Schilling caused a social media backlash when the former Red […]

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    Superintendent responds to news of high school coach arrest in Jackson County

    STEVENSON, Ala. – North Jackson High School Coach Michael Wallace was arrested Tuesday.  The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Wallace has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation. Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said the sheriff’s office received information about two weeks ago and started to investigate the matter. Coach Wallace, 34, was arrested Tuesday in Stevenson and faces multiple charges.  Harnen said those include enticing a child for immoral purposes and school employee having sexual contact with a […]

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    UPDATE: Person accused of shooting 3 people and at law enforcement in Blount County identified

    BROOKSVILLE, Ala. – A chain of events Tuesday morning spanned two counties and left one man dead after a pursuit and a shootout with law enforcement. That man has been identified as Daniel Blackmon, 38, of Guntersville. U.S. 278 in Blount County was shut down for hours while the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and other departments worked to piece together what exactly happened Tuesday morning. The initial call came in around 7:00 a.m. “The Blount County Dispatch received a call […]

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    Royal Family releases beautiful picture featuring four generations

                        Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday tomorrow, April 21. In advance of the celebrations the Royal Mail released this photo featuring four generations of the Royal Family. The picture will appear on a special commemorative Stamp Sheet. According to the Facebook Post in which the photo was released, the Royal Mail celebrates it’s own special birthday this year: its 500th anniversary. The Queen is set to mark the anniversary […]

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    Video: Horses rescued from Texas floodwaters

    HOUSTON, Tex. – Firefighters, deputies and nearly 100 volunteers helped guide horses out of floodwaters in Texas on Monday. “Horses do tend to panic in unknown situations. Sometimes they’ll make bad decisions. But they also tend to follow the herd, so if you can get the more level-headed ones headed in the right direction, then you can get all of them going, hopefully in the right direction.” The owner said she has an evacuation plan which she practices several times […]

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    FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health regulators will team up with minor league baseball teams as part of a new campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. The Food and Drug Administration says its latest effort targets white, rural males who are more likely to use dip, chew and other smokeless tobacco products. More than 31 percent of males in this group, or roughly 629,000 teens, are at-risk for using chewing tobacco, according to the agency. “Not only is […]

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    Madison Fire Chief placed on administrative leave

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Fire Chief Ralph Cobb is expected to meet with Mayor Troy Trulock on Tuesday after being placed on administrative leave. Cobb tells WHNT News 19 it stems from a class he gave to younger firefighters four months ago. Cobb said the class was aimed at improving communication between millennial generation firefighters and their older colleagues. Cobb said Madison officials are trying to determine if he practiced ‘age discrimination’ by not inviting older firefighters to attend the […]

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    Amazing video: Watch NASA’s newly-released UHD video of the Aurora Borealis

    NASA has released this stunning footage of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis recorded from the International Space Station. The five-minute clip features time-lapse shots in ultra-high definition. The Aurora Borealis can be seen from high northern latitudes, hence the nickname “northern lights.” The Aurora Australis is visible in the extreme south like Antartica, Chile and Australia. Both happen when electrically charged sub-atomic particles in in Earth’s magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere. According to the […]

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