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    Gov. Bentley announces increased security for Alabama, Auburn football games

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced increased security for Saturday’s major college football games in Alabama. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will provide additional support at The University of Alabama’s Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn for Saturday’s scheduled home games. “Although there have been no known threats in Alabama, I take very seriously the safety and security of Alabamians in light of recent terrorists attacks and threats across the globe”, said […]

  • Bob Wade Lane wreck

    Bob Wade Lane back open at Memorial Parkway after wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Bob Wade Lane at Memorial Parkway is back open in both directions.  It was closed for about two hours after a concrete truck turned on its side in a wreck. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Bob Wade Lane was impacted.  The wreck happened around 10:30 a.m.

  • Ret. Staff Sgt. Andrew Fain and his family

    UNA College Republicans present mortgage-free home to wounded veteran and family

    FLORENCE, Ala. – On Saturday, a retired Purple Heart recipient and his family were given the keys to a mortgage-free home .  They were presented with the gift during the first half of the University of North Alabama football game. Retired Staff Sergeant Andrew Fain stood on the field with his wife and children.  The University of North Alabama College Republicans spearheaded fundraising efforts, working with the Military Warriors Support Foundation to connect with the family.  A Florence businessman helped make […]

  • The FBI released these pictures of "John Doe 34" in hopes that someone will recognize him.

    UPDATE: FBI says tips from public have likely helped identify ‘John Doe 34’

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it believes agents have made headway in trying to determine the identity a person known as “John Doe 34.”  On Tuesday, the FBI released a photo and sketch of the young man in hopes that someone will recognize him. On this link, you can also hear a short audio clip of his voice.  That made the FBI think the man may live in the south. “It is now believed that tips generated from the November […]

  • Kids to Love: Christmas for the Kids

    Kids to Love: Christmas for the Kids returns for 2015 season

    Christmas is a time of faith, family and the magic Santa brings.  For a foster child, the holidays can be lonely.   At WHNT News 19 we believe all children deserve a Merry Christmas!  We’ve partnered with Landers McLarty Subaru and Jack’s Restaurants to help Kids to Love make  foster children’s wishes come true.   We can’t do it without your help, though. You can adopt a foster child’s wish list,  pick up an ornament with a child’s special wish, donate […]

  • Sunset in Lauderdale County, 11/18/2015

    Photo Galleries: Weather Where You Live

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) — Each week, WHNT News 19 receives dozens of pictures that showcase where we live beautifully. The photos are posted to the gallery below. You’ll find a ‘submit your photo’ button at the bottom of this page for you to share your pictures with us. Mobile users– submit your photos straight from the WHNT News 19 app. Use the share feature located in the bottom right of the app’s toolbar on the home screen. Send your Weather Where […]

  • Gary Lorenzo Hill (Photo: Decatur Police)

    Decatur Police arrest second person in murder case investigators connect to sale of fake marijuana

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police say two men wanted in connection with a murder on Wadsworth Street SE have turned themselves into police. Officials say Gary Lorenzo Hill Jr. turned himself in to police on Wednesday, November 18. Jovan Deante Anderson surrendered on Monday, November 16. Police say both men were suspects in the deadly shooting of Brandon Terrell Harris. He was discovered inside his girlfriend’s car behind a home on Wadsworth Street SE on the morning of November […]

  • People camped in tents and stood in line for the ABC Store at 6790 University Drive to open. (Photo: Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    Distiller’s List holds giveaway for rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

    If you weren’t up for camping out to purchase some Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, you have another chance to score some of the rare spirits. Distiller’s List, an online source for rare and craft spirits and the stories behind them, is celebrating its nationwide launch by holding a giveaway called “The Pursuit of Pappy-ness.” Distiller’s List is giving away a gift card valued at $249, redeemable for a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year bourbon, delivered straight to […]

  • BP's Decatur complex, on Finley Island Road, is up for sale. (Image:

    BP’s Decatur complex is now officially on the market as the company seeks to ‘diversify’

    DECATUR, Ala. – BP has put its plant in Decatur on the market, as part of a broader reorganization of the company’s global petrochemicals business. BP employs about 400 people at its Decatur complex, which is located on Finley Island Road. The company is spending $200 million to upgrade its plants in South Carolina and Belgium, and says the investment will enable those locations to lower operating costs, improve reliability and reduce emissions. “I have spoken with local management and […]

  • Sylvia Clark - Old Railroad Bed Road in Madison County

    YOUR PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Heavy rain, flooding on November 18

    According to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, we broke the previous record for daily rain totals for November 18. The previous record, set in 1957 was 1.79″. As of 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Huntsville International Airport had already registered 3.56″ and the rain was still falling. People across the Tennessee Valley submitted photos and video showing the flooding in their area. You can send us your photos by clicking the link below. So much rain fell in 15 mins that […]

  • Make your picks every week with Mark McCarter

    Mark McCarter says Ole Miss will hand LSU its third loss in a row — is he right?

    It’s time to make your football picks for the weekend along with our Mark McCarter. These are for college and NFL games this weekend, with one of the NFL games on Thursday, Nov. 19. Mark says Ole Miss will hand LSU its third loss in a row.  He also predicts Michigan State will topple undefeated Ohio State, currently ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll.  Do you think he’s right? Make your picks below.  You’ll need to register with an […]

  • Two men face capital murder charges in a shooting that happened Friday, Nov. 13 in Decatur. Gary Hill, on the left, is still wanted. Jovan Anderson, pictured to the right, is in custody. (Photos: Decatur Police Department)

    2 charged with capital murder in Decatur shooting, 1 sought

    DECATUR, Ala. – Police say two men have been named as suspects in a shooting that happened early Friday morning in Decatur.  One man is in custody and police are looking for the second person. Brandon Terrell Harris was found shot to death in a car behind 1616 Wadsworth Street SE on Friday.  Investigators collected evidence and talked with witnesses, and developed two suspects, Jovan Deante Anderson and Gary Lorenzo Hill, Jr., both of Huntsville. Anderson turned himself in to […]


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