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  • Valley Votes 2014

    Madison County tests voting machines in preparation for Tuesday’s election

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With less than a week until elections, Madison County’s voting machines are being put to the test. Elections Administrator Frank Barger oversaw a third, and final, test of the machines on Wednesday.  This last run-through was a public test — which is required by state law. It allowed local party representatives and anyone interested in the process to make sure the machines are working properly.  All went well. Barger says his office is ready for next […]

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    Two students suspended after posting controversial photo on Facebook

    MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Two high school students say they’re facing expulsion over a photo posted to Facebook. Tito Velez, 16, and his girlfriend, Jamie Pereira, are shown holding airsoft guns in a homecoming photo they posted on Facebook last Friday, according to WCVB. Airsoft guns are replicas, which can fire plastic pellets, and are intended to be non-lethal. Velez said they wanted their photo to be unique and use something other than flowers. “This isn’t dangerous .. you can’t kill […]

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    Business is ‘blooming’ at do-it-yourself flower shop

    BRENTWOOD, Calif. – A national trend is getting started in California.  It’s called Fleurish. Think of it as a do-it-yourself florist. The owner, Amy Marella, says it’s the first florist of its kind in the U.S. Customers are allowed to make their own arrangements.  Guests can either copy a store design or bring their own vases and make their own. The store has all the flowers and accessories needed.  Business is apparently blooming, too. You can read more about it […]

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    BLOG: Football player stabbed in Athens High School field house, another player charged

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Police say one student is charged with assault and another is recovering from a stab wound after an incident Tuesday on the grounds of Athens High School. Police say two football players got in an argument in the field house at the football stadium, and one stabbed the other with a pocket knife.  The student who was stabbed, Tarik Malone, 18, is expected to make a full recovery. He was cut in his left side, […]

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    Defense Acquisition University South partners with Leadership Huntsville/Madison County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Defense Acquisition University – South Region (DAU-S) and Leadership Huntsville/Madison County (LHMC) announced a partnership to support each other’s efforts to provide world-class training that leverages the expertise of both the public and private sectors. DAU-South and Leadership will collaborate and coordinate for mutual betterment and improvement of the DOD acquisition workforce and enhancement of leadership skills within the local and regional community. The partnership will include exchange of learning events, guest lecturers, information, professional papers […]

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    Huntsville man previously affiliated with Boy Scouts on trial for child porn

    (WHNT) – A Huntsville man accused of being part of an international child pornography ring is on trial today in a federal court in Indiana. James McCullars worked for the Boy Scouts in Huntsville until his arrest in 2012.  He worked at the Huntsville Scout Shop and also volunteered at various events affiliated with Boy Scouts of America. The indictment names McCullars and 10 other men.  Federal prosecutors say the men are accused of exchanging millions of pornographic images of […]

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    Nutek Disposables, Inc. Issues Alert Due to Potential Bacteria in Baby Wipes

    MCELHATTAN, Pa., Oct. 25, 2014 — Nutek Disposables, Inc. of McElhattan, PA has initiated a nationwide voluntary product recall at the retail level of all lots of baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria. These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s, […]

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    Gunman dead, up to 6 students injured in school shooting north of Seattle

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (Q13 FOX) — A gunman is dead and as many as six people were injured in a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington, according to police. Police say the shooter was a student, and he is dead. Read more in this live blog on Q13fox.com.  You can also watch live coverage. A student said the shooting happened in the cafeteria. That student said they initially thought it was a fire drill until teachers told everyone to run […]

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    ‘I knew it was coming!’ Men record three-car collision after spotting erratic driver

    **This video contains language some may consider offensive** FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. — How many times have you been behind someone who was all over the road? Two men saw just that in front of them on the road this week in Fayette County, Pa. One got out his cell phone and recorded the driver in front of them swerving in and out of the lanes. After a few minutes, the erratic driver is shown turning in front of an oncoming […]

  • Franklin County Wreck

    Update: Two people dead following late-night wreck in Franklin County

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 has confirmed two people died in a wreck Wednesday night in Franklin County.  It happened just after 8 p.m. State Troopers say the head-on crash happened near Highway 24 and County Road 247 about six miles north of Red Bay. Troopers say Jimmy D. Stanphill, 73, of Golden, Miss., and Maliaka Humphrey, 20, of Vina died when Stanphill’s 1992 Buick Park Avenue collided with Humphrey’s 2011 Nissan Sentra. County Road 247 was closed for several […]

  • Lincoln County Falcons win Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!

    Congratulations Lincoln County High School! The Falcons win the WHNT News 19/Jack's Pep Rally of the Week.

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    Vigil honors victims of domestic violence

    The Limestone County CCR Taskforce Against Domestic Violence and Crisis Services of North Alabama organized an event to honor victims of domestic violence. The goal of the vigil Tuesday evening at Big Spring Memorial Park was to remember those lost to abuse and to support those that have survived. WHNT News 19’s photojournalist Dion Hose captured the event. If you or someone you know is a victim, contact Crisis Services of North Alabama


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