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    2 vehicles, drugs, guns and cash seized during drug search in Jackson County, one arrested

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A Jackson County man is behind bars after a six-month investigation by the narcotics units from the Jackson County and Madison County Sheriff’s Offices. Michael Shane Rorex, 45, faces multiple carges in the case. Investigators say they stopped Rorex during a traffic stop on Highway 72 in Scottsboro. In his vehicle, they found methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled pills, a firearm and cash. Officers then searched the man’s home in Skyline where they found approximately 8.5 ounces of methamphetamine ice […]

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    Madison City Schools online registration for new students starts June 24

    MADISON, Ala.–The Madison city school district will open its new online registration system for new students starting Friday, June 24 at 8 a.m. The online registration for all grades follows the successful rollout of online registration for kindergarten.    Online registration replaces the system of registering at the Central office. Re-enrollment for students already in the school system will begin July 1.  You can find out more information about the system at the school district’s website.

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    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: water systems no longer under EPA advisory

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.–On Thursday Governor Bentley announced no water systems in Alabama are currently affected by the Environmental Protection Agency’s final health advisory. According to a news release, the Governor says the plan for the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority to purchase water from Decatur Utilities and blending it with the water system was successful.  The Alabama Department of Environmental Management tested the water, and results show that both PFOS and PFOA  levels were below the detectable limits.  Those chemicals […]

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    WHNT News 19 to commemorate Redstone Arsenal’s 75th anniversary June 27-July 1

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – North Alabama’s largest employer, Redstone Arsenal, became part of our community’s fabric on July 3, 1941. WHNT News 19 will commemorate the Arsenal’s 75th anniversary the week of June 27-July 1 with a series of special reports. Steve Johnson will bring you an in-depth look at Redstone’s history and leadership.  These will air during our 6 a.m. hour on WHNT News 19 This Morning, and we’ll also post them on

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    Burt Reynolds introduces new limited-edition, 840-horsepower ‘Bandit Edition’ Trans Am

    Is this thing bad or what? Car lovers and “Smokey and the Bandit” lovers, a limited edition of the beloved Firebird Trans Am is back! The company Trans Am Depot has created 77 of the “Bandit Edition” cars, all signed by “Smokey and the Bandit” star Burt Reynolds. The car was introduced over the weekend at the New York Auto Show. Pontiac produced the Trans Am from 1967 to 2002, but stopped production in 2009. Afterwards, Trans Am Depot licensed the […]

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    Missing kayaker found, identified in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Coroner’s Office has identified a deceased kayaker as 17-year-old Alonda Taylor Veniszee. Search and rescue crews say they recovered Veniszee’s body at about 7:10 a.m. Thursday during a resumed search for the teenager. Her body was located about 150 yards to the west of Bluff City Landing; about 250 yards from where she went missing. Her kayak was recovered Tuesday night after the initial 911 call came in around 6:15 p.m. Veniszee went missing Tuesday […]

  • A mass shooting at a cinema in Viernheim, Germany, has left 25 people wounded, German public TV reported Thursday.

    Assailant in German cinema attack killed

    (CNN) — An armed assailant who attacked a German cinema Thursday has been killed, a German official said. The masked attacker entered the cinema with a rifle shortly before 3 p.m. local time, Hesse Interior Minister Peter Beuth said. The incident took place in Viernheim, near Frankfurt in western Germany. An early report from German public TV said 25 people were injured in the incident. But it’s not clear if any of the injured were shot, or were hurt in […]

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    Albertville Police make arrest in deadly shooting, say man shot his brother

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Albertville Police investigators say they have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing his brother. The shooting happened Wednesday night on Meadowbrook Drive. Officers arrived at the home to find Brian Comer Hilley, 43, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The man’s brother, Jerry Keith Hilley, 57, was taken into custody at the scene. They also found a shotgun believed to be the weapon used. Investigators believe an argument between the brothers led up to the […]

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    Freddie Gray case: Police driver found not guilty on all charges

    (AP) – A Baltimore judge found Officer Caesar Goodson not guilty on six charges in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, according to the Associated Press. Gray was injured while in police custody and died a week later after suffering a spinal injury while riding in Goodson’s van in April 2015. Prosecutors said Gray was handcuffed and shackled, but did not have a seatbelt in the back of Goodson’s van. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Goodson not guilty on charges […]

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    Athens woman charged with rape; victim a 14-year-old boy

    ATHENS, Ala. – An Athens woman has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy. Investigators with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office said Bailee Elise White, 25, is charged with second-degree rape. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office received a report alleging the offense occurred two years ago at the home of the victim, whose family knew White. Investigators looked into the matter and said they arrested White on probable cause. White was arrested Wednesday and released from the […]

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    Search for missing kayaker to resume Thursday morning in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin says the search for a 17-year-old girl on the Tennessee River is now a recovery operation.  Authorities say a group of people was kayaking on the river near Bluff City Road area when the girl’s kayak overturned. Officials say one of the occupants of the kayak surfaced, one did not. The 911 call came in to authorities at about 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Sheriff Franklin says this now a search […]

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    Huntsville Police arrest man in June 10 shooting; victim found in car on Seminole Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that happened on June 10.  The suspect, Jashawn Douglas, is charged with first-degree assault. On Friday, June 10, police responded to calls of a one-car accident in the area of Seminole Drive and 7th Avenue.  They found a man inside the vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest and arm.  He was taken to the hospital, and has been slowly recovering. Police have not released […]


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