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  • Former Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff arrested again on domestic violence charge

    DECATUR, Ala. – Former Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff Timothy McWhorter was arrested, a few months after facing charges in a similar incident. The Decatur Police Department confirms an incident on April 8.  McWhorter was charged with Domestic Violence–harassment.  He turned himself in this week. According to the police report, the victim told an officer that McWhorter had been drinking all day and they had been arguing.   The victim said McWhorter poured beer on her and crushed a […]

  • Alabama Board of Education names Dr. Eric Mackey as next state superintendent

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Board of Education has voted to hire the next person to lead the state’s K-12 schools. Dr. Eric Mackey was chosen from a list of four finalists to be the next Alabama State Superintendent of Education. As state superintendent, Mackey will oversee the education of students in all 137 school districts and the K-12 education budget. The current budget is more than $8 billion in combined state, federal and local spending. Mackey will oversee federal and state spending, around […]

  • One man is in serious condition after being shot in the back in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One man is recovering in Huntsville Hospital this morning after being shot in the back. Around 10:00 p.m. Thursday, Huntsville police and emergency crews responded to a shooting call in the 6000 block of Banks Street just south of Stringfield Road. When they arrived, they found a man in his 20’s who had been shot once outside the home. He was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. As of this morning, police say […]

  • Coroner identifies woman killed in late night house fire in Arab

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. — A late night house fire Wednesday claimed the life of a woman in Arab, according to officials. The Marshall County coroner identified the victim as 42-year-old Tabatha Tammy Clark. The Arab Fire Department says the fire started around 11:30 p.m. at a home on South Main Street. When crews arrived, they said they found Clark unresponsive in the kitchen. She was later pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say they suspect a discarded cigarette was the cause […]

  • Huntsville not included in list of possible cities for Army’s Futures Command

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville is not included in a list of 15 possible cities for the headquarters of the U.S. Army’s planned Futures Command , which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting. The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information. According to a report from the Associated Press, the contenders are Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; Philadelphia; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Diego; […]

  • Follow WHNT News 19 to Panoply

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Panoply is April 27 – 29. WHNT will be there and we invite you to find us in the park. We’ll leave clues to our whereabouts on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you find us at Panoply you’ll get a super duper little something. If you’re a big fan, we’ve got a little fan for you. While supplies last, of course. So how good are you at finding things? We’ve put together two hidden object games. […]

  • SBA offers federal disaster loans to businesses and residents affected by severe storms on April 3

    WASHINGTON – Alabama businesses and residents affected by the severe storms on April 3, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Kay Ivey on April 12, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Morgan County and the adjacent counties of Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, and Marshall in Alabama. “The SBA is strongly committed to providing […]

  • Coroner identifies man found dead near East Lawrence High

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities are investigating a body found near East Lawrence High School in the treeline near the ball fields, just off of County Road 475. Coroner Greg Randolph identified the man as 22-year-old Matthew Caleb Farrer, who was last seen by his family in February. His father reported him missing in March. Randolph confirmed that he was notified around 8 p.m. Tuesday that the body was discovered by students after an event on the field. Randolph said […]

  • Huntsville to host Senior Fishing Rodeo Thursday, April 19

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s that time of year again! The Senior Fishing Rodeo returns to Brahn Spring Park Thursday, April 19. The fishing event is free to anyone 55 or older. The park’s North Lagoon will be stocked with catfish! You must bring your own fishing equipment and bait to participate.  A fishing license is required for everyone under 65. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Fishing is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and awards will follow. Awards will be presented for […]

  • How to watch the 2018 Republican gubernatorial debate

    Alabama voters go to the polls in June to narrow down the field for governor and to make an informed choice, many may want to know what the candidates have to say. WHNT News 19 is partnering with AL.com and ABC 33/40 in Birmingham to bring you the Republican gubernatorial debate Wednesday night. The debate is at the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. that night. But you can watch it from the comfort of your […]

  • Authorities searching for shooter in Danville, one victim flown to hospital

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Danville, and ask for the public’s help locating a silver or gray Toyota pickup truck with chrome wheels. Sheriff Ana Franklin says Tuesday afternoon, a man was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital from the area of South Johnson Chapel Road. “It appears that there’s a possibility the suspect is known to the victim. The suspect came to the victim’s residence and shot the victim with a rifle,” said […]

  • Firefighters respond to apartment fire on Governors House Drive, no injuries

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Fire and Rescue are responding to a fire at Governors House Apartments in Huntsville. Officials say there are 6 units on scene. Officials say there are no injuries. Four of sixteen units are damaged according to authorities. Emergency crews responded to another fire at the same complex about a month ago. WHNT News 19 will continue to update as we get more details.