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    Deshler wins the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!

    Congratulations Deshler High School — you win the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week! Deshler beat Arab, Hartselle and Central, winning with 10,442 votes.  Arab came in second with 8,391. Tigers, we look forward to seeing you at your pep rally on Sept. 16. Fans — make sure you friend us on SnapChat! Each week, we will Snap from the winning pep rally to show the fun and festivities. Be sure to scan our Snap code to find us.

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    Huntsville doctor called “biggest pill-pusher in north Alabama” charged with illegal prescribing and health care fraud

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A former Huntsville physician now faces federal charges for illegally prescribing controlled substances and with healthcare fraud. Shelinder Aggarwal, 48, was the nation’s highest Medicare prescriber of opioid painkillers at the height of his practice. A two-count information filed in U.S. District Court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Aggarwal with one count of distributing a controlled substance outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose in July 2012, and with one count of conspiring […]

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    Man hit by car while mowing lawn

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police say a man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car while mowing the lawn. Officers say they received a call about a vehicle speeding through a neighborhood and cutting off drivers. Police say when officers attempted to pull over the driver a chase began. Officials say by the time police caught up to the car the driver lost control on Wilkenson Drive. Police say the driver hit a man on a […]

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    Huntsville Police announce third arrest in 2015 murder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have charged a third person in a murder case that happened May 2015. Jerry Caudle died in the case. Lakesha Dyer is charged with Murder. The murder happened in the 2800 block of Holmes Avenue on May 19,2015. Officers arrived to find Caudle lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died from his injuries. Shaquille Rayshonn Hyter, 20, and Jimmy Levon Leslie, 20, were arrested in December of 2015 and charged with […]

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    Blue Bell Ice Cream recalls products containing chocolate chip cookie dough pieces due to Listeria concerns

    SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select products produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and […]

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    Survivor: Millennials vs. Generation X premieres tonight!

    It’s a battle of wits and willpower, not to mention many other factors.  Survivor: Millennials vs. Generation X premieres tonight on  CBS! The show airs at 7 p.m. on WHNT. The Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 33rd season and was filmed in Fiji.  It features 20 castaways, separated into two groups by their generation and forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast one another. Ultimately, one will be crowned the […]

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    Farmer does double take when calf is born with two faces

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky farmer and his family did a double take after a calf was recently born. “I saw two noses. I thought it was twins. And then when I saw her, I was just completely blown away,” Stan McCubbin said. The calf, named Lucky — was born with 2 faces.  It’s a very rare genetic mutation — definitely not something you see every day. “Lucky” requires a little help with feeding and walking.  Only two of her four eyes […]

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    High school football matchups for Friday, Sept. 23

    Here’s a list of games involving Tennessee Valley teams for this week.  See where your school is playing! Please help us on Friday nights by calling in final scores.  You can call our newsroom at (256) 533-1919 or Tweet scores @whnt or @whnt_sports. Friday Florence @ Bob Jones (Madison City Schools Stadium) Jemison @ Buckhorn Columbia @ Huntsville (Milton Frank) James Clemens @ Clay-Chalkville Hazel Green @ Sparkman Albertville @ Boaz Arab @ Brewer Cullman @ Fayette County Etowah @ […]

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    Decatur Police arrest two juveniles related to clown threats, still investigating other threats

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police say they have arrested two people involved in posting “clown threats” to social media. Investigators say they were managing pages called “Decatur Klowns” and “Flow Right.” “With the help of SROs with school and criminal investigations digging on social media, we have been able to identify two of primary accounts that were giving us threats,” says Proncey Robertson with Decatur Police. Last night, the account “Flow Right” continued to make a number of threats toward one […]

  • Work crews are trying to repair a pipeline that has spilled more than 250,000 gallons of gasoline in a rural area near Birmingham. Colonial Pipeline says most of the gas is contained in a retention pond near the city of Helena, and there's no public safety concern. (Photo: Colonial Pipeline, via

    Shelby County gas pipeline repairs nearly complete, expected to restart Wednesday

    HELENA, Ala. – A spokesperson with Colonial Pipeline said Tuesday that Line 1 repairs are nearly complete and the company aims to restart it on Wednesday. Crews have been working since September 9 to fix the leak that dumped roughly 336,000 gallons of gasoline and impacted gas prices throughout the southeast. Colonial Pipeline installed an approximately 500-foot long bypass at the site of the leak. Workers spent Tuesday testing it. Barring complications, the company aims to restart the pipeline on […]

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    Crocs are making their debut on the catwalk

    That’s right, Crocs are on the catwalk. Designer Christopher Kane rolled out the rhinestone-covered Crocs during London Fashion Week. Christopher Kane 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Happy 10th Year Anniversary #londonfashionweek #lfw #tatebritain @christopherkane #christopherkane @kanechristopher82 @tammyckane ❤️ A video posted by Izzet Ers (@izzet_ers) on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:47am PDT Vogue calls them “weirdly, absolutely, ridiculously chic.” The shoes come in different colors and have a “cascade of crystals and stones.” Christopher Kane 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Happy 10th Year Anniversary #londonfashionweek #lfw #tatebritain @christopherkane […]

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    Two men convicted of murders in Huntsville set for parole hearings today

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to hear two Huntsville cases today. One for Jeffrey Franklin, who was convicted of the 1998 murder of his parents and the attempted murder  of three siblings in south Huntsville.  The other is Burman Lee Akers, Jr. He was convicted in the 1996 murder of Robert Hartman. Franklin, 36, was convicted in 2001, at which time he was sentenced to five life sentences. Under Alabama law, an inmate can become […]