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    Etowah County man arrested in connection to hunting incident, another man shot in both legs

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – A Hokes Bluff man is charged with first-degree assault in connection to a recent hunting incident.  It involved another man being shot in both legs. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office said Mark Shaw Hunt, 44, shot Dr. Christopher Clark of Gadsden in both legs while hunting in a field off of Norton Lane in the Ball Play community. Hunt was aware that Dr. Clark was also in the field, investigators said. The incident happened Saturday, December […]

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    Decatur hunter dies after falling from tree stand in Lee County

    LEE COUNTY, Ala. – A man from Decatur died after falling from his tree stand in Salem Sunday, according to the Opelika-Auburn News. John E. Hopper, 54, was found unresponsive at the intersection of Lee Road 144 and Lee Road 140 at around 10:05 a.m. Sunday. Authorities said they believe Hopper fell from his tree stand, approximately 25 feet in the air. Hopper was found by his hunting partner, who went to check on him when he didn’t respond to text messages, according to the report. […]

  • Holiday Lights Showcase: Woodmont Avenue, Huntsville

    (WHNT) – Our Holiday Lights Showcase for December 15 is on Woodmont Avenue in Huntsville. Fred and Angela Holland say they’ve been adding to this display for 27 years.  The tradition started when their daughters was just 4 years old with one strand of lights on a small tree in the front yard.  You can see it’s grown to many more lights and lawn ornaments. We love showing off great displays across the Tennessee Valley.  If you have one we […]

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    Huntsville church transforms 6-year-old boy’s room into Avengers dream scene

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There is something about helping others that warms the heart.  Here in the Rocket City, a local church gave an extreme room makeover to a child who is terminally ill. Aiden Strickland is 7 years old, and loves superheroes just like many children.  He wanted an Avengers and Spiderman room.  So, the Refuge Church in Huntsville got to work.  They spent two days making over Aiden’s new room. Church members applied new paint and put up a […]

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    Huntsville WWII veteran receives replacement medals after they were stolen from him

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Charles Boynton was one of the soldiers who landed in Normandy during World War II.  He says it took only 14 hours for many of his comrades to lose their lives. Boynton did earn medals for his service.  But sadly, they were stolen from him.  His daughter applied to have the medals replaced but they were concerned they would not get to him in time. Boynton now receives care from Gentiva Hospice.  Recently, Gentiva and Still […]

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    Today: HU crews to do more repairs on water main on California Street

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities crews will work to repair a water main on California Street between Governors Drive and Whitesburg Drive starting Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Crews will close the inside southbound lane, leaving one lane open for southbound traffic. Please avoid driving this way if you can, or be prepared for delays. There’s no word on how long the work will take. Huntsville Utilities says it appreciates the community’s patience and cooperation with its crews while they make […]

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    Alabama tribe ‘evaluating’ decision that could allow pot sales on reservations

    According to our news partners at AL.com, officials with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians said they are evaluating the Justice Department decision that cleared the way for the potentially lucrative business of marijuana cultivation and sales on tribal lands. “We just found out about the ruling,” said Robert McGhee, Government Relations Director for the Poarch Creek. “We have not yet had an opportunity to investigate all the implications.” The Poarch Creek is one of 566 federally recognized tribes around […]

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    FreightCar America Hosting Job Fair to Fill 150-200 Positions at Barton Facility

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. - FreightCar America announced Monday it will host a job fair to fill between 150 and 200 production team positions at the mile-long railcar plant in Barton, Alabama. The job fair will be held at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center on Tuesday, January 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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    All Nations Mission Church helps Huntsville’s homeless

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A charity event over the weekend served hundreds of Huntsville’s homeless and needy. The annual event at All Nations Mission Church offered hot meals, blankets, clothes, necessities and toys for all in need. WHNT initially reported the event was sponsored by Omega Psi Phi fraternity.  That was incorrect.  It was sponsored by All Nations Mission Church.

  • Holiday Lights: Manhattan Drive, Huntsville

    (WHNT) - Our Holiday Lights Showcase for December 14 looks like Santa's zoo. There are a lot of animals in this display!

  • Holiday Lights: Chatam Avenue, Decatur

    (WHNT) – It’s the holiday season, and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than by looking at Christmas lights. Our Holiday Lights Showcase for December 13 is at 2312 Chatam Avenue SW in Decatur.  What a splash of color around the home and on the shrubs in front! Santa and Frosty stand ready to greet in the yard while sentries invite guests up the walk. You can also find Santa and Rudolf spending time together on the teeter-totter while […]

  • Holiday Lights: Curt Road, New Hope

    (WHNT) – This Holiday Lights Showcase takes us to Curt Road in New Hope.  The family has a growing display of Christmas cheer. The Keels were nominated by someone who drives by their home every year and loves to see what new item they’re adding to their holiday display. They have a little bit of everything from inflatables to animated snowmen and reindeer. Know of some great Christmas lights we should feature? Tell us about it here.  Our Holiday Lights […]


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