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  • The body of Hiawayi Robinson was found on Thursday, one day after she was reported missing. (Photo: WKRG)

    UPDATE: State Sen. calls for Governor’s apology for comment made about 8-year-old Prichard girl’s death

    PRICHARD, Ala. (WHNT) – State Senator Vivian Davis Figures demanded an apology from Governor Robert Bentley for a comment he made Thursday when asked about the death of 8-year-old Hiawayi Robinson. Eventually, she learned the Governor’s words were edited, and the whole truth was not released. This, on the same day Bentley’s office put forth a $5,000 reward for an arrest and conviction in the case. Robinson’s body was found Thursday in Prichard, near a site teams were searching.  Her […]

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    WHNT to air Alabama/Florida pre-game special today

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) - The Crimson Tide is preparing for, arguably, its biggest test of the season so far. The Florida Gators are coming to town on Saturday, September 20.

  • 'Celebrity Name Game' with Craig Ferguson debuts Monday, Sept. 22 at 9:30pm on WHNT2.

    ‘Celebrity Name Game’ with Craig Ferguson airs weeknights at 9:30 on WHNT2

    Craig Ferguson is the host of Celebrity Name Game, a new syndicated game show debuting Monday, September 22 on WHNT2! It will air weeknights at 9:30 p.m. immediately after our 9pm news on WHNT2. This hilarious game show, hosted by Emmy-nominated funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, will put celebrities on the spot as they compete to identify famous names – actors, singers, athletes, pop culture figures, politicians, even cartoon characters – based on […]

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    SC father accused of killing his children feared they would ‘chop him up, feed to dogs’

    LEXINGTON, S.C. — A South Carolina father who authorities say killed his five children believed the kids “were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs,” according to an arrest warrant released Wednesday. The warrant was obtained by WLTX. Investigators say Timothy Jones Jr., killed his five children, stuffed them in plastic bags and drove around with their bodies in his car for several days. The children were last seen on Aug. 28, when Jones picked them […]

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    Miranda Lambert and girl with cancer connect at concert

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas– Country music singer Miranda Lambert and a young fan with cancer connected in a way neither are likely to forget anytime soon. Lambert was performing in Corpus Christie, Texas when she was overcome with emotion and could sing no more. In the audience was 7-year-old Brooke Hester who has been battling neuroblastoma, a cancer that grows in nerve tissue, for several years. While singing the song “Over You,” which She co-wrote with husband Blake Shelton about his […]

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    Two die in early morning wreck in Fort Payne

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two young men died in a wreck early Wednesday morning in Fort Payne. It happened about 12:10 a.m.  Someone called 911 to report a vehicle being overturned on 8th Street Northeast.  Apparently, the truck veered off into the road and went into a ditch, catching on fire. Emergency teams rushed to the scene to find the truck engulfed in flames.  Two men were inside the vehicle.  Fort Payne Police pulled them out as quickly as possible. […]

  • Fort Payne wins Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week for Sept. 19

    Congratulations to Fort Payne for winning the WHNT News 19/Jack's Pep Rally of the Week! We had a great time with the Wildcats on Sept. 19.

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    Woman notifies authorities of “dead tiger” on the side of the road

    BRYANT, Ark. — An Arkansas woman called authorities last week to report a dead tiger on the side of the road. According to the Bryant Police Department’s Facebook page, a woman called police and said she stopped to take pictures of the animal but was “scared to approach it.” The police department sent an officer to investigate the report. When the officer arrived at the scene, they discovered the “dead tiger” was just a stuffed fake tiger. “Ofc. VanVeelen located […]

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    Butler High student brings gun, knife to school

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville City Schools spokesperson said security workers found a knife and gun in a student’s possession Monday at Butler High School. Additional search procedures were implemented, and no other prohibited items were found.  The male student was charged with two Class III violations of the Huntsville City Schools Student Code of Conduct. School personnel said the student didn’t try to use the weapons on anyone. The student will be suspended, pending an expulsion hearing and […]

  • Kevin Lavon Armstead (Photo: Florence Police)

    UPDATE: Florence Police have credit union robbery suspect in custody

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have a suspect in custody in connection to the robbery at Alabama Central Credit Union on Monday. Kevin Lavon Armstead, 22, has been arrested in connection to the robbery of Alabama Central Credit Union and the theft of an automobile from Cherry Hill Homes on Monday. The robbery happened Monday around 11:30 a.m. at the credit union location at Rickwood Road and Bruin Drive.  Florence High School and Freshman Center were placed on precautionary lockdown while police looked for the […]

  • The FBI is looking into a hoax phone call made to the syndicated Rick and Bubba Show claiming terrorists had been arrested in Marshall County.  (Image from the Rick and Bubba website.)

    FBI to investigate caller to Rick and Bubba Show who falsely claimed terrorists arrested in Marshall County

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  The FBI will look into a call to the Rick and Bubba Show who claimed terrorists with the ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, were arrested in Marshall County. According to Albertville Police, the caller claimed the terrorists were arrested in the Marshall County town of Douglas and had a layout of Albertville High School when they were found.   Police say this is a completely fabricated story. “This is NOT TRUE!,” Alberville Police […]


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