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    Jury finds woman charged in deadly hit-and-run guilty of manslaughter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A jury has found Latonya Haley, 33, guilty of manslaughter in the death of an 8-year-old child. Haley was accused in a hit-and-run crash that happened in 2014. Weixi Zang died and his two sisters were critically injured in the wreck. Haley’s trial began Monday with jury selection. The jury began deliberating the case around 4:00 Wednesday afternoon. Huntsville Police say the three children were walking home along U.S. Highway 72 with two adult relatives from their family’s […]

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    CBS News: Legendary 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer has died

    CBS News says Morley Safer has died. The 84-year-old 60 Minutes correspondent had just retired last week after more than 50 years at CBS. We are sad to report that legendary @60Minutes correspondent Morley Safer has died at 84: https://t.co/n2MbgKIKgf https://t.co/0jnW83YnwS — CBS News (@CBSNews) May 19, 2016 Safer’s coworkers have taken to social media with the news: Morley Safer has died. A masterful storyteller, inspiration to many of us and a wonderful friend. — Jeff Fager (@JeffFager) May 19, […]

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    Inaugural North Precinct Block Party to be held Saturday, May 21

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police Department in partnership with the North Huntsville Community Watch Associations and Alabama A&M University are hosting the Inaugural North Precinct Block Party Saturday, May 21. The theme of the event is “Building Bridges.” It will be held on the grounds of Alabama A&M University next to the North Precinct building. North Precinct Captain Jeffery B. Rice Sr. is hosting the event. There will be free food, performances, martial arts demonstrations, and other events. Parking is available […]

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    Alabama football players Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones arrested in Louisiana

    MONROE, La. – Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Lawrence “Hootie” Jones have been booked into the Ouachita Parish Jail. Both charged with possession of narcotics in their hometown of West Monroe. Robinson was is also facing a felony charge of being in possession of a stolen firearm. He’s being held on a $750 bond. There is no bond information listed for Jones. According to our news partners at AL.com, the arrest happened early Tuesday morning in a parking lot of an […]

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    Police: Marshall Co. man comes home to find person stealing, shoots him in the foot

    ARAB, Ala. — Police say a man caught stealing from a home is facing charges and recovering from a gunshot wound after the homeowner shot him in the foot. Arab Police say the incident happened at a home on Ruth Road. “The victim advised us that he received a call that someone was breaking into his residence,” Assistant Chief Shane Washburn says, “When he arrived at the residence, he found two male subjects there. One of the subjects had some […]

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    WHNT News 19 works to solve runaround to get Vietnam veteran’s grave marker installed

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The widow of a Vietnam veteran wrote us recently asking for help in getting her husband’s tombstone placed. It’s been almost a year since Sgt. James Stricklin died, and the only thing marking his grave was a stick holding a small American flag, and some artificial flowers on the ground. WHNT News 19 wasted no time in Taking Action and Getting Results. Stricklin laid in an unmarked grave at Burningtree Memorial Gardens for almost a year. […]

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    Gov. Bentley announces $15 million for Pre-K grants; large chunk coming to north Alabama

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced over 150 new grants that will provide more than 2,700 additional Alabama four-year-olds with access to high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten. “Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is a proven program that prepares students for success,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “Only 20 percent of Alabama’s four-year-olds are currently enrolled in the First Class program. Along with the support of legislative funding, we will continue to expand access to this program until every Alabama parent who wants their child […]

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    Want a sewing machine or weight training equipment? Huntsville City Schools is getting rid of items in online auction

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Schools is auctioning off a few dozen items online. Items such as sewing machines, weight training equipment, desks, tables, chairs and lockers are all considered dormant assets. The online auction on GovDeals.com runs through Sunday, May 22. The school system explains the auction is part of the Property and Asset Management Program. The district says it is important to liquidate supplemental property in a responsible and timely manner when it becomes dormant or it reaches the […]

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    2 men end up stabbed, shot after domestic incident in Fort Payne

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said two men ended up hospitalized after a violent incident on Saturday, May 14.  Deputies were called to a possible stabbing and shooting at a home on County Road 51 in Fort Payne. Matthew Lucas, 33, of Gadsden had been stabbed.  He was taken to DeKalb Regional Medical Center by the DeKalb Ambulance Service, and then flown to Erlanger Hospital. Collinsville Police later found Horace Whittaker, 40, in their town.  He is […]

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    NEW DETAILS: Madison County prosecutor moved to ‘support role’ following DUI charge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Paul Barnett, an Assistant District Attorney for Madison County, will be moved to a support role for the time being following his arrest on a DUI charge this weekend. Barnett has worked for the Madison County District Attorney’s office since 2001 and prosecuted thousands of cases.  Monday, his boss said Barnett made a mistake. “He’s a good man,” said District Attorney Rob Broussard.  “He’s a good lawyer. Because he made a horrible decision to get behind the wheel […]

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    North Alabama school systems, state leaders react to federal guidelines on transgender students & bathroom access

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – Friday, the White House made an announcement that has many schools and families talking.  It issued a letter directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. The announcement comes amid heated debate about this issue, which currently includes a legal standoff between the federal government and North Carolina over its controversial House Bill 2.  This new move essentially takes the issue nationwide. A joint letter from the Departments of Education and […]

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    Marijuana grow operation found in Franklin County, suspected grower arrested

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a man they believe to have been operating a large marijuana grow operation. Investigators were called to a home on Highway 20 in the Spruce Pine community because of a strong smell of marijuana. Deputies went to the area and observed the smell themselves, leading them to call the Drug Unit. The man located at the address, identified as Manuel De Jesus Diaz Alvarez, cooperated and took […]

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