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  • C-SPAN honors Fort Payne students for documentary

      FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Four girls at Fort Payne Middle School were honored for two documentaries that were recognized by C-SPAN in a contest Wednesday. One team got second prize and the other received an honorable mention in the contest. Wednesday, they celebrated their achievement in front of classmates, teachers, and family members. More than 22,000 teams from 45 states submitted videos as part of this competition.

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    This weekend: Kansas, Sister Hazel to headline 15th Annual WhistleStop Festival

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The 15th Annual WhistleStop Weekend is coming to downtown Huntsville this weekend, May 1-2.  This year’s headliners are Kansas and Sister Hazel. The event, held at the Historic Huntsville Depot, features great barbecue and music and is a major fundraiser for EarlyWorks Family of Museums. Kansas will perform Saturday night.  The band has spent more than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. They have produced eight […]

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    Alabama Shakes scores first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart

    Alabama Shakes’ new album Sound & Color landed atop the Billboard 200 chart following its first week of sales, Billboard reported. Sound & Color was released on April 21 and is the group’s first number one album. The first full-length album released by the group — Boys & Girls — peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 chart in March 2013. Alabama Shakes is an American rock band and was formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The group was nominated […]

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    Pac-Man, Oregon Trail, Angry Birds among nominees for Video Game Hall of Fame

    ROCHESTER, N. Y. (CBS News)– The Strong museum in Rochester, New York. pays homage to all things play, with its National Toy Hall of Fame, a scholarly journal called the American Journal of Play, a games research library and a collection of more than 55,000 electronic game artifacts and corporate archives. Now, the Strong is ascending to the next level, introducing the World Video Game Hall of Fame. “There is no other video game award and recognition program such as […]

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    American Red Cross ‘Leaders Save Lives’ program offers scholarships to students

    (WHNT) – The American Red Cross is working with students to provide them with leadership and planning skills, along with $14,000 in scolarships. The Leaders Save Lives program is a scholarship opportunity for high school and college students. Through the program, students may become eligible to win a college scholarship and earn a gift card from giftcertificates.com. Students between the ages of 16 and 24 will need to submit a registration form to participate. They will then be contacted by a local American Red […]

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    LGBT supporters hold candlelight vigil at Big Spring Park ahead of Supreme Court hearing Tuesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Groups calling for equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community held a vigil Monday at Big Spring Park.  The event took place across the street from the Madison County Courthouse. This vigil is ahead of Tuesday’s events in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in marriage equality cases. The Supreme Court will not rule on Tuesday. Instead, justices will take the matter under consideration and rule later this year, possibly in June. The Huntsville vigil […]

  • Huntsville-based crew survives dangerous waters in Dauphin Island regatta

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Authorities are still searching for five missing boaters in Mobile Bay.  Several boaters went missing after a patch of severe weather capsized sailboats in a regatta on Saturday afternoon. The severe weather hit more than 100 sailboats were taking part in a Dauphin Island sailing regatta.   The Coast Guard reports as many as 40 people were rescued from the water.   Authorities confirmed two people are dead. Gordon Trowbridge and his crew live in Huntsville.  They […]

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    Cajun Fest Friday night benefits American Red Cross

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Friday night is your chance to enjoy some great cajun cooking. The event also supports the people who rush to help others caught in life traumas. The 2015 Cajun Fest is at Ingall’s Harbor from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Tickets are $25, proceeds go to the American Red Cross.  

  • Martin Jay Creasman (Photo: Alabama Department of Corrections)

    Decatur work release escapee caught, charged with causing deadly wreck in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Birmingham Police say a man who crashed a stolen truck into a vehicle earlier this week, killing two women, is an escapee from Decatur. Martin Jay Creasman, 51, is in custody.  He’s actually been in and out of jail 60 times over the years, most recently walking away from the Decatur Community Work Center on April 8. Police say Creasman crashed a stolen truck into a car on Crestwood Boulevard in Birmingham on Wednesday morning.  Two […]

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    Wreck involving travel trailer blocks Bankhead Parkway

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police say a wreck at Bankhead Parkway NE is blocking Maysville Road. It involves a van and a truck  towing a travel trailer. Officials say one man had minor injuries from the crash. Police on the scene say it will take a while to clean up debris from the travel trailer.  

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    Alabama hospitals say 462 patients seen recently due to “spice,” 2 died

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) - The Alabama Department of Public Health said hospitals in the state have reported a total of 462 patients seen between March 15 and April 20 who have experienced symptoms after smoking or ingesting synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as spice. Of these, 96 patients were hospitalized and 2 deaths have occurred.

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    $5,000 reward offered in case of missing Albertville teen Jason Richards

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There is a $5,000 reward now offered as police continue to look for a 15-year-old boy who disappeared in February. Albertville Police say Jason Richards was reported as a missing person on February 8, 2015.  He is a white male, 5’10” and weighs approximately 150 pounds.  He has blue eyes and dark hair. Albertville Police have reached out for additional help in the case.  They contacted Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall, who asked Alabama Governor […]

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