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  • Photo of the fire Tuesday night at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar in Destin, FL

    Popular seafood restaurant in Destin plans to reopen soon despite big fire in roof

    DESTIN, Fla. – A popular seafood restaurant is working on plans to reopen soon following a huge fire on Tuesday night.  Flames could be seen from a distance coming from the roof of AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar in Destin. No one was hurt, fortunately.  The restaurant’s owners say the fire looks worse than it was because of the thatch roof. AJ’s plans to reopen the downstairs area as soon as inspections are finished.

  • Hamilton shooting investigation (Photo: ABC 33/40)

    Two killed in offices near Marion County Courthouse in Hamilton, shooter in custody

    HAMILTON, Ala. — Two people were killed in shootings in the town of Hamilton on Wednesday morning, including one person at an attorney’s office and another at an accounting office, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Hamilton Mayor Wade Williams said the suspect was shot by law enforcement and taken to a hospital. The Marion County Courthouse and other nearby buildings were on lockdown, as well as schools, while authorities searched for the shooter. Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling said Marion County […]

  • School Closings & Delays

    School closings and delays – Wednesday, February 10

    A winter weather advisory will be in effect until midnight Wednesday. The potential for conditions such as patchy ice and very cold temperatures prompted some schools to change schedules for Wednesday, February 10. Here are the latest schedule changes: DeKalb County Schools – 3 hour delay Fayetteville City Schools (TN) – Closed Franklin County Schools (TN) – Closed Giles County Schools (TN) – Closed Guntersville City Schools – 2 hour delay UPDATE: Jackson County Schools – Closed, basketball games scheduled […]

  • Sparkman fans cheer on Erik Daneri (Photo: Ryan Cody/WHNT News 19)

    WEDNESDAY: Sparkman player inspires teammates, fans as he finally gets in the game

    Start your day inspired!  Wednesday on WHNT News 19 This Morning, watch our story about a young man who refused to let autism get in the way of his hoop dreams. “We need him like we need everybody else in our program,” said Sparkman High School basketball coach Jamie Coggins. Erik Daneri has autism, and the game just moves a little too fast for him to play.  He loves the game though, and has ever since he was a child. […]

  • School Closings & Delays

    School closings and early dismissals – Tuesday, February 9

    Due to possible winter weather, school districts across the Tennessee Valley are keeping a close eye on developing conditions. Here are the latest decisions on schedule changes: Albertville City Schools – Closing at Noon Arab City Schools – Closing at 11:30 a.m. Bethel Baptist School – Closing at 1:30 p.m. Boaz City Schools – Closing at Noon Cherokee County schools – Closing at 11:30 a.m. Cullman City Schools – Closing at 1:30 p.m. Cullman County – Closing at Noon Decatur […]

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    Case of Zika virus reported in eastern Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health announced they have received confirmation one person has tested positive for the Zika virus. According to the Department, the person had just recently traveled to South America before returning home to East Tennessee, WREG reports. “We have been expecting an imported case of Zika virus disease and we believe more infections are likely as people travel to and from areas where the disease is currently being transmitted,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, […]

  • Business Closings

    Business closings & delays for Tuesday, February 9

    Due to possible winter weather, business owners, and city and county leaders across the Tennessee Valley are keeping a close eye on developing conditions. Here are the latest decisions on schedule changes: Decatur Municipal Court Docket – Canceled DeKalb County governmental offices and DeKalb County Courthouse are all closed Fyffe Municipal Court has been cancelled & town hall is closed Huntsville Botanical Garden – Closing at 3:30 p.m. Jackson County Courthouse – Closed Lincoln County, TN Courthouse – Closed Keep up with […]

  • A truck pulling a trailer skidded on the slick roads Tuesday morning on I-565 near Greenbrier Road. (Photo: David Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    Several wrecks happen during Tuesday morning’s drive due to ice & snow

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – Tuesday morning’s snow caused many slick spots across our area, and a number of wrecks happened on busy roads. Before 8 a.m. an overturned truck and trailer on I-565 near Greenbrier Road caused backups for eastbound drivers headed from Decatur to Huntsville.  In the westbound lanes, a truck went off to the ditch. Alabama State Troopers also worked a four-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 231 over Brindlee Mountain.  The area has since reopened. Roads are clearing of snow […]

  • Photo of tractor truck reported stolen from Scottsboro gas station

    Police searching for leads in case of stolen tractor truck

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – The Scottsboro Police Department says it’s searching for who may have stolen a tractor truck from a gas station. Authorities say the theft happened on February 2. Investigators believe someone broke a window to gain access to the 2000 Peterbilt tractor truck because of glass left at the scene. The victim is offering a reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the thief or thieves. Identifying marks on the […]

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    U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Nexus Energy cut ribbon on new partnership

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A new partnership will bring energy efficiency to the forefront of a top attraction. Leaders from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Nexus Energy held a ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate their new relationship.   Nexus and its tiny green home are now permanent fixtures at the center. Nexus plans to bring more awareness to energy, what creates it, and how it all ties in with the Space and Rocket Center’s mission. “We’re here to grow their […]

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    Jackson County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying woman in surveillance photo

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office posted a surveillance photo of a woman they say is wanted in reference to a forged check investigation. Authorities say they need help identifying her. The sheriff’s office believes the woman in the photo cashed a bad check at a business in Pisgah. If you can help investigators, contact Lt. Shannon Brewster (256) 574-2610.

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    Hugh Jackman announces cancer diagnosis on social media

    An example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen. Basal cell. Mildest form of cancer. USE SUNSCREEN PLEASE !! pic.twitter.com/phQsRS5QiI — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 8, 2016 On Monday, actor Hugh Jackman tweeted a picture announcing his cancer diagnosis. Jackman says his basal cell carcinoma is the mildest form of cancer. Jackman’s tweet included a plea for people to use sunscreen. The actor says his cancer is an example of what happens when you do not use it.

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