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    Homes damaged along Maysville Road, Ryland Pike in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Emergency Management Agency set up a staging area Tuesday night at Madison County High School for anyone who needed shelter. Many in the area lost power, and also had damage to their homes.  The National Weather Service said preliminary surveys show an EF-2 tornado hit the area. If you have storm damage, you can report it to the EMA at the school. People in the Maysville, Central, Ryland areas can go to Madison County […]

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    4th person dies in East Tennessee wildfires, TBI establishes hotline for missing person reports

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. – A Tennessee mayor is confirming another fatality in the wildfires that swept through the Great Smoky Mountains, raising the death toll to four. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters also said Wednesday that nearly four dozen people had been injured in the fires. The wildfires destroyed more than 150 buildings. Heavy rain fell early Wednesday, which is helping put out some of the wildfires, but officials say more than 200 firefighters are still out battling flames and hotspots. Tennessee […]

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    Tennessee Valley School delays for Wednesday November 30

    Due to storm damage in the area, several Tennessee Valley schools will open Wednesday morning on a delay. This is a working list that we will update as new information comes in. Colbert County Colbert County Schools – delayed till 10:00 a.m. due to trees down Cullman County Cullman City Schools – 2-hour delay Cullman County Schools – 2-hour delay Wallace State Community College – Delayed until 10:00 a.m. DeKalb County DeKalb County Schools – 3-hour delay Ider School – closed Northeast Alabama […]

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    Man dies after being hit by train near Jordan & Shields Roads

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A man died after being hit by a train on Tuesday morning near Jordan and Shields Roads, off Highway 72 East. Police were called to the railroad tracks just after 9 a.m. Police are not releasing the name of the man who died.

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    3 killed as a result of wildfires, Gatlinburg under curfew

    SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. – Officials confirm three people have been killed in Sevier County, Tennessee because of wildfires. Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller said Tuesday that the three people were killed in separate locations in the fires that started Monday. Miller told reporters he does not know whether there are more victims. Officials say they are not certain when residents will be able to return to evacuated neighborhoods. A curfew was imposed for 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The  devastating wildfires […]

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    Browns Ferry fined $140,000 by regulatory commission, failed to conduct required ‘fire watches’

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority faces $140,000 in fines for violations at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Athens. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the civil penalty is for violations related to fire watches. The NRC says there were numerous occasions in May of 2015 where five of TVA’s contract fire watch workers deliberately  failed to conduct roving fire watch patrols. Those patrols were required by NRC regulations because of equipment that was out of service […]

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    Rain Brings Short-term Relief for Wildland Firefighters but Alabama Not Out of Drought Yet

    Although rainfall amounts varied across the counties of the state last night, it is expected to give only short-term relief to the wildfires burning recently in Alabama. According to Interim State Forester Gary Cole of the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC), there was not enough rain last night to lift the statewide ‘No Burn’ Order. However, additional rain tonight and tomorrow may allow the situation to be re-assessed later this week. “The precipitation we received should temporarily help us with the […]

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    How to program a NOAA weather radio

    The WHNT News 19 meteorologists strongly recommend you get a NOAA weather radio. It costs about $30 and will alert you during a severe weather situation, if programmed correctly.

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    1 killed in wreck on Hwy. 20 in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police confirm one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon.  According to Sgt. Mike Cowart, the crash happened between 12 and 12:30 p.m. near Apple Lane Farms on Alabama 20. Morgan County Central Dispatch received a call of a two vehicle crash with injury on Highway 20 near Bibb Garrett Rd.  Officers with the Decatur Police Traffic Unit, along with Decatur Fire and First Response EMS immediately responded to the scene. When officers arrived […]

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    Gurley preparing for several Christmas events in December

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The town of Gurley has several fun things planned to celebrate The Spirit of Christmas this year. They’ll get started with the Gurley Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10th. The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 7 to 9 a.m. located at 223 Section Line Road, Gurley, Alabama.  At 10:00 a.m. the annual parade will be held in the historic district of Gurley, with floats, bands and marching teams from many […]

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    The voice of CBS Sports, Verne Lundquist is turning off the microphone after the 2016 season

    In the 80 Iron Bowl games that have been played, for the most part the favorite won each time. Numbers never lie, but you know who’s seen some of those upsets live in person? Verne Lundquist.  He’s called countless Iron Bowl games but tonight will be his last. Uncle Verne is hanging up his headset after this season, saying goodbye to the SEC on CBS. WHNT News 19’s Greg Screws caught up with the play-caller that fans either love, or love to […]

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    Headed to Redstone Arsenal? Only 2 gates are open on Friday, Nov. 25

    If you’re working or driving to Redstone Arsenal today, please be aware most gates are closed. Today, Friday, November 25, Gate 8 will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gate 9 is open 24 hours. All other gates are closed, and the Visitor Center is also closed.