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    ESPN fires Curt Schilling following anti-transgender social media comments

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Curt Schilling, an ESPN Major League Baseball analyst, has been terminated by ESPN, the network announced on Wednesday night. Schilling’s termination comes after the former pitcher shared an anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page Tuesday. “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated,” the network said in a statement. On Tuesday, Schilling caused a social media backlash when the former Red […]

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    Superintendent responds to news of high school coach arrest in Jackson County

    STEVENSON, Ala. – North Jackson High School Coach Michael Wallace was arrested Tuesday.  The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Wallace has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation. Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said the sheriff’s office received information about two weeks ago and started to investigate the matter. Coach Wallace, 34, was arrested Tuesday in Stevenson and faces multiple charges.  Harnen said those include enticing a child for immoral purposes and school employee having sexual contact with a […]

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    UPDATE: Person accused of shooting 3 people and at law enforcement in Blount County identified

    BROOKSVILLE, Ala. – A chain of events Tuesday morning spanned two counties and left one man dead after a pursuit and a shootout with law enforcement. That man has been identified as Daniel Blackmon, 38, of Guntersville. U.S. 278 in Blount County was shut down for hours while the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and other departments worked to piece together what exactly happened Tuesday morning. The initial call came in around 7:00 a.m. “The Blount County Dispatch received a call […]

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    Royal Family releases beautiful picture featuring four generations

                        Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday tomorrow, April 21. In advance of the celebrations the Royal Mail released this photo featuring four generations of the Royal Family. The picture will appear on a special commemorative Stamp Sheet. According to the Facebook Post in which the photo was released, the Royal Mail celebrates it’s own special birthday this year: its 500th anniversary. The Queen is set to mark the anniversary […]

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    Video: Horses rescued from Texas floodwaters

    HOUSTON, Tex. – Firefighters, deputies and nearly 100 volunteers helped guide horses out of floodwaters in Texas on Monday. “Horses do tend to panic in unknown situations. Sometimes they’ll make bad decisions. But they also tend to follow the herd, so if you can get the more level-headed ones headed in the right direction, then you can get all of them going, hopefully in the right direction.” The owner said she has an evacuation plan which she practices several times […]

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    FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health regulators will team up with minor league baseball teams as part of a new campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. The Food and Drug Administration says its latest effort targets white, rural males who are more likely to use dip, chew and other smokeless tobacco products. More than 31 percent of males in this group, or roughly 629,000 teens, are at-risk for using chewing tobacco, according to the agency. “Not only is […]

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    Madison Fire Chief placed on administrative leave

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Fire Chief Ralph Cobb is expected to meet with Mayor Troy Trulock on Tuesday after being placed on administrative leave. Cobb tells WHNT News 19 it stems from a class he gave to younger firefighters four months ago. Cobb said the class was aimed at improving communication between millennial generation firefighters and their older colleagues. Cobb said Madison officials are trying to determine if he practiced ‘age discrimination’ by not inviting older firefighters to attend the […]

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    Amazing video: Watch NASA’s newly-released UHD video of the Aurora Borealis

    NASA has released this stunning footage of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis recorded from the International Space Station. The five-minute clip features time-lapse shots in ultra-high definition. The Aurora Borealis can be seen from high northern latitudes, hence the nickname “northern lights.” The Aurora Australis is visible in the extreme south like Antartica, Chile and Australia. Both happen when electrically charged sub-atomic particles in in Earth’s magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere. According to the […]

  • Stolen property found at home on McCormick Drive

    Madison County deputies raid home on McCormick Drive

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Madison County deputies say they found drugs and stolen property during a raid at a home on McCormick Drive. Authorities tell us the believe the property found at the house was the result of a theft ring affecting storage sheds throughout the area that had been ongoing for several months. This home is believed to be a place to store the items that were taken, and narcotics. Deputies say they believe many of the people whose […]

  • Roof collapse in Birmingham where two girls were trapped (Image: AL.com)

    2 girls rescued after roof collapses on them in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two young girls have been rescued after a roof collapsed while they were visiting their grandparents in Birmingham. Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards tells media outlets that the 5-year-old and 8-year-old girls are expected to recover, despite having suffered serious injuries upon being trapped among the rubble on Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Brady Johnson says first responders rescued the girls within about 10 minutes by removing the debris, brick by brick. According to AL.com, Officer Russell […]

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    Huntsville City Council votes down rate increase for Huntsville Utilities

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville City Council members voted down the first of two proposed rate increases for Huntsville Utilities customers. The first rate hike that would have been a $2.50 increase beginning May 1 failed with a 3-2 vote. First rate hike fails 3-2. @whnt — Kristen Conner WHNT (@KConnerWHNT) April 15, 2016 Council members then discussed the second phase of the rate increase but determined it did not make sense to vote after defeating the first phase. Huntsville Utilities […]

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    Prisoner at Limestone Correctional Facility stabbed by fellow inmate, incident under investigation

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Department of Corrections is investigating  a stabbing inside Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest. It happened around 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. Bob Horton, with the Department of Corrections, says an inmate was stabbed during a fight with another inmate. He says officers responded quickly and detained both inmates. The stabbing victim was taken to an off-site medical facility for treatment. He was treated and released back to the Alabama Department of Corrections. Horton says the names of […]

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