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  • WHNT News 19's new sports commentary segment, Upon Further Review, features Mark McCarter's unique wit and humor.

    Upon Further Review: Send us your comments

    Have a comment about something you saw on Upon Further Review?  We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email below.

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    How to visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for free this Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday, September 26 is Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Museums across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live ticket. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is participating in the event. You need must preprint your ticket your have it accessible on your mobile device for free admission. Click here to print a ticket. The free admission deal is good for Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. […]

  • Old Madison Pike, now that the project is complete

    HALLELUJAH! Old Madison Pike reopens after two-year project

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Old Madison Pike reopened to traffic on Friday afternoon, one month ahead of schedule. Check out this before and after ‘slide’ to see the big change! There was a ribbon cutting re-opening the road near Cummings Research Park at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, after a walking event for Mayor Battle’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge. The $5.2 million City of Huntsville project includes a four-lane expansion, new bridge, sidewalks, wider lanes to accommodate bicycles and a new greenway […]

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    Man arrested in Sept. 18 murder in Five Points area

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police have arrested a Huntsville man for a deadly shooting a week ago in the Five Points area. Nathaniel Keliche Smith, 23, is charged with murder.  Investigators say Smith shot Joseph Thomas McBride on September 18 in the yard of a home on Polk Drive. There was a second person with Smith, and police are still looking for that suspect.  The two drove away and later abandoned the getaway vehicle in the county. Police say the second […]

  • Barry Whitton enters the courtroom (WHNT News 19)

    Jury finds Barry Whitton guilty of murder

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – After a two-week trial, a Jackson County jury has found Barry Whitton guilty of murder. The jury returned the verdict at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, after deliberating for about two hours. The jury in the Barry Whitton murder trial finds him guilty of his wife's 1997 murder @whnt — Laura Christmas WHNT (@LauraChristmas1) September 24, 2015 Whitton was charged with the murder of his first wife, Michelle, in 1997. Her body was found buried in a shallow grave […]

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    Familiar with Huntsville City Schools’ new Code of Conduct? Here’s your chance to find out more

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Leaders with Huntsville City Schools want to keep parents informed about recent changes within the district. They plan to hold a number of meetings, the first one scheduled for tonight, to provide a presentation on the updated Code of Conduct. The Director of Behavioral Learning will give the presentation. Parents and staff members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 at Huntsville High Monday, September 28 at 6:00 […]

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    See Mark McCarter’s football picks for this week and make your own

    Each week, Mark McCarter will make his picks for upcoming college and NFL games. Here are his picks for September 26-27, 2015.  Make your picks below to see if you come out with bragging rights when it’s all said and done! You’ll need to register with an email address and password. That’s just so you can come back and track your picks.

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    WHNT News 19 to air Alabama/Georgia pre-game special on Oct. 3

    You can watch the game right here on WHNT News 19 with a kickoff time of 2:30 p.m. central time. But before the game, we invite you to join WHNT News 19's Ryan Cody and Chase Horn for a pregame special outside Sanford Stadium. The show starts at 12 p.m.

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    Oakwood Avenue in Huntsville closed because of wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Emergency crews have closed down Oakwood Avenue to clean up after a two-vehicle wreck. It happened near the intersection of Oakwood Ave. and Shady Lane Dr. A truck and a sedan were the two vehicles involved in the wreck. It appears to be a head-on collision. Huntsville Police tell us two were taken to the hospital; one with serious injuries, the other with relatively minor injuries. They expect the road to be closed for some time, so […]

  • "Bleed For Your Team" blood drive

    Annual Albertville/Boaz blood drive is underway – go roll up your sleeve!

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The largest LifeSouth blood drive has begun in Marshall County, as two neighboring cities duke it out for a trophy. The annual “Bleed For Your Team” competition between Albertville and Boaz started Tuesday morning at the Boaz Public Library. Traditionally, the blood drive goes on in the days leading up to the gridiron matchup between Albertville and Boaz High Schools. The winning city of the blood drive will be announced at the game on Friday, where […]

  • Barry Whitton, wearing blue, heads into court with his lawyers

    GUILTY: Extensive Coverage of Barry Whitton’s trial

    Click here to read and watch extensive coverage of Barry Whitton’s murder trial in Jackson County. He is charged with the murder of his first wife, Michelle Whitton, in 1997.  

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    Supermoon lunar eclipse to occur Sunday, September 27

    (NASA)– Coming soon for the first time in more than 30 years: you’ll be able to witness a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse. Late on Sept. 27, 2015, in the U.S. and much of the world, a total lunar eclipse will mask the moon’s larger-than-life face for more than an hour.


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