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  • Kayla Lynn Hodges (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

    Former Etowah teacher accused of having sexual contact with students through photos, text messages

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – An Anniston woman has been arrested for being sexually involved with high school students, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin. Kayla Lynn Hodges, 31, of Anniston, was arrested Monday.  She is charged with four counts of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19, which is a misdemeanor. Investigators say Hodges sent sexual photos and text messages to four high school students while employed with the Etowah County Board […]

  • Caroline's Cart

    Alabama mom’s invention going nationwide in Target stores to help families with special needs children

    Alabaster mom Drew Ann Long came up with the idea for Caroline’s Cart on a napkin. It’s now found in hundreds of stores and Target is taking it nationwide. “Caroline’s Cart can be a game-changer for families, and we’re excited to offer this for our guests across the country,” Senior Vice President of Store Operations said Juan Galarraga in a statement. The carts can also be found in hundreds of other stores, including Publix, Kroger, Wegmans, ShopRite and more, […]

  • Huntsville firefighters put out flames at this home on Carters Gin Road in Toney. (Photo: Gregg Stone/WHNT News 19)

    Fire destroys home on Carters Gin Road

    TONEY, Ala. – The Huntsville Fire Department responded to a house fire Monday at 403 Carters Gin Road.  Flames destroyed the home, but no one was injured. Four units responded.  Firefighters are still working to get to all of the flames. They are having to tear down some of the exterior part of the home to get to flames inside the attic. WHNT News 19 has a crew on the scene. We are working to get more information right now.

  • during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

    Broncos defeat Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50

    SANTA CLARA, California (CNN) – If this was the final game of Peyton Manning’s 18-year career, he couldn’t have scripted the ending much better. A 2-yard rushing touchdown from running back C.J. Anderson — in addition to a defensive score and three field goals from kicker Brandon McManus — gave the Denver Broncos a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in front of 71,088 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Manning, at 39, is the […]

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    Tenneessee woman indicted for murder in relation to a suspicious death in Lawrenceburg

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Loretto woman in connection to the death of a Lawrenceburg man last year. At the request of 22nd District Attorney General Brent Cooper, TBI Special Agents began investigating the death of Sam Passarella on May 19, 2015, shortly after authorities found the body of the 69-year-old in his Old Florence Road residence. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information which led […]

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    Pedestrian hit on Memorial Parkway Friday evening

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – HEMSI officials say a pedestrian was struck on Memorial Parkway Friday evening. First responders say the man had minor lacerations and was taken to the hospital. His injuries are considered non life-threatening. The wreck happened on the Parkway near Oakwood Avenue.

  • Marshall County Courthouse

    Criminal mischief charges dismissed against 3 Marshall County deputies

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Criminal mischief charges have been dismissed against three Marshall County deputies accused of damaging political campaign signs in 2014. The judge issued an order based on a motion during a status hearing at the Marshall County Courthouse Friday morning. The criminal mischief cases against the deputies and a civilian are dismissed upon payment of court costs. Deputies Chris Bearden, Jeremiah McCormack, and Heath Thomas were not in court Friday. “The result we have was justice was served, […]

  • Cheesy pull-apart sliders

    Yummy Super Bowl dish: Cheesy pull-apart sliders

    Full recipe below. Sliders: 1 pound lean ground beef 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon mustard powder ½ teaspoon smoked paprika 2 cups diced onion (about 1 medium onion) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles, drained 12 slices cheddar cheese 12 dinner rolls Glaze ½ cup (one stick) butter 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon mustard 1 tablespoon sesame seeds Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place […]

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    Former Shoals pastor, secretary accused of using church funds for home repairs, vacations

    FLORENCE, Ala. – A former pastor and church secretary in Florence have been indicted on charges of using church credit cards for personal use. This week, a Lauderdale County grand jury indicted Christopher Barnett and Carolyn Ivy on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card. Florence Police say between 2009 and 2014, Ivy and Barnett paid for home repairs, vacations, and other personal items with Lee Heights Baptist Church funds. According to police, Barnett spent more than $125,000 over the […]

  • Ryan's closed sign

    Several Ryan’s locations closing, some in north Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — WHNT News 19 has confirmed that a handful of Ryan’s restaurants are closing in north Alabama. Employees of Ryan’s on University Drive in Huntsville said they got a phone call from managers Thursday morning saying the restaurant was closing immediately.  Employee Jackie Reed said she was told not to come to work.  Other Huntsville employees confirmed that as well. Glenn Tate, a former cook for the restaurant, got emotional talking about the closure. “I did cry after I […]

  • Atlas V Launch (Courtesy: ULA)

    ULA performs successful launch of Atlas V Rocket

    CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – Everything went as planned with the GPS IIF-12 launch for the United States Air Force. The mission lifted off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on at 7:38 a.m. central from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A post-liftoff eye from the sky #AtlasV #Earth — ULA (@ulalaunch) February 5, 2016 Booster engine cutoff (BECO), stage separation, RL-10 ignition and payload fairing jettison are complete! #AtlasV #GPSIIF12 […]

  • Tornado at Crockett County High School (Image: Michael Maness/YouTube)

    WATCH: Damaging tornado caught on camera

    CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn.– An EF-1 tornado was caught by school security cameras in Alamo, Tennessee Tuesday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service’s damage assessment survey, the tornado formed just before 5 p.m. about three miles southwest of Alamo. The tornado had max winds of 95 miles per hour and was on the ground 2.7 miles and was 100 yards across at its widest point. The video above shows several angles of the tornado as it moved directly over Crockett […]


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