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    Gov. Bentley declares State of Emergency in preparation for Thursday’s winter weather

    MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday declared a State of Emergency for Alabama in preparation for winter weather that is expected to move through Alabama. “I have declared a State of Emergency as Alabama expects winter weather to impact our state,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “I have directed all state agencies to take necessary actions to be prepared to respond to potential requests for assistance. I encourage Alabamians to be prepared and monitor the weather conditions.” Check WHNT.com and Valleywx.com for […]

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    Many counties follow Ala. Supreme Court’s ruling to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Many Alabama counties are changing their tune in regards to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  This, following a ruling Tuesday by the Alabama Supreme Court ordering them to stop the procedure. WHNT News 19 is checking with counties in north Alabama.  We’ve learned Madison County has changed course.  It was one of the first to issue licenses to all couples on the first day gay marriage was legal in Alabama.  However, Probate Judge Tommy Ragland […]

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    Two die following wreck on Hwy. 79 in Marshall County

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people died as the result of a wreck Tuesday in Marshall County. It happened about 12:30 p.m. on Highway 79 between Scottsboro and Guntersville, according to the Scottsboro Fire Department. State troopers say Robert Alfred Clark, 86, of Scottsboro was killed when the 2005 Buick he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Clark and a passenger in his vehicle, Joanne Clark, 83, also of Scottsboro, both were pronounced dead at the […]

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    Your photos: Feb. 25 snowfall in the Tennessee Valley

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – We’re adding your photos of the snow to WHNT.com. Please click the ‘Submit Your Photo’ button to add them straight to this gallery — we’ll check for new additions and approve them. NOTE: We are adding pictures as time allows, but we are flooded with them at the moment.  Please bear with us. :) You can also email pictures to photo@whnt.com or Tweet them @whnt. Please use the hashtag #valleywx.

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    An explanation of WHNT’s Closings Policy, and helpful suggestions for businesses

    WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to get you the information you need the most in severe weather. We want to provide this to you and your family in a timely manner. During the heavy snow we saw this week, most of our phone calls and emails were about roads. Another large portion of the phone calls and emails were from companies wanting us to list closings. In the spirit of us relaying information that is most crucial, we have […]

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    What color is this dress? Viral photo divides users

    There’s a fierce debate taking over the Internet — and if you haven’t heard about “the dress,” you probably will soon. Tumblr user swiked uploaded a photo of a dress on Wednesday and asked: “Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree…” The image quickly went viral with some saying the dress is blue and black, while others insist it’s white and gold. But how can this […]

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    School Closings for Thursday, February 26th

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – The following is a list of school delays and early dismissals for Thursday, February 26, 2015.  Check the latest forecast here. Alabama A&M:  Closed Albertville City Schools: Closed Arab City Schools: Closed Athens City Schools: Closed Athens Bible Schools: Closed Athens State University: Closed Bethel Baptist School: Closed Bethelehem Christian Academy: Closed Big Cove Christian Academy: Closed Blount County Schools: Closed Boaz City Schools: Closed Calhoun Community College: Closed Cherokee County: Closed Colbert County Schools: Closed Columbia […]

  • Photo by Greg Harnsworth, taken near UAH in Huntsville

    Live Blog: Many roads slushy and slick due to Wednesday’s heavy snowfall

    Despite the snow ending Wednesday night, problems on area roadways will continue well into Thursday — and potentially longer in some of the higher terrain and areas that saw the highest snow totals. We’ll be updating this live blog on Valleywx.com as the situation unfolds. Keep up with the latest closings and delays on WHNT.com.

  • Disney’s new ‘Frozen Fever’ to debut March 13 before new ‘Cinderella’ film

    Just as your kids were preparing to ‘Let it go’, Disney is back with a new “Frozen” film. The seven-minute short movie is called “Frozen Fever” and it will air before Disney’s “Cinderella” movie that will be in theaters March 13th. This is a short look at the short film’s trailer.

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    Netflix releases full list of titles arriving, leaving in March

    The winter weather is moving in to the Tennessee Valley, but to ease your cabin fever, Netflix has announced it’s new releases for March 2015. Some notables include the Roger Ebert documentary “Life Itself” (available 3/19), comedian Aziz Ansari’s Live at Madison Square Garden performance (available 3/6), the Tina Fey produced series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” starring Ellie Kemper (available 3/6), “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (available 3/11), the complete series of “3rd Rock from the Sun” and “A Different […]

  • Kyle Waring with a bottle of  Boston snow

    Brilliant! Man selling snow from Boston, and people are actually buying it

    MANCHESTER-by-the-SEA, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He’s shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds. Kyle Waring, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, got the idea while shoveling snow earlier this winter and launched ShipSnowYo.com. At first he shipped 16.9-ounce snow-filled bottles for $19.99, but he found the snow melted by the time it arrived at its destination. So he […]

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    WATCH: Car crashes into guard rail, dives off upper deck of Boston highway

    BOSTON — A man hit a guardrail, flew off the highway and shockingly survived. He was driving on the upper deck of Interstate 93 in Boston and crashed all the way to the lower deck, WFXT reported. The driver is facing charges, but his family said it was just an accident. The man’s drivers license has been revoked and he does have several previous driving violations dating back to 1999, according to WFXT. The driver did survive the crash but […]

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