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  • Check out ‘Friday Night Live’ every Friday in September

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There are new events to check out downtown — including Friday Night Live, a weekly offering in September. Every Friday this month, from 7 to 10 p.m. come out to Northside Square and enjoy a free block party! The road will be closed for a DJ and themed lighting for everyone to enjoy.  There will also be sidewalk games.  Things kick off this Friday, September 5. Also this Friday night, check out the Grotto Lights Premiere […]

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    Joan Rivers dead at 81

    Entertainment legend, comedian and red-carpet spitfire Joan Rivers has died at 81 after several days on life support at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, according to her daughter. Rivers was rushed to Mt. Sinai from a Manhattan doctor’s office Aug. 28 when she suffered complications during an outpatient throat surgery. The “Fashion Police” star had stopped breathing during the procedure, according to the New York Fire Department. Born Joan Alexandra Molinksy in 1933, the Brooklyn native graduated from Barnard College […]

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    NO ketchup for you! Restaurant issues strict rule

    Ketchup is one of America’s favorite condiments, but in one restaurant don’t even dare request it. According to Yahoo, ‘Mad Fresh Bistro’ in Fort Myers, Florida refuses to serve ketchup to anyone older than 10. The following statement is on the restaurant’s website, Madfreshbistro.com: “We know, we know. People love their ketsup. But honestly, be ready. If you’re over 10 years old, ketsup will NOT be provided. Similarly, salt won’t be making an appearance next to your meal, either. We simply […]

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  • CUTE: Baby gives expecting parents ‘thumbs up’ on ultrasound

    This baby seems to be doing a-okay in the womb.  Soon-to-be parents in Pennsylvania apparently got a thumbs up from their unborn child! Check out the ultrasound — you can see the baby’s tiny fingers folded and what looks like a thumb sticking up. The parents said they are expecting twins, but don’t know the sex of the babies yet. Dad-to-be, Brandon Hopkins, posted the picture to Reddit last week. The babies are due to arrive in January.

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    WHNT President, General Manager named to Alabama Commission on Higher Education

    Stan R. Pylant, president and general manager of WHNT-TV in Huntsville, has been appointed by Governor Robert Bentley to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). He will serve as an at-large board member and will be subject to confirmation by the 2015 Alabama Senate. Pylant has worked at WHNT-TV for 29 years, starting as an account executive in 1985. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Athens State University and was named the 2008 Outstanding […]

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    Woman dies after being found behind Sparkman Drive business

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are trying to learn more about a woman who died after being found behind a local business Tuesday. Someone found the woman behind a store at 1214 Sparkman Drive.  Paramedics responded, and were unable to revive the woman.  She was pronounced dead at Crestwood Medical Center just before 7:30 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.  Police have not released the woman’s name yet.  If you have any information on this case, please call (256) 722-7100.

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    Groom turns cancelled wedding into huge charity event

    A Pennsylvania man’s wedding was called off, but he decided not to cancel the party.  He had already paid for it!  Phil Laboon decided to take the lemons he was dealt and turned them into LemonAID, a charity fundraiser. Laboon’s event raised thousands in donations for Surgicorps International, a nonprofit that provides free surgical and medical care for people in developing countries, KTLA reports.  The total amount raised is still being tallied. We’re thinking Phil won’t be single for too […]

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    Woman shot outside daycare in Memphis, husband in standoff with police

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – A woman was shot and killed outside a daycare in Memphis on Tuesday morning. Her husband is the suspect, and he is now in a standoff with police in a home, WREG.com reports. It happened outside the University of Little Scholars on East Raines Road, where she worked.  She was shot around 8:20 a.m. in the parking lot.

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    Kraft recalls 7,691 cases Of American cheese singles

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of 7,691 cases of single-slice American cheese that the company said could cause illness. USA Today reported that a recall has been issued for select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient at the correct temperature, according to Kraft. Some of the cheese could have spoiled and may cause illness. The cheese was distributed across the country. The recall is […]

  • In 1982 Norman Guthrie attempted to pay his alimony payments in pennies and was sent to jail. (Photo from the WHNT archives.)

    1982: Paying alimony in pennies gets Morgan County man sent to jail for six days

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT)-  Back in 1982 WHNT News 19 did a story about a Morgan County man who decided to pay his alimony in pennies.   A Morgan County judge said Norman Guthrie was making a mockery of the court and sentenced him to six days in the county jail. The story above originally aired on February 24, 1982. Guthrie likely could have appealed the judge’s sentence to a higher court and won.   That’s because United States Code says […]


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