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  • Botanical Illustration Art classes offered to budding artists

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Botanical Garden offers much more than just nature walks and beautiful flowers. It’s also a great place for budding artists to learn new skills. Botanical Illustration Art classes are being offered to the public. Students will learn about tools, papers and the fundamentals of illustration. The lessons will also cover drawing, perspective and tonal values. The classes are recommended for people who don’t believe they can draw and to those with some skills. People are […]

  • Potential agreement reached between Florence City Schools and UNA in property mediation

    FLORENCE, Ala.-A fight over a piece of property in Florence may be close to an end. Florence City Schools interim superintendent Connie Wallace tells WHNT News 19 that the Florence Board of Education and the University of North Alabama have mediated a potential agreement concerning the Florence Middle School campus.  Each of the boards plan to meet as soon as possible to vote on the proposed agreement.  The details will remain confidential until they are approved by both entities’ governing boards. The Florence Board […]

  • TBI: Teacher used role to lure Elizabeth Thomas

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released new information into the disappearance of Elizabeth Thomas, the victim in an ongoing AMBER Alert in Tennessee and Alabama. They have also released more pictures of Elizabeth.   The release reads in-part: “Though the TBI cannot discuss specifics at this time, investigative efforts have revealed a troubling pattern of behavior by Tad Cummins, suggesting the 50-year-old may have been abusing his role as a teacher to groom this vulnerable young girl for some time […]

  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office searching for escaped inmates

      MARION COUNTY, Ala. – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says two inmates escaped from the county jail around 1:30 Friday morning. There is currently an active search for them. Deputies identified the men as Cory Dean, 22, and Zepplin Kennedy, 20. Dean is charged with seven counts of Burglary 3rd, criminal mischief, arson and discharging a firearm into an unoccupied dwelling. Kennedy is charged with 31 counts of possession of pornography and production of pornography with a minor. The […]

  • Student shot, injured near Montgomery high school

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Montgomery police confirm that a student at Robert E. Lee High School was shot and injured Thursday afternoon on school grounds. Police said the female student suffered life-threatening injuries. Montgomery police Capt. Regina Duckett reported that a shot was fired from a vacant lot near the school and a stray round entered school property and struck the student. According to our newspartners at, police have a juvenile suspect is in custody.

  • Huntsville Police identify woman hit, killed on University Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Huntsville Police have identified the woman killed on University Drive as Joanelle Spencer. The 41-year-old was hit by a vehicle Wednesday night. The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. near Boxwood Drive. Investigators say she was trying to walk across University Drive when the incident happened. No charges have been filed against the driver.    

  • NCAA Basketball Tournament to impact WHNT News 19 programming

    Due to CBS Sports coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, WHNT News 19’s programming schedule will be adjusted for Thursday & Friday. You can expect the following changes to our newscasts: No noon newscast There will be an extended version of WHNT News 19 at 5:00 The CBS Evening News will air on WHNT2 WHNT News 19 at 10:00 will go on late, at the conclusion of For those wondering about other CBS Programming impacted by the tournament, don’t worry, […]

  • TBI: Some AMBER Alert tips received, none found credible yet

    MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues its work trying to find a missing 15-year-old girl and the man believed to have taken her. Investigators say they have received approximately 80 leads, but none has produced a credible sighting. Authorities believe Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas may be in the company of 50-year-old Tad Cummins. He’s described as being Caucasian, 6’0″, with brown hair, brown eyes, and weighing 200 lbs. A warrant has been issued for Cummins for Sexual Contact […]

  • Bird flu suspected in 3 north Alabama counties

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Officials with the Alabama Department of Agriculture say they are investigating suspected findings of bird flu in Jackson, Lauderdale and Madison Counties. Commissioner John McMillan made the announcement this morning. State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier issued a “stop movement” order for certain poultry in the state. “The health of poultry is critically important at this time,” said Dr. Frazier. “With three investigations of avian influenza in north Alabama on three separate premises we feel that the stop movement […]

  • Jackson County Board of Education holds meeting after Woodville High School threats

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A former Woodville High School student was taken into custody early this afternoon, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The former student made an “alleged” threat against other students this weekend and was then banned from campus. A little after 11 this morning, parents reportedly saw the student across the street from the school and called law enforcement. The student was detained around 11:40. According to Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, the sheriff’s office will speak […]

  • UPDATE: Missing Colbert County teen located, is safe

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office says a missing teen has been located. They say Desiree McDaniel is safe. Investigators posted pictures of McDaniel around 12:45 a.m. asking for the public’s help finding her.   The new post from the sheriff’s office thanks everyone for their response by sharing the post.

  • Happy National Pi Day!

    Math lovers get excited! It’s National Pi Day, a day celebrated on 3.14 each year which is the first three digits in a number that seemingly has no end. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. says people have calculated pi to more than one trillion digits beyond the decimal point. According to one survey, 1 in 5 Americans have no idea what pi is. But, more than half of Americans plan to […]