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  • Holiday Lights: Chatam Avenue, Decatur

    (WHNT) – It’s the holiday season, and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than by looking at Christmas lights. Our Holiday Lights Showcase for December 13 is at 2312 Chatam Avenue SW in Decatur.  What a splash of color around the home and on the shrubs in front! Santa and Frosty stand ready to greet in the yard while sentries invite guests up the walk. You can also find Santa and Rudolf spending time together on the teeter-totter while […]

  • Holiday Lights: Curt Road, New Hope

    (WHNT) – This Holiday Lights Showcase takes us to Curt Road in New Hope.  The family has a growing display of Christmas cheer. The Keels were nominated by someone who drives by their home every year and loves to see what new item they’re adding to their holiday display. They have a little bit of everything from inflatables to animated snowmen and reindeer. Know of some great Christmas lights we should feature? Tell us about it here.  Our Holiday Lights […]

  • Holiday Lights: Mt. Zion Road, Madison

    (WHNT) – A Madison family has a bright reminder about the reason for the season.  As you drive by their house on Mt. Zion Road, you’ll notice a large cross and lights saying ‘Celebrate Jesus.’ The yard is full of lots of other lights that twinkle in the reflection off the pond in the front yard. If you know of a Christmas light display you want to show off, let us know.  Fill out our Holiday Lights Showcase form.

  • Holiday Lights Showcase: Curt Road in New Hope

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Holiday Lights Showcase for Friday, December 12 is at on Curt Road in New Hope. A neighbor nominated this home, saying “I pass by this house every year and they always have a little something more,” There are plenty of inflatables and lights and animated decorations in the yard. Know of a display we should feature?  Tell us about it.  We’ll air different displays nightly on WHNT News 19 at 10:00 through Christmas Eve.


    Man wanted in connection with Madison County shooting now in jail

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)–  The man at the center of a shooting investigation in Madison County is behind bars. Investigators  charged 29-year-old Derance Latroy Benford with  kidnapping, robbery and assault. He is being held in the Madison County Jail on a $100,000 bond. The shooting happened outside a Mapco gas station at the corner of Jeff Road and Capshaw Road. Investigators say Benford fled the scene. Sheriff’s investigator Brian Chaffin says information left on their tip line lead them to Benford. Deputies […]

  • Holiday Lights Showcase: Squirrel Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Holiday Lights Showcase for Wednesday, December 10 is at 112 Squirrel Drive in Huntsville. Leah Kauffman’s yard is decked out with lots of different light up scenes including a beach scene and a ski scene there’s also a barn with animals and a ferris wheel and Eiffel Tower. The Kauffman’s next door neighbor has a nice sense of humor about the display. Know of a display we should feature?  Tell us about it.  We’ll air different […]

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    Congratulations! Jason Simpson & wife Lacey expecting third child

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We’ve caught WHNT News 19 Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson wearing a pink tie or two this week.  If you’re curious, he and his wife Lacey have an exciting announcement! The couple is expecting their third child, a baby girl.  Lacey is due in May. The couple has two children, Walt and Shelby.  Walt is 3 and Shelby is 1.  They also have a pet bulldog, Dixon. The family is very excited about the new one on […]

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    CALL NOW! WHNT hosting Jobs Action Line with Alabama Career Center System

    WHNT News 19 is hosting a Jobs Action Line with the Alabama Career Center System from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Call now toll-free: 1-866-577-0190.

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    Video: What are McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets really made of?

    Are they really made with chicken? Is the whole chicken used? Do they contain pink slime? If you’ve  ever wondered what exactly Chicken McNuggets are made of, McDonald’s has pulled back the curtain to reveal the answer. It’s part of a promotional video series called, “Our food. Your questions.” McDonald’s said in its latest video that one of the biggest questions McDonald’s gets about its food is what goes in to Chicken McNuggets. Watch the video player above for the […]

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    VIDEO: Couple tired of thief taking holiday packages, so they box up dog poop

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Call it stinky revenge.!  A Washington, D.C. couple was tired of someone stealing their holiday packages delivered several times to their front porch, so they planned a smelly surprise. The couple boxed up their two dogs’ feces and left the package on their front porch. They also set up a camera to catch the person in the act. Surveillance footage shows a man taking the package on Friday afternoon. The couple has given the video to police […]

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    Nike reveals new team uniforms for College Football Playoff games

    You’ll have to look closely, but the Crimson Tide uniforms will be different for the College Football Playoff games. Nike unveiled the new uniforms Tuesday. Can you spot the change? Go ahead and take a look at the gallery here, then scroll down to find out what the change is. Alabama’s base-layer shirt, the one under the jersey, will feature an “elephant skin” pattern. Famous mantras, quotes, and team inspirations will make up the pattern. Those include “Be a Champion” […]

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    Hallmark apologizes for Hanukkah wrapping paper that appears to show swastikas

    LOS ANGELES (CNN) – A California woman was shocked to find what she said appeared to be swastikas on Hanukkah wrapping paper. Cheryl Shapiro says she was shopping at Walgreens when she spotted the symbol on the Hallmark holiday paper. Shapiro says she can’t believe the design made it through production and into stores. “I saw it immediately,” said Shapiro.  “I think I have a good eye. I panicked. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing!” Walgreens says it’s working […]


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