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    3 killed as a result of wildfires, Gatlinburg under curfew

    SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. – Officials confirm three people have been killed in Sevier County, Tennessee because of wildfires. Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller said Tuesday that the three people were killed in separate locations in the fires that started Monday. Miller told reporters he does not know whether there are more victims. Officials say they are not certain when residents will be able to return to evacuated neighborhoods. A curfew was imposed for 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The  devastating wildfires […]

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    Browns Ferry fined $140,000 by regulatory commission, failed to conduct required ‘fire watches’

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley Authority faces $140,000 in fines for violations at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Athens. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the civil penalty is for violations related to fire watches. The NRC says there were numerous occasions in May of 2015 where five of TVA’s contract fire watch workers deliberately  failed to conduct roving fire watch patrols. Those patrols were required by NRC regulations because of equipment that was out of service […]

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    Rain Brings Short-term Relief for Wildland Firefighters but Alabama Not Out of Drought Yet

    Although rainfall amounts varied across the counties of the state last night, it is expected to give only short-term relief to the wildfires burning recently in Alabama. According to Interim State Forester Gary Cole of the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC), there was not enough rain last night to lift the statewide ‘No Burn’ Order. However, additional rain tonight and tomorrow may allow the situation to be re-assessed later this week. “The precipitation we received should temporarily help us with the […]

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    How to program a NOAA weather radio

    The WHNT News 19 meteorologists strongly recommend you get a NOAA weather radio. It costs about $30 and will alert you during a severe weather situation, if programmed correctly.

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    1 killed in wreck on Hwy. 20 in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police confirm one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon.  According to Sgt. Mike Cowart, the crash happened between 12 and 12:30 p.m. near Apple Lane Farms on Alabama 20. Morgan County Central Dispatch received a call of a two vehicle crash with injury on Highway 20 near Bibb Garrett Rd.  Officers with the Decatur Police Traffic Unit, along with Decatur Fire and First Response EMS immediately responded to the scene. When officers arrived […]

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    Gurley preparing for several Christmas events in December

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The town of Gurley has several fun things planned to celebrate The Spirit of Christmas this year. They’ll get started with the Gurley Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10th. The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 7 to 9 a.m. located at 223 Section Line Road, Gurley, Alabama.  At 10:00 a.m. the annual parade will be held in the historic district of Gurley, with floats, bands and marching teams from many […]

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    The voice of CBS Sports, Verne Lundquist is turning off the microphone after the 2016 season

    In the 80 Iron Bowl games that have been played, for the most part the favorite won each time. Numbers never lie, but you know who’s seen some of those upsets live in person? Verne Lundquist.  He’s called countless Iron Bowl games but tonight will be his last. Uncle Verne is hanging up his headset after this season, saying goodbye to the SEC on CBS. WHNT News 19’s Greg Screws caught up with the play-caller that fans either love, or love to […]

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    Headed to Redstone Arsenal? Only 2 gates are open on Friday, Nov. 25

    If you’re working or driving to Redstone Arsenal today, please be aware most gates are closed. Today, Friday, November 25, Gate 8 will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gate 9 is open 24 hours. All other gates are closed, and the Visitor Center is also closed.

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    Wrongful termination lawsuit filed against Gov. Bentley claims relationship with former aide was sexual, Bentley responds

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A lawsuit filed against Governor Robert Bentley by former security chief Wendell Ray Lewis claims Bentley’s relationship with former aide Rebekah Mason went beyond Bentley’s admission of only “saying inappropriate things.” The lawsuit, filed today in Montgomery Circuit Court, names both Bentley and Mason. Lewis, the former detail leader for the governor’s security detail, claims he and the governor had a conversation where the governor admitted to the physical affair. Lewis asked the Governor, “Governor, there’s a lot of […]

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    Fire destroys home in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – An early morning fire off Hwy 110 in the Cash Point community of Ardmore, Tennessee, left a family of three without a home. Though heaters can be a source of warmth, they can also lead to disastrous fires. That is what one Ardmore family is now facing after waking up to a fire in their home early Wednesday morning. Neighbors said the family dog alerted the three adults to the fire around 5:30. They discovered a […]

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    Deputies investigating domestic shooting in Lauderdale County

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala.  – Investigators with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office say they are investigating a domestic shooting. Deputies on the scene say a man in his 20’s was shot in the shoulder. He was flown to the hospital. Deputies did not have any information on his condition. Sgt. Brad Bolton says a stepfather shot a stepson at the home on County Road 200. Authorities say the shooting started with an argument, but they do not have details about the topic. […]

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    The NTSB updates on the investigation into yesterday’s deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The National Transportation Safety Board updates on the investigation into yesterday’s deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga that killed at least five elementary school children. Many people have asked how to help.  You can donate to the Woodmore Fund through this site.   So many have asked how they can help. Here's one way: Donate on the link below. #prayforwoodmore #Chacares https://t.co/SENfBGVMEE pic.twitter.com/Yoh4Z50ziy — Andy Berke (@AndyBerke) November 22, 2016 Here is what we know so far. […]