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    Jury finds Desmonte Leonard guilty of capital murder in 2012 Auburn shooting

    LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Tuesday afternoon a jury found accused Auburn shooter Desmonte Leonard guilty of capital murder. The jury also found him guilty of attempted murder and assault.  Leonard could now face the death penalty. The 24-year-old was accused of shooting six people at an apartment complex in Auburn in June 2012. Three died. He was charged with three counts of capital murder and two counts of assault. Authorities said the shooting stemmed from a fight over a girl. […]

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    Auburn moves to number 2 in new AP Poll, Tigers’ game with Miss. State to air on WHNT News 19

    AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – After a weekend of college football that saw many top ranked teams lose, the Auburn Tigers have slipped into the number 2 spot in the latest Associated Press Poll.   Auburn is ranked behind Florida State. Auburn, the only other team in the top six to win, moved up three spots to No. 2 and received 23 first-place votes. Then comes Ole Miss and Mississippi State, in the top five together for the first time after the […]

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    Interactive map shows how the country roots for college football

    A new interactive project by the New York Times offers a unique perspective on college football fans.  It’s a new map that where fan support for one team begins and another ends. The map was created using estimates of team support based on each team’s share of Facebook “likes” in a ZIP code.  Read more here. A few things that are apparent from the map: Oregon dominates the northwest. Texas dominates Texas. Florida Gator fans stretch through most of the […]

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    This year’s top Halloween costumes straight off the silver screen

    The top Halloween costumes this year are coming right off the silver screen. No big surprise here — “Elsa” from the hit Disney film “Frozen” is high on the list.  So is “Ana,” her sister. Data shows more than 2.5 million kids want to dress up as a “Frozen” character. Right on their heels — the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who have made a huge comeback in recent months. Other popular costumes include princesses, animals and major comic book super […]

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    Enterovirus D-68: See various coverage

    Click here for our web coverage of Enterovirus D-68.

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    Enterovirus D-68: What are the symptoms?

    EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing. Here is more information from the Centers for Disease Control.

  • Douglas wins the Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!

    Congratulations Douglas High School! The Eagles win the WHNT News 19/Jack's Pep Rally of the Week.

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    Sheriff: Hartselle man turns himself in on child sex abuse charges

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Hartselle man has turned himself in to authorities on two felony warrants.  Jamey Lee Meyer faces separate charges of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and enticing a child to enter a vehicle or house for immoral purposes. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin says Meyer turned himself in on Tuesday.  Bond was set at $2,500 for each charge. Franklin said Meyer’s arrest was the result of an extensive investigation by the […]

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    Marshall County teacher charged with public intoxication

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Brooke Frazier, a teacher in the Marshall County School system, was arrested Monday evening and charged with public intoxication. Guntersville Police arrested Frazier at the Guntersville Elementary School football field.  Police say they had received a call from Frazier’s ex-husband, who said he believed Frazier was intoxicated and had their young daughter in the car. Police went to the football field, determined she was intoxicated and arrested her on the spot.  Police say Frazier refused a breathalyzer […]

  • Nicholas Wellington, 22, was believed to be in this 1994 GMC truck with 2 girls from Lauderdale County High School. All were found safe just before 12 p.m. Tuesday. (Photos: Florence Police Dept.)

    Police find man who left Lauderdale County High School with 2 girls, all are safe

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in the Shoals were looking for a man who picked up two girls from Lauderdale County High School this morning. However, they found them in a home in Leighton.  All are safe. Rogersville Police Chief Terry Holden said the two girls, ages 12 and 14, were dropped off by a parent at school this morning. However, the girls never went inside. Chief Holden said Nicholas Wellington, 22, picked up the girls along with an […]

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    Redstone officials investigate death of Army Colonel

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal officials announced the death of a colonel from an apparent gunshot wound in his Redstone Arsenal residence on Saturday. Colonel Richard L. Shepard, 51, whose home of record is listed as Lawrence, Kansas, was found deceased from a gunshot wound in his home on Saturday, according to Redstone officials. Shepard entered active-duty service in 1986, as a second lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps.  He was assigned as the Army Contracting Command Deputy Chief […]

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    UPDATE: Huntsville attorney’s domestic violence charge dismissed

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville attorney’s charge was dismissed on September 25.  Patrick Tuten had been charged with third-degree domestic violence. Tuten’s charge was dismissed in Huntsville Municipal Court.  No other information was available. Patrick Tuten was arrested in June, after allegedly assaulting his brother Robert inside a law office on Eastside Square. Robert Tuten is also a lawyer. Sources say the two had an argument over a business decision.

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