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  • Chicken byproducts line the road after a driver slammed on brakes to avoid a wreck. (Photo: Kristen Conner/WHNT News 19)

    Part of South Broad St. in Albertville closed for several hours after chicken truck spills smelly byproducts

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Police say South Broad Street between Jackson and Sand Mountain Drive in Albertville closed for several hours Thursday.  Marshall County EMA officials say a driver hit his brakes to avoid an accident, but ended up spilling chicken parts all over the road. The truck spilled the contents at the intersection of Broad Street and East Alabama Avenue. The parts are byproducts from a chicken processing plant.  Crews worked to clean up the mess and contain the smell.  They sprayed deodorizer and poured […]

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    COURTROOM BLOG: Janitor who hid cameras in restrooms of Huntsville businesses sentenced to 140 years

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A judge has sentenced a man who worked as a janitor and hid cameras in restrooms of a handful of local businesses. Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala sentenced Jeremy Nelson to 1,680 months in prison, or 140 years.  The judge said the bottom line is Nelson will be in prison for the rest of his life. She said his offense is grievous, and Nelson engaged in it for an extended period of time, and she considered all arguments and written […]

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    Man arrested outside school dressed as Star Wars stormtrooper, holding (toy) gun

    LYNN, MA – The force was not with one Massachusetts man.  He was arrested after showing up outside an elementary school wearing a Star Wars stormtrooper outfit, complete with a large toy gun. His appearance angered parents and police, but he says he was just showing off his costume, according to WHDH.com. “It was so scary! Especially for, you know, being a parent and everything,” one mother said. After snapping pictures and taking cell phone video, parents in the city […]

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    Redstone Arsenal issues noise alert for Friday

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal has issued a notice it will conduct explosive operations in the southern part of the installation on Friday, June 5. These operations will likely produce noise that may be heard in locations outside of the installation between 8 am – 1 pm.

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    1 injured in wreck on Slaughter Road in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – One person was taken to the hospital after a wreck Wednesday night in Madison. A Dodge Viper and Dodge Challenger collided on Slaughter Road just south of Highway 72. Madison Police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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    Man dies in crash during chase with Falkville police officer

    FALKVILLE, Ala. – Alabama State Troopers say a Birmingham man was killed in Morgan County while being pursued by a Falkville police officer. Troopers say the wreck happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on Culver Road just inside the Falkville town limit. Gerald Lee Dukes, 51, died when his vehicle left the road and overturned.  Investigators say Dukes was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown out of the vehicle. Troopers are investigating the crash.

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    Marshall County fugitive wanted on child pornography charges arrested in Texas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) says a Marshall County man wanted on a federal arrest warrant for child pornography charges has been caught in Texas. Matthew C. Harbin, 29, of Arab, Alabama, was arrested Tuesday in Cameron County, Texas.  Agents say he was living there under a false identity. The Brownsville Herald reports the local sheriff’s department seized four cell phones containing hundreds of images of child pornography. A warrant for Harbin’s […]

  • The bridge on Carriger Road in Hazel Green remains closed, causing a long detour for drivers. (Photo: WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Commission approves emergency fix for Carriger Road bridge in Hazel Green

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. – The bridge on Carriger Road in northern Madison County is still closed, which means a long detour for some drivers.  Wednesday, the Madison County Commission declared this an emergency situation in order to speed up repairs. The bridge is closed because of a hole in the road. At its meeting, the commission also approved a contract with Miller and Miller Inc., a general contracting company that will repair the bridge.  The work is scheduled to take […]

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    Car overturns in wreck on Holmes Avenue, just near downtown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A car overturned in a wreck Wednesday afternoon on Holmes Avenue, just near downtown. Two vehicles were involved in the wreck, which happened about 3 p.m.  The cars collided on Holmes between White and Calhoun Streets. Huntsville Police, Huntsville Fire & Rescue and HEMSI paramedics are on the scene.  One person was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  We’re told the person should recover.

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    District Attorney: Mentone man beat mother ‘until she was unrecognizable’

    MENTONE, Ala. – A 22-year-old man accused of killing his mother over an argument about his grades appeared in court Tuesday morning. DeKalb County Judge Steven Whitmire set a $500,000 cash bond for Tyler Ryan Blansit. Deputies say Blansit confessed to killing his mother, Sherry Ann Blansit, on Friday.  Mrs. Blansit, 45, was found beaten to death behind the family’s home on DeSoto Parkway in Mentone.  She died of blunt force trauma with the weapon being a baseball bat. In […]

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    Former Sparkman bus driver accused of sex crimes against children in Lincoln Co. rejects plea deal

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. –  A Lincoln County man who worked as a bus driver for Madison County Schools and was arrested in Jan. for sex crimes against children turned down a plea deal Tuesday. Joe Wiley Dixon was arrested in Jan. in Lincoln County, Tenn. and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of aggravated rape of a child. Tuesday, he was in court to reject a plea deal offered by the Lincoln County district attorney, according to the […]

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    Remington adds new positions at Huntsville plant

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Remington is adding even more new job listings for its new Huntsville gun manufacturing plant. The company posted positions for a SAP programmer analyst, executive administrative assistant, director of operations in finance, HR administrator/safety trainer and more. You can view those job listings by clicking here. Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) is also still looking for maintenance technicians and machine operators for Remington. The deadline for resumes to be submitted is June 30. The United States’ oldest manufacturer of […]

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