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    Freddie Gray case: Police driver found not guilty on all charges

    (AP) – A Baltimore judge found Officer Caesar Goodson not guilty on six charges in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, according to the Associated Press. Gray was injured while in police custody and died a week later after suffering a spinal injury while riding in Goodson’s van in April 2015. Prosecutors said Gray was handcuffed and shackled, but did not have a seatbelt in the back of Goodson’s van. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Goodson not guilty on charges […]

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    Athens woman charged with rape; victim a 14-year-old boy

    ATHENS, Ala. – An Athens woman has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy. Investigators with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office said Bailee Elise White, 25, is charged with second-degree rape. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office received a report alleging the offense occurred two years ago at the home of the victim, whose family knew White. Investigators looked into the matter and said they arrested White on probable cause. White was arrested Wednesday and released from the […]

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    Search for missing kayaker to resume Thursday morning in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin says the search for a 17-year-old girl on the Tennessee River is now a recovery operation.  Authorities say a group of people was kayaking on the river near Bluff City Road area when the girl’s kayak overturned. Officials say one of the occupants of the kayak surfaced, one did not. The 911 call came in to authorities at about 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Sheriff Franklin says this now a search […]

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    Huntsville Police arrest man in June 10 shooting; victim found in car on Seminole Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have made an arrest in connection to a shooting that happened on June 10.  The suspect, Jashawn Douglas, is charged with first-degree assault. On Friday, June 10, police responded to calls of a one-car accident in the area of Seminole Drive and 7th Avenue.  They found a man inside the vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest and arm.  He was taken to the hospital, and has been slowly recovering. Police have not released […]

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    Birmingham-area teenager gets stuck in Barney head during prank

    (CNN) — Have a Barney costume lying around? Think twice before you put it on. Alabama teenager Darby Risner was trying to pull a prank by wearing the big purple dinosaur costume when the massive mask got stuck on her head and shoulders. Her friends tried to help her out, but only exacerbated the situation by pulling her in both directions — and of course, being the teenagers they are, they took a video and posted it on Twitter. When […]

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    Univ. of Alabama Athletics Director to take leave of absence for medical procedure

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama Director of Athletics Bill Battle announced Tuesday morning that he will undergo the latest in a series of treatments for multiple myeloma, a condition he has been dealing with privately for more than two years.  He will take a leave of absence, The Tuscaloosa News reported. Battle plans to continue to direct the Department of Athletics, communicating daily with senior athletics officials. Battle will be undergo a stem cell transplant at The Bone Marrow and […]

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    Police: Toddler dies after near-drowning incident in pool

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have confirmed a young child died after an incident in a pool last week. The boy, age 2, died Saturday night at Huntsville Hospital. The child was pulled from a pool last Wednesday, June 15. Police say the incident happened in the 11000 block of E. Gateway Drive, off Hobbs Road. The matter remains under investigation. EDITOR’S NOTE: At the family’s request, we have removed the child’s name from this report.

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    UPDATE: Huntsville Police name of person killed in weekend officer-involved shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police have named the person killed in an officer-involved shooting from over the weekend. It happened on Jordan Lane around 9:30 Saturday morning. Officers identified him as William Thomas Hennessee, 34, of Huntsville. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Huntsville Police were called to help Alabama State Troopers Saturday morning locate a possible drunk driver. That driver was in a blue Volkswagen that had hit several mailboxes on Highway 53 earlier in the morning. […]

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    Report: DA to not prosecute two University of Alabama football players on weapons, drug charges

    MONROE, La. – Two Alabama players, Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones, will not be prosecuted. That’s according to our news partners at AL.com. The District Attorney in Monroe announced the decision through court documents. DA declines to prosecute Bama players Cam Robinson & Hootie Jones due to insufficient evidence @KNOE8 @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/v6cJvisjda — Nicholas A. Picht (@N_Picht) June 20, 2016 The documents say the D.A. did not find sufficient evidence to prosecute the case against the men. The charges were […]

  • ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 12:  Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The suspect was shot and killed by police after 20 people died and 42 were injured. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

    FBI Releases timeline, 911 transcript from Pulse shooting investigation

    ORLANDO—In order to provide an update on the progress of the investigation into the Pulse nightclub shooting, the FBI is releasing an excerpt from the timeline of events inside the Pulse nightclub during the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12, 2016. Out of respect for the victims of this horrific tragedy, law enforcement will not be releasing audio of the shooter’s 911 calls at this time, nor will law enforcement be releasing audio or transcripts of the calls made […]

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    Overnight fire destroys abandoned junior high school

    HILLSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews from several fire departments worked overnight to put out a fire at the Tennessee Valley Junior High School on County Road 400 in Hillsboro. The school was abandoned and the fire destroyed at least one building. Witnesses on the scene told WHNT News 19 that flames could be seen as far as 6 miles away. The cause of the fire is under investigation. WHNT News 19 has a crew on the scene and will bring you more […]

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