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    UPDATE: Governors Drive back open after closure for leaning pole

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Westbound Governors Drive at Clinton Avenue reopened just before 6:20 p.m. Tuesday evening. It was down to one lane because of a light pole leaning across part of the road. Huntsville Police were on the scene while crews repaired the pole.

  • Rep. Mike Hubbard posted a video on his Facebook page saying his arrest is nothing more than a political witch hunt.

    UPDATED: Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard goes on the offensive after his arrest

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has come out swinging after being arrested on felony ethics charges.  He says he isn’t going to step down and he’ll continue with his re-election campaign. Hubbard attended a candidate forum Monday night, hours after being released from the Lee County Jail.   He and supporters held a news conference Tuesday which was more like a campaign rally.  Read more coverage shortly. Hubbard posted this video on his Facebook page Monday: “Friends, […]

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    Food stamp changes could impact thousands in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) – For years, Indiana waived a federal requirement that if you use SNAP, or food stamps, that you either have a job, are in job training for one, or you’re actively searching for employment. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced this week that the waiver will disappear next year. That means food stamps could be cut for 65,000 people. Jessica Fraser, a program manager for the Indiana Institute for Working Families, is concerned over new requirements for food […]

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    Terminally ill 29-year-old woman talks about giving up on dreams as “time draws closer”

    Brittany Maynard, the woman who has chosen Nov. 1 as the day she will die, recently spoke to People and wrote a blog post expressing appreciation for the support she has received over the past few weeks. After her wedding in 2013, the 29-year-old began experiencing debilitating headaches. While vacationing with her husband in January, Brittany was diagnosed with grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. After the diagnosis, doctors said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest […]

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    Krystal celebrates birthday with special deal for customers

    ATLANTA, Ga. (WHNT) – Krystal restaurants are celebrating 82 years of serving up those small, square burgers.  Krystal is providing a birthday treat to its customers to celebrate the occasion. On October 21, 2014, the restaurant chain will offer an 82-cent deal on its sandwiches from opening until closing.  Customers seeking a breakfast treat can get a Sunriser sandwich and small coffee or Coke for just 82 cents.  Customers can also purchase a Krystal burger and a small Coke after 10:30 […]

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    Meteor shower will peak before Tuesday sunrise

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala, (WHNT) – NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office says the Orionid meteor shower will light up the sky with a display of shooting stars early Tuesday morning. Experts say there could be about 20 meteors per hour a couple of hours before the sunrise. The meteors are debris from Halley’s Comet. Astronomers call them “Orionids” because the meteors streak out of the constellation Orion. The meteors will emerge from a small area near the shoulder of Orion, they will spray across the […]

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    Kmart on North Memorial Parkway to close in January 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The city’s only Kmart store will close its doors in January, The HuntsvilleTimes/Al.com reported Monday. The article states the Huntsville Kmart is the only Alabama store that will close. The store stopped accepting new layaway customers last week, and plans to start a liquidation sale November 2. WHNT News 19 spoke with City Administrator John Hamilton about the store’s closure on Monday.  He said he isn’t sure what will happen to the property next, but said […]

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    Ebola: See our coverage

    See our various reports on Ebola on WHNT.com.

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    Police: Car rams city shuttle bus on Patton Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Several people were hurt Monday morning when a car rear-ended a shuttle bus on Patton Road. It happened around 9 a.m. in front of the Kiwanis Sportsplex.  Traffic on Patton Road was down to one lane for a time. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital.  Four bus passengers were checked out for minor injuries. In all, 17 people were on board the bus.

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    Flu clinics planned for Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Morgan County Health Department is will have two mass flu clinics. Both will be at the Health Department building at 510 Cherry Street in Decatur. The first will be on Monday, October 20. There will be another clinic on Friday, October 24. Both clinics will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The shots are free for those with medicare or medicaid, otherwise the shots are five dollars.

  • Plainview High School wins Jack’s Pep Rally of the Week!

    Congratulations to Plainview High School! The Bears beat out Crossville and Decatur to win the WHNT News 19/Jack's Pep Rally of the Week.

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    Retired Arsenal police officer charged with sexual abuse of child

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man who once worked for the Directorate of Emergency Services at Redstone Arsenal has been arrested on serious criminal charges. Michale Lynn Spradley, 63, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.  Spradley was arrested Wednesday and booked in the Huntsville/Madison County Metro Jail. He posted $30,000 bond and was released Thursday. Redstone Arsenal’s public affairs office confirmed Spradley is retired from the Arsenal. WHNT News 19 contacted […]

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