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  • Winter Wonderland: We’re collecting your first snow photos into one photo gallery

    It’s the first snow of the year! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us. Here are some we’ve been sent. We will update them throughout the day. Be safe, and enjoy the snow! Canoe Creek area of Rainbow City from Robby Head #alwx #valleywx — Jason Simpson (@simpsonwhnt) December 8, 2017 Early morning snow atop Lookout Mtn @CampRiverview @spann @simpsonwhnt @abc3340 @whnt #3340wx #valleywx #mentone — Gary Allen (@GaryAllenRTR) December 8, 2017 @ChristinaWHNTwx @simpsonwhnt @BenSmith_WHNT moderate […]

  • Several arrested after Huntsville police conduct safety checkpoint overnight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police conducted a safety checkpoint on Sparkman Drive and just west of Jordan Lane Thursday night into Friday morning. Officials say they started checking drivers for insurance and licenses from 11:00 pm until 2:00 am. Four people were taken to jail on drug charges and three for warrants. A total of 91 tickets were issued and 6 vehicles were impounded. Huntsville police say they plan to have at least two more checkpoints before the new year.

  • Huntsville PD: Student arrested, accused of taking a broken gun to school

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  Huntsville Police confirmed a student was arrested today at Highlands Elementary School for taking a broken gun to school. This, after the school was placed on “secure perimeter” Thursday afternoon. The school system received a tip about a weapons threat and got law enforcement involved. The investigation revealed a student took a broken gun with a missing chamber to school in his backpack. School officials say that student will be punished in accordance to district guidelines. Huntsville City […]

  • Schools Foundation urges residents to “Vote Yes’ for school tax renewals

    You may have noticed several signs around the community that read ‘Vote Yes’  for school tax renewals. After a viewer reached out to WHNT to ask if taxpayer funding is being used to purchase the signs we took action to find out. We learned that the funding came from the Schools Foundation. The foundation is a local non-profit that helps support teaching and learning opportunities for Huntsville City Schools, Madison County Schools and Madison City Schools. We spoke with Elizabeth Fleming, […]

  • Escaped inmate calls local TV station in Birmingham to confess escape, authorities still searching

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — According to officials a Birmingham news outlet is now part of an escaped inmate investigation. The Alabama Department of Corrections says they are looking into a report of a call made to a local TV station claiming to be inmate Antwone Wilson. Investigators say that two inmates escaped Saint Clair Correctional Facility in Springville on Monday. Wilson allegedly confessed to escape during the call according to the Department of Corrections. Authorities say Wilson, who is serving a […]

  • Reports: Tennessee offers Alabama’s Jeremy Pruitt head coaching position

    The search for a new head coach for the Vols may be over. According to reports, Tennessee offered Alabama’s defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt the job earlier Wednesday. ESPN reports Vols officials are trying to finalize the deal with Pruitt. Pruitt is in his second season with the Tide. Before that, he was the defensive coordinator at both Florida State and Georgia. Pruitt was previously in the running for the Mississippi State coaching job before it was filled by Joe Moorhead.

  • “Civil Emergency” message accidentally shared state-wide during internal testing

    We apologize for this mistake and we are taking corrective action to ensure this does not happen again. Again, there is no emergency. — Alabama EMA (@AlabamaEMA) December 7, 2017 Alabama EMA confirmed a “civil emergency” message that appeared on state-wide television stations around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday was transmitted accidentally during an internal test. Multiple county EMA officials confirmed on Twitter that there is no emergency. We have received some calls about this so if you received the call or Alert it […]

  • Madison Police arrest 8 people on drug charges

    MADISON, Ala. — What started as a noise complaint at the Madison Inn and Suites turned into a drug bust for Madison Police Wednesday. According to police, when they arrived they discovered eight people occupying a room along with narcotics and narcotics-related paraphernalia. Investigators say they recovered methamphetamine, Suboxone, Xanax and marijuana during the investigation. The following individuals were arrested by Madison Police: Jeremiah Dewayne Westbrook, 22 years old, of Huntsville. Charges: Possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia Terence Matthew […]

  • Free rides to the polls offered to Marshall County residents

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. — Residents in Marshall County won’t have a problem getting to the polls for the special election Tuesday. The Marshall County Alabama Democratic party is offering free rides to people who want to vote. Club members are volunteering to drive all voters, Democrat and Republican, to the polls Dec. 12. All they ask is for you to contact them as soon as possible if you need a ride. Residents can call to request a ride at 256-558-1927 or email […]

  • Huntsville police investigating early morning shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One man is in the hospital after an early morning shooting. According to the victim, he was shot outside Overlook Apartments on Sparkman Drive around 1:30 Wednesday morning. Shortly after, he went to Huntsville Hospital with minor injuries. Police searched the area outside the apartments for evidence that might lead to the shooter. If you have information on this shooting, you’re asked to call Huntsville police.

  • Weather threatens 2017 Huntsville Christmas Parade — but the show must go on

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — With heavy rains Tuesday morning, many are wondering if the annual Christmas Parade is still on. The theme this year is The Carols of Christmas. There’s no need to worry! Sponsors say that the parade will still be happening “RAIN OR SHINE.” The event is hosted by the Von Braun Center and Mix 96.9 and starts at 6:00 p.m. until about 8:00 p.m. Organizers say the parade will begin at Lot K on Woodson Street and end in the […]

  • Group of 5 juveniles arrested in Florence, accused of burglarizing home

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Florence Police say they arrested 5 juveniles on Monday. They’re accused of burglarizing a home on Woodward Avenue. Officers were called to a home, and were told five people were seen leaving the empty house. Police found five juveniles in the woods near the home. All five were arrested for Burglary and Criminal Mischief. Each was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center without incident.