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  • Huntsville police investigate shooting near Merchants Walk in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There are several Huntsville Police Officers investigating a shooting that happened in the area of Merchants Walk. This is the area near the intersection of Bob Wallace Avenue and South Memorial Parkway.   Police say they received a call about a person being shot near the Cyntax parking lot around 1 p.m. Police confirmed that a person who had been shot arrived on their own at the hospital with serious injuries. WHNT News 19’s Chelsea Brentzel is in the […]

  • Urban Engine launches in Huntsville to help entrepreneurs and start-ups

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Urban Engine, local a non-profit organization aimed at accelerating STEAM-focused initiatives among the millennial startup community, will open its doors on October 11th at Huntsville West. Urban Engine, formally known as New Leaf Digital, will oversee and lead a variety of existing programs, to include Huntsville’s only weekly networking event focused on group collaboration, CoWorking Night; a startup business club helping to educate the community about entrepreneurship, coined 32/10; and OpenHuntsville, Huntsville’s only online networking platform dedicated to connecting […]

  • Homewood officer injured in shooting, suspected burglar shot, killed by officer

    HOMEWOOD, Ala. – Homewood Police is working with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to investigate a shooting involving one of Homewood’s officers. The officer was shot in the leg, and one of the suspected offenders is dead. The Homewood Police Department says two officers were on an extra patrol around 1:30 a.m. because of an increase in vehicle burglaries. They noticed two vehicles parked in the parking lot of an appliance store on State Farm Parkway. The officers say the […]

  • Michelle Stark leaving WHNT News 19 and broadcast news, Melissa Riopka joining morning team

    We have some bittersweet news to share about a longtime member of the WHNT News 19 family. WHNT News 19’s morning anchor and technology reporter Michelle Stark is moving on from broadcast news after 15 years in the business; more than seven of them spent right here in the Tennessee Valley. “This was a hard choice,” Michelle explained, while announcing the change on WHNT News 19 This Morning, “But these hours just aren’t compatible with my family life anymore. My […]

  • Florence Police catch, arrest man after lengthy search

    FLORENCE, Ala. – We have been following a developing story out the Shoals for much of Wednesday. Florence police say a series of events unfolded over a three-hour period overnight – which culminated in a lengthy search within the confines of the Lakeside Highlands subdivision.   With guns drawn, Florence police zeroed in on the location the man they were searching for was found. 24-year-old Brock Allen Gooch argued with police as they led him away from the boat dock […]

  • Man charged with murder of 88-year-old Scottsboro woman pleads guilty, sentenced to 45 years

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Terrance Austin is guilty of killing an 88-year-old woman. That’s what he told a judge today in Scottsboro. Austin entered a guilty plea in the murder case of Ruby Durham in July of 2016. Austin will serve a 45-year sentence. He entered the guilty plea, his defense attorney said, because of the substantial amount of evidence against him. 28 year old Terrance Austin made a plea of guilty for the murder of 88 year old Ruby Durham […]

  • Roy Moore’s son arrested, charged in Etowah County

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – Caleb Moore was arrested in Etowah County on Monday morning, and released just minutes later on a $1,000 bond. Caleb is the son of Roy Moore, Alabama’s republican candidate for U.S. Senate. Moore was charged with third degree criminal trespass. Our news partners at say he turned himself in on the charge related to Moore’s November 2016 arrest. At that time, he was accused of hunting without permission and hunting over bait. Caleb’s father, Roy Moore, […]

  • Woman arrested in connection to hit and run that killed a man in a wheelchair

    FLORENCE, Ala. – An arrest has been made in connection to a fatal hit and run investigation in Florence. On Friday, October 6, investigators say 57-year-old Kevin Doherty was going down the road on his wheelchair when a small, light-colored SUV hit him. An air ambulance flew Doherty to Huntsville Hospital where he died a short time later. Investigators believe the driver left the scene heading west, then turned south on Mall road. In the news conference, investigators confirmed they […]

  • Fatal shooting investigation underway in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. – The Lawrence County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a fatal shooting investigation is underway in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Investigators said that on Tuesday, emergency crews with Lawrence County Ambulance Service were called to Spring Creek Road to help a man that was unresponsive and not breathing. Authorities confirmed that when they arrived, the crews discovered 43-year-old Daniel Eric Weeks had been shot multiple times and notified law enforcement. Weeks was transported to Southern Tennessee Regional Health System […]

  • Decatur police work to identify two men wanted in connection to multiple Walmart thefts

    DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur Police investigators are working to identify two men wanted in connection to several merchandise thefts that happened over the past several months. Investigators say they believe the men are responsible for stealing a large amount of merchandise from the Walmart on Spring Avenue. Authorities have surveillance of the men traveling in a white Chevy Corsica and a dark-colored Buick Century, both are older model vehicles. Investigators said they do not believe the men are residents of […]

  • Anderson East, an Athens native, to perform new single on Ellen this Friday

    Athens native Anderson East will perform his new single on Ellen this Friday. 29-year-old East, better known around these parts as Michael Cameron Anderson, graduated from Athens High but now calls Nashville home. East recently released a single called “All On My Mind” from his upcoming new album. The singer has been linked romantically to country music superstar, Miranda Lambert since 2015. Ellen comes on WHNT at 3:00 p.m. Performing #AllOnMyMind on @TheEllenShow Fri 10/13! & sign up to my email […]

  • Lauderdale County authorities search for missing girl

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing person. Nellie Rogers was last seen at the McDonalds on Florence Blvd on October 7. Investigators say she has ties to the Rogersville, Killen area. Nellie Rogers is 5’5″ tall, weighing around 170 lbs. If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact Sgt. Horton at 256-760-5752 or call your local law enforcement office.