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    WHNT News 19’s Clarissa McClain is having a boy!

    Two weeks ago, WHNT News 19 anchor Clarissa McClain announced her pregnancy on TV. But today, she revealed that she’s having a boy. Dylan Hudson McClain is due in January 2016. Clarissa and husband DeMarco decided to pay their happiness forward. For the last two weeks, they invited you to guess the baby’s gender by donating to the Food Bank of North Alabama. You could vote ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ with a minimum donation of $10. There were more votes for […]

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    Huntsville Police looking for driver who hit pedestrian on Winchester Road, then left

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police say a pedestrian is in serious condition after being hit by a car late Tuesday night near the intersection of Winchester Road and Blue Spring Road.  Police want to find the driver, who is accused of leaving the scene. The incident happened about 10:20 p.m.  Police say the driver hit the person, who was on the sidewalk. The vehicle is a silver or gray sedan.  Officers don’t have much else to go on, though. […]

  • Alison Parker and Adam Ward, killed in a shooting during morning live report.

    UPDATE: Man suspected of shooting Virginia news crew dies at hospital

    MONETA, Va. – Authorities say the man who shot a television news reporter and photographer Wednesday morning has died at a hospital.  Vester Flanagan died about 1:30 p.m. Vester Flanagan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton said. Flanagan, known as Bryce Williams for his on-air name, reportedly shot himself when authorities caught up with him on Interstate 66 in Virginia. According to a former WDBJ employee, Flanagan worked at WDBJ as a reporter about a […]

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  • Armed Robbery investigation at Mapco at the corner of Winchester and Moores Mill Roads.

    Huntsville Police searching for man who robbed gas station

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they responded to a call of an armed robbery around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. It happened at the Mapco at the corner of Winchester and Moores Mill Roads. A clerk told investigators that a man wearing black pants, a black shirt and a knit cap walked in carrying a grey handgun. He demanded money, and she complied. Investigators say the clerk last saw the man running behind the store. K-9 officers searched the area, but […]

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    Limestone County officials arrest two women in raid at VIP Spa in Elkmont

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Sheriff Mike Blakely says officials conducted a raid Tuesday afternoon at the VIP Spa on Elkton Road in Elkmont. Investigators arrested two women and charged them both with Promoting Prostitution and Soliciting Prostitution. Young A. Elliott, 58 of Colorado Springs, CO Chong S. Yu, 24 of Elkmont Authorities say investigators had received numerous complaints about the spa (formerly Pine Tree Spa). They recently conducted a sting operation using undercover agents. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office […]

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    State investigating death of DeKalb County inmate; Sheriff says man attempted suicide in cell

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris confirms there is an investigation into the recent death of an inmate.  Kevin Daniel Hancock, 33, died Sunday, August 23. Chief Jail Administrator Matt Martin reports that on Friday, August 21st there was an emergency call from inside a cell that Hancock had harmed himself.  Jail staff responded and found Hancock unresponsive, Martin said.  Staff performed CPR until the DeKalb Ambulance service arrived, and paramedics took Hancock to DeKalb Regional Hospital.  Hancock was […]

  • Alabama Road Trip Video Contest (image courtesy Alabama Tourism Department)

    State tourism officials introduce 2015 Alabama Road Trip Video Contest

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – From rocket ships to rock ‘n’ roll, Alabama Tourism Department officials want to see your road trip adventures across the state. The department is hosting the 2015 Alabama Road Trip Video Contest. People that submit a video of the ‘ultimate Alabama road trip’ have a chance to win up yo $10,000 or other prizes such as a GoPro camera. There are three ways to participate in the contest: Take an Alabama road trip and create a video […]

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    WHNT News 19 to present pre-game special for Auburn/Louisville game Sept. 5

    College football season is almost here!  Fans are ready to see their favorite teams in action. Auburn and Louisville will meet Saturday, September 5 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic. WHNT News 19 will bring you special coverage all week, beginning Monday, August 31 leading up to the game.  We will also produce a local, half-hour pre-game special to kick off the season. Our special airs from 1 to 1:30 p.m. The game is at 2:30 […]

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    Lockdown at Ardmore High School lifted, 10th grader in custody

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Ardmore High School was on lockdown for a brief time Tuesday morning due to a threat made on social media. Superintendent Tom Sisk says a tenth grader is in custody.  He said Ardmore Police brought the threat to the school system’s attention. “We immediately took steps to identify and isolate the student.  We placed Ardmore High School on lockdown and followed our safety protocol,” said Dr. Sisk. Dr. Sisk said the threat was made last night […]

  • Daniela Perallon reports from Huntsville City Hall

    Reporter Daniela Perallon to leave WHNT News 19 for new role at The Arts Council

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We have bittersweet news to share with you about one of our favorite team members. Reporter/photojournalist Daniela Perallon, who has been with WHNT News 19 since 2011, is leaving our station for a new job.  That’s the sad part.  The happy part — her new company is less than a mile away and it’s a really great fit for her.  Daniela has accepted a role as the Public Relations/Marketing manager for The Arts Council. “We hate to lose […]

  • Investigators stand in front of marijuana plants taken from home on Sandra Lane (Photo from City of Athens)

    Athens Police confiscate large marijuana plants from home

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday afternoon, a few large marijuana plants filled the sally port at the Athens Police Department. Chief Floyd Johnson says investigators confiscated the plants from a home on Sandra Lane and arrested one person on multiple charges. Johnson says earlier on Monday the department got a tip that several marijuana plants were growing the backyard at 7 Sandra Lane. When investigators went to the home to check, the owner of the property refused the officer’s request […]

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