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Aaron joined WHNT News 19 in September 2016 as a Reporter/MMJ. Before joining the team; Aaron worked as a Reporter/MMJ in Monroe, Louisiana.

Aaron has covered many topics from the historic ArkLaMiss Flooding to the shooting death of Alton Sterling, and the protests in Baton Rouge.

He is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, but went to school at Middle Tennessee State University. While there, he was a Anchor/Reporter for his college station MT10 and interned at WTVF in Nashville for a year.

Aaron has a huge passion for reporting and storytelling. He loves meeting new people and sharing their stories.

He’s happy to be closer to home and to be here in the Tennessee Valley.

In his spare time Aaron likes to hang with friends, hike, and listen to music. So don’t be surprised if you see him singing or dancing in his car; just wave and join in.

If you have any news tips, comments, questions, or just want to say hi you can email him at aaron.cantrell@whnt.com, find him on Twitter @Aaronthenewsguy, or on Facebook @AaronCantrellWHNT.


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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – According to recent data, there are more than 6,000 operating breweries in the United States and the Brewers Association wants to make sure consumers know they are drinking a local craft beer from in Huntsville. Which is why some local breweries have started adding a seal of approval to their beer Craft beer has a distinct flavor a lot of big corporations have noticed, as more and more people turn to craft beer. “A lot of times […]

  • Local doctor owes bank thousands of dollars after failing to pay on loans for facility

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – We have new details about the Madison County Doctor being sued by two families.  WHNT News 19 previously reported Doctor Celia Lloyd-Turney is named in two wrongful death lawsuits. The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners recently restricted her medical license, because she was allegedly excessively prescribing controlled substances to patients. We’ve now learned Lloyd-Turney was sued by Wells Fargo Bank, for unpaid loans she took out for Restore Care Incorporated.  She owes $648,553.84. Doctor Celia Lloyd-Turney […]

  • Local doctor being sued for the wrongful death of two former patients

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Families are suing a Madison County Doctor because they say she is to blame for their loved ones’ deaths.   One of the lawsuits was filed just this past week and the other one in August of 2017. Celia Lloyd-Turney is the doctor in question.  According to The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, she has been practicing medicine for close to 35 years. She`s currently practicing medicine at Choice Medicine in Toney. Lloyd-Turney also used to operate […]

  • Nonprofit hopes to help fill the void left by the closing of Free2Be

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  • Jury finds man accused of killing 16-year-old guilty of manslaughter

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A jury found a man accused of shooting and killing a 16-year-old for allegedly stealing items out of his delivery truck guilty of manslaughter. Jonathan Scott said he found Mustafa Bearfield stealing from his truck after he had stopped to go into a store on June 21, 2016. We learned the item Bearfield allegedly took was a cooler with lunch items inside. During a trial Monday, Scott said he typically kept thousands of dollars in the cooler and a gun. He testified that […]

  • Trial underway for man accused of killing 16-year-old over a stolen cooler

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A trial is underway for a man accused of shooting and killing a teenager who allegedly stole from a delivery truck in June 2016. Jonathan Scott was driving his delivery truck when he stopped inside a store. When he came back out to the truck 16-year-old Mustafa Bearfield was allegedly inside the vehicle taking things. Scott told police he tried to get Bearfield to stop but instead, Bearfield grabbed the items and ran. Both the defense and […]

  • Madison City Schools open up re-enrollment

    MADSION, Ala. – The time has come for parents and guardians to re-enroll their children into school for Madison City. This process is to make sure students who are going to Madison City Schools are actually zoned for the school district. Madison City Schools is cracking down on the number of people falsifying their address to attend their schools. Superintendent Robby Parker said they would love to take every child that wants to attend their schools, but they simply can`t. […]

  • A pup named “Monster” saves his owners’ home after yard catches fire

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  • James Clemens high seniors get early acceptance into medical and veterinary school

    MADISON, Ala. – Two James Clemens High School seniors have already secured a spot in medical school and veterinary school and they haven’t even graduated high school yet Both students say they`ve worked hard for this achievement and are excited to start their next chapter in life. For Caitlin Wesson animals are something she`s cared a lot about since she was a kid. “When I was younger we always had lots of dogs and cats. The vet would always allow […]

  • Off-duty officer denied bringing gun into the Von Braun Center; while local departments are allowed

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Most of the time off-duty officers carry around their service weapon without an issue. Recently, several officers they say they were denied bringing them into the Von Braun Center even after showing their credentials. One Florence Police officer, who wishes to remain anonymous, told us that he was told by VBC security that only off-duty officers from the Huntsville Police Department and Madison County Sheriff`s Office could bring in their gun. On the VBC`s website, the rules […]

  • Helmet cams are helping firefighters with training

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Most of the time people only get to see what an apartment fire looks like from far away. It`s to protect them from the dangerous heat coming off the building. Firefighters wear protective gear that keeps them safe. Thanks to a helmet cam, you can see what it`s like to battle the blaze from a Huntsville Fire & Rescue firefighter`s point of view. “They record live video in real-time of the event happening and you can go […]

  • Fiancée of man killed in officer-involved shooting speaks out

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The fiancée of a man shot and killed by police last month is speaking out after the officers involved were cleared of wrongdoing. The three Huntsville officers involved went before an Incident Review Board and it was concluded they followed policies and protocols. Michele Louthan still doesn’t understand why her fiancé 49-year-old Jeffery Louis Parker was shot and killed by police. “They really only told me what`s on the 911 tape. He called and gave his name and address. He […]