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  • LW Deadly Shooting Hatton

    UPDATE: Man charged with murder in Lawrence County shooting

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man has been charged with murder following a deadly shooting in Hatton late Monday night. Sheriff’s deputies say they responded to a home on County Road 500 in the Loosier community around 10:00 p.m. Monday. Investigators found one man dead inside the house.  He has been identified as John “Johnny” Rance Campbell, 44, of 352 County Road 501 in Moulton.  He had been shot in the chest. Deputies took the homeowner, Brian Harville, into […]

  • Arsenal: Gate 7 open for afternoon traffic

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) –  Staff at Redstone Arsenal hope to have Gate 7 open by close of business Tuesday so people can use it to go home. It is now open for traffic. Gate 7, Martin Road off of Zierdt Road, was closed for much of the day Tuesday.  It caused long delays Tuesday morning as drivers had to use other entry points, most of them opting for Gate 9. This caused delays on many feeder roads to Gate 9, […]

  • The car rammed underneath the back of the school bus. The driver of the car was hurt and flown to a nearby hospital. No one aboard the bus was hurt. (Photo: Carter Watkins/WHNT News 19)

    Driver of car hurt as vehicle rams back of school bus in Colbert County

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly a dozen students escaped serious injury after a car plowed into the back of a Colbert County school bus Tuesday morning. The wreck happened just before 7:30, as two kids were getting onto the bus during a stop. Dazed by a collision as they sat on a school bus, Brick Hatton Elementary School students watched as rescue workers freed a woman from her car pinned underneath. “It’s just scary,” said Anthony Olivis, the Colbert […]

  • MO Somerville House Fire

    Home damaged in overnight fire in Somerville

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)-  An overnight fire heavily damaged a home in Somerville. It happened just before 10:00 pm Monday evening on Center Springs Road. Volunteer firefighters from Somerville and Cotaco responded to the call. They were able to douse the flames quickly, but battled hot spots for several hours. The man who lives in the home was not hurt.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Mother, daughter die in late-night wreck in Lauderdale County

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – “I know that at two in the morning, if someone is calling me… something’s wrong.” Unfortunately something was. Anderson resident Sheree Cates has been unable to sleep since she got the news of her good friend’s car running off the road. “She was a good person, she [really] was,” said Cates. “Everybody loved her. She made everybody laugh. I just… I can’t believe it.” The wreck on Highway 207 happened just before 11:30 Thursday night. […]

  • U-Haul Wreck

    Police chase ends in wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man is in critical condition after leading Huntsville Police on a short pursuit. It started when an officer noticed a U-Haul truck with its lights off near the intersection of Drake Avenue and Triana Boulevard around 1:30 am. Huntsville Police say they tried to stop the U-Haul, but the driver took off. In less than a minute, speeds reached over 80 miles-per-hour and police cancelled the chase. The driver of the U-Haul lost control of […]

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    Huntsville mayor gives update on “The BIG Picture”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle made an announcement today regarding the Rocket City’s master planning effort, also known as “The BIG Picture.” Mayor Battle and the city’s Long-Range Urban Planner Dennis Madsen announced two meetings for next week to get the public’s input on the master plan. “If we don’t have followship we don’t have a good plan,” said Battle.  “So we want everybody to feel like this plan is their plan.” The city has been trying for […]

  • Hulaco Road house fire

    House catches fire on Hulaco Road in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A home sustained heavy fire and smoke damage after an early morning fire in Morgan County. It happened just after 6:00 at the intersection of Hulaco Road and Highway 67. When Tri County Volunteer Firefighters arrived on the scene they saw heavy smoke coming from the home. Once they were inside, they saw heavy fire. Rock Creek and Ruth Volunteer Firefighters were called for backup. It took crews 30 minutes to douse the flames. We’re […]

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    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits Huntsville, touts Common Core standards

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Huntsville on Tuesday.  He and senior officials stopped in the Rocket City as part of the Department’s “Partners in Progress” bus tour.  He also made stops in Georgia and Tennessee. The tour highlights the states’ commitment to encourage reform, innovation, and help all students achieve success. The main event of Duncan’s visit was a forum on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.  Morgan Wagner, a Grissom High […]

  • Artisan Apartments

    Grand opening today for Artisan Apartments in Twickenham Square

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday will be the grand opening of the newest apartment complex in Huntsville. The Artisan Apartments in Twickenham Square are one and two bedroom apartments ranging from $899 to $1,350 per month. Mayor Tommy Battle and other city officials will attend the ribbon cutting. The Bristol Development Group built the apartment complex on St. Clair Avenue. The development will also feature a saltwater pool, two alfresco kitchens, lounge/recreation areas, fitness center, java bar and clubhouse. The […]

  • Joel Moyers (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

    Capital murder suspect Joel Moyers to remain free on bond, for now

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A bail hearing for capital murder suspect Joel Moyers was postponed Tuesday afternoon. Limestone County Circuit Court Judge James Woodroof had been scheduled to hold a hearing at 1:30 p.m.  This move followed a ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court late last week that said a state appeals court erred when it ruled Moyers should be granted bail because prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty in the capital case. As a result […]

  • Bill Newman

    Lincoln County’s new mayor to be sworn in Thursday

    LINCOLN, Tn. (WHNT) – New leadership comes to Lincoln County.  The county’s mayor-elect, Bill Newman, will be sworn in on Thursday. The swearing-in comes a little ahead of schedule.  It was originally set for Monday, September 1st , but federal offices will be closed due to Labor Day. Newman will be sworn in at the Lincoln County Commission meeting. He campaigned on a platform of change for Lincoln County, saying leaders had to become more proactive in economic development.  He […]

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