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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. “When we […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    Free health screenings avaliable

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There will be a chance to receive potentially life-saving health exams for free on Wednesday, August 27th. There will be no out-of-pocket expenses or even a co-pay. Free health screenings will be offered in Madison and west Huntsville. This is part of an outreach program from Huntsville Hospital. The Mobile Medical Unit is kind of hospital clinic on wheels. The green and white bus will be at the Madison Senior Center on Hughes Road from […]

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    Morgan County Drug Task Force Successfully Executes Search Warrant

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014, Morgan County Force Agents executed a search warrant at 34 Cardinal Rd. Hartselle. Sheriff Ana Franklin reports that agents received a tip that subjects were cooking methamphetamine at the residence. After a week-long investigation, agents discovered 35-year-old William Chad Lones and 31-year-old Amanda Leann Erwin were buying cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine as often as they could. Agents executed  the search warrant and found Erwin in the back bedroom of the […]

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    Huntsville Abortion Fight Continues at Zoning Board Meeting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On Tuesday night, there will be another round in the battle over  Huntsville ‘s abortion clinic, but this could be the last in the fight over the clinic’s proposed move. The site is currently the Women’s Wellness Center on 4831 Sparkman Drive in northwest Huntsville. It is an obstetrics and gynaecology practice. It is possibly the future location of the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives. Until June, Huntsville’s only abortion clinic operated on Madison Street […]

  • Valley Votes 2014

    School Board candidate forum tonight at Huntsville High School

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville parents and teachers are coming together to help voters make an informed decision in the upcoming municipal elections.  The elections will take place August 26. The Huntsville Council of PTAs is putting on a candidate forum tonight (Monday, August 18) at 6:30 p.m. at Huntsville High School. There are a total of nine candidates vying for three seats. Districts 2, 3 and 4 are up for election this cycle. The incumbents are not running. Each candidate […]

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