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    Huntsville Police: 72-year-old stabs man in the neck at Todd Towers

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One man is recovering at Huntsville Hospital after being stabbed in the neck during a fight. Police say two men got into an argument after one man put his property next to the other man’s door.  This all took place Thursday night at the Todd Towers on Greene Street. Huntsville Police along with HEMSI paramedics responded to the complex around 10:30 p.m.  They found Robert Russell in the lobby suffering from a stab wound to the neck. […]

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    Hearing Friday between Huntsville City Schools, U.S. Department of Justice

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Attorneys for the Huntsville City School System will be back in court Friday, July 11. The hearing is scheduled in the system’s dispute with the Department of Justice. Both sides will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the federal courthouse in Birmingham.  It is the first meeting since the judge ordered both parties into mediation. The school board is expected to argue about why test scores and transfer records should not be made public.  Attorneys  are expected […]

  • Modaus Road Wreck

    SUV runs off road injuring two people

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a wreck that occurred Wednesday morning. Two people were sent to the hospital. Investigators say an SUV ran off Modaus Road around 1:00 a.m. The vehicle hit a utility pole before coming to a rest in someone’s front yard. Paramedics took both people inside the vehicle to Decatur-Morgan Hospital. The driver was in serious condition, but is expected to recover.

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    Jack Daniel’s Cooperage celebrates grand opening in Lawrence County

    TRINITY, Ala. (WHNT) – The new Jack Daniel’s Cooperage in Trinity is officially open for business. The company celebrated the Cooperage’s grand opening Monday at the Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex in Trinity, south of Alabama Highway 20. This business is bringing in more than 200 jobs to the Tennessee Valley.  Workers will produce a critical ingredient for the company’s Tennessee Whiskey, the solid American white oak barrels.  They are toasted and charred to mature the whiskey. Tony Stockton is the […]

  • SUV vs Motorcycle

    SUV vs motorcycle; Two people taken to the hospital

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people are recovering Wednesday morning after a wreck involving a motorcycle and an SUV. It happened at the intersection of McEntire Lane and Trinity Road just south of Decatur. Emergency crews arrived on the scene around 11:20 Tuesday night. Authorities say the driver of the motorcycle slammed into the SUV. The impact of the crash threw the rider off the bike. Medics arrived to find the Motorcyclist unconscious. He was rushed to Decatur-Morgan Hospital, […]

  • Star Market

    Trial begins over Star Market’s south Huntsville store; hits snag

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A trial began Monday over a locally owned and operated grocery store chain and its future in south Huntsville. However, after hours of testimony, much of it about an address, the trial was continued. Star Market has been part of the Huntsville landscape for 70 years.  It currently operates four locations in Madison County: one in Five Points, one in Madison, one in Meridianville and one in south Huntsville.  That last location, at the corner of […]

  • Drug Arrests

    Police: Drugs and a handgun found in an apartment; two people arrested

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police arrested two people Thursday night after finding drugs and a gun in their home. The apartment is located on 1612 Tower Street. Officers say they found illegal narcotics that include marijuana and prescription pills. Police say they also found a handgun. Officers arrested Mario Baker and Brandy Green. Both are charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

  • Burn Pile

    Two arrested in meth bust; investigators say they were trying to burn the evidence

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators were able to arrest two people in a drug bust just in the nick of time. Morgan County Investigators say they two men were trying to burn the evidence prior to their arrest late Wednesday night. Officers acted on a warrant they had for a location east of Hartselle. Two people were arrested at 72 Lockhart Road around 11:30 p.m. Investigators say they found Charles Key and Clifton Goodwin coming out of the back […]

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    Former Madison County employee to serve 1 year in jail for theft

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)  - A former Madison County Employee who plead guilty to stealing money from the state has been sentenced to one year in the Madison County Jail. A judge handed down an 8-year split sentence to Deborah Kay Sims Friday morning. Sims will only serve one year behind bars with three years probation. She will serve the rest of her sentence in jail in the event she violates her probation. Sims pleaded guilty in May to stealing more than […]

  • Old Madison Pike and Shelton Road

    Officer-involved wreck under investigation in Madison

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A cyclist is recovering in Huntsville Hospital after a collision with a Madison Police Department patrol car. It happened just before 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Shelton Road and Old Madison Pike. The cyclist is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Madison police officials say their thoughts and prayers are with the cyclist. Alabama State Troopers are investigating the wreck. The northern part of Shelton Road is partially blocked off due to the wreck.  


    Hearing scheduled in human trafficking case

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A hearing is scheduled in a human trafficking case for Wednesday morning against Kristian Griffin. The felony hearing is set to take place at 9:00 am at the Madison County Courthouse. Kristian Griffin is charged with conspiracy to commit sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and human trafficking. Griffin is a co-defendant in the case along with David Barrow. Barrow is a former Guntersville High school Volunteer Girls Soccer Coach. Prosecutors believe […]

  • Evans Avenue Shooting

    Huntsville Police search for suspect in shooting on Evans Avenue

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are looking for an alleged shooter. It happened on Sunday night in the 2200 block of Evans Avenue in Huntsville just after 11:00 p.m. Damian Washington, 20, says he was with his friends near the roadway when a 4-door vehicle pulled up and a person inside began shooting at them.  Washington was shot several times in the leg. A friend took Washington to Huntsville Hospital before police arrived. Authorities say he is in stable […]