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    Sixth annual “Cooking for Justice” in Shoals Cancelled

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Shoals Area CrimeStoppers organization is cancelling the sixth annual Cooking for Justice fundraiser scheduled for next Thursday, Oct 24 at the Florence Coliseum. The event is being cancelled due to a lack of cooking teams. Organizers are working to contact teams who had signed up to let them know the event will not take place. Shoals Area CrimeStoppers is a local non-profit organization that operates on donations from individuals and local businesses. The organization works […]

  • Huntsville's first "Street Food Season" ends Friday

    Street Food Gathering for UAH Hockey Tailgate Party

    Come check out the last Street Food Gathering in Downtown Huntsville this year. On October 17, Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will host the UAHuntsville Hockey Tailgate Party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Church Street between Clinton and Williams Avenues. The event celebrates the first home game of the hockey season. There will be live music and food vendors at the free event. The Tailgate Party is a way to support the Chargers Hockey team while eating some delicious local good. “There’s […]

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    Downtown Huntsville’s pop up parks coming back for round two

    Downtown Huntsville, Inc. is gearing up for round two of the Pop Up Park experience this October. Thirteen different temporary parks will pop up in parking spots around the Historic Downtown Courthouse Square. The parks are open to the public all day during October 16 through 26. Local companies are assigned a parking spot to transform into their own park for ten days. October’s Pop Up Park participants are: Goodwin, Mills, & Cawood 4 Site Dynetics Young Professionals Nola Van Peursem Architects Merrill […]

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    Man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot at Point Mallard Park

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) — Thursday afternoon just before 1 p.m., Decatur police received a call about a man with a gun sitting on a park bench at a Point Mallard Park public walking and hiking trail. Upon arrival, officers and paramedics found him on the ground, dead. During the investigation, officers determined he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. If you are considering taking your life, please call the Alabama Department of Public Health’s suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You […]

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    Huntsville History Tour offers online, guided tour of the city with narration and photos

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — There’s a new way to explore historic Huntsville anytime or anywhere at the touch of your fingertips. The Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau partnered with the Huntsville History Collection to launch Huntsville History Tour: A Digital Guided Tour. Users can discover downtown Huntsville’s history online, anytime. Users can explore 40 historic sites in the downtown area with narration, photos and information about each location. The voices behind the narration are Huntsvillians Jacque Reeves, John Malone and Nancy Rohr. The […]

  • State asks hunters not to shoot deer with orange tags for research purposes

    Montgomery, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama’s Conservation Department is asking hunters not to kill white-tailed deer with orange radio neck collars in four areas in south Alabama. The department, with Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences are studying survival rates and movement patterns of white-tailed deer in Alabama.  Some deer are fitted with orange collars, while some have brown collars.  The department says the deer with brown collars can be shot, but hunters should avoid shooting white-tailed deer with orange collars.  Hunters are […]

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    Doctor says naps are good for you — here’s the key to the perfect nap

    A doctor who wrote an article for the Telegraph says yes, naps are good for you! But here’s the key … only nap for 15 minutes, 30 tops. The doctor says any longer will create sleep inertia — that feeling of grogginess and not wanting to wake up. The nap is known to improve mood, alertness and performance. Knowing that, some work places allow people to nap on the job. The article stated even pilots sometimes nap while in flight, as […]

  • Lady Liberty helps fifth graders recognize local heroes

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – How cool could it be for Lady Liberty to show up to your fifth grade class?  That’s exactly what happened at Harvest Elementary School on Thursday. Fifth grade students are taking part in the Liberty’s Legacy Super Citizen Program for the next 10 weeks.  They’ll not only learn valuable life lessons, they will nominate and vote for local heroes. “Look at their school janitor, their crossing guard, someone who takes someone to the grocery store […]

  • Workforce training helps students prepare for technical careers

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Career Technical Center is broadening its horizon to provide more opportunities for students.   The center’s changes hope to address the need for skilled labor workers in Alabama. Over the summer, the center built more portable classrooms and brought in more programs. Students can now train to be police officers, fire fighters, diesel mechanics and educators. “We can get them to work quickly after high school, and they can go into the […]

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    Gurley’s Walmart Neighborhood Market hiring new associates

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —  Walmart is hiring approximately 30 associates for Gurley’s new Walmart Neighborhood Market, set to open this winter.  A temporary hiring center is open inside the Owens Cross Road Walmart Supercenter at 330 Sutton Road. The store is hiring both full and part-time associates.  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Supercenter, or online.  The majority of new employees begin work in November in preparation for he store’s grand opening. “I […]

  • Week of Caring

    United Way’s Week of Caring event brings smiles and hugs to Limestone County

    Limestone County (WHNT) —  It’s a Week of Caring in Limestone County as the United Way showcases the agencies they help.  Tuesday’s lunch left people with their bellies and hearts full while giving the community a glance into the Birdie Thornton Center. “It’s a daily struggle for families and it’s just wonderful for them to have a place like this,” said Barbara Gordon, Birdie Thornton’s daughter. Birdie Thornton started the center to help her son.  Today, the Center continues to provide a special […]

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    Alabama Shakes featured in national campaign commercial for Mercedes-Benz

    Limestone County, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Shakes and Mercedes-Benz partnered together to shoot a commercial in the band’s hometown of Athens.  Filming the commercial was a community event, and the Athens Police Department even helped out behind the scenes. The commercial features the Grammy-nominated band playing “Makin’ Me Itch” to promote Mercedes-Benz’s new line of SUVs.  Watch the video, and you may see some familiar sights from around Athens and Limestone County. The Shakes will journey back to Alabama for the sold-out performance […]

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