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  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Bob Jones football players visit Mill Creek Elementary to read to Pre-K students

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — Before football season kicks off, a group of Bob Jones football players paid a visit to Mill Creek Elementary School.  The team stepped off the bus Wednesday morning with one goal: put a smile on a child’s face.  So, for the next hour, the team humored and entertained students at Mill Creek Elementary School’s special needs pre-kindergarten class. “It makes you feel happy because I get to see the smiles on their face,” said Carson Styles, Bob Jones […]

  • "Baby Cow" is back home. The owner says someone returned him Thursday.

    UPDATE: Thief returns patriotic ‘Baby Cow’ to Madison County family

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s good news to report about a decorative cow that was stolen from a Madison County family’s home over the July 4th weekend.  Baby Cow is back! Someone tossed him in the ditch Thursday, and the family had to get a winch to get him out, but the Williams family says they’re thankful he’s returned. “[He's] in a little rough condition but still intact,” Lisa Duncan Williams posted on Facebook.  “We are so happy to have […]

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    Update: Crews locate body of teen who drowned in Franklin County

      PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver confirms an 18-year-old Isaac Edward Linzer drowned Sunday in the Bates Landing area. Sheriff Oliver said the area is popular among swimmers who use the rocks there to jump into the water that can measure up to 40 feet deep. The teen reportedly jumped into the water and never came back up. Crews located Linzer’s body late Monday afternoon after an exhaustive search.  

  • Decatur Police Investigate Afternoon Shooting

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – This afternoon a man walked into the Decatur-Morgan Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Decatur Police are investigating the shooting, possible crime scenes and witnesses involved with the shooting. WHNT News 19 is working to gather more information on this case.

  • Predicting the Storm with NWS Meteorologist Dave Nadler

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Dave Nadler, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service, sat down with WHNT News 19’s Steve Johnson on Leadership Perspectives recently to talk about storm prediction in north Alabama. Nadler works with meteorologists throughout the Tennessee Valley to determine weather warnings and severe outbreaks. He monitors forecasts from the National Weather Service and local forecast centers in the area. Nadler has been a meteorologist for 15 years. “The focus is the local expertise,” Nadler said. […]

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    Sample Ballots for Alabama Primaries on June 3, 2014

    (WHNT) - Alabama's Republican and Democratic primaries are June 3, 2014. Here are sample ballots for north Alabama counties.

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    Mother’s Day Scams & Misleading Ads

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Mother’s Day is two days away – this Sunday. WHNT New 19’s Beth Jett is taking action to investigate misleading promises online for this holiday weekend. Consumer watchdogs warn of email inbox scams geared toward greeting cards or deals that may look too good to be true. Local Huntsville flower shop, Bishop’s Flowers is booked for Mother’s Day and is rejecting orders because they don’t have time to fill all of the orders. The store has […]

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