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    Special group of athletes from Lawrence County wins state championship

    MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – A group of student athletes from Lawrence County made history Wednesday as they won a state championship football game! The Lawrence County Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Team beat Hewitt-Trussville 26 to 18. The team is the first of its kind in north Alabama. “It’s a combination of Special Olympic athletes and what they call partner athletes, kids without intellectual disabilities,” said Steve Jones, the head coach. The students represent each of Lawrence County’s high schools as a […]

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    Third season of Skating in the Park opens November 21

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Downtown Huntsville’s Skating in the Park is back for a third season. The rink officially opens Friday, November 21 and is open until January 4, 2015. Skating in the Park is located directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art. The rink is open seven days a week, with extended hours during the week of Thanksgiving and during area schools’ Christmas Break. Normal Rink hours: Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday from 4 p.m. to […]

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    North Alabama legislative races on the ballot Nov. 4: Who’s running in your district?

    The general election is November 4. See what to expect when you get your ballot.

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    Piedmont High School suspends public prayer at home football games

    PIEDMONT, Ala. — Piedmont High School suspended public prayer at home football games in response to a letter from a Wisconsin-based organization, according to our news partners AL.com. School officials said they received a letter in March from an attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin. They said an unnamed resident of the Piedmont area reported the school violated the Constitution’s First Amendment by allowing public prayer over the public address system at home football games. The school […]

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    Governor Robert Bentley discusses why he deserves four more years

    (WHNT) — Democratic candidate for Alabama governor, Parker Griffith, doesn’t hide his feeling about republican incumbent Robert Bentley. Griffith says his opponent doesn’t deserve four more years in office. In this week’s leadership perspectives, WHNT News 19’s Steve Johnson asked Governor Bentley about the man he’s running against. He discusses his plans and what he’s done to warrant another term. “I’m actually not running against my opponent. I am interviewing with the people of this state that I see out […]

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    Gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith discusses his ideas for the governor’s seat

    (WHNT) — Incumbent Alabama Governor Robert Bentley seems to have his campaign in good shape while his opponent, Democratic challenger Parker Griffith trails in the polls. In this week’s leadership perspectives, Griffith says state voters need to consider a change at the state capitol. In his interview, he discusses the upcoming election and his ideas for the governor’s seat. “We can’t afford to be the same old Alabama because we’re losing jobs. We’re having a brain drain,” Griffith said. “Many […]

  • Huntsville Utilities warns customers about phone scam

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville Utilities has a scam alert to warn customers about. It’s a reoccurring scam that’s making a comeback this week. This round of scams targets mainly commercial customers, and a few residential customers have complained as well. Scam callers tell customers they have 30 minutes to pay a random amount to a 1-800 number. Customers are threatened with interrupted utility service if they don’t pay. “Mostly we want our customers to know, that’s not the way we do […]

  • Kid and family fun with Halloween trick-or-treating in Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Spend Halloween with Downtown Huntsville, Inc. this year. The first Halloween event is the perfect place for families and kids to celebrate around the square. The event features trick or treating, live music and fun for the entire family. Homewood Suites and Artisan Lofts will also have different activities for the whole family to enjoy, as well. Families can visit businesses in the Twickenham Square area for trick-or-treating, costume prizes and pumpkin carving. The idea for […]

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    Four Alabama projects make wasteful government spending list

    Each year an Oklahoma senator creates a list of wasteful government spending, according to our news partner Al.com.  It’s called the Wastebook, and the list has 100 entries with some mind-boggling numbers. Alabama isn’t immune to Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn’s list.  Coburn, a medical doctor and a Republican, says wasteful government spending in our state includes: A Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Systems employee allegedly taking a patient to a crack house to purchase drugs and solicit prostitutes. The VA facility […]

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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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