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Carri Walters is a producer here at WHNT News 19. Carri joined the WHNT News 19 team in June of 2012. She began working in the studio, but followed her passion of writing into the newsroom.

Carri is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she double majored in Communication and Journalism, with an emphasis in Media Studies.

She grew up in West Chicago, IL. She then lived in Boston, MA for a couple years after college before moving to the Tennessee Valley with her husband.

Carri is excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team and loves that she learns something new each time she comes in to work.

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    Reminder: Photo ID Now Required to Vote in Alabama

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —  Alabama voters now need to have a photo ID to cast a ballot. Not having one could get you turned away at the polls. Poll workers will get a long list of acceptable options, but if you registered and don’t have any of them, you still have a chance. You can apply for an ID to use for voting purposes only. You will have to provide some documentation to get the free photo ID used […]

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    The Death of the Dictionary?

    (CBS) — The Oxford English Dictionary has long been a standard in most schools, colleges and homes, but publishers say that is changing. Future generations may not be able to see the extended entries on paper that include the citations of material, and chart the development of the word in time. Oxford  publishers say smaller dictionaries will always be available , but the next complete edition will be so big – and so expensive – it may only be released […]

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    Sasha’s Last Wish Fundraiser

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) —  As storms rolled through, lots of people crowded together to enjoy music, inspiration, and community connections in Madison. And that was part of Sasha’s Last Wish — to raise money for animals. The 9 year old from Athens passed away Sunday morning, losing a battle with cancer of her muscles. Today, her parents and friends held Sasha’s funeral in Rogersville and then saw to it that “Taking Care of Paws – Sasha’s Way” was a success. […]

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    FDA Announces New Proposal for E-Cigarette Regulations

    (CBS) — The Food and Drug Administration announced a new proposal this morning to begin regulating electronic cigarettes as well as pipe tobacco and cigars. The Food and Drug Administration says it wants to reign-in e-cigarette manufacturers. “It’s like the wild, wild west. Companies can do anything they want,” said FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg. The battery powered devices allow users to inhale vaporized nicotine. “We need to understand a lot more about how they’re being used and what are […]

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    ‘Palcohol,’ Powdered Alcohol, Loses Federal Approval

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(WHNT)-A new powdered alcohol product has hit a hiccup in getting to market. The federal agency that originally approved “palcohol” reversed its position Monday. An agency spokesman says it approved palcohol’s powdered vodka, rum, and other cocktails — quote — “in error.” Tempe, Arizona-based Lipsmark LCC makes palcohol. It says there seemed to be a discrepancy on how much powder is in the packets, which are meant to be mixed with water. Lipsmark says that it will resubmit the […]

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    NASA Astronaut Takes Spacewalk Selfie

    Have you seen this selfie? It’s out of this world… literally! This is NASA astronaut, Rick Mastracchio. He’s currently at the International Space Station. Mastracchio posted this awesome shot of himself with the Earth and it’s horizon in the background on Twitter Wednesday. He was on a spacewalk at the ISS at the time he snapped this picture. He says the spacesuit he’s wearing makes it hard to take selfies in space.

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    State Representative Uses Gun Shaped Parade Float

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama Rep. Steve Hurst wants voters to know that he is pro gun rights. According to our news partners at al.com, the District 35 Republican from Talladega is getting this message across by creating a parade float in the shape of a giant revolver. The the gun is actually a barbecue. Hurst says the float is meant to remind people that he is a small business owner. Hurst owns a fencing company and also Haynes Street […]

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    Two Vehicle Wreck on I-65S

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — A woman was sent to the hospital as a precaution after the car she was driving was rear-ended by a truck. The collision happened on I-65, just south of the Huntsville-Browns Ferry Interchange. Both vehicles were traveling southbound. A truck came up behind a car at a much faster rate of speed than the car and rear-ended it. The woman driving the car has what appear to be minor injuries. HEMSI took her to the […]

  • Breaking Ground on Morgan County Jail Expansion

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) —  It’s a groundbreaking more than two years in the making. It took some atypical partnerships to make the expansion come to fruition. Ray Long, Morgan County Commission Chair said, “You’ve got a county and a city going together to work to put forth a jail here and you just don’t see that a lot.” An extremely unique feature about this partnership is that the county and city teamed up to build a jail addition before […]

  • HPD Respond to Cutting

    Three People Hurt in Cutting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Three people were involved in a cutting incident. Huntsville Police responded to the scene on the 3500 block of 7th Avenue. It happened just before 9:00 Monday night. Officers say a man and woman got into a fight. The man was cut in the neck and the woman was cut on her forearm. Another man involved in the fight was cut on the finger. The woman was taken to Huntsville Hospital. All of the people involved […]

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    Man Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — An investigation into a neglected herd of cattle ended in 33 arrest warrants being issued for one man. Tracy Stephen Skinner, 48, of Pisgah faces 21 counts of Cruelty to Animals, 9 counts of Failure to Bury Livestock, and three counts of Health-Dead Animals (allowing dead livestock to contaminate waterways). The Jackson County Sheriffs Office Animal Control and Criminal Investigations Divisions conducted the investigation, Skinner was booked in the Jackson County Jail on Friday evening. His […]

  • House Fire in Morgan County

    Home in Morgan County Destroyed by Fire

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Two women are without a home after a fire this afternoon in Morgan County. It happened just outside the Decatur city limits at about 1:00 p.m. Thursday. Decatur Fire and Mud Tavern Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the house fire on Harold Drive. When the units arrived at the home it was fully involved. Two women were inside the home at the time of the fire, but they were able to get out safely. Both […]


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