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    Truck, man’s body found along road in Franklin County

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Family members of a missing Shoals man made a gruesome discovery Tuesday afternoon. According to Sheriff Shannon Oliver, the family found a vehicle matching the description of one owned by a missing man along Highway 23 North, two miles from Vina. Sheriff Oliver says it appears the Nissan truck left the roadway and went down a 30-to-40 foot ravine.  What appears to be the body of a man was found inside. Investigators say the 58-year-old […]

  • The Shoals Industrial Development Committee meets to discuss two new manufacturers coming to the Shoals area.

    After a rocky 2014, jobs are headed back into the Shoals

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jobs have been at the fore-front for economic development and government leaders in the Shoals for months now. With 1,600 jobs leaving the area due to closures, Tuesday marked a hopeful turn-around for job recruitment with two jobs announcements. In a packed board room, the Shoals Economic Development Authority announced to members that two Michigan based metal fabrication companies have made the decision to expand south. MS Metal Solutions agreed to purchase the equipment and rent […]

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    Sheffield dumpster diver arrested after police chief spots her

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – Donation bins put out by non-profit charities could be considered their life-line when it comes to supporting a cause. But far too often police say, those who don’t need help – help themselves to the bins contents for their own benefit. On Sunday afternoon, Sheffield Police Chief Greg Ray said he was driving past Loaves and Fishes on Hatch Boulevard when he noticed a car pulled up next to the donation bins out front. When he […]

  • Phil Campbell High School opens to students and teachers on Monday morning.

    New high school opens to Phil Campbell students

    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a sound administrators of the Franklin County School System have been waiting to hear for over three years. It’s the rumble of feet on the tile and voice’s cackling in the hallways. Class change inside the new Phil Campbell High School has a new energy. Freddy Ordonez says they have been waiting on this moment for quite a while now. “It feels pretty good. Just coming in here walking on these new floors, I […]

  • Ivy Green, the Helen Keller Birthplace in Tuscumbia

    Campers get the “Helen Keller Experience” in Tuscumbia

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – Thousands stroll up the brick walkway into Ivy Green each year, but Friday’s tour group is a special one. They’re participants in the 2014 Camp Courage, here to celebrate not only the triumphs of Helen Keller, but their own as well. A few select kids from across the state are in Tuscumbia for the second annual Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience. The children are taking part in an intensive camp to inspire them to celebrate […]

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    Muscle Shoals police seek business burglar; DA wants counterfeiter behind bars

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT / Shoals Area Crime Stoppers) – Muscle Shoals police don’t have his name, but they do have his picture on file. Investigators say this man broke into a business earlier this month and believe someone may recognize him. Police say he stole several power tools and copper wiring. The Colbert County District Attorney’s Office is searching for this man. Again, no name, but they believe someone will recognize him. Investigators say he has been passing counterfeit […]

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    Teachers begin occupying the new Phil Campbell High School

    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – Moving day is a dreaded task for many, but educators and students at one Franklin County school are rejoicing. It’s been over three years in the making, and Thursday the boxes started moving into Phil Campbell High School. Organized chaos could be a way to describe the stacks of boxes and filing cabinets that are being moved into the new Phil Campbell High School building. Educators gave students Thursday and Friday off so they could […]

  • 091014 CO Sheffield Police Dispatch 630pm PKG

    Sheffield latest to move towards centralized police dispatch in county

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – By a unanimous vote of the city council, Sheffield has become the largest city in Colbert County to move towards a centralized E911 dispatch center. This week, Sheffield council members voted to transfer police dispatching duties to the county E911 office. Each day, operators at the Colbert County E911 Center get hundreds of calls for all kinds of emergency needs. That call volume will increase when they start taking calls and dispatching officers for the Sheffield […]

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    Florence police investigating home invasion with numerous guns taken

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say numerous guns are on the streets after an overnight home invasion in the city. Shotguns, pistols, and long rifles were all taken by a masked man at gunpoint and investigators need your help locating the robber. What looks like a quiet street during the day, was anything but that inside one of the homes on South Crown Street a few hours earlier. Florence police say at 12:45 Tuesday morning, one of the residents had […]

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    Hundreds in Florence turn out to feed the hungry

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Organizers are calling it the largest United Way of Northwest Alabama campaign kick-off ever. And the efforts of a few hundred Tuesday morning will help feed thousands in the Shoals over the next several months. Equipped with hair nets, plastic gloves, and aprons more than 300 people united to fight hunger at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum. Organized through the United Way of Northwest Alabama, the event not only kicked off the National Day of Caring, it served […]

  • Photo of some of the recent construction work at Phil Campbell High School (WHNT News 19 File)

    All-new Phil Campbell High School to open Monday

    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (WHNT) – There’s great news for students in the 2015 graduating class at Phil Campbell High School.  They will finally get to attend classes in a traditional high school, under one roof, for the rest of their senior year. The new high school will open to students on Monday.  The building passed final inspection today, and staff will begin moving in Thursday and Friday. It’s been a long time coming.  The old high school was destroyed by […]

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    Update: 6-year-old girl taken from school found in Mississippi, mom in custody

    7:43 a.m. Update: (WHNT) –   Police in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee say 6-year-old Ashlynn Tay Young has been found and her mother has been taken into custody. Police say the two were found just before midnight at a residence in Lucedale, Mississippi. Authorities say the girl’s mother, Amanda Taye Young, does not have custody of her daughter.  She will be extradited to Lawrenceburg to face charges of custodial interference. Ashlynn Young is being returned to the custody of her grandmother. The […]


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