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  • 121715 LD UNA Parking WEB PIC

    UNA begins addressing parking woes by tearing down apartments

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The University of North Alabama has taken the first step in dealing with the parking woes facing their students. With more than 7,000 students now and just fewer than 3,000 parking places, the school decided it’s time to make some improvements. They are some of the most valued pieces of property currently on the University of North Alabama Campus. Parking spaces may not be very attractive, but they are at a premium. “We’ve definitely recognized that parking […]

  • 121615 CO Foundation Donation 630pm PKG

    Foundation donates thousands in goods to Muscle Shoals school system

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Christmas came early Wednesday for students and teachers in the Muscle Shoals School District. To help fill the needs of students, the Muscle Shoals Education Foundation spent tens of thousands of dollars for classroom wish lists. They may not have been wearing the Mr. and Mrs. Claus outfits, but they created just as much excitement. After months of fundraising by the Muscle Shoals Education Foundation, teachers at Highland Park Elementary were given presents – iPad’s which will […]

  • 121515 LD Veterans Park Attraction 5pm PKG

    RSA in discussions with Shoals leaders to invest attraction money into conference center

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than ten years ago, the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) invested millions of dollars into the Shoals with a Marriott hotel and Robert Trent Jones golf course. But one project which has yet to break ground is a community sponsored attraction at Veterans Park in Florence to complete the deal. Tennis courts and a few older ball fields make up the majority of land use in the park. RSA agreed to build the hotel, golf course, […]

  • 121415 CO Airline Provider WEB PIC

    New Shoals airline could take flight in February

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – The U.S. Department of Transportation has given its blessing for a new airline to take over service in the Shoals. For two months, Northwest Alabama Regional Airport has been without airline service.  That is why airport board members wanted to put the selection and approval of a new airline service provider on the fast track. “I think this is very important that we get the right airline, and we get the right price structure. I […]

  • 121115 CO Gaming Machines 6pm PKG

    Gambling machines in convenience stores targeted by Colbert County authorities

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – One week ago, the Colbert County District Attorney and Sheriff vowed to rid their jurisdiction of gambling machines. Authorities said the machines have started popping up in convenience stores across the county. On official letterhead from the district attorney, more than half a dozen businesses in Colbert County were ordered to cease operations of gambling machines in their stores. In the letter, District Attorney Bryce Graham said the Cherry Master and Eight Liner machines in operation […]

  • 121015 FR Santa Toy Drive 5pm PKG

    Russellville first responders in dire need of Christmas donations

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – First responders are in desperate need right now for the public’s support. 250 families are depending on the efforts of fire fighters and police officers to bring Santa into their homes this Christmas, and right now donations are down. Baby dolls, matchbox cars and games – all of them are Christmas gifts for most any child. The Russellville fire and police departments collect them as part of their annual Santa Toy Drive. They’re gifts for children who might […]

  • Rigerberto Osorio, 41, Jonathan Crouch, 18

    Russellville Police: Arrest of 6 people solves numerous vehicle burglaries

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – A total of six people are facing charges in Russellville. Police believe their arrests have solved in at least 11 burglaries. Rigerberto Osorio, 41, Jonathan Crouch, 18, and four juveniles all face various theft-related charges. All have been arrested this week. Investigators believe they were involved in at least 11 burglaries that have taken place since October. Russellville Police say they also suspect the group had involvement in three Franklin County residential burglaries. The juveniles are being […]

  • 120915 CO Downtown Tuscumbia Merchants 6pm PKG

    Merchants and city teams up to bring “Black Friday Rewind” to Tuscumbia

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – In an effort to draw people and dollars into Tuscumbia, merchants in the downtown area have decided to hold a second “Black Friday” event. The idea came as merchants saw record numbers of people lining up for deals after Thanksgiving. One year ago, Dwayne Lindley and his business partner moved Po Boys Grill from Florence to downtown Tuscumbia. Since then, the pair has been racking their brains to come up with ways to attract people to […]

  • Florence Animal Control Director Vinnie Grosso

    Florence Animal Control Director turns in his resignation to city leaders

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – After 17 months of leading northwest Alabama’s largest animal shelter, the director has turned in his resignation. According to Florence Animal Control Director Vinnie Grosso, the move is a bittersweet one which will close a long, distinguished chapter in his life. “I have regrets leaving right now,” Grosso told WHNT News 19. “I kind of question myself, is this the right time?” In July of 2014, leaders in Florence chose Grosso as Animal Control Director for the […]

  • 120715 CO School Rankings 5pm PKG

    Two Shoals school systems rank among the best in the state

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Two northwest Alabama school systems have broken the top ten for the best schools across the state. Not only do the Trojans and Falcons compete on the gridiron and hardwood, but they compete in the classroom as well. In the latest Niche rankings of state school systems, Florence ranked eight, while Muscle Shoals landed at nine. Muscle Shoals Superintendent Brian Lindsey said the rankings speak highly for both systems. “I think it speaks volumes for the Shoals […]

  • Photos of Jessica Thompson, the van she may be in and the couple she may be with (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency)

    UPDATE: Authorities locate missing Shoals woman believed to be in extreme danger

    The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office says Jessica Lynn Thompson has been found safe. Investigators believed she was with people who were exploiting her and that she was in extreme danger. Thompson, 25, was missing since Monday, November 30.  A surveillance photo showed her going to an ATM in the Shoals area on December 1.  She got out of a dark blue Chrysler minivan to get money.  The van has tag number 25DB923. Investigators say Thompson was in Cullman on Thursday, December 3, because her credit […]

  • 120415 CO Marriage License Fee 6pm PKG

    Alabama marriage license fees set to increase January 1st

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – The cost to get married is going up on January 1, 2016. In an effort to sustain a statewide initiative against domestic violence, legislators doubled the cost of licenses. Clerks in the Colbert County Probate Judge’s Office aren’t too overwhelmed with tag and license renewals in December. However, the group is taking the time to prepare to field questions about the costs of marriage licenses going up. “I think it’s important to realize this is a […]


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