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    Soldier “Selfie” Causes Controversy

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (KFOR) – A soldier’s selfie about avoiding saluting the flag has sparked a social media firestorm. Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey is facing criticism online for this selfie, which shows her flagrantly avoiding issuing a salute to the American flag. (Instagram photo) The Army Times reported Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey posted a selfie on Instagram under handle “sheffeynation” with this caption. “This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don’t have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR ‘THATS […]

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    “Ten Commandments of the Alabama Legislature”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Senate passed a bill last week that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public places like schools and government buildings. The bill, sponsored by DuWayne Bridges (R) of Valley, now goes to the Alabama House for approval. There is a lot of debate and controversy surrounding the bill. We brought you a story written by Kyle Whitmire, a reporter at our news partner AL.com, that lays out the things he saw […]

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    Responders Work To Find Out What Caused Large Brush Fire

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A brush fire spanning at least 20 acres in Marshall County is out after two hours of fighting it and officials are working to find out how it started. It took four fire departments to put out a brush fire off highway 79 in Grant late Sunday afternoon. Responders tell WHNT News 19 the fire was at 1321 Cardessa Lane off Baker Mountain Road. Crews say the fire started at about 5 p.m. It was contained […]

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    Bill proposed for Ten Commandments in public buildings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An Alabama representative is making the move to get the Ten Commandments back into public buildings. Rep. DuWayne Bridges (R) of Valley wants Alabama voters to have a say in whether or not this should come to pass. Kyle Whitmire, a reporter for our news partners at AL.com, was at the debate to hear what Bridges and other representatives had to say, and he says he learned a few things in the process. Here’s a link […]

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    Senate Approves Bill on Holiday Greetings in Alabama Schools

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Senate approved a bill allowing children in Alabama classrooms to learn about Christmas and Hanukkah. The bill also allows students and teachers to exchange holiday greetings. The Senate passed the bill 22-7 Thursday. Senator Gerald Allen, a republican out of Tuscaloosa, proposed the bill. The bill now goes to the House for approval. As of right now, Christmas and Hanukkah are the only two winter holidays acknowledged in the bill. If the bill passes, […]

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    8.7 million pounds of meat recalled

    PETALUMA, Ca. (CBS) – A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, federal officials said Saturday. That’s a whole year’s worth of meat processed by Rancho Feeding Corp., which has been under scrutiny by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. The agency said that without full inspection, the recalled products are unfit for human consumption. They were processed from Jan. 1, 2013, […]

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    Mentor Helps Students with Lunch

    HOUSTON, Texas (WHNT) – Stories are popping up around the nation of schools segregating some students who cannot pay their lunch tab. One man in Texas takes the initiative to help students who are having money problems get a decent meal at school. We reported this story of a school in Utah that took students’ lunches and threw them away when they could not pay – http://whnt.com/2014/01/30/utah-elementary-school-seizes-lunches-of-40-students-over-unpaid-accounts/ . Kenny Thompson heard the same story and decided to look into the situation. He […]

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    Woman Launches Campaign with “Fat Girl Dancing” Video

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – A North Carolina radio personality is dancing her way into hearts across the country, inspiring others with her “No Body Shame” routine. WGHP reported Whitney Thore, on-air producer for 107.5 KZL in Greensboro, is calling her series “A Fat Girl Dancing” and others are taking notice. “Cultural norms, societal pressures and the whims of the fashion industry do not define my worth as woman or a human being,” Thore said on NoBodyShameCampaign.com. “My intelligence, personality, talents, and contributions do not fluctuate with the numbers on a scale.” According to […]

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    UPDATE: Man Injured After Hit-&-Run Incident in Monrovia

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – There was a hit and run incident in Madison County Sunday night near the Crestwood Mobile Home Estates off Alton Circle. The incident was near Capshaw Road in Monrovia. Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night,  a man says he was hit by a car. He says the driver of that car apologized, then drove away. He said he’s not badly hurt. Alabama State Troopers are still looking for the driver of that car.

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    Woman Says She Visited Heaven

    ALTUS, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma woman said she spent nine minutes in heaven as she flatlined during a medical procedure. Crystal McVea told KFOR-TV that it happened on Dec. 10th 2009 after she was admitted for a routine medical procedure. An adverse reaction to medication sent the small town teacher and mother of four from Altus, Oklahoma into cardiac arrest. Medical records have confirmed she flatlined, and she said she experienced heaven in this nine minute span of time. “The […]

  • Brandon’s Sketch, January 30

      Thank you, Brandon, for your sketch!

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    Medical Marijuana Law May Require People to Give Up Guns

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KPLR) – Illinois’ new medical marijuana law is a four-year pilot project with some of the nation’s strictest standards.  So how will it be regulated?  Here’s a first look: Patients would pay to be fingerprinted for a background check, plus pay a $150 a year fee to apply for a photo ID.  Under the proposal, they would also give up the right to own a weapon and that’s very controversial. Opponents say it conflicts with U.S. Constitutional […]

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