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    Schools Fine Parents for Taking Kids Out for Vacation

    LONDON, England (WHNT) – A couple in England decided to take their children on vacation in Greece for a week-long holiday. The couple accused the government of imposing “inflexible” holiday rules on headteachers, according to TheGuardian.com. The couple told the court that they took their children on vacation during the school year because they had inflexible work hours during the school’s summer break. The school rules say students cannot be out of school for anything short of exceptional circumstances. Stewart […]

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    Man Says He Killed Bigfoot and Can Prove it

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CNN) -Nearly a year ago a self-described professional Bigfoot hunter claimed to have shot and killed one of the creatures in San Antonio. The alleged incident was featured in a documentary released last year that left more questions than answers. On Thursday Rick Dyer finally released pictures of the alleged beast’s body. “Bigfoot is 100 percent real — there’s no question about that,” Dyer said. Dyer claims he shot and killed the mythical creature in a wooded […]

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    FSU Fans Tag Auburn University Buildings

    AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – Preparations for the BCS Championship took an unexpected turn over the weekend in Auburn. Tiger fans did not seem to be the only ones getting ready for the game. It appears Florida State University fans tagged several buildings on the Auburn University campus. The tags were simply “FSU” spray painted on bricks, concrete and even glass windows. According to our partners at The Huntsville Times/AL.com, Auburn police say Foy Hall and Davis Hall were both targets. […]

  • Attempted Murder on Galaxy Way

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There was an attempted murder in the 5000 block of Galaxy Way around 5:45 p.m. Huntsville Police responded to a call from a man who said he was shot multiple times after an altercation. While investigating the scene, police said they made contact with the suspected shooter. Huntsville Police made an arrest for the attempted murder. No names have been released yet.

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    School Bus Drivers Reprimanded for Praying

    HOUSTON, Texas (WHNT) – Group prayers from school bus drivers in Houston were cause for discipline from their school district. The prayers stemmed from the effects of tragedy that rippled through the group. One of their own lost a 12-year-old daughter after she was hit and killed by a vehicle. Fellow drivers rallied around the mother by surrounding her in prayer via a back channel on the bus radio system. Someone heard the prayers and reported the drivers to the […]

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    Pregnant Nurse Loses Job After Refusing Flu Vaccine

    LANCASTER, Pa. (CNN) –  A pregnant nurse tells CNN she was fired from her job after she refused to get a flu shot for fear of miscarrying. “I’m a healthy person. I take care of my body. For me, the potential risk was not worth it,” Dreonna Breton told CNN Sunday. “I’m not gonna be the one percent of people that has a problem.” Breton, 29, worked as a nurse at Horizons Healthcare Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she was told […]

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    Man With Christmas Wish Gets Over 1,800 Cards

    LEWISTON, N.Y. (WHNT) – A man with Down syndrome had a Christmas wish that came true almost 20 fold. Elliot Shirback, 25, told his mother he wanted 100 cards for Christmas this year. Anne Daggett, Elliot’s mom, took a shot at bringing her son some joy this year by posting his request on Facebook a week before Christmas. Daggett was not expecting much. The post went viral. People from almost every state sent Shirback a Christmas card. Two days after […]

  • Light Display in Muscle Shoals Designed by Teenager

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – We’re just a couple of days away from Christmas, and we bring you another Holiday Lights Showcase. This display our of Muscle Shoals in unique because the whole thing is designed by a teenager. This is the eighth year Ben has made his own display. The display incorporates music with inflatables and lights. Drivers can hear the Christmas songs that go along with the light display when tuned in to 106.7 FM.

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    Cracker Barrel Puts “Duck Dynasty” Products Back in Stores

    NEW YORK, N.Y. (CNNMoney) – Cracker Barrel on Sunday reversed its decision to pull some Duck Dynasty-themed products from its shelves. The popular Duck Dynasty television show and Duck Commander products took center stage in a controversy over comments made by Phil Robertson. As patriarch of the family and founder of the company, he stars in the A&E reality show based on his Louisiana life and company. Cracker Barrel, a chain of over 600 Southern-themed restaurants and stores, said Friday […]

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    Cross Deemed Unconstitutional

    LA JOLLA, Ca. (WHNT) – A federal judge in California ruled a 43-foot cross that sits on top of Mount Soledad is unconstitutional religious display on government land and must come down. The cross sits on a federal war memorial. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said Thursday that the cross must be removed within 90 days. James McElroy, an attorney on the case, said Burns stayed his order pending an appeal. Even with the ruling Burns handed down after a lawsuit brought on […]

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    Student Suspended for One Year Because He Hugged a Teacher

    DULUTH, Ga. (WHNT) – Gwinnett County Public School District near Atlanta, Ga., suspended a high school senior for hugging one of his teachers. Sam McNair, 17, faces one year of suspension because the hug violated the school system’s sexual harassment policy. That one hug comes between McNair and an on-time graduation. McNair said he wanted to brighten a teachers day with the hug that has now cost him high school career. The suspension also leaves McNair in a lurch by […]

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    Two Vehicles Involved in Wreck off Highway 231 at Grimwood

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A wreck involving two vehicles sent one man to the hospital Thursday night. It happened on Highway 231 at Grimwood Road around 7:15 p.m. Police tell us a SUV ran a red light and hit a pick-up truck. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but the SUV driver was not hurt. The wreck closed southbound lanes for 45 minutes, but they are back open.  

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