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David Kumbroch is now and has always been a storyteller.

A graduate of The University of Alabama, David Kumbroch joined WHNT in May 2011 as a Multimedia Journalist. A Telecommunication and Film major, David was also a proud member of the nationally-renowned Alabama Forensics Council, where he won two national championships in Extemporaneous Speaking.

His passion for telling stories began in his hometown of Collierville, Tennessee where David hosted a local morning show at Collierville High School -- an experience he credits for sparking his interest in television news. While in high school, David also earned a national championship in Extemporaneous Speaking. After his first championship, David was invited by Finalist Files, an organization that provides research and strategic advice to high school forensic competitors, to write two educational books and a monthly subscription on Extemporaneous Speaking.

David comes to WHNT News 19 after three years of experience interning at Alabama Public Radio, Fox 13 in Memphis, and WVUA in Tuscaloosa.

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    Huntsville could be home to future spacecraft landings with Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – City and state leaders gathered at the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce on Monday for a big announcement delivered from France during the annual Paris Air Show. Sierra Nevada Corporation will conduct preliminary studies in Huntsville to see if the company can land its newest spacecraft, Dream Chaser, at Huntsville International Airport.  If this happens, Huntsville would enter a class all its own. “Currently right now, Huntsville is the first public use airport that’s come forward and said, […]

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    Huntsville Police investigating a rape case on Aldridge Creek Greenway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police say they responded to a rape call in the 1100 block of Mountain Gap Road around 11pm Saturday night. The victim told police a man approached her on the walking trail and assaulted her, then left. The victim was treated for her injuries. HPD’s Domestic Violence Unit and Crime Scene Unit are handling the investigation.

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    Giant water slide event coming to Huntsville, Slide the City tickets on sale now

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You can now buy tickets for the massive water slide event called Slide the City Huntsville. The event isn’t until September 12th, but tickets get more expensive the closer you get to the event. The slide will go down Church Street in the area of Big Spring Park. Right now, you can get a ticket for a single trip down the slide for $15. A “triple slider” pass sells for $30 right now, and you can […]

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    Lawrenceburg firefighters need your help locating someone in a “suspicious fire” investigation

    LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WHNT) – The chief fire investigator at the Lawrenceburg Fire Department says he has a suspicious fire investigation on his hands. The fire happened on Thursday in the 400-block of Nixon Avenue in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The chief investigator says witnesses saw a white female, approximately 20-30 years of age, walk between the two residences involved in the fire, 20 to 30 minutes before they started smelling smoke. The woman had shoulder length brown hair that was in a ponytail […]

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    U.S. Marshals, Decatur Police make felony drug bust on Wimberly Drive

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police announced Saturday that an apartment raid on Friday lead to seven arrests for felony marijuana charges. The bust happened at an apartment complex on Wimberly Drive in Decatur. The police were helping the marshal service serve another felony warrant, when they say they found a marijuana distribution operation. They arrested Demarrius Goode, Donta Rollins, William Johnson, Antoine Scruggs, Craig Carter, Glendrick Hayes, and Montravious Walton. Goode faces a bond of $101,000, and the others […]

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    Southern Light to start installing fiber internet in Research Park by end of 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Southern Light announced it will start construction on a fiber network backbone in 2015 at a media conference on Wednesday. Whenever city leaders gather to announce a new business moving to Huntsville, the first thing you ask about is job growth. Southern Light CEO Andy Newton answers, “We normally start construction and then start building a team that will be focused on Huntsville. That might start out in the ten person range but might build up […]

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    Nerves fray for local agencies as special session for budget looms

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With the senate calling it quits on the regular session, forcing a special session, First Stop’s Executive Director Clete Wetli confides, “It truly is fight or die time right now.” He helps over see the resource center for the homeless, and he worries about how much he’ll be able to help if mental health care takes another cut. Over at the Madison County Courthouse, they face another potential budget slash after years and years of the […]

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    UAH professor gets patent for space lasers that could power space stations, save Earth from asteroids

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This story starts a long time ago. University of Alabama in Huntsville Professor Richard Fork remembers, “My grandfather was a young man at the time the American west was being populated.” His grandfather helped spread the power grid out west, which pumped electricity and  civilization through its wires. Fork muses, “You need something similar for space.” Right now space stations and ships have to generate their own power. Obviously, admits Fork, “You can’t string wires in […]

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    New Remington jobs posted, “hundreds” more expected by the end of the year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) handles a lot of the hiring for the new Remington plant in Huntsville. Assistant Director Lee Hammett says they’ve got a little over forty jobs up right now, but they will have “hundreds” by the end of the year. Right now, they’re looking for machine operators and maintenance technicians, which both require experience. However, Hammett says they also expect to have more assembly line jobs open up, which do not require […]

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    Southeastern Cyber Security Summit brings in over 700 people

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cyber security, the summit and the conversation, has grown a lot over the last few years. Attendance at the Southeastern Cyber Security Summit proves it. Judy Darwin, the summit’s publicity chair says just three years ago, they only had around 350 attendees. Now they’re up to 750. Huntsville plays the role of obvious host. Darwin says it just makes sense, “Huntsville is the Mecca for all things D.o.D. and defense.” Cyber security has a rippling effect […]

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    Single fallen tree contributes to 10 water rescues on Flint River

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The chief of Moores Mill Volunteer Fire Department says he knows of 10 different rescues from a single tree laying across the Flint River. Here’s what we know about the tree. Kayaker Kenneth Greenleaf travels the river all the time. He tells us, “It’s a poplar tree. It’s about maybe two-foot in diameter.” Madison County Commissioner Roger Jones points it out on a map, “It’s just north of Wess Taylor [Road].” It’s actually Commissioner Eddie […]

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    Rain leads to more water rescues already this year than past several years combined

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The people who enjoy the Flint River tend to spend a lot of time on it. Kayaker Kenneth Greenleaf tells us he’s out on the river at least once a week. He says, “I know it very well.” But he says right now, the water is high enough that he worries about people out there on it. He’s not alone in his concern. Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad Deputy Director Chad Tillman tells us, “This year […]


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