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Drew Galloway is WHNT's Interactive Content Producer. He is a lover of nerd-culture and literature.

Drew joined WHNT in February 2013 after writing for The Madison Weekly. He writes about a variety of topics, including crime, community, and other general stories that come our way on a given day.

Drew's love for literature began at an early age when he picked up his first book, The Hobbit. His love for writing grew at UAH, where he studied English and Philosophy.

Drew loves movies and often writes movie reviews for WHNT.com. Drew and a few others at WHNT love to attend the premiere showings on midnight of the first day a film is released.

Drew loves science-fiction and fantasy, including Star Wars and the Lord of The Rings, and now The Hobbit films. He also loves the Marvel Comics films and is looking forward to the next installment of The Avengers in 2014. Ask him about any Marvel character and he'll surprise you with his wealth of knowledge. His favorite is Ant-Man, due for a film in 2015.

He is also one of the cool people at WHNT who dress up for Halloween.

Drew and his beautiful wife, Alexis, attend Willowbrook Baptist Church. They are planning to get a puppy very soon, possibly a Pug. Check back for updates!

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    Missing woman from Marshall County believed to be dead

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help finding a woman who has been missing for a week. Judith McElroy Carranza, 60, of Horton was reported missing to Douglas Police on April 1. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in this investigation. Sheriff Scott Walls said Carranza may have family in the Etowah County area. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Carranza is asked to contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at (256) […]

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    Teams search for aircraft that crashed in the Tennessee River in Colbert County

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Colbert County Emergency Management Agency reported an aircraft crashed in the Tennessee River Monday afternoon. State Troopers said multiple credible calls came in about 1 p.m. about an aircraft crashing into the Tennessee River. An eye witness told WHNT News 19’s Catherine Awasthi on the scene that a black helicopter flying lower than the Natchez Trace Parkway bridge hit the water. The witness, who was fishing at the time, said the helicopter broke apart […]

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    List of Tennessee Valley Tornado Shelters

    WHNT News 19 has compiled a list of community tornado shelters in north Alabama.  Find the shelter closest to you so you’ll know where to go next time severe weather hits. We’ve listed the shelters by county in alphabetical order.  If you know of a shelter we should add to this list, please email details to interactive@whnt.com.  Please specify if it is a public or private-run shelter. List updated April 2014 CHEROKEE COUNTY Industrial Blvd, next to Leesburg Town Hall […]

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    Huntsville Fire & Rescue contains house fire on Claiborne Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire on the 2800 block of Claiborne Road Monday afternoon. Officials said four units were on the scene of the house fire on Claiborne Rd. When our crew arrived on the scene, crews had already put out the fire. Claiborne Road was closed from Hollins Street to Millbrook Drive. for about an hour.  Huntsville Fire & Rescue said the fire started in the garage, where it was contained. One resident was home […]

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    Auburn University student personal information exposed for 6 months

    AUBURN, Ala. – Friday, Auburn University reported the personal information of current, former, and prospective students was accidentally left exposed from Sep. 2014 to March 2015. The university said the records involved include some combination of name, address, email address, birth date, Social Security number, and academic information. No payment card, bank, or financial account information was involved. Auburn University discovered the records were publicly accessible on March 2, 2015. In a press release, the university said the exposure happened after […]

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    Bob Barker returns to ‘The Price is Right’ in awesome April Fools’ Day prank

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — For the first time in eight years, a TV legend returned to doing what he does best. Contestants told to “come on down!” on the April 1 edition of “The Price Is Right” encountered not host Drew Carey but another familiar face in charge of the proceedings. Instead, there was Bob Barker, who hosted the TV game show for 35 years before stepping down in 2007. Looking spry at 91, Barker handled the first price-guessing game of […]

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    Third Decatur Krystal murder suspect pleads guilty

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The third person charged with the 2011 felony murders of two Krystal employees entered a guilty plea Wednesday. Cassandra Eldred, 26, of Decatur entered a guilty plea the felony murders of Jeffery Graff and Jessie Aguilar, Morgan County District Attorney Scott Anderson said. She was sentenced by a judge to life in prison. “We are pleased that Ms. Eldred decided to accept responsibility for her actions and enter a plea of guilty. While nothing will ever be able […]

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    UPDATE: Missing Boaz woman found in Birmingham homeless shelter

    BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – Boaz Police say a woman reported missing recently has been found alive. Investigators found Shirley Stillson in a homeless shelter in Birmingham.  Someone had identified her as being treated at UAB Hospital in Birmingham and investigators located her at a homeless shelter nearby. Prior to this development, Stillson was last seen walking on Watts Road on March 23.  She is a diabetic and didn’t have her medication with her. Many people shared Stillson’s picture through social […]

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    Jay Leno headlines the 27th annual Huntsville Classic on May 7 at VBC

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The 27th annual Huntsville Classic presented by the Huntsville Hospital Foundation will feature Jay Leno as the headliner for the Classic Dinner on May 7 at the VBC Propst Arena in Huntsville. The Huntsville Classic is a two-day event featuring a dinner, performance, and golf tournament. Since 1989, the event has raised nearly $5.2 million and contributed significantly to the growth of Huntsville and Madison hospitals. The Classic Dinner features a cocktail hour, a seated dinner on the Arena floor, and […]

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    List of Tennessee Valley Easter egg hunts

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – Parents, if your kids are dying to go hunt some Easter eggs but you don’t know quite where to go, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. If you know of an egg hunt not listed, email the information to news.department@whnt.com and we will add it! Madison County Dublin Park Easter Egg Hunt The 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Daystar Church of Madison, will be held at Dublin Park on Soccer Field #1 (Malcolm Field) […]

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    Madison Police officer indicted for civil rights violation

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham announced Friday that Madison Police Officer Eric Parker has been indicted on civil rights violations charges. The incident took place the morning of Feb. 6. A neighbor called police about a suspicious man walking in the neighborhood and dispatchers sent two officers there. Video released by the Madison Police department shows Officer Parker throwing 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel to the ground, severely injuring him, while investigating the call. Following an internal investigation, Madison Police Chief Larry […]

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    Browns Ferry employee recovering after fall and minor contamination

    ATHENS, Ala. – A Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant employee is recovering after suffering a cut and contamination after a fall Wednesday. Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant spokeswoman Kristine Shattuck-Cooper said an employee fell about five feet while working in the plant. He suffered a cut to his forehead and received a small amount of radiation contamination around the cut, Shattuck-Cooper said. The wound was successfully decontaminated and the worker was transported to the hospital. Shattuck-Cooper said all precautions were taken during the transportation […]


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