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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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  • View of the blaze driving north on the Parkway.  Photo credit: Tim Payment, WHNT News 19 Viewer

    Huntsville Fire investigators determine cause of bowling alley blaze

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After careful investigation, Huntsville Fire investigators have determined the cause of a fire that destroyed the AMF Parkway Lanes Bowling Alley on South Memorial Parkway and injured two firefighters. Thursday Huntsville Fire Captain McKenzie said investigators concluded the most likely cause of the fire was a result of an electrical issue. He said the investigation took some time to complete, due to the extensive damage of the building. The preliminary investigation revealed the fire likely began in the bowling alley kitchen. It quickly spread […]

  • A Washington state trooper caught a driver using a cardboard cutout of Jonathan Goldsmith, the Dos Equis beer pitchman known as "The Most Interesting Man in the World." The driver, who was by himself, was attempting to use the HOV lane. Credit: Washington State Patrol

    Cardboard ‘Most Interesting Man’ fails as carpool-lane ruse

    FIFE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper says it’s by far the best carpool scam he’s seen, but it didn’t work. As KOMO-TV put it, “Troopers don’t always stop people in the HOV lanes, but when they do, they prefer ‘dos’ passengers.” A motorcycle trooper parked along Interstate 5 near Tacoma on Monday afternoon spotted a driver and a rather unusual “passenger” pass by him in the carpool lane. When the trooper stopped the car, he discovered the […]

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    Motorcycle pursuit ends in fatality, 2 arrested

    ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – A man is dead after an attempted traffic stop by an Etowah County Sheriff’s deputy led to the pursuit of two motorcycles Tuesday night. Sheriff Todd Entrekin said the pursuit began just before 8 Tuesday night when two motorcycles failed to stop near Miller Hollow Road and Highway 77, Attalla. After a chase, one of the motorcycles crashed into another vehicle on Highway 77, near the on-ramp of Interstate 59. A man and a woman on the bike were […]

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    Commemorative march honors final leg of 50th anniversary of Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A commemorative march honoring the 50th Anniversary of the final leg of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march will take place Wendesday in Montgomery and will culminate with a program at the Alabama State Capitol. WHNT News 19 will live stream the commemorative program beginning at 1 p.m. The march is organized by the city of Montgomery and Montgomery County. Participants include the National Park Service Walking Classroom, the Dream Marches On Youth Educational Tour and the general […]

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    UPDATE: Manhunt called off until the morning in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Tracking dogs lost the scent of a wanted man they were searching for in dense woods in northern Limestone County Tuesday evening. Deputies suspended the search until Wednesday morning. Members of several law enforcement agencies are looking for a man they said got into a scuffle with an officer and ran from a traffic stop Tuesday at 3:00 PM. Officials say it happened in the Ardmore area near Sweet Springs Road and Brock Road. They are searching for 32-year-old […]

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    Woman and 2 children safe after stranded overnight at Walls of Jericho

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A woman and two children are safe after being stranded overnight at the bottom of the Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead Monday night. “One person made it out, and the other three had not been seen since yesterday afternoon,” Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office got the call around 8:30 Monday night. “Scrambled all the resources, rescue squad, state helicopter, ambulance services, volunteer fire departments that came up to assist,” Chief Deputy […]

  • Donald James Ibenthal (Photo: Fort Payne Police Department)

    ‘Violent sexual predator’ fugitive from Kentucky arrested in Fort Payne

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – A fugitive described as a violent sexual predator by authorities was discovered living in Fort Payne, Fort Payne Police reported. Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum said Donald James Ibenthal, 51, of Kentucky, was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant on March 20. Ibenthal is wanted in Kentucky for a parole violation stemming from multiple sexual offenses against minors, robbery, burglary, and other charges. Fort Payne Police also charged Ibenthal with two counts of Sex Offender Registration and Community […]

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    Photo showing children climbing on Vietnam Women’s Memorial goes viral

    WASHINGTON DC – The nation’s capital has many sites that honor the service and sacrifice made by those who served our country. The Vietnam Women’s Memorial was dedicated to the women of the United States who served in the Vietnam War, most of whom were nurses. Matthew Munson was visiting the memorial when some parents encouraged their children to climb on the memorial for a picture. “There wasn’t a lot of people at this point,” Munson said, “then a big group of […]

  • Lee Perry Jr. (Photo: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

    Former SRO charged with sex crimes involving a minor

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A former school resource officer is facing nine counts of sexual related charges involving a minor. The charges stem from a case that happened more than 10 years ago. Lee Perry Jr. was indicted on sex related charges Monday by a grand jury. Perry, a former Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, served as a school resource officer in 2003 and 2004, according to Sheriff Chuck Phillips. He also worked as a Skyline Police officer. “Back then, we […]

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    Investigators tie McDonald’s shooting victim to Lincoln County home invasion

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – Monday the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department determined that a shooting investigation in Hazel Green is connected to an attempted home invasion in Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said they responded to a call about an attempted home invasion and shooting at a residence on March Mill Road Saturday. Deputies said the homeowner reported that three men came to his door and told him to put his hands up. The homeowner pulled out a handgun, was shot […]

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    Investigators continue search for Limestone County man not seen since July 2013

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to plead with people for tips on a man who hasn’t been seen in close to two years. Jerry Dean Morris is 5’9″ and weighs about 130 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes, and also has a tattoo of the grim reaper on his upper left arm. Family members reported Morris missing in October 2013, and it appears the last time anyone had contact with Morris was […]

  • Michael Logan Hickson (L) and Amanda Evangeline Speakes (R) (Photos: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

    Morgan County Drug Task Force charges 2 in Hartselle meth bust

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – Morgan County Drug Task Force agents charged two people at a Hartselle apartment complex with on meth-related charges Friday. Michael Logan Hickson, 21, and Amanda Evangeline Speakes, 31 were arrested and charged with various drug-related charges. Task force agents had received information that people were coming and going from the apartment, locate on Mitwede St, at all hours of the night, Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said. She said when agents investigated, they smelled marijuana and saw visible drug […]


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