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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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  • Isiah Thornton (Photo: Florence Police Dept.)

    Florence Police make arrest in connection to downtown assault, release more about investigation

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Florence Police have made an arrest in connection to an assault that happened downtown two weeks ago. Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler said Isiah Thornton, 28, was arrested and charged with assault third degree and criminal mischief third degree Tuesday. Investigators said 20 to 30 juveniles assaulted Kevin Dawes, a Lauderdale County man and his 14-year-old son at Wilson Park on Friday, June 5.  The victim’s wife, Juli Dawes, witnessed the attack and said the group “was […]

  • Billy Oden Smothermen (Photo: ALEA)

    ALEA issues missing senior alert for Montgomery man

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a state-wide missing senior alert for a Montgomery man Wednesday afternoon. Billy Oden Smothermen has been missing since June 7. He was last seen leaving St. Charles Ave. in Montgomery in a grey Ford Taurus. Smotherman is a 66-year-old white male. He is 5’4″ and weights 140 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. If have any information, please call Montgomery Police Department at (334) 241-2651.

  • Summer King (Photo: Anita King)

    Hartselle teenager fighting for her life after weekend wreck

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – An 18-year old from Hartselle is fighting for her life in Huntsville Hospital Tuesday evening. Summer King was badly injured in a wreck late Sunday night. Her family and friends know the situation is serious right now. Her mother, Anita King, told us, “If she survives the next 72 hours, she’ll have a long recovery ahead of her.” King’s mother says the teenager has several fractures in her head and brain swelling. We spoke with Anita King Tuesday afternoon, and at […]

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    2 injured in weekend boat crash at Florence Marina

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries Saturday night when two boats collided at Florence Marina. Colbert County EMA officials said a call came in Saturday night about a boat collision. Witnesses to the crash said a group of people were on a pontoon boat were struck when another boat hit it in the side. The witness said the boat went completely on top of the pontoon. The witness said two people were taken […]

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    Madison County crews rescue lost boaters on Flint River

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Crews rescued two lost boaters on the Flint River Monday night. Officials on the scene told our crew that three people went for a boating trip on the Flint River. They said the trio went past the pullout point and tried to turn around. They entered a side channel as night fell and became lost. One boater was able to walk away and find help. Rescue crews put boats in the water and pulled the other two […]

  • Shanika Jackson (Photo: Huntsville Police)

    Huntsville Police locate missing woman

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say as soon as they issued the alert about a missing woman, they received information that she was safe. Shanika Jackson, 30, has spoken to police and is safe. Thank you to everyone who shared this story on social media.

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    No damage or injury at Albertville business

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Albertville Fire Department Chief Brad Hicks says no one was hurt and no property was damaged in a Friday afternoon business fire. Hicks says they received a call of a fire at Progress Rail Services at 1:30 p.m. Friday. He says a worker was using equipment to move scrap when the fire started. It took crews around an hour to put out the fire. Viewers used Twitter to report a black column of smoke rising from the fire near Hwy 431 in Albertville. […]

  • Robert Glen Kahler (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

    Former East Limestone Boy Scouts leader charged with possession of child pornography

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A former East Limestone Boy Scouts leader was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of obscene matter. Robert Glen Kahler, 49, was arrested as the result of an online investigation into the sharing of child pornography files from 2014, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said the investigation started in Madison County. Limestone investigators report they were notified of a suspect living in their jurisdiction in July 2014. They searched Kahler’s residence and seized computers for forensic examination. […]

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    Portion of Cecil Ashburn Drive to close Saturday, June 13 for repair

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Weather permitting, Cecil Ashburn Drive will be closed on Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 6 a.m. until noon for maintenance. The road will be closed from Donegal Drive to Old Big Cove Road. The city of Huntsville is planning on replacing worn striping and raised pavement markers. The Huntsville Police Department will be on the scene to make sure drivers stay off the road. Be sure to use an alternate route Saturday.

  • Leon Tidwell (Photo: Colbert County Sheriff's Office)

    Days after disappearance, teams continue to search for missing Colbert County man

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for a missing 72-year-old man.  Leon Tidwell was last seen at Hayes Landing in the Riverton Rose Trail area on Monday, June 8.  This area is west of Cherokee, along the Tennessee River. Tidwell is 5’7″, wears glasses, and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and cut-off blue jeans. He has a tattoo on his right arm.  The sheriff’s office says Tidwell has serious health problems, and […]

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    Enduracool microfiber towel a cool ‘Deal’

    Summers in Alabama can be brutal. Factor in the humidity and the misery index can be off the charts. There are some tools on the market that claim to keep you cool when the heat is on in a hard way. The EnduraCool Cooling Towel claims to cool instantly when wet. It also claims to have proprietary technology (in a towel) that cools to 30 degrees below a person’s average body temperature. Who knew you could put proprietary technology in […]

  • Eric Parker, Madison police officer recommended for termination after the incident involving 
Sureshbhai Patel on Feb. 6 (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

    Madison officer’s attorney to call martial arts instructor as expert witness to justify takedown

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The attorney for the Madison Police officer accused of violating a man’s civil rights filed paperwork to have a local martial arts instructor called as an expert witness to justify a takedown that left a man partially paralyzed. Madison Police Officer Eric Parker is accused of violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel while investigating a call about a suspicious person. Video from an incident in Feb. shows Parker slamming Patel to the ground, leaving Patel partially paralyzed. Paker’s attorney […]


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