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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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    2 arrested in Morgan County meth bust

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Drug Task Force arrested two people Wednesday night on meth charges. Officials had to decontaminate the people at the residence on Gum Springs Cutoff Road. The names of the two people arrested haven’t been released yet. An investigator at the scene told us children were present. The two people arrested on meth production charges will also be hit with child endangerment charges. Remember, if you See Meth, you can Stop Meth. Call the tipline at 1-866-303-meth. That’s 1-866-303-6384.

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    Social media reaction to DreamVision announcement decidedly doubtful

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – The dream is a big one. A $3.5 billion theme park inside Muscle Shoals was officially announced Wednesday. People from all over were able to watch DreamVision’s theatrical announcement on WHNT News 19’s live stream. After the announcement and presentation, people took to social media to let their voices be heard. Will people have to pay what’s likely a high admission cost to simply want to visit the Alabama Hall of Fame? What a strange move #shoals […]

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    Trial by jury begins for Brian Lucas Tuesday

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The trial by jury for Brian Lucas, a man charged with sex abuse and sodomy, began Tuesday in Huntsville. Lucas is charged with three counts of sexual abuse and one count of attempted sodomy. Brian Lucas’ identical twin brother, Aaron Lucas, pleaded guilty to similar charges in Colorado. He is currently serving 20 years to life for multiple child sex abuse charges. Last week, Brian Lucas’ attorneys asked the court to limit and prohibit the state from presenting evidence related to allegations […]

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    Huntsville City Schools extends registration for magnet programs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Good news for students looking to apply for Huntsville’s magnet program — the deadline for applications has been extended. The school system said due to the overwhelming interest in the programs, the application window has been extended to Friday, Feb. 20. The Huntsville City Schools system offers seven programs — with concentrations in fields such as computer engineering, law and the performing arts. There are four “magnet” high schools, one middle school, and two K-through-8 schools. Applications may […]

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    Same-sex couples ask judge to order all Alabama counties to issue marriage licenses

    MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. – A complaint filed in federal court claims numerous Alabama officials violated the 14th Amendment rights of those seeking a marriage license today after a federal stay expired, effectively making same-sex marriage legal in Alabama. The complaint comes from Mobile County, where couples seeking a marriage license were told that the Probate Court would not open the marriage license office. The suit names Governor Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange as defendants, as well as Alabama Chief […]

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    UPDATE: Former Madison pediatrician facing sexual abuse charges

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A former Madison pediatrician is facing sexual abuse charges and is on his way to be booked into the Limestone County Jail, according to Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones. James D. Cartwright was arrested in south Alabama Friday. Agents with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force brought him back to Limestone County Friday evening. Dr. Cartwright has been indicted on three counts of Sex Abuse 1st Degree and one count of Attempted Sex Abuse 1st Degree stemming from incidents that occurred […]

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    2 dead, 4 injured after explosion at fireworks factory in Owens Cross Roads

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. – An explosion at Ultratec Special Effects, a commercial fireworks factory, killed two people and injured four others Friday. Read this blog of the events as they unfolded. The explosion happened about 11:20 a.m. Friday and was heard as far away as Asbury in Marshall County. Aimee Cothran Bearden and Marie Sanderson died in the explosion. A family spokesperson said McKenna Whorton was injured and is currently being treated for burns at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Sgt. Brian Chaffin with the Madison […]

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    Man charged with 2 counts of murder in 2013 fatal Martin Road wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police confirm a man has been charged with two counts of murder following an investigation into a fatal wreck from Oct. 2013. Michael Deon Draper was charged with two counts of murder Friday, according to Huntsville Police. In Oct. 2013, police said Draper’s car swerved and hit a black Ford  in an early morning accident on Martin Road at Jamar Circle, near Zierdt Road. Dezmond Dennis, 20, and Andres Gentry, 22, lost their lives as a result of the crash. […]

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    Former Vina coach accused of sexual relationship with student pleads guilty to felony assault

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – A second former Vina High School coach has entered a guilty plea after being accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. According to Franklin County Prosecutors, Brian Scott Keeton pleaded guilty Friday morning to felony assault. Prosecutors said today was the deadline to take the plea deal, with trial for Keeton scheduled to begin on Monday. In the plea deal, which was approved by the 17-year-old victim’s family, Keeton was sentenced to four years […]

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    Health insurance provider Anthem hacked, social security numbers & more stolen

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hackers managed to breach Anthem, Inc. security system and steal names, birthdays, social security numbers and more, the health insurance provider said Wednesday on its website. In a message posted from Anthem President and CEO Joseph Swedish, he said: “These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and have obtained personal information from our current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income […]

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    Huntsville Police officer charged with bribery, obstruction of justice to change plea

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police officer indicted in connection with a conspiracy to make cocaine trafficking charges against an individual go away has scheduled a hearing to change his plea. In December, officer Lewis Hall was indicted on charges of conspiracy, bribery, obstruction of justice and making a false statement to investigators, according to authorities. The charges claim Hall conspired with someone to pay a fellow police officer $5,000 if that officer would claim a vehicle search that resulted in drug-trafficking charges […]

  • Diana Diniela Cortez (Photo: Albertville Police)

    Albertville Police ask for your help finding missing woman

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Albertville Police Department needs your help locating a woman last seen on Jan. 19. Albertville Police said Diana Diniela Cortez, 26, of Albertville, was reported missing Monday. According to the report, Cortez was last seen by her mother, who reported her missing, on Jan. 19.  Cortez was supposed to stop by her mother’s home to see her on the 19th, but never arrived or called to let her know that she would not be by. No one has had contact with Cortez since […]


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