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    Huntsville community leaders continue the conversation about race issues, police interaction

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It has been a trying time in the United States this summer.  Two men were recently recorded on video being killed by police.  The backlash generated by these events sparked shootings targeting police officers.  This resulted in five officers being shot and killed in Dallas.  Three other officers were killed in Baton Rouge. People are upset and tensions are high.  This is the kind of thing that we need to talk about, and WHNT News 19 is Taking […]

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    Redstone Historian gives an inside look on the history of the Arsenal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Recently, Redstone Arsenal celebrated it’s 75th birthday.  This week, Redstone Arsenal Historian Mike Baker dropped by WHNT News 19 to talk about the Arsenal’s beginnings and influences. Redstone Arsenal ended up in North Alabama, but it could have gone anywhere in the country.  “The decision had come down to two places, either what is now Redstone Arsenal or an area outside Memphis Tennessee.”  says Baker.  “Thanks to Senator Lister Hill, who is an often forgotten figure, a guy named […]

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    Your Photos: Lightning captured around the Tennessee Valley

    Friday brought a bit of much-needed rain to the Valley overnight.  Along with that rain came nature’s light show and WHNT News 19’s viewers broke out the cameras to record the beautiful display. Nearly 2,400 lightning strikes were detected Friday night at 10 p.m., and many of you whipped out your cameras and snapped breathtaking photos of the electric sky. Viewers emailed photos as well as sharing them to the WHNT News 19 Facebook and Twitter pages. We even received some through […]

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    Political Analyst Jess Brown discusses scandals rocking three branches of Alabama government

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One thing people love to talk about in the State of Alabama is politics.  The tiniest changes keep the stories fresh and the jaws moving when it comes to what the news means for the state.  This week WHNT News 19’s Political Analyst Jess Brown stopped by to talk a little politics and to give his opinion on how some of the biggest scandals will affect our government. The conviction of Mike Hubbard on ethics charges and his […]

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    Education advocate discusses perks and problems from this past school year

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Even though it is summer vacation, you shouldn’t stop thinking about your child’s education.  This week Elizabeth Dotts Fleming of the Huntsville-Madison County Schools Foundation stopped by WHNT News 19 to give her perspective on just how important it is to think about education 365 days a year. “I think there’s one thing about education.” says Fleming.  “It is a passionate thing that falls on the hearts of so many people.  Everybody was educated in […]

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    Stolen illegal weapon and drug paraphernalia discovered during a raid on a Priceville home

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department discovered stolen property and drug paraphernalia at a Priceville residence on Saturday. Deputies assisted by The Madison-Morgan County Strategic Counterdrug Team, commonly known as STAC, and The Morgan County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the home of Rodney Lacy and Amanda Lacy. Agents say they discovered an illegal short-barreled shotgun and multiple drug paraphernalia items and meth residue.  The illegal shotgun was also discovered to be stolen property […]

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    Aerospace Consultant Mike Rudolphi gives a look into what the future of the Space Program could hold

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For those of us living in North Alabama, the space program has always been a part of our culture.  We are proud to be the home of the Marshall Space Flight Center and all of the space related research and development that goes with NASA.  Mike Rudolphi is the Engineering Director at MSFC and was the Head of Propulsion for the Space Shuttle and this week he stopped by WHNT News 19 to about the future of […]

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    Two Hartselle residents arrested for Meth Manufacturing after woman claims she is being held against her will

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people are under arrest in Hartselle after Meth Labs were discovered while Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a call about a person being held against their will. Deputies made contact with 30-year-old Neasha Woods on Friday after she claimed that Clyde Parker was not allowing her to leave a residence on Tall Pine Road. Sheriff Ana Franklin says that during the course of the investigation Woods told Deputies that there were Meth Labs in a garbage pile outside of […]

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    Space Physicist explains how far we’ve come in the space age, and the importance of science education

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There is one member of the University of Alabama system in the National Academy of Sciences, and that man is Gary Zank from the University of Alabama, Huntsville.  Zank is on the Chair of the UAH Department of Space, a Space Physicist at UAH, and director of Space Plasma and Agronomic Research.  This week Dr. Zank stopped by WHNT News 19 to discuss what his job actually entails, how it can be applied to daily life, […]

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    Vehicle overturns on HWY 72, traps woman inside

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Huntsville Police, the Huntsville Fire Department and HEMSI are all on the scene of a one vehicle wreck that happened on HWY 72 near Campbell Drive. Authorities say the vehicle left the road and overturned, trapping one woman in the SUV. The mother of the woman says that she has been transported to the hospital to be checked out but she is not seriously injured and was alert. Authorities believe a blown tire was the cause of […]

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A humanitarian aid convoy entered Daraya, the Red Cross said, in the first such delivery since a regime siege began in 2012. But the opposition said only medical supplies were in the delivery and British charity Save the Children said it was "shocking and completely unacceptable" that it excluded desperately needed food. / AFP / Fadi Dirani        (Photo credit should read FADI DIRANI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syria bombards starving Daraya hours after food aid delivery

    (CNN) — The Syrian regime has pounded the besieged city of Daraya with barrel bombs, just hours after food aid was delivered to the area for the first time in almost four years, officials and monitors said. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 68 barrel bombs had been dropped on Daraya on Friday as agencies delivered food rations to the city on the brink of starvation. This comes as the United States is leading airstrikes […]

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    Unmanned Aircraft Systems are saving soldiers lives

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Drones are the newest and neatest in the world of camera technology.  It seems like everyone wants to have a tiny flying camera these days.  The Army refers to these little gadgets as Unmanned Aircraft Systems or UAS.  This week Colonel Courtney Cote, the Project manager for UAS at Redstone Arsenal stopped by WHNT News 19 to talk about how the Army utilizes the latest technology. The UAS is utilized by all units in the Army […]

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