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    Madison Street Festival returns for 36th year

    MADISON, Ala. – The 36th annual Madison Street Festival will be in full swing this Saturday, October 1st in historic downtown Madison. The festivities begin with the MSF 2016 Parade starting on Skate Park Drive at 9 a.m. The parade will lead to the following road closures: Mill Road between Hughes Road and Sullivan Street Church Street Front Street Main Street Sullivan Street There will be hundreds of vendors, artisans, a children’s area, and performers, along with original art work, muscle […]

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    TLC for Paws to host Silent Auction and Party for Paws

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Animals can bring love and joy to a home, but they can also cost a lot to keep. TLC for Paws aids around 1000 animals a year. The organization has five wonderful vets that work with them to spay, neuter, administer shots, tests, aid in emergencies, give heart worm treatments, and much more. Donations from grants such as the Jane Lowe Grant and private donations help, but it is never enough to see to the needs of the many […]

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    Donations are needed for Christmas Charities Year Round

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It is already time to start thinking about the holiday season and this week Cassie Watson Scott of the United Way’s Christmas Charities Year Round stopped by WHNT News 19 to talk about what they need. Donations of gently used or new toys such as board games, balls, Barbie dolls and batteries are welcome. Suitable donated items are provided at no charge to less fortunate local children and families. Christmas applications are now being accepted and donations are […]

  • The Nina and Pinta Columbus replica ships will be docked at Ditto Landing from September 28 to October 10, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Pete Dobbs)

    PHOTO GALLERY: The Nina and Pinta replica ships sail in at Ditto Landing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Take a journey back in time at Ditto Landing.  The arrival of the Nina and Pinta, replicas of two of the ships used in Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the new world in 1492. The ships sailed from Decatur to Ditto Landing in Huntsville today. The ships open to the public Thursday, September 29th and will be docked there until Monday, October 10th. Once the ships sail away from Huntsville, they will continue to Guntersville and remain there at the old marina from […]

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    New Alabama Speaker of the House says Special Session was successful

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The dust has settled on the Special Session of the Alabama Legislature.  Several things happened, and several things didn’t happen and this week the newly appointed Alabama House Speaker, Rep. Mac McCutcheon stopped by WHNT News 19 to give his perspective on how the session went. “I feel like at the end of the day we had a success.” says McCutcheon.  “We got a clear message about the lottery issue, whether you were for or against, […]

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    High school football matchups for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30

    Here’s a list of games involving Tennessee Valley teams for this week.  See where your school is playing! Please help us on Friday nights by calling in final scores.  You can call our newsroom at (256) 533-1919 or Tweet scores @whnt or @whnt_sports. THURSDAY Ardmore @ Lee Addison @ Decatur Heritage FRIDAY Bob Jones @ Hewitt-Trussville Buckhorn @ Gadsden City Grissom @ James Clemens Sparkman @ Huntsville Brewer @ Fort Payne Pell City @ Cullman Decatur @ Athens Florence @ […]

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    Huntsville Police identify pedestrian struck and killed in crash on Jordan Lane

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police have identified the pedestrian struck and killed while attempting to cross Jordan Lane in front of the Huntsville Fire Station near the intersection of Bob Wallace Ave. Police say 67-year-old Ernest Pope of Huntsville died as a result of his injuries. Police are investigating the accident at this time and no charges have been filed against the driver.

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    Pedestrian struck by a vehicle on University Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police are investigating a incident involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle near Bojangles on University Drive. Witnesses say that HEMSI transported a woman to the hospital. Witness Austin Hallmark says that the woman was hit while crossing the street and that she was responsive, but had some leg injuries. WHNT News 19 is working to gather more details on this breaking situation and we will update you on-air, online and on social media.      

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    James Clemens Band is set to march in London during New Year’s Day Parade

    MADISON, Ala. – The James Clemens High School Band is headed across the pond over the winter break to march in the London New Year’s Day Parade. The parade route is 2.5 miles long (or 4.02 km) past 500,000 people and will be televised to a crowd approaching 300 million people. “This is a wonderful opportunity not only for our students, but for our school and our community,” said band director Keith Anderson. “Few high school bands are invited to […]

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    The Community Free Dental Clinic is here to help those with bad teeth and no insurance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Dental care is expensive and for many it can feel totally out of reach.  The Community Free Dental Clinic may be able to help you. Have you ever had a toothache? They could be more serious than you would think.  Prior to the clinic’s formation three years ago, some people’s only alternative was to go to the Emergency Room for an antibiotic, but that doesn’t pull put the bad tooth. The Community Free Dental Clinic was started […]

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    Facebook photos of man allegedly dragging girl through Walmart by her hair spark investigation

    CLEVELAND, Texas — Facebook photos showing a man apparently pulling a young girl through a Texas Walmart by her hair have prompted a police investigation after sparking outrage on social media. Erika Burch said she took the photos after noticing that he was gripping the little girl’s hair to the shopping cart handle and “dragging” her as she cried, “Please stop. I promise I won’t do it again. Please stop!” Burch, who was shopping with her husband, said she asked the man to let […]

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    Police investigate armed robbery at Athens gas station

    ATHENS, Ala. – The Athens Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night around 9:15 at the J-Mart Marathon gas station on Hwy 72 at Hine Street. Authorities say the robber was a man, armed with a handgun and he fled with a small amount of cash before officers could respond. Police released a surveillance video where you can see the suspect. If you have any information about this crime, contact Det. Kelly Fussell at 256-233-8700.