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    Indiana siblings arrested in Morgan County for allegedly trafficking Morphine

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sheriff Ana Franklin reports that early Saturday morning, February 6, 2016, Michael Chad Badger along with his sister, Crystal Gail Beaven, both of Indiana, were arrested in Hartselle for allegedly trafficking Morphine. The two were located by the Hartselle Police Department during the investigation of a suspicious vehicle in the median of Hwy 31 near Pattillo St. Both suspects appeared to be passed out in their vehicle.  A subsequent search found the two to be in possession […]

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    Pakistan suicide bombing kills 8, injures dozens

    QUETTA, Pakistan (CNN) – A man rammed his explosive-laden motorcycle into a Pakistani security forces’ vehicle, setting off a blast that killed at least eight people and injured about 20 others, officials said. The suicide attack took place Saturday evening outside a district court in Quetta, which is in southwestern Pakistan’s Balochistan province, said Quetta police official Syed Imtiaz Shah. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released Saturday through the group’s spokesman Mohammad Khurrassani. Three […]

  • Four Decatur youth are  each charged with two counts of capital murder related to a May 2015 crime spree

    Four teens charged with capital murder are applying for youthful offender status

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Four Decatur teens, who have each been charged with two counts of capital murder for the May shooting deaths of two men, are asking a Morgan County Judge to grant them youthful offender status. According to court documents, attorneys for Joseph Cowan, Cedric Cowan, Amani Goodwin and Cortez Mitchell filed motions on Friday. Arguments on the motions will be heard in court in April. The young men are charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the shooting […]

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    Firemen rescue a man attempting to rescue a cat from a tree

    WESTMINSTER, Colorado (CNN) – A new twist on an old story, everyone has heard about cats getting stuck in trees.  In Colorado, the traditional rescue by the Fire Department got a little more complex when they had to rescue a cat and his owner too. The owner had attempted to coax his cat Jupiter out of a tree, but his ladder fell.  Firefighters helped him out by putting the ladder back up, but the cat still refused to come down. Rescuers […]

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    Alleged Heroin Trafficker arrested in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Sheriff Ana Franklin reports that on Saturday, January 30, Mitchell Alexander was found to be in possession of Marijuana, 4 grams of Heroin, 2 grams of Cocaine, Suboxone, and Alprazolam. Morgan County Deputies made this discovery during a traffic stop on I-65 at exit 334 in Priceville. Alexander has been charged with Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Bonds have been set for a total of $180,000. […]

  • Pictured from left to right are the inmates who escaped from a Southern California prison: Bac Duong, Hossein Nayeri, and Jonathan Tieu. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP)

    Sheriff says remaining 2 escaped inmates in California caught

    ORANGE COUNTY, California (CBS) – Two inmates who had escaped from a Santa Ana jail more than a week ago were in custody, authorities announced Saturday. Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu were taken into custody in San Francisco, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced on its Twitter feed. A female English teacher is  also in custody and being questioned about her alleged role in the prison break from the Orange County Central Men’s jail in Santa Ana. Bac Duong, who […]

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    Work force expert gives Huntsville high marks

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville area is very lucky to have a thriving business community.  To support that community, Huntsville has to have a great and varied work force.  This week Lyndsay Ferguson of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce stopped by WHNT News 19 to talk about work force development and how the Huntsville area is doing in that respect. What’s the bottom line?  How is the Huntsville/Madison County work force doing?   Ferguson feels that, “It’s strong, it’s […]

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    Massachusetts tattoo artist gives away free Donald Trump tattoos

    Massachusetts (CNN) – One tattoo artist in Massachusetts is giving away free tattoos.  The catch?  They have to be related to the Trump campaign. Bob Holes, owner of the Clay Dragon Tattoo in Seabrook, Mass announced this week that the is offering free Trump tattoos.  It can be anything related to the Republican Presidential candidate.  People have chosen his face, which took less than an hour, and his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” Holmes says his shops are booked […]

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    New investigation into ‘Making a Murderer’ case

    Netflix’s popular documentary Making a Murderer is riveting and has lots of viewers questioning the case.  Steven Avery was convicted of killing Teresa Halbach in 2005. Avery was sentenced to life in prison but has recently appealed his case.  Avery’s new attorney, Kathleen Zellner is optimistic her client will be proven innocent. Zellner believes that her team will uncover new evidence. “I want to understand the hood latch, battery cables, where the blood was supposedly found in the car. I want […]

  • Nashville police investigate a shooting at White's Creek High

    One shot during fight at a Nashville high school

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS) –  One man is injured after a Friday night shooting in Nashville.  Police say a fight broke out in the parking area of White’s Creek High School and shots were fired. Authorities believe the shooting happened while the students were attending a basketball game.  The school was placed on lock-down to keep fans in the gym. The injured man was taken to the hospital, but no other details have been released.

  • Mississippi gun store shooting

    Mississippi fight escalates, leaves 2 dead 2 critically injured

    PEARL RIVER COUNTY, Miss. (CBS) – A gun shop owner and his son are now dead after a shootout in a Mississippi gun store with two customers. According to investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department, the altercation began Saturday afternoon after two men, also father and son, went to McLemore Gun Shop to pick up a weapon being repaired. Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says Michael McCool, 29, and his 52-year-old father Audy became agitated after being told that though […]

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    Sheffield motel catches fire Sunday afternoon

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – A fire broke out at the Regal Inn Express in Sheffield on Sunday afternoon. Sheffield Fire Department got there before there was too much destruction, though several rooms did have smoke and fire damage. So far no injuries have been reported. The fire started in one of the rooms.


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