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    Rep. Mac McCutcheon talks about the status of the issues surrounding the Governor’s office

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  The most recent session for the Alabama legislature is over.  A lot happened, a lot didn’t happen, but it was all over shadowed by the problems for Governor Robert Bentley.  This week Alabama House Representative Mac McCutcheon stopped by WHNT News 19 to discuss where those issues stand. The scandal surrounding the Governor and one of his top aides has received national attention.  His relationship with Rebekah Mason Caldwell has raised questions as to whether […]

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    Officers ask for public’s help locating a capital murder suspect

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a capital murder suspect. Authorities are searching for 25-year-old Cornelius Deshawn Frazier of Huntsville. Investigators believe Frazier to be involved in the shooting death of Dominique Hereford that occurred in the 4200 block of Patton Road on Saturday. Frazier is 5’10” tall, weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. Police say that Frazier is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Frazier is asked […]

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    Chisholm Heights water reserves are dangerously low; Water conservation is necessary

    ZIP CITY, Ala (WHNT) – Conserve water, or risk not having any. That’s the warning for residents of the Zip City area of Lauderdale County. The Chisholm Heights Water Authority’s only storage tank is almost empty, and residents are using it quicker than the system can replace it. That means some folks don’t even have enough water to bathe. A young man would have to wait an awful long time to fill up even a little wading pool in the […]

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    Huntsville Police search for those involved in Sunday morning robbery

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Sunday morning on the 3100 block of Tucker Drive. Police say multiple people, armed with weapons entered the home around 8:30 a.m. HPD investigating robbery at vacant home at 3130 Tucker Drive. searching for suspects. Interviewing witnesses @whnt — Courtney Crown (@CourtCrownWHNT) May 29, 2016 Investigators say shots were fired, but no one lives at the home and there were no injuries. Police are searching for multiple suspects and […]

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    Two Marshall County men arrested for Trafficking and Robbery during safety check-point

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two men allegedly involved in a crime spree that started in Huntsville and ended in Lacey’s Spring. Sheriff Ana Franklin reports that Deputies were conducting a Safety check-point on HWY 231 near Old River Road when they made contact with 36-year-old James Erwin and 22-year-old Jimmy Mansel, both from Arab. Deputies say that both men had outstanding warrants and upon searching the vehicle Methamphetamine, Adderall, and Marijuana were all […]

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    Huntsville Police charge man with attempted murder of a child

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police have charged 34-year-old Lionel Francis with the attempted murder of his 20-month-old child. Police say the victim was shot during a domestic argument on Lockwood Court in southwest Huntsville. According to authorities, after the shooting Francis waited on scene for police to arrive and was taken into custody. The victim, whose name is not being released at this time, has been transferred to a Birmingham hospital with life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Stay with […]

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    Soldier 1 Corporation co-founder speaks about paying forward the American Dream

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –   Born on the 4th of July during the Vietnam war, Lisa Williams believes she was truly meant to be an American.  After her soldier father brought her from Vietnam to American in 1969, Lisa Williams has made the most of her opportunities in this country, becoming a successful entrepreneur.  This week she stopped by WHNT News 19 to discuss how she is accomplishing the American Dream. “Because of those sacrifices that my father and all of […]

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    ISIS calls for more attacks on West during Ramadan

    (CNN) — A recording released online, purportedly from ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, has called for further attacks against the West. The recording urges followers to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June. The roughly half-hour message in Arabic acknowledges losses against the anti-ISIS coalition but asserted the jihadist group would prevail in the long run. The call comes after ISIS-inspired attacks on Western targets, from Brussels to San Bernardino, have shown […]

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    Decatur Police arrest suspect in shooting investigation

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Police responded to a shooting call at the intersection of HWY 67 and Country Club Rd. in Decatur on Friday night. Officers say they located a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. The victim was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. During the course of the investigation, police identified Antone Lamar Yarbrough as a suspect in the shooting. Decatur Police say that Yarbrough was located and arrested […]

  • promo287603465 columnist speaks about controversial Southern Pride article

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  We at WHNT News 19 often refer to our newspartners at to share news stories with our viewers.  So of course we felt it necessary to talk to columnist John Archibald when one of his recent columns “I want my South back” generated a lot of social media commentary.  The post has been shared over 4 thousand times and has garnered nearly 10 thousand comments. The opinion based article has generated so much attention […]

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    Carlie Trent enjoys a homecoming celebration

    ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. – Answered prayers lead to a happy homecoming weekend for 9-year-old Carlie Trent. A community homecoming celebration was held Saturday in Rogersville. Carlie was kidnapped by her uncle Gary Simpson and missing for 8 days before being rescued. Hundreds of people gathered to show their support for Carlie. Carlie was rescued by Donnie Lawson and Stewart Franklin, who found the pair on a property accessible only by ATV. The men held Simpson at gun point until authorities could arrive. The […]

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    SUV crashes into Mobile dance studio, 1 dead, several injured

    MOBILE, Ala. – A tragedy has occurred at a children’s dance studio in Mobile. According to our newspartners at, an SUV crashed into Sheffield School of Dance on Friday at about 4:40 p.m. Mobile police spokesman Terence Perkins said the vehicle swerved into the building and went straight through and exited out the side. Police say one person inside the studio was killed after being struck by the vehicle. Authorities have identified her as Melanie Petithory, of Mobile. The […]


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