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    Troopers: Police were ‘trying to catch up to’ driver before wreck that killed 4 in Limestone Co.

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A stretch of Highway 72 westbound’s lanes were shut down for hours Sunday morning following a fatal wreck. Huntsville Police, Limestone County Sheriff’s deputies, and Alabama State Troopers blocked off the intersection of U.S. 72 and Burgreen Road after two vehicles collided at 3:13 in the morning. Troopers say a large SUV driven by Terrance Walker, 40, of Huntsville, hit a smaller SUV carrying three people. Yoneko Cain, 31 of Athens, Mario Sledge, 26, of Athens, […]

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    Road conditions clear in some areas, but slick in others

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – If you’re about to drive to work or school this morning, the roads are in good shape in some places but not others. They’re icy in southern middle Tennessee, including Fayetteville. Further south, in the Huntsville area, roads are clear.  Elevated sections of Memorial Parkway are back open.  Crews had closed them around 6:15 a.m. to treat the overpasses.  There was also a wreck above Oakwood Avenue, with a truck nearly going over the side. Another […]

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    One church in Athens opens its doors as a community warming center

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)- A church in Athens is lending a helping hand. Central Church of Christ opened their gym  doors as a community warming center. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson says about 40 stranded motorist utilized the open gym doors at the church. One stranded motorist from Nashville happened to be a musician and showed his gratitude by playing a song for everyone. Some students from Mississippi State were stranded but quickly made themselves at home. This morning, volunteers with […]

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    UPDATE Road conditions improving across the Tennessee Valley, I-65 moving again

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Getting around the Tennessee Valley is improving as of 11:30 a.m. There are still some problems on secondary and rural roadways. Interstate 65 Moving – New as of 11:34 a.m. Thousands of motorists were stranded on Interstate 65 for hours overnight Friday into Saturday.  Troopers from the Decatur Post say all lanes of I-65 are passable now.  But, traffic is moving very slow.  All wrecks have been moved to the side of the interstate. To report traffic crashes or other […]

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    One person shot following an altercation in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – One person was shot during an altercation in Huntsville early Saturday morning. Police say they arrived on the scene at the 4900 block of Cotton Row around 4:45 AM Saturday. Investigators believe the incident began as attempted robbery. The victim told police they opened the door to find a man demanding money, and the two began fighting over a gun. During the fight, the victim was shot in the forearm. Police say the offender fled the […]

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    UPDATE: Athens Utilities repair power outage

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Utilities Crews are worked to repair an outage that covers eastern Athens and southeastern Limestone County. Utilities crews say they have two substations that are out in Belle Mina and French’s Mill. Crews have restores power to the majority of the customers. Athens Utilities says crews are in the area and service will be restored as quickly as possible. The cause of the outage is unknown.  

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    UPDATE: Huntsville Utilities repairs natural gas leak on California Street

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities crews have finished work on a natural gas line on California Street.  The work required them to close the outside northbound lane from McClung Avenue to White Street on Monday morning. The lane was closed from about 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. This work was required to fix a leaking gas main in-front of Maple Hill Cemetery. Huntsville Utilities says it appreciates the community’s patience and cooperation with our crews while these necessary repairs […]

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    Muscle Shoals Police continue to investigate double murder

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Muscle Shoals Police responded to the scene of a shooting that left a man and woman dead. Muscle Shoals Police Chief Robert Evans confirms  23-year-old Kayla Glover, of Killen, and 25-year-old Gary Wayne Baskins, of Florence, were shot and killed Saturday morning. According to police, the shooting happened around 2:20 at Jody’s Restaurant located at 1460 Highway 20. “The male was inside of a parked vehicle in the parking lot of the restaurant, the female was outside […]

  • Reverend Doctor Carolyn McKinstry gives a strong message at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast

    TRIANA, Ala. (WHNT) – Reverend Doctor Carolyn McKinstry, A strong speaker,  gave a strong message at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Triana Saturday. The theme was “Yes We Can”. McKinstry told WHNT News 19, the focus was to talk about how far we’ve come. While also using those milestones to improve. McKinstry says there was much resistance along the way for Martin Luther King Jr. His perseverance should be an example to us. “We’ve come this far […]

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    Crews are on scene of a power outage in northeastern Madison County

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Utilities are on the scene of a power outage in Madison County. The outage is north of Winchester Road from Moore’s Mill Road to Shields Road. Huntsville Utilities says crews are in the area and service will be restored as quickly as possible. The cause of the outage is unknown.

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    WHNT News 19 to stream Governor Robert Bentley’s inauguration

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley will be inaugurated to his second term Monday in Montgomery. The events began at 9 a.m. WATCH LIVE. The inaugural parade will begin at 11:00 a.m at the court square fountain. Several Tennessee Valley bands will march in the parade, including the Priceville High School marching band. The Morgan County Sheriff’s mounted posse, Arab High School marching band and the Huntsville Community Drum line will all be there as well. WHNT News 19 will […]

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    UPDATE: Rescuers retrieve four people from a Lake Guntersville island after their boat sinks

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Guntersville Fire and Rescue along with Guntersville Rescue Squad responded to a call for help Saturday morning. Guntersville Fire and Rescue Lt. Brian Patterson says three adults and a 10-year-old boy had been stranded on an island on Lake Guntersville Saturday morning after their boat sank. The group had been duck hunting when a wave flooded the boat, said Patterson. They swam to safety on the nearby island close to the River Bridge end of the lake. […]

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