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    Empty the Shelter: Huntsville Animal Services needs foster families

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Animal Services has taken in 95 dogs and 48 cats, filling almost all of their kennels and crates. Huntsville Animal Services Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said ten of the new arrivals were Chihuahua-rat terrier dogs from an animal hoarding case in New Market. “The hoarding case of dogs is something we hate to encounter,” Sheppard said. “These interventions bring in large numbers of pets, and these dear animals are desperate for a loving home […]

  • Son arrested for murder of Mentone woman; Sheriff says the two had argued over bad grades

    MENTONE, Ala. (WHNT) – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in a brutal killing Friday in Mentone. Deputies say 22-years-old Tyler Ryan Blansit confessed to the murder of his mother, Sherry Ann Blansit. Deputies say Tyler Ryan Blansit confessed to hitting his mother in the head after the two had an argument about the son’s grades. Sherry Ann Blansit was found beaten to death behind her home in Mentone.  Her body was transported to the Department of Forensics […]

  • Balloon pilots begin preps for Alabama Jubilee at Point Mallard Park

    Photo Gallery: Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic will be free family fun during Memorial Day weekend. The two-day event offers hot air balloons, live music, tractors, a military tribute, arts and crafts as well as other activities. We invite you to share your Alabama Jubilee pictures  in our photo gallery.  Please upload your pictures by clicking the ‘Submit Your Photo’ button below.  This is the quickest way for us to add them – we check for new […]

  • Drake State Students Graduating with a Job

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-  Graduates from Drake State are celebrating this week.  The majority of them finish debt free and with a job. Finally, all of their hard work, dedication and lots of coffee brought the students to this point.  School administrators say the skill trades these students possess make them very valuable especially here in the Tennessee Valley. “There is so much demand for skill trades here in Huntsville that we have jobs offered to our students before they graduate,” […]

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    Decatur Police announce four arrests in violent crime spree that left two dead

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police say they deployed all available resources from Friday into Saturday morning, as a spree of violent crimes claimed two lives. They identified one murder victim as Antonio Hernandez, 27. A friend who was with him before his death said a group of males robbed them then shot Hernandez “for no reason.” Investigators say he suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Decatur Police identified the second victim as Joshua Davis, 25, of Lacey’s Spring.  Police say Davis […]

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    Arrest Made: Decatur Police to hold news conference on violent crime spree

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur police inform WHNT News 19  they will hold a 3 p.m. news conference about the violent crime spree that occurred Friday night and Saturday morning. WHNT News 19  is aggressively following this story and will be at the news conference to update you online, on social media and in later newscasts.

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    Rainy weather impacts parts of Bike Fest in Downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  If you are planning to attend the first ever Bike Fest held in Downtown Huntsville: Listen up. Due to the rainy weather, many parts of today’s Super Saturday event are canceled. The Mayor’s Bike Ride and Bike Fest will go on as scheduled. There will also be these food vendors at the event: Fire and Spice, Angel’s Island Coffee, Suzy’s Pops and Food Fighters Bustaurant! For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook Page or email info@downtownhuntsville.org.

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    Photo Gallery: Happy Mother’s Day

      TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Happy Mother’s Day from WHNT News 19. We invite you to share your Mother’s Day pictures  in our photo gallery.  Please upload your pictures by clicking the ‘Submit Your Photo’ button below.  This is the quickest way for us to add them – we check for new photos and approve them daily. If you can’t, that’s okay – you can email pictures to photo@whnt.com.

  • Douglas Steven Minor (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: Man could be charged with murder in DeKalb County homicide

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A manhunt in DeKalb County has come to an end and a man is charged with assault and kidnapping as investigators learn more about a Saturday morning homicide on County Road 127. Douglas Steven Minor, 32, and Norma Jo Grinnell, 36, both persons of interest, were both caught Sunday at a chicken house in Cherokee County. Minor is being held without bond at the DeKalb County Jail.  He could be charged with murder, pending the results of […]

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    Police in Huntsville investigating early morning shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police officers are investigating an early morning shooting at a gas station. Officers received a call about shots fired at Conoco gas station located at 4001 Pulaski Pike. When officers arrived on the scene they found blood and spent gun shell casings in the parking lot. The victim was found at Huntsville Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the hand. Police say the victim did not cooperate with the investigators. The victim told […]

  • Pictured: Madison Leigh Humphrey

    UPDATE: Hartselle Police say missing teen found

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Hartselle Police Department reports 16-year-old Madison Leigh Humphrey has been found and is safely in her home. A search had been underway since Saturday. She has last been seen on Saturday, April 11th at her home in Hartselle.  

  • Cheese lovers rejoice, it’s National Grilled Cheese Day!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is National Grilled Cheese Day. According to the National Day calendar, the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920′s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. The grilled cheese sandwich was originally intended to be an open-faced sandwich but changed over the years. Grilled cheese has now been elevated to “foodie status.”

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