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  • Photo Gallery: Happy Father’s Day

      TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT) – Happy Father’s Day from WHNT News 19. We invite you to share your Father’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

  • Lawrence County Deputies arrest a man for allegedly making terrorist threats

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Investigators arrested a Town Creek man after he allegedly made phony terrorist threats using a walkie talkie style radio. According to Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell, authorities arrested 32-year-old Justin Lee Berryman on Friday night and charged him with Making a Terrorist Threat. Deputies said he was using the device to make phony  radio transmissions over the sheriff’s dispatch radio frequency. Sheriff Mitchell said the phony calls for assistance have been happening numerous times a day […]

  • Child burned with scalding water in Limestone County flown to Shriner’s Burn Hospital

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The child critically injured by scalding water in Limestone County has been flown to Shriner’s Burn Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. Limestone County Deputies arrested two people on child abuse charges Monday. Derrick Defoe, 29, and Amanda Marie Reyer, 22, are charged with aggravated child abuse. Wednesday, the couple was additionally charged with two counts of first degree domestic violence each. Limestone County investigators said they received a call Monday from Huntsville […]

  • Crews douse house fire on Kimbrell Lane in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville firefighters responded to a house fire on Kimbrell Lane in Huntsville just before 4pm. Seven units responded to the scene of the fire. Firefighters got the fire under control quickly, though it took them longer to make it completely safe. Firefighters tell WHNT News 19 that there were two people at the home at the time, but there were no injuries. They still had work to do to pinpoint the place the fire started in […]

  • Crews working to fix power outage in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Huntsville Utilities have restored power. The reported power outage was along Gurley Pike from Brownsboro Road to the Madison / Jackson County Line and from U.S. Highway 72 to Sharps Cove Road. Crews say a vehicle hit a pole at 488 Gurley Pike.

  • Miss Alabama 2015: Meg McGuffin

    ( – Auburn graduate student Meg McGuffin was crowned the new Miss Alabama at the pageant’s finale at Samford University’s Wright Center Saturday night. McGuffin, a 22-year-old Ozark native, said she was taken by surprise when her name was announced as the winner. “I was thinking this is unreal,” she said. “There’s no way. I always thought of it as an unattainable goal and suddenly I’m here and it’s just a whirlwind.” McGuffin will take a break from earning her […]

  • Deputies in Cullman searching for suspect in an attempted murder case

    CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) – Cullman County deputies are searching for a suspect in an attempted murder case. Deputies say they are looking for Jack Wilson and have closed down 417 County Road 109. Deputies say Wilson is driving a white 1999 S10 pick up with Alabama Tag 25AA416. Anyone with any information is urged to call the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office at 256-734-0342

  • UPDATE: Police say drunk driver runs red light, kills woman at Hwy 53 & Mastin Lake Road intersection

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police made an arrest in the fatal car accident that took the life of a 19-year-old Friday night at the intersection of Hwy 53 and Mastin Lake Road. Officers say Christopher Wayne Ross, 19-years-old, was speeding west on Mastin Lake Road when he ran a red light hitting a vehicle, killing the driver. The driver was identified as 19-year-old Toniette Katherine Piccinich. The force of impact caused Piccinich to hit another car that was stopped at a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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,” […]