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Matt is a Colorado native but is now addicted to the southern sunshine, sweet tea, and fried chicken!

Matt grew up in a small town tucked away in a high Rocky Mountain valley with a ski area out his back door.

Matt comes to WHNT from the CBS affiliate in Grand Junction, CO. He has worked in newspaper, radio and television since he was 16 years old when he got his first reporting job.

Matt is an Emmy award winning journalist who enjoys getting to tell stories that get people thinking.

He graduated from Colorado Mesa University on the Western Slope of Colorado with a degree in Mass Communications.

When not chasing down the news, Matt can be found wondering the halls at Lowe Mill or hiking on Monte Sano with his puppy #Noah (yes the # is part of Noah's name)

If you have a story that needs to be told or you just want to say hey, email Matt! Matt.Kroschel@whnt.com


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    Huntsville Firefighter injured battling house fire on Harolds Dr.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Multiple Huntsville Fire & Rescue units responded to put out flames at 302 Harolds Drive on Wednesday night. Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the home at 8 p.m. One man who lives in the home says he smelled smoke, checked the attic and saw flames. All four people living inside were able to escape without injury. Another angle showing the flames spreading on the roof of this Harolds Ave home right now. @whnt pic.twitter.com/RUvxETAI1F […]

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    Fatal traffic crashes are on the decline in the Rocket City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Ten years ago, Huntsville averaged about 50 traffic related fatalities per year. Today that number is closer to 15 or 20. Police point to their targeted traffic crash reduction plan that started a decade ago as a key to making roads safer in the Rocket City. Huntsville Police Capt. Mark McMurray says in 2014 there were a total of 7,535 crashes inside city limits. “These accidents are occurring because you are following to close, not yielding the right away […]

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    UPDATE: Special rescue crews called in to help driver who went airborne off I-565

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A driver headed eastbound on Interstate 565 somehow veered off the ramp near the Gate 9 exit, crashing about 40 feet down and landing near the railroad tracks. The driver, Ronald Page, was seriously hurt. He may have had a medical issue, from what we understand on the scene. The vehicle went airborne, hit a concrete wall then slid down, leaving paint marks.  It crashed near the railroad tracks. Page, 49, was able to call 911 […]

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    Keeping good secrets is key to Alabama landing new businesses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) —  Top secret. Right now there are 43 economic development projects in the works in Madison County alone, all of them are being handled behind the scenes and considered highly confidential. But don’t bother asking state and local economic developers for more details about the plans. Their lips are sealed. Keeping the details of possible big moves like the recent Remington Plant addition and Polaris announcement secret is key to landing those big deals. Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg […]

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    UPDATE: Missing dog involved in fatal crash in Elkmont found alive

    ELKMONT, Ala. (WHNT) — A yellow lab missing after his owner was killed in a wreck on Interstate 65 Thursday night has been located. Volunteers with The Long Way Home Rescue in Athens and Peace, Love, and Animals in Tanner, canvassed the area around the crash scene in Elkmont Friday looking for Wall-E the five-year-old lab. Wall-E was located just after 2:00 p.m., near the original crash scene by Exit 361. That’s just east of Elkmont, near Sandlin Road. Volunteers spotted the dog […]

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    Can you help police identify cellular phone store burglar?

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Surveillance cameras capture a man bursting into a Muscle Shoals cellular phone store on New Year’s Eve, but then the heist took a strange twist. Three cameras captured the events, and Friday investigators released the video to help catch the man involved. Muscle Shoals Investigator Kenneth Vess said the man walked up to the front of Verizon Wireless on Avalon Avenue just after 2:30 Wednesday morning and smashed his way in with a sledgehammer. Once […]

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    Turn your porch light blue to show your support for police

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Thousands of people are switching their porch lights to blue this week to show support for the work law enforcement does in the community. The nationwide Facebook event, created by  D.J. Jessup so far has more than 100,000 supporters. The former Petersburg police officer and Sussex Sheriff’s deputy said he could not just sit back and watch the hatred he saw posted on social media directed at law enforcement after the controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, […]

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    UPDATE: Officials release name of teen killed in shooting on Bridge Road in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– HEMSI supervisors confirm a teenager has died following a shooting in north Huntsville Tuesday evening. “I came back from the store, saw the body, called 911,” said a neighbor who found the body of the 16-year-old who was dead on the curb at the intersection of Bridge Road and Mountain Park Circle in northwest Huntsville. The man wishes not to be identified. He tells WHNT the teenager, now identified as Larry Flaccamio, was lying under the yield […]

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    Ring in the New Year with a moon rise and rocket launch

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Rocket City will ring in the New Year in true fashion Wednesday evening. Terrame’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Big Spring Park in the past included a ball drop, but this year they will ‘launch’ several rockets and a giant moon balloon. The free event kicks off at 6 p.m., where the first 250 to arrive will get a free American flag. Attendees can enjoy the park’s holiday offerings, including the Tinsel Trail of decorated Christmas […]

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    Four unique ways to recycle your Christmas tree this year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)–  After the excitement of Christmas morning has passed and all of the presents have been opened – consider giving one last gift of the season, your Christmas tree. Many people just drag the tree to the curb and someone else will come along and pick the tree up for disposal. Unfortunately, these trees are carried to our landfill and buried. The sheer volume of these trees takes up a huge amount of space that is just unnecessary […]

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    UPDATE: Huntsville Police release names of murder-suicide victims

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have confirmed the shooting deaths of a man and woman Monday was a murder-suicide. Police said the shooting happened around noon Monday at a residence on the 3100 block of Hale Drive. They believe Edward Sulcer, 75, shot his wife, Janet Sulcer, 65, then turned the gun on himself. ALERT: CSI working this home where neighbors say a older couple lived. Both found dead apparent murder-suicide @whnt pic.twitter.com/QGAPlPkLp3 — Matt Kroschel (@Matt_Kroschel) December 29, 2014 […]

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    Federal indictment: Huntsville police officer conspired to make cocaine trafficking charges go away

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Monday a federal grand jury indicted a Huntsville police officer in connection with a conspiracy to make cocaine trafficking charges against an individual go away. Lewis Hall, 45, of Meridianville, was indicted on charges of conspiracy, bribery, obstruction of justice and making a false statement to investigators, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr. and Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris announced. According to the charges, Hall conspired with someone identified in the indictment […]

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