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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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    UPDATE: Federal Agents investigating Hydrogen tank explosion at Huntsville business

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Federal investigators are investigating how a hydrogen tank exploded at Cimmarron Composites, a business on Moores Mill Road, Thursday afternoon. Firefighters on the scene say two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries but it could have been a lot worse given the nature of the explosion. A WHNT News 19 viewer wrote into the newsroom saying that his workplace, approximately a half mile from Cimmarron Composites, shook from the force of the explosion. Cimmarron Composites […]

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    Madison County woman’s death ruled an accident

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a woman’s death on Sagebrook Drive earlier this week has been ruled accidental. Chaquandra Wilson, 30, hit her head when she fell in the bathtub.  She was under water when someone found her.  Wilson was taken by ambulance to Huntsville Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Sheriff’s Office says autopsy results show the woman’s death was an accident.

  • Madison County School Board members frustrated with current budget situation

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)  The Madison County school district will have a tight budget for fiscal year 2015. However, it will have the money to do what it has planned, the district’s chief financial officer said Thursday night. Karen O’Bannon is the chief financial officer for the Madison County School District. She says there are several factors behind the budget crunch, but all of them involve a lack in revenue. “Every year, it seems to be a bit more challenging […]

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    Elkmont home destroyed in afternoon fire

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A home in Elkmont burned Wednesday afternoon shortly after the residents left to go somewhere. The home, on New Garden Road, is a total loss.  Flames had engulfed the structure by the time volunteer firefighters arrived.  The closest fire hydrant was a few miles away, further leading to the fire getting out of hand. "Complete loss" -firefighters say a home on New Garden Rd in Limestone Co. is destroyed. Luckily no injuries. @whnt pic.twitter.com/eAfzoFh3Mk — […]

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    Wheelchair-bound Moulton “hero” presented keys to brand new mobility van

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Courtney Boyll’s story is one that inspires everyone she comes in contact with. A car accident 20 years ago left Courtney unable to walk. Before the accident, Courtney was on the fast track to play college basketball at the University of Alabama, but those dreams were cut short. “That very moment, I decided that I would never give up, that I would fight, and that I would go on with my life and that I would take […]

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    Vandals target north Alabama library restrooms

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Employees at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library are fed up with vandals hitting the main branch location bathrooms. The soap dispensers inside the men’s restrooms have been vandalized countless times, and now the soap has been removed from inside the bathroom, signs have gone up and patrons now must go to the front desk to get hand sanitizer. “This is more than just a nuisance, this is hurting our budget,” communications director Ann Marie Martin says. […]

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    Imagine Huntsville Website Generating “Great” Ideas

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– The Imagine Huntsville website continues to see big interest since it’s launch, drawing at least 277 ideas from users as of mid-August. The ideas cover everything from transportation to greenway expansion to downtown revitalization. The top idea, with the most votes, is currently a suggestion to expand Amtrack service. A suggestion for a downtown movie theatre is leading the “hot” list of trending ideas. Mayor Tommy Battle was ecstatic with the early response from users when the city’s Imagine Huntsville website first […]

  • Cause of deadly wreck still unknown; family members demand information

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nearly ten months has passed since two young men were killed when another car smashed into them head-on along Martin Road. Now the families are demanding some answers from investigators in charge of the case. Dezmond Dennis, 20, was a passenger in a car driven by his friend, Andres Gentry, 22 when the two were hit by another car in the early morning hours of October 25, 2013. Amy Dennis raised Dezmond as a single parent […]

  • UPDATE: Vote fails in hotly-debated Lincoln County charter rule

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The Lincoln County home rule charter vote has failed Thursday evening by a big margin, voters signaling they do not want to do away with the current form of government there. Voter turnout was about 33 percent for the primary election. We caught up with 8th precinct voters in the county as a line formed at the community center polling place early in the day, voting officials say the results Thursday night are unofficial. If you recall, […]

  • Russian criminals steal 1 billion passwords in massive data theft

    MADISON (WHNT/CNNMoney) — Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords, amassing what could be the largest collection of stolen digital credentials in history, a respected security firm said Tuesday. The news was first reported by The New York Times, which cited research from Milwaukee-based Hold Security. The firm didn’t reveal the identities of the targeted websites, citing nondisclosure agreements and a desire to prevent existing vulnerabilities from being more widely exploited. Tennessee Valley cyber security experts […]

  • Fred Simpson speaks during an August 1980 news conference in his office at the Madison County Courthouse.  Simpson died Tuesday after a long illness. (WHNT file photo.)

    Former Madison County District Attorney Fred Simpson dies

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Former Madison County District Attorney Fred Simpson died Tuesday.   Friends and coworkers described Simpson as a “bulldog in the courtroom, but also a true gentleman.” Simpson, 78, died after a long illness. Simpson served as DA from 1969 to 1981.  After leaving the DA’s office, Simpson wrote several books, including the “Sins of Madison County.”   The book focused on lynchings that were carried out in the county. Simpson’s funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m. at Whitesburg […]

  • Falkville residents rally to provide school supplies for every elementary student

    FALKVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — School starts Thursday for students in Falkville, but this year parents and teachers do not need to buy school supplies. Thanks to local churches and other community organizations efforts, the entire elementary school is stocked up and ready for the year. Monday evening during a back to school open house, the standing room only crowd cheered as Falkville Elementary School Principal Shane Bryan told them the news. “This is a huge blessing and I am so […]


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