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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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    City leaders agree more can be done to reach Huntsville’s homeless community with job openings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – City council members agree with homeless advocate Rusty Loiselle, more should be done to reach out with job openings to the homeless population. Loiselle spoke on the issue Thursday evening in front of city council. “It is hard for these guys to get a job because applications say to put your address, if they don’t have one to put on their they don’t have a way to fill out those applications,” Loiselle said. City council members […]

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    Mental Health Center of Madison County changes names to overcome painful stigma

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday evening during the Huntsville City Council meeting, leaders from the not-for-profit county mental health center announced some major changes coming soon. Beginning Oct. 1, the Mental Health Center of Madison County will start using the name “WellStone Behavioral Health.”  The organization’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Davis says the new logo and name will hopefully help attract more people to come seek help. “Research shows that two-thirds of the people who need help do not get […]

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    Should employers be allowed to ask job applicants if they are convicted of a crime?

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) — Two Democratic Alabama lawmakers want to introduce a bill to “ban the box” —  that little square on a job application that you have to check if you’ve been convicted of a crime.  Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma told The Anniston Star in a report this week, he does not want to completely block employers from asking job applicants if they have ever been convicted of a felony. But when the question is asked on a job application form, Sanders […]

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    Hundreds expected downtown for college football kickoff tailgating party Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Free games, a massive movie screen and tailgating will help Huntsville residents kick off the college football season Thursday on the square in downtown. The event sponsored by Downtown Huntsville Inc. begins Thursday at 2:00 pm. Dozens of games from giant jenga to corn hole will be set up around downtown through the weekend.   

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    Power outage in Arab delays football game

    ARAB, Ala. (WHNT)– It was a rocky start to kickoff for the high school football season for Arab vs. Cullman. Officials report a blown transformer took out the lights around most of the city, including the stadium. As of 8:50 p.m. Friday night crews were able to get the lights back on in the stadium for the game, but there is still no working score board and coaches can’t communicate with staff in the press box. Send us your pictures […]

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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 […]


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