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    Huntsville Fire & Rescue called to Bankhead Parkway for vehicle over an embankment

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Rescue crews blocked Bankhead Parkway to traffic as a way to rescue a driver who went over the edge of an embankment Tuesday afternoon. The vehicle fell roughly six feet. Huntsville Police and Huntsville Fire & Rescue were on the scene. Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad members were also there to assist. The wreck happened near the intersection of Bankhead Parkway and Fearn Street. Traffic was diverted from Maysville Road to Oak Park Drive on Bankhead Parkway. 1 patient was taken […]

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    High school graduation ceremonies scheduled across the Tennessee Valley

    Students across the Tennessee Valley are wrapping up the school year. Classes for many seniors are already over; now they’re just waiting to make that walk across the stage. We bet you’re proud of your graduate! Send us a picture. There’s a link to upload it below the list of graduation ceremonies – just scroll down. You can also email it to photo@whnt.com. Here’s a breakdown of graduation ceremonies broken down by county: Colbert County: Cherokee High School: May 27, […]

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    Firefighters respond to house fire in Gurley

    GURLEY, Ala. – Madison County Firefighters were called to a house fire in Gurley Monday morning. The fire began a little after 5:30 a.m. on Old Gurley Road. Firefighters found the single-story home with heavy smoke coming from the structure when they arrived. At this time, it doesn’t appear that anyone lives in the home. It didn’t take firefighters long to get everything under control. There is no word on what started the fire.

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    Huntsville Firefighters respond to apartment fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Firefighters have been called to Westheimer Drive in response to an apartment fire. The fire started shortly after 11:00 Wednesday morning. Huntsville Fire has five units on the scene of the fire. There is no word on if any injuries have been reported as a result of the fire.

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    Former network anchor Tom Brokaw bashes Alabama students at Ole Miss Graduation

    OXFORD, Miss. – Tom Brokaw, legendary NBC News Anchor, slammed the University of Alabama on Saturday morning. He was the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony at the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss. He opened his speech this way: “I’m so relieved to be speaking to a graduating class from Ole Miss,” the legendary journalist said. “If I were speaking at Alabama, I would have to use smaller words and shorter sentences.” That statement, of course, set off all kinds […]

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    These 4 apps make your city adventures easier and fun

    Summer is right around the corner. If you’re packing your beach bag or maybe a picnic lunch, or lacing up your walking shoes, it will be time to explore one of the greatest cities in America. Let your digital apps help make it happen for you. Start your day by working toward dinner. The app Reserve wants to help. The dining concierge service is live in seven cities including Chicago. From Farmhouse to Homestead on the Roof and Bottlefork to […]

  • Elias Nava led from Morgan County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)

    Nava found found guilty of reckless murder in Decatur teen’s death

    DECATUR, Ala. – A jury has found Elias Nava guilty of reckless murder. Jurors believe he killed Jim Uriostegui, 18, in what police described as a fight between two groups of people. Police say they received a call in August of 2013 about a disturbance at the Highway 20 Trailer Court.  The caller reported a large crowd and several people fighting.  More calls came in about shots being fired as police rushed to the scene. When officers arrived, the crowd […]

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    The Latest: US court delays Alabama inmate’s execution

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A federal appeals court has delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate, saying there should be more time to review his claim that he is no longer competent because of strokes and dementia. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the stay Thursday morning, about seven hours ahead of when Vernon Madison was scheduled to die by lethal injection. Madison was […]

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    Human and rat DNA found in burgers, according to lab report

    Americans eat nearly 50 billion hamburgers a year, but a recent report by a food research company has some burger lovers cringing. In both meat and vegetarian patties, Clear Labs found some additional ingredients that may turn the stomachs of the hardiest eaters, according to “The Hamburger Report,” a molecular study of a beloved American food. Researchers also pointed out the conspicuous absence of other ingredients — like beans missing from a vegetarian black bean burger. “This report provides new […]

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    Wreck impacts traffic on Winchester Road at Memorial Parkway in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police responded to a wreck on Winchester Road around 7:30 Friday morning. A wreck was blocking both the east and westbound lanes. There were two vehicles involved in the t-bone wreck. The drivers of each vehicle were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. Emergency crews are working quickly to clear the wreck for traffic to return to normal.  

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    Huntsville Police make marijuana arrest, accused was out on bond on drug trafficking charge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have arrested Lenoir McKenley, Jr, 28, of Huntsville. Huntsville Police say McKenley was out on bond at the time of the arrest. Officers say the Madison-Morgan County Drug Task Force charged McKenley with Possession of Marijuana. They say he had more than two pounds of Marijuana, $1,260 in case and a stolen shotgun when he was arrested. McKenley was already out on bond for Trafficking in Marijuana and receiving stolen property in relation to a […]

  • Panoply 2016 student days

    Students from across the Tennessee Valley enjoy a field trip to Panoply, see a 360-degree view of the action

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Students from across the Tennessee Valley spent Friday at Big Spring Park enjoying the sights and sounds of this year’s Panoply Arts Festival. It officially opens to the public at 5:00 p.m. Friday. Day passes to the festival are only $10 and weekend passes are $18; kids 12 and under get in free! You can purchase tickets here. All ticket sales are final at the end of the purchase transaction and there are no refunds or exchanges. Panoply’s hours will […]

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