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  • Slaughter Road blocked by emergency vehicles just north of Old Madison Pike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Slaughter Road is blocked this morning after a single-vehicle wreck. Emergency crews on the scene have northbound and southbound lanes blocked. The wreck happened just before 7:00 this morning. Please avoid the area.

  • Popular demand leads Alabama’s top elections official to issue guidance on how to cast a write-in vote

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Secretary of State John Merrill has issued some guidance for casting a write-in vote ahead of the Special Senate Election on December 12. He did so because of a large number of requests to his office for the exact procedures. “The write-in process is simple but voters do need to be aware of how to cast their vote effectively and efficiently,” said Merrill. The list below has been distributed to all Probate Judges in Alabama, as well […]

  • Flows of ‘water’ on Mars may actually be sand, new study reveals

    (CNN) — Since the discovery of dark streaks on the slopes of Mars in 2011, astronomers have been excited about potential evidence of water beneath the surface of the red planet. If there are subsurface water flows on Mars, they could allow life — even on a microbial level — to exist as well. But further study of these recurring slope lineae, known as RSL, is revealing something else. Those dark streaks may be the result of granular flows like […]

  • Nearly 600,000 stuffed animals recalled because of faulty music box crank

    Hundreds of thousands of wind-up musical plush toys are being recalled. The metal wind-up mechanism, that’s turned to play music, that may detach from the toy. That poses a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves Carter’s®, Child of Mine®, Guess How Much I Love You® and Just One You® brands. They were sold in variety of animal characters and colors. The model number and batch code are printed on the smallest white sewn-in label behind the care label. The […]

  • US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss

    COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans’ chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion. Needing only a tie and confident of victory against the world’s 99th-ranked team, the U.S. was eliminated from World Cup contention Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that ended a […]

  • Madison Street Festival to bring parade, vendors and performers to downtown Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Thousands are expected to spend time in downtown Madison This weekend for the 37th annual Madison Street Festival. The one-day event begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, with a parade. The city is providing shuttle service to the event that begins at 6:00 a.m. Free parking is available at Madison City Schools Football Stadium on Celtic Drive and CrossPointe Church on Hughes. The parade will start on Skate Park Drive at 9:00 a.m., proceed down […]

  • Madison Police investigate accidental shooting at Madison Landing Apartments

    MADISON, Ala. – Investigators with the Madison Police Department say they were called to the Madison Landing Apartments around 7:00 Tuesday morning. They say there was an accidental shooting. Officers arrived to the scene within minutes to find someone with a gunshot to the stomach. The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. .@madisonpoliceAL on the scene of accidental shooting at Madison Landing apts off of Flagstone Drive. Victim taken to Huntsville Hosp.@whnt — Courtney Crown (@CourtCrownWHNT) […]

  • Explosions reported at flooded chemical plant in Houston area

    (CNN) — Two explosions and plumes of black smoke were reported at a flooded chemical plant in Crosby, Texas on Thursday, officials said. One deputy has been taken to the hospital after he inhaled fumes from the Arkema peroxide plant, the Harris County sheriff’s office tweeted. Nine others drove themselves to the hospital as a precaution, the sheriff’s office said. The explosions were reported around 2 a.m. (local time). The facility, which is between Houston and Beaumont, had been closely […]

  • County by county voter turnout for the US Senate Special Primary Election

    Voter turnout across the state of Alabama for the Senate Special Primary Election was just under 18%, according to the Secretary of State’s website. There are 3,281,781 total registered voters in Alabama; only 589,175 ballots were cast. The Secretary of State’s website broke everything down even further. Here’s a look at voter turnout for each county: Autauga County Registered Voters: 37,647 Voter Turnout: 17.27% Baldwin County Registered Voters: 143,749 Voter Turnout: 18.04% Barbour County Registered Voters: 16,642 Voter Turnout: 15.34% […]

  • Eastbound lanes of Bob Wallace at Jordan Lane in Huntsville reopened

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say the eastbound lanes of Bob Wallace Avenue at Jordan Lane are back open. Officers and emergency personnel were able to clear the wreckage from earlier this morning.

  • 2 wrecks impacting EB traffic on I-565, SB traffic on I-65

    Two separate wrecks have traffic at a standstill in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 and the eastbound lanes of Interstate 565. It’s all happening near the I-565/65 interchange. State Troopers with the Decatur Trooper Post tell us there is a wreck in the southbound lanes of I-65 north of the interchange involving a tractor trailer and a car. There are injuries involved in this wreck. The troopers also tell us that Huntsville Police are working on a wreck on […]

  • Wreck in Lacey’s Spring causing traffic delays

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – There is a wreck impacting traffic for those traveling from Morgan County into Huntsville on Highway 231. The Lacey’s Spring fire chief says those traveling north should be prepared to stop near the base of Brindlee Mountain. Those who have to drive through the area should stay in the left hand lane and expect to stop. The fire chief tells us no one was hurt in the wreck, but it is going to take some time […]