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    Inmate dies at Madison County Jail; preliminary autopsy indicates heart attack

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of an inmate. It happened around 5 a.m. on Thursday. Investigators say officers went to a cell to check on an inmate with a health-related emergency. They found Michael Leon Allison, 62, distressed and lying on his side. Officers administered  CPR, and nurses were called. Chief Jail Administrator Steve Morrison said officers and healthcare workers tried to help until Huntsville Fire arrived at 5:20 a.m.  HEMSI […]

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    School delays for Friday, January 9, 2015

    (WHNT) – Administrators with a handful of school systems across the Tennessee Valley have delayed start times for Friday, January 9, 2015 due to dangerously cold temperatures. Check the latest forecast. Friday, January 9, 2015: Athens City Schools- 2 hour delay Cullman County Schools-  2 hour delay Lawrence County Schools – 2 hour delay, but opens at regular time for students who need to be dropped off early Limestone County Schools – 2 hour delay for all students and employees. Breakfast will […]

  • Tide Seniors Share Thoughts on Sugar Bowl Loss

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (WHNT) – The loss of the Sugar Bowl marks the end for many Crimson Tide football players. The program has 22 seniors graduating. And, despite winning two National Championships, they are reeling from the loss. Those feelings don’t come from the inability to play for the top spot, but from not being able to show the young players what it’s like to win it all.

  • Tennessee Valley HS Students Participate in Outback Bowl

    TAMPA, Fla. (WHNT) – Students from Ardmore and Athens High Schools made the trip to Tampa to participate in competitions leading up to the Outback Bowl. ESPN showed a portion of the half time show compiled of 5,000 high school students from across the nation.  

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    Changes announced for holiday garbage pickup

    (WHNT) – Several areas in the Tennessee Valley have announced changes to garbage and debris pickup for the weeks of Christmas and New Year Day. Below is the list of changes we have received. If your area isn’t on this list, please call the city hall or county commission you fall under. Huntsville City: Monday, December 22: On schedule Tuesday, December 23: On schedule Wednesday, December 24: On schedule Thursday, December 25: closed Friday, December 26: Thursday’s garbage and trash […]

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    UPDATE: Several Madison County roads closed due to flooding

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police and the Madison County Fire Department  were forced several roads due to flooding Tuesday evening as heavy rains moved through north Alabama. Madison Police closed Balch Road between Gillespie and Browns Ferry Roads for about 90 minutes Tuesday.  Barricades were put up near 325 Balch Rd.  They also warn of flooding on Balch Road just south of Monument Lane. Madison city crews removing lots of debris causing flooding on Balch Rd @whnt expect road […]

  • Toddler saves caretaker by calling mom

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A 2-year old Decatur boy is being hailed a hero by his family. Last week, a relative he was staying with passed out as a result of a medical condition. Turns out it was the toddler who called for help. Daniel Davis has not yet been taught how to use the telephone. He’s two years old! But last week when a relative he was staying with went into diabetic shock, Daniel got her telephone and managed […]

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    Georgia light display portrays Christmas spirit, Auburn spirit

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (WHNT) - The Burton family has had a static Christmas light display for many years. But they started the animated display in 2009. This year's display includes several different songs, including a clip that will get Auburn fans fired up from the 2013 football season.

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    UPDATE: Whitesburg Drive reopened after emergency repairs to leaking gas main

    HUNTSVILE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police and Huntsville Utilities crews have reopened a portion of Whitesburg Drive that was closed for making emergency repairs to a leaking gas main under the road. Whitesburg Drive was closed from just South of Bob Wallace Avenue to just north of Drake Avenue

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    Criminal Charges Against Former Discovery Band Director Dismissed

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Judge Schuyler Richardson has approved a motion to dismiss the Failure to Report Child Abuse charges filed against John Nash, the former Discovery Middle School Band Director. Nash was accused of violating Alabama’s mandatory reporting law. That accusation involved Nash’s son, John Bradley Nash, who volunteered with the band at Discovery Middle School in Madison.  Bradley later pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Last week, District Attorney Rob Broussard filed a motion to dismiss the criminal […]

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    Remington Outdoor Company seeking applicants for Huntsville facility

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Several different listings are posted on the website AIDT.edu for Remington Outdoor Company. Right now, the company is looking for Production Tech team members; specifically Machine Technician, Maintenance Technician, and Machine Operator umbrellas. Here is more information on the open positions: Machine Operators – $15.50 per hour – Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to operate Haas controls, CNC mills and carry out tool changes. Maintenance Technicians – $19.50 per hour […]

  • James Christopher Martin (center) is on trial for the shooting death of Grant Campbell in Sheffield. (Carter Watkins / WHNT News 19)

    Jury finds Colbert County man guilty of manslaughter

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – After an hour of deliberations Wednesday morning, a jury found James Christopher Martin guilty of manslaughter. Martin was charged with the shooting death of Grant Campbell in November of 2013.  His trial began last week. Campbell was shot six times.  Three of those were in the chest.  Defense attorney Tim Case argued Martin was acting in defense when Campbell was killed. For more on the trial, click here.


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