School delays & closings for Thursday, March 5
Gov. Bentley declares State of Emergency in preparation for Thursday’s winter weather
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    Tennessee Valley schools announce delays & closings for Thursday, March 5

    (WHNT) – The threat of winter weather has caused the following school systems to close or delay school for Thursday. Please monitor for the latest information. Albertville City Schools: Closed Athens Bible Schools: Open at 11 a.m. Athens City Schools: Three-hour delay Athens State University: Opening at 1:00 p.m. Bethel Baptist School: Closed Boaz City Schools: Closed Calhoun Community College:  Opening at 11 am Colbert County Schools: Closed Cornerstone Christian Academy: Closed Country Day School: Closed Cullman City Schools: Closed Cullman County […]

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    Business Closings & Delays for Monday, February 23

    (WHNT) – The following businesses and government offices have a schedule change due to the threat of winter weather. Athens-Limestone Counseling Center: 2-hour delay Decatur Morgan Counseling Center: 2-hour delay DeKalb County Commission, Dekalb County Government Offices and DeKalb County Courthouse: 2-hour delay First Commercial Bank: Open at 10:00 a.m. Franklin County (Alabama) Courthouse: Open at 10:00 a.m. Heart Center: Huntsville, Decatur, Madison and Sheffield offices open at 10:00 a.m. Heart of the Valley YMCA: All YMCA branches and preschools will delay opening […]

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    UPDATE: Traffic on Interstate 65 brought to a standstill in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is backed up for miles both directions on Interstate 65 because of multiple wrecks. The snow and ice has caused the cleanup of the wrecks to take longer than usual.  State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say traffic is being diverted on the shoulder of the road, but it is taking a long time to clear the area. VIDEO: This is the crash blocking S #I65 south of #Brownsferry exit, semi truck involved. […]

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    Chase ends in wreck in Muscle Shoals

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is on the scene of a wreck in Muscle Shoals. Law enforcement agents say they were pursuing a vehicle involved in the wreck. Alabama Law Enforcement Agents say a Conservation Officer stopped to check on a motorist who was parked on the side of the road. When the officer got behind the vehicle, the driver took off. They say a short pursuit ended when the driver hit the back of a car […]

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    Madison County Walmart stores offer quick grocery pickup

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville market is one of five areas testing a new service for the retail giant. Customers can order groceries on line, and pick them up at participating stores. Walmart managers hope the free service will be more convenient for their customers. The groceries at cost the same as in the store. But if the price drops before you get to the store, Walmart says you will pay the lower amount. A $30 minimum […]

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    Huntsville Police make arrest in Melody Circle shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police announced the arrest of 52-year-old Brenda Ford. She’s charged with murder for the incident at Melody Circle. Investigators say Ford killed Tamika Ragland, 34, during an altercation. They say Ford and Ragland, along with several others, were in the altercation that led to a shooting. We first told you about this story Wednesday night. Ford is currently being held in the Madison County Metro Jail awaiting bond.

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    Huntsville Fire Department responds to structure fire on Dug Hill Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire & Rescue are at the scene of a structure fire. It’s on Dug Hill road, just inside the city limits. Huntsville Fire Department says there are five units on the scene of the fire. Please avoid the are if possible. A neighbor tells WHNT News 19’s David Wood it appeared to be a side structure (not the main house) that caught fire. He saw the first start around 9:30 a.m. WHNT News 19 is […]

  • Dale Pruitt Accepts Head Coaching Position at Albertville High School

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Dale Pruitt from Plainview agrees to become the next head football coach at Albertville High School. A formal vote from the school board and announcement is expected sometime on Thursday. Pruitt confirmed the hire to WHNT News 19 on Tuesday afternoon. The graduate of Plainview High School is leaving his alma mater where he has coached twice in his career. Other head coaching stops for Pruitt include Pisgah, Fort Payne and Marion County Tennessee. According to, […]

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    List of National Scholars Candidates released

    (WHNT) – Several north Alabama students are finalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. As many as 141 students will be chosen from the current list of candidates to be named Presidential Scholars. It is known as one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. More than 50 students from the state made the list, but only two will make the final cut. Tennessee also has a large number of students to make the list. Click here for […]

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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 […]

  • 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.


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