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  • Madison Mayor Troy Trulock speaks at the opening of the interchange. (Shane Hays/WHNT News 19)

    Madison leaders, Gov. Bentley celebrate opening of new I-565/County Line Road interchange

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley is in Madison today to join city and county leaders for the opening of the new interchange at Interstate 565 and County Line Road. The Alabama Department of Transportation has been working on this project since 2013.  This will be the second interchange within Madison City limits. Governor Bentley spoke at the event, along with several city and county leaders, including Madison Mayor Troy Trulock, State Representatives Mike Ball and Mac McCutcheon and […]

  • Lightning strikes mobile home near Grant

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters confirm that lightning struck a mobile home in the Swearengin community  this morning. It happened just before 5:00 a.m. The lightning caught the mobile home on fire. As you can see from the picture, the building is destroyed. Firefighters say the mobile home was being renovated, so no one was inside when it was hit by lightning.  

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    Unmanned aircraft deploys parachute, lands safely on Redstone Arsenal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Officials at Redstone Arsenal say an anomaly during a test flight led to an unmanned aircraft deploying its parachute during testing this morning. The aircraft landed safely. Chris Colster, Redstone Arsenal Garrison Spokesman, says an RQ-7B Shadow experienced an “anomaly” during an inclement weather test flight this morning. No one was hurt during the incident, and the cause is being investigated. “This is not an unusual event as we often push our systems to and […]

  • Madison Boulevard Wreck

    UPDATE: Madison Police identify woman hit by SUV, killed

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police have identified the woman who was hit by a vehicle Monday morning on Madison Boulevard.  It happened near Lime Quarry Road just after 10 a.m. Police say Linda Luster, 69, died after she was taken to Huntsville Hospital. Police say a doctor who was driving in the area stopped to help.  The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Madison Police offer their sympathies and condolences to Mrs. Luster’s family. […]

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    Madison Police: Pipe bomb found at apartment complex was inactive, man arrested

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Police say they have arrested one person at the apartment complex early this morning after a welfare check led to the discovery of several illegal weapons. They say this situation started around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at Carrington Cove Apartments off Madison Boulevard. “Third shift this morning responded to a welfare check at the request of a caller,” said Lieutenant Wayne Kamus of Madison Police.First responders found the man in question, along with several weapons. […]

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    Colbert County authorities investigate bank robbery

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Members of the Colbert County Sheriff’s office are on the scene of a bank robbery. It happened at the First Southern Bank in the Ford City community. The bank is on River road. Investigators tell us a black man with dread-locks who was wearing a striped polo shirt walked into the bank around 12:45 and demanded money from the clerk. If you have any information, please call the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 386-8530.

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    School Closings & Delays: Friday, March 6

    (WHNT) – The following school closing and delays are effective for Friday, March 6 due to winter weather.  Please monitor our forecast section on WHNT.com or valleywx.com for the latest information. AAMU: Closed Friday ALCA Chapters 1 and 2 – “Building Bridges” workshop at Athens State University on Friday is cancelled. Arab City Schools: 3 hour delay Friday Athens Bible School: Closed Friday Athens City Schools: Closed Friday Athens State University: Closed Friday Bethel Baptist School: Closed Friday Bethlehem Christian Academy: Closed Friday Colbert […]

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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. […]

  • Muscle Shoals Chase

    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 walmart.com/grocery 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 […]

  • Brenda Ford, 51. Charged with Murder

    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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