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  • Surveillance Photo of Dandy's Package Store robbery (Image: Florence Police)

    Florence Police search for person who robbed Dandy’s Package Store

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Florence Police hope this surveillance image can help solve a Thursday night robbery. It happened around 9:15 p.m. at Dandy’s Package Store. The clerk told police a man, 5’8″ to 6′ tall, entered the store with a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied, and the robber ran away. Police say he left with less than $400. No injuries were reported as a result of the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to contact FPD at 256-760-6610 […]

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    “Madison Bowl” to impact traffic around city stadium

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police want to warn drivers to be aware while driving near the city stadium this evening. Traffic will be particularly high as the Bob Jones Patriots face off against the James Clemens Jets tonight for the “Madison Bowl.” Police ask those attending the game to avoid parking on roadsides in areas that will impede the flow of traffic. They mention Shorter Street, located behind the stadium, specifically. Officials expect thousands to attend the game, so ask […]

  • Barry Whitton, during a past court appearance (WHNT News 19 file)

    Jackson County man charged with first wife’s murder has pretrial hearing, trial scheduled to begin Sept. 9

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A man charged with his first wife’s murder appeared in court Thursday, ahead of the planned start of his trial next week.  Barry Whitton is also suspected in the disappearance of his second wife and step-daughter. Whitton, who has faced a number of charges over the years, is charged with murder in the 1997 death of Michelle Townson Whitton.  Her body was found partially buried about six weeks after she was reported missing. A grand jury indicted […]

  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs a Proclamation officially calling the state Legislature into a second special session at the Capitol in Montgomery, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Lawmakers must address a $200 million budget shortfall that drastically cuts state agencies. (Governor's Office, Jamie Martin)

    Governor’s office releases Bentley’s agenda for second special session

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley released details of his “call” for the upcoming Special Session of the State Legislature. The main focus, of course, is the General Fund Budget. “This call is designed for the Legislature to solve the budget crisis that exists in the General Fund Budget,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “Over the last few months, I have met with House and Senate members to discuss options and ideas that would prevent devastating cuts to state services. I […]

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    Confrontation over stolen items leads to store employee being hit with pepper spray, three arrested

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police say they were called to the Fred’s Department Store on Beltline Road because of a shoplifting case. They say three people, two adults and a juvenile, went into the store and took property without paying for it. Store employees tried to stop the trio before they left the store, but say the three didn’t stop. An employee, identified as Preston Callahan, approached the thieves as they were getting into their vehicle. That’s when, police say, […]

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    New automotive technical center holds ribbon cutting in Cullman County, completes final phase of project for REHAU

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Company leaders gathered with county and city leaders for an event to mark the completion and grand opening of a new facility in Cullman. It’s a 12,000-square-foot automotive technical center. REHAU announced the addition to the facility two years ago. It’s the automotive group’s first technical center located in north Alabama. It sits adjacent to the company’s manufacturing facility. The new facility adds 140 jobs to Cullman. The technical center provides an “ultra-modern” work space for 45 […]

  • Eric Parker, right, during a recent court appearance. (WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Jury seated in trial of Madison police officer, opening statements begin

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The federal trial is underway for Eric Parker, a Madison police officer accused of depriving a man of his civil rights. Dash camera video shows Parker slamming a man into the ground earlier this year. Lawyers spent much of the day Tuesday sorting through questionnaires potential jurors filled out that morning.  Jury selection lasted until at least 6:00 p.m. and resumed Wednesday. The jury was seated shortly after 10 a.m. WHNT News 19 has a courtroom blog […]

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    Pedestrian critical after being hit by a car on Sparkman Drive near I-565

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Emergency crews rushed a person to the hospital Wednesday after the person was hit by a car on Sparkman Drive near I-565. The wreck happened about 9:45 a.m. First responders tell WHNT News 19 the person was crossing the road when hit by the car. Paramedics say the person suffered serious injuries. Police are questioning the driver of the vehicle, but no charges have been filed at this time.

  • Atlas V launch on September 2, 2015 (Image: United Launch Alliance)

    Video: Watch ULA launch an Atlas V Rocket with Navy satellite aboard

    United Launch Alliance launched the U.S. Navy’s fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-4) satellite this morning from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Lockheed Martin builds the MUOS-4. The launch happened as scheduled at 5:18 a.m. CDT. ULA describes the MUOS as a “next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed using a combination of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations to significantly improve communications for U.S. forces on the move.” This marks the 56th Atlas […]

  • Joel Moyers (WHNT News 19 file)

    Limestone Co. judge denies Joel Moyers’ motion for new trial

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Joel Moyers will not have a new trial, according to court documents filed Tuesday evening. Judge James Woodroof denied his motion for a new trial. Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones told WHNT News 19 in a statement: “I am very pleased with today’s outcome.  I want to thank the men & women of the jury for their dedication to doing their civic duty. I know that today was very difficult for them & I hope today’s […]

  • Nathan Barclay, arrested on Possession of Child Pornography charges (Image: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

    Madison County Deputies make child pornography arrest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division have arrested a man they say was downloading child pornography. Nathan Barclay, 49, is now charged with Possession of Child Pornography. Investigators say they went to a home off Marsh Avenue in Huntsville on Friday, August 28. They seized multiple electronic devices that they say had images and videos of child porn on them. Barclay was released on a $20,000 bond.

  • Cary Jefferson, charged with attempted murder (Image: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

    Madison County woman critical, man arrested after weekend shooting

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one man after a weekend incident. The victim is in critical condition with a gunshot wound. Sheriff Blake Dorning says deputies were called to a domestic violence incident in Northeast Madison County on Sunday. The incident happened off Alpha Lane. Deputies arrived to find Doris Timmons, 43, with a single gunshot wound. They say Cary Jefferson, 45, was also at the scene. He was booked into the Madison County […]

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