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  • Drug agents find 3 lbs. of meth, 20 firearms and $30,000 in cash during DeKalb Co. raid

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A months-long investigation in DeKalb County led to pounds of drugs, 20 guns, and more than $30,000 in cash. What deputies call a big bust with believed ties to Mexico happened in a seemingly unlikely place. If you head out to the Mount Vernon community on Lookout Mountain you might not pass another car for a while. If you get out of your car you’ll hear birds and that’s about it. It’s a quiet place, and […]

  • ‘Southern Fried Film Festival’ coming to the Rocket City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two former classmates from Huntsville High School want to bring an “amazing film experience” to the Rocket City. So they have started the “Southern Fried” Film Festival. The event is scheduled for the weekend of June 7-10. Thursday’s events will be at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, while the rest of the weekend will be housed at the old downtown Parson’s Law Library located at 205 Eastside Square in Huntsville. The film showing opening night is […]

  • Sheffield Police search for escaped inmate

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. – Sheffield Police are looking for William Anthony Taylor. The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office shared the information around 10:30 Tuesday night. Taylor, 24, is described as standing 5″2′-5″4′ and weighs 130 lbs. He was in jail on multiple charges including drug possession, resisting arrest and attempting to elude police. Police say he was last known to live in the area of 28th street in Sheffield. Anyone with information on where police can find Taylor should call 256-386-5630.

  • Don Peterson, astronaut who flew in first Space Shuttle Challenger flight, dead at age of 84

    NASA confirms one of the agency’s former astronauts has died. Don Peterson was 84 years old. Peterson flew aboard the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and also took part in the first spacewalk of the shuttle program in April of 1983. The spacewalk was used to test a new suit, the shuttle airlock and new tools for construction and repair outside a spacecraft. The mission was in orbital operations for 120 hours. We’re saddened by the loss of […]

  • Police: Expect heavy traffic on I565 east of Wall Triana Highway

    MADISON, Ala. – Huntsville Police warn drivers to expect heavy traffic on Interstate 565 this morning. They have a vehicle stopped in the westbound lanes, just east of Wall Triana. Police stopped a wrong-way driver

  • Memorial Day Ceremony in Huntsville canceled because of weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Memorial Day ceremony has been canceled because of weather concerns. Organizers at the Veterans Memorial confirmed the cancellation to us. The Huntsville Concert Band, which was scheduled to perform at the ceremony, also posted a tweet with the cancellation. Huntsville's Memorial Day ceremony and our performance at the Veterans Memorial today have been cancelled because of the weather. — Huntsville Concert Band (@HsvConcertBand) May 28, 2018

  • NFL Draft is moving to Nashville in 2019

    THE National Football League has made it official. The NFL Draft is moving to Nashville. The organization made the announcement this morning on its official Twitter page. The pick is IN! Nashville will host the 2019 #NFLDraft! 🏈🎸 — NFL (@NFL) May 23, 2018   The @NFL Draft is officially coming to Nashville in 2019! — Tennessee Titans (@Titans) May 23, 2018

  • Escaped inmate from Marion County Jail captured

    MARION COUNTY, Ala. – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says Thomas Joe Green has been captured. Investigators say Green, 31, escaped from the county jail overnight. There is no word on where Green was found, but the department thanked the other agencies involved in the search for their help.  

  • Horses from Rocket City Fair are back in their pen after early-morning escape

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Several mini-horses that escaped their pen at the Rocket City Fair are now back where they belong. Six or seven horses escaped their pen just after 5:30 Friday morning. Carnival employees and Huntsville Police worked together to capture the horses on their equine flight of freedom. First rule of chasing horses down. Don’t call WHNT News 19 overnight legendary reporter Jeff Gray. “Hey. Come here. Come here horse.”   We can’t imagine why the horses didn’t just […]

  • Marshall County authorities arrest more than 50 people in overnight drug roundup

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Albertville Police, Arab Police, Boaz Police, Douglas Police, Grant Police, Guntersville Police, Marshall County Drug Task Force, and Alabama Pardons and Paroles agents overnight on a drug roundup. They had warrants for 100 people in Marshall County on 115 charges. Sheriff Scott Walls says it’s the biggest operation he can remember. “I’ve been here 38 years,” he said. It took months of undercover work to get to this point, with every […]

  • Interstate sign in Birmingham points motorists to wrong Interstate

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A new sign in Birmingham may confuse motorists who don’t know the area. You can find it near the Interstate 65 junction on 20/59. The sign tells motorists to remain in the center lanes to travel I-65 West and I-59 South; and those wanting to take I-20 North should take the right lane exit. The problem? Interstate 20 runs east/west and Interstate 65 runs north/south. ALDOT spokesman Linda Crockett tells our news partners at the wrong […]

  • Escapee from Tuscumbia caught in Morgan County

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Tuscumbia Police say a man who escaped from the Colbert County Jail more than a week ago has been captured. Justin Tyler Whitman is currently in the Morgan County Jail on multiple charges. A press release, from the Decatur Police Department, says officers were called to the  300-block of West Moulton where Whitman was possibly hiding. The escapee attempted to flee the residence on foot but was taken into custody, after police arrived. Police reported Whitman tried to […]