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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 […]

  • 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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    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 AHSFHS.org, […]

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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 […]

  • Michael Leon Allison (Image: Madison County Detention Center)

    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.

  • 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 […]


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