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    Man charged after shooting at a black bear in Alabama

    HEFLIN, Ala. – A man has been charged with breaking the state’s bear protection laws after shooting at a black bear on June 16. The man could face a $2,000 fine if convicted of the misdemeanor. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) is using this case as a reminder to Alabama residents that black bears are protected by state law because of low population numbers. There is also no established black bear hunting season in the state, […]

  • Students participate in summer programs at Owens Elementary School

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The classrooms at Owens Elementary School are anything but quiet this summer. Almost 100 students have taken part in summer programs this month. The half-day programs are a way to help students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. It also offers a variety of enrichment activities, including working with the Huntsville symphony. Betsy Pitchford is the grant writer for the Limestone County Board of Education. She expressed her excitement over the program saying […]

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    Lyons HR hosting job fair in Limestone County on Tuesday

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala.  – Lyons HR is looking to hire seasonal employees in the Limestone County area. The jobs are open right now. The positions require heavy lifting and a hot working environment. The job fair will be Tuesday, June 30 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Central Church of Christ. That’s located at 320 U.S. Highway 31 North in Athens. Lyons highers summer highers as well as temp-to-hire.  

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    Alabama Law Enforcement Agency prepares for Holiday Weekend

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) wants everyone to remember to stay safe this July 4th weekend. Officers know families will likely celebrate with fireworks, parades and parties. The official holiday travel period is 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3, to midnight Sunday, July 5. During that time, Highway Patroll and Marine Patrol Officers will boost enforcement efforts. Last year, Highway Patrol Officers investigated 237 crashes that resulted in 10 fatalities and 123 injuries. Officers also made 77 […]

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    Hearing scheduled today for DeKalb County man accused of kidnapping and murder

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – There’s a preliminary hearing scheduled for today involving a man accused of murdering a woman following a meth binge. Douglas Minor is charged with assault, kidnapping and murder. Minor is accused of killing 35-year-old Bobby Lynn Ross, who’s body was found inside Minor’s house. The murder happened on April 25 on County Road 127. Deputies say Minor led them on a manhunt for the next day, when investigators found Minor inside a chicken house in Cherokee […]

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    Bridge replacement to impact traffic in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Road crews are scheduled to begin work on Cambridge Lane the week of June 29. They will close the road from U.S. 72 to Newby Road. The ATRIP project is set to replace the bridge over French Mill Creek. Commuters should plan for the road to be closed to through traffic for approximately the next six months.  

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    Jefferson County Deputies investigate death of mother and two children

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. – Investigators are trying to determine who killed a mother and her two children inside a Jefferson County home. They’re also trying to find the family’s father. A concerned relative called the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office Sunday evening after not being able to get in touch with the family all weekend. That relative met another family member at the home and got in before deputies got there. The deputies forced their way into the home when they […]

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    Emergency crews respond to wreck on Mastin Lake Road in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Emergency crews are on the scene of a wreck on Mastin Lake Road in Huntsville. Police have adjusted traffic to allow for vehicles to pass in both directions. One vehicle is rolled over on its side. Rescue crews are working to get those inside the PT Cruiser out. There is no word on injuries of those involved.

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    UPDATE: More north Alabama probate judges issue marriage licenses, others still not issuing licenses at all

    ALABAMA – On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on same-sex marriage. That opinion requires all 50 states to legalize marriage for two people of the same sex. WHNT News 19 is currently making calls to see which counties in Alabama are issuing marriage licenses. Here’s a breakdown by county in alphabetical order: Colbert County: Not issuing any licenses until they fully review the order DeKalb County: Issuing licenses to all Franklin County: Not issuing any licenses, […]

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    Alabama politicians and leaders issue statements in response to Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for same-sex marriage today, striking down several states’ ban on same-sex unions. As you can imagine, this is spurring reaction from many across the state. Governor Robert Bentley on Friday released the following statement: “I have always believed in the Biblical definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. That definition has been deeply rooted in our society for thousands of years. Regardless of today’s ruling by the Supreme Court, I still […]

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    Supreme Court rules same-sex couples nationwide have right to marry

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for same-sex marriage today, striking down several states’ ban on same-sex unions. The full opinion can be read here. In January, a federal judge struck down laws banning same-sex marriage in Alabama, opening the gates for gay and lesbian couples to marry. Same-sex marriage licenses were issued in most Alabama counties for three weeks until the state Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop. In several other states across the country, thousands […]

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    Don’t leave the house without your 4-legged friend – it’s take your dog to work day

    (WHNT) – Today is national “take your dog to work” day. This year marks the 17th year for the event. It was created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote animal adoptions. Organizers hope employers will participate as a way to experience the joys of pets in the workplace. Take your dog to work day is always celebrated on the Friday after Father’s Day. Do you plan to take your dog to work […]


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