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  • Highway 231/431 wreck

    Driver, 2 kids taken to the hospital after early-morning wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are trying to figure out what happened leading up to a wreck that sent the driver and two children to the hospital. Officers blocked off a portion of Highway 231/431  for some time because of the single-vehicle wreck. The wreck happened just south of Bob Wade Lane around 1:00 a.m. Investigators say the vehicle was traveling north on Highway 231/431 when the driver left the road, hit a culvert and flipped several times. The driver […]

  • MADISON, AL - FEBRUARY 28:  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) announces his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) during a campaign rally at the Madison City Schools Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Madison, Alabama. Trump is in Alabama ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries March 1.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Could Sessions be Trump’s guy? His Twitter account may indicate such

    (CNN) — Donald Trump took to twitter Wednesday night and with the push of a button, perhaps shed some light on his VP choice — just as his advisers hoped he wouldn’t do. Just before 10 p.m., Trump retweeted a supporter who said: “@KathyCeurter: @realDonaldTrump please Mr.Trump make @SenatorJeffSessions your VP. He is a perfect running mate.’ He is a great guy!” "@KathyCeurter: @realDonaldTrump please Mr.Trump make @SenatorJeffSessions your VP. He is a perfect running mate." He is a great […]

  • Scientists are working on a way to grow human organs inside animals through gene-editing technology. Ethical questions surround the idea, experts say.

Credit: Salk Institute for Biological Studies

    Human organs grown in pigs may help transplant patients, scientists say

    (CNN) — There’s a worldwide shortage of donor organs. Some people spend years on a transplant list, and others lose their lives while waiting. But what if we could change that by growing organs? It isn’t the premise of a science-fiction movie. Scientists believe they have the knowledge and technology to make this scenario a reality. Researchers are in the very early stages of using adult stem cells to grow human organs. The twist: These human organs are being grown […]

  • James Halsell, Jr.

    Disturbing details of deadly wreck revealed in court documents, former astronaut charged

    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. – Court and arrest documents are giving WHNT News 19 a deeper look into the arrest of James Halsell, Jr. He’s charged with reckless murder after being involved in a wreck that killed two children. The wreck happened Monday, June 6, around 3:00 a.m. on U.S. 82 in Tuscaloosa County. Jayla Latrice Parler, 12, and Niomi Deona James, 11, died in the wreck. Parnell Deon James and Shontel Latrivia Cutts were sent to the hospital. The documents […]

  • Wilbur "Bodie" Hinton (Image: band.auburn.edu)

    Former Auburn Band Director Wilbur “Bodie” Hinton dies, funeral arrangements announced

    AUBURN, Ala. – He may not have been the first band director at Auburn University, but he may have been the most well-known. Wilbur “Bodie” Hinton died this week at the age of 95. He was the namesake of the Auburn University Marching Band’s outdoor practice field, dedicated as the Wilbur “Bodie” Hinton Field in the fall of 1986. Hinton became the band director at Auburn University in 1956. Under his leadership, the band became widely acknowledged as a “great marching band.” […]

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    Maria Sharapova banned for two years over meldonium drug use

    (CNN) — Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after testing positive for banned drug meldonium. The ITF made the announcement Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about the future of the richest female athlete of the past decade. Sharapova stunned the world in March when the five-time grand slam winner said in a Los Angeles press conference arranged by her entourage that she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open on […]

  • cyclists crash

    5 dead, 4 injured after truck plows into bicyclists

    (CNN) — A Tuesday night group bicycle ride turned to tragedy as a driver hit a group of cyclists, killing five and seriously injuring four others, according to authorities. The riders were hit by a blue Chevrolet pickup truck while riding on the shoulder of a local street, Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Getting said. The driver was a 50-year-old man from western Michigan. He was found a short distance away from the crash police and is in custody. Charges […]

  • Rep. Mike Hubbard (R-Alabama)

    The Latest: Prosecutors rest case against House speaker Mike Hubbard

    OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Prosecutors have rested their ethics case against House Speaker Mike Hubbard after calling an accountant to add up what Hubbard and his companies made from party work and consulting contracts. State investigator Greg Fee testified Tuesday that Hubbard’s companies were paid a total of $2.3 million from party work, consulting contracts and investments he requested. Hubbard’s household income, according […]

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    Huntsville Police respond to area of Jordan Lane & I-565, find woman suffering gunshot wound

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are trying to figure out who shot a woman overnight. An officer says he noticed what he thought to be a shingle-vehicle wreck on the eastbound ramp of I-565 at Jordan Lane. That officer stopped to investigate the wreck, that’s when he noticed a woman inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound to her side. This all happened around 3:00 Tuesday morning. Officers on the scene believe the woman was shot elsewhere, then got in the […]

  • Eleven killed in Istanbul car bomb

    Eleven killed in Istanbul car bomb

    (CNN) — At least 11 people were killed and 36 injured when a car bomb targeted a police bus in the historic center of Istanbul, Vasip Sahin, the Istanbul governor told reporters. The death toll included seven police officers and four civilians. “Today at around 8:40, in our neighborhood of Vezneciler, an attack by a car bomb on a bus carrying our police was carried out,” Sahin said. “As a result seven police (and) four civilians lost their lives. May […]

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    Supreme Court takes up death penalty cases for next term

    (CNN) — The Supreme Court on Monday laid the groundwork for a significant debate on capital punishment next term, announcing it will take up two death penalty cases. The first case granted by the court concerns Duane Buck, an African-American man on death row who was sentenced to death after his own lawyer introduced evidence that he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he is black. Under Texas law, a death sentence can be imposed only […]

  • Dr. Mark Isley, Boaz Superintendent of Education (Photo: Laura Christmas/WHNT News 19)

    Boaz City School System calls special board meeting tonight at 6:30

    BOAZ, Ala. – The date is set. After much debate over the job status of the current superintendent, the public should have some answers tonight. There is a special board meeting called by the Boaz City School System today, June 2, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the system’s central office. While there is nothing specified on the agenda, we expect to learn more about Boaz Schools Superintendent Mark Isley. Two weeks ago, Isley told WHNT News […]

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