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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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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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    UPDATE: Missing hikers found safe in Jackson County

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the hikers missing since Tuesday have been found.  All are safe. Deputies understand some hikers were in the gorge below Pisgah late Tuesday night when they got lost. Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says all the hikers are out safe, and there are no serious injuries. Members of the rescue squad and fire department started the search Tuesday, but ended up calling off the search until daylight Wednesday.

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    Huntsville Fire & Rescue called to Bankhead Parkway for vehicle over an embankment

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Rescue crews blocked Bankhead Parkway to traffic as a way to rescue a driver who went over the edge of an embankment Tuesday afternoon. The vehicle fell roughly six feet. Huntsville Police and Huntsville Fire & Rescue were on the scene. Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad members were also there to assist. The wreck happened near the intersection of Bankhead Parkway and Fearn Street. Traffic was diverted from Maysville Road to Oak Park Drive on Bankhead Parkway. 1 patient was taken […]

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    High school graduation ceremonies scheduled across the Tennessee Valley

    Students across the Tennessee Valley are wrapping up the school year. Classes for many seniors are already over; now they’re just waiting to make that walk across the stage. We bet you’re proud of your graduate! Send us a picture. There’s a link to upload it below the list of graduation ceremonies – just scroll down. You can also email it to photo@whnt.com. Here’s a breakdown of graduation ceremonies broken down by county: Colbert County: Cherokee High School: May 27, […]

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    Firefighters respond to house fire in Gurley

    GURLEY, Ala. – Madison County Firefighters were called to a house fire in Gurley Monday morning. The fire began a little after 5:30 a.m. on Old Gurley Road. Firefighters found the single-story home with heavy smoke coming from the structure when they arrived. At this time, it doesn’t appear that anyone lives in the home. It didn’t take firefighters long to get everything under control. There is no word on what started the fire.

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    Huntsville Firefighters respond to apartment fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Firefighters have been called to Westheimer Drive in response to an apartment fire. The fire started shortly after 11:00 Wednesday morning. Huntsville Fire has five units on the scene of the fire. There is no word on if any injuries have been reported as a result of the fire.

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    Former network anchor Tom Brokaw bashes Alabama students at Ole Miss Graduation

    OXFORD, Miss. – Tom Brokaw, legendary NBC News Anchor, slammed the University of Alabama on Saturday morning. He was the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony at the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss. He opened his speech this way: “I’m so relieved to be speaking to a graduating class from Ole Miss,” the legendary journalist said. “If I were speaking at Alabama, I would have to use smaller words and shorter sentences.” That statement, of course, set off all kinds […]

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    These 4 apps make your city adventures easier and fun

    Summer is right around the corner. If you’re packing your beach bag or maybe a picnic lunch, or lacing up your walking shoes, it will be time to explore one of the greatest cities in America. Let your digital apps help make it happen for you. Start your day by working toward dinner. The app Reserve wants to help. The dining concierge service is live in seven cities including Chicago. From Farmhouse to Homestead on the Roof and Bottlefork to […]

  • Elias Nava led from Morgan County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)

    Nava found found guilty of reckless murder in Decatur teen’s death

    DECATUR, Ala. – A jury has found Elias Nava guilty of reckless murder. Jurors believe he killed Jim Uriostegui, 18, in what police described as a fight between two groups of people. Police say they received a call in August of 2013 about a disturbance at the Highway 20 Trailer Court.  The caller reported a large crowd and several people fighting.  More calls came in about shots being fired as police rushed to the scene. When officers arrived, the crowd […]

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