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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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    Morgan County deputies make arrest after alert from pharmacy

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Drug Task Force credit an area pharmacy for alerting investigators to a man arrested on drug manufacturing charges. The pharmacy told investigators that a repeat customers was trying to buy cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine. Agents say they watched Patrick Gunnar Prater, 24, purchase cold pills frequently. Those agents alerted Hartselle Police who told them Prater had a suspended driver license. A Hartselle officer says he watched Prater get in a vehicle and drive […]

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    Staphylococcus aureus toxin found in Montgomery daycare illness investigation

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Public health continues its investigation into an illness that has sent 86 children to the hospital. Clinical laboratories found Staphylococcus aureus toxin in several food products served at both locations of the Sunnyside Child Care Center in Montgomery. The children have been treated for symptoms that include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and lethargy. The health department says clinical samples were all negative for Norovirus and are being tested for other pathogens like Salmonella, […]

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    Governor Robert Bentley issues statement on Affordable Care Act ruling

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. –Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday released a statement on the King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision. “Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court is disappointing. As the law is clearly written, subsidies do not apply to states that did not establish a state-based health insurance exchange. With today’s decision, the Supreme Court became an activist court by rewriting the law, clearly overstepping the role of the Judicial Branch to interpret the law. The Supreme Court had an opportunity to […]

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    Huntsville business damaged by fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville firefighters responded to a fire at Swaggerz Barber & Style Shop on Winchester Road. It’s near the intersection of Blue Spring Road. The fire started around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to Swaggerz, keeping it from spreading to a day care center nearby. Traffic was diverted for a short time while firefighters put out the fire.  

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    Fiat Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for water leak problem

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 164,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide to install shields that stop water from getting into the power rear lift gate controls. The company says the recall covers the 2014 and 2015 model years. It addresses a problem that could cause a fire. Fiat Chrysler says it learned of one fire and found that water can get into the lift gate control modules on some Cherokees and cause an electrical short. No injuries have been […]


    Social Security office in Huntsville closed today

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Social Security Administration office will be closed today, June 25, 2015, for building maintenance issues. The office is located at 4970 Research Drive, NW, in Huntsville. Officials hope you will check their website here before visiting the office to make sure they are open.  

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    Alabama governor orders Confederate flags taken down from state Capitol

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – According to the Associated Press, Governor Robert Bentley has ordered the Confederate flags taken down from the state Capitol. This is the latest in a series of actions by lawmakers across the nation to remove the flag from state capitols, store shelves, license plates and monuments. Our news partners at have pictures of all four flags being removed  from the Capitol grounds. Remaining Confederate Flags have been removed from Capitol grounds — (@aldotcom) […]

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    Shoals man arrested on child sex abuse charges

    FLORENCE, Ala. – A three-month-long investigation leads to 67 charges against a shoals man. 24-year-old Christopher Joseph Boerckel was arrested Tuesday by officers and the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force. Investigators say the charges Boerckel faces are believe to have happened in 2014, and involved a single victim. He’s charged with 67 counts of “obscene acts involving a minor under the age of 17.” Investigators say additional electronic evidence is still being processed by state officials and believe […]

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    Huntsville Officer shoots, kills dog after being bitten at domestic violence call

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WHNT News 19 has confirmed that a Huntsville Police officer shot a dog after responding to an apparent domestic situation. Two officers approached the home in the 1500 block of Meadow Drive. Two large dogs, presumed to be pit bulls, went outside. Officers say one of the dogs bit an officer, who then shot and killed the dog. Animal Control officers took the other dog away. HEMSI paramedics treated the bitten officer on the scene, then took […]

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    “Share a Coke” today at the US Space and Rocket Center

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The “Share a Coke” tour will make its only stop in Huntsville today at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The kiosk will be in the museum’s main lobby 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. People can get their personalized Coca-Cola, Coke Zero and Diet Coke mini-cans at no cost.

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    Governor Bentley to attend ribbon cutting in Hackleburg

    HACKlEBURG, Ala. – A new grocery store is opening its doors in Hackleburg this morning. And Governor Robert Bentley will be there for the celebration. The Hackleburg Market is a new grocery store that is part of the ongoing recovery and revitalization efforts for the town. Hackleburg has had to rebuild since an EF-5 tornado destroyed the down on April 27, 2011. That includes the town’s previous grocery store. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at the Hackleburg […]


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