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    UPDATE: Morgan County authorities clear scene of death investigation on Whitesburg bridge

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has cleared off the Whitesburg Bridge. This after an early-morning death investigation blocked some lanes. The Whitesburg Bridge on Highway 231 was down to one northbound lane while deputies were on the scene. Investigators are gone. But, at 6:00 a.m., traffic was still moving slow. Authorities were called to the bridge around 3:30 a.m. Paramedics arrived to find the man dead outside of his vehicle. Officials are not commenting right now […]

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    Handicap buses used for Huntsville City Schools vandalized, police investigating

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they are investigating a case of criminal mischief. Investigators say multiple buses belonging to Durham Services were damaged. The buses involved were the handicap buses used to transport Huntsville City Schools students. Huntsville Police ask for anyone with information to call investigators at 256-722-7100. Note: WHNT News 19 is working to get pictures of the damaged buses. We will update this story with them as soon as we can.

  • CLEVELAND - APRIL 03: Head coach Pat Summitt of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and her son Tyler celebrate after cutting down the net after Tennessee's 59-46 win against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to win the 2007 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Game at Quicken Loans Arena on April 3, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Pat Summitt, former Lady Vols Basketball coach, has died at 64

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Pat Summitt, former legendary coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team, died Tuesday morning.  She was 64 years old. Summitt is the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.  The Pat Summitt Foundation reported her death this morning. It is with deep sadness that The Pat Summitt Foundation announces the passing of our beloved Pat Summitt. https://t.co/iE1ZCf1UPa — Pat Summitt Fnd (@WeBackPat) June 28, 2016 Summit’s son, Tyler, released the following statement on the death […]

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    Gross! Mayflies take over Illinois roadway, cause traffic hazard

    HAVANA, Ill. – A bridge in the town of Havana, Illinois has been taken over, by mayflies. That’s according to the town’s police department Facebook page. An invasion of the bugs, has caused a bridge to be very dangerous. The department says the bugs had piled as high as six inches. When cars run over those bugs, it makes the roadway very slick. There were multiple wrecks as a result. Just take a look at the patrol car that drove through […]

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    Marshall County EMA opens cooling centers ahead of hot weekend

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency has released a list of cooling centers available within the county. This after the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the weekend of June 25-26, 2016. The EMA also advises it will update its Facebook page with any additional sites. The times the centers are open varies depending on the location. Please check the list carefully.

  • Rainbow in Limestone County. (Image:  ‏@jonjohns07)

    Your Photos: June 15th storms and the rainbows that followed

    A line of strong storms moved through the Tennessee Valley the evening of Wednesday, June 16, 2016. Some trees were knocked down, and one Huntsville apartment complex was damaged by the high winds. But, thankfully, it seems there were no injuries as a result of the storms. Those of you living in the Tennessee Valley took advantage of the eeriness of the storms and the beautiful rainbows that followed to snap a picture. We have had hundreds of pictures sent […]

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    UPDATE: Huntsville Police: Man with gunshot wound causes wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police  they were called to the intersection of 9th Avenue and Triana Boulevard around 6:30 a.m.   Officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound to the leg. That man told investigators he had been shot somewhere on 9th Ave.   The victim left the area crashing at the intersection of 9th and Triana. The accident  stemmed from a drug transaction between the victim and 34 year old Brett Rodriguez. During a drug transaction in […]

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    Senate approves defense bill, women registering for the draft

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Women may soon be required to register for the military draft. The Senate overwhelmingly passed a $602 billion defense bill Tuesday that included an amendment that would require women to register for the draft — also known as the selective service — for the first time in history. The National Defense Authorization Act passed 85-13, although some Republican senators protested against the inclusion of the provision pertaining to women and the draft. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, slammed […]

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    Bob Jones HS baseball player in ICU after being hit in the chest by a ball

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A Madison high school student is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, according to the Bob Jones Baseball Twitter page. Austin is being moved to Pediatric ICU. He is still sedated for precautionary reasons. Current test results are all still positive. — Bob Jones Baseball (@BJHSBaseball) June 15, 2016 Austin Robinson was hit in the chest by a baseball during the game against Buckhorn High School Tuesday evening. That caused his heart to be knocked out […]

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    Decatur Police conducting death investigation after apparent shooting, deceased identified

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur police responded to a home in the 2100 block of Stratford Road early Tuesday morning. They received a report of a shooting at the address. Police arrived around 4:30 a.m. to find a man dead inside the home. They identified him as Jonathan Leffers. “Upon their arrival, they found a white male, 30-year-old Johnathan Leffers dead of apparent gun shot wound,” said Sgt. Mike Cowart. “He was the estranged husband of the current resident.” Police […]

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    Killer of French police officer, partner, broadcast incident live on Facebook, source says

    (CNN) — The killer of a French police officer and his partner broadcast the scene of the attack live on Facebook Monday night local time, a French source close to the investigation told CNN. The man who carried out the deadly knife attack in Magnanville, which is 45 kilometers (28 miles) northwest of Paris, was Larossi Abballa, the source told CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank. He stabbed the officer to death before taking the partner and their 3-year-old son hostage, […]

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    Social Media Solidarity: Download images to show your support of the City of Orlando

    WHNT News 19 wishes to offer our deepest condolences to those impacted by the mass shooting at the Orlando nightclub known as Pulse. We want to offer you to opportunity to download and use the following images on your social media profiles as a way to show your support. Please note, we have chosen two different hashtags that are trending concerning Orlando. #PrayForOrlando   #PrayForOrlando Facebook Image     #PrayForOrlando Profile Pic     #Orlando United:   #OrlandoUnited Facebook Image   […]

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