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    How to find WHNT News 19 on Snapchat

    WHNT News 19 has expanded it’s social media presence. The TV station joined Snapchat! While it’s a different way for us to communicate with you about what’s happening in the Tennessee Valley, we’d also like you to use it to communicate with us. See a great weather scene? Snap us! See breaking news? Snap us! Or maybe you just have a question for us…Snap that too! We know Facebook and Twitter, while still very popular, don’t dominate the social media world […]

  • Valley Votes 2016

    Ready to vote in the April 12 runoff? These sample ballots will help you prepare

    Here are sample ballots for north Alabama counties for the Primary Runoff Election.  Use these to familiarize yourself with the offices and candidates. The election is April 12, 2016. The only races up for a vote are those that didn’t have a majority of votes in the March 1, 2016 Primary Election. Note: Some north Alabama counties don’t have any runoffs at all; others may only have races for the Republican party.  Colbert Democratic Republican DeKalb Republican Franklin Democratic Republican Lauderdale […]

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    ALDOT to begin work on Interstate 65 bridge Tuesday

    DECATUR, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Transportation will close the northbound lane of Interstate 65 on the Tennessee River Bridge on Tuesday. The closure is expected to take two days. Crews will repair the bridge deck in the outside northbound lane, which will remain closed until the work is complete. They expect to be present from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day. ALDOT anticipates reopening the lane Wednesday afternoon. Motorists should seek alternative northbound routes Tuesday and Wednesday.  

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    Overturned tractor trailer impacted traffic on Highway 72 east in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – An overturned tractor trailer blocked one lane of traffic each direction on Highway 72 East this morning. It happened near the intersection of Highway 72 and Shields Road. The westbound saw heavy backups because of this wreck. The driver of the truck is okay  

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    Governor Bentley set to visit Limestone County Monday

    TANNER, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley returns to north Alabama today for a ribbon cutting at Alabama Robotics Technology Park. He will be celebrating the opening of phase III of the park. I am looking forward to cutting the ribbon on Phase III of the Alabama Robotics Technology Park tomorrow. — Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) April 10, 2016 The ribbon cutting is set for 10:00 a.m. Monday. Bentley has been facing tough questions over the last few weeks  since a […]

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    House fire in Madison leaves family of five without a home

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Firefighters are on the scene of a fire on Alden Bridge Court, just south of James Clemens High School, working on a home apparently destroyed by fire. The emergency crews and their equipment caused the road to be closed down for several hours. The fire started around 4:30 this morning at the two-story home. Five people and two dogs now have to find a new place to live. Firefighters are looking into what caused the blaze […]

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    Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater announces 56th season lineup

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater announced the lineup for it’s 56th season this morning. The lineup includes the ever-popular holiday tradition of “A Christmas Carol.” The season opens with “Pinkalicious” the musical on October 7-9 & 14-16, 2016. The musical, written by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann, will be directed by Terrena Mann. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her […]

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    Academy of Country Music Awards: What you may have missed

    (CNN) — Tears and cheers marked the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night. Here’s what you may have missed: Remembering Joey Feek Beloved singer Joey Feek was half of the duo Joey + Rory with her husband. Last month, she lost her battle with cancer. On Sunday night Martina McBride and Darius Rucker paid tribute to her while presenting the the best vocal group award. “Joey was more than a wonderful singer and an ACM-winning artist along […]

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    Mobile police officer, suspected criminal shot

    MOBILE, Ala. – A police officer and someone investigators are calling a suspect were both shot early this morning after a suspected drug deal and chase, that’s according to CBS affiliate WKRG. It happened at a gas station near the I-10 exit in Grand Bay. Investigators say the officer, who was shot twice, was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. We understand the officer is expected to recover. Officers say a suspect was also shot. Witnesses say […]

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    Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ under fire for controversial casting call

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Broadway blockbuster “Hamilton” has been praised for casting mostly black and Latino performers in place of America’s founding fathers. But the Great White Way’s newest hit musical has come under fire for a casting call that sought “NON-WHITE” performers. The controversial notice was posted this week on Hamilton’s website and on the trade site It soon circulated all over social media with tweets, retweets and Facebook posts that elicited mixed reactions. The show’s producers said […]

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    Huntsville High, Bob Jones split wins in baseball doubleheader

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Students from Huntsville High School and Bob Jones High School met Tuesday for a baseball doubleheader. The Patriots of Bob Jones took game one, but game two was a bit different. Bob Jones was up, but the Panthers were able to come back and win the game 5-4.

  • BreakingNews

    Limestone County Schools employee on administrative leave pending investigation

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Board of Education announced today it has placed another employee at East Limestone High School on administrative leave. This leave will be in place until further notice, pending an investigation. The statement reads as follows: It is the practice of the Limestone County Board of Education to remove any employee that has been accused of wrong doing in order to complete this investigation. This is to protect both the employee and any other […]


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