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  • The Limestone County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious barn fire (Image: Jeff Gray)

    Suspicious barn fire in Limestone County leads to investigation

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities in Limestone County are trying to determine what started a barn fire early Monday morning. It started around 2:00 a.m. on Highway 251 near Sharp Road. Volunteer firefighters arrived to find a barn engulfed in flames. The building was housing more than 20 bales of hay. It took firefighters hours to extinguish the fire. Witnesses tell investigators they saw two people running from the barn around the time the fire started. The Limestone County Sheriff’s […]

  • The 'Teddy Bear Baby' practice encourages parents to put a teddy bear in a child seat when not in use.  When the child IS in the seat, put the teddy bear in your front passenger seat to serve as a reminder you have a baby on board.

    Suggested products, habits to help you remember a child in the back seat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Wednesday afternoon, emergency crews were called to the parking lot of Marshall Space Flight Center on Redstone Arsenal.  A 7-month-old child died in an employee’s vehicle after being left there during the work day. Investigators say all indications are the incident was an accident. Many on social media have asked the same question: “How?” While others are professing: “It could never happen to me.” There are certainly cases, including that of Justin Ross Harris, where investigators determined […]

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    Four children dead, mom in hospital after man tells police he killed his entire family

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — Police in Michigan are investigating a quadruple homicide, in which a man is accused of killing two of his own kids, two of his stepchildren, and critically injuring their biological mother. The horrific investigation began unfolding at approximately 1:20 a.m. A man had called to report he had just murdered his entire family. When police arrived, he was waiting on the front porch, According to WXYZ in Detroit Upon further investigation, police located the bodies of […]

  • The University of North Alabama, in Florence (WHNT News 19 File)

    UPDATE: Lockdown on UNA Campus has been lifted

    FLORENCE, Ala. – The Director of University Communications on the University of North Alabama campus says a lockdown issued Wednesday morning has been canceled. Suspect has been tracked to a specific area away from campus. There is NO known threat to campus at this time. ALL CLEAR. — UNA Lion Alerts (@UNALionAlerts) September 21, 2016 The suspected robber has been tracked to a location away from campus. Earlier this morning, a man who robbed the Subway restaurant on Court Street […]

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    Interstate 565 in Madison reopened after crews clear vehicle fire

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police have reopened Interstate 565 after closing it for some time Wednesday morning. They blocked the lanes to extinguish a vehicle fire. The call came in around 4:45 Wednesday morning for the vehicle on I-565 near the Wall Triana Highway intersection. Traffic may be impacted for a bit longer as crews completely clear the scene.  

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    Syria: UN suspends aid delivery after convoy, warehouse attacked

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update 5:35 a.m. ET] The United Nations has suspended aid operations in Syria after a deadly attack on an aid convoy in rural Aleppo on Monday night, a UN spokesperson told CNN. “At the moment (the) aid operation remains suspended while we assess and reevaluate the situation on the ground,” the spokesperson said. [Previous story published at 5:20 a.m. ET] An aid convoy carrying life-saving aid to 78,000 people was attacked near the Syrian city of […]

  • Overmyer House fire

    Firefighters respond to house fire in Limestone County, 6 people displaced

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Firefighters from several volunteer fire departments were called to a house fire on Overmyer Lane that started around 6:00 this morning. There have been no injuries reported as a result. Firefighters from Elkmont, Ardmore and Piney Chapel all responded. They are having to ferry water to the area. Five adults and a teenager are being displaced by this fire. The pets were able to get out unscathed. The house is a total loss. The firefighters on […]

  • C.F. Penn Hamburgers is located at 121 Moulton St E in Decatur.  (Photo: Shane Hays/WHNT News 19)

    GOOD NEWS: C.F. Penn’s, longtime Decatur business, won’t close after all

    DECATUR, Ala. – It’s been a whirlwind day for the staff at C. F. Penn Hamburgers in Decatur.  Earlier today, the restaurant posted a sign saying it would close on September 30. It appears that’s not the case anymore. The restaurant had said it was closing because of a decline in business and an 80 percent increase in rent.  However, the business owner, William Vandiver met with the building owner this afternoon.  Vandiver told WHNT News 19 they were able […]

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    Decatur Police search for missing man who suffers from dementia

    DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur Police Department hopes you can help find Jerry Donald Walton. Investigators say he left his home on Hickory Hills Road around 8:30 Wednesday night and never returned. Walton suffered from dementia. He was driving a white 2001 Lincoln Towncar headed towards Foodland in Priceville. If you have seen Walton or his vehicle, please contact the Decatur Police Department.

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    Huntsville Police called to apartments next to Grissom, say it was a false alarm for a domestic situation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they were called to Brittany Point apartments Tuesday morning for an apparent domestic incident. The apartment complex is located on Willowbrook Drive, just off Bailey Cove Road. Officers say a woman called to report she was in fear of a man being there. Police responded, but the man wasn’t there.  They went inside to check to confirm this, and he wasn’t.  They don’t have any charges on the man. The apartments are just next […]

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    Sutton Road intersection impacted by wreck involving HEMSI ambulance

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Emergency crews were called to a wreck at the intersection of Highway 431 and Sutton Road this morning. They say an SUV collided with a HEMSI ambulance. A supervisor with HEMSI tells us an ambulance was on its way to a call with lights and sirens running. However the driver of the SUV involved had a semi-truck blocking the view. That driver had a green light and didn’t see the ambulance until it was too late. The […]

  • Camila Sanabria, believed to have been taken by her father Jose Sanabria.

    Missing child from Birmingham area found safe in North Carolina

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham Police say a 5-year-old girl reported missing earlier this week has been found. Officers say Camila Sanabria was found safe in North Carolina on Wednesday with her non-custodial father, Jose Sanabria. The girl’s mother reported her missing on Tuesday, saying she last saw her daughter after she was dressed for school that morning. Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said Camila was located in North Carolina with her father. He told the mother moved to […]