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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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    It’s National Iced Tea Day and you can benefit with a free beverage

    According to, today may be a southerner’s heaven. It’s National Iced Tea Day. It’s observed every year on June 10th. There’s always the age-old question, sweet or unsweet? Or, do you prefer fruit teas? Maybe a nice green tea with it’s myriad of health benefits. You can benefit from today’s celebration. The following is a small list of places you can enjoy a free iced tea in honor of National Iced Tea Day: Bojangles: Free large tea with any […]

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    Sartec Volunteer search and rescue K-9 unit holds annual dog wash fundraiser

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A K-9 search and rescue unit is holding it’s annual dog wash fundraiser Saturday, June 11, at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited for a spa treatment that includes a bath, pedicure and minor grooming (if needed). The cost: $25. But, please keep in mind, aggressive dogs cannot be serviced. All dogs must be on a leash. Sartec K-9 handlers will also be on hand offering advice and services to […]

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    Joyriding in Wheeler Wildlife Refuge leads to wreck, 3 suffer minor injuries

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency crews were called to the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge in southern Madison County around 3:00 Friday morning. They were told there was a single-vehicle wreck. Alabama State Troopers say three people decided to go off-roading in their minivan inside the refuge. The driver hit a tree and got the van stuck during the trip. Hemsi paramedics used a 4×4 truck to go into the refuge and pick up the three. They each suffered only minor injures. […]

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    Driver, 2 kids taken to the hospital after early-morning wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police are trying to figure out what happened leading up to a wreck that sent the driver and two children to the hospital. Officers blocked off a portion of Highway 231/431  for some time because of the single-vehicle wreck. The wreck happened just south of Bob Wade Lane around 1:00 a.m. Investigators say the vehicle was traveling north on Highway 231/431 when the driver left the road, hit a culvert and flipped several times. The driver […]

  • MADISON, AL - FEBRUARY 28:  Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) announces his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) during a campaign rally at the Madison City Schools Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Madison, Alabama. Trump is in Alabama ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries March 1.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Could Sessions be Trump’s guy? His Twitter account may indicate such

    (CNN) — Donald Trump took to twitter Wednesday night and with the push of a button, perhaps shed some light on his VP choice — just as his advisers hoped he wouldn’t do. Just before 10 p.m., Trump retweeted a supporter who said: “@KathyCeurter: @realDonaldTrump please Mr.Trump make @SenatorJeffSessions your VP. He is a perfect running mate.’ He is a great guy!” "@KathyCeurter: @realDonaldTrump please Mr.Trump make @SenatorJeffSessions your VP. He is a perfect running mate." He is a great […]

  • Scientists are working on a way to grow human organs inside animals through gene-editing technology. Ethical questions surround the idea, experts say.

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    Human organs grown in pigs may help transplant patients, scientists say

    (CNN) — There’s a worldwide shortage of donor organs. Some people spend years on a transplant list, and others lose their lives while waiting. But what if we could change that by growing organs? It isn’t the premise of a science-fiction movie. Scientists believe they have the knowledge and technology to make this scenario a reality. Researchers are in the very early stages of using adult stem cells to grow human organs. The twist: These human organs are being grown […]

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    Disturbing details of deadly wreck revealed in court documents, former astronaut charged

    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. – Court and arrest documents are giving WHNT News 19 a deeper look into the arrest of James Halsell, Jr. He’s charged with reckless murder after being involved in a wreck that killed two children. The wreck happened Monday, June 6, around 3:00 a.m. on U.S. 82 in Tuscaloosa County. Jayla Latrice Parler, 12, and Niomi Deona James, 11, died in the wreck. Parnell Deon James and Shontel Latrivia Cutts were sent to the hospital. The documents […]

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    Former Auburn Band Director Wilbur “Bodie” Hinton dies, funeral arrangements announced

    AUBURN, Ala. – He may not have been the first band director at Auburn University, but he may have been the most well-known. Wilbur “Bodie” Hinton died this week at the age of 95. He was the namesake of the Auburn University Marching Band’s outdoor practice field, dedicated as the Wilbur “Bodie” Hinton Field in the fall of 1986. Hinton became the band director at Auburn University in 1956. Under his leadership, the band became widely acknowledged as a “great marching band.” […]

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    Maria Sharapova banned for two years over meldonium drug use

    (CNN) — Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after testing positive for banned drug meldonium. The ITF made the announcement Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about the future of the richest female athlete of the past decade. Sharapova stunned the world in March when the five-time grand slam winner said in a Los Angeles press conference arranged by her entourage that she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open on […]

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    5 dead, 4 injured after truck plows into bicyclists

    (CNN) — A Tuesday night group bicycle ride turned to tragedy as a driver hit a group of cyclists, killing five and seriously injuring four others, according to authorities. The riders were hit by a blue Chevrolet pickup truck while riding on the shoulder of a local street, Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Getting said. The driver was a 50-year-old man from western Michigan. He was found a short distance away from the crash police and is in custody. Charges […]


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