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    Man Hit By Car on Hwy. 72 In Jackson County

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Emergency crews say someone driving a car hit a man crossing Highway 72 in Jackson County, about a mile east of Gurley. It happened just after 12 a.m. Tuesday. A medical helicopter rushed the pedestrian to Huntsville Hospital after the collision.  State Troopers identify him as Thomas Flippo, 28, of Gurley. As of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Flippo was listed in critical condition. Emergency crews closed down Highway 72 for roughly 20 minutes for the helicopter […]

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    Firefighters Rush to Overnight House Fire in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is looking for a temporary place to stay after a house fire in Decatur. Firefighters believe food left on the stove is to blame for the fire. Decatur Fire and Rescue crews responded to the home on Tower View Street just before 11:00 p.m. Sunday. Crews arrived to find flames coming from the kitchen inside the home. The fire destroyed the kitchen. However, crews were able to extinguish the flames before it spread to […]

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    Firefighters Hampered by Location of Hydrant While Fighting Fire

    SPEAKE, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters from two different departments responded to a home on County Road 188 in Lawrence County around 10:00 Sunday night. By the time the firefighters got to the home, it was already fully involved. The closest hydrant was three miles from the home, so fire crews had to shuttle water to the home. No one was inside the home when the fire started. Firefighters say the homeowner had been doing some work on the home in […]

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    NEW INFORMATION: Investigators Make Arrest in Deadly NW Huntsville Shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police investigators have made an arrest in connection to a fatal shooting on Thursday night. A 17-year-old juvenile has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of shooting death of Delawrence Andrew Thomas, 19, of Huntsville, according to police. Officers on the scene say the shooting happened just before midnight in the 6400 block of Hollow Road in northwest Huntsville.  Police searched the area with K-9 officers in an attempt to find the suspect. Huntsville […]

  • Many Roads Improved, But Please Use Caution

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) - Please view the latest road conditions for Wednesday, February 12, 2014 here.   Information below is from Tuesday, February 11: Road conditions have improved throughout the day in many parts of the Tennessee Valley. However, law enforcement agencies urge you to use caution because you may encounter slick areas. Please be aware we’re expecting another round of snow tonight that is expected to cause more travel problems Wednesday, possibly into Thursday morning. ***Do NOT call 911 for […]

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    Update: Missing Woman Found in Lauderdale County

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence Police say Judith Collins has been found. Police issued her picture on Thursday, February 6 and asked for the public’s help to find her. Lauderdale County Sheriff’s deputies found Collins around 1 a.m. Friday and took her to the hospital for treatment.

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    Driver Arrested After Leading Officers on High-Speed Chase

    (WHNT) – Decatur Police arrested a man after they say he led them on a high-speed chase through Decatur and parts of Limestone County. Officers say it started around midnight near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Beltline Road. Police tried to stop the driver after what officers believed to be reckless driving. Police say the driver took off on 6th Avenue toward Highway 31. They chased him to Calhoun Community College where police say he drove around the campus. […]

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    Fire Destroys Home in Owens Cross Roads; Family of Four Displaced

    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – A family of four are looking for a new place to call home after an early morning fire destroyed their mobile home. Volunteer firefighters from Owens Cross Roads rushed to the Byrd Drive Mobile Home Park around 12:30 a.m. Firefighters say they arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. Crews spent about an hour getting the fire under control. They are still working to knock out hot spots. Firefighters were able to keep […]

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    Hartselle Computer Business Damaged in Overnight Fire

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A police officer patrolling in Hartselle called firefighters to Superior Computer Technologies on Highway 36 around midnight Monday after noticing smoke coming from the building. Fire investigators have not yet been able to find a cause for the blaze that left most of the structure destroyed. Flames were shooting out of the roof by the time firefighters arrived at the computer repair shop.  Firefighters closed down Highway 36 while fighting the fire for the hoses and […]

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    New Video Shows Auburn Marching Band at Last Play of Iron Bowl

    AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – Video posted to YouTube by Alan Brazzell shows the reaction of the Auburn University Marching Band on the last play of the 2013 Iron Bowl. This video, posted on Tuesday, is quickly going viral.

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    Scale Back Alabama Begins Across the State

    (WHNT) – The Alabama Department of Public Health will kick off the statewide weight-loss contest known as Scale Back Alabama on Thursday. It’s a time where groups across Alabama compete to win up to $4,000 in prizes for losing at least 10 pounds each.  In order to be eligible to win, all four members of the scale back team must lose at least 10 pounds in the allotted time period. In order to participate, you must be at least 18 […]

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    Investigators: Triana House Fire ‘Suspicious’

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators with the Madison County Fire Marshal’s office say a house fire in Triana appears to be suspicious. Firefighters from Triana and Huntsville worked into the early morning hours Monday to put out a house fire at 140 Oregon Drive.  The fire started about 10:30 p.m Sunday — neighbors reported seeing flames coming from the home and dialed 911. Triana firefighters immediately called for backup when they arrived on the scene.  The home was engulfed in […]

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