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  • What’s next? A look at what’s next in the line of succession for Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Robert Bentley’s resignation started what seemed to be a snowball of events. First, let’s look at the line of succession in the state of Alabama: Governor Lieutenant Governor President Pro Tempore of the Senate Speaker of the House of Representatives Attorney General State Auditor Secretary of State State Treasurer With Bentley’s resignation, Lt. Governor Kay Ivey has taken the office of Governor. That move was understood from the beginning, but it leaves a vacancy in the Lieutenant […]

  • 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Watch live tonight on WHNT

    Country music lovers rejoice! The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards are tonight. The ACM Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on April 2 on WHNT News 19/CBS at 7 p.m. From Top New Artist to host of the show! @LukeBryanOnline adds the next chapter to his #ACMs story this Sunday, April 2 at 9/8c on @CBS. — ACM Awards (@ACMawards) March 31, 2017 Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the awards Sunday, which […]

  • PHOTOS: Overhead traffic sign, metal structure fall on Research Park Blvd. access road

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – An overhead traffic sign has fallen into the lanes of traffic on an access road to Research Park Boulevard. It has happened just south of Plummer Road in the northbound lanes. WHNT News 19 viewer Don Carlton sent us some images showing the situation. Anyone driving in the area should avoid the access road. WHNT News 19 is working to gather more information on this breaking news story. Please refresh for latest information.

  • Wreck impacts northbound traffic on Highway 53 in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police and Firefighters are working to clear a wreck on Highway 53 at the intersection of Stringfield Road. The northbound lanes are blocked. Huntsville Police tell us there is only one minor injury in the wreck. However, traffic is being heavily impacted in the area. Those wishing to travel north should look for an alternate route while crews work to clear the area.  

  • Single mother told she can’t attend father-daughter dance

    HENRY COUNTY, Georgia — A single mother in Georgia was told she couldn’t attend her daughter’s father-daughter dance. Amy Peterson and her 6-year-old daughter, Gracie, had been looking forward to the dance for months, according to WSB-TV. Peterson said she let the school know she would be attending the dance with her daughter, and even got dressed for the dance by wearing a man’s dress shirt, bow tie and painting a beard on her face. “She was okay with it,” Peterson […]

  • BREAKING: Inmate who escaped from work release now back in custody

    DECATUR, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections says an escaped inmate is back in custody. Officers with the DOC and U.S. Marshal Service arrested him. Dior Lavar Boyd was part of the Decatur Work Release Program. Investigators say he walked away from his job site. Officers arrested him around 10:15 Tuesday night on Diamond Drive in Huntsville. They say he turned himself in without incident. Boyd was serving a sentence of 18 months for the Distribution of a Controlled Substance. […]

  • Florence Police ask for help finding missing man

    FLORENCE, Ala. – Florence Police hope you can help find Stacy Rester. He’s 52 years old. Investigators say Rester was last seen 10 days ago on March 5th. He was in the area of East Limestone Street. Rester is described to be 5’11” tall and weighs 185 lbs. He has grey hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information should call the Florence Police Department at 256-760-6610.

  • Lightning likely to blame for Huntsville house fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Fire and Rescue crews were called to a home on Crestfield Drive around. The fire started around 1:00 this morning. Firefighters arrived to see flames and smoke coming from the outside of the two story home. They worked quickly to put the fire out before it could damage the inside of the home. Firefighters believe lightning more than likely struck the home causing the fire. Homeowner Janet Crawford said the storms were hitting her house hard […]

  • Decatur Police release cause of death for woman found in 4th Ave home

    DECATUR, Ala. – A death investigation in Decatur is now a homicide investigation. Decatur Police say they have gotten the results from an autopsy on a woman found inside her home on Thursday morning. Officers were called to a home on 4th Ave. around 2:30 Thursday morning. A family member called them after finding Minnie Shackleford, 44, dead inside the home. The State Department of Forensic Sciences determined the cause of death to be head trauma. Investigators have listed her […]

  • UPDATE: Huntsville Police identify victim of gas station shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have identified the person shot Thursday afternoon at a gas station as Lucas Payne, 36, of Huntsville. He died from his injuries. The shooting happened at the intersection of Pulaski Pike and Oakwood Avenue in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station. Officers found Payne suffering from a gunshot wound when they arrived. Paramedics rushed Payne to the hospital after the shooting. That’s where he died. Investigators are searching for a black SUV that fled […]

  • R.A. Hubbard High School to dismiss at 8:15 due to power outage

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – R.A. Hubbard High School is going to dismiss classes at 8:15 this morning. There is a power outage in the area that school leaders had hoped would be corrected quickly. However, the outage is expected to last most of the day. We understand students are already on the bus. The buses will continue to school for there to be an accurate account of everyone. But then they will take everyone home with the 8:15 release.  

  • Franklin County, Tennessee schools closed for power outages, downed trees

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. – The superintendent for Franklin County, Tennessee Schools has made the decision to cancel classes for today. She says power outages and downed trees in the area have caused him to make that decision. This is the only school system WHNT News 19 has heard from. All others in the Tennessee Valley are operating on a normal schedule for today.