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    Hollywood K-9 officer to receive bullet, stab protective vest

    HOLLYWOOD, Ala. – Hollywood Police Department’s K9 officer, Fox, will receive a protective vest thanks to the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  Delivery of the bullet and stab protective vest is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest’s mission is to provide the vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies thoughtout the United States. The Hollywood Police Department calls K9 Fox is a “dual-purpose narcotics/patrol K9” who has been a member of […]

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    Trump taps Sessions to lead national security efforts

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Donald Trump announced Thursday he has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to help craft his national security policy. “Senator Sessions will serve as the Chairman of my National Security Advisory Committee,” Trump wrote in a tweet, posted shortly before the Republican debate in Detroit. “We need to understand the limits of our ability to intervene successfully in other nations. It is time for a healthy dose of foreign policy realism. In the Middle East, this means forming […]

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    Authorities identify missing fishermen in Lauderdale County, search still ongoing

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala – Authorities have identified the two missing fishermen as Jacob and Jeremiah Sanders of Florence. Crews began their search for the brothers after a report that they were overdue Wednesday night. Jacob Sanders is a member of the band The Velcro Pygmies. The band’s Facebook page has been posting information about the missing men all day long. Around 2:40 a.m. Thursday, search crews found a small bass boat trapped under the Singing River Bridge. That boat has […]

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    Firefighters find body inside mobile home after extinguishing fire

    LACEY’S SPRING, Ala. – Firefighters responded to a call of a mobile home fire on Streamside Drive in Lacey’s Spring around 4:00 Thursday morning. They say the mobile home was already destroyed by the time they arrived. The fire is on Streamside Drive. The homeowner’s truck was in the area, so they started searching for the man. Firefighters have since found what they believe to be a body inside the home. They believe it is that of the homeowner.   […]

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    Your Photos: March 3, 2016 Sunrises across the Tennessee Valley

    This beautiful March morning may turn into a rainy day, but that didn’t stop the beautiful sunrise! Just take a look at some of these pictures provided by WHNT News 19 viewers on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and through the WHNT News 19 App. Sunrise    

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    Tuscumbia Police identify victim of deadly shooting, still searching for shooter

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – Tuscumbia Police held a news conference this morning to update on the investigation on a deadly shooting in Tuscumbia. Police Chief Tony Logan says two people were shot at the Spring Creek Apartment Complex Tuesday night. Officers responded to the call of multiple gunshots at the apartment complex.  They found one person slumped behind the steering wheel of a vehicle and another on the ground.  Logan says both were suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Logan identified the victim […]

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    Single-vehicle wreck sends man to hospital in critical condition

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Alabama State Troopers are investigating what led to a single-vehicle wreck on Darwin Road. The man involved was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The wreck happened around 2:30 a.m. Emergency crews arrived to find the driver ejected from his SUV. Troopers believe the driver was traveling east on Darwin toward Mooresmill Road with he lost control of the vehicle and flipped into a ditch. State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say the […]

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    Limestone County authorities arrest man accused of operating a marijuana grow house

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office reports investigators found a well-hidden marijuana grow operation Thursday evening on McLemore Circle. They arrested Jarrod Bowling, 28, of Harvest as a result. Deputies say they were executing a search warrant when they noticed a small divided cultivation room hidden behind a false wall. They found 14 marijuana plants, a small amount of what they believe to be black tar heroin, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, items used to grow marijuana, […]

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    Federal judge schedules criminal contempt hearing for Madison police chief, captain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A new document in Eric Parker’s federal case shows U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala has set a date for a criminal contempt hearing for Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey and Captain Terrell Cook. The hearing is set for 9:00 a.m. on March 22, 2016 at the federal courthouse in Huntsville. The documents say “the court finds that there is probable cause to believe that Chief Muncey and Captain Cook willfully violated the Court’s witness sequestration order […]

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    Decatur authorities clear Daikin Plant after hazardous material incident

    DECATUR, Ala. – Fire and rescue crews in Decatur have given the all-clear after responding to a hazardous materials incident at the Daikin Facility. Morgan County Emergency Management Agency officials say there was a Hydrogen Fluoride leak. Several WHNT News 19 viewers have contacted the newsroom this morning to inquire about the incident. Crews responded to the call around 4:15 a.m. and notified surrounding businesses. Fire and rescue officials say they closed down State Docks Road while crews checked on the situation. […]

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    Madison County Deputies warn of phone scam, caller claims to be a U.S. Marshal

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Office are warning residents to beware of suspicious phone calls claiming to be with law enforcement. Chief Deputy Dave Jernigan says someone in the Legacy Cove subdivision received a call from a “Steve Sutton” with the U.S. Marshal’s office. The caller left a message for the resident to call back on a 205 area code. The resident reportedly called the U.S. Marshal’s Office in Huntsville and was told […]

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    UPDATE: Parents upset over Athens Middle School bomb threat

    ATHENS, Ala. – Frustration and panic were worn on parent’s faces this morning at Athens Middle School. Family members got word just after 9 a.m. that another bomb threat had been made, and many came immediately to take their students home. Long line to check out students at Athens Middle. Principal urging parents to keep their children in class. @whnt pic.twitter.com/JrXqsNHTNq — Chris Davis WHNT (@ChrisDavisMMJ) February 23, 2016 “Get here in a hurry, there’s a bomb threat, so I […]

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