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  • Jury finds Damien Shipley guilty of capital murder

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A jury found Damien Deandre Shipley guilty of capital murder Friday, after only deliberating about an hour. Shipley was charged in the shooting death of 28-year-old Dorian Hamilton during a home invasion in February 2013. Hamilton’s grandfather was there where the jury read the verdict. “I wish I was anywhere but this courthouse on this day,” said Cliff Hamilton. “The verdict doesn’t make me happy. It just brings a closure to that part of my […]

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    Huntsville police searching for robber

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police are looking for the person who robbed a woman in a Dollar General parking lot. Investigators say the woman knows the individual who robbed her. It happened at the Dollar General on Old Madison Pike in Huntsville around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Police are searching for the person identified by the victim.

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    Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Planned for Marshall County

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Marshall County Health Department has a drive-thru flu shot clinic planned for October 21, 2014. It will be at the Marshall County Technical School in Guntersville.  It’s located at 12312 Highway 431. Individuals will remain in their vehicles for health department employees to administer the shots. The health department will be there 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. that Tuesday. Flu Shots will cost $5 for most.  But they will be free for anyone with […]

  • UPDATE: Redstone Arsenal Gate 7 open for traffic

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – Gate 7 on Redstone Arsenal is open again for drivers.  It reopened at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. It was closed Thursday morning, just after 8 a.m. when more unexploded ordnance was found near the intersection of Anderson and Martin Roads, off Zierdt Road.  Explosive ordnance professionals from Fort Campbell, Kentucky safely disposed of it Thursday afternoon. Redstone Arsenal officials believe it was a 155 mm. artillery shell, discovered by road construction workers.  Arsenal leaders say the gate […]

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    Arrest made in one of UA threats

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators have arrested a 20-year-old University of Alabama student in connection with the most recent threat at the university. Dakota John Timm was originally charged with obstructing governmental operations after an alarming message sent Monday night. That charge has since been changed to harassing communication. He is currently in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, being held on a $2500 bond. Investigators do not believe the threat to be connected with the initial post on Sunday night that […]

  • Huntsville Reporter Remembers Covering Plane Crash 35 Years Ago

    Missy Ming-Smith remembers reporting on the crash of Southern Airlines Flight 242. Sixty-three people on board the airplane died. Nine people who were on the ground also died from the crash.

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    NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Huntsville Plane Crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on a plane crash at Huntsville International Airport.   Three people died in that crash. The crash happened on June 18, 2014 around 2:30 p.m. The report indicates the flight was for pilot proficiency examinations for two company-contracted pilots.  The pilot told the air traffic control tower they would land for a “full stop taxi-back landing.” After landing, they requested a delay to swap crew members.  The […]

  • National Guard unit returns to Huntsville after year-long deployment

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The 1151st Engineering Company returned to Huntsville Tuesday night after a year-long deployment.  The group spent that time in Afghanistan. Family and friends gathered to welcome the unit home just in time for Independence Day. After reuniting with family at the airport, the unit headed to Green Cover Armory for an official ceremony. WHNT News 19 would like to welcome the 1151st home! We’d also like to thank each of you for your sacrifice of service.

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    Shooting in Huntsville Sends One to Hospital

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are investigating a Thursday morning shooting.  It happened just after midnight on Vining Ave. Investigators are looking for the shooter who witnesses saw running away from the home.  They say someone shot the victim on the front porch of the house located on the 2400 block of Vining Ave.  Witnesses told police two people walked by the home, then one of them took out a gun and shot the victim. Paramedics took a juvenile […]

  • Update: Police identify gas station shooting victims

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An early-morning shooting at a Huntsville gas station left one dead and two others injured Wednesday. Officers say Ashia Raquel Oliver, 18, died at the scene of the shooting. Andrae Norvel, 20, and Wendell Jackson, 18, were also injured in the shooting. They were both taken to the hospital to be treated. Huntsville Police Deputy Chief Kirk Giles said, “The young lady, Ms.  Oliver who passed away, as we can tell as not a participant in this […]

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    New retail development with Cabela’s to be built near Bridge Street

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cabela’s Incorporated announced plans to open its first Alabama store.  Cabela’s is a retailer focusing on hunting, fishing and outdoor gear. Wednesday afternoon, city leaders described the store as “new,” “major” and “a catalyst for things to come.”  It’s the company’s first store in Alabama, and it will be located in the new Parkside Town Centre development to be built near Bridge Street Town Centre. Specifically, Parkside is just off Governors West, south of Old Madison […]

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    Fire Damages Home on Prairie Drive

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison Firefighters are on the scene of an early morning house fire on Prairie Drive.  It started just after midnight. Madison Police as everyone to avoid the area until firefighters clear the scene. The homeowner tells WHNT News 19 he noticed a fire near the chimney around 12:30 a.m. That’s when he went to get his wife and small child out of the home.  He says he went back in to try to extinguish the fire, […]


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