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  • Federal authorities ask for suspected Tennessee kidnapper to be held without bond

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Federal authorities have asked the courts to deny bond for Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student, and move him to the Middle District of Tennessee while he awaits trial. That’s all spelled out in court documents filed in California today. Assistant United States Attorney Jason Hitt filed the documents stating Cummins “planned and executed an audacious scheme to take a juvenile victim across the United States while evading law enforcement for the […]

  • Huntsville’s Big Spring Park officially reopened after months of renovations

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Leaders are celebrating the reopening of a downtown gem; Big Spring Park. The western portion of the park is opening just in time for many spring and summer events planned for the area. Mayor Tommy Battle and other city leaders gathered for a 10:00 a.m. news conference to show off the new $2 million landscape and also address how people should interact with the wildlife found in the park.

  • UPDATE: Child hit by vehicle Tuesday afternoon identified, still in critical condition

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The 2nd grade student who was hit by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Ashleigh Jones. Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk says Ashleigh’s bus driver dropped her and her brother off as usual, they crossed in front of the bus and went home. Sisk says the incident happened after the bus driver pulled away. He says the 10 students on the bus saw what happened and started yelling. The bus driver then turned […]

  • AMBER Alert issued for missing 12-year-old from Atlanta

    ATLANTA, Ga. – An AMBER Alert has been issued for Arasely Jimenez-Vasquez. She’s been missing since Saturday. Authorities believe Armando Aguilar, 32, abducted the 12-year-old girl. Arasely is 5’3″ tall and weighs approximately 130 lbs. Aguilar is said to have scaring along the right side of his chin. He also has a tattoo of “Ashley” across his chest. Above the name are four large stars and there are three stars below the name. There is a felony warrant for Kidnapping […]

  • Ghostown Flea market damaged by fire

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala.-Firefighters have spent the day battling flames at a well-known flea market at the Madison-Limestone County line. ‘A Town Too Tough To Die’. That’s the motto of Ghostown Flea Market, and on Tuesday Ghostown remains resilient in the face of a fire. Located off Highway 72 and Holladay Boulevard, fire departments responded to a structure fire at the flea market around 10:00 am Tuesday morning. The East Limestone fire departments and Madison fire departments assisted with battling the […]

  • UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in Highway 53 wreck early Thursday morning

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirm one person died in a wreck in Toney. It happened on Highway 53 around 4:30 Thursday morning. The Madison County Corner’s Office identified the victim as Jacob Marlow, 26, of Elkmont. Officials said he was a passenger in one of the involved vehicles. State Troopers said Marlow was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office blocked off the highway near Ardwall […]

  • County Commissioner looks to make safer traffic pattern at Hwy. 72 & Ryland Pike

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County Commissioner Craig Hill is working to make the roads safer in District three. He wants to extend Jordan Road to connect with U.S. Highway 72 East. Hill made the announcement this morning, saying he’s working with the Alabama Department of Transportation to make it happen. He says he heard the concern about road safety loud and clear. “I was elected to represent the people of my area, their concerns and their needs,” Hill said in a statement. […]

  • 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 […]