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    Huntsville Firefighters working house fire on Elm Ridge Boulevard

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Multiple units from Huntsville Fire are responding to a house fire on Elm Ridge Boulevard. The fire started just before 7:30 a.m. This is in the Lake Forest subdivision off Martin Road. A viewer on the scene sent us a picture showing heavy smoke coming from the house. Firefighters tell us the homeowners are on vacation and received an alert. They contacted a neighbor asking them to check on the house. That neighbor saw flames coming from […]

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    Tonight at 10:00: Recent Bob Jones graduate makes a choice for his family, but doesn’t give up his dream

    MADISON, Ala. – Mike Bernier had a dream to continue his love of playing football at the college level. But the former Bob Jones Patriot made a choice for love — not the game. Join WHNT News 19 Sports Director Chase Horn for this story of second chance for a young  man who made a decision ‘For Love – Not the Game.’ It airs tonight at 10:00. Bernier signed a Division I college scholarship at Eastern Illinois University to play […]

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    Cruz, Kasich strategies align against Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 two days before voters in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland cast votes for their presidential nominees (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 10:00 p.m. The presidential campaigns of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich say they are launching collaborative strategies to deprive Donald Trump the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination. Both Cruz and Kasich’s campaigns released statements Sunday saying that Cruz will focus his campaign resources […]

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    Early morning fire destroys Morgan County home

    TRINITY, Ala. – Firefighters in Morgan County worked several hours to put out hot spots at a home destroyed by an early-morning fire. It happened on College Street in Trinity. Firefighters were called to the home around 3:00 a.m. Monday. Crews arrived to find flames shooting through the roof. It took them roughly 30 minuted to get the fire under control. Investigators say the home was vacant when the fire started. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Police use cell phone technology, arrest 3 men in pizza delivery driver’s robbery

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Three people face charges in Huntsville in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Officers say a cell phone stolen in the robbery helped them locate the suspects. The robbery happened Monday night on Adair Street. Louis Moise, 26, David Hilaire, 20 and a juvenile are each charged with first degree robbery. Investigators say the three approached the driver and robbed him at gunpoint. Officers used the victim’s phone, which was stolen by the robbers, […]

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    Mother arrested on drug and prostitution charges, accused of leaving 5-year-old son in vehicle during transaction

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – Ashlin Lane Laster, 22, faces drug and prostitution charges after reportedly meeting an undercover drug agent for drugs. Sheriff Gene Mitchell says she agreed to meet the undercover agent to receive Oxycodone pills in exchange for sexual intercourse/favors. According to Mitchell, this is a common practice for female drug users specifically. The agent arranged to meet Laster at a secluded location for the transaction. When she arrived, agents learned she took her 5-year-old son with her. […]

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    Two railroad crossings in Huntsville closed for most of Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Norfolk Southern Railroad has closed two different railroad crossings in Huntsville for repairs. The work is expected to last all day. One of the crossings is right in downtown Huntsville. Traffic is being detoured around the crossing at Woodson Street and Holmes Avenue. Motorists should either take Pulaski Pike or Woodston Street to avoid the area. Crews are also making repairs to the railroad crossing on Moores Mill Road near Stanwood Boulevard. Please avoid the areas impacted […]

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    Traffic moving again on Research Park Blvd. following wreck near I-565 exit

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Traffic is moving again on Research Park Boulevard near Redstone Arsenal.  Two southbound lanes were closed earlier Friday due to a wreck after 1 p.m. BREAKING: Wreck shuts down Southbound lanes of Research Parkway near I-565 @whnt — Chris Davis WHNT (@ChrisDavisMMJ) April 15, 2016

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    Music helps cure Colorado child’s rare condition that caused constant seizures

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A little girl in Colorado diagnosed with a rare condition causing her to have dozens of seizures each day is defying all odds. KDVR reports Janey and Eric Handmacher knew something was wrong with their daughter, Melody, around the time she was 5 months old. The girl showed symptoms of having a rare disorder known as Aicardi syndrome. The neurological disorder can affect toddlers, making them suffer from multiple seizures a day. “She would have clusters of spasms,” said […]

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    Update: One ALDOT worker killed and one injured in wreck on Interstate 65; Identities now released

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – Officials with the Alabama Department of Transportation say one of their employees was killed due to a wreck on Interstate 65.  The employee is identified as 35-year-old Jacob Smith. An ALDOT spokesman says a second employee, 63-year-old Kenneth Hopper,  was injured in the wreck.  It happened Thursday morning on the northbound side of the interstate near the Tennessee River Bridge. Traffic was diverted to Highway 67 for some time. ALDOT officials say the cause of the […]

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    Madison Police arrest three juveniles accused of breaking into vehicles

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police say they have arrested three people they believe to be connected to multiple vehicle burglaries. Each faces multiple accounts. Officers were called to the Oxford Subdivision Monday morning about a vehicle being broken into. Then someone else called police when they noticed someone inside their vehicle. The officers were able to find that person, then searched the area where they found two others hiding in a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Huntsville. All […]

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    Early-morning fire destroys mobile home in Hartselle

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – Firefighters in Hartselle are still on the scene of a mobile home fire on Peachtree Road. It started around 5:30 Thursday morning. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Firefighters say the mobile home was empty when the fire started. No one was injured as a result of this fire.  


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