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    The Latest: US court delays Alabama inmate’s execution

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A federal appeals court has delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate, saying there should be more time to review his claim that he is no longer competent because of strokes and dementia. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the stay Thursday morning, about seven hours ahead of when Vernon Madison was scheduled to die by lethal injection. Madison was […]

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    Human and rat DNA found in burgers, according to lab report

    Americans eat nearly 50 billion hamburgers a year, but a recent report by a food research company has some burger lovers cringing. In both meat and vegetarian patties, Clear Labs found some additional ingredients that may turn the stomachs of the hardiest eaters, according to “The Hamburger Report,” a molecular study of a beloved American food. Researchers also pointed out the conspicuous absence of other ingredients — like beans missing from a vegetarian black bean burger. “This report provides new […]

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    Wreck impacts traffic on Winchester Road at Memorial Parkway in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police responded to a wreck on Winchester Road around 7:30 Friday morning. A wreck was blocking both the east and westbound lanes. There were two vehicles involved in the t-bone wreck. The drivers of each vehicle were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. Emergency crews are working quickly to clear the wreck for traffic to return to normal.  

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    Huntsville Police make marijuana arrest, accused was out on bond on drug trafficking charge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have arrested Lenoir McKenley, Jr, 28, of Huntsville. Huntsville Police say McKenley was out on bond at the time of the arrest. Officers say the Madison-Morgan County Drug Task Force charged McKenley with Possession of Marijuana. They say he had more than two pounds of Marijuana, $1,260 in case and a stolen shotgun when he was arrested. McKenley was already out on bond for Trafficking in Marijuana and receiving stolen property in relation to a […]

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    Students from across the Tennessee Valley enjoy a field trip to Panoply, see a 360-degree view of the action

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Students from across the Tennessee Valley spent Friday at Big Spring Park enjoying the sights and sounds of this year’s Panoply Arts Festival. It officially opens to the public at 5:00 p.m. Friday. Day passes to the festival are only $10 and weekend passes are $18; kids 12 and under get in free! You can purchase tickets here. All ticket sales are final at the end of the purchase transaction and there are no refunds or exchanges. Panoply’s hours will […]

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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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