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  • Nashville officer’s body recovered after missing in river for several hours

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Metro Nashville Police Department says the fire department has recovered the body of a missing police officer. His body was found in the Cumberland River. With very heavy hearts, the MNPD acknowledges that the body of our officer has been recovered by a Fire Dept. diver. — Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) February 2, 2017 The officer has been identified as Eric Mumaw, 44. He was an 18-year veteran of the Metro Nashville Police Department. In tribute […]

  • Two men arrested, charged with rape in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s office has arrested and charged two men with rape. Investigators say both confessed to illegal sexual acts.   Stacy Lee Clinard, 39, of Elkmont faces numerous charges including: Rape, incest and sodomy for sexual acts with a juvenile female relative. He’s being held in the Limestone County jail on a $50,000 bond, which will go up when the bond is set for the incest charge. Justin DeWayne Griffin, 23, of Athens is […]

  • BLOG: 2017 National Signing Day coverage in the Tennessee Valley

    TENNESSEE VALLEY – February 1, 2017 is National Signing Day — the day students across the nation sign letters of intent with various colleges and universities. We updated this blog throughout the day as different signings came in. We’re posting athletes from a variety of sports here, not just football. If your student-athlete signed a scholarship letter, please send us a photo and information! You can email it to photo@whnt.com.

  • 2:30PM: Florence Fire Dept. to hold news conference about bed bugs in fire station

    FLORENCE, Ala. – The City of Florence has announced the temporary closure of Fire Station #2. Mayor Steve Holt says there is a bed bug infestation. Fire Station #2 is located on Florence Boulevard. The station will have to be shut down for approximately four weeks. Holt says they have determined the cause of the infestation and are taking preventive measures to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen at any other facility. Mayor Holt says Florence has an excellent Fire […]

  • Madison Police: Slaughter Road is back open after wreck

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police say officers have reopened Slaughter Road. A wreck closed down the roadway before 11:00 this morning. Officers say the wreck only involved one vehicle. The person inside that vehicle was rushed to Huntsville Hospital with unknown injuries.    

  • Mogadishu attack: At least 10 killed by explosion outside hotel

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) — The Al-Shabaab extremist group claimed responsibility for two explosions that rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring another 30. Attackers detonated a truck bomb outside the gates of the Dayah hotel — which is near the country’s parliament building and popular with both lawmakers and government officials — before storming inside, Somali Police Major Ahmed Ibrahim told CNN. A second truck exploded nearby 15 minutes later, Ibrahim said. Five […]

  • Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely receives big honor

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff is the best in the state. At least that’s what all the other sheriffs in the state believe. Sheriff Mike Blakely was awarded the Bobby Timmons Sheriff of the Year award yesterday while attending the Alabama Sheriff’s Conference. According to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, this is the first time the award has ever been presented. Sheriffs from across the state voted to determine the winner. Congratulations Sheriff Mike Blakely!

  • Utility work on Highway 20 in Decatur likely to impact Tuesday traffic

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Utilities has announced the electric department will be doing work across Highway 20 this morning. The work is to begin at 9:30. Crews will pull new power lines across Highway 20 just west of the Beltline Road intersection. Alabama State Troopers will help the crews with traffic control. Drivers in both directions will be stopped temporarily while the work is performed. Utility workers ask you to be aware of the work going on and to approach […]

  • Student hospitalized after “chemical incident” in UAH residence hall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One student was taken to a local hospital following a chemical incident in the North Campus Residence Hall on the UAH campus. Several Huntsville Fire and Rescue units and Huntsville Police responded Monday about 6:15 a.m. According to Ray Garner, Chief of Staff and Director of Community Relations at UAH, the incident took place in a bedroom in the residence hall.  One student was injured and three other roommates in the four-bedroom suite were checked by HEMSI […]

  • Sheriff’s Office: Escaped Inmate from Limestone County in custody

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says Christopher Cody Usery is now in custody. He’s the man reported to have escaped custody on Sunday. Investigators say Usery was on work release when he left his work post at Vulcan Plastics. Deputies credit an observant citizen for noticing Usery. That person called to report him to the sheriff’s office. Investigators are still looking for the stolen vehicle. It’s a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu with Alabama License Place 0202AD4. Usery […]

  • Your Photos: Rain and Flooding in the Tennessee Valley

    Huntsville saw more than three inches of rain this weekend. Specifically, 3.79 inches. The National Weather Service put Madison County under a flood warning Sunday night because of all the rain. And many viewers shared pictures and video with us that showed that flooding. Below is just a sampling of what we received: Flooding in the Tennessee //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office seizes 21 gambling machines from Ryland store

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office raided a business in the Ryland area on Friday.  It is located a 2817 G Highway 72 East. They seized 22 illegal gambling machines, 21 of which were in operation. Investigators are questioning two people. WHNT News 19 is tracking the latest on this developing story. We’ll update you as soon as more details are released.