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    WHNT News 19 Closings Policy

    When severe weather moves into the Tennessee Valley, WHNT News 19 will keep you informed on-air and online, through WHNT.com, and our social media platforms. If you need to list a closing, please email it to news.department@whnt.com and closings@whnt.com or call our newsroom at (256) 534-7226.  Please note – we only check this closings email account during severe weather.  If this is a closing during a non-severe weather event, please email news.department@whnt.com or call our newsroom at (256) 534-7226. If you […]

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    Pay It Forward: Contact Us

    WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to help make the Tennessee Valley a better place.   Our Pay it Forward project is intended to be a seed of change for those serving our community.   With the help of our sponsor, Mungo Homes, we provide $319 to a deserving individual or organization that can use it to impact lives. Our stories air every Monday on WHNT News 19 at 6:30 p.m. If you know someone or some place that fits this description, […]

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    Valleywx.com: Predicting winter weather with persimmon seeds

    This is an archived post from 2012, but the information explaining the persimmon seeds is still accurate! By Mike Wilhelm, WHNT News 19 Storm Spotter: On Tuesday, Jason Simpson took a look at the long-range forecast here. This post is a much less scientific look ahead at winter weather, using weather folklore.  According to weather folklore, winter weather can be predicted using the seed of a persimmon tree. Growing up in Huntsville, there was a persimmon tree in our yard […]

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    Burritt on the Mountain Hosts ‘Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Following on the heels of the successful Whimsical Woods, Burritt on the Mountain is presenting another original adventure for children ages 3-11 that combines learning and fun. History comes alive at Burritt on the Mountain with the adventure Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain. It turns out, Alabama had its very own gold rush in 1830. The Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain is you opportunity to experience the gold rush for yourself! Guests will arrive in the stagecoach, […]

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    Kids To Love: Connecting Foster Children With Forever Families

    The mission of the Kids to Love Foundation is to meet the needs of foster children while they wait for permanent homes. Since 2004, the Kids to Love Foundation has directly impacted the lives of more than 75,000 foster children.

  • Dr. Dixie Gives Heavenly Advice, Straight from the Heart

    WEATHERFORD, Okla. – We’re all familiar with advice columns in the local newspaper. Maybe you’ve written in to ask for guidance. A small Oklahoma town has its own ‘Dear Abby’ of sorts, only all of her advice comes straight from the Bible. Her name is Dr. Dixie Yoder. If sin had a smell, Dr. Dixie would live in stench. Greed to gluttony, lying to lust.. she’s heard it all. “Marriage has taken a beating in our culture,” says Dr. Yoder. […]

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    Various Products from Parkers Farms Under Voluntary Recall

    (FDA) – The Food and drug administration announced a recall of certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC of Coon Rapids, Minnesota. There has been no reported illness from these items at this time. The list of recalled products includes: 16-ounce Parkers peanut butter in square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including creamy, crunchy, honey creamy and honey crunchy varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015; 34-ounce Parkers peanut butter in round […]

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    WATCH: Man Sings to Pregnant Wife in Amazing Time-Lapse Video

    The lead singer of the British band McFly used a unique and emotional way to welcome his baby into the world. Tom Fletcher created a time lapse video with shots taken during his wife’s nine-month pregnancy. Then, he put the time lapse to song. His wife, Giovanna, gave birth this past Thursday, and their video has gone viral. To watch the touching video, click on the player above.

  • Man Sues Madison County Sheriff, 8 Deputies Over “Revenge Beatdown”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man badly beaten during an arrest in August 2012 has sued Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning and eight of his deputies, claiming false arrest and conspiracy to cover up a “revenge beatdown.” Our news partners The Huntsville Times/AL.com have covered Robert Bryant’s arrest and injuries extensively. Attorneys Henry Sherrod and Jeremiah Hodges filed a complaint March 10 on behalf of Bryant. They allege seven deputies beat Bryant or watched him being punched and kicked while unconscious […]

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    Cullman Auto Dealer Mitch Smith, 72, Found Dead In His Home

    CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) – Cullman auto dealer Mitch Smith was found dead at his home Friday morning. The prominent businessman was 72. He was found dead around 9:50 a.m. at his home on 5th Avenue in Cullman, according to The Cullman Times. Cullman Police are investigating his death, but say foul play is not suspected at this time. “We’re not ready to release the cause of death at this time,” Rodgers told The Cullman Times. “It’s under investigation. We don’t […]

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    Former Employee for Madison Co. Commission Indicted on Ethics, Theft Charges

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A former public employee for the Madison County Commission has been arrested for felony ethics and theft charges. Attorney General Luther Strange said Deborah Kay Sims, 59, of Gurley, surrendered Wednesday at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Prosecutors for the Attorney General’s office presented evidence to a Madison County grand jury on March 11, Strange said. The grand jury indicted Sims. Her charges are as follows: • One count of intentionally using her official position as a […]

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    Mother Uses Facebook to Teach Daughter Important Lesson

    A picture on Facebook, from a community page for parents, has gone viral — and that’s exactly the teaching moment intended for the subject in the photo. The picture was re-posted on March 18, on the page “Southern mama.”  The mother, Kira Hudson, from Colorado, originally asked friends on her Facebook page to share the picture of her daughter.  The picture the young girl is holding says “Mom is trying to show me how many people can see a picture once it’s […]

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