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  • David Blair is President of the Huntsville Board of Education. (WHNT News 19 file)

    School Board President Responds to Councilman Showers’ Statement

    The following is a letter from David Blair in response to Councilman Richard Showers' comments on Thursday, March 13 at the Huntsville City Council meeting.

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    NW Huntsville PTAs Comment on Harrison’s, Showers’ Criticism of Superintendent, School Board

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Representatives of the Northwest Cluster of PTAs fired back at County Commissioner Bob Harrison and City Councilman Richard Showers on Monday, saying their recent comments about education are “counterproductive.” They said the comments work against the educational progress being made in the Huntsville district, and a hindrance to students’ growth. In the statement, Vikki Hollingsworth Moore, President of the Johnson PTSA, said she is grateful to Dr. Wardynski for the new staff he has put in place at […]

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    Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt Returns After Six-year Hiatus

    MONTGOMERY, ALA.  (March 13, 2014) – The annual Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt is back after a six-year hiatus. The Governor’s Hunt, an invitation-only event which will open some of Alabama’s best hunting habitats to guests, is scheduled for March 17-19. Approximately 75 to 80 individuals including representatives from industry, commerce, entertainment, sports celebrities and the news media are expected to participate in the hunt. Combining the efforts of the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Governor’s Office and the Alabama Conservation […]

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    Graco Adds 403,000 Child Seats to Recent Recall

    (WHNT) – If you have a Graco car seat, there’s a recall you need to know about. Graco Children’s Products is recalling more than 403,000 child seats to replace faulty harness buckles. That’s in addition to last month’s recall of 3.8 million seats. Graco has more specific information on the recall on its website. For this particular recall, buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks.  That can make it difficult to remove children. In some cases, parents have […]

  • Flames Engulf New Construction In San Francisco’s China Basin District On March 11th, 2014 (CBS SF)

    Huge Fire Burns San Francisco Building Under Construction

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — CBS station KPIX is reporting a massive fire was burning at a 172-unit apartment building under construction near AT&T Park in San Francisco on Tuesday, which led to the partial collapse of the structure. The blaze was reported at the the MB360 project, located at the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood, according to a fire dispatcher. Buildings under construction like this are, “…like a pile of kindling waiting to go up,” said retired San Jose Fire […]

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    TVA Conducting Spring Sport Fish Survey

    (WHNT) – Tennessee Valley Authority biologists are conducting their annual spring sport fish survey to assess the overall health of species such as crappie and black bass on nine TVA reservoirs. Biologists use boat-mounted electro-fishing equipment which harmlessly stun the fish. Biologists collect the fish as they float to the surface after they have been stunned, so they can examine and evaluate the fish. Once they are weighed, measured and counted, the fish are released. This survey has been conducted every year since […]

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    Bill Would Require Tennessee Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WREG) – Students in Tennessee could soon be required to learn cursive handwriting. House Bill 1697 would require all public school students in Tennessee to learn how to read and write in cursive, usually in or by the third grade. State Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia wrote the bill when parents told her their children could not read handwritten notes.  The House is scheduled could vote on the legislation today. Rep. Butt believes fewer than half of Tennessee’s elementary […]

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    UPDATE: Carly’s Law Passes Senate After Announced Partnership with UAB Researchers

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Carly’s Law passed the Alabama Senate on a 34-0 vote Tuesday. The sponsors of the bill that would legalize a new treatment method for children with serious neurological and epileptic disorders, known as Carly’s Law, announced a breakthrough development Tuesday. Senator Paul Sanford, and Representatives Mike Ball and Allen Farley said they have worked to develop a partnership with researchers in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Neurology to study cannabidiol, or CBD oil. […]

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    WHNT, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Offer Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits

    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.  However, if treated early, it has a better than 90 percent cure rate. This month, WHNT News 19 is teaming up with Good Neighbor Pharmacies to offer free ‘A Test for Life’ kits. You can pick up EZ Detect test kits at any Good Neighbor Pharmacy during March, while supplies last. Screening tools, like these colorectal cancer screening kits, not only can detect problems at an […]

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    Chrysler: Rare Dodge Viper Used for Educational Purposes Must Be Destroyed

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – It’s not often a piece of automotive history is purposefully crushed into a cube. However, a rare, pristine Dodge Viper is slated for destruction at South Puget Sound Community College in Washington. The school owns the $250,000 car for educational purposes, and recently got a letter from Chrysler saying the car must be destroyed. Norm Chapman, an Automotive Technology Professor, said he’s not sure why Chrysler said it had to be destroyed, but said two other educational […]

  • Kelly Jack Mayo (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

    Fort Payne Man Pleads Guilty in Fred’s Robbery, Shooting in 2012

    RAINSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Fort Payne man accused of shooting two people at Fred’s store in Rainsville in 2012 has pleaded guilty. Kelly Jack Mayo pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder Thursday in the shootings of Matthew Whitt and Josh Nance. DeKalb County District Attorney Mike O’Dell said this was the result of a plea bargain agreement between prosecutors, the victims of the shooting and Mayo and his lawyer, Stephen Bussman. “Deputy District Attorney Bob Johnston and […]

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    Former Children’s Minister Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – A former children’s minister in the Shoals has pleaded guilty to multiple sex abuse charges. Jeffrey Dale Eddie pleaded guilty Friday morning to 16 counts of sodomy, three counts of sexual abuse and one count of child pornography. Court documents show Eddie admitted to committing multiple sex acts on children from Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, where he was the children’s pastor.  He was arrested in February. Investigators say the incidents happened between […]

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