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  • Two Dead, 1 Critically Hurt as News Helicopter Crashes in Seattle

    (CNN) — A news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning near the Space Needle in Seattle, killing both people inside the helicopter and critically injuring another who was in a vehicle on the ground, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department said. The injured man, 37, extricated himself from one of three vehicles that caught fire and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition with burns over 50% of his body, said the spokesman, Kyle Moore. Here’s more information in […]

  • March 17th, Kaedin Johnson, Athens

    Thanks to Kaedin Johnson of Athens for the Great Sketch we featured on WHNT News 19 at 5:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting you at the next Sketch the Sky Party very soon.  

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    Athens Police: Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Police say a man is charged with a crime involving a 12-year-old girl. Brandon Chase Duffy was arrested Friday afternoon.  He is charged with second-degree sexual abuse. Police say the incident happened on March 6 on Audubon Lane. Police say Duffy was booked at the police department and released on a $1,000 bond.

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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 […]

  • 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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    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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    Michelle Gilliam Jordan Named Director of Planning for City of Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announced the appointment of Michelle Gilliam Jordan as the city’s new Director of Planning Tuesday. Jordan has been with the city of Huntsville since 2009, having served in key administrative roles as the Director of Economic Development and Legislative Affairs and as the Director of Community Development. “Michelle’s depth of experience in planning and her leadership role in economic development make her uniquely qualified for this position,” said Mayor Battle. “Many of […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

  • 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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    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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    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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