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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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    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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    Huntsville Hospital to Offer Classes for Health Insurance Enrollment

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This month, Huntsville Hospital will partner with J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College and Enroll Alabama to help people enroll in the federally funded Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment ends March 31. Enroll Alabama is an organization formed to assist citizens in finding health coverage that meets their needs and budget. The three organizations have come together to help area residents sign up before the deadline. The classes last 45 minutes and are free to […]

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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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    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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    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 […]

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    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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    Sheriff: Gadsden Man Caught With Child Pornography on Computer

    GADSDEN, Ala. (WHNT) – The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Gadsden man in connection to a child pornography investigation. Dennis Jerome Brown, Jr., 49, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography. Investigators found evidence of child porn on a computer in Brown’s home when they seized the device in January.  Brown was arrested on drug warrants at the time. “This is a terrible crime that has been committed against children, who at […]

  • Monte Sano Elem. Celebrates Reading With Dr. Seuss Parade

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Students across America have celebrated Read Across America with various events this week, and Huntsville students are no different. Students at Monte Sano Elementary got outside on Thursday to celebrate reading with a Dr. Seuss parade. Each class decorated shopping carts as floats to represent Dr. Seuss books, and students dressed as their favorite Seussical character. Melissa Lindsey, the school’s principal, says fun days like this are important. “We have high achievers here are Monte Sano, […]

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    Man Indicted for Kidnapping, Murder of Tennessee Nursing Student Holly Bobo

    (WHNT) – Here is an update on a story many in north Alabama have been following for nearly three years.  Prosecutors announced the arrest of a man in the disappearance of a Tennessee nursing student. Zachery Rye Adams, 29, is charged with aggravated kidnapping and the murder of 20-year-old Holly Bobo. Bobo disappeared from her family’s home in Decatur County, Tennessee in 2011. For days, investigators have been searching Adams’ property.  Officials would not say what they found, giving no […]


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