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    UPDATE: Missing Section Woman in DeKalb County Jail

    SECTION, Ala. (WHNT) – It turns out a Section woman isn’t missing after all.  Linda Sherea Justice is actually in a nearby jail. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reported Justice missing earlier Tuesday morning.  She hadn’t been seen for a few days. A WHNT News 19 viewer who saw the story on WHNT.com did a quick search and confirmed Justice was arrested in DeKalb County on Thursday, February 27.  She’s still in the DeKalb County Jail. We notified the Jackson […]

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    Road Work to Start Monday to Replace Narrow Bridges on Old Madison Pike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Drivers have fought the bottleneck for years, demanding improvements to widen Old Madison Pike between Slaughter Road and Cummings Research Park. Good news and bad news, folks. The good news – work starts Monday to replace the two narrow bridges. The bad news – it’s going to take more than a year, and you’ll need to find an alternate route. Work will begin Monday, March 10 at 6 a.m. Old Madison Pike will be closed between […]

  • Sketch: Mar. 3rd, Taylor

    Taylor White of Florence sent us an accurate sketch of what our trees look like this time of the year.  Nice detail Taylor!

  • Sketch the Sky, Feb. 28th, Chloe Gray

    Chloe Gray of Hartselle, sent us this great Snowman, frolicking amongst some wonderful snowflakes.   A perfect winter wonderland Sketch that we featured on WHNT News19 at 5pm, during our Sketch the Sky segment.  We loved this picture and cant wait to meet Chloe at our Sketch the Sky Party.  

  • Sketch the Sky, Feb 27th, Ashley Fuller

    Got this great wintery sketch, complete with Snowman and a warm house to retreat to.  Want to thank Ashely Fuller for the great sketch we featured on WHNT News19 at 5pm, on Feb. 27th.  We loved the sketch, and look forward to meeting you at the next Sketch the Sky Party, thanks again Ashley !!!  

  • Sketch the Sky, Feb 26th, Anna Grace Dixon

    Go this great sketch from Anna Grace Dixon, of Albertville, and its a great one.  We really appreciate the drawing, and cant wait to meet you at the next Sketch the Sky party.  Keep the great ones coming Anna Grace, and we will keep showing them on WHNT News19’s 5pm show.   Thanks again!  

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    Pictures: Fire at Mentone Springs Hotel, White Elephant Antiques Store

    MENTONE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Mentone Springs Hotel and adjoining White Elephant Antiques Store was destroyed by fire Saturday, March 1. Fortunately, no one was injured.  Several Mentone business owners and residents sent in pictures of the fire.  If you have more to add, click ‘Submit Your Photo’ at the bottom and upload it, or email it to photo@whnt.com.

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    Russellville Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Child

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Franklin County authorities have arrested a man accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12. According to Sheriff Shannon Oliver, 41-year-old Pedro Rocha was arrested after investigators say he molested the daughter of a family friend. Investigators say the Russellville man would make the girl watch pornography while he touched the girl inappropriately. Authorities believe the abuse had been going on since August of 2013. Rocha is being held without bond for U.S. […]

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    Lauderdale County Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse

    KILLEN, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lauderdale County man has pleaded guilty after his 2013 indictment for charges of rape and domestic violence. According to courthouse officials, 67-year-old Tollie Michael entered a guilty plea to sexual abuse. Michael, of Killen, was accused of attacking and raping a family member inside his home in November of 2012. In the plea agreement, Michael was given credit for time served and ordered to be on an ankle monitor for nine months. Michael must also […]

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    Good Samaritan Helps Injured Dog on Freeway

    HOUSTON, Texas (KHOU) – An injured dog didn’t stand a chance on a busy freeway in Texas until a good Samaritan pulled over to help. Rickey Young was in his truck when he heard reports warning drivers about a dog in the freeway. Young was nearby and went to the area to check on the dog. The dog was hurt, and backed away from Young at first, but luckily, Young is a quick thinker. He pulled out a sandwich and […]

  • Sketch: Feb 28th, Chloe

    Chloe from Harselle sent us a pretty sketch of a snowman.  Hopefully we are done with snow for the year.  Thanks Chloe!

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    Madison City Schools Issue Resolution Denouncing Common Core Attacks

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison Board of Education held a special called meeting Friday morning and passed a resolution to denounce legislative attempts to repeal or unravel Common Core educational standards most states are implementing to raise educational standards, including Alabama. The school board condemned any new “compromise” bill that would essentially freeze the process of phasing in subjects. Madison started the Common Core math standards two years ago and this year, the schools began the English and Language […]

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