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  • A stabbing victim showed up at a Texaco station on Bob Wallace Avenue in Huntsville with a stab wound to the neck. (Photo by: Jeff Gray /WHNT News 19)

    Man shows up at gas station with stab wound to the neck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are looking for the person responsible for stabbing a man in the neck. The victim showed up at a Texaco station on Bob Wallace Avenue and Jordan Lane around 5:30 a.m. Paramedics rushed the victim to Huntsville Hospital with serious injuries. The victim says a man attacked him. It’s unclear if the stabbing happened at this location or somewhere else. Police searched an area of about half a block surrounding the Texaco station. So far, […]

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    Birmingham ready to welcome DNC group in hopes of landing 2016 convention

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Birmingham is hoping to impress a group representing the Democratic National Committee. The group will arrive in Birmingham today for a two-day visit. The goal is to determine whether Alabama’s largest city is equipped to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. A number of meetings and special events are planned during the visit. The mayor’s office is heading up the city’s effort to secure the big event. Cleveland, New York, Phoenix and Philadelphia […]

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    Driver suffers life-threatening injuries in late-night wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The driver of an SUV suffered life-threatening injuries after a vehicle he was in ended up at the bottom of an embankment. The wreck happened just after 11:00 p.m. on Meridian Street just east of Memorial Parkway. Investigators say the driver lost control then rolled his SUV several times down an embankment. Huntsville Police say the driver was not wearing his seat belt and was thrown from the SUV. Paramedics rushed the man to Huntsville Hospital […]

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    Deputies: Driver of an SUV crashes into a pond after argument

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An argument ended with an SUV in the water and a search for one of the vehicle’s two occupants. Emergency crews responded to the dead end of Huntsmen Lane in Harvest around 11:00 p.m. Sunday after a report of an SUV going in to a pond. Deputies say the driver and passenger of the SUV were arguing when the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up in a pond. The driver managed to […]

  • Firefighters respond to a fire at the Chasewood Village Aapartments on Drake Avenue. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Overnight fire forces evacuations at Huntsville apartment complex

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A fire at a Huntsville apartment complex forced 12 people from their homes. Fire alarms started going off just after midnight at the Chasewood Village Apartments on Drake Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find the back side balconies of building 3640 on fire. Crews were able to put the fire out in about 30 minutes. However, they called for backup just in case. We are told the fire started on a wall next to a balcony then […]

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    Police suspect alcohol a factor after a driver hits a utility pole

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An area of Mastin Lake Road is back open after an overnight wreck that took out a utility pole. First responders arrived at the intersection of Mastin Lake Road and Shay Circle just before 1:00 a.m. after the driver of a small car crashed into the pole. Police say the driver suffered minor injuries and alcohol was more than likely a factor. Huntsville utility crews worked through the early morning hours to replace the pole and […]

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    Science & Engineering Services adding 450 jobs in Huntsville

    (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley announced another economic development for the state on Tuesday.  This time, it impacts the Tennessee Valley. Science and Engineering Services, LLC, or SES, will be adding 450 jobs in Huntsville. It’s part of a $70 million expansion of it’s manufacturing operations.  The jobs will be added over a five-year period. The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show Tuesday after a meeting with Governor Robert Bentley, SES company officials, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, […]

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    Police & first responders conduct emergency drill at James Clemens High School

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison City School District is conducting an emergency and safety drill at James Clemens High School. The drill began at 6:00 a.m. and will continue until 12:00 p.m. The Madison Police Department and Madison Fire and Rescue are participating in this drill.    

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    SEC Media Days: The countdown to the college football season

    (WHNT) – The clock is ticking until the start of the college football season. One big indication a new season is near is the start of SEC Media Days. The four-day event gets underway at 11:30 a.m. at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. 14 teams, 14 coaches and 42 student athletes will take part in media days. Click here for a link to the schedule for SEC Media Days SEC Commissioner Mike Slive will open the event with a news […]

  • One of three vehicles involved in a wreck on Interstate 565 east near the Mooresville Road exit. (WHNT News 19)

    Crews respond to three-vehicle wreck on I-565

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Emergency crews are on the scene of a three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 565 near the Mooresville Road exit. It happened around 6:30 a.m. on the eastbound side of the interstate. One of the three vehicles involved is on its side. The wreck is backing up traffic on the eastbound side of the interstate. Stay with WHNT News 19 on air, online and on social media for updates on this story.    

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    Driver injured after car & train collide in Sheffield

      SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – The driver of a car suffered only minor injuries following a collision with a train. It happened around 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Shop Pike and Montgomery Avenue in Sheffield. Police say the driver ignored the crossing arm while heading north on Montgomery Avenue. The train hit the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver walked away with minor injuries. Investigators closed down the area for several hours following the collision. Authorities say alcohol or […]

  • The driver of an 18 wheeler hit a guardrail on the Highway 31 bridge in Decatur. (WHNT News 19)

    Wreck & diesel spill cause traffic problems leading to the Highway 31 bridge

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) –  Traffic was down to one lane southbound Thursday morning leading to the Highway 31 bridge.  This, after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler. It happened around 6:15 a.m. on the Highway 20 overpass leading to the bridge. Authorities say the driver of the 18 wheeler ran into a guardrail. The collision crushed the fuel tanks and ripped the tires out from under the vehicle. An estimated 75 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto the road. Traffic in […]