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Preston produces WHNT NEWS 19 at 6:00 on weeknights. He's a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers.


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  • Diaper Drive Donations Sept 12

    Getting Results: Thousands of donations for “The Great Diaper Drive”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19, along with help from our friends at Rocketcitymom.com, got results for babies in need across the Tennessee Valley. The numbers are in and we are proud to report Tennessee Valley residents donated nearly 50,000 diapers and wipes to “The Great Diaper Drive.” Thank you to everyone who donated and to all of our community partners for helping to make “The Great Diaper Drive” a huge success. Click here to see a photo gallery […]

  • Photos: Blitz Day for “The Great Diaper Drive”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 and RocketCityMom.com are taking action to help Tennessee Valley babies in need. It’s called “The Great Diaper Drive.”  Today we are wrapping up this year’s event with our blitz drive. WHNT News 19’s Michelle Stark will be at Walmart at 6140A University Drive until 6:30 p.m.  Feel free to stop by and drop off your donations of diapers and wipes. Click here for a list of diaper donation locations and more information about “The […]

  • Madison House Fire

    House fire rekindles in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Burgreen Road in now after a house fire rekindled overnight in the Madison area of Limestone County. Firefighters were first called to the home at this intersection of Burgreen and Cedar Acres Drive around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Crews were there for a couple of hours and thought they had successfully extinguished the flames. However, they were called back about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters found the house engulfed in flames shooting up 40 feet into the air. […]

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    New Zealand gets pumped to take on Team USA

    SPAIN (WHNT) – Members of Team USA basketball did not quite know how to react to a performance before their game against New Zealand. The United States is taking part in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. New Zealand’s national team performed a traditional war dance called the Haka just before taking on Team USA. Both the dance and the reaction of Team USA are worth seeing.

  • Traffic is moving once again along Highway 431 in Albertville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Highway 431 in Albertville back open; Crews clear overturned tanker truck

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Highway 431 in Albertville is back open in both directions in Albertville after crews worked for more than 13 hours to clear an overturned tanker truck. The tanker truck was carrying gasoline when it overturned Wednesday afternoon. Crews were able to get the cab of the truck upright overnight. Authorities reopened the southbound lanes of the highway just after 6:00 a.m. They reopened the northbound lanes about ten minutes later.

  • Crews search for tubers stranded on the Flint River in Madison County,. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Exclusive: Tubers stranded on the Flint River rescued

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Three people are recovering after a quite an ordeal. Rescue crews spent hours overnight looking for two of them out on the Flint River in Madison County after the third was able to call for help. The Flint River is a popular spot for people to canoe, kayak, or jump in an inner tube and float down the river. Three adults decided to tube the river Sunday afternoon. They were apparently not prepared for it […]

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    No injuries in Limestone County school bus wreck

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Students on their way to school had to be placed on another school bus after a wreck Thursday morning involving their original bus. A spokesperson says bus 100-01 was struck around 7:00 a.m. during its Owens Elementary School bus route. Seven students were on the bus.  No students or adults were injured in the wreck.  The students were taken to school on another bus.

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    Florida cloud picture called an act of God

    CAPE CORAL, Fla. – An image in the Florida sky has become an example of faith for many people. Huffington Post blogger Fiona Finn captured the picture in the skies of Cape Coral just south of Tampa. Some people are calling it an act of God saying it resembles an angel holding a trumpet. Others, speaking from a meteorological perspective, say it is a common cloud formation for the area.

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    Publix employee’s act of kindness goes viral

    ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – An employee at a Florida Publix is being recognized for an act of kindness. Clerk Gage Boucher says an elderly customer asked for help tying his shoe. Boucher obliged.  Customer Keith Kiel was so moved by the gracious act, he snapped a photo capturing the moment. The picture has received more than 200,000 likes on Facebook.  

  • Valley Votes 2014

    Valley Votes: Weather to cooperate for municipal elections

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. for municipal elections in Huntsville and Scottsboro. WHNT News 19’Ben Smith says the weather should not provide any problems for voters heading to the polls in either city. Seats on the city council and school boards are up for grabs in both Huntsville and Scottsboro. Click here for information on those races and where you can find your polling place.  

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    Man seriously hurt in wreck in southern Lawrence County

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man was seriously hurt in a wreck Monday on County Road 200 in the Speake community of southern Lawrence County. The wreck happened about 8 a.m.  State Troopers say a driver was headed north on County Road 200, then came over a hill and lost control.  The vehicle went off the left side of the road, knocking down a telephone pole and two trees.  The vehicle then slid down an embankment and caught on […]

  • A police chase ends with a wreck in the Old Madison Pike construction zone. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Police chase ends with wreck at Old Madison Pike construction site

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A trip to the hospital and perhaps even a jail cell for a driver involved in a police chase. A wrong turn combined with a major road project helped bring the chase to an end early Monday morning. Huntsville police say 28-year-old Chaunce Martel Williams drove off after officers tried to stop him around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night at Highway 53 and Dan Tibbs Road. Police and Madison County sheriff’s deputies chased Williams through rural roads […]

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