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    UPDATE: Man identified in fatal wreck on Interstate 59

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is dead following a late-night collision on Interstate 59 in DeKalb County. The Fort Payne Police Department says a freightliner collided with a van on Interstate 59 near mile marker 221 Tuesday night. Officers say the crash caused both vehicles to catch on fire. Officers say the driver of the freightliner, identified by police as Thomas Cline, was killed at the scene. Multiple entities responded to the scene. Investigators say they do not […]

  • UPDATE: Utility repairs finished on Memorial Parkway between Drake & Airport

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews with Huntsville Utilities have repaired a water main break along the northbound lanes of Memorial Parkway. They finished work around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. It was between Drake Avenue and Airport Road, in front of Redstone Federal Credit Union, and affected morning traffic. Huntsville Police had units on the scene helping to manage traffic. “Huntsville Utilities appreciates the help of HPD units on the scene and the community’s patience and cooperation with our crews while these […]

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    Late-night fire destroys Decatur home

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Decatur resident is without a place to call home this morning following a fire. It happened around 11 p.m. Monday on 3rd Avenue. A neighbor called 911 after noticing the fire. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. Crews from four fire stations responded.  Unfortunately, the home is considered to be a loss. The person who lived in the home, identified as Jessie Pridgeon, was not injured. He told firefighters he awoke to […]

  • Orion on top of the Delta IV Heavy rocket on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by: NASA)

    NASA will try again to launch Orion: Window opens at 6:05 a.m.

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WHNT) – The eyes of the space industry and the Tennessee Valley will once again be fixed this morning on Cape Canaveral. The second window to launch the Orion spacecraft opens at 6:05 a.m. NASA tried several times to launch Orion during the initial launch window yesterday. However, a boat, the wind and an equipment issue eventually forced NASA to scrub the launch. NASA reports on its Orion mission blog that crews have begun of loading liquid […]

  • Orion on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by: NASA TV)

    UPDATE: Orion launch scrubbed for today due to valve issues

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WHNT) – The Orion spacecraft launch has been scrubbed for today due to valve issues. The next possible launch is Friday, with the window opening at 6:05 a.m. CST. NASA officials say a fuel and drain valve did not close on a booster core, which caused a delay.  There were also other delays due to wind and a boat in the launch area. Watch NASA TV for live coverage. NASA is providing updates on the launch schedule on […]

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    Getting Ready for Orion: A preview of the mission and its connection to the Tennessee Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – NASA and the Tennessee Valley will be focused on the state of Florida for the next few days ahead of the launch of the Orion spacecraft. NASA says the weather is a 70 percent go for Thursday morning’s scheduled launch.  The agency also tweeted Wednesday morning that Orion is now on the launch pad.  Here are the latest updates in NASA’s Orion blog. #NASA #Orion on the launch pad this morning ready to fly into history! […]

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    Peaceful Ferguson-related demonstration on AAMU campus postponed due to rain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Students at Alabama A&M University plan to come together in honor of Michael Brown. Protests have taken place across the country after a Missouri grand jury did not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot and killed Brown in Ferguson back in August.  Supporters of the Brown family believe the 18-year-old was trying to surrender when Wilson shot him.  Wilson’s supporters say the officer fired in self defense after Brown tried to take Wilson’s gun. […]

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    UPDATE: Students rally to try to save UAB’s football program

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – The UAB Blazers football program appears to be coming to an end.  Reports in both USA Today and Sports Illustrated indicate the University’s Athletics Director has been fired and the football program could be shut down. It could happen as early as this week, the report says. There has been concern for sometime among alumni that the program could be ending.  Our news partners at Al.com reported earlier in the month on those concerns. Students, alumni […]

  • Deputies in Morgan County are investigating an early-morning shooting in Somerville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Deputies say shooting in Somerville was failed suicide attempt

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – We have an update on a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in Somerville.  Investigators say the incident was a failed suicide attempt. A number of deputies responded to a home in the 1100 block of Charest Road around 4 a.m.  They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. The man was taken to Huntsville Hospital.  He was in serious condition at last report.

  • Vehicle overturned on Highway 72 westbound on Chapman Mountain. (Photo by: Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    Update: Three-vehicle wreck cleared on Highway 72; traffic slowly returning to normal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is slowly returning to normal after a three-vehicle wreck on westbound Highway 72 at the top of Chapman Mountain. One of the vehicles ended up on its side.  Traffic was down to one lane on both the east and westbound sides while crews worked to clear the scene. All lanes of Highway 72 are now back open. One person is believed to have been injured in this wreck.

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    Police respond to burglary at AT&T Wireless

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are on the scene of a burglary at a Huntsville cell phone store. The alarm at AT&T Wireless went off around 4:00 a.m.  The store is located at the corner of Whitesburg Drive and Airport Road. Police arrived at the store to find the side door had been smashed in. Officers brought in a K9 unit to help clear the building. Now police are waiting for the store’s managers to arrive to help determine exactly […]

  • New No. 1: Crimson Tide tops latest College Football Playoff rankings

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – College football has a new top-ranked team, at least as far as the new College Football Playoff Selection Committee is concerned. The Alabama Crimson Tide is now in the top spot in the latest rankings released Tuesday night. Here’s a look at the top four teams that would qualify for the playoff: Alabama Oregon Florida State Mississippi State The Crimson Tide earned the committee’s top spot after handing previously top-ranked Mississippi State its first loss of the […]

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