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


Recent Articles
  • Roy Moore: “I have never engaged in sexual misconduct”

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday denied any wrongdoing following a report in the Washington Post that contains accusations of inappropriate sexual contact by Moore against a 14-year-old girl in early 1979. On Thursday, the Moore campaign released a statement calling the report “garbage” and “the very definition of fake news.” Friday, the campaign released a follow-up statement. You can read the statement below in its entirety. “Yesterday, I made a statement that the allegations described in a […]

  • Poll: Do you think North Alabama can support the return of Minor League Baseball?

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –  Major League Baseball has approved the sale of the Mobile BayBears to the BallCorps ownership group. WHNT News 19 was the first to report back in July about a confidential investment document where the company hoped to purchase a Minor League Baseball team with the hope of relocating that team to Madison County. Tell us what you think.  Please vote in our online poll below.

  • Smoke prompts evacuation at Huntsville business

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An abundance of smoke forced an evacuation at a Huntsville business on Tuesday afternoon. Huntsville Fire & Rescue Captain Frank McKenzie says lithium batteries caught on fire and released gas and a lot of smoke at Sanmina on Memorial Parkway near the intersection of Green Cove Road. The incident prompted an evacuation.  Captain McKenzie says no one was injured.  The cause of the incident is under investigation. WHNT News 19 has a crew on the scene working […]

  • Girl Scouts to hold back-to-school supply drive benefiting Tennessee Valley schools

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Back to school is on the minds of many people this time of year. Making sure students have supplies needed to start the school year off right is one of the items on many to-do lists. Some Tennessee Valley Girl Scouts are organizing a back-to-school supply drive with that very goal in mind. Members of Girl Scout Troop 469 will be holding the drive Saturday, July 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the Dollar General located at […]

  • Breaking: 18-year-old charged with capital murder in deadly shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police have made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting police say involved two men conducting a drug deal. Police have charged 18-year-old Terrance Rodgers with capital murder following a shooting in the area of Alice Drive and Mt. Vernon Road. Officers first responded to a call of a shooting victim at 3700 Blue Spring Road, about a mile away from that intersection. They found 20-year-old Antonio Melson inside a car suffering from a gunshot wound […]

  • Decatur selects new school superintendent

    DECATUR, Ala. — The Decatur City School Board has selected a new superintendent.  Board members voted 4 to 1 in favor of Stephen “Michael” Douglas of the Oneonta City School District. The board held the vote at 7 a.m.  The selection is pending a contract agreement.  Board members they would pay a new superintendent up to $200,000. Boardmember Michele Gray King voted in opposition to hiring Douglas. Board President Karen Duke tells WHNT News 19 that Douglas said Friday that […]

  • Huntsville police respond to shooting call on Elizabeth Street

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Police are investigating a shooting on Elizabeth Street in Huntsville. Officers responded to the 3400 block near the intersection of Mastin Lake and Blue Spring shortly after 3 p.m. Police have told our crew on the scene one man has been taken to the hospital.  His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.    

  • Gate 10 reopens after morning repairs

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal officials have reopened the inbound and outbound lanes at Gate 10. Work crews have completed their repair work. Gate 10 has reopened for both inbound and outbound traffic. Thanks for your patience while Team Redstone road crews cleared a safety issue! — Redstone Arsenal (@TeamREDSTONE) May 22, 2017   Officials announced the closure this morning about an hour before the closure began.

  • Kroger announces hiring event to fill 700 jobs in three states

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Kroger is hanging out the help wanted sign at stores across its Nashville division, including here in north Alabama. The grocery store chain will hold a hiring event Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at all of its stores in middle and east Tennessee, southern Kentucky and north Alabama. Kroger is looking to fill close to 700 full and part-time jobs in almost every department. “We have a variety of part time positions and in […]

  • Jury convicts DeKalb County man of murder

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A DeKalb County jury has found David Paul Edward Wooten guilty of murder. The DeKalb County District Attorney says jurors delivered the verdict Wednesday morning. Wooten was charged in connection with the killing of Bernie Wayne Clark. Clark was found dead inside a mobile home on Gault Avenue in Fort Payne back in 2014. Sentencing is scheduled for June 27 at 9 a.m.

  • NEW DETAILS: Hartselle Police identify woman killed in early morning house fire, daughter escapes

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – A deadly house fire in Hartselle early Tuesday morning has left a family ripped apart. That fire claimed the life of a mother of three children, 51-year-old Sharon Crane Phillips. Phillips teenage daughter was also in the house at the time of the fire, but was able to get out. Neighbors describe Sharon Crane Phillips as the most dedicated and loving mother, giving her all to her three children she raised alone. One of them narrowly escaping […]

  • Better Business Bureau schedules Shred Day events in north Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama has scheduled several Shred Day events in north Alabama this year. These events have become a popular way to conveniently and securely get rid of outdated personal documents, hard drives and other electronics at no cost. Each person can bring three kitchen-size garbage bags or bank-size boxes of documents.  Cardboard and three-ring binders will not be accepted. Electronics will be wiped of personal information before being recycled. Here’s the schedule […]