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  • Theodore Dewayne Lockett (Photo provided by: Alabama Department of Corrections)

    Authorities search for Decatur work release escapee

    DECATUR (WHNT) – The search is on for an inmate authorities say escaped from Decatur work release. 45-year-old Theodore Dewayne Lockett is serving a 20-year sentence for robbery. Authorities say they discovered him missing after his supervisor went to pick him up from his assignment.  

  • Michael McDonald woke up to the news of a lockdown and active shooter right outside our window.

    Washington Navy Yard: Police say ‘all clear’ after lockdown

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Federal law enforcement has given the “all clear” at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, after a lockdown forced workers to hold-in-place and filled the Southeast D.C. neighborhood with police and ambulance vehicles. The U.S. Navy tweeted that the facility was under lockdown around 8 a.m. EDT. The complex is the site of a 2013 shooting where 12 people were killed. #BREAKING: @NavalDistWashington Navy Yard on lockdown/shelter in place. No incident can be confirmed as of […]

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    Major security flaw impacts 600 million Samsung Galaxy phones

    CHICAGO — Millions of Samsung Galaxy phones are likely impacted by a security flaw that could allow attackers to install malware or eavesdrop on calls — and there’s not much users can do about it. Security firm NowSecure said a bug in the pre-installed Swift keyboard software installed on more than 600 million Samsung devices could allow a hacker “execute code as a privileged user” to gain access to the device and the user’s network. If the flaw in the […]

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    18-year-old driver rushed to hospital after overnight wreck

    HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Authorities rushed an 18-year-old driver to the hospital after an overnight wreck in Morgan County. The wreck happened on Highway 31 just inside Hartselle city limits at the intersection of Midway Street. Emergency crews responded to the wreck just after 11 p.m. Sunday.  They arrived to find the 18-year-old driver thrown from the vehicle.  We’re told she was taken to Decatur-Morgan Hospital, then to Huntsville Hospital. Hartselle police say she was driving north on Highway 31 […]

  • Victor Lee Robinson (Photo provided by: Huntsville Police Department)

    Police make drug trafficking arrest in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police have arrested a man on a drug trafficking charge. Victor Lee Robinson is charged with trafficking in marijuana.  Drug task force agents say they found more than five pounds of marijuana and multiple firearms inside an apartment on 4100 block of Triana Boulevard. Authorities searched the apartment earlier this week on June 9.  Robinson is being held on $10,000 bond.  

  • MA Madison Blvd Wreck

    Scene clear after two-vehicle wreck on Madison Boulevard

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews responded to a two-vehicle wreck at a highly traveled area of Madison. Huntsville Police issued an alert just after 6:30 a.m. about the wreck in front of the Walmart shopping center near the intersection of Lanier Road. We’re told two vehicles were involved in the wreck. Officials say one vehicle ran a red light and hit the second. There were no injuries and the road is now clear.

  • Photo provided by: Kelly Champagne

    Check This Out: Amazing video shows a whole lot of hail in Tennessee

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Hail, and a whole lot of it fell Tuesday, June 2 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Kelly Champagne shared some amazing video of hail falling on the ground and on parked vehicles. WHNT News 19 Meteorologist Ben Smith says an upper level low created instability that led to the massive amount of hail that fell.

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    Auburn part of expanded 2015 SEC on CBS broadcast schedule

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – College football fans mark your calendars, the Southeastern Conference has announced an expanded broadcast schedule for the 2015 college football season as part of its SEC on CBS lineup.  The expansion includes two early season games featuring the Auburn Tigers. The Chick-fil-A Kick off will lead off the expanded coverage.  The Auburn Tigers will travel to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to take on the Louisville Cardinals Saturday, September 5 at 2:30 p.m.  Auburn’s next appearance […]

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    Three people arrested after shooting that injured Memphis police officer

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WHNT) – Three people are in custody after a shooting that left a Memphis police officer injured. Our sister station, WREG reports the officer was shot in the chest, but was wearing a bullet-proof vest. WREG reports the officer was serving a search warrant when someone opened fire.  Police arrested two men and one woman at Hillcrest Apartments on Eastwind Drive. This followed an hours-long barricade situation. The officer is in the hospital.  A police spokesman says the […]

  • HV Deadly Train Incident Oakwood Ave

    Police investigating deadly train incident near Oakwood Ave. & Lee High Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Oakwood Avenue is back open after a deadly incident involving a train.  Police say the train struck and killed a man early Monday around 2 a.m. The man who died has been identified as Justin Hayes Lamon, 28. Police say a Norfolk Southern train was headed westbound, just north of Oakwood Avenue and Lee High Drive, when the conductor saw someone lying on the tracks.  Lamon never moved and was struck by the train. He died […]

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    UPDATE: Cotton Row Run starts an hour late after large tree falls in 10K route

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The start of the 36th annual Cotton Row Run was delayed for more than an hour while crews cleared a large fallen tree from the route. The downed tree was located at the intersection of Toll Gate Road and Mountainwood Drive, at the top of “The Hill.” The race had been set to begin at 7 a.m.  The original delay was 10 minutes.  However, the 10K race didn’t start until just after 8:06 a.m.  The 5K race […]

  • Fire at Wilson Lumber in Huntsville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Wilson Lumber remains open despite early-morning fire Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -The early-morning fire severely damaged the stock at Wilson Lumber, located on the corner of Meridian Street & Winchester Road. But the building was untouched, so the business is open to customers. Firefighters managed to put the flames out after responding to a fire call received around 4:45 a.m. A passerby called 911. We’re told the flames originated in an old maintenance building.  Pallets of wood stacked around the building also caught fire making the job of […]

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