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  • Photos of Jason Richards (Albertville Police Department)

    Albertville Police say body of missing teen found, no arrest yet

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – Police in Albertville have confirmed the body of a 15-year-old boy who disappeared in February has been found.  Detectives found Jason Richards’ body on Monday in the Langston community, working on a tip. Albertville Police say they are still working on several leads in the case, and no arrest has been made at this point. Police say it’s not clear how long the teen’s body had been in the wooded area on Lois Lane, and they’re […]

  • Gate 9 Traffic May 11

    Garrison Commander says Arsenal traffic flow should improve despite heightened security

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – The Garrison Command says drivers should expect delays in the coming days as they head on to Redstone Arsenal, but the situation should be better than it was Monday morning. Traffic was very slow approaching the major gates, including Gate 9/Research Park Boulevard, Martin Road and Redstone Road. In some cases, the traffic was backed up for miles.  The delays are due to heightened security at all U.S. military installations due to the threat of ISIS. @whnt […]

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    UPDATE: Search continues for mother who reportedly abducted child from Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department continues to search for the woman accused of abducting her one-year-old son from a Huntsville home. Authorities throughout the state are also helping to track down Keysa Pryor. Officials say the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, along with several Birmingham agencies are assisting with the search. Police say Pryor lives in the Birmingham area. A warrant has been issued for her arrest for interference with child custody. Child found safe Just after 1:45 p.m. […]

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    Teams from around the world ready for the rover challenge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Gentlemen, start your moon buggies. Teams are getting ready for the 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Competitors from across the United States and around the world have come to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville to put their skills to the test. There are 95 registered teams from universities, colleges and high schools in 18 states and Puerto Rico.  Student teams have also made the trip from as far away as Germany, India and […]

  • HV Gibsons Fire

    Crews respond to fire at Gibson’s Bar-B-Q

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A Huntsville restaurant is back open after sustaining what is believed to be minor fire damage. Firefighters responded to Gibson’s Bar-B-Q on Whitesburg Drive just before 7 a.m. Fire officials say crews arrived to find smoke coming out of a flood light on the building. That is believed to be where the fire started. The building’s roof sustained some damage.  The fire did not damage the inside of the restaurant. There are no reports of any […]

  • Power_Outage

    Power restored after early morning outage in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The lights are back on across parts of Limestone County following an early morning power outage.  WHNT News 19 viewers first started notifying us about a lack of power in their communities just after 3:30 a.m. Crews with Athens Utilities worked overnight to repair a power outage traced back to the company’s Peach Orchard substation. Crews have identified the issue that caused the Peach Orchard substation to go down this morning. They are… http://t.co/Fi8w7gb0fp — […]

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    UPDATE: Power restored in Athens after early morning outage

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) –  Crews with Athens Utilities have restored power following a Monday morning outage. The outage impacted residents on the west side of both the city of Athens and Limestone County. A problem with equipment designed to protect against lightning apparently caused a malfunction at the Athens primary substation about 5 a.m. All power was restored by about 7 a.m. Power has been restored — Athens AL Utilities (@AthensUtilities) May 4, 2015 A lightening arrester caused an outage […]

  • Cyrus Jones (Photo from: Tuscaloosa Police Department via The Huntsville Times/AL.com)

    Charges against Crimson Tide player dropped

    (WHNT) – Domestic violence charges against an Alabama Crimson Tide player have been dropped, according to ABC 33/40. BREAKING: Domestic violence charges against Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones dismissed — ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) May 1, 2015 Our news partners at The Huntsville Times-AL.com report senior defensive back Cyrus Jones was charged with third-degree domestic violence criminal mischief and  third-degree domestic violence harassment Tuesday night by Tuscaloosa Police. The charges against him were dropped Friday.

  • Baltimore Riots

    Update: Riots in Baltimore; 15 police officers injured

    BALTIMORE (CNN) — Latest developments: • While light rail “is operating normally,” three Baltimore subway stations — Mondawmin, Upton and Penn-North — were “temporarily closed” Tuesday morning, the Maryland Transit Administration tweeted. Trains were bypassing those stations. Several “bus diversions” were in place, and the Mondawmin bus station was closed, according to the MTA. • A lawyer for Freddie Gray’s family condemned Monday’s violence, saying it has turned the focus away from the family’s quest for justice. “Nobody is talking […]

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    Pothole of the Day: 5th Avenue & Bob Wallace

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We have received more than a dozen emails about pot holes problems just in the last 24 hours since we first told you about our latest taking action effort: the WHNT News 19 Pothole of the Day. First up, a pothole viewer Joyce Kennedy told us about at 5th Avenue just north of Bob Wallace Avenue in Huntsville.  Kennedy says this pothole has been a problem for months.  She says drivers will actually go around into […]

  • Panoply

    Panoply 2015 to begin amid weather concerns in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The 33rd annual Panoply Arts Festival begins Friday at Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. Unfortunately, bad weather is once again a concern for this big event. Click here for Ben Smith’s latest blog post on the severe weather risk for the Tennessee Valley. Event organizers tell us they have a severe weather plan in place.  The event will close only if there is a severe thunderstorm warning, a tornado watch, or tornado warning.  Panoply will […]

  • Severe Weather Outlook April 25

    Valleywx.com: Active weather pattern Friday-Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Heavy rain is expected to develop Friday evening into early Saturday. Part of the Tennessee Valley is under an enhanced risk for severe weather Saturday afternoon. That category simply means a slightly higher chance as opposed to the standard slight risk.  There is a chance the risk could be increased to moderate for Saturday afternoon.  Damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible. A few showers are expected Friday evening.  However, most the the activity hold off […]

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