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    Fatal Wreck under investigation in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – One person is dead following a late-night wreck in Madison County. Crews responded to the area of Highway 72 east and Dug Hill Road just after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities arrived to find an SUV on its side. The male driver died at the scene. Authorities with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say the driver was heading east on Highway 72 when he went into the median, then overcorrected before ending up off the side […]

  • Police investigate a shooting on the 3100 block of Joppa Circle in Huntsville(Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Three people injured in late-night shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police are investigating a late-night shooting. It happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of Joppa Circle. Few specifics about the incident are known at this time. However, authorities say three men were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are questioning one person in connection with this case. Joppa Circle is blocked off while police conduct their investigation.

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    Wreck closes part of Oakwood Avenue in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police are responding to a wreck just west of Pulaski Pike in Huntsville. Officers have closed the westbound and eastbound lanes of Oakwood Avenue at Laverne Drive as a result. So far, there are no details regarding the wreck. Stay with WHNT News 19 for updates on this story. 

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    Bob Dylan set to take the stage for Huntsville concert

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One of music’s most legendary figures will take the state Saturday night in Huntsville. Bob Dylan and His Band will play for fans at the Von Braun Center’s Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at 8 p.m. The 75-year-old Dylan has released nearly 70 albums since 1962 and is considered by many to be one of the most influential musicians in history. Dylan also recently won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature.

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    Traffic Alert: Huntsville intersection to close for gas main installation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville intersection will be closed for a few hours on Saturday for utility work. Crews with Huntsville Utilities will close Old Big Cove Road south of the Terry Drake Road intersection for about two – three hours starting at 8:30 a.m. Workers will be installing a gas main during this time. Drivers are urged to find an alternate route while the project is underway.

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    Huntsville VA hosting annual flu shot clinic for veterans

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville’s VA clinic is making sure veterans are prepared for the flu season. The clinic will be hosting its annual flu clinic on Friday at its facility located at 500 Markaview Road. Flu shots will be available for all veterans eligible to receive VA healthcare. The clinic begins at 8 a.m. on Friday and continues until 12 p.m. and picks up again from 1-3:30 p.m.    

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    Road work that may impact your morning commute

    We are taking action to make sure you are aware of road closures and projects that could affect your morning commute for Thursday, October 20, 2016. Interstate 65:  The Alabama Department of Transportation has closed the outside southbound lane of Interstate 65 just south of Thompson Road in Hartselle for bridge repair. The lane should reopen around 3 p.m. on Friday. Truckers carrying wide loads will be detoured to Alabama Highway 67 northbound in Priceville to U.S. Highway 31 southbound […]

  • Motorcyclist killed following wreck on Bethel Road in Limestone County, (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Motorcyclist killed in overnight wreck in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A man is dead following an overnight motorcycle wreck in Limestone County. Crews responded around 1 a.m. to the scene on Bethel Road just east of Jade Road. Authorities say the motorcyclist struck a cow then went down a ravine. A passerby saw smoke and called 911 thinking it was a grass fire. Limestone Cnty wreck: Bethel Rd near Jade Rd motorcyclist dies and hitting a cow in the road around 1 this morning. @whnt pic.twitter.com/LgYMpnwIoS […]

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    Traffic Alert: New route for James Clemens homecoming parade to impact traffic in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. — A celebration for students means a traffic alert for people in one of the most highly traveled areas in Madison. The James Clemens High School homecoming parade gets underway on Thursday. Parade participants will start lining up at 4 p.m. at Heritage Elementary School.  The parade is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and continue south down County Line Road ending at James Clemens High School. It’s important to note this is a new route for the […]

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    Mayor Battle focuses on education, economy, and infrastructure during State of the City address

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle delivered his annual State of the City on Wednesday. The mayor spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville-Madison County in the Von Braun Center North Hall. The ticketed event was sold-out, with more than a thousand people in attendance. Now in his third term, this was the mayor’s eighth State of the City. He told the crowd, “when we started eight years ago, it was a challenging time. We didn’t have […]

  • Frances Lynn Crafton (Photo provided by: Boaz Police Department)

    Marshall County mom charged after police say newborn tests positive for meth

    BOAZ, Ala. — A mother is in trouble with the law after police in Boaz say both she and her newborn baby tested positive for methamphetamine. Twenty-year-old Frances Lynn Crafton of Albertville is now charged with chemical endangerment. Police arrested Crafton on Sunday at Marshall Medical Center South. Crafton is in the Marshall County Jail on $300,000 bond. The Marshall County Department of Human Resources is also involved in the investigation.

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    Next phase of County Line Road project set to begin

    MADISON, Ala. – Crews will begin milling and resurfacing County Line Road in Madison on Monday. Work will start at the intersection of Mill Road and continue north.  This phase of the County Line Road project is expected to take several weeks to complete. Drivers are asked to abide by reduced speed limits along the six-mile stretch of construction. Crews recently completed the sidewalks on either side of County Line Road.  The milling and resurfacing work marks another step toward […]