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    Update: Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office releases new information on officer-involved shooting

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man killed in a shooting that involved Madison Police on Tuesday night. Investigators say the man was Paul Walls, 61.   Sgt. Brian Chaffin with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office says examination of the evidence has led them to believe the shot that killed Walls was self-inflicted. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident at the request of the Madison Police Department. Madison Police say […]

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    Members to gather for specially-called school board meeting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Members of the Huntsville City School Board met for a special board meeting this morning. The meeting started at 9 a.m. at the Annie Merts Center. We know very little about what will be discussed.  The board members immediately entered into a four hour long executive session to discuss “legal options for pending litigation.” Stay with WHNT News 19 on air, online and on social media for updates.

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    Huntsville Police investigate robbery at Hardee’s in Five Points

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are investigating a robbery at a Hardee’s location on Andrew Jackson Way and Pratt Avenue. Someone who appeared to be a hungry customer ordered at the drive-thru window just after 6:30 a.m. But Hardees’ district manager says the masked driver was interested in more than the latest breakfast sandwich promotional. “He pointed the gun, demanded the money, she handed it, he snatched it, and he left,” the manager recounts. News of the robbery has certainly shaken up […]

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    UPDATE: Crews clear wreck impacting traffic at Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 9

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT)- Officials say the accident on Rideout Road has been cleared.  All inbound lanes are now open. Emergency managers at Marshall Space Flight Center issued an alert just before 7 a.m. that a wreck on Rideout Road was blocking the lanes. The alert indicated that the wreck happened just inside the gate. Drivers were encouraged to find an alternate route.  

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    Traffic Alert: Huntsville Utilities to close part of South Memorial Parkway

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Utility work scheduled for Wednesday morning could have impact on the morning commute in Huntsville. Crews with Huntsville Utilities will close the eastern most northbound lane of South Memorial Parkway between Mountain Gap and Redstone Roads. The road will be closed starting at 8:30 a.m. while crews work on a service line. The road is expected to be closed for three hours. Drivers are urged to avoid the area during this time.

  • Alabama Governor Robert Bentley addresses the crowd at the State Capitol after he is sworn in to his second term in office. (Jan. 19, 2015)

    Inauguration Day: Governor Bentley sworn in for second term in office

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley took the oath of office Monday morning in Montgomery to officially begin his second term as Alabama’s chief executive. Other state officials were sworn in as well. In his inaugural address, he talked about the accomplishments of the past four years but also the challenges that lie ahead.  Governor Bentley also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve again. “I love this state. I love the people of this state. You have asked […]

  • Traffic on Memorial Parkway, south of Weatherly Road on Friday morning. (Photo: Mike Smalley/January 16, 2015)

    Icy spots, thick fog cause major delays during Friday morning drive

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Thick fog and icy spots caused major delays on some of the Tennessee Valley’s main roads Friday morning. Crews treated icy spots on overpasses and bridges.  Memorial Parkway is now open coming from south Huntsville.  The northbound lanes had been closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. from Martin Road to University Drive due to a multi-car wreck over Governors Drive.  A police car was among the vehicles involved.  No serious injuries were reported in […]

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    Valleywx.com: Slick spots and fog in the Tennessee Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You are going to want to give yourself extra time to get to your destination this morning due to the winter weather. Authorities have already responded to several wrecks in the Huntsville-Madison area this morning. Click here for an update on road conditions this Friday morning. A few school districts are also operating on a delayed schedule this morning. Click here for an updated list on school delays in the Tennessee Valley Meteorologist Ben Smith has […]

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    LIVE BLOG: Details on Valleywx.com about Winter Weather Advisory

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for part of the Tennessee Valley until 6 PM Thursday. Read our LIVE BLOG on Valleywx.com – we’ll update this throughout the day.

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    UPDATE: Train clears area near Ryland Pike & Dug Hill Road

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A coal train that stalled and impacted traffic in northeast Madison County has been cleared from the area. Traffic is moving again smoothly in the area of Ryland Pike and Dug Hill Road. It started moving again just before 8 a.m. It had been stuck since after 6 a.m. The stalled train stretched from Moontown Road past Jordan Road. Many motorists turned around to avoid it, including at least one Madison County school bus.

  • School Closings & Delays

    School Delays for Wednesday, January 14

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A few school districts in southern Tennessee announced delays Wednesday morning due to the cold weather and the chance for ice and slick spots on the roads. Click here to read Jake Reed’s blog post about the conditions on our weather blog, valleywx.com Morning Delays for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015: Lincoln County, TN – Two-Hours Fayetteville, TN – Two Hours Riverside Christian Academy (Fayetteville, TN) – Two Hours

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    Police respond to attempted home invasion

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A homeowner apparently scared off three people believed to have been trying to break into a home. Police responded to the home on the 100 block of Portal Lane in Madison just after 3 a.m. Nothing was taken from the home. The three people believed to have been behind the attempt were last seen running along railroad tracks behind the home.

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