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
  • BREAKING: Police presence on Cotton Row in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We are following breaking developments regarding a police presence in Huntsville. Police have blocked off an area of Cotton Row and Marathon Trail.   Huntsville Police say they are on the scene to help HEMSI on a medical call. WHNT News 19 has a crew on the scene. We will update this story as we track down more information.

  • UPDATE: Police determine Madison shooting to be accidental

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police have learned who shot a man overnight on Shelton Road. And they say it was all an accident. Police were called to 194 Shelton Road just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday night after a man went to Madison Hospital with a gunshot wound. The man reported the shooting happened at the Shelton Park Apartments. Officers say the incident happened inside the victim’s apartment. They believe a roommate was handling a loaded pistol when the shot went off. […]

  • Crews battle massive condo fire in New Jersey

    OCEAN GROVE, NJ – Crews are on the scene of a massive condominium fire in New Jersey. Our sister station, PIX 11 in New York, reports the flames have spread from one unit to a nearby building. So far, there is no word on any injuries.

  • UPDATE: Redstone Arsenal Gate 3 back to normal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal officials say Gate 3 is now functioning as usual. Earlier, officials with the Marshall Space Flight Center reported the gate was down to one lane.    

  • Two-vehicle wreck causes traffic problem on University Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – University Drive was down to one lane this morning in the westbound direction, after a wreck involving two vehicles. Authorities responded a little before 10 a.m. to the scene near the exit to Research Park Boulevard. An SUV turned over in the crash, and a minivan was also involved.    HEMSI, Huntsville Police and Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded.

  • Armed man surrenders in Etowah County after standoff in Publix parking lot

    RAINBOW CITY, Ala. – Authorities with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office peacefully resolved a tense situation on Wednesday morning. Police said 43-year-old Hugh Roland was armed with a gun in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store in Rainbow City. Police were able to evacuate the parking lot, getting everyone back inside the store for safety. Back up was called, as well as a negotiator to help detain Roland. After about 45 minutes, Roland surrendered, and no one was injured. “Thankfully after about […]

  • UNA’s new football coach is Chris Willis

    FLORENCE, Ala. – A new era in the University of North Alabama’s football team begins on Thursday. The university has named Chris Willis, longtime assistant, as the Lions’ new head coach. WHNT News 19’s Taylor Tannebaum is in Florence for the announcement.  We’ll post more information shortly. The news comes just a couple of days after Bobby Wallace announced his retirement.  Wallace has served as the lions’ head coach for 15 seasons. “The great thing about what he’s built here […]

  • Christmas Weekend Forecast: The chance for rain increasing

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Rain makes its way back into the forecast as we approach the holiday weekend. Christmas Eve appears to have the best chance for rain, while we could approach a record high on Christmas Day. WHNT News 19 Meteorologist Ben Smith says locally heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms are likely across North Alabama and Southern Tennessee on Friday night into Saturday morning. Rain chances increasing for the Christmas weekend! https://t.co/4n7MXERnFB #valleywx #alwx pic.twitter.com/e2r6LbOtPi — Ben Smith (@BenSmith_WHNT) December […]

  • Update: MAPCO to cover costs after gasoline mix-up causes customers to pump diesel instead of unleaded

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – WHNT News 19 is Taking Action to get to the bottom of gasoline mix-up at gas stations in the Huntsville-Madison area. WHNT News 19 viewers reached out to us to report the unleaded gas pumps at the MAPCO on Highway 72 & Memorial Parkway were dispensing diesel fuel. MAPCO said a third party supplier added diesel fuel to the unleaded pumps by mistake.  A spokeswoman said this happened at MAPCO locations on Highway 72 and Memorial Parkway […]

  • Update: Crews contain apartment fire in Ardmore

    ARDMORE, Tenn. – Fire crews are on the scene of a fire that destroyed an apartment in Ardmore, Tennessee. Two people who lived in the apartment in the area of State Line Road and Jones Avenue. An Ardmore police officer saw the fire this morning and alerted authorities. Firefighters arrived just before 8 a.m. to find the flames had already engulfed the apartment. The structure was first a warehouse before being converted into an apartment building. Officials say the fire is […]

  • UPDATE: Sheriff identifies three people found dead after early-morning house fire in Etowah County

    GADSDEN, Ala. – An investigation is underway following an early-morning house fire in Gadsden. Authorities say that Deputy Eric Johns discovered the fire while on patrol, around 3 a.m. on Fambrough Drive in the Tidmore Bend community. Family members told the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office a husband and wife were believed to be inside the home at the time, along with their adult daughter. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office has identifeid the three family members as 74 year-old Arthur Wayne Fambrough, […]

  • State assessment team to discuss Alabama’s drought emergency

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Drought conditions continue to be problematic across Alabama. The ongoing drought conditions will be on the agenda when the Alabama Drought Assessment and Planning Team meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Montgomery. The organization is tasked with providing guidance to state officials on drought related issues and coordinate intergovernmental drought response. State officials have added 12 south Alabama counties to the list of those under a drought emergency. That means 58 of Alabama’s 67 counties are […]