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    UPDATE: Verizon Wireless service restored in Fort Payne area

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Verizon Wireless spokesperson confirms to WHNT News 19 that service was fully restored in the Fort Payne area early Friday morning, after a significant outage. The service disruption impacted customers Thursday and into the very early morning hours Friday all throughout the Sand Mountain area. WHNT News 19 took action and contacted Verizon Wireless to find out what was happening. Kate Jay, Verizon Wireless Public Relations Manager for the Georgia/Alabama Region, said the problem […]

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    Helicopter pilot performs acrobatics in the air

    (WHNT) – Some people will call it amazing, others will likely ask for an air sickness bag after watching this video. Either way, you should still take a few moments to watch pilot Chuck Aaron show off his skills. Aaron’s biography on his website states he: “…is the first, and only, civilian pilot ever to be licensed to perform helicopter aerobatics in the United States.” Check out the video showing one of Aaron’s amazing performances. However, if the thought of dangerous […]

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    Grant man seriously hurt in wreck involving tractor-trailer, pickup truck on Hwy. 72 East

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a wreck involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck on Highway 72 east, near Gurley. The wreck happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes and caused traffic delays for drivers. Authorities say the driver of the pickup truck ran into the back of an 18-wheeler. First responders had to cut off both the doors and roof of the truck to get the man out of the pickup […]

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    Hostage situation in suburban Chicago Home; four people being held

    (CNN) — Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday . Authorities got their first indication of trouble in the form of a 911 call about a robbery around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday (3:40 p.m. ET), said Harvey, Illinois, police spokesman Sean Howard. Two officers responding to that call were injured by gunfire. Sometime afterward, the suspects entered a home and took the hostages, according to […]

  • Firefighters on the scene of a house fire on Holmes Avenue. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Firefighters & police respond to house fire in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police have blocked of Holmes Avenue between White and Dement Streets as firefighters work to extinguish a house fire. Firefighters responded to the 700 block of Holmes Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Fire crews reported flames coming from the home when they arrived. They were able to extinguish the fire in about 15 minutes. The cause of the fire is not known at this time. However, there were several lightning strikes in the area around the […]

  • Kathy Dawson has been missing since August 4. (Photo provided by: Colbert County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: Colbert County woman found in Mississippi, safe

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May says a missing woman has been found in Prentiss County, Mississippi. Kathy Dawson, 51, is disoriented but in good condition.  Her family has been notified.  Dawson was found Friday afternoon in her car on the side of the road near Booneville by Mississippi State Troopers.  Her car had run out of gas. Prior to this, Dawson had not been seen since August 4.

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    Iraq Update: France sending weapons; Australia considering options

    (WHNT) – The ongoing crisis in Iraq is starting to prompt a response from the international community. France’s president says his country reached an agreement with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad to send weapons to Kurdish forces battling the militant group ISIS.  French leaders say the move is in response to an “urgent need.” President Francois Hollande says those weapons should arrive “in the coming hours.” Australia’s prime minister is considering sending combat forces and military transport aircraft to Iraq.  Prime […]

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    17th annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium this week at VBC

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville is known for its contributions to the space and missile defense industry.   An event is taking place this week to show off the latest technological advancements. The 17th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium is scheduled for August 11-14 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.  It’s open to the public. The event is described on its website, Smdsymposium.org as “the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community.” […]

  • Driver injured following wreck on Clutts Road just north of Capshaw Road in Madison County. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Driver injured after truck slams into tree

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – One man is in Huntsville Hospital with life-threatening injuries after his truck crashed into a tree in Madison County. The crash happened around 5:00 a.m. on Clutts Road just north of Capshaw Road. State troopers say the driver of the truck lost control, flipped and slammed into a tree. The truck sustained heavy damage. Authorities were able to free the driver in about 15 minutes. Monrovia volunteer firefighters as well as medics from HEMSI and […]

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    Photos: Donations to the Kids to Love Pack the Backpacks Supply Drive

    (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action, along with the Kids to Love Foundation, to make sure foster children have the supplies to succeed when the bell rings to start a new school year. WHNT News 19 has crews stationed at two locations ready to accept your donation for the Kids to Love Pack the Backpacks school supply drive. WHNT News 19’s Lee Marshall is at the Walmart in Hampton Cove. You can also stop by and say hello […]

  • Update: Two bicyclists injured in vehicle collision near Redstone Arsenal Gate 9

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – An update on the two cyclists involved in a wreck Thursday morning just past the entrance to Gate 9 on Redstone Arsenal. The incident happened about 5:30 a.m. and led to long delays for drivers using Gate 9. Joanna Whisenant and Jennifer Carroll, both experienced cyclists, were involved in a collision with a GMC truck. Whisenant told WHNT News 19 that she and Carroll have been riding on the Arsenal two or three times a week […]

  • Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in Limestone County. (Photo by: William Szczepanski)

    Fire destroys Limestone County home

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – One man escaped without injury after a fire destroyed his home. Firefighters responded to the home on Shaw Road in the Clements community around 6:15 a.m. Authorities say the man woke up to smoke in the home and was able to escape. Fire crews arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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