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  • HV InTown Suites Hotel Fire

    Crews respond to overnight fire call at Huntsville hotel

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A fire forced guests from rooms overnight at the InTown Suites in Huntsville. Fire and rescue crews responded to the hotel on The Boardwalk around 1:30 a.m. Fire crews say there was a fire in a room on the second floor. The sprinkler head in that room extinguished the fire. However, five rooms sustained water damage from sprinklers.  At least one person was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor burns. The fire has been […]

  • Rolling Stones Cuba

    Mick Jagger and the Stones roll into Cuba ahead of landmark concert

    (WHNT) – One of rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest bands is set to take the stage in an historic concert in Cuba. The Rolling Stones arrived in Havana Thursday night, ahead of Friday’s free concert at a sports arena in the Cuban capital, an event that’s expected to draw more than one million people. The event is being billed as the first open-air concert by a British rock band and will mark the last stop on the Stones’ Latin American tour. […]

  • President Obama's trip to Cuba is the first time a sitting U.S. President has visited the island nation since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

    CBS/NYT Poll: Majority of Americans favor restoring US-Cuba ties

    (WHNT) – President Barack Obama is in the midst of a historic trip to Cuba.  Mr. Obama arrived in Havana on Sunday, the first sitting United States president to travel to Cuba in nearly 90 years.  The trip comes as both countries have taken steps to normalize relations. A majority of Americans in a new CBS News/New York Times Poll say they support restoring U.S.-Cuba relations. Re-establishing Diplomatic Relations with Cuba Favor: 58% Oppose: 25% Don’t Know: 18% Authors of […]

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    Huntsville Utilities Electric Board unanimously approves Google Fiber agreement

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Utilities Electric Board has unanimously approved an agreement to bring Google Fiber to the Rocket City.  Board members voted during a meeting Tuesday morning at the main office of Huntsville Utilities. “It’s something that’s going to pay for itself very quickly,” said President and CEO of Huntsville Utilities Jay Stowe. City leaders announced the deal Monday.  Huntsville Utilities will build the network and lease the infrastructure to Google. The project will bring Internet speeds […]

  • Trump at Rally for Veterans Jan 28

    CBS News Poll: Trump holds double-digit lead among GOP primary voters

    (WHNT) – Donald Trump continues to hold the top spot among Republican presidential candidates. A New CBS News national poll out Thursday covers the presidential campaign, President Obama’s job performance and the future of the United States Supreme Court. The poll shows Trump with a 17 point lead over his closet rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  The poll indicates 35 percent of Republican primary voters support Trump.  Cruz is in second place with 18 percent.  Florida Senator Marco Rubio and […]

  • Ben Smith Catch

    Watch: WHNT News 19’s Ben Smith warms up for Super Bowl 50

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Football fans across the country are stocking up on the chips and dip ahead of Super Bowl 50.  The Denver Broncos will take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.  You can watch the big game right here on WHNT News 19. Our own Ben Smith is among the many fans bursting with excitement ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.  So much so, that he felt like putting his pigskin skills to the test on WHNT News 19 […]

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    Golden football comes to Huntsville thanks to Butler High School alumnus

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Rocket City has received some golden recognition ahead of Super Bowl 50 in California. The NFL is celebrating the golden anniversary of its signature event with its Super Bowl Honor Roll campaign.  The initiative recognizes schools that contributed to the Super Bowl’s 50-year history with the presentation of a commemorative golden football. The golden footballs will be presented to high schools across the country for every player or head coach “who graduated from their school […]

  • Trinity Marie Mathew (Photo provided by: Madison Police Department)

    Madison police say missing teen has been found safe

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Madison say a missing teen has been found. Officers say 16-year-old Trinity Marie Mathew has been located and is safe with her family. Thank you to everyone who shared this post on social media.  

  • Alabama December Tornadoes

    Valleywx.com: Alabama’s history of tornadoes in December

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – You may not realize it, but Alabama has experienced tornadoes this time year. In fact, our state is second to only Texas regarding tornadoes during the week of Christmas dating back to 1950.

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    Update: Storm Prediction Center issues latest outlook for North Alabama & Southern Tennessee

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Storm Prediction Center has released an updated outlook regarding our severe weather risk. North Alabama and southern middle Tennessee remain in the enhanced category.

  • Storm Prediction Center image Dec 23 Severe Weather

    LIVE BLOG: Severe Storms likely Wednesday & Wednesday night

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action to keep you and your family up to date regarding the severe weather threat facing the Tennessee Valley. Our team of meteorologists are posting updates in our live blog right now.  

  • Dec 23 Severe Weather Threat

    Valleywx.com: Looking ahead to our threat for severe weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We have an 18-hour window for strong storms and potentially severe weather. Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson has an in-depth post on the timeline for our severe weather threat on valleywx.com.

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