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    UPDATE: New charges filed against men accused in cell phone burglaries, high speed chase that ended inside Arsenal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Four people face additional charges in a recent cell phone burglary investigation. Last Wednesday, Huntsville Police arrested the men after a high-speed chase that ended just inside Redstone Arsenal Gate 10.  The situation caused heavy backups for drivers trying to get on the Arsenal that morning. Gate 10 was also closed for more than two hours due to the crash site, which was just inside the gate. Police say it appears to be connected to two early […]

  • Happy Veterans Day 2013!

    Veterans Day Events Across the Tennessee Valley

    (WHNT) – There are a variety of events taking place across the Tennessee Valley today to honor our veterans. Huntsville will celebrate with its annual Veterans Day Parade. Click here for more information on the parade and the route. There will also be parades, ceremonies and celebrations from Sand Mountain to the Shoals. We’ll start in Marshall County where the city of Arab will hold its annual Veterans Day celebration this afternoon. It’s held at what’s known as Veterans Corner […]

  • HV Willie Lemley House Fire

    Firefighters respond to early-morning house fire in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews are working to extinguish a fire at a two-story home in Huntsville. Firefighters responded to the home on the 300 block of Willie Lemley Road following a 911 call around 5:00 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames.  The fire had already destroyed parts of the home by the time firefighters were able to arrive on the scene. Crews are still working to determine if there is anyone inside the home. […]

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    Traffic Alert: TVA Crews start work on Memorial Parkway near Byrd Springs Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We have a traffic alert for you on this Friday morning. Crews with the Tennessee Valley Authority will be out on Memorial Parkway near Byrd Springs Road starting at 7:00 a.m. No lanes will be closed.  However, TVA crews will be working on a transmission line across the parkway. Crane trucks will be on both sides of the road, as well as traffic control workers. This work is part of a big weekend project to upgrade the […]

  • LI Clements House Fire

    Fire destroys abandoned Limestone County home

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews from three volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire in Limestone County. Firefighters arrived at the abandoned home on Beachwood Road in the Clements area around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames.  We’re told the home has been abandoned for years. Crews had to shuttle water to the home to extinguish the flames.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • HV Overnight Shooting Oleandar Road

    Police: Woman shot during burglary of Huntsville home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville woman is recovering after being shot overnight. Police say Shanita Long went outside to check on her barking dogs when she saw a man running from a neighbor’s house with items in his hands. The neighbor’s home is on the 3500 block of Oleander Road.  Huntsville police responded to a burglary call at that address around 10:30 p.m. Officers found the front door kicked in and a large flat-screen television in the doorway. Police […]

  • Let the Debate Begin: Committee releases first College Football Playoff rankings

    (WHNT) – This team is too high. That team is too low. This team was left off altogether.  You will likely hear a little bit of everything after the College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its first set of rankings tonight at 6:30 p.m. The committee ranked the top 25 college football teams in the country. Committee members will continue to do so every Tuesday leading up to Selection Sunday on December 7.  That’s when the committee will determine the […]

  • Police on the scene of a burglary at Verizon Wireless on South Memorial Parkway at Redstone Road in Huntsville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Three businesses burglarized overnight in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Three businesses were burglarized within a matter of hours Friday morning in what’s believed to be a well-organized operation. The first alarm sounded around 3:00 a.m. at Verizon Wireless on South Memorial Parkway and Redstone Road. Police arrived at the scene within a matter of minutes to find the front door had been smashed. Police brought in a K-9 team to search the building.  Investigators notified the manager once the building was cleared. It happened again about […]

  • Joshua Lynn Balentine (Photo: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: Man makes confession in Lauderdale County murder

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – According to sheriff’s investigators, a Lauderdale County man has confessed to the April 2014 murder of a crippled man inside his Anderson mobile home. Earlier this week, deputies were called to the Alcorn County Jail because an inmate there needed to get something off his chest. No stone has gone unturned in the murder case of 62-year-old Royce Varnell, who was found beaten to death on April 7th inside his county road 511 mobile home. Chief […]

  • James Clemens High School  (Photo By: WHNT News 19)

    Traffic Alert: James Clemens High School Homecoming Parade

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Homecoming celebrations are set to take place for the Jets of James Clemens High School. The school’s homecoming parade is set to roll today through the streets of Madison. The parade could cause traffic delays along Hughes Road. Click here for a map of the parade route. Parade participants will gather at 4:00 p.m. at Skate Park Drive.  The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The parade will end at Madison City Schools Stadium. Madison police […]

  • UPDATE: Madison Co. Sheriff’s office finds remains of woman reported missing in 2011, makes arrest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has found the remains of a woman reported missing in 2011, and they’ve also made an arrest. Investigators announced Tuesday they have found the remains of Mary Carrithers, and charged her husband, Charles Carrithers, with murder.  He is being held on a $750,000 bond. Sgt. Brian Chaffin said Mary Carrithers’ remains were found recently in a wooded area off Highway 231 in Morgan County. “In the recent weeks, we came […]

  • LI Deadly Train Accident

    Deadly train accident under investigation in Limestone County

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A homeless man apparently jumped to his death last night from a moving freight train. It happened as the train was making its way across Limestone County. Peter Weller’s body was found on the tracks nears Mooresville. He was just 29. Sheriff’s investigators say Weller boarded the train in Decatur Thursday night with two other people. A short time later, one of them made a frantic call to 911 saying Weller had jumped. But it was […]


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