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  • 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 […]

  • Space & Missile Defense Symposium 2014 (Photo: WHNT News 19)

    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 […]

  • This bucket could use some love in the form of donations to the Pack the Backpacks Supply Drive.

    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.

  • HV New Record Low

    Valleywx.com: 100-year-old records broken in Huntsville & the Shoals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The temperature in the Rocket City has dropped to a new record low for this date. The temperature at Huntsville International Airport dropped to 59 degrees as of 3:00 a.m. The temperature dipped further to 57 degrees at 5:00 a.m. The previous record for the date was 60 degrees set back in 1914. This marks the fourth time this month we have seen temperatures in Huntsville below 60 degrees. The Shoals also broke a 100-year-old record […]

  • A fire burns at a house near the intersection of Cedar Hill Road and Mims Street in Ardmore. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Homeowner credits dogs for saving his life following house fire

    ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) – A homeowner says his dogs saved his life after his home caught fire. Now he fears those dogs did not make it out of that fire alive. Crews responded around 2:30 a.m. to the home near the intersection of Cedar Hill Road and Mims Street. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. The homeowner says he woke up to his dogs barking then looked downstairs and saw his home on fire. He jumped out […]

  • Heavy smoke from a fire at a home on Lawrence County Road 225. (Photo by: William Szczepanski/WHNT News 19)

    Fire causes heavy damage to Lawrence County Home

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)-  Crews from four fire departments responded to a fire in the Chalybeate area. The fire happened around 2:30 a.m. at a home on County Road 225. A family of five lived inside the home. No one was injured. However, the home sustained heavy damage. The home’s metal roof is making it difficult for firefighters to put out the flames.

  • LI Mobile Home Fire

    Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Limestone county authorities are looking in to a fire that destroyed a mobile home. The fire happened on Looney Road south of Black Road just east of Athens. Firefighters from Piney Chapel and Oak Grove Thatch responded to the mobile home fire just before 1:00 a.m. They arrived to find the mobile home had burned to the ground. The home had been used for storage. There was no power running to the trailer. Firefighters worked […]

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