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Preston produces WHNT NEWS 19 at 6:00 on weeknights. He's a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers.


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    Crews respond to fire at Griffon Aerospace in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A scary start to the day for employees at a business in Madison. Employees had to be moved following a fire at Griffon Aerospace on Commerce Circle. We’re told police noticed smoke and called 911 just after 6:20 a.m.   Six fire crews responded and were able to put the fire out in minutes. WHNT News 19’s Jeff Gray reported seeing heavy smoke coming from a warehouse on the property. Firefighters are working to get the […]

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    Valleywx.com: Cold temperatures in the forecast for the Tennessee Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Bundle up and break out the hot chocolate because it is going to be a cold week in the Tennessee Valley. Temperatures will struggle to break the 40 degree mark Monday in many areas of the valley. However, the temperature will continue to drop throughout the week with Thursday shaping up to be the coldest day in nearly a year. Meteorologist Ben Smith has details on what to expect this week on our weather blog, valleywx.com.

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    Valleywx.com: Storms in the forecast for Christmas week

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Christmas week is here meaning people are keeping one eye on their shopping list and the other on the forecast. Meteorologist Jake Reed details storms in the forecast for the week and the potential impact on the Tennessee Valley on our weather blog, valleywx.com. Now is also a good time to make sure you have our WHNT News 19 apps on your mobile devices. Click here to learn more about those apps.    

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    UPDATE: Man identified in fatal wreck on Interstate 59

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is dead following a late-night collision on Interstate 59 in DeKalb County. The Fort Payne Police Department says a freightliner collided with a van on Interstate 59 near mile marker 221 Tuesday night. Officers say the crash caused both vehicles to catch on fire. Officers say the driver of the freightliner, identified by police as Thomas Cline, was killed at the scene. Multiple entities responded to the scene. Investigators say they do not […]

  • UPDATE: Utility repairs finished on Memorial Parkway between Drake & Airport

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews with Huntsville Utilities have repaired a water main break along the northbound lanes of Memorial Parkway. They finished work around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. It was between Drake Avenue and Airport Road, in front of Redstone Federal Credit Union, and affected morning traffic. Huntsville Police had units on the scene helping to manage traffic. “Huntsville Utilities appreciates the help of HPD units on the scene and the community’s patience and cooperation with our crews while these […]

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    Late-night fire destroys Decatur home

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Decatur resident is without a place to call home this morning following a fire. It happened around 11 p.m. Monday on 3rd Avenue. A neighbor called 911 after noticing the fire. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. Crews from four fire stations responded.  Unfortunately, the home is considered to be a loss. The person who lived in the home, identified as Jessie Pridgeon, was not injured. He told firefighters he awoke to […]

  • Orion on top of the Delta IV Heavy rocket on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by: NASA)

    NASA will try again to launch Orion: Window opens at 6:05 a.m.

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WHNT) – The eyes of the space industry and the Tennessee Valley will once again be fixed this morning on Cape Canaveral. The second window to launch the Orion spacecraft opens at 6:05 a.m. NASA tried several times to launch Orion during the initial launch window yesterday. However, a boat, the wind and an equipment issue eventually forced NASA to scrub the launch. NASA reports on its Orion mission blog that crews have begun of loading liquid […]

  • Orion on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by: NASA TV)

    UPDATE: Orion launch scrubbed for today due to valve issues

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WHNT) – The Orion spacecraft launch has been scrubbed for today due to valve issues. The next possible launch is Friday, with the window opening at 6:05 a.m. CST. NASA officials say a fuel and drain valve did not close on a booster core, which caused a delay.  There were also other delays due to wind and a boat in the launch area. Watch NASA TV for live coverage. NASA is providing updates on the launch schedule on […]

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    Getting Ready for Orion: A preview of the mission and its connection to the Tennessee Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – NASA and the Tennessee Valley will be focused on the state of Florida for the next few days ahead of the launch of the Orion spacecraft. NASA says the weather is a 70 percent go for Thursday morning’s scheduled launch.  The agency also tweeted Wednesday morning that Orion is now on the launch pad.  Here are the latest updates in NASA’s Orion blog. #NASA #Orion on the launch pad this morning ready to fly into history! […]

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    Peaceful Ferguson-related demonstration on AAMU campus postponed due to rain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Students at Alabama A&M University plan to come together in honor of Michael Brown. Protests have taken place across the country after a Missouri grand jury did not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot and killed Brown in Ferguson back in August.  Supporters of the Brown family believe the 18-year-old was trying to surrender when Wilson shot him.  Wilson’s supporters say the officer fired in self defense after Brown tried to take Wilson’s gun. […]

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    UPDATE: Students rally to try to save UAB’s football program

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – The UAB Blazers football program appears to be coming to an end.  Reports in both USA Today and Sports Illustrated indicate the University’s Athletics Director has been fired and the football program could be shut down. It could happen as early as this week, the report says. There has been concern for sometime among alumni that the program could be ending.  Our news partners at Al.com reported earlier in the month on those concerns. Students, alumni […]

  • Deputies in Morgan County are investigating an early-morning shooting in Somerville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Deputies say shooting in Somerville was failed suicide attempt

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – We have an update on a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning in Somerville.  Investigators say the incident was a failed suicide attempt. A number of deputies responded to a home in the 1100 block of Charest Road around 4 a.m.  They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. The man was taken to Huntsville Hospital.  He was in serious condition at last report.

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