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    Road work that may impact your morning commute

    We are taking action to make sure you are aware of road closures and projects that could affect your morning commute for Thursday, October 20, 2016. Interstate 65:  The Alabama Department of Transportation has closed the outside southbound lane of Interstate 65 just south of Thompson Road in Hartselle for bridge repair. The lane should reopen around 3 p.m. on Friday. Truckers carrying wide loads will be detoured to Alabama Highway 67 northbound in Priceville to U.S. Highway 31 southbound […]

  • Motorcyclist killed following wreck on Bethel Road in Limestone County, (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Motorcyclist killed in overnight wreck in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A man is dead following an overnight motorcycle wreck in Limestone County. Crews responded around 1 a.m. to the scene on Bethel Road just east of Jade Road. Authorities say the motorcyclist struck a cow then went down a ravine. A passerby saw smoke and called 911 thinking it was a grass fire. Limestone Cnty wreck: Bethel Rd near Jade Rd motorcyclist dies and hitting a cow in the road around 1 this morning. @whnt pic.twitter.com/LgYMpnwIoS […]

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    Traffic Alert: New route for James Clemens homecoming parade to impact traffic in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. — A celebration for students means a traffic alert for people in one of the most highly traveled areas in Madison. The James Clemens High School homecoming parade gets underway on Thursday. Parade participants will start lining up at 4 p.m. at Heritage Elementary School.  The parade is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and continue south down County Line Road ending at James Clemens High School. It’s important to note this is a new route for the […]

  • Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle (Photo provided by: City of Huntsville)

    Mayor Battle focuses on education, economy, and infrastructure during State of the City address

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle delivered his annual State of the City on Wednesday. The mayor spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville-Madison County in the Von Braun Center North Hall. The ticketed event was sold-out, with more than a thousand people in attendance. Now in his third term, this was the mayor’s eighth State of the City. He told the crowd, “when we started eight years ago, it was a challenging time. We didn’t have […]

  • Frances Lynn Crafton (Photo provided by: Boaz Police Department)

    Marshall County mom charged after police say newborn tests positive for meth

    BOAZ, Ala. — A mother is in trouble with the law after police in Boaz say both she and her newborn baby tested positive for methamphetamine. Twenty-year-old Frances Lynn Crafton of Albertville is now charged with chemical endangerment. Police arrested Crafton on Sunday at Marshall Medical Center South. Crafton is in the Marshall County Jail on $300,000 bond. The Marshall County Department of Human Resources is also involved in the investigation.

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    Next phase of County Line Road project set to begin

    MADISON, Ala. – Crews will begin milling and resurfacing County Line Road in Madison on Monday. Work will start at the intersection of Mill Road and continue north.  This phase of the County Line Road project is expected to take several weeks to complete. Drivers are asked to abide by reduced speed limits along the six-mile stretch of construction. Crews recently completed the sidewalks on either side of County Line Road.  The milling and resurfacing work marks another step toward […]

  • Crews on the scene of an apartment fire on Hundley Drive in Huntsville (photo by: Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Police release names of burn victims

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Four units responded to a fire in an apartment on 800 Hundley Drive.  Investigators have told us that there four people were injured throughout the course of the fire. Authorities say the fire spread to the adjacent apartment where two juveniles, age 10 and 15, and one adult were in residence. Both of the juveniles were flown to UAB Children’s Hospital and are in the burn unit, one of them is in critical condition. They have been identified […]

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    Happening Today: Governor Bentley to make announcement on gaming

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – An announcement regarding gaming in Alabama is set for Monday afternoon. Governor Robert Bentley’s office says the announcement will be made at 1 p.m. at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. Check back with WHNT News 19 for updates on this story once the governor makes his announcement.

  • Raceway on Highway 53 and Nick Fitcheard Road in Madison County, (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Authorities investigate overnight armed robbery

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities are searching for the person responsible for robbing a Huntsville gas station. The clerk at the Raceway on Highway 53 and Nick Fitcheard Road called 911 around 2:15 a.m. to report he had been robbed. Madison County deputies and Huntsville police officers responded.  Investigators are checking surveillance video in hopes of indentifyng the person responsible. The clerk says a man wearing a striped shirt, black pants and brown shoes walked into the store and held […]

  • (Left to Right: Gen. Dennis Via & Lt. Gen Gustave F. Perna / photos provided by: US Army)

    Army Materiel Command prepares for change in leadership

    REDSTONE ARSENAL. Ala. — A U.S. Army soldier with a long and distinguished military career is moving one step closer to retirement. Retiring General Dennis Via has served as commander of the Army Materiel Command since August of 2012.  He will relinquish that command on Friday to Lieutenant General Gustave F. Perna during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Redstone Arsenal. General Via is one of only eight four-star African-American generals in U.S. Army history.  He’s also the first signal […]

  • Dimari Thomas, left, and Kristopher Williams, right are charged with robbery. (Photos: Huntsville Police Department)

    UPDATE: 2 charged in robbery of Kangaroo gas station on Jordan Lane

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police have arrested two people in connection with a robbery at the Kangaroo gas station on Jordan Lane. It happened around 9 p.m. on Thursday.  Two men, 22-year-old Dimari Thomas and 24-year-old Kristopher Williams, are charged with robbery.  Both men are being held in the Madison County Jail. Police say the men wore masks and robbed the store at gunpoint before running away.  Witnesses saw the two men get in a car in the area of Jack […]

  • Birmingham police responded to a deadly shooting Sunday night.

    One person killed, five others injured in weekend shooting in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM — One person is dead and five others injured following a shooting Sunday night in Birmingham. Our news partner AL.com reports the shooting happened at 8:15 p.m. in the 6400 block of Georgia Road in the Gate City public housing community just about an hour after a peace rally ended at Lewis Park. A Birmingham police spokesman says all six shooting victims were innocent bystanders. Police did not have any further information regarding the identity of the victims. A […]