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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  • MA Madison Blvd Wreck

    Scene clear after two-vehicle wreck on Madison Boulevard

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews responded to a two-vehicle wreck at a highly traveled area of Madison. Huntsville Police issued an alert just after 6:30 a.m. about the wreck in front of the Walmart shopping center near the intersection of Lanier Road. We’re told two vehicles were involved in the wreck. Officials say one vehicle ran a red light and hit the second. There were no injuries and the road is now clear.

  • Photo provided by: Kelly Champagne

    Check This Out: Amazing video shows a whole lot of hail in Tennessee

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Hail, and a whole lot of it fell Tuesday, June 2 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Kelly Champagne shared some amazing video of hail falling on the ground and on parked vehicles. WHNT News 19 Meteorologist Ben Smith says an upper level low created instability that led to the massive amount of hail that fell.

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    Auburn part of expanded 2015 SEC on CBS broadcast schedule

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – College football fans mark your calendars, the Southeastern Conference has announced an expanded broadcast schedule for the 2015 college football season as part of its SEC on CBS lineup.  The expansion includes two early season games featuring the Auburn Tigers. The Chick-fil-A Kick off will lead off the expanded coverage.  The Auburn Tigers will travel to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to take on the Louisville Cardinals Saturday, September 5 at 2:30 p.m.  Auburn’s next appearance […]

  • Scene of officer shooting (WREG)

    Three people arrested after shooting that injured Memphis police officer

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WHNT) – Three people are in custody after a shooting that left a Memphis police officer injured. Our sister station, WREG reports the officer was shot in the chest, but was wearing a bullet-proof vest. WREG reports the officer was serving a search warrant when someone opened fire.  Police arrested two men and one woman at Hillcrest Apartments on Eastwind Drive. This followed an hours-long barricade situation. The officer is in the hospital.  A police spokesman says the […]

  • HV Deadly Train Incident Oakwood Ave

    Police investigating deadly train incident near Oakwood Ave. & Lee High Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Oakwood Avenue is back open after a deadly incident involving a train.  Police say the train struck and killed a man early Monday around 2 a.m. The man who died has been identified as Justin Hayes Lamon, 28. Police say a Norfolk Southern train was headed westbound, just north of Oakwood Avenue and Lee High Drive, when the conductor saw someone lying on the tracks.  Lamon never moved and was struck by the train. He died […]

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    UPDATE: Cotton Row Run starts an hour late after large tree falls in 10K route

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The start of the 36th annual Cotton Row Run was delayed for more than an hour while crews cleared a large fallen tree from the route. The downed tree was located at the intersection of Toll Gate Road and Mountainwood Drive, at the top of “The Hill.” The race had been set to begin at 7 a.m.  The original delay was 10 minutes.  However, the 10K race didn’t start until just after 8:06 a.m.  The 5K race […]

  • Fire at Wilson Lumber in Huntsville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Wilson Lumber remains open despite early-morning fire Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -The early-morning fire severely damaged the stock at Wilson Lumber, located on the corner of Meridian Street & Winchester Road. But the building was untouched, so the business is open to customers. Firefighters managed to put the flames out after responding to a fire call received around 4:45 a.m. A passerby called 911. We’re told the flames originated in an old maintenance building.  Pallets of wood stacked around the building also caught fire making the job of […]

  • A look at traffic getting onto Interstate 565 from Interstate 65.

    Update: Traffic flowing again after wreck on Interstate 565

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is moving once again after a wreck on Interstate 565. A wreck in the area of Mooresville Road apparently caused a significant slowdown in traffic during the morning commute. Our crew on the scene traveled along Interstate 565 from County Line Road in Madison to Decatur and report traffic is flowing smoothly once again.  

  • Police chase through Madison and Limestone Counties

    Two people arrested after police chase that covered two counties

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police set up shop on Moores Mill Road near Highway 72 for a safety checkpoint. Most drivers made it through Wednesday night’s checkpoint with no problems.  However, police arrested six people on charges ranging from DUI to drugs.  Police say one of the drivers arrested was in possession of crack cocaine.  Officers also wrote 113 tickets. The checkpoint did not conclude without incident.  Police wound up involved in a chase that lasted an hour and […]

  • Photos of Jason Richards (Albertville Police Department)

    Albertville Police say body of missing teen found, no arrest yet

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – Police in Albertville have confirmed the body of a 15-year-old boy who disappeared in February has been found.  Detectives found Jason Richards’ body on Monday in the Langston community, working on a tip. Albertville Police say they are still working on several leads in the case, and no arrest has been made at this point. Police say it’s not clear how long the teen’s body had been in the wooded area on Lois Lane, and they’re […]

  • Gate 9 Traffic May 11

    Garrison Commander says Arsenal traffic flow should improve despite heightened security

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – The Garrison Command says drivers should expect delays in the coming days as they head on to Redstone Arsenal, but the situation should be better than it was Monday morning. Traffic was very slow approaching the major gates, including Gate 9/Research Park Boulevard, Martin Road and Redstone Road. In some cases, the traffic was backed up for miles.  The delays are due to heightened security at all U.S. military installations due to the threat of ISIS. @whnt […]

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    UPDATE: Search continues for mother who reportedly abducted child from Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department continues to search for the woman accused of abducting her one-year-old son from a Huntsville home. Authorities throughout the state are also helping to track down Keysa Pryor. Officials say the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, along with several Birmingham agencies are assisting with the search. Police say Pryor lives in the Birmingham area. A warrant has been issued for her arrest for interference with child custody. Child found safe Just after 1:45 p.m. […]


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