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


Recent Articles
  • UPDATE: Sheriff identifies three people found dead after early-morning house fire in Etowah County

    GADSDEN, Ala. – An investigation is underway following an early-morning house fire in Gadsden. Authorities say that Deputy Eric Johns discovered the fire while on patrol, around 3 a.m. on Fambrough Drive in the Tidmore Bend community. Family members told the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office a husband and wife were believed to be inside the home at the time, along with their adult daughter. The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office has identifeid the three family members as 74 year-old Arthur Wayne Fambrough, […]

  • State assessment team to discuss Alabama’s drought emergency

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Drought conditions continue to be problematic across Alabama. The ongoing drought conditions will be on the agenda when the Alabama Drought Assessment and Planning Team meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Montgomery. The organization is tasked with providing guidance to state officials on drought related issues and coordinate intergovernmental drought response. State officials have added 12 south Alabama counties to the list of those under a drought emergency. That means 58 of Alabama’s 67 counties are […]

  • Counting down the days until Iron Bowl 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  For many people, turkey day means a time to feast with friends and family and to give thanks for life’s blessings. Here in Alabama, it also means the Iron Bowl is not far away. The annual college football grudge match between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers will take place Saturday, November 26 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.  You can watch the game on WHNT […]

  • Honoring our veterans with patriotic music and prayer

    MADISON, Ala. Members of our nation’s military, past and present, will gather on Friday for a special prayer breakfast in Madison. The event takes place at 7:30 a.m. at the Hogan Family YMCA on Hughes Road. This is the 11th for the event designed to use music and prayer to say thanks to our military men and women for their service to our country. The theme for this year’s event is “Courage, Sacrifice and Duty, Honoring our Military Veterans.” The […]

  • Alabama vs LSU headlines Saturday’s college football schedule

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We are heading into another football weekend here in Alabama. The annual rivalry game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers headlines this Saturday’s schedule. The Tide put the brakes on Leonard Fournette’s Heisman Trophy campaign during last year’s matchup at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. The Tide went on to win that game 30-16 on the way to another national championship. This year, LSU is hoping for revenge when Nick Saban returns to his old […]

  • Fatal Wreck under investigation in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – One person is dead following a late-night wreck in Madison County. Crews responded to the area of Highway 72 east and Dug Hill Road just after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities arrived to find an SUV on its side. The male driver died at the scene. Authorities with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency say the driver was heading east on Highway 72 when he went into the median, then overcorrected before ending up off the side […]

  • Three people injured in late-night shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville police are investigating a late-night shooting. It happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of Joppa Circle. Few specifics about the incident are known at this time. However, authorities say three men were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are questioning one person in connection with this case. Joppa Circle is blocked off while police conduct their investigation.

  • Wreck closes part of Oakwood Avenue in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police are responding to a wreck just west of Pulaski Pike in Huntsville. Officers have closed the westbound and eastbound lanes of Oakwood Avenue at Laverne Drive as a result. So far, there are no details regarding the wreck. Stay with WHNT News 19 for updates on this story. 

  • Bob Dylan set to take the stage for Huntsville concert

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One of music’s most legendary figures will take the state Saturday night in Huntsville. Bob Dylan and His Band will play for fans at the Von Braun Center’s Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at 8 p.m. The 75-year-old Dylan has released nearly 70 albums since 1962 and is considered by many to be one of the most influential musicians in history. Dylan also recently won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature.

  • Traffic Alert: Huntsville intersection to close for gas main installation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville intersection will be closed for a few hours on Saturday for utility work. Crews with Huntsville Utilities will close Old Big Cove Road south of the Terry Drake Road intersection for about two – three hours starting at 8:30 a.m. Workers will be installing a gas main during this time. Drivers are urged to find an alternate route while the project is underway.

  • Huntsville VA hosting annual flu shot clinic for veterans

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville’s VA clinic is making sure veterans are prepared for the flu season. The clinic will be hosting its annual flu clinic on Friday at its facility located at 500 Markaview Road. Flu shots will be available for all veterans eligible to receive VA healthcare. The clinic begins at 8 a.m. on Friday and continues until 12 p.m. and picks up again from 1-3:30 p.m.    

  • 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 […]