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  • Trinity Marie Mathew (Photo provided by: Madison Police Department)

    Madison police say missing teen has been found safe

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Madison say a missing teen has been found. Officers say 16-year-old Trinity Marie Mathew has been located and is safe with her family. Thank you to everyone who shared this post on social media.  

  • Alabama December Tornadoes

    Valleywx.com: Alabama’s history of tornadoes in December

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – You may not realize it, but Alabama has experienced tornadoes this time year. In fact, our state is second to only Texas regarding tornadoes during the week of Christmas dating back to 1950.

  • Image: MGN Online

    Update: Storm Prediction Center issues latest outlook for North Alabama & Southern Tennessee

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Storm Prediction Center has released an updated outlook regarding our severe weather risk. North Alabama and southern middle Tennessee remain in the enhanced category.

  • Storm Prediction Center image Dec 23 Severe Weather

    LIVE BLOG: Severe Storms likely Wednesday & Wednesday night

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action to keep you and your family up to date regarding the severe weather threat facing the Tennessee Valley. Our team of meteorologists are posting updates in our live blog right now.  

  • Dec 23 Severe Weather Threat

    Valleywx.com: Looking ahead to our threat for severe weather

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We have an 18-hour window for strong storms and potentially severe weather. Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson has an in-depth post on the timeline for our severe weather threat on valleywx.com.

  • Severe Weather Outlook December 21 PM

    Valleywx.com: latest blog post takes you hour-by-hour through severe weather threat

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 is taking action to track the latest severe weather threat in the Tennessee Valley. Our meteorologists say there is a substantial risk for severe weather on Wednesday.  The severe weather threat includes the potential for large hail, damaging winds and some tornadoes. However, there are factors that could substantially reduce our chance for severe weather. Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson details those factors, plus provides an in-depth look at the forecast models in his […]

  • LI FedEx Truck Fire

    Update: FedEx truck fire extinguished; no injuries or packages damaged

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews have extinguished a fire that engulfed a FedEx truck on the side of Interstate 65 in Limestone County. The fire happened on the southbound side of the interstate near the Tennessee Welcome Center. Alabama State Troopers say the driver reported pulling over after the truck lost power.  The driver says that’s when the truck caught fire. There are no reports of any injuries.  Authorities say the truck was empty, so there will be no impact […]

  • International Space Station

    International Space Station crew conduct spacewalk

    (WHNT) – NASA leaders have given the green light to the crew of the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk. Commander Scott Kelly and engineer Tim Kopra took part in the spacewalk set that began at 7:10 a.m. The team was tasked with moving a piece of equipment to a worksite on the station’s truss. The spacewalk is expected to take three-and-a-half hours to complete. Click here to learn more about the mission associated with the spacewalk

  • Police investigate a fight between Birmingham mayor, city council member (Al.com)

    UPDATE: Birmingham mayor files assault charge against council member after fight in City Hall

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Police in Birmingham are trying to sort out the details following an apparent altercation between two city leaders.  Both men have said they will press charges against the other — in fact, the city’s mayor has already done so. The fight involved Birmingham mayor William Bell and council member Marcus Lundy.  Our news partner AL.com’s report cites officials who say a discussion between the two men became heated, leading to a physical altercation. It started when the two […]

  • LW Deadly Fire

    Authorities investigate deadly house fire in Lawrence County as possible arson

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lawrence County man lost his life in a house fire Wednesday night. Investigators responded to the home on Alternate 72 near Trinity around 10 p.m Wednesday. The body of Azrel Gene Stovall was found inside the home, according to his family and authorities. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the home around 9:30 Wednesday evening. When they arrived, they found the house burning. Deputies had responded to the home earlier Wednesday for a […]

  • Butterball

    Cooking Questions? Have no fear, the Butterball Turkey Talk Line is here

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cooking a traditional Thanksgiving meal is a massive undertaking.  Stuffing, basting, chopping and entertaining can quickly become overwhelming, not to mention the potential road bumps you may encounter getting the food from the kitchen to the the table.  Thankfully, there are experts available to help you get answers to your Thanksgiving cooking questions. The experts at Butterball’s Turkey Talk Line having been answering questions and offering advice for more than 30 years to those seeking their […]

  • Thanksgiving 7 Day Forecast

    Thanksgiving Forecast: warm and breezy in the Tennessee Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Happy Thanksgiving from all us at WHNT News 19.  Many of you are likely up early getting a head start on the big Thanksgiving Day meal, or perhaps getting ready to travel to your holiday destination. The weather is expected to be unusually warm on this Thanksgiving with a high temperature of 70 degrees in the forecast.  Occasional wind gusts of more than 20 miles-per-hour possible. Meteorologist Ben Smith has your Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Iron […]

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