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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  • 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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    Alabama’s unemployment rate drops for October

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – The latest numbers show a slight drop in Alabama’s unemployment rate. Statistics from the Alabama Department of Labor show the state unemployment rate for October at 5.9 percent, down from 6 percent in September. “More jobs are being created, Alabama’s unemployment rate continues to drops and our economy is growing,” Governor Robert Bentley said. Madison and Limestone Counties have the lowest unemployment rates in our area with 5 and 5.1 percent respectively.  The highest jobless numbers […]

  • Ken Whisenhunt (Photo: Tennessee Titans / MGN)

    Tennessee Titans fire Ken Whisenhunt as head coach

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The Tennessee Titans are in the market for a new head coach.  The team fired Ken Whisenhunt 23 games into his tenure. The move comes as the Titans, now 1-6 on the season, lost their sixth straight game over the weekend to the Houston Texans.  Whisenhunt was 3-20 during his time as Titans head coach. “We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I […]

  • Decatur police respond to a flipped vehicle on Alternate Highway 20.

    Police respond to wreck involving flipped vehicle in Decatur

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –   Decatur police are investigating a wreck that left one vehicle on its side. Police responded just before midnight to a stretch of Alternate Highway 20 in a Decatur portion of Limestone County. Traffic was down to one lane for authorities to investigate and work to clear the scene. There is no report of any deaths or injuries due to this wreck.  

  • Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Monroeville

    MONROEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An investigation is underway following a fatal shooting involving law enforcement officers in south Alabama. It happened Wednesday night in Monroeville.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says state troopers were assisting the Conecuh County Sheriff in the case of a person wanted for assault. Authorities say officers tried several times to convince the person to surrender.  That’s when, officials say, the person left a home and fire multiple shots at the officers.  Authorities say officers from […]

  • NEW OVERNIGHT: Missing hiker found safe in Marshall County

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A hiker reported missing in Marshall County has been found. 71-year-old Jimmy White had been reported missing Wednesday around 7 p.m.  White and his son had gone hiking in a wooded area off Pleasant Hill Road in the Sims Community. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says the two men got separated.  White’s son returned to their car, his father did not.  Search crews found White safe deep in that same wooded area. They are working to […]

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    One killed, one hospitalized after fatal Decatur wreck

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) -Emergency crews on the scene tell us one person has died as a result of a two-vehicle wreck in Decatur. The wreck is also impacting traffic. It happened this morning at the intersection of Point Mallard Parkway and Upper River Road. Two vehicles were involved in the head-on collision. Investigators say a 39-year-old woman of Arab, driving a Tahoe was driving north when she swerved and crossed into the southbound lanes. Her vehicle hit a Kia car head-on. […]

  • Restore Care Inc.

    HAPPENING NOW: Hearing regarding allegations against Madison County health care provider

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A hearing is about to begin at the Madison County Courthouse for an embattled home health care provider, Restore Care. The hearing will start at 1:30 p.m.  It’s in Judge Donna Pate’s courtroom on the 8th floor, a small courtroom – and will likely be full, because many families are waiting to go inside. WHNT News 19’s Kristen Conner is tweeting updates – follow her @KConnerWHNT Guardians, family, Restore Care staff here. Many tell me […]

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    Valleywx.com: Super blood moon photos from across the Tennessee Valley

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Valley residents did their best to get a peek at the supermoon Sunday evening. The combination of a lunar eclipse and a blood moon has not happened since 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. Cloud cover prevented many of us here in the Tennessee Valley from getting a good look at the lunar event.  However, some viewers were able to get a glimpse of the super blood moon. Click here for a link to […]

  • Madison County deputies are investigating a shooting in the area of Highway 53 and Harvest Road.

    NEW INFORMATION: Man shot in car at gas station in Harvest, teen charged with capital murder

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a man has been charged with capital murder following a deadly shooting Sunday night on Highway 53 in Harvest. Earlier, three people were in custody to be questioned.  Later Monday, investigators said 18-year-old Dashawn Rice was charged with capital murder.  He is in the Madison County Detention Center. The victim was Adam Fitcheard, 25.  He was shot at the FX Market at 6360 Highway 53 in Harvest, but deputies […]

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    UPDATE: Two dead, one arrested in Lauderdale County shooting

    STEWARTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people are dead and another in custody following a mid-morning shoot-out in Lauderdale County Friday. Just before 9am, deputies responded to a shooting at a home on Lauderdale CR-87 in the Stewartsville community. Inside the home, 50-year-old Michael Nicholas Linville and 25-year-old Margurite Victoria Garcia were found shot. “We don’t know a whole lot at this time. We do know that the residence has been shot into numerous times,” stated Lt. Brad Potts with the […]

  • Lincoln County School bus wreck (Photo: David Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: School bus now upright after tip-over wreck in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WHNT) – Authorities are on the scene of a school bus wreck in Lincoln County, Tennessee. It happened just after 7 a.m. on Hickory Ridge Road. Emergency crews on the scene tell WHNT News 19 that 16 students and a driver were on board. Two of those students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers say the shoulder of the road was soft. They believe the driver hit the soft shoulder, causing […]

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