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    Traffic Alert: TVA Crews start work on Memorial Parkway near Byrd Springs Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We have a traffic alert for you on this Friday morning. Crews with the Tennessee Valley Authority will be out on Memorial Parkway near Byrd Springs Road starting at 7:00 a.m. No lanes will be closed.  However, TVA crews will be working on a transmission line across the parkway. Crane trucks will be on both sides of the road, as well as traffic control workers. This work is part of a big weekend project to upgrade the […]

  • LI Clements House Fire

    Fire destroys abandoned Limestone County home

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews from three volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire in Limestone County. Firefighters arrived at the abandoned home on Beachwood Road in the Clements area around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames.  We’re told the home has been abandoned for years. Crews had to shuttle water to the home to extinguish the flames.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    Police: Woman shot during burglary of Huntsville home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville woman is recovering after being shot overnight. Police say Shanita Long went outside to check on her barking dogs when she saw a man running from a neighbor’s house with items in his hands. The neighbor’s home is on the 3500 block of Oleander Road.  Huntsville police responded to a burglary call at that address around 10:30 p.m. Officers found the front door kicked in and a large flat-screen television in the doorway. Police […]

  • Let the Debate Begin: Committee releases first College Football Playoff rankings

    (WHNT) – This team is too high. That team is too low. This team was left off altogether.  You will likely hear a little bit of everything after the College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its first set of rankings tonight at 6:30 p.m. The committee ranked the top 25 college football teams in the country. Committee members will continue to do so every Tuesday leading up to Selection Sunday on December 7.  That’s when the committee will determine the […]

  • Police on the scene of a burglary at Verizon Wireless on South Memorial Parkway at Redstone Road in Huntsville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Three businesses burglarized overnight in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Three businesses were burglarized within a matter of hours Friday morning in what’s believed to be a well-organized operation. The first alarm sounded around 3:00 a.m. at Verizon Wireless on South Memorial Parkway and Redstone Road. Police arrived at the scene within a matter of minutes to find the front door had been smashed. Police brought in a K-9 team to search the building.  Investigators notified the manager once the building was cleared. It happened again about […]

  • Joshua Lynn Balentine (Photo: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: Man makes confession in Lauderdale County murder

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – According to sheriff’s investigators, a Lauderdale County man has confessed to the April 2014 murder of a crippled man inside his Anderson mobile home. Earlier this week, deputies were called to the Alcorn County Jail because an inmate there needed to get something off his chest. No stone has gone unturned in the murder case of 62-year-old Royce Varnell, who was found beaten to death on April 7th inside his county road 511 mobile home. Chief […]

  • James Clemens High School  (Photo By: WHNT News 19)

    Traffic Alert: James Clemens High School Homecoming Parade

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Homecoming celebrations are set to take place for the Jets of James Clemens High School. The school’s homecoming parade is set to roll today through the streets of Madison. The parade could cause traffic delays along Hughes Road. Click here for a map of the parade route. Parade participants will gather at 4:00 p.m. at Skate Park Drive.  The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The parade will end at Madison City Schools Stadium. Madison police […]

  • UPDATE: Madison Co. Sheriff’s office finds remains of woman reported missing in 2011, makes arrest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has found the remains of a woman reported missing in 2011, and they’ve also made an arrest. Investigators announced Tuesday they have found the remains of Mary Carrithers, and charged her husband, Charles Carrithers, with murder.  He is being held on a $750,000 bond. Sgt. Brian Chaffin said Mary Carrithers’ remains were found recently in a wooded area off Highway 231 in Morgan County. “In the recent weeks, we came […]

  • LI Deadly Train Accident

    Deadly train accident under investigation in Limestone County

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A homeless man apparently jumped to his death last night from a moving freight train. It happened as the train was making its way across Limestone County. Peter Weller’s body was found on the tracks nears Mooresville. He was just 29. Sheriff’s investigators say Weller boarded the train in Decatur Thursday night with two other people. A short time later, one of them made a frantic call to 911 saying Weller had jumped. But it was […]

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    Firefighters respond to house fire at Madison County home

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Something left on the stove is believed to be the cause of a fire at a Madison County home. Volunteer firefighters responded to the fire on 1600 block of Old Railroad Bed Road around 6:45 a.m. Fire crews went inside to find the kitchen engulfed in flames.  Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire. No one was home at the time. The kitchen sustained heavy fire damage.  The rest of the home sustained smoke […]

  • HV Apartment Fire

    Firefighters respond to late-night apartment fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is without a place to call home after a late-night apartment fire. The fire happened at the Madison Garden Apartments on Old Madison Pike in Huntsville. A portion of that road had to be closed for a couple of hours.  However, it is now back open. Neighbors called 911 around 11:00 p.m. Monday after they saw smoke and flames coming from one of the apartments in the main building. Huntsville firefighters responded within minutes […]

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    Saturday mornings no more: Cartoons bid fond farewell to decades old programming slot

    (WHNT) – A fixture of Saturday morning television is now no more. For the first time since the 1960s, cartoons will be nowhere to be found on broadcast network television. The CW became the last broadcast network to pull the plug on what was a Saturday morning tradition for millions of children and a source of nostalgia for adults. The network made the programming change on September 27. Parents no doubt have fond childhood memories of waking up Saturday to […]

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