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  • Crews on the scene of an apartment fire on Hundley Drive in Huntsville (photo by: Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: Police release names of burn victims

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Four units responded to a fire in an apartment on 800 Hundley Drive.  Investigators have told us that there four people were injured throughout the course of the fire. Authorities say the fire spread to the adjacent apartment where two juveniles, age 10 and 15, and one adult were in residence. Both of the juveniles were flown to UAB Children’s Hospital and are in the burn unit, one of them is in critical condition. They have been identified […]

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    Happening Today: Governor Bentley to make announcement on gaming

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – An announcement regarding gaming in Alabama is set for Monday afternoon. Governor Robert Bentley’s office says the announcement will be made at 1 p.m. at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. Check back with WHNT News 19 for updates on this story once the governor makes his announcement.

  • Raceway on Highway 53 and Nick Fitcheard Road in Madison County, (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Authorities investigate overnight armed robbery

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities are searching for the person responsible for robbing a Huntsville gas station. The clerk at the Raceway on Highway 53 and Nick Fitcheard Road called 911 around 2:15 a.m. to report he had been robbed. Madison County deputies and Huntsville police officers responded.  Investigators are checking surveillance video in hopes of indentifyng the person responsible. The clerk says a man wearing a striped shirt, black pants and brown shoes walked into the store and held […]

  • (Left to Right: Gen. Dennis Via & Lt. Gen Gustave F. Perna / photos provided by: US Army)

    Army Materiel Command prepares for change in leadership

    REDSTONE ARSENAL. Ala. — A U.S. Army soldier with a long and distinguished military career is moving one step closer to retirement. Retiring General Dennis Via has served as commander of the Army Materiel Command since August of 2012.  He will relinquish that command on Friday to Lieutenant General Gustave F. Perna during a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Redstone Arsenal. General Via is one of only eight four-star African-American generals in U.S. Army history.  He’s also the first signal […]

  • Dimari Thomas, left, and Kristopher Williams, right are charged with robbery. (Photos: Huntsville Police Department)

    UPDATE: 2 charged in robbery of Kangaroo gas station on Jordan Lane

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police have arrested two people in connection with a robbery at the Kangaroo gas station on Jordan Lane. It happened around 9 p.m. on Thursday.  Two men, 22-year-old Dimari Thomas and 24-year-old Kristopher Williams, are charged with robbery.  Both men are being held in the Madison County Jail. Police say the men wore masks and robbed the store at gunpoint before running away.  Witnesses saw the two men get in a car in the area of Jack […]

  • Birmingham police responded to a deadly shooting Sunday night.

    One person killed, five others injured in weekend shooting in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM — One person is dead and five others injured following a shooting Sunday night in Birmingham. Our news partner AL.com reports the shooting happened at 8:15 p.m. in the 6400 block of Georgia Road in the Gate City public housing community just about an hour after a peace rally ended at Lewis Park. A Birmingham police spokesman says all six shooting victims were innocent bystanders. Police did not have any further information regarding the identity of the victims. A […]

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    Old Railroad Bed Road to be closed for repairs

    MADISON COUNTY — A heads up if your morning commute involves Old Railroad Bed Road in Madison County. The road is set to be closed starting at 8:30 a.m. between Baites and Dan Crutcher Road. The road will remain closed until 4 p.m. Crews will repair a cross drain during this time. Drivers are encouraged to take an alternate route.

  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01:  The soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is seen September 1, 2016 in Washingotn, DC. The museum was established by Act of Congress in 2003. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. A dedication ceremony will be held to mark the grand opening of the museum on September 24.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    An exclusive first look at the Smithsonian’s new African American museum

    WASHINGTON, DC — The Smithsonian Institution will mark the grand opening of its latest museum later this month. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on September 24. “CBS This Morning” will broadcast live from the museum on Monday, September 12 to provide an exclusive first look at the museum billed as the “only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.” AHEAD ON @CBSThisMorning: A special broadcast LIVE from […]

  • Jonathan Gladney & Davieon Cotez Williams (Photos Courtesy: Elmore Correctional Facility)

    Fatal stabbing leads to lockdown at Alabama prison

    ELMORE, Ala – The Elmore Correctional Facility is on lockdown after an inmate was stabbed to death on Tuesday. Prison officials say 41-year-old Jonathan Gladney is suspected in the fatal stabbing of fellow inmate, 24-year-old Davieon Cotez Williams.  Officials say the two inmates got in to a fight Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. that lead to the stabbing.  The prison doctor pronounced Williams dead just before 5 p.m. Gladney was serving a life sentence for a 2006 manslaughter conviction in Barbour […]

  • Christopher L. Minor (Photo: Madison County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: Madison County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in late-night arson case

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. -Madison County Deputies say they have arrested the man responsible for starting a mobile home fire on Manly Road. The fire started around  8:00 Thursday night, deputies arrived around 10:30. The deputies say they developed Christopher Lumark Minor as a suspect, then made contact with him near the intersection of Borderline Road and Greenville Pike. Deputies arrested Minor and charged him with 2nd degree arson and probation violation/revocation. Minor is currently being held without bond at the Madison […]

  • Lottery Winnings

    House lawmakers pass Alabama lottery bill

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The prospect of a statewide lottery in Alabama is still alive. Mike Cason of our news partner AL.com reports the House of Representatives passed the lottery bill 64-35 during a late night vote on Thursday in Montgomery. Lottery bill passes 64-35. #alpolitics — Mike Cason (@MikeCasonAL) August 26, 2016 The measure required 63 votes to pass. House lawmakers had been debating the lottery bill for several hours on Thursday. The House voted 61-37, two votes short of the […]

  • Police on the scene of a shooting at Motel 6 in Madison. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Late-night shooting under investigation in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Police are investigating a late-night shooting in Madison. Police sent an alert just after 1 a.m. about the shooting that happened at Motel 6 on Madison Boulevard. Authorities say one person suffered a gunshot wound to the leg inside room 212. Officers are searching for three people, possibly armed, believed to be involved in the shooting who drove off in a newer model gray Dodge Charger. Police are on the scene at this time collecting evidence as […]