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  • HV New Record Low

    Valleywx.com: 100-year-old records broken in Huntsville & the Shoals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The temperature in the Rocket City has dropped to a new record low for this date. The temperature at Huntsville International Airport dropped to 59 degrees as of 3:00 a.m. The temperature dipped further to 57 degrees at 5:00 a.m. The previous record for the date was 60 degrees set back in 1914. This marks the fourth time this month we have seen temperatures in Huntsville below 60 degrees. The Shoals also broke a 100-year-old record […]

  • A fire burns at a house near the intersection of Cedar Hill Road and Mims Street in Ardmore. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Homeowner credits dogs for saving his life following house fire

    ARDMORE, Ala. (WHNT) – A homeowner says his dogs saved his life after his home caught fire. Now he fears those dogs did not make it out of that fire alive. Crews responded around 2:30 a.m. to the home near the intersection of Cedar Hill Road and Mims Street. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. The homeowner says he woke up to his dogs barking then looked downstairs and saw his home on fire. He jumped out […]

  • Heavy smoke from a fire at a home on Lawrence County Road 225. (Photo by: William Szczepanski/WHNT News 19)

    Fire causes heavy damage to Lawrence County Home

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)-  Crews from four fire departments responded to a fire in the Chalybeate area. The fire happened around 2:30 a.m. at a home on County Road 225. A family of five lived inside the home. No one was injured. However, the home sustained heavy damage. The home’s metal roof is making it difficult for firefighters to put out the flames.

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    Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Limestone county authorities are looking in to a fire that destroyed a mobile home. The fire happened on Looney Road south of Black Road just east of Athens. Firefighters from Piney Chapel and Oak Grove Thatch responded to the mobile home fire just before 1:00 a.m. They arrived to find the mobile home had burned to the ground. The home had been used for storage. There was no power running to the trailer. Firefighters worked […]

  • David Jacobs Barrow (Photo: Madison County Jail)

    Guntersville soccer coach posts bail after most recent arrest; faces new warrant and more charges

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT ) – UPDATE: Former Guntersville Volunteer soccer coach David Barrow posted bail late Thursday afternoon. Barrow is now expected to be transferred to the Marshall County Jail where he will be held on a $1,000,000 bond. Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall says Barrow faces a new set of charges. Marshall says the new warrant against David Barrow includes 24 counts of production of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of aggravated […]

  • A stabbing victim showed up at a Texaco station on Bob Wallace Avenue in Huntsville with a stab wound to the neck. (Photo by: Jeff Gray /WHNT News 19)

    Man shows up at gas station with stab wound to the neck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are looking for the person responsible for stabbing a man in the neck. The victim showed up at a Texaco station on Bob Wallace Avenue and Jordan Lane around 5:30 a.m. Paramedics rushed the victim to Huntsville Hospital with serious injuries. The victim says a man attacked him. It’s unclear if the stabbing happened at this location or somewhere else. Police searched an area of about half a block surrounding the Texaco station. So far, […]

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    Birmingham ready to welcome DNC group in hopes of landing 2016 convention

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – The city of Birmingham is hoping to impress a group representing the Democratic National Committee. The group will arrive in Birmingham today for a two-day visit. The goal is to determine whether Alabama’s largest city is equipped to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. A number of meetings and special events are planned during the visit. The mayor’s office is heading up the city’s effort to secure the big event. Cleveland, New York, Phoenix and Philadelphia […]

  • HV Meridian Street Wreck

    Driver suffers life-threatening injuries in late-night wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The driver of an SUV suffered life-threatening injuries after a vehicle he was in ended up at the bottom of an embankment. The wreck happened just after 11:00 p.m. on Meridian Street just east of Memorial Parkway. Investigators say the driver lost control then rolled his SUV several times down an embankment. Huntsville Police say the driver was not wearing his seat belt and was thrown from the SUV. Paramedics rushed the man to Huntsville Hospital […]

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    Deputies: Driver of an SUV crashes into a pond after argument

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An argument ended with an SUV in the water and a search for one of the vehicle’s two occupants. Emergency crews responded to the dead end of Huntsmen Lane in Harvest around 11:00 p.m. Sunday after a report of an SUV going in to a pond. Deputies say the driver and passenger of the SUV were arguing when the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up in a pond. The driver managed to […]

  • Firefighters respond to a fire at the Chasewood Village Aapartments on Drake Avenue. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Overnight fire forces evacuations at Huntsville apartment complex

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A fire at a Huntsville apartment complex forced 12 people from their homes. Fire alarms started going off just after midnight at the Chasewood Village Apartments on Drake Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find the back side balconies of building 3640 on fire. Crews were able to put the fire out in about 30 minutes. However, they called for backup just in case. We are told the fire started on a wall next to a balcony then […]

  • HV Mastin Lake Road Wreck

    Police suspect alcohol a factor after a driver hits a utility pole

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An area of Mastin Lake Road is back open after an overnight wreck that took out a utility pole. First responders arrived at the intersection of Mastin Lake Road and Shay Circle just before 1:00 a.m. after the driver of a small car crashed into the pole. Police say the driver suffered minor injuries and alcohol was more than likely a factor. Huntsville utility crews worked through the early morning hours to replace the pole and […]

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    Science & Engineering Services adding 450 jobs in Huntsville

    (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley announced another economic development for the state on Tuesday.  This time, it impacts the Tennessee Valley. Science and Engineering Services, LLC, or SES, will be adding 450 jobs in Huntsville. It’s part of a $70 million expansion of it’s manufacturing operations.  The jobs will be added over a five-year period. The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show Tuesday after a meeting with Governor Robert Bentley, SES company officials, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, […]

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