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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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    Crews respond to early-morning house fire in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews with Toney Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at a residence on Cove Crest Drive. It happened just after 2 a.m.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames in about 10 minutes. No one was inside the home at the time.  One bedroom sustained heavy damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

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    Programming changes due to NCAA Tournament coverage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – We want to give you a heads up about programming changes due to coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. These changes will impact programming on March 19 & March 20. 11 a.m. – NCAA Tournament coverage begins on WHNT *WHNT News 19 at Noon will be preempted.  CBS soap operas will not air — so you won’t miss any storylines.  They will pick up on Monday. 5:30 p.m. – WHNT News 19 at 6pm (WHNT) 5:30 […]

  • Rain Potential March 19

    Valleywx.com: Increased chance for rain over the next few days

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The next couple of days brings an increased chance for rain in the Tennessee Valley. The chance for rain stands at 70% for Thursday and 40% for Friday before drier weather takes over Saturday. The chance for rain returns Sunday.  However, the heaviest rain is expected to stay to our south.  

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    SWAT team present in Huntsville neighborhood

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Authorities arrested a man on drug related charges this morning. 58-year-old Maurice Hampton is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine. Madison County Sheriffs deputies, along with Huntsville police and SWAT deployed to a home on Mt. Vernon Road. Authorities served a warrant just 6:00 a.m. Officers say Hampton was already on probation.

  • Spring Freeze

    Valleywx.com: Ready for the final freeze before spring

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Many people are coming down with a case of spring fever.  However, there is an outside chance of a late season freeze. Meteorologist Jake Reed has compiled a list of when areas across the Tennessee Valley experience the last freeze on average.  

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    Man suffers life-threatening injuries after late-night shooting in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A search is underway for the person responsible for a late-shooting in Huntsville that left one man with life-threatening injuries. Police responded to the 600 block of Eastbrook Drive just after 10 p.m.  Officers arrived to find a 20-year-old man inside the home with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics rushed the man to Huntsville Hospital. Witnesses say a man broke into the home and then several shots were fired.  We’re told one of those bullets struck […]

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    Valleywx.com: A little more rain before the Tennessee Valley dries out over the weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – There is good news and bad news when it comes to the weather where you live in the Tennessee Valley over the next few days. The bad news, there is more rain in the forecast.  The good news, it is only expected to last a couple more days. Meteorologist Ben Smith says we could see another one to two inches before things dry out over the weekend.

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    Deputies investigate attempted burglary at Hazel Green Pharmacy

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Deputies say someone tried to break into the Hazel Green Pharmacy this morning. The buildings alarm system sounded after investigators say the person forced the door open at the pharmacy on Highway 231-431. Deputies say the alarm scared the would-be burglar away.  It is not known if anything was taken.  Authorities are planning to review surveillance video as part of the investigation.

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    Firefighters respond to early-morning house fire in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews are working to put out hot spots this morning after a house fire in Decatur. Firefighters responded to the fire at a home on the 1200 block of Castleman Avenue around 3:30 a.m.  We’re told a passing ambulance crew saw the fire and alerted authorities. We also understand two people live in the home.  However, no one was inside at the time. The fire is believed to have started in the garage.  The flames melted […]

  • Rain potential week of March 9

    Valleywx: Soggy pattern continues

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Expect more rain to fall across the Tennessee Valley. We are in the range of four to five inches of rain estimated through Saturday. The good news is neither flash flooding, nor severe weather is expected with this storm system.

  • Rain Potential March 9

    Valleywx: Get ready for the rain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – We have experienced snow and ice, now it seems as if rain is will be taking center stage in the Tennessee Valley. Some areas could receive more than three inches of rain this week. The chance for rain will grow from here as several disturbances move across the Tennessee Valley. The chance of rain through Friday is at least 60% every day.

  • Thursday AM Winter Storm Warning

    Live Blog: Threat of ice accumulation in the Tennessee Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Tennessee Valley. Showers continue to fall early Thursday morning and move east as temperatures drop below freezing.   A mixed bag of sleet and freezing rain is expected through about the middle of the day. We’ll be keeping an eye out for slick roads and reports of ice on power-lines.

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