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    No injuries in Limestone County school bus wreck

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Students on their way to school had to be placed on another school bus after a wreck Thursday morning involving their original bus. A spokesperson says bus 100-01 was struck around 7:00 a.m. during its Owens Elementary School bus route. Seven students were on the bus.  No students or adults were injured in the wreck.  The students were taken to school on another bus.

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    Florida cloud picture called an act of God

    CAPE CORAL, Fla. – An image in the Florida sky has become an example of faith for many people. Huffington Post blogger Fiona Finn captured the picture in the skies of Cape Coral just south of Tampa. Some people are calling it an act of God saying it resembles an angel holding a trumpet. Others, speaking from a meteorological perspective, say it is a common cloud formation for the area.

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    Publix employee’s act of kindness goes viral

    ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – An employee at a Florida Publix is being recognized for an act of kindness. Clerk Gage Boucher says an elderly customer asked for help tying his shoe. Boucher obliged.  Customer Keith Kiel was so moved by the gracious act, he snapped a photo capturing the moment. The picture has received more than 200,000 likes on Facebook.  

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    Valley Votes: Weather to cooperate for municipal elections

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. for municipal elections in Huntsville and Scottsboro. WHNT News 19’Ben Smith says the weather should not provide any problems for voters heading to the polls in either city. Seats on the city council and school boards are up for grabs in both Huntsville and Scottsboro. Click here for information on those races and where you can find your polling place.  

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    Man seriously hurt in wreck in southern Lawrence County

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man was seriously hurt in a wreck Monday on County Road 200 in the Speake community of southern Lawrence County. The wreck happened about 8 a.m.  State Troopers say a driver was headed north on County Road 200, then came over a hill and lost control.  The vehicle went off the left side of the road, knocking down a telephone pole and two trees.  The vehicle then slid down an embankment and caught on […]

  • A police chase ends with a wreck in the Old Madison Pike construction zone. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Police chase ends with wreck at Old Madison Pike construction site

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A trip to the hospital and perhaps even a jail cell for a driver involved in a police chase. A wrong turn combined with a major road project helped bring the chase to an end early Monday morning. Huntsville police say 28-year-old Chaunce Martel Williams drove off after officers tried to stop him around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night at Highway 53 and Dan Tibbs Road. Police and Madison County sheriff’s deputies chased Williams through rural roads […]

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    UPDATE: Verizon Wireless service restored in Fort Payne area

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Verizon Wireless spokesperson confirms to WHNT News 19 that service was fully restored in the Fort Payne area early Friday morning, after a significant outage. The service disruption impacted customers Thursday and into the very early morning hours Friday all throughout the Sand Mountain area. WHNT News 19 took action and contacted Verizon Wireless to find out what was happening. Kate Jay, Verizon Wireless Public Relations Manager for the Georgia/Alabama Region, said the problem […]

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    Helicopter pilot performs acrobatics in the air

    (WHNT) – Some people will call it amazing, others will likely ask for an air sickness bag after watching this video. Either way, you should still take a few moments to watch pilot Chuck Aaron show off his skills. Aaron’s biography on his website states he: “…is the first, and only, civilian pilot ever to be licensed to perform helicopter aerobatics in the United States.” Check out the video showing one of Aaron’s amazing performances. However, if the thought of dangerous […]

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    Grant man seriously hurt in wreck involving tractor-trailer, pickup truck on Hwy. 72 East

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a wreck involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck on Highway 72 east, near Gurley. The wreck happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes and caused traffic delays for drivers. Authorities say the driver of the pickup truck ran into the back of an 18-wheeler. First responders had to cut off both the doors and roof of the truck to get the man out of the pickup […]

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    Hostage situation in suburban Chicago Home; four people being held

    (CNN) — Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday . Authorities got their first indication of trouble in the form of a 911 call about a robbery around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday (3:40 p.m. ET), said Harvey, Illinois, police spokesman Sean Howard. Two officers responding to that call were injured by gunfire. Sometime afterward, the suspects entered a home and took the hostages, according to […]

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    Firefighters & police respond to house fire in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police have blocked of Holmes Avenue between White and Dement Streets as firefighters work to extinguish a house fire. Firefighters responded to the 700 block of Holmes Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Fire crews reported flames coming from the home when they arrived. They were able to extinguish the fire in about 15 minutes. The cause of the fire is not known at this time. However, there were several lightning strikes in the area around the […]

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    UPDATE: Colbert County woman found in Mississippi, safe

    COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May says a missing woman has been found in Prentiss County, Mississippi. Kathy Dawson, 51, is disoriented but in good condition.  Her family has been notified.  Dawson was found Friday afternoon in her car on the side of the road near Booneville by Mississippi State Troopers.  Her car had run out of gas. Prior to this, Dawson had not been seen since August 4.


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