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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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  • HV Oakwood Fatal Wreck

    Man killed in wreck near Oakwood University

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say a man died in a wreck Friday morning near the entrance to Oakwood University. Officers responded around 4:00 a.m.  Donald Peoples, 34, was driving west on Adventist Boulevard when he left the road and hit a light pole at the entrance to Oakwood. Peoples died on the scene. No one else was in the vehicle.

  • DK 18 Wheeler

    Cars spill into ditch after 18 wheeler overturns near Fort Payne

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An early-morning wreck has shut down part of Interstate 59 in DeKalb County. It happened around 12:30 a.m. just south of Fort Payne. A total of 10 vehicles were involved. The driver of an 18 wheeler carrying cars says he lost control after he swerved to miss a deer. I-59 is down to one lane southbound in the area two miles south of Fort Payne. The wreck sent the 18 wheeler’s vehicular cargo down into […]

  • JK Stolen Van Arrest

    Man behind bars; charged with DUI in stolen delivery van case

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –  We now know details on the charges against a man accused of stealing a delivery van. David Wesley Carter is charged with DUI, attempting to elude and receiving stolen property. Authorities booked Carter into the Madison County Detention Facility just after 12:30 a.m.Thursday. WHNT News 19 was there when deputies arrested Carter late Wednesday night on Highway 72 in Jackson County south of Woodville. Carter is accused of stealing an Edible Arrangements delivery van in […]

  • MO 18 wheeler

    UPDATE: Southbound lanes of I-65 back open near Priceville

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Both southbound lanes of Interstate 65 are back open after an 18 wheeler overturned in Morgan County early Tuesday morning. The wreck happened around 4:15 a.m. at mile marker 331 just south of Priceville. The 18-wheeler contained 25,000 pounds of office supplies which had to be unloaded by hand. The top of the 18-wheeler’s trailer sustained heavy damage. While the interstate was closed, drivers heading southbound had to exit at Priceville, then travel on Point […]

  • Monday Radar 520 AM

    Live Blog: Monday Morning Storms

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Another round of storms is making its way across the Tennessee Valley. These storms are not expected to be severe.  However, they could bring heavy rain and a lot of lightning. Wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour are also possible along with small hail. Meteorologist Ben Smith is posting constant updates to our live blog on valleywx.com.    

  • Wind damage in Decatur (Photo: William Szczepanski/WHNT News 19)

    Thursday’s Storms Bring Strong Winds, Power Outages & Damage (Pictures)

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Strong storms moved across the Tennessee Valley Thursday morning and evening, bringing powerful winds. It crossed Huntsville at rush hour, delaying traffic for hours in some places.  Several neighborhoods have significant damage from the strong wind event from Lauderdale County all the way to DeKalb County (see further details below.) Power Outages: Huntsville Utilities crews are still working to restore power, and have been working since the storms hit early Thursday evening.  At the height of the event, […]

  • HV Structure Fire

    Update: Pratt Avenue Back Open After Fire at Abandoned Home

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A portion of Pratt Avenue is closed due to a fire at an abandoned home in Huntsville. A Huntsville police officer noticed smoke coming form behind the Flooring America building around 4:45 a.m. Huntsville firefighters responded to find flames coming from an abandoned home. Firefighters were able to contain the fire in about 15 minutes.  They are working to put out hot spots. Pratt Avenue is closed between Church and Washington Streets. WHNT News 19’s Jeff […]

  • HV Holiday Drive Fire

    Woman Escapes Early-Morning House Fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A woman is being treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Huntsville. Neighbors reported the fire just before 6:00 a.m. at a home on 2700 block of Holiday Drive and Gesman Place. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames come from the roof of the home. There was also initial concern the homeowner was trapped inside. Crews eventually found the homeowner outside suffering from smoke inhalation. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames in […]

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    Huntsville Seeking Development Ideas for Holiday Inn Property

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville city leaders are open to ideas for developing the old Holiday Inn Select property across from Big Spring Park. City leaders have issued a “Request for Proposal” with the idea of constructing a mixed-use development for the more than six-acre stretch of land. “We are pleased to offer this exceptional property to the marketplace,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “Developers from across the region are showing an increased interest in our downtown. We have built in […]

  • DC Business Fire

    Fire at Decatur Business Believed to be Suspicious

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A fire at a business in Decatur is believed to be suspicious. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the “Highway 67 Used Furniture, Appliances and Antiques” store just after 2:30 a.m. Firefighters responded to the store at the intersection of Highway 67 and River Road. Crews were able to put the fire out quickly. It’s believed furniture in the back of the store caught fire. The reason for the fire is unknown. No one was inside […]

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    Flat-Screens Televisions, Beds & Sofas: Holiday Inn Says Everything Must Go!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Garage sales are somewhat of a weekend tradition. It’s a chance to get a good deal on items someone is looking to unload but can still serve a purpose for others. It just so happens that in this case, the seller is not a neighbor but a one of the biggest names in the hospitality industry. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Huntsville is getting ready for what’s being called a giant garage sale. Name […]

  • LI House Fire

    Athens Family Suffers Loss of Home & Pet Due to Fire

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a heart-breaking morning for one Limestone County Family. They are dealing with the loss of their home to an overnight fire. The call came in just after 11 last night. Athens firefighters responded to the 500 block of Beaty Street just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the front of the home. The fire also gutted the inside of the home. The homeowners say they lost power after the April […]