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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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Reggie Ragland out for the season; former Crimson Tide star suffers torn ACL

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Reggie Ragland will miss the entire 2016 NFL season in order to undergo surgery after suffering a torn ACL. The Buffalo Bills made the announcement on Wednesday morning. The Bills drafted the former Alabama Crimson Tide standout in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft. Ragland injured his left knee during practice on Friday. Bills head coach Rex Ryan is expected to talk about Ragland’s injury during a news conference at 12 p.m.

  • Crews on the scene of an overturned 18 wheeler in the area of North Memorial Parkway and University Drive. (Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Update: Parkway & University back open to traffic following 18 wheeler wreck

      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The area of Memorial Parkway and University Drive is back open to traffic after a wreck involving an 18 wheeler. Crews were able to clear the 18 wheeler from the scene after it had overturned during morning rush hour and began leaking oil and diesel. The northbound exit from Memorial Parkway to University Drive had been closed due to this wreck. Interstate 565 was also shutdown both east and westbound to traffic seeking to head north […]

  • Man shot while walking down the street

    Decatur, Ala. — A man is expected to recover after being shot while walking down a street. Police got the call just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night. 19-year-old Jeffery Williams says he was walking down the 1200 block of 2nd Street Southwest when a vehicle pulled up alongside him.  He says someone inside that vehicle shot him in the ankle. Williams was taken to Huntsville Hospital.  He is expected to be OK. So far no arrests have been made.

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    150 available jobs ready to be filled at Huntsville job fair

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — More than 100 job openings, on-the-spot interviews, and the chance to start work immediately. It’s all part of a job fair set to take place Tuesday in Huntsville. Available positions include manufacturing and warehouse workers. AFEEA Staffing of Madison is holding the job fair from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Huntsville location, 305 Seminole Drive near the intersection of Governors Drive. No experience is required.

  • Huntsville police on the scene of a wreck on Memorial Parkway near Winchester Road (Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: NB lanes of Memorial Parkway at Winchester Road now back open after wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police have reopened the northbound lanes of Memorial Parkway south of Winchester road. This after being shut down to clean up after a wreck for more than an hour. The rollover wreck left a lot of debris in the area that had to be cleaned up.   WHNT News 19’s Jeff Gray has been tweeting updates. UPDATE: Hsv wreck N pkwy just South of Winchester Rd rollover a LOT of debris across NB lanes to include […]

  • Jonathan Scott (Photo: Huntsville Police Department)

    Huntsville Police say 1 charged with manslaughter after 16-year-old killed in shooting on 10th Avenue

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A 16-year-old is dead after a shooting in Huntsville Tuesday morning. Sixteen-year-old Mustafa Bearfield was killed in a shooting near the intersection of 4th Street & 10th Avenue just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. This is between Governors Drive and Bob Wallace Avenue on the west side of Memorial Parkway. Police say the suspect, Jonathan Scott, 50, is in custody and charged with manslaughter. Huntsville Police said the shooting wasn’t a random act and there is no reason […]