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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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    Firefighters respond to late-night apartment fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is without a place to call home after a late-night apartment fire. The fire happened at the Madison Garden Apartments on Old Madison Pike in Huntsville. A portion of that road had to be closed for a couple of hours.  However, it is now back open. Neighbors called 911 around 11:00 p.m. Monday after they saw smoke and flames coming from one of the apartments in the main building. Huntsville firefighters responded within minutes […]

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    Saturday mornings no more: Cartoons bid fond farewell to decades old programming slot

    (WHNT) – A fixture of Saturday morning television is now no more. For the first time since the 1960s, cartoons will be nowhere to be found on broadcast network television. The CW became the last broadcast network to pull the plug on what was a Saturday morning tradition for millions of children and a source of nostalgia for adults. The network made the programming change on September 27. Parents no doubt have fond childhood memories of waking up Saturday to […]

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    Severe weather concerns prompt cancellation of Firefighters Association Parade

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, (WHNT) – The Lauderdale County Volunteer Firefighters Association has cancelled their “Night of Fire” parade. The event had been scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in downtown Florence. Organizers have canceled the parade due to weather concerns. The annual parade is part of Fire Prevention Awareness Week. WHNT News 19 meteorologist Ben Smith has a detailed blog post about the severe weather threat in the Tennessee Valley.  

  • Marina damage in western Colbert County. The marina is off Riverton Rose Trail about 10 miles from Highway 72.

    Scattered damage in Shoals, Madison & Marshall counties from overnight storms (photos)

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – Many of you awoke to overnight storms which left damage scattered throughout different cities.  No injuries were reported, thankfully. The National Weather Service in Huntsville issued a tornado warning at 2:58 a.m. Friday morning for Limestone County and Madison County.  The warning lasted for 25 minutes before it was canceled. We’ve listed various damage reports below.  If you have a picture of storm damage, please email it to photo@whnt.com.  You can also add it straight to this gallery […]

  • Jana Lynn Cowan, left, and Kyndell Brooke East, right (Photos: Alabama Department of Public Safety)

    Update: Chilton County teens reported missing found in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (WHNT) – Two Chilton County girls reported missing earlier this week have been found. Our news partner AL.com reports 14-year-olds Kyndell Brooke East and Jana Lynn Cowan walked into Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham around 3:00 a.m. to use the phone. Nurses recognized the girls and called police. The girls were last seen together in south Clanton on September 28.

  • MO Meth Lab Arrests

    Deputies find meth-making materials at hotel; two people arrested

    PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Deputies in Morgan County arrested two people on meth-related charges. The arrests come after law enforcement authorities say they found materials used in a meth lab at a Days Inn in Priceville. Police responded to the hotel just after midnight to check on a guest. Officers smelled a meth lab coming from the guest’s room. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and drug task force were then called to the scene. Law enforcement authorities say they found […]

  • Dale Strong delivers State of the County Address in Madison Co.

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong provided an update on Madison County business Monday during his State of the County Address. This was Strong’s second time delivering the address. He said that in 2014, Madison County is in an even better place than the year before. Part of that lies with continued development, he said, citing company expansions and re-locations (like GE and Remington) as well as supermarkets moving in. “Look at the Walmart Markets, the Walmart […]

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    Jimmy John’s announces data hack, some Alabama shops impacted

    (WHNT) – Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is the latest business to confirm its customers’ credit and debit card information may have been compromised. Jimmy John’s posted a statement about the apparent data breach on its website. The statement says that the incident only affects customers who used credit or debit cards in-store, information entered online went unaffected. “If you’re going to use credit cards or debit cards, you can’t guarantee you won’t be a victim of identity theft,” said Michele […]

  • Authorities are searching for the driver of a log truck they say struck and killed a pedestrian on Highway 20 in Lauderdale County.

    UPDATE: Woman struck and killed in the Shoals, driver leaves

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The investigation continues to develop into the death of an elderly woman who was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in Lauderdale County. According to law enforcement, the driver of the vehicle who struck the woman didn’t stick around. They say the driver kept going, and may not even be aware someone was killed. Authorities said the woman was killed while trying to cross Alabama Highway 20 North, three miles from the Tennessee state line, […]

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    Early-morning chase involving sheriff’s deputies & police ends; one person in custody

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is in custody following a chase that involved Madison County sheriff’s deputies and Huntsville police officers. We’re told it started when deputies tried to pull over a driver around 5:00 a.m. on Highway 431 in the Big Cove community. The driver apparently didn’t stop and continued over Monte Sano where Huntsville police officers joined the chase. We’re told the driver eventually pulled over at Governors Drive and California Street and was taken into custody.

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    Getting Results: Donations top 50,000 for “The Great Diaper Drive”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19, along with help from our friends at Rocketcitymom.com, got results for babies in need across the Tennessee Valley. The numbers are in and we are proud to report Tennessee Valley residents donated more than 50,000 diapers and wipes to “The Great Diaper Drive.” The final total is 51,538 — 37,005 diapers and 14,533 wipes. That’s incredible! Thank you to everyone who donated and to all of our community partners for helping to make […]

  • Photos: Blitz Day for “The Great Diaper Drive”

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 and RocketCityMom.com are taking action to help Tennessee Valley babies in need. It’s called “The Great Diaper Drive.”  Today we are wrapping up this year’s event with our blitz drive. WHNT News 19’s Michelle Stark will be at Walmart at 6140A University Drive until 6:30 p.m.  Feel free to stop by and drop off your donations of diapers and wipes. Click here for a list of diaper donation locations and more information about “The […]


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