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    UPDATE: Cotton Row Run starts an hour late after large tree falls in 10K route

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The start of the 36th annual Cotton Row Run was delayed for more than an hour while crews cleared a large fallen tree from the route. The downed tree was located at the intersection of Toll Gate Road and Mountainwood Drive, at the top of “The Hill.” The race had been set to begin at 7 a.m.  The original delay was 10 minutes.  However, the 10K race didn’t start until just after 8:06 a.m.  The 5K race […]

  • Fire at Wilson Lumber in Huntsville. (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

    Wilson Lumber remains open despite early-morning fire Thursday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -The early-morning fire severely damaged the stock at Wilson Lumber, located on the corner of Meridian Street & Winchester Road. But the building was untouched, so the business is open to customers. Firefighters managed to put the flames out after responding to a fire call received around 4:45 a.m. A passerby called 911. We’re told the flames originated in an old maintenance building.  Pallets of wood stacked around the building also caught fire making the job of […]

  • A look at traffic getting onto Interstate 565 from Interstate 65.

    Update: Traffic flowing again after wreck on Interstate 565

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is moving once again after a wreck on Interstate 565. A wreck in the area of Mooresville Road apparently caused a significant slowdown in traffic during the morning commute. Our crew on the scene traveled along Interstate 565 from County Line Road in Madison to Decatur and report traffic is flowing smoothly once again.  

  • Police chase through Madison and Limestone Counties

    Two people arrested after police chase that covered two counties

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police set up shop on Moores Mill Road near Highway 72 for a safety checkpoint. Most drivers made it through Wednesday night’s checkpoint with no problems.  However, police arrested six people on charges ranging from DUI to drugs.  Police say one of the drivers arrested was in possession of crack cocaine.  Officers also wrote 113 tickets. The checkpoint did not conclude without incident.  Police wound up involved in a chase that lasted an hour and […]

  • Photos of Jason Richards (Albertville Police Department)

    Albertville Police say body of missing teen found, no arrest yet

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – Police in Albertville have confirmed the body of a 15-year-old boy who disappeared in February has been found.  Detectives found Jason Richards’ body on Monday in the Langston community, working on a tip. Albertville Police say they are still working on several leads in the case, and no arrest has been made at this point. Police say it’s not clear how long the teen’s body had been in the wooded area on Lois Lane, and they’re […]

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    Garrison Commander says Arsenal traffic flow should improve despite heightened security

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – The Garrison Command says drivers should expect delays in the coming days as they head on to Redstone Arsenal, but the situation should be better than it was Monday morning. Traffic was very slow approaching the major gates, including Gate 9/Research Park Boulevard, Martin Road and Redstone Road. In some cases, the traffic was backed up for miles.  The delays are due to heightened security at all U.S. military installations due to the threat of ISIS. @whnt […]

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    UPDATE: Search continues for mother who reportedly abducted child from Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Police Department continues to search for the woman accused of abducting her one-year-old son from a Huntsville home. Authorities throughout the state are also helping to track down Keysa Pryor. Officials say the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, along with several Birmingham agencies are assisting with the search. Police say Pryor lives in the Birmingham area. A warrant has been issued for her arrest for interference with child custody. Child found safe Just after 1:45 p.m. […]

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    Teams from around the world ready for the rover challenge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Gentlemen, start your moon buggies. Teams are getting ready for the 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Competitors from across the United States and around the world have come to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville to put their skills to the test. There are 95 registered teams from universities, colleges and high schools in 18 states and Puerto Rico.  Student teams have also made the trip from as far away as Germany, India and […]

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    Crews respond to fire at Gibson’s Bar-B-Q

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  A Huntsville restaurant is back open after sustaining what is believed to be minor fire damage. Firefighters responded to Gibson’s Bar-B-Q on Whitesburg Drive just before 7 a.m. Fire officials say crews arrived to find smoke coming out of a flood light on the building. That is believed to be where the fire started. The building’s roof sustained some damage.  The fire did not damage the inside of the restaurant. There are no reports of any […]

  • Power restored after early morning outage in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The lights are back on across parts of Limestone County following an early morning power outage.  WHNT News 19 viewers first started notifying us about a lack of power in their communities just after 3:30 a.m. Crews with Athens Utilities worked overnight to repair a power outage traced back to the company’s Peach Orchard substation. Crews have identified the issue that caused the Peach Orchard substation to go down this morning. They are… — […]

  • UPDATE: Power restored in Athens after early morning outage

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) –  Crews with Athens Utilities have restored power following a Monday morning outage. The outage impacted residents on the west side of both the city of Athens and Limestone County. A problem with equipment designed to protect against lightning apparently caused a malfunction at the Athens primary substation about 5 a.m. All power was restored by about 7 a.m. Power has been restored — Athens AL Utilities (@AthensUtilities) May 4, 2015 A lightening arrester caused an outage […]

  • Cyrus Jones (Photo from: Tuscaloosa Police Department via The Huntsville Times/

    Charges against Crimson Tide player dropped

    (WHNT) – Domestic violence charges against an Alabama Crimson Tide player have been dropped, according to ABC 33/40. BREAKING: Domestic violence charges against Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones dismissed — ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) May 1, 2015 Our news partners at The Huntsville report senior defensive back Cyrus Jones was charged with third-degree domestic violence criminal mischief and  third-degree domestic violence harassment Tuesday night by Tuscaloosa Police. The charges against him were dropped Friday.


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