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  • James Clemens High School  (Photo By: WHNT News 19)

    Police & first responders conduct emergency drill at James Clemens High School

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison City School District is conducting an emergency and safety drill at James Clemens High School. The drill began at 6:00 a.m. and will continue until 12:00 p.m. The Madison Police Department and Madison Fire and Rescue are participating in this drill.    

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    SEC Media Days: The countdown to the college football season

    (WHNT) – The clock is ticking until the start of the college football season. One big indication a new season is near is the start of SEC Media Days. The four-day event gets underway at 11:30 a.m. at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. 14 teams, 14 coaches and 42 student athletes will take part in media days. Click here for a link to the schedule for SEC Media Days SEC Commissioner Mike Slive will open the event with a news […]

  • One of three vehicles involved in a wreck on Interstate 565 east near the Mooresville Road exit. (WHNT News 19)

    Crews respond to three-vehicle wreck on I-565

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Emergency crews are on the scene of a three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 565 near the Mooresville Road exit. It happened around 6:30 a.m. on the eastbound side of the interstate. One of the three vehicles involved is on its side. The wreck is backing up traffic on the eastbound side of the interstate. Stay with WHNT News 19 on air, online and on social media for updates on this story.    

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    Driver injured after car & train collide in Sheffield

      SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – The driver of a car suffered only minor injuries following a collision with a train. It happened around 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Shop Pike and Montgomery Avenue in Sheffield. Police say the driver ignored the crossing arm while heading north on Montgomery Avenue. The train hit the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver walked away with minor injuries. Investigators closed down the area for several hours following the collision. Authorities say alcohol or […]

  • The driver of an 18 wheeler hit a guardrail on the Highway 31 bridge in Decatur. (WHNT News 19)

    Wreck & diesel spill cause traffic problems leading to the Highway 31 bridge

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) –  Traffic was down to one lane southbound Thursday morning leading to the Highway 31 bridge.  This, after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler. It happened around 6:15 a.m. on the Highway 20 overpass leading to the bridge. Authorities say the driver of the 18 wheeler ran into a guardrail. The collision crushed the fuel tanks and ripped the tires out from under the vehicle. An estimated 75 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto the road. Traffic in […]

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    Family escapes house fire in Monrovia

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A fire forced a family of three from their home Wednesday morning. It happened just before 5:30 a.m. at a home on the 100 block of Bordeaux Lane off of Balch Road. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the garage which is now gutted. The rest of the home sustained smoke damage. A family of three was able to escape along with several pets. There are no reports of any injuries.

  • Crews respond to fires overnight in Lawrence County, Marshall County and Albertville

    Firefighters respond to three early-morning fires; two homes destroyed

    (WHNT) – A busy Tuesday morning for firefighters in two counties.  Crews responded to house fires in Lawrence and Marshall Counties, as well as Albertville. Albertville House Fire The most recent house fire destroyed a home this morning on Pleasant Grove Road in Albertville. We’re told the fire started in the kitchen. The people inside the home were able to escape.   Marshall County Mobile Home Fire Firefighters also responded to a fire at a mobile home in Marshall County. […]

  • Roland Campos (Photo: David Wood, WHNT)

    Man convicted of sexual abuse sentenced to life without parole

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County man convicted of sexually abusing a young child was sentenced to life without parole on Monday. Circuit Judge Jim Smith sentenced Roland Gilbert Campos to two sentences of life without parole and two 20-year sentences.  These were for convictions of two counts of sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sodomy of a child.  The sentences will run concurrently. The victim was 5 years old. A jury convicted Campos, 35, in June. […]

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    Pedestrian struck & killed in New Hope

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – One woman is dead after a collision with a car in New Hope.  It happened on Main Drive near Lemley Circle. The 911 call came in just before 4:00 a.m. Friday.  Investigators say the driver of a vehicle hit the woman who was walking on the road.  She died at the scene. Main Drive was closed while police investigated the incident. It’s not yet know why the woman was walking on the road at that […]

  • Redstone Arsenal celebrates couple’s 65 years of military service

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) — The Huntsville community is honoring a couple who dedicated a combined 65 years to the United States Army. At a retirement ceremony at Redstone Arsenal Friday, Major General Lynn Collyar and his wife Colonel Sarah Green were honored for those six decades of service to the United States Army. “It’s a little overwhelming to stand on that stage and see all of those people,” Major General Collyar says, “I was wondering if it was warm […]

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    No new trial for convicted murderer Jordaan Creque

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A man convicted of a high-profile double murder in Decatur will not receive a new trial. Our news partners The Huntsville Times/AL.com is reporting there will be no new trial for Jordaan Creque. A judge sentenced Creque to death in January. A Morgan County jury convicted Creque in 2013 of capital murder in the deaths of two Krystal employees in August of 2011. Cassandra Eldred and Ezekiel Gholston are also charged in this case. Gholston is scheduled to […]

  • Update: Debris Clear on Interstate 65

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Most of the debris on Interstate 65 south of Cullman has been cleared from the road. The debris included an “I-beam” which had been causing problems for drivers on the interstate at mile marker 298. The debris affected four vehicles, most with blown tires. Two of the vehicles are 18 wheelers. Affected vehicles are no longer on the side of the road. There are no reports of wrecks or injuries due to the debris.

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