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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  • Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Monroeville

    MONROEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An investigation is underway following a fatal shooting involving law enforcement officers in south Alabama. It happened Wednesday night in Monroeville.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says state troopers were assisting the Conecuh County Sheriff in the case of a person wanted for assault. Authorities say officers tried several times to convince the person to surrender.  That’s when, officials say, the person left a home and fire multiple shots at the officers.  Authorities say officers from […]

  • NEW OVERNIGHT: Missing hiker found safe in Marshall County

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A hiker reported missing in Marshall County has been found. 71-year-old Jimmy White had been reported missing Wednesday around 7 p.m.  White and his son had gone hiking in a wooded area off Pleasant Hill Road in the Sims Community. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says the two men got separated.  White’s son returned to their car, his father did not.  Search crews found White safe deep in that same wooded area. They are working to […]

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    One killed, one hospitalized after fatal Decatur wreck

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) -Emergency crews on the scene tell us one person has died as a result of a two-vehicle wreck in Decatur. The wreck is also impacting traffic. It happened this morning at the intersection of Point Mallard Parkway and Upper River Road. Two vehicles were involved in the head-on collision. Investigators say a 39-year-old woman of Arab, driving a Tahoe was driving north when she swerved and crossed into the southbound lanes. Her vehicle hit a Kia car head-on. […]

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    HAPPENING NOW: Hearing regarding allegations against Madison County health care provider

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A hearing is about to begin at the Madison County Courthouse for an embattled home health care provider, Restore Care. The hearing will start at 1:30 p.m.  It’s in Judge Donna Pate’s courtroom on the 8th floor, a small courtroom – and will likely be full, because many families are waiting to go inside. WHNT News 19’s Kristen Conner is tweeting updates – follow her @KConnerWHNT Guardians, family, Restore Care staff here. Many tell me […]

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    Valleywx.com: Super blood moon photos from across the Tennessee Valley

    Huntsville, Ala. (WHNT) – Valley residents did their best to get a peek at the supermoon Sunday evening. The combination of a lunar eclipse and a blood moon has not happened since 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. Cloud cover prevented many of us here in the Tennessee Valley from getting a good look at the lunar event.  However, some viewers were able to get a glimpse of the super blood moon. Click here for a link to […]

  • Madison County deputies are investigating a shooting in the area of Highway 53 and Harvest Road.

    NEW INFORMATION: Man shot in car at gas station in Harvest, teen charged with capital murder

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a man has been charged with capital murder following a deadly shooting Sunday night on Highway 53 in Harvest. Earlier, three people were in custody to be questioned.  Later Monday, investigators said 18-year-old Dashawn Rice was charged with capital murder.  He is in the Madison County Detention Center. The victim was Adam Fitcheard, 25.  He was shot at the FX Market at 6360 Highway 53 in Harvest, but deputies […]

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    UPDATE: Two dead, one arrested in Lauderdale County shooting

    STEWARTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two people are dead and another in custody following a mid-morning shoot-out in Lauderdale County Friday. Just before 9am, deputies responded to a shooting at a home on Lauderdale CR-87 in the Stewartsville community. Inside the home, 50-year-old Michael Nicholas Linville and 25-year-old Margurite Victoria Garcia were found shot. “We don’t know a whole lot at this time. We do know that the residence has been shot into numerous times,” stated Lt. Brad Potts with the […]

  • Lincoln County School bus wreck (Photo: David Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

    UPDATE: School bus now upright after tip-over wreck in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WHNT) – Authorities are on the scene of a school bus wreck in Lincoln County, Tennessee. It happened just after 7 a.m. on Hickory Ridge Road. Emergency crews on the scene tell WHNT News 19 that 16 students and a driver were on board. Two of those students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers say the shoulder of the road was soft. They believe the driver hit the soft shoulder, causing […]

  • Police respond to a shooting call on Belgrade Drive in Huntsville.

    Huntsville Police investigate early-morning shooting north of Winchester Rd.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville police are looking for the man responsible for an early morning shooting. Officers responded to the 6000 block of Belgrade Drive around 3:30 a.m. just north of Winchester Road.  Police arrived to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.  He was taken to Huntsville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim told investigators the man who shot him took off east toward Hollow Road.  The victim is expected to recover.

  • Theodore Dewayne Lockett (Photo provided by: Alabama Department of Corrections)

    UPDATE: Man who escaped from Decatur work release site recaptured at local park

    DECATUR, Ala. – An inmate who escaped from a work release site on July 3 in Decatur has been recaptured.  Theodore DeWayne Lockett, 45, was arrested Tuesday around 1:15 p.m. at Wilson Morgan Park in Decatur. Lockett was discovered missing on July 3 when a supervisor went to pick him up from his assignment.  He was serving a 20-year sentence on a 2004 robbery conviction and was eligible for parole in September. Tuesday, someone called in a tip about Lockett […]

  • Michael McDonald woke up to the news of a lockdown and active shooter right outside our window.

    Washington Navy Yard: Police say ‘all clear’ after lockdown

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Federal law enforcement has given the “all clear” at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, after a lockdown forced workers to hold-in-place and filled the Southeast D.C. neighborhood with police and ambulance vehicles. The U.S. Navy tweeted that the facility was under lockdown around 8 a.m. EDT. The complex is the site of a 2013 shooting where 12 people were killed. #BREAKING: @NavalDistWashington Navy Yard on lockdown/shelter in place. No incident can be confirmed as of […]

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    Major security flaw impacts 600 million Samsung Galaxy phones

    CHICAGO — Millions of Samsung Galaxy phones are likely impacted by a security flaw that could allow attackers to install malware or eavesdrop on calls — and there’s not much users can do about it. Security firm NowSecure said a bug in the pre-installed Swift keyboard software installed on more than 600 million Samsung devices could allow a hacker “execute code as a privileged user” to gain access to the device and the user’s network. If the flaw in the […]

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