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    Huntsville Seeking Development Ideas for Holiday Inn Property

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville city leaders are open to ideas for developing the old Holiday Inn Select property across from Big Spring Park. City leaders have issued a “Request for Proposal” with the idea of constructing a mixed-use development for the more than six-acre stretch of land. “We are pleased to offer this exceptional property to the marketplace,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “Developers from across the region are showing an increased interest in our downtown. We have built in […]

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    Fire at Decatur Business Believed to be Suspicious

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A fire at a business in Decatur is believed to be suspicious. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the “Highway 67 Used Furniture, Appliances and Antiques” store just after 2:30 a.m. Firefighters responded to the store at the intersection of Highway 67 and River Road. Crews were able to put the fire out quickly. It’s believed furniture in the back of the store caught fire. The reason for the fire is unknown. No one was inside […]

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    Flat-Screens Televisions, Beds & Sofas: Holiday Inn Says Everything Must Go!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Garage sales are somewhat of a weekend tradition. It’s a chance to get a good deal on items someone is looking to unload but can still serve a purpose for others. It just so happens that in this case, the seller is not a neighbor but a one of the biggest names in the hospitality industry. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Huntsville is getting ready for what’s being called a giant garage sale. Name […]

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    Athens Family Suffers Loss of Home & Pet Due to Fire

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a heart-breaking morning for one Limestone County Family. They are dealing with the loss of their home to an overnight fire. The call came in just after 11 last night. Athens firefighters responded to the 500 block of Beaty Street just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the front of the home. The fire also gutted the inside of the home. The homeowners say they lost power after the April […]

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    Battle of the Food Trucks Comes to Huntsville City Hall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s the “Battle of the Food Trucks.” Nearly two-dozen mobile food vendors will descend upon downtown Huntsville hoping for a repeat performance of last month’s hugely successful rally. But tonight’s event will be a little different.  The biggest change the location. The food trucks will set up here on fountain circle in front of Huntsville City Hall. If all goes well, this may wind up being where all future downtown food truck rallies are held. More […]

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    New GM Recall: 2.4 Million Vehicles With Possible Wiring Problem

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — General Motors announced a massive new recall Thursday to fix a variety of problems, including a wiring flaw that it says caused at least 13 accidents, two injuries and no deaths. Most of the cars recalled Thursday were older models built before the company’s 2009 bankruptcy, as was the case with the automaker’s controversial ignition switch recall earlier this year. The bulk of the latest recall applies to 2.4 million cars recalled for the wiring problem. […]

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    Overnight House Fire Believed to be Suspicious

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters responded twice to the same house fire in Decatur. The initial fire is considered to be suspicious. Fire crews first responded to the home at the intersection of Sherman Street and Sommerville Road around 11:00 p.m. Monday night. Firefighters were called back to the home around 3:00 a.m. Neighbors first called 911 after they heard a popping sound. They went outside to check it out and found the house on fire. Firefighters were able to […]

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    Donald Sterling Apologizes; Says He Feels He Was “Baited” To Make Racist Comments

    (CNN) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he’s sorry but feels he was “baited” to make racist comments, nearly two weeks after the NBA fined him and banned him for life for his remarks in a recorded conversation. “When I listen to that tape, I don’t even know how I can say words like that. … I don’t know why the girl had me say those things,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview set to […]

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    Traffic Improving on South Memorial Parkway After Wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic is improving on South Memorial Parkway, in the northbound lanes, following a wreck Thursday morning around 7:30 a.m. The wreck slowed the morning drive for many people headed to work or school. The wreck was on the northbound side of the Parkway near Lily Flagg Road. Preliminary reports from Huntsville Police indicate two cars were involved in a fender-bender.

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    Huntsville City Schools Now Accepting Student Transfer Applications

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Parents who want to transfer their children to a new school in the Huntsville City School District can start the process today. The district is accepting applications for majority-to-minority transfers for the 2014-21015 school year. The application window will remain open through May 31. Transfers can now be requested online unlike previous years. Parents without access to a computer can visit the district’s support services division at the Annie Merts Center on White Street.  

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    Exclusive: Deputy Injured in High-Speed Chase

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lawrence County deputy is recovering after wrecking his patrol car in a high-speed pursuit. The person at the center of that chase remains on the loose. The chase started in Decatur around 12:30 a.m. on Moulton Street east of the Beltline. An officer tried to pull over a driver who ran a stop sign. The chase began after the driver refused to stop. The chase reached speeds of 100 mph through Morgan County on […]

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    Driver Rescued from Creek in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT ) – Authorities are on the scene of a wreck on Highway 72 West in Limestone County. An Alabama State Trooper witnessed a driver go off the road and into Limestone Creek just before 6:00 a.m. The driver also took out a power pole that left power lines down in the creek. Utility crews responded to turn off the power. The driver sat in the vehicle for about 45 minutes before being rescued. Authorities waited to […]