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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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  • DC House Fire

    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.  

  • LW High Speed Chase

    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 […]

  • LI Hwy 72 Wreck

    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 […]

  • WhistleStop 2014

    Downtown Huntsville Ready for WhistleStop 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s annual event that will benefit your appetite as well as a good cause. WhistleStop 2014 starts today at the Huntsville Depot. It’s a celebration of barbecue that also features live music and plenty of other events. More than 130 cook teams are registered to participate. The event also includes wing and barbecue tasting contests, plus a cornhole tournament and kids zone. A new craft beer pit will be at this year’s festivities in addition to […]

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    Road Closings Begin Ahead of WhistleStop

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are closing roads in downtown Huntsville to prepare for the annual WhistleStop event. Monroe Street is closed between Jefferson and Church Streets. Church Street is also down to one northbound lane from Holmes Avenue to the Depot. The two-day WhistleStop event will start Friday at the Huntsville Depot.    

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    Governor Bentley Visits Storm-Damaged Areas in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley visited Limestone County on Wednesday to tour damage from this week’s severe weather. Governor Bentley toured Billy Barb’s Mobile Home Park on Highway 72 West, where two people, a mother and son, died after a tornado struck that mobile home park The Limestone County Coroner’s office identified them as 60-year-old Dorothy Jean Hollis and 34-year-old Carlton Earl Hollis. Governor Bentley held a news conference at a community safe room behind the Clements […]

  • AL Flooding

    Flooding Causing Big Problems in Mobile & Baldwin County

    MOBILE, Ala. (WHNT) – Ongoing rain is causing big problems in South Alabama. Here is a story on the flooding in the Mobile area from our news partner, Al.com. Nearly nine inches of rain has fallen in Mobile and Baldwin County over the past 24 hours as of 9:45 p.m.

  • MA Spirit Drive Robbery

    Three People on the Run After Home Invasion, Robbery and Assault in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Home invasion, robbery and assault. It all happened around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at one home in the 100 block of Spirit Drive in Madison County. Deputies say three people pulled up to the home and robbed a group standing in the front yard. A witness says the three men then went inside and robbed the homeowners of cash and electronics. A total of five people were robbed and assaulted. The three men were last seen […]

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    Auburn University’s Haley Center Given All Clear, Classes Resume

    AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – Auburn University’s Haley Center re-opened Tuesday around 12 p.m. after closing for a bomb threat the previous two hours. Classes resumed in the building at 2 p.m. Tuesday. After a threat was found in a restroom, Auburn Police searched the building and determined it to be safe.  The building was evacuated just after 10:15 a.m. Auburn Police urge people to report any suspicious activity or security concerns to 911 (emergency) or 334-501-3100 (non-emergency). Surrounding buildings were […]