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    Panoply 2015 to begin amid weather concerns in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The 33rd annual Panoply Arts Festival begins Friday at Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. Unfortunately, bad weather is once again a concern for this big event. Click here for Ben Smith’s latest blog post on the severe weather risk for the Tennessee Valley. Event organizers tell us they have a severe weather plan in place.  The event will close only if there is a severe thunderstorm warning, a tornado watch, or tornado warning.  Panoply will […]

  • Severe Weather Outlook April 25 Active weather pattern Friday-Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Heavy rain is expected to develop Friday evening into early Saturday. Part of the Tennessee Valley is under an enhanced risk for severe weather Saturday afternoon. That category simply means a slightly higher chance as opposed to the standard slight risk.  There is a chance the risk could be increased to moderate for Saturday afternoon.  Damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible. A few showers are expected Friday evening.  However, most the the activity hold off […]

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    Man’s body found in Morgan County house that burned

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators say one person died in a fire at a home in Morgan County early Thursday morning. The three-story log home is located at 109 Shady Ridge Road, between Priceville and Somerville.  Neighbors called 911 to report the fire about 4:40 a.m. Somerville Mayor Darren Tucker said he heard the sirens from the fire trucks early this morning passing by his house headed to the scene. Three fire departments came to help.  Somerville Fire Chief […]

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    Taking Action: WHNT News 19 Pothole of the Day

    Know of a pothole that needs attention? Tell us where it is. Starting on Thursday, April 23 we'll point the finger of shame at one pothole per day on WHNT News 19 This Morning. We're Taking Action with the goal to get these potholes fixed!

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    Memorial service held for music legend Percy Sledge

    (WHNT) – One of the biggest names in the history of the music industry was laid to rest Tuesday. A memorial service was held in Baker, Louisiana for Percy Sledge.  He died earlier this month at the age of 74. The Alabama native is best known for the hit song “When a Man loves a Woman.” The 1966 recording was the first for Sledge. The song would go on to hit number one later that year and continues to be […]

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    Work on new Whole Foods to impact traffic on Bob Wallace Avenue

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Work is underway to install infrastructure for the new Whole Foods location in Huntsville. The work will impact traffic at the new store’s location at the corner of Bob Wallace Avenue and Memorial Parkway. Natural gas crews with Huntsville Utilities closed the right westbound turn lane of Bob Wallace Avenue leading to the right northbound lane of Memorial Parkway.  This lane closure begins at L&N Drive. The lane will be back open each afternoon and closed […]

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    School Delays: Monday, April 20

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Strong storms are prompting delays for students Monday in the Tennessee Valley. These are the schools and districts that have informed us of a delay: Limestone County – 2-hour delay Marshall Christian School – Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. Limestone County School District spokesperson Karen Tucker says the district’s delay is due to power outages and storm debris partially blocking roads. Due to partially blocked roads and power […]

  • Flood Warning Morning flooding possible

    HUNTSTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Showers are moving through the Tennessee Valley bringing heavy rain and a lot of lightning. Meteorologist Ben Smith says the storms are not expected to be severe in nature.  Ben also says this will not be an all-day rain event. Click here for the latest radar image.    

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    Family of five escapes house fire in Athens; home destroyed

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A family of five is without a home after an overnight fire in Athens. Crews responded to the home on the 500 block of 1st Street around 12:30 a.m.  Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting through the roof of the home.  Police blocked off several streets while crews battled the fire. The homeowner, Andrew Hammonds, was in his bedroom when he says he heard a popping sound.  He says he could feel the fire through the […]

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    Surprise! Huntsville homeowner finds an uninvited guest in his backyard

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – He went out to grab a smoke and found out, to his surprise, he was not alone. A Huntsville homeowner called 911 after finding what he described as an alligator in his backyard.  David Shupe says he was outside smoking around 3:45 a.m. when his dog started barking.  Shupe went to investigate and found the 18-inch reptile in his yard.  Shupe says he ran back inside to call 911 after the animal hissed at him. The […]

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    Power back on after widespread outage in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews have restored power following a widespread outage in Madison. Police say crews responded to two substations to get the power turned back on. Police sent an alert just after 7 a.m. indicating power had been restored. Huntsville Utilities said the initial outage, at the 543 Jetport substation, happened because of equipment failure. The following power failure at the Gillespie substation was due to a squirrel.

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    Huntsville Utilities work to impact roads in the Rocket City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews with Huntsville Utilities will be doing work in several places that will impact roads in the Rocket City. Here’s a look at the roads affected: Meridian Street – Closed between Hollow Road and Whitestone Drive (water service line repairs) Whitesburg Drive – Four Mile Post Road and Bellingrath Drive (water service line repairs) Hobbs Road – one eastbound lane closed between Wellingburg Road and Chunn Road (fire hydrant installation) All closures are set to begin […]


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