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  • 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 […]

  • Monrovia Fire 2(1)

    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. […]

  • MA Pedestrian Hit

    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 […]

  • Jordaan Creque (WHNT News 19)

    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.

  • Update: Police identify gas station shooting victims

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An early-morning shooting at a Huntsville gas station left one dead and two others injured Wednesday. Officers say Ashia Raquel Oliver, 18, died at the scene of the shooting. Andrae Norvel, 20, and Wendell Jackson, 18, were also injured in the shooting. They were both taken to the hospital to be treated. Huntsville Police Deputy Chief Kirk Giles said, “The young lady, Ms.  Oliver who passed away, as we can tell as not a participant in this […]

  • Image: MGN Online

    U.S. leaders considering options in Iraq while increasing security at the embassy in Baghdad

    (CNN) — One by one, Iraqi cities seem to be falling to a militant group bent on continuing its march forward. What’s happening in Iraq now has all the makings of a civil war — and a full-blown foreign policy crisis. The United States is mulling direct talks with Iran while it boosts security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad with military personnel. Why Iran? In recent days, Iran has sent hundreds of troops to fight alongside Iraqi government security […]

  • Redstone Arsenal

    Road work on Redstone Arsenal leads to reduced speed limit

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) – People traveling through Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 9 will notice a reduced speed limit as crews work on improvements to Rideout Road. The project includes milling and resurfacing of the road from North Marshall to Fowler Roads. Crews will mostly work during the night starting at 6:00 p.m. Traffic is being allowed on Rideout Road during this time. However, the speed limit has been reduced from 45 to 35 miles per hour. “Drivers will probably want […]

  • HV Oakwood Fatal Wreck

    Man killed in wreck near Oakwood University

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say a man died in a wreck Friday morning near the entrance to Oakwood University. Officers responded around 4:00 a.m.  Donald Peoples, 34, was driving west on Adventist Boulevard when he left the road and hit a light pole at the entrance to Oakwood. Peoples died on the scene. No one else was in the vehicle.

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