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    Changes for College Football Playoff semifinal games

    DALLAS, Tex. – Last year’s College Football Playoff semifinal games were on New Years Eve, a Thursday night. Clemson faced Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, while Alabama took on Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. However, complaints from fans and a decline in viewership led the College Football Playoff Committee to reevaluate when games are played. Bill Hancock, the Executive Director of the committee, announced today that all future semifinal games will be on holidays and weekend evenings. He says the […]

  • TWA Flight 800 Memorial Unveiled

    STEVENSON, Ala. (WHNT) – On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 crashed shortly after taking off from JFK International Airport in New York City. Five people on that flight: Michael Scott, Barbara Scott, Joe Scott, Tom Weatherby, and Brenda Privette, all who called Stevenson home, died. On the 17th anniversary of the crash, members of the community gathered to dedicate a memorial to the victims of TWA Flight 800 in downtown Stevenson. Another memorial for the flight stands in Long […]

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    Scottsboro Police jail employee facing theft and evidence tampering charges

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – A jailer at Scottsboro City Jail is now on the other side of the jail cell. 23-year-old David Scott Stewart is facing theft and tampering with physical evidence charges. Scottboro Police say they are handling the investigation into Stewart, but could not go into specifics about the case. Stewart has resigned from his position and is being held in the Jackson County Jail on $3,000 bond.

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    Decatur Police say driver stabbed on I-65 Tennessee River bridge

    DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Police are investigating a stabbing on the I-65 Tennessee River bridge in Decatur. Police say it happened before 1 p.m. Monday inside a car going northbound on the interstate. After being stabbed, police say the driver stopped, got out of the vehicle, and began walking down the interstate. The stopped vehicle created a traffic backup in the northbound lanes of the interstate as officers investigated what happened. Police have not identified the victim or the suspect, […]

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    Lake City Amusement Park in Guntersville to close down permanently

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Lake City Amusement Park is permanently shut down, but employees say it’s the first they’ve heard of it. Rumors swirled in Guntersville Thursday about the situation, with more questions than answers. WHNT News 19’s Laura Christmas went to the park to get answers about the situation. The park’s Facebook page says it will re-open Friday after being closed for some repairs, and some employees say they’re working under that assumption, too. Other employees told WHNT News 19 […]

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    Former acting Police Chief of Stevenson found not guilty of domestic violence

    STEVENSON, Ala. (WHNT) – A judge found Stevenson Police officer and former acting Police Chief of the department not guilty of domestic violence Thursday. Stevenson Mayor Rickey Steele suspended Hester Roy Hollis in February when the complaint was filed. The attorney for Hollis says his client’s ex-wife filed the complaint in Etowah County on behalf of the couple’s 16-year-old daughter. The complaint stated Hollis was sending threatening text messages to his daughter, but his attorney says the actual text message conversations […]

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    UPDATE: Albertville gas station employee dies after weekend fire

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala.  – The Marshall County Coroner confirms that 28-year-old Mayank “Mike” Patel died this morning at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. Patel was an employee at the Citgo gas station on Highway 75  in Albertville and was injured during a fire at the business on Sunday. The fire blocked traffic on Highway 75 as crews responded. Stephen Holmes with the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office tells WHNT News 19 that investigators are still working to determine the cause of that fire.  

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    Arab Police arrest man on murder charges after a deadly shooting

    JOPPA, Ala. (WHNT) – Arab Police say a man is in custody after a Sunday night shooting. Police say   they responded to a home on Midfield Road in the Joppa community around 9:30 Sunday night after someone called in a potential shooting. “When we arrived we identified a male outside the residence as Dale Hopson,” Assistant Chief Shane Washburn says, “We went into the residence and located a decreased female that had an apparent gunshot wound to the head.” That woman […]

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    Hartselle teens killed in go-kart crash

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a two-vehicle crash that happened on Saturday, April 23. Brianna Lashay Lewis and Breanna Caitlin Jackson died when a go-kart they were riding in crashed with a car. Both victims were 15 years old. Troopers say the crash happened just before 11  Saturday night on Highway 36 near Danville. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene. Jackson was flown to Huntsville Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. The […]

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    Church closings/delays – Sunday January 24

    The following schedules for churches remain in effect for Sunday, January 24.   Please stay up to date on the forecast. Antioch Baptist Church, Huntsville – all Sunday services are canceled Highlands Baptist Church, Huntsville – all Sunday services are canceled Monte Sano United Methodist Church, Huntsville – no services Howell Hill Church of Christ, Fayetteville – One service only at 10:30am Park City Baptists Church, Fayetteville – No morning or evening services. Stewarts Chapel Baptist Church, Flintville – The […]

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    Snowstorm as seen from space

    A winter storm gave us a dusting of snow here in the Tennessee Valley, but it’s creating major issues on the east coast. So, what does a massive snowstorm look like from space? Astronaut Scott Kelly, who is spending a full year in space to study the effects on the human body, tweeted a photo to give us a look at the system from the International Space Station. Check it out! Rare #thundersnow visible from @Space_Station in #blizzard2016! #Snowzilla #snowmaggedon2016 […]

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    The National Championship… of dancing

    Clemson head coach and Alabama alumnus Dabo Swinney likes to break it down in the locker room after big wins. There's brief video of Nick Saban dancing too.. if you'd call it that.

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