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    UPDATE: Second man dies after Monday night house fire

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – State and local fire marshals have spent the day sifting through the scene of a fatal house fire that claimed the lives of two men. Their hope is to find the cause of a Monday evening fire which killed John Jones and Arthur King. As Muscle Shoals fire fighters arrived on Lafayette Street Monday night just before 10, flames were already shooting through the roof. Fighting the blaze was not their first priority when they […]

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    Storm damage in Limestone County

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Monday’s high winds and heavy rain caused a lot of damage across the Tennessee Valley. Winds brought down a tree at Lindsay Lane and Highway 251 in Athens. The tree fell across the roadway and took several power lines down. Police officers put up a barricade to keep drivers away from the damage. Officers tell us one person drove around the barrier and crashed while trying to go around the tree. Officers say the passenger in the […]

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    At least 100,000 Snapchat pictures hacked

    CBS – At least 100,000 Snapchat photos that users thought would disappear as soon as they were viewed may have been scooped up by hackers who are planning to post them online, a new report claims. Business Insider reports that hackers appear to have been collecting the photos and videos for years. It says users of the online chat forum 4chan — one of the sites where stolen iCloud photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence were posted last month — […]

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    HEMSI crews respond to possible lightning strike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Around 6:00 Monday night, HEMSI and Huntsville Fire Department crews responded to a possible lightning strike victim at the Northridge apartment complex near University Drive and Jordan Lane. HEMSI officials say crews took the 21-year-old man to the hospital, but did not give an update on his condition. HEMSI could not confirm that the man was struck by lightning.

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    UPDATE: Standoff situation near Oakwood Avenue is now over, man charged with disorderly conduct

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police investigators arrested a man after a nearly seven hour standoff situation in Northwest Huntsville. They charged 28-year-old Luke Joseph Lemire with disorderly conduct around three Saturday morning. Police responded to a harassment call on Lasalle Rd. near Mallory Ave. around 4:30 Friday. Once officers arrived, they say the man became angry and threatened them. WHNT News 19’s crew on the scene said they could hear an irate man shouting from a residence earlier in the evening. […]

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    Bond granted in “evil twin” case

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County judge has set bond for a Huntsville man who is charged in two sex abuse cases. Bond for Brian Lucas is set at $150,000. Lucas was arrested twice in an eight-day span in January and February of this year and was later charged with three counts of sex abuse and one count of attempted sodomy. Lucas’ twin brother, Aaron, plead guilty to similar charges in Colorado. He is currently serving 20 years-to-life for multiple child sex abuse charges. Aaron originally […]

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    Truck Crashes into Bank

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A wreck lead to one car crashing into the Wells Fargo bank on University Drive near Jordan Lane Friday afternoon. Police say it was a multiple car wreck where one of the vehicles crashed into the building. There is no information on injuries.

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    Tipping Ban in Some Restaurants

    (CBS) – Calculating a tip for your server when you go out to eat could soon be a thing of the past. Some top restaurants from New York to California have already banned tipping. As an alternative, they’re increasing the salaries of the wait staff. Restaurant owners say if workers have a reliable income they can focus on doing their job well, but some servers argue tipping gives them an opportunity to make more money than a salary could provide. […]

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    Huntsville Police Investigate Man’s Death on Railroad Tracks

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police were called to the railroad tracks behind the 2100 block of Jackson Avenue where someone found a man’s body on the tracks.  At this time, police are calling this a death investigation. They have not yet released the name of the man who died or any specific circumstances behind his death.  While WHNT News 19 was on the scene, we did notice a train stopped in the area. At this time, we do not know […]

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    Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to $14 Million Scheme

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville government contractor plead guilty today to trying to defraud the government for up to $14 million in contract payments. 40-year-old Joseph Shane Terry from Meridianville is the sole owner of Government Technical Services. He plead guilty in federal court to charges of wire fraud, false statements to the Small Business Administration, false statements on loan applications, and money laundering. Terry faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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    Alabama Attorney General’s Office Evacuated

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CNN) – There was a scare at the Attorney General Luther Strange’s office in Alabama’s capital Wednesday. A letter containing a suspicious white substance was delivered to the Montgomery building. Local news media report six people were exposed to the substance. The office was evacuated and placed under quarantine. Local media report initial tests show the substance was not harmful. Officials are testing it again to be sure and results are expected to be back by the end […]

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    Robbery to Florence Gas Station

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Florence police say a man robbed the Citgo at the corner of North Wood and Duncan Avenues around 9:00 Monday night. Police say the man who robbed the store was wearing all black and was armed with a handgun. He was last seen running east from the gas station. If you have any information about the robbery, you’re asked to call Florence police at (256) 760-6610 or text “FPDTIP” plus your message to “CRIMES.”

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