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  • Sheriff Jimmy Harris with seized drugs

    Five pounds of meth confiscated in DeKalb County with a street value worth $205,500

    PAINTER, Ala. (WHNT) – DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says acting on a tip his deputies along with the DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Marshall County Drug Task Force agents arrested 41-year-old Marty Glen Taylor on drug charges and confiscated the largest amount of pure crystal meth seized at one location his agency has seen. Sheriff Harris says in the multiple county effort, agents and deputies went to a home on County Road 482 in the Painter community Monday on […]

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    Morgan County crews investigating deadly wreck after vehicle crashed in Flint Creek

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is dead following a crash on Highway 31 just south of Decatur. The victim’s car wound up completely submerged in Flint Creek. Divers had to free the driver. Investigators say they’re still trying to determine exactly what might have caused the accident. “Bystanders had said that it appeared the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed,” Decatur Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Jason Jones told reporters at the scene. Witnesses say the […]

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    Officer-Involved Shooting: 2 officers shoot man who cut brother, neighbor and then came at police with a knife

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Huntsville police officers are on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into a deadly officer-involved shooting. A 911 call came in just before 10 p.m. Monday about a stabbing in the 11000 block of East Gateway Drive, just off of Hobbs Road east of Memorial Parkway.  Police say Anthony Dewayne Briggs, 36, and his brother, Quinten Briggs, 21, both live in the complex but in different units. Police say Anthony went downstairs to […]

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    Police: Athens woman arrested for trying to give child away

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson says police responded to Walmart in Athens where Sebrina Ann Thompson was trying to give a child away. Chief Johnson says Thompson is not the child’s mother, but that she is related to the child. Thompson is charged with child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. The child is back with the parents. Thompson was taken to the Limestone County Jail.

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    Lawrence County Tennessee authorities make an arrest in auto-pedestrian crash

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tn. (WHNT) – The Lawrence County Tennessee Sheriff’s Department is investigating a auto-pedestrian crash Friday night that seriously injured one man. Deputies say the crash happened on Highway 43 south near the Lambs Ferry Road intersection. Investigators say a man was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Investigators say they arrested 22-year-old Zachary David Blake. They say the crash was the result of a father-son fight. Blake is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated […]

  • Traffic on Memorial Parkway, south of Weatherly Road on Friday morning. (Photo: Mike Smalley/January 16, 2015)

    Icy spots, thick fog cause major delays during Friday morning drive

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Thick fog and icy spots caused major delays on some of the Tennessee Valley’s main roads Friday morning. Crews treated icy spots on overpasses and bridges.  Memorial Parkway is now open coming from south Huntsville.  The northbound lanes had been closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. from Martin Road to University Drive due to a multi-car wreck over Governors Drive.  A police car was among the vehicles involved.  No serious injuries were reported in […]

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    Traffic Alert: Huntsville Utilities crews to perform road work on Grizzard Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Traffic will be diverted on a Huntsville road while utility crews perform maintenance work. Crews with Huntsville Utilities will be working on Grizzard Road between Angora Drive and Pulaski Pike starting at 8:00 a.m. Traffic will be diverted to the turning lane during this time. Crews hope to finish the work by noon.

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    Bama falls in New Orleans to Ohio State

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (WHNT) – Alabama will not win another national championship in football this season. Ohio State beat Alabama 42-35 Thursday night in the Sugar Bowl. The Buckeye’s struck first, kicking a field goal less than four minutes into the first quarter. The Crimson Tide stormed back though with a 25 yard Derrick Henry run for  a touchdown just two minutes later. Alabama built 21-6 lead by the halfway mark in the second quarter, but two scores by OSU put the […]

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    What each state Googled more than any other state this year

    (WHNT) – Do you think you can learn about a state by looking at the Google search history of the people who live there? The real estate site Estately decided to explore what people in each state searched for more than people in other states. So, what do you think Alabamians searched for more than people in other states? Of course it involves football. Florida State quarterback and former Heisman winner Jameis Winston was Googled more times in the Yellowhammer […]

  • Early-morning house fire on Normandale Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Firefighters responded to a house fire in northeast Huntsville around 5:30 Monday morning. The home  in the 3100 block of Normandale Drive, near Mastin Lake Road. The homeowner says the fire started in the kitchen. Crews were able to keep the fire in the kitchen and put it out, but investigators say the blaze gutted the room. Firefighters tell us no one was hurt in the incident.  

  • Orion on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by: NASA TV)

    Orion launch postponed, moved to Friday

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WHNT) – Thursday’s launch of the Orion spacecraft was postponed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch window opened at 6:05 a.m. but several weather and technical delays held off the launch. Wind originally delayed the launch, but fuel and drain valves that did not close on a booster core ultimately stopped the mission from proceeding. NASA officials say there will be another opportunity to launch Friday.  The window opens at 6:05 a.m. To read more about Orion […]

  • David Hutchins (Photo: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff: One dead in Jackson County after Thanksgiving ‘love triangle’ shooting

    STEVENSON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deadly Thanksgiving shooting. Investigators tell us Christopher Paul Timberlake of Hollywood was shot and killed around 8:00 Thursday night on Milltown Circle, near downtown Stevenson. Sheriff Chuck Phillips said David Hutchins went to the Stevenson Police Department and reported he shot a man at his home after the incident. Hutchins was charged with murder early Friday morning. Sheriff Phillips told WHNT News 19 the shooting was over a love […]


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