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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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    Albertville Police Investigating Shooting

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting at a home on Blessing Road in Albertville. Police say the shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. Albertville Police investigators say a man shot a woman in the back during a domestic dispute. The woman was flown to Huntsville Hospital by medical helicopter.  Her condition was not immediately available.

  • SEC Media Days Day 3

    HOOVER, Ala. (WHNT) – Here’s a look at the final day of SEC Media Days.

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    State Unemployment Rates Released

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama’s June unemployment numbers are in and Madison County’s numbers are up, but statewide numbers are down to 6.5 percent. Madison County’s numbers rose from 5.5 percent in May to 6 percent last month. Last month the statewide number was 6.8 percent. Cullman County was among the lowest rates, standing at 5.6 percent. Wilcox, Perry, and Dallas counties had the highest rates.

  • 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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    UPDATE: Police Respond To Reported Cutting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are investigating a cutting in the 100 block of Wilkerson Drive. Huntsville police on the scene say a person suffered minor injuries during the incident. Police cleared the scene at about 9:00 pm. No word on arrests or charges in the case.

  • Decatur City Jailer Arrested

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Decatur city jailer has been arrested after police say he exchanged tobacco for pills. Investigators say Justin Fortenberry gave an inmate tobacco, then met a third party at a grocery store to get Lortabs. Fortenberry resigned from his position, and is now in the Morgan County Jail. He was just shy of five years of service with the city.

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