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    Late night chase and crash injures motorcyclist

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A motorcyclist is recovering this morning after witnesses say he lead officers on a chase, which led to a crash. Police say the crash happened around 10:30 Tuesday night at the intersection of Highway 205 and Pleasant Grove Road in Guntersville. The chase went through parts of Albertville, but finally ended when the man crashed into a fence at a convenience store. Police are releasing few specifics about this case at this time.

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    Crews battle fire at abandoned home

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Fire Department and the Triana Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at an abandoned home Thursday night just before 10:00 on Landess Drive, just south of the airport. Fire crews say the home had been unoccupied for about five year. Crews were able to contain the fire, but the Madison County Fire Department says the blaze is suspicious due to the fact that the home did not have electricity. Investigators are looking into what caused […]

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    Crews respond to early-morning industrial fire in Muscle Shoals

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Colbert County EMA officials say crews battled an industrial fire Thursday morning at the International Fertilizer Development Corporation in Muscle Shoals. The Muscle Shoals Fire Marshal says a storage bin of sulfur caught fire inside the IFDC pilot plant.  It was quickly extinguished around 5:30 a.m. The fire marshal says building sustained minor smoke damage. International Fertilizer Development Corporation is located on TVA/Muscle Shoals reservation land. The Muscle Shoals Fire Marshal say there were no injuries.   No […]

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    Pratt Avenue back open after crash

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – All westbound lanes of Pratt Avenue near Church Street were closed late Thursday night due to a crash. Crews were able to reopen the road after a few hours. Officers tell us no one was seriously hurt in the crash.

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    UPDATE: Missing man with Alzheimer’s found in Huntsville area

    ATHENS, Ala. – Huntsville Police found Lonnie Ray Cottles, an Athens man with Alzheimer’s, who was reported lost earlier in the evening on Wednesday.  Officers were able to track him down at a Huntsville gas station just after 11:30 p.m. Cottles, 76, called 911 in Limestone County on Wednesday evening to say he had two hours of oxygen left.  He drove to Huntsville and stopped at a gas station for help.  The store called Huntsville Police. “We appreciate everyone who helped […]

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    UPDATE: Father of boy burned in explosion speaks about his son’s condition

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) –  The father of a 5-year-old Hazel Green boy badly burned in a gas explosion last week reached out to WHNT News 19 to update us about the boy’s condition. Justin Moore is receiving treatment at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati.  Moore’s father, Gregory, said his son is breathing on his own but is bandaged from the neck down to his feet  and all of his arms and hands. “It’s mostly all third degree to neck […]

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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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