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    Pictures: I-65 Standstill

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Interstate 65 looked more like a parking lot Thursday, after icy roads and wrecks brought traffic to a halt. State troopers shut down the Northbound and Southbound lanes of I-65 between mile markers 310 and 318. The back-up spanned about ten miles with drivers reporting they hit it as soon as they got past Huntsville. According to state troopers, a semi truck jackknifed in the Southbound lanes and then several trucks pulled over in the […]

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    Woman, Two Children Taken to UAB Burn Center After House Fire

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Firefighters responded to a house fire last night in the 800 block of Washington Street.  A woman and two children were taken to the UAB Burn Center. Huntsville Police say a neighbor called in saying they “heard a boom.”  Authorities say there was a natural gas explosion the residence, which is part of a Huntsville Housing Authority housing project. Cheri Kent and her two children, ages 5 and 7, were rushed to the Burn Center in […]

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    New Intersection in Morgan County

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A lot of motorists were hoping a new year and a new traffic signal would help to make a dangerous intersection safer. The new traffic lights have already been installed at the intersection of Highways 231 and 36 in Morgan county, but engineers say it will be another 60 to 90 days before the lights begin operating.

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    UPDATE: Bank Independent in Decatur Robbed

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Police tell us that around 8:00 this evening a white male walked up to the drive-thru at the Bank Independent on Highway 31 in Decatur and demanded money. The teller cooperated, and the man ran away. He was last seen running south from bank. Some of the money was recovered. If you have any information, you’re asked to call Decatur Police at 256-341-4660.

  • Clearview Cancer Trial Having Success

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Louis Booth was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma about three years ago. His early attempts at treatment were unsuccessful, so when he heard about a new clinical trial at Clearview Cancer Institute in Huntsville, he jumped at the opportunity. After only one treatment, the results were remarkable. The swelling in his lymph nodes was down by 50 percent. The drug Booth is taking is called Ublituximab, and doctors are combining it with a pill form of chemotherapy. […]

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    Kids to Love Needs More Donations As Christmas Nears

    (WHNT) – The Kids to Love Foundation, the non-profit agency that serves foster children in the Tennessee Valley, shipped out Christmas gifts to families in 18 counties in north Alabama and southern Tennessee this week. Despite those large numbers, the organization is still thousands of dollars short on this year’s Christmas for the Kids Drive.  There are still several dozen wish lists that have not been fulfilled yet, which means some of these children may not have any gifts under […]

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    WHNT to Host Blood Drive Friday

    WHNT is teaming up with Lifesouth Community Blood Centers to host a blood drive this Friday, December 7th. The Lifesouth Bloodmobile will be parked in front of WHNT News 19 from 12 pm to 6 pm. WHNT News 19 is located at 200 Holmes Ave in downtown Huntsville. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 year-olds may donate with written parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. There […]

  • Huntsville Planning Commission Approves John Hunt Park Expansion

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Huntsville Planning Commission approved the master plan for expansions to John Hunt Park at its meeting Tuesday night. Work will begin if the commission can sell the former police academy property that is next to the park.  The project is expected to cost the city $100 million. “Until the money’s in place, it will not go forward, it will not move forward,” said Mayor Battle on Tuesday night. “If the property doesn’t sell for $7/square […]

  • UPDATE: Three People Identified in Deadly Hazel Green Wreck

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Authorities have identified the three people killed in an early Monday morning wreck. Jonah Bradley, 19, and Jeff Stewart, 24, both of Belvidere, Tenn., along with Chad Swafford, 21, of Huntland, Tenn. died in the crash. Two vehicles were involved in the wreck. Bradley, Stewart, and Swafford were in one of the vehicles, a 2013 Dodge Dart, along with one other person who was able to get out before the car burst into flames. The driver […]

  • New E-Books Service at Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  Axis 360 is a new e-book resource at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. The program can be accessed here for free with a library card number and library PIN. E-books can be checked out in ePub/PDF format and through Adobe Digital Editions to a Nook, Nook Color, Sony, or Kobo. E-books can also be accessed in the Blio format, which loads straight to the Blio reader. The Blio reader is free and can be installed on […]

  • BBB Offers iPhone App

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Better Business Bureau now offers an iPhone app, which could be handy this Thanksgiving holiday. The app allows you to search for businesses, check their BBB accreditation status and rating, as well as share your findings via Twitter, e-mail, or Facebook. The app can be downloaded for free here.  

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    Madison To Host Christmas Parade Dec. 8

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison Christmas Parade will be December 8th at 5:30 PM. The parade line up will start at 4:00 at Plaza Blvd. The parade route will follow: Plaza Blvd, Hughes Rd, Mill Rd, Church St, Main St, Sullivan St, Front St, College St, and end at Madison Elementary. Winners will be asked to pull over to the left on Front St and park for an awards ceremony at the Round House. All side streets between Mill Road and […]

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