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  • Garden Tips: Cool Weather Crops

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Garden Tips features advice on what crops to grown in cool weather.

  • Garden Tips: Ornamental Grasses

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Just in time for spring, this week’s Garden Tips is about ornamental grasses. These grasses are perennial, which means they replace their foliage every year.  You can trim the dead grass off, but it’s not necessary.

  • Tools for Teachers: Karl Fernandez

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – This week’s Tools for Teachers recipient is Karl Fernandez who teaches science at Sparkman High School.

  • Power Outage in Florence Resolved

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Florence Police Department tells us a transformer fire caused a power outage in Florence just before 9:00 p.m. The transformer was near Cumberland Road in Florence. The power outage affected downtown Florence and the University of North Alabama’s campus for a little more than an hour.  

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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 […]

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