A Limestone County native and National Award Winner, Blake loves working in the Tennessee Valley. After graduating from East Limestone High School in 2016, he went off to Mississippi State University to pursue a Communication degree with a concentration in Public Relations.
During his time at Mississippi State University, he served as an Athletic Photographer. He covered SEC football, baseball, basketball, tennis, and much more!
He served as an Intern in the summer of 2018 and an Interactive Content Producer in the summer of 2019 at WHNT News 19.
When Blake is not at work, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants. If you have a suggestion on a place he should try out, let him know on his social media channels.
HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate an officer-involved shooting that took place in Hanceville. According to the Hanceville Police Department, earlier Sunday, a concerned citizen called the Hanceville Police Department in reference to a family members well-being. Police say they went to a home on County Road 599 in Hanceville to perform a welfare check on the person whom the family member had concerns for. Hanceville PD says when officers arrived on […]
AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn fans have the chance to get autographs from their favorite players and coaches at the annual fan day. The Fan Day will take place Saturday, August 10 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT behind the Auburn Athletics Complex in the Indoor Practice Facility and Watson Field House. This annual event gives Tiger fans an opportunity to interact with their favorite players and coaches. Access to the practice facility area will open around 3:30 p.m. to […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Alabama State Troopers confirm a teenager has died in a single-vehicle wreck in Limestone County. Limestone County Corner Mike West identified the victim as 16-year-old Maria Leeanne Holt. West also said she attended Clements High School. Troopers say she was driving a Pontiac G6 when it left the road near the intersection of Parker Road and Ripley Road and struck a tree. Troopers said she was pronounced dead at the scene. Alabama State Troopers continue to […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Utilities is warning customers of a new tactic being used by scammers. According to a post on the Huntsville Utilities Facebook page, a scammer contacted a local business owner claiming to be from Huntsville Utilities informing him his business’ power would be cut off within the hour unless he paid a more than $400 overdue bill. Instead of asking for a prepaid debit or credit card, the caller said they would only accept cash and that […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Fire & Rescue battled building fire on Whitesburg Drive. Fire crews were dispatched to the 2300 block of Pansy Street Tuesday night around 10:30. Huntsville Fire & Rescue says the residential unit has three units. The top floor is a total loss and the other two units have water damage, according to officials. Emergency crews said it is too early to determine the cause of the fire. WHNT News 19 is working to gather more information. […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a home invasion investigation on Nick Davis Road on July 22. Deputies say Timothy Jackson, 28 of Athens, was charged second-degree burglary. Emergency crews took Jackson to the hospital for a gunshot wound after officials say he was shot by a resident during the scuffle on July 22. Officials say Jackson was in a wreck on Wells Road just hours before the shooting. Jackson is in […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police need your help to identify an out-of-state group who is allegedly using cloned debit cards in the Huntsville area. Huntsville Police believe the group is from Illinois in a Red Ford Focus with Illinois tags. Authorities have identified the man as Victor Larouche from Chicago, Illinois. Police arrested him on a different case when officers caught him at the scene of a similar act at Walgreens on Winchester Road on July 19. He has four other […]
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting on Allred Road that happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Lt. Donny Shaw with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office confirms a man was shot and a female has left the scene in the 160 block of Allred Road. Authorities say both people knew each other and were in an argument. Lt. Shaw also confirms the victim is a white male in his 30s. He was shot at least […]
MADISON, Ala. – As the new school year approaches, one school system talked about its plans to deal with increased student enrollment. Madison City Schools Superintendent Robby Parker plans to hold a news conference on Tuesday to discuss plans to tackle the growth. School officials say the growth has exceeded staffing plans. The growth also provides a challenge for bus transportation. According to Madison City Schools’ website, 1,002 new students, grades 1-12, are enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. The […]
ATHENS, Ala. – An Athens woman has bonded out of jail after being arrested Friday on a felony chemical endangerment of a child charge. Deputies arrested Kylie Madison Collins, 24, on one felony charge of chemical endangerment of a child. Authorities performed a welfare check and saw crushed drugs and Subutex, a pain-killer, in plain sight. After being tested for drugs, Collins and her child tested positive for meth. Authorities released Collins on a $5,000 bond.
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – An abandoned trailer was a total loss after an overnight fire in Meridianville. Meridianville, Hazel Green, Toney, and Bobo fire departments responded to 100 Cottondale Rd for a reported trailer fire. Authorities say the vacant trailer was a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown. Check out this viewer video from Maria Camila Vogt:
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Firefighters responded to downtown Huntsville Saturday night to fight a blaze on Clinton Ave. Huntsville Fire & Rescue Captain Frank McKenzie said the call came around 11 p.m. Saturday night. Firefighters arrived at the scene and saw smoke and flames. McKenzie said the building is vacant and is under construction. Firefighters had to knock out a window to gain entry to the building. Firefighters were able to find the small fire, on the wall frames, and put […]