Erin Ward has worked at all three television stations in Huntsville, and we’re glad she’s with WHNT News 19 now!

Her sister Kelsey and her brother Will also work here. Jerry Hayes once joked we might be changing the call letters to WARD-TV. :)

Erin helps with producing newscasts and writing for the website.

Recent Articles
  • Bridgeport Shoplifting Suspect Escapes Arrest, On The Loose

    The Bridgeport Police Department is looking for 31 year old Kandice Nicole Rector of Marion County, Tennessee. Police say Rector was arrested in Bridgeport just before 10 p.m. Friday night for shoplifting at the Dollar General and was charged with 3rd degree theft and resisting arrest.  According to the chief, after being handcuffed and put in the back of an officer’s patrol car the officer went back into the Dollar General Store to return the stolen merchandise. When the officer […]

  • Update: Etowah County Teen Found, Safe

    The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office says a missing teen has been found.  Christina Marie Smith, 15, is safe. Investigators say they found her at 8:45 a.m. Monday at a home on Thornhill Road in the Carlisle community.  Someone saw the teen’s picture on the news and called the sheriff’s office. “It is because of the great cooperation with the media that helped us find Christina and bring her home safely,” says Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

  • Huntsville Police Respond to Wal-Mart Pharmacy Robbery

    Huntsville Police responded to a robbery this afternoon at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy located at the intersection of the Parkway and Drake Avenue. It happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday. According to police the suspect threatened to pull a weapon on employees before taking off with some drugs and money. Police arrested John Patrick Dudley, 31, later Sunday evening. 

  • State Troopers Investigating Lawrence County Wreck As Traffic Homicide

    A two car wreck that happened Friday just before midnight in Lawrence County is now being investigated by state troopers as a traffic homicide. The wreck happened on Highway 24 at the intersection on County Road 217. Troopers say a car attempted turn off Highway 24 onto County Road 217 and was rear-ended by a pickup. The car ended up in a ditch and the truck in the median. The driver of the truck and two people in the car […]

  • UPDATE: Hammad Memon Found in Dallas

    UPDATE: Madison Police Department held a news conference at 7:50 p.m. Friday where Madison County Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann spoke. Gann said with outstanding police work and the help of the F.B.I., authorities were able to locate Hammad’s mother, Safia Memon’s cell phone signal. Police found Hammad Memon within 100 feet of the signal, hiding in a restroom. Police say they had to chase Memon on foot before they were able to take him into custody. When they found […]

  • Huntsville Police Investigating Toddler Death

    Huntsville Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 22-month-old boy. Saturday morning HEMSI responded to a call from 125 Apt. C, in Mason court shortly before 10:00 a.m. about a child going into cardiac arrest. HEMSI officials say they attempted to resuscitate the 22 month old before rushing him to Huntsville Hospital. The attempts to resuscitate the toddler failed and he was pronounced dead at the emergency room. While it appears the child died of natural causes […]

  • School Bus Hits Power Line; Driver and Kids Trapped

    Students and the bus driver are stranded on a school bus in Colbert County this afternoon after a power line fell on the bus. Police are on the scene in Littleville near Colbern Mountain Road and Foxtrap. The incident happened when the bus driver tried to drive under a low hanging power line connected to a building. The line got tangled on the bus and students and the driver must now wait until electric crews get on the scene to […]

  • UPDATE: Northport McDonald’s Hepatitis A Scare

    As of now there is no scare with the hepatitis A case in Tuscaloosa County. The only person with a confirmed case of hepatitis A is an employee at the McDonald’s in Northport. However, Alabama Public Health officials are encouraging anyone who may have eaten at the restaurant to get a hepatitis A vaccine. Friday will be the deadline to get a vaccine. Officials say people who ate at the McDonald’s on March 14th and breakfast on the 16th may […]

  • Autism Diagnoses Rise

    According to a new study from the University of Alabama in Birmingham diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders continue to rise in the United States. New estimates show that the disorder now affects one in 88 American children. Back in 2009 the numbers were one in 110. The study also shows that boys are five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. The disorder was found to be more prevalent in white children. In Alabama alone there has […]

  • Preliminary Hearing Set For James Pigg

    James Pigg the Limestone County man accused of killing his own grandmother has been charged with murder. He is currently in the Limestone County Jail. His bond has been set at $100,000 dollars. A preliminary hearing for Pigg has been set for April 10th at 1:30 p.m. in Judge Thatch’s Courtroom. WHNT News 19 has learned that Pigg’s court appointed attorney is Harlan Mitchell.

  • Madison Police To Collect Expired Prescription Drugs


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