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  • Hours-long standoff in Jackson County ends with one person in custody

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – Deputies have a person in custody after an hours-long standoff in Paint Rock. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at a home on County Road 1 around 5 p.m. after neighbors reported a man was firing a weapon at homes and vehicles. When deputies arrived, they said they could hear shots being fired from inside the home and the man locked himself inside. No one was hurt during the situation.

  • Family members search for answers after teen killed in apartment shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One person was killed in a shooting at the Brixworth at Bridge Street Apartments Wednesday morning. Huntsville police say Austin D’mar Rich, 19, of Huntsville was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds after the shooting was pronounced dead at the hospital. The shooting happened just before 7:30 a.m. Police said they weren’t sure what led to the shooting, but multiple people were involved and multiple shots were fired. Police said they were searching for a newer-model […]

  • Bill to repeal Common Core in Alabama schools moves forward in Legislature with opposition from local education community

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama Senate committee has approved a bill that would repeal Common Core standards in Alabama. They are known as the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards. Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh’s bill passed the education policy committee Wednesday and will go to the Senate floor for debate. The bill would eliminate Common Core standards at the end of this school year. “After 10 years, the state of Alabama is 49th in math and 46th in […]

  • Former reporter returns to WHNT News 19 for the anchor desk. Welcome back Shevaun!

    For the second time, WHNT News 19 is welcoming Shevaun Bryan to our team. But this time she’ll be sharing the anchor desk with Greg Screws. Shevaun covered the Tennessee Valley for more than four years, as both a reporter and weekend morning anchor. In 2018, she relocated to Oklahoma City to work for our sister station KFOR, but she’ll be back in north Alabama telling your stories. “I called the valley home for years and couldn’t miss the opportunity […]

  • Madison ReadyFest happening March 30

    MADISON, Ala. – If you feel like there’s something in life you should be preparing for, chances are it will be covered at Madison ReadyFest later this month. This is the second year for ReadyFest in the city. The event features experts who can help you prepare for everything from financial and career planning to natural disasters. ReadyFest takes place Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m.-noon at West Madison Elementary School. It is free and open to the public.

  • Expect delays for Alabama 36 repaving

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -ALDOT is working on a $1.2 million resurfacing project beginning on Monday, March 25th. The Alabama Department of Transportation advises drivers to expect single-lane closures on Alabama 36 between Interstate 65 and Alabama 67, east of Hartselle. Reed Contracting will be milling and paving the 8.3-mile section of Alabama 36 daily from about 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, weather permitting. A pilot car will be used to direct traffic through the work area, with brief […]

  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center to host National Space Council

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Officials are meeting in the Rocket City to discuss future endeavors into space. The fifth meeting of the National Space Council will be held the U.S. Space and Rocket Center on Tuesday, March 26th. The meeting will be hosted by the council’s chairman, Vice President Mike Pence.  The meeting’s focus will be the administration’s plans to send Americans back to the Moon and then to Mars. Pence and the council will hear from two panels on human […]

  • 45 rattlesnakes removed from underneath Texas home

    ABILENE, Texas – A Texas snake removal company had its hands full last week when employees were called to a house that had dozens of rattlesnakes living underneath it. Big Country Snake Removal posted the video Sunday of what employees found under the house when they showed up. The homeowner crawled under the house to see if he could fix a cable TV connection, according to the company, and when he saw some snakes he backed out and called the […]

  • Limestone County authorities locate runaway teen

    UPDATE: Cook has been found in Limestone County. UPDATE: India has been found in Limestone County. — Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) March 20, 2019 LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County authorities are looking for a girl who hasn’t been seen by her family since the weekend. India Faith Cook, 14, left her home on Saturday, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 256-232-0111 and ask for […]

  • Vice President Pence expected in the Rocket City

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Vice President Mike Pence is making his way to the Rocket City next week. Pence will be in Huntsville on Tuesday, March 26th to chair the next meeting of the National Space Council at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. reports, the meeting’s focus will be the administration`s plans to send Americans back to the Moon and then to Mars. Pence and the council will hear from two panels on human space exploration during the meeting. The […]

  • Lauderdale County officials locate missing girl

    UPDATE: Davis has been found. LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department needs help locating Marissa Davis. Marissa Dawn Davis is 17-years-old and was last seen around the County Road 135 area. If you have any information contact the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department at 256-760-5757.

  • Dale County Sheriff’s Office evacuated after pipe bomb discovered

    DALE COUNTY, Ala. – Tuesday night, a pipe bomb was discovered at the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, leading authorities to the evacuate the building. Our news partners at reported authorities were searching a home as part of a homicide investigation. During the search, authorities found and brought a sealed duffel bag back to the sheriff’s office. Authorities searched the bag and then found the pipe bomb. The sheriff’s office and Ozark-Dale County E911 Center were then evacuated, according to […]

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