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  • ELECTION LIVE BLOG: Follow us as the results roll in …

    WHNT News 19 is bringing you live coverage from across the state. Follow along with all the updates on the candidates in the 2018 Primary Runoff Election. You can also see live results as they come in by clicking here

  • Election results: Check results of the July 17, 2018 Primary Runoff Election

    Below are state and local election results for June 5, 2018. These include statewide races, as well as local county races throughout north Alabama.

  • 13th annual Alabama sales tax holiday set for July 20-22

    Alabama’s 13th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 22, 2018, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of the state’s four percent sales or use tax. The Tax Holiday is aimed at helping students and teachers get school supplies for a lower price. The tax holiday was previously held in the first half of August, but lawmakers voted to move […]

  • LIVE BLOG: SEC Media Days – UGA, Ole Miss, Arkansas & Florida

    ATLANTA, Ga. – SEC Media Days continues in Atlanta. Georgia coach Kirby Smart will be in the spotlight when the Southeastern Conference’s annual preseason media gathering enters its second day. Smart led Georgia to the SEC Championship and a spot in the National Championship Game.  

  • TCSO: Search begins for man and woman wanted for animal cruelty

    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. — A search begins Tuesday for two Tuscaloosa residents. Law enforcement officials say they are wanted for animal cruelty. Justin Deanthony Kirk and Teresa Weaver, both 22 and last known to be living from the area of Veterans Memorial, each face on July 17 a Second-degree Dog/Cat Cruelty charge. according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. TCSO gives the following description of the man and woman: Kirk Male African-American 5’7″ 190 lbs Black Hair Brown Eyes Weaver […]

  • FCC Chairman calls for hearing on Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media deal, has “serious concerns”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai announced Monday that he has “serious concerns” with “certain station divestitures” in the purchase of Tribune Media Company by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. The chairman said he has called for a hearing on the matter in front of an administrative law judge. “The evidence we’ve received suggests that certain station divestitures that have been proposed to the FCC would allow Sinclair to control those stations in practice, even if not in […]

  • Jasper officers suspended for alleged ‘white power’ gesture

    JASPER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor says four members of his city’s police force have been suspended for making a hand gesture that some say is a hate symbol. Jasper Mayor David O’Mary tells news outlets the four Jasper officers have been suspended and will lose a week’s pay following the publication of a photograph in the Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle on July 12. O’Mary is pictured in that photo alongside several officers, four of whom are making an […]

  • How to check your polling place before you go vote in the 2018 Primary Runoff Election on Tuesday

    Before each time you go to vote, election officials encourage you to check your polling place. It’s a simple process that we’ve done our best to speed up even more. All you have to do is visit the Alabama Secretary of State’s website here. We’ve linked the specific part of the website that allows you to check your polling place. Fill out the county where you vote, your last name, and your birthday. Make sure you look at the polling […]

  • Decatur police charge man in connection to robbery of local bank

    DECATUR, Ala. — Decatur police officers arrested a man Friday in connection with the robbery of a local bank. Officials charged 36-year-old Terence Djuan Powers with first-degree robbery. According to the police report, officers were sent to CB&S Bank on 6th Avenue SE around 1:30 p.m. Friday.  Powers was found and arrested later that day at 6:00 p.m. according to officials. Powers was booked in the Morgan County Jail and is being held on $60,000 bond.

  • Decatur woman dead after late night shooting, 2 teenagers charged with capital murder

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville police officers arrested and charged two teenagers Saturday in a fatal shooting that left a woman dead. According to officials, 27-year-old Charity Fennell from Decatur lost her life after meeting with 17-year-old Hassan Erskine and 18-year-old Terran Burt. According to authorities, Fennell connected with Erskine and Burt through social media and the three planned to meet Friday in front of a vacant house on Williamsburg Dr. for a drug deal. Around 8 p.m. Friday night, not […]

  • Scottsboro police searching for 2 women

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Scottsboro Police Departement is asking for any information on two people wanted for questioning for an incident that happened in Scottsboro on June 6. They posted photos of the two women along with the car they are thought to be in. According to officials, they may have a 1998 black Toyota 4-runner. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ryan Putman at (256) 574-4468. There are no details about the original incident at this time.

  • Fayetteville man on TBI’s ‘Top Most Wanted’ list in custody

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook Monday that a Fayetteville man who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list has been caught. A joint effort by the two law enforcement agencies and the US Marshall Service led to the capture of 50-year-old William Barnard Hawk in a Walmart parking lot on Powell Avenue in Nashville according to the TBI. Hawk is accused of attempted criminal homicide in connection to […]