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  • Decatur playground damaged following fire

    DECATUR, Ala. – A second playground in the Tennessee Valley was set on fire this week. Authorities said a playground at the Childcare Network on Clarkview Street in Decatur was set on fire September 14. WHNT reached out to Decatur Fire and Decatur Police for more information. Authorities said the fire is not currently under investigation. The first fire this week happened in a housing community near the Cavalry Hill Community Center in Huntsville.

  • Cullman woman killed following single-vehicle car crash in Cullman County

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Troopers said a Cullman woman died following a single-vehicle car crash at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, September 15. Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel said Amy Lachelle Drake, 42, was killed when the Toyota 4-Runner she was driving left the road on Cullman County 1545 and hit a tree. Drake was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. ALEA State Troopers are continuing to investigate.

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office searching for Gurley bank thief

    GURLEY, Ala. – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a thief who burglarized the People’s Independent Bank in Gurley. According to a tweet, the Sheriff’s Office said the thief broke into the bank sometime Saturday night. The male thief was wearing a black raincoat and covered his face with a black and white bandana. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Locke at (256) 533-8827 or Saturday night burglary and theft at People's Independent Bank in […]

  • Dennis Madsen says Huntsville’s growth has been a long-term vision

    You’ve probably heard the prediction – it won’t be too many years before Huntsville is the largest city in Alabama. Certainly we have regular reports of new businesses and agencies coming to town and bringing hundreds, if not thousands of new jobs. Growth is happening, but it isn’t sneaking up on us. Dennis Madsen, manager of urban and long-range planning for the City of Huntsville, said the plans for growth have been in the works for years. “I think what’s […]

  • Titans Keys to the Game for Indianapolis Colts

    The Indianapolis Colts head to the Music City Saturday and face the Tennessee Titans in a noon kickoff. Titans radio play-by-play announcer Mike Keith has the Keys to the Game as the Titans come off a big win on the road last weekend. Don’t forget, you can watch today’s Titans game on WHNT News 19!

  • Georgia man charged with drug possession in Hartselle

    HARTSELLE, Ala. — Hartselle police arrested a Georgia man Saturday after they say he tried to fill a forged prescription at Gilchrist Pharmacy. James A. Bloodworth III was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police said when they tried to make contact with Bloodworth he fled on foot, got in his vehicle and led them on a short chase on Sparkman Street. Police said Bloodworth lost control of his vehicle and wrecked before fleeing on foot a second time. […]

  • Man involved in Morgan County standoff arrested hours later in second incident

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — Morgan County deputies say a  man involved in a standoff Saturday afternoon was arrested for domestic violence hours later. Mike Swafford with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said 48-year-old Anthony Boyd Taylor barricaded himself with two knives inside a home on Lilac Private Drive. Swafford said it took nearly two hours to convince Taylor to surrender peacefully. Taylor was taken to the hospital shortly after for evaluation. Standoff ends peacefully: after roughly 1.5 hours, Deputies were […]

  • Man injured in shooting on Fairway Drive in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Police say a man was shot by his cousin Friday night in Huntsville. Authorities said the victim went to his cousin’s house on Fairway Drive with a baseball bat intending to fight before he was shot. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police are continuing to investigate.

  • 19-year-old charged with murder in Huntsville Labor Day weekend shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville police made an arrest in connection to a fatal shooting in northwest Huntsville during Labor Day weekend. Aushad Malik Shaw, 19, was booked and charged with murder. The shooting happened Sunday, September 1 near Westlake Apartments on Sparkman Drive. Authorities received the shooting call around 8:30 p.m. Latryl Williams, 21, was taken to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition but later died, police said.

  • Man charged with killing wife in Jackson County

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — Jackson County authorities say a man killed his wife early Saturday morning in Jackson County. Jeremiah Adam Nix, 32, of Hollywood was booked into jail and charged with murder. Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said they received the call just after midnight. When deputies arrived at the home they found Candus Bowes dead from a gunshot wound. Nix is currently being held without bond. Authorities are continuing to investigate.  

  • Lace up your shoes and get ready to run…a 0.12K at Campus 805

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lace up your running shoes, or dust them off from a year ago, because the Rocket City Microthon is back! The 0.12K race returns to Huntsville on Sunday, September 22. Yes, 0.12K. Hundreds joined in the fun last year at Butler Green at Campus 805, and the event returns there again. It’s 0.12K from the grass at Straight to Ale down to Yellowhammer Brewing, and they hope you can make it the whole way. (Pace yourselves, people.) […]

  • Authorities searching for escaped Talladega County inmate

    TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate from a Talladega County work release facility. According to ADOC, Dale Anthony Sanders, 38, was missing during a bed check around 9:18 p.m. Friday at the Childersburg Work Release Center. Sanders is 5′ 11″, weighs 163 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. Officials said they were unsure what clothing Sanders was wearing. Anyone with information on Sanders’s location is asked to call ADOC at (800) 831-8825.

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