MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a woman’s death on Sagebrook Drive earlier this week has been ruled accidental. Chaquandra Wilson, 30, hit her head when she fell in the bathtub. She was under water when someone found her. Wilson was taken by ambulance to Huntsville Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Sheriff’s Office says autopsy results show the woman’s death was an accident.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police arrested a man in connection with a September 2013 shooting Friday. Cedric Reynolds Grady is charged with capital murder during a robbery first-degree. Police say he shot and killed Cedrick Lamont Fletcher during a robbery on Clifford Road on September 28, 2013.
DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A former ALDOT employee accused of trying to lure a teen online for sex pleaded guilty Thursday. Daniel Edmond Nixon pleaded guilty to enticing a child for immoral purposes. Nixon was sentenced to five years in prison. He will serve one year of that sentence and will then spend three years on probation. Nixon will also register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. Nixon posed as a teenage boy on Facebook […]
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It was the first day of class for Morgan County Schools but for one third-grade student it was extra special. After the first day of school last year, Braxton Voss was diagnosed with leukemia. Braxton returned to class Thursday. Braxton continues to undergo chemotherapy once a month. His mother, Dori, tells WHNT News 19 she’s thankful Braxton was able to return to class. “It’s a blessing that Braxton got to be here today because we were told […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Free meals for most of Huntsville’s public school students is a reality many parents are delighted over. Huntsville City Schools announced 23 of its schools will eat for free starting this fall. The program is for anyone and will not be based on socioeconomic circumstances. Huntsville City Schools is one of 94 districts in Alabama eligible to feed children for free under the new Community Eligibility Provision of the USDA’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The provision provides […]
ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – One person is dead after a car crashed into an Athens home Tuesday evening. It happened along Highway 127 shortly after 5:30 p.m. State troopers say 38-year-old Joe Campbell of Elkmont lost control of his four-door sedan while driving north along Elkmont Road. He crashed into a tree, a utility pole and a home about four miles north of Athens. Campbell died at the scene. No one else was hurt. State troopers are investigating the cause of the accident. […]
Atlanta (CNN) — A second American suffering from Ebola is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday from Liberia, where she contracted the deadly virus. Missionary Nancy Writebol will travel aboard an air ambulance equipped with an isolation unit. It will land at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, and from there she’ll be rushed to Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital about 20 miles away. Writebol will be the last of two Americans stricken with the disease while aiding Ebola victims in West […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Friday WHNT News 19 took action with Kids to Love for local foster kids and, thanks to you, we got results! It was a busy morning in Madison. Mayor Troy Trulock and wife Dana dropped off supplies from Redstone Arsenal Community Women’s Club. “When you’re starting that new school year and you’re going in and you don’t know the environment, something as simple as a backpack to give you that confidence to go into a classroom, it’s […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Missionaries travel to parts of the globe often stricken with illness, poverty, or political turmoil with the mindset that the risk is worth the reward. WHNT spoke with the Oakwood University’s Missions Director about the risks involved with mission trips.
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers closed down part of Winchester Road after a four-vehicle wreck Friday evening. The four vehicle wreck happened near Buckhorn High School and Maysville Road. Four people were been transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Three employees of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center are suing the tourist attraction. The employees say the center has made them work Alabama state holidays for decades. Some of those holidays include Robert E. Lee’s birthday, Confederate Memorial Day, Jefferson Davis’ birthday, George Washington’s birthday, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday and American Indian Heritage Day. The lawsuit currently lists only three employees but states there is the potential for more to be added later as part of a […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The state of Alabama now has another tool to help stop drunken driving. Taking effect this month, a revised law provides for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol to install ignition interlock devices that prevent their vehicles from starting if they have a blood-alcohol content of .02 or more. In some cases, the interlock devices are mandatory. In others, drivers can request devices in exchange for reduced terms of driver’s license suspensions. The […]