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  • Former Employee for Madison Co. Commission Indicted on Ethics, Theft Charges

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A former public employee for the Madison County Commission has been arrested for felony ethics and theft charges. Attorney General Luther Strange said Deborah Kay Sims, 59, of Gurley, surrendered Wednesday at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Prosecutors for the Attorney General’s office presented evidence to a Madison County grand jury on March 11, Strange said. The grand jury indicted Sims. Her charges are as follows: • One count of intentionally using her official position as a […]

  • Mother Uses Facebook to Teach Daughter Important Lesson

    A picture on Facebook, from a community page for parents, has gone viral — and that’s exactly the teaching moment intended for the subject in the photo. The picture was re-posted on March 18, on the page “Southern mama.”  The mother, Kira Hudson, from Colorado, originally asked friends on her Facebook page to share the picture of her daughter.  The picture the young girl is holding says “Mom is trying to show me how many people can see a picture once it’s […]

  • This 11-Year-Old Gets Emotional After Learning He’s Going To Be A Big Brother

    Logan, 11, had no idea what was on the piece of paper in his hands when he started reading it to the camera. He started reading a list of things he is going to do this year. Shortly after reading aloud he was going to Myrtle Beach on vacation, he read aloud: “I’m going to be a big brother.” Logan’s emotional reaction is perfect.

  • Watch: ‘Listen, Linda’ Cupcake Kid Gets His Cupcake

    He just wanted a cupcake.. but he’s a debate team captain in the making. The 3-year-old who argued with his mother over a cupcake got a big surprise on the Ellen DeGeneres show on Tuesday. Mateo’s mother got a nice surprise, too.

  • Moulton Doctor Charged with DUI

    (WHNT) – Authorities say a family doctor from Moulton was arrested over the weekend in the Shoals for DUI. The Colbert County Sheriff says a deputy stopped Dr. Robert Hall late Friday night after Moulton Police issued an alert for other agencies to be on the lookout for a certain car. Hall was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the Colbert County Jail.  Hall has since been released on bond.

  • Two Dead, 1 Critically Hurt as News Helicopter Crashes in Seattle

    (CNN) — A news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning near the Space Needle in Seattle, killing both people inside the helicopter and critically injuring another who was in a vehicle on the ground, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department said. The injured man, 37, extricated himself from one of three vehicles that caught fire and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition with burns over 50% of his body, said the spokesman, Kyle Moore. Here’s more information in […]

  • March 17th, Kaedin Johnson, Athens

    Thanks to Kaedin Johnson of Athens for the Great Sketch we featured on WHNT News 19 at 5:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting you at the next Sketch the Sky Party very soon.  

  • Athens Police: Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Athens Police say a man is charged with a crime involving a 12-year-old girl. Brandon Chase Duffy was arrested Friday afternoon.  He is charged with second-degree sexual abuse. Police say the incident happened on March 6 on Audubon Lane. Police say Duffy was booked at the police department and released on a $1,000 bond.

  • NW Huntsville PTAs Comment on Harrison’s, Showers’ Criticism of Superintendent, School Board

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Representatives of the Northwest Cluster of PTAs fired back at County Commissioner Bob Harrison and City Councilman Richard Showers on Monday, saying their recent comments about education are “counterproductive.” They said the comments work against the educational progress being made in the Huntsville district, and a hindrance to students’ growth. In the statement, Vikki Hollingsworth Moore, President of the Johnson PTSA, said she is grateful to Dr. Wardynski for the new staff he has put in place at […]

  • School Board President Responds to Councilman Showers’ Statement

    The following is a letter from David Blair in response to Councilman Richard Showers' comments on Thursday, March 13 at the Huntsville City Council meeting.

  • Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt Returns After Six-year Hiatus

    MONTGOMERY, ALA.  (March 13, 2014) – The annual Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt is back after a six-year hiatus. The Governor’s Hunt, an invitation-only event which will open some of Alabama’s best hunting habitats to guests, is scheduled for March 17-19. Approximately 75 to 80 individuals including representatives from industry, commerce, entertainment, sports celebrities and the news media are expected to participate in the hunt. Combining the efforts of the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Governor’s Office and the Alabama Conservation […]

  • Michelle Gilliam Jordan Named Director of Planning for City of Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announced the appointment of Michelle Gilliam Jordan as the city’s new Director of Planning Tuesday. Jordan has been with the city of Huntsville since 2009, having served in key administrative roles as the Director of Economic Development and Legislative Affairs and as the Director of Community Development. “Michelle’s depth of experience in planning and her leadership role in economic development make her uniquely qualified for this position,” said Mayor Battle. “Many of […]

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