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Noel began his career at WHNT News 19 as a Multi-Media Production Assistant in November 2017. He currently serves as an Interactive Content Producer and loves every second of it.

A Floridian by birth, he claims Alabama as his home state and Athens his hometown.

Noel is a graduate of The University of North Alabama (ROAR LIONS!) where he earned a degree in communications and outdoor recreation.

When he isn’t writing stories, Noel enjoys exploring the Huntsville area, all things outdoors, reading (at least tries to), and serving at his church.

“I strive to be honest, accurate and fair when it comes to writing. WHNT News 19 has given me the opportunity to help the people of North Alabama, and I intend to give it my all.”

“You shall not spread a false report.” – Exodus 23:1a

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Recent Articles
  • BLOG: Severe storms produce ominous clouds, wind damage, and rainbows across the Valley

    As severe storms moved through the Valley on Friday, many of our viewers took the time to take photos of the clouds and the damage they left behind. You can monitor the heavy storms while you are on the go with’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19! When to Watch: Programming that was preempted for storm coverage will re-air overnight Three injured in tornado-confirmed storm in Cullman County If you can safely take photos of the weather in […]

  • Police: Thief stole $150 from Hollywood gas station

    HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — Hollywood police say a man stole more than $100 Thursday evening from a gas station in Jackson County. They add officers were able to identify the thief two hours later with the help of tips after posting a video on Facebook.    Brandon Dekoda Evans, 22 of Stevenson, faces a Fourth-degree Theft of Property charge after he stole $150 from Walden’s Citgo in Hollywood.   A Facebook video showed Evans putting items in his pocket while the cashier […]

  • Police: Truck shows suspicious activity, prompts search for vehicle

    ARAB, Ala. — An Arab Police Department Facebook post says a truck was reported Thursday morning on Mobb’s School Road of suspicious activity. The video, in the post, shows the driver slowly pull into a driveway and turns around. The vehicle has been in the area since Wednesday, June 20. Police describe the vehicle as a late 80’s or early 90’s model Nissan. Witnesses tell police the truck is gray/silver, contrary to the dark color in the video. If you […]

  • Police: Search continues for Tuscaloosa man last seen July 2004

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office asks for information on the disappearance of a county resident last seen 14 years ago in Jefferson County. Herman Matthew “Matt” Gamble, of Highway 216, was last seen at the Green Lantern Bar located on Old Tuscaloosa Highway on July 21, 2004. If you have any information that could help investigators, please call Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at 205-464-8690 , Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 205-752-0616, or visit their website at […]

  • Police: Lexis Nexis comes to Decatur, provides up-to-date crime reports throughout city

    DECATUR, Ala. — Decatur Police says the city’s law enforcement will offer a ‘real-time, electronic community crime map’ for the public Wednesday. Decatur is the third city in the state to offer Lexis Nexis. Police claim the online-device is a tool which helps patrol mobilization and community policing. This plan was under development for over a year-and-a-half. Chief of Police Nate Allen believes the device will help improve tactical performance and track repetitive problems. “In order to truly transform our approach […]

  • Morning fire destroys mobile home on Hasting Drive

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in Madison County. It happened just before 5 a.m. Wednesday on Hasting Drive, across from Highway 72 and Ryland Pike. WHNT’s Jeff Gray says neighbors noticed the fire. He says a female neighbor found it suspicious the home caught fire due to its vacancy the past three months. She tells him workers were out yesterday trying to dismantle the mobile home. No injuries have been reported.

  • Two North Alabama counties hold 117 sponsors for illegal immigrant children

    NORTHEAST ALABAMA — Our media partners at report the Department of Homeland Security placed almost a quarter of 452 undocumented immigrant children with Marshall and Jackson County sponsors since October 2017. The overall number represents illegal minors who have been placed in Alabama, according to data collected from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Their data page shows spreadsheets of general statistics, from age to length of stay, by fiscal year (October 1 – September 30) nationally. The following information is from […]

  • Police: Woman searches for unlocked cars, steals items and vehicle in Muscle Shoals

    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — Muscle Shoals Police Department needs your help in looking for a female. They say she was able to take items from multiple unlocked vehicles before stealing one. This is a good reminder to lock your cars and remove them from your vehicle as you leave. Police say the vehicle stolen was later recovered in Sheffield.

  • Three companies to hold upcoming job fairs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Three Huntsville companies are searching for people with different skill sets this summer. Remington Arms Company, Mesker Doors and Torch Technologies will host their own job fairs in June and July. Below are the following details: JUNE: Who: Remington When: Thursday, June 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: 1816 Remington Trail SW (follow the signs on Wall Triana Highway) Why: Hiring for CNC Mill & Lathe Operators _____________________________________ Who: Torch Technologies  When: Thursday, June 28, 3:30 […]

  • Man hit by train at Jordan Lane Exit faces life-threatening injuries

    Huntsville, Ala. — A man is at Huntsville Hospital Sunday after he was struck by an oncoming train under the overpass by Exit 17A. Emergency crews say the man is alive but faces life-threatening injuries. Adult man suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by a train on Jordan Lane under the overpass for 565. — Kelly Vaughen WHNT (@KellyVaughen) June 17, 2018 Police say the call came in around 8:00 a.m. The train company, Norfolk Suffolk, called to report […]

  • Police: Man and woman break into storage units, each face six counts of burglary

    ATHENS, Ala. — Police accuse two people of breaking into storage units on Lucas Ferry Road and Kings Drive Thursday. Brandon Wayne Cole, 35,  and Lauren Ashley Moore Tapscott, 33, face six counts of Third-degree burglary, each. Law enforcement reports Westside Mini Storage and M&M Mini Storage were broken into. An investigator with the department has been working, since May, on multiple reports of storage units being burglarized. According to police, some items taken include: fishing equipment tools vacuums dishes […]

  • Decatur Police searches for man, asks public for help

    DECATUR, Ala. — Police need your help locating John Derrick Coyle. Law enforcement says he has multiple warrants out for using stolen and forged checks in their city. HELP LOCATE: Do you recognize him? John Derrick Coyle has multiple warrants for his arrest for presenting stolen and forged checks in Decatur. Call us at (256) 341-4660 if you have information. — Decatur, AL Police (@DecaturALPD) June 15, 2018