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
  • Rocket City Trash Pandas logos revealed

    MADISON, Ala. — Last month, BallCorps Inc., LLC revealed the new name for Madison’s Minor League Baseball team – the Rocket City Trash Pandas. On Saturday, the team was given a face. BallCorps, the owner of the Southern League franchise, made the announcement at a reveal party at Dublin Park Saturday evening. Not only did fans get the opportunity to see the new logos, but it was also their first chance to buy t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats with the official Rocket […]

  • Rocket City Trash Panda Kid Logo Contest Winner

    MADISON, Ala. — The official kid logo for the Rocket City Trash Pandas was announced Saturday at Dublin Park. Congratulations to Jackson Shepard of New Market School. His design “Rocket City Trash Panda” received more than 1,300 votes out of 3,668. Here are the Top 5 Designs: WINNER: “Rocket City Trash Panda” by Jackson Shepard, 3rd grade at New Market School (1,304 votes) 2nd place: “Trash Panda Baseball!” by Alexandra Corbett, 6th grade at Riverton Intermediate School (1,256 votes) 3rd place: […]

  • Man arrested for violent robbery at Wild Bill’s Bar in Madison

    MADISON, Ala. — The Madison Police Department arrested a man in connection to a July 15th robbery at Wild Bill’s Bar and Grill. Police say Kristopher Hurst is one of two men they believe assaulted a female bartender and stole from the Madison Boulevard bar. Kristopher Bryan Braden Hurst, 21,  faces two charges: first-degree Robbery and Assault. Police took Hurst into custody on Oct. 7 and later booked him into the Madison County Jail on a bond of $90,000. The victim, Tanglia Lanford, […]

  • 10-year-old Tennessee twin brother shoots sister outside Dollar General

    ST. JOSEPH, Tenn.  — A 10-year-old Tennessee girl is being airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after she was shot in the head by her twin brother Sunday, according to a Facebook post by the Tennessee River Valley. The news outlet reports the incident happened around 3 p.m. in the parking lot of a Dollar General in St. Joseph, TN. Official tell the TN River Valley that the girl was inside a vehicle while her father was shopping when her brother […]

  • Onyx Aerospace lands second location in Huntsville’s Stovehouse

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An aerospace engineering service company is the latest group to join Huntsville’s Stovehouse development. Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate made the official announcement Tuesday. Onyx Aerospace will occupy a 2,058 square foot open-air office space, according to Crunkleton. It’s the HUBZone contractor’s second location; their headquarter is located in Athens. As a way to meet their client’s need in the Rocket City, Onyx’s president said the location gives the firm multiple access points. “Onyx has a heavy customer base at Redstone […]

  • Madison County rape suspect dies after arrest

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities are trying to determine what caused a man to go unconscious and die Monday as he was waiting for transportation to the Madison County Jail. Neal Matthias Grillo, 37, collapsed after he was arrested by deputies at 10:00 a.m., according to Lieutenant Donny Shaw. Authorities say Grillo voluntarily came in for an interview at the Criminal Investigation Divison. They say he was a suspect in a rape, sodomy and burglary incident. After the interview, deputies determined […]

  • Limestone County authorities locate owner of miniature pony

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — The owner of a Limestone County pony has been located Monday, according to authorities. An update on the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said the owner was found at 9:38 a.m. Previous Story: The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says their Animal Control division picked up a miniature pony Saturday night in Elkmont. The pony was found on New Garden Road near Elkton Road, according to authorities. As of Sunday afternoon, the owner has not contacted […]

  • Seizure causes driver to crash into Lauderdale County High School classroom

    ROGERSVILLE, Ala. — A woman is being transported to the hospital Monday after a seizure caused her to crash into a Lauderdale County High School classroom, according to the Rogersville Police Department. A Facebook post by the Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department notes no student or faculty members were injured.  Crews say the building suffered minor structural damages and that there was no need for alarm. Rogersville Police Chief Terry Holden described the driver as an older woman. He said she […]

  • Sheffield Police searching for escaped inmate

    SHEFFIELD, Ala. — The Sheffield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for an escaped inmate Sunday. Authorities say Cory Drew Vernon was a trustee at the city jail. Vernon was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, unknown colored shorts and high top shoes. He has multiple tattoos on his arms and a shaved head with a scar on the back. Police say he removed his jail-issued jumpsuit at the police department. Police note the inmate has […]

  • Huntsville man arrested on terrorist threat charge

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.  — A Huntsville man was arrested Friday after authorities say he made a series of ‘terroristic threats’ to Huntsville Police. A spokesperson with HPD says  Micah Duane Chisom,  39,  made threats via telephone and in person to 911  dispatchers and police officers threatening to hurt officers. Lieutenant Michael Johnson says the arrest was executed at Chisom’s workplace without incident. A months-long investigation was conducted by Threat Assessment Investigators after police say the threats were made. The following reports […]

  • Suspect in Limestone County domestic hit-and-run incident in custody

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — A man wanted in connection to a domestic hit-and-run incident is in custody in the Madison County Jail on another warrant for a probation violation. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office confirms when Loyd Heflin bonds out of MCJ he will be immediately transported to Limestone County to face charges. Authorities say a woman was hit by a vehicle at a mobile home park on Jennings Chapel Road Tuesday afternoon. The male driver left the scene in […]

  • AG: Alabamians should be cautious of price gouging

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  — A warning was sent out Tuesday afternoon by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. He wants buyers across the state to be cautious of price gouging. “Alabamians should be cautious of those who would seek to prey upon them through crimes such as price gouging and home repair fraud,” said Attorney General Marshall, in a statement. The price gouging law goes into effect anytime the governor issues a State of Emergency, according to the attorney general. Governor Kay […]

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