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  • Alabama Supreme Court upholds conviction, death sentence in Krystal murder case

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Supreme Court upheld the conviction and death sentence of a man for the murders of two employees at a Decatur Krystal restaurant in 2011. Jordaan Creque, 28, is on death row at Holman Correctional facility near Atmore for the 2011 killings of Jeff Graff and Jessie Aguilar. The high court did not issue a written opinion with its decision. Creque was one of three people charged with killing Graff and Aguilar during a robbery. He […]

  • Woodville man charged with kidnapping, murder

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A man already being held in the Jackson County Jail has been charged with killing a person whose body was found a week ago. Brandon Blaine Berry, 31, of Woodville, is charged with first-degree kidnapping and murder. Berry’s accused of killing a person whose body was found buried near a home on County Road 86 last Friday night, near the Marshall-Jackson county line.  The victim’s identity has not been released. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s […]

  • Man arrested in connection with accidental shooting at Blossomwood Elementary, DHR investigating

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The man Huntsville Police arrested after the accidental shooting at Blossomwood Elementary School has convictions in Chicago. Letroy Cole Jr., 41, is the father of the student who police said brought a gun inside the school to show a friend. Police said the gun somehow went off on Monday, and the student ended up in the hospital with a non life-threatening injury to his hand. WHNT News 19 confirmed through public records the Cole was received drug […]

  • Father shoots son in the mouth during Marshall County dispute

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – A man and his son both went to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a fight that ended in a shooting. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said Randall Allen Whitten, 52, of Crossville, went to his father’s home on Martling Gap Road and assaulted him, including pistol-whipping him. The father, Phillip Norman Whitten, 73, shot his son in the mouth with a small caliber handgun, authorities said. Randall Whitten was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital and booked into […]

  • Duluth Trading Company has plans to open at Town Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Duluth Trading Company has plans to build a store right off I-565 in the Town Madison development, according to Madison planning documents. The clothing company has a site plan for a 15,566-square-foot building on 2.33 acres on Graphics Drive, just off I-565. Madison officials would not confirm the store’s interest in the site but confirmed the existence of the planning document. When contacted by WHNT News 19, a Duluth Trading Company spokesperson said the company does not […]

  • Part of I-65 closing over the weekend for road work

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Transportation is warning drivers that part of Interstate 65 will be closed for some road work. Contractors will close the outside northbound lane of I-65 near I-565 Friday night to remove and replace concrete end slabs on the I-565 overpass and the railroad overpass north of I-565. The lane will close at 8 p.m. Friday and is expected to be open by 4 a.m. Monday. The speed limit in the area will […]

  • Former Grissom student sues Huntsville City Schools over transgender discrimination

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A former Grissom High School student filed a federal discrimination lawsuit Wednesday against school staff members and the city school board. According to the complaint, Zelda  Menefee began making a social transition from male to female in summer 2014, meaning she changed her first name, changed identity documents to indicate a female gender, began wearing female clothing and using female restrooms. She enrolled at Grissom as a freshman in January 2015, the complaint states. Menefee, now 19, […]

  • Jody Singer (NASA photo)

    Jody Singer named director at Marshall Space Flight Center

    NASA named Jody Singer acting director of Marshall Space Flight Center Friday. The move comes after director Todd May’s retirement went into effect the same day, ending his 27-year career with NASA. Singer will serve as acting director while the space agency searches for director Todd May’s permanent replacement. May’s retirement went into effect Friday, ending his 27-year NASA career. Singer has been a deputy director at Marshall since February 2016. She has worked for NASA for 32 years in […]

  • Morning wreck ties up traffic on 72 near Moores Mill Road

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A wreck on Highway 72 westbound backed up traffic heading down Chapman Mountain Thursday morning. Online traffic information indicated traffic was moving slowly in the area of Moores Mill Road around 9:15 a.m. An overturned vehicle was reported in the area by the state Department of Transportation. Two vehicles could be seen at the site of the wreck. There was no word on injuries.

  • Second counterfeiting ring suspect captured after chase in Harvest area, third suspect still at large

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Deputies from Limestone and Madison counties spent more than two hours pursuing a counterfeiting suspect who they said ran from them Wednesday morning. Authorities have charged Benjamin Allen Hill, 27, with first-degree auto theft, first-degree criminal mischief, attempting to elude by motor vehicle, four counts of possession of a forged instrument and conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime. Hill is currently being held in the Limestone County Jail on a $33,500 bond. A Limestone County Sheriff’s […]

  • North Alabama students are semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships

    Dozens of students from north Alabama are semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. There are 16,000 semifinalists around the country competing for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring, according to our news partners The semifinalists were selected from 1.6 million high school juniors in 22,000 high schools who took the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of U.S high school seniors. Arab High School Bailey […]

  • Accused Guntersville murderer moved to Kilby prison

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – A man charged with murdering three people in Guntersville has been moved to Montgomery County. Jimmy O’Neal Spencer was moved to Kilby Correctional Facility Tuesday. Prison records indicate he’s being held there for violation of his parole on burglary, assault and escape charges. Until Tuesday, Spencer was being held in the Marshall County Jail on 7 capital murder charges. He’s accused of killing Marie Martin, 74, her great-grandson Colton Lee, 7, and Martha Reliford, 65. Martin’s and […]