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  • Kroger announces hiring event to fill 700 jobs in three states

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Kroger is hanging out the help wanted sign at stores across its Nashville division, including here in north Alabama. The grocery store chain will hold a hiring event Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at all of its stores in middle and east Tennessee, southern Kentucky and north Alabama. Kroger is looking to fill close to 700 full and part-time jobs in almost every department. “We have a variety of part time positions and in […]

  • Jury convicts DeKalb County man of murder

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A DeKalb County jury has found David Paul Edward Wooten guilty of murder. The DeKalb County District Attorney says jurors delivered the verdict Wednesday morning. Wooten was charged in connection with the killing of Bernie Wayne Clark. Clark was found dead inside a mobile home on Gault Avenue in Fort Payne back in 2014. Sentencing is scheduled for June 27 at 9 a.m.

  • NEW DETAILS: Hartselle Police identify woman killed in early morning house fire, daughter escapes

    HARTSELLE, Ala. – A deadly house fire in Hartselle early Tuesday morning has left a family ripped apart. That fire claimed the life of a mother of three children, 51-year-old Sharon Crane Phillips. Phillips teenage daughter was also in the house at the time of the fire, but was able to get out. Neighbors describe Sharon Crane Phillips as the most dedicated and loving mother, giving her all to her three children she raised alone. One of them narrowly escaping […]

  • Better Business Bureau schedules Shred Day events in north Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama has scheduled several Shred Day events in north Alabama this year. These events have become a popular way to conveniently and securely get rid of outdated personal documents, hard drives and other electronics at no cost. Each person can bring three kitchen-size garbage bags or bank-size boxes of documents.  Cardboard and three-ring binders will not be accepted. Electronics will be wiped of personal information before being recycled. Here’s the schedule […]

  • Crews respond to mobile home fire in Madison

    MADISON, Ala – Crews responded overnight to a mobile home fire in Madison. Fire and rescue crews responded to the scene on Old Highway 20 near County Line Road around 1:30 Tuesday morning. Firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the home. It took roughly 30 minutes for them to get the fire under control. By that time, the mobile home was destroyed. The home appeared to firefighters to have been vacant.  

  • UPDATE: 2 seriously injured after late-night shooting in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two people are receiving treatment at Huntsville Hospital after being seriously injured in a late-night shooting at Twickenham Village according to Huntsville Police. Authorities arrested Lamontez Dearius James in connection to the incident. James was charged with robbery. Police responded around 11:30 p.m. Sunday to the Twickenham Village apartment complex on Galaxy Way. Officers arrived to find a man in front of building 900 suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics took him to Huntsville Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Around […]

  • BREAKING: Police presence on Cotton Row in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We are following breaking developments regarding a police presence in Huntsville. Police have blocked off an area of Cotton Row and Marathon Trail.   Huntsville Police say they are on the scene to help HEMSI on a medical call. WHNT News 19 has a crew on the scene. We will update this story as we track down more information.

  • UPDATE: Police determine Madison shooting to be accidental

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police have learned who shot a man overnight on Shelton Road. And they say it was all an accident. Police were called to 194 Shelton Road just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday night after a man went to Madison Hospital with a gunshot wound. The man reported the shooting happened at the Shelton Park Apartments. Officers say the incident happened inside the victim’s apartment. They believe a roommate was handling a loaded pistol when the shot went off. […]

  • Crews battle massive condo fire in New Jersey

    OCEAN GROVE, NJ – Crews are on the scene of a massive condominium fire in New Jersey. Our sister station, PIX 11 in New York, reports the flames have spread from one unit to a nearby building. So far, there is no word on any injuries.

  • UPDATE: Redstone Arsenal Gate 3 back to normal

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Redstone Arsenal officials say Gate 3 is now functioning as usual. Earlier, officials with the Marshall Space Flight Center reported the gate was down to one lane.    

  • Two-vehicle wreck causes traffic problem on University Drive

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – University Drive was down to one lane this morning in the westbound direction, after a wreck involving two vehicles. Authorities responded a little before 10 a.m. to the scene near the exit to Research Park Boulevard. An SUV turned over in the crash, and a minivan was also involved.    HEMSI, Huntsville Police and Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded.

  • Armed man surrenders in Etowah County after standoff in Publix parking lot

    RAINBOW CITY, Ala. – Authorities with the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office peacefully resolved a tense situation on Wednesday morning. Police said 43-year-old Hugh Roland was armed with a gun in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store in Rainbow City. Police were able to evacuate the parking lot, getting everyone back inside the store for safety. Back up was called, as well as a negotiator to help detain Roland. After about 45 minutes, Roland surrendered, and no one was injured. “Thankfully after about […]

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