Rise school brings unique learning to Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - "Rise of Huntsville" is a special school among special needs schools. Located in portable classrooms on the University of Alabama in Huntsville's campus, it has a 50/50 rat
Proposed park sale to UAH met with ire by residents
A 10 acre plot of park land currently owned by the City of Huntsville may soon belong to the University of Alabama in Huntsville. However, neighbors say they weren't given notice or the chance to review the plan.
Abortion clinic opponents hold prayer vigil, seek preliminary injunction in court today
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Pro-life advocates, who are suing to shut down Huntsville’s abortion clinic, gathered across from the Madison County Courthouse Thursday morning for a silent prayer vigil. The vigil came ahead of a 9 a.m. hearing in their case against the City of Huntsville’s Zoning Board. WHNT News 19’s Daniela Perallon is Tweeting […]
Lawsuit alleges school used student as "rape bait"
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (CNN) -- It is a horrifying case in Alabama. The family of a special needs student at a school in Madison County is suing over an incident that happened nearly five years ago, but is still affecting a young woman and devastating her life. ...
Alabama editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: Oct. 27 Anniston (Alabama) Star on state deserving better for governor: In early 2012, Gov. Robert Bentley, who had been on the job for 12 months, assured the audience at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce's annual lunch that he wished ...
Lawsuits: Alabama prisoners died of gangrene, constipation
(CNN) — One prisoner died of alcohol withdrawal. Constipation killed another. A third succumbed to gangrene. The deaths sound like they come from the logs of a Civil War POW encampment, but all three are alleged to have befallen detainees at the Madison County Jail in Huntsville, Alabama, while they were awaiting trial. In 2013. […]
In this Oct. 25, 2014 photo, Huntsville Havoc center Justin Cseter is carted off the ice with a hockey stick used as a tourniquet after his leg was slashed open after he fell on an opponent's skate in a minor league hockey game against the Peoria Rivermen in Peoria, Ill. Cseter was taken to a local hospital, where the injury was cleaned up and stitched.
EXCLUSIVE: Local leaders want to build ‘space academy’ in Rocket City
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — WHNT News 19 learned local leaders are looking into the idea of bringing a space academy to the Rocket City. The plan is in the conceptual phase, but local, state and federal leaders are involved, according to information provided by U.S. Space and Rocket Center CEO Dr. Deborah Barnhart. Barnhart says […]
Huntsville abortion clinic reopens after securing approval from health officials
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Pro choice advocates are calling the news a major victory; North Alabama has a licensed abortion provider, again. Nearly fourth months ago the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives closed its downtown Huntsville clinic, but they re-opened Monday at 4831 Sparkman Drive. The Department of Public Health granted clinic owner Dalton Johnson […]