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Shoals Ambulance Service: It takes a very small amount of water for young children to drown

FLORENCE, Ala (WHNT) -The Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer, which is a prime time to remind you of a common summer threat – drowning. 252 more words


State deploys body cameras to Troopers and Marine Police

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – With the unrest towards police officers still plaguing the country, agencies are arming themselves not with more guns, but cameras.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is the latest department in the state to deploy these protection measures for State Troopers and Marine Police. 223 more words


Alabama Marine Police expect large numbers on waterways this weekend

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – With Memorial Day on Monday, Alabama Marine Police expect huge numbers of people to hit the waterways this weekend.  It’s the official start of the boating season here in the Tennessee Valley, and authorities want everyone to arrive home safely after a day on the water. 253 more words


University of North Alabama student found dead in off-campus apartment

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A current University of North Alabama student died at an apartment off-campus on Tuesday, May 19th.

The student was identified as Jessica A. 29 more words


Paramedics learn to respond to & treat synthetic drug overdoses

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – As more calls come in involving synthetic drugs, first responders are learning what they are dealing with.

Shoals Ambulance Service leaders think education is key to keep everyone safe. 377 more words


World War II veteran graduates high school 70 years after being drafted

CENTRAL HEIGHTS, Ala. (WHNT) – As high school seniors across the valley get ready to graduate, many schools are finishing up the year with their awards day. 267 more words


Driver rear-ends school bus in Lauderdale County, student injured

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lauderdale County school bus was involved in an accident with another vehicle Wednesday, and a student on board the bus was injured. 60 more words