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Florence middle school students goes virtual in the fall

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – With the Alabama Senate passing a virtual school bill for all school systems, online courses for students across the state may soon be a reality. 271 more words


Muscle Shoals principal hospitalized following boating accident

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – A local elementary school principal is in intensive care in Huntsville Hospital after a weekend boating accident.

Friends said Jason Simmons and his wife Anna were returning from a fishing trip on Wilson Lake Sunday when they were both thrown from their boat. 242 more words


New president steps onto the University of North Alabama campus

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The University of North Alabama welcomed the school’s newest president to campus on Monday.  Dr. Kenneth Kitts is the 20th president to take the top spot in the school’s nearly 200-year history. 263 more words


Small town resources play big role in early morning hazardous truck fire

CHEROKEE, Ala. (WHNT) – The town of Cherokee may not be very big, but when emergency situations shut down the highway, teams pull together all their resources to help. 305 more words


Florence Police arrest two for December Riverside Community Center shooting

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators arrested two men Thursday for the December, 2014 shooting at the Riverside Community Center in Florence.

With the assistance of the US Marshall’s Task Force and the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, officers arrested  29-year-old Demetrice Carroll and 30-year-old Carlos Thomson in Lauderdale County. 45 more words


Early morning truck explosion leaves damaged road in Colbert County

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An 18-wheeler carrying hazardous materials caught fire early Thursday morning, causing Highway 72 to shut down for eight hours near Cherokee. 271 more words


EMS officer position to be filled for Russellville Fire Department

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) –  The Russellville Fire Department is moving forward with the process to bring a emergency medical service officer on board full time. 361 more words