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Past articles by Courtney:

State lawmaker urges colleagues to pass new medical marijuana bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - House Bill 243 is making it's way through the Alabama legislature now. If passed into law, it would legally give certain people access to medical marijuana. State Representative Mike Ball sponsored Leni's Law several years ago. → Read More

Alabama Senate approves Common Core repeal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate has voted to repeal the Common Core academic standards by 2021. Senators voted 23-7 for the bill Thursday. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. → Read More

Alabama inmates protest being forced into solitary confinement

Eight Alabama inmates declared a hunger strike at 12:01 Monday morning because they were forced into solitary confinement without giving them a reason. When ADOC responded after 5p.m. → Read More

US Assistant Attorney General warns Madison County businesses of China’s threat

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - John Demers, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division traveled to Madison County to meet with local businesses and make them aware of the threat China poses to American industry and intelligence. → Read More

Three FBI agents subpoenaed for Huntsville police officer’s immunity hearing

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Three FBI agents received subpoenas from Huntsville Police Officer William Darby's counsel. Darby is charged with murder in the April 2018 fatal shooting that killed a Huntsville man. → Read More

Alabama inmate’s hunger strike ends after move to Kilby Infirmary from Holman Correctional

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Robert Council's lawyer confirms to WHNT News 19 the Alabama Department of Corrections moved Council to Kilby Infirmary where he is eating and under observation. This ends Council's six-day hunger strike. → Read More

Holman Correctional Inmate says he’s on hunger strike for unwarranted solitary confinement

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. - An inmate at the Holman Correctional Facility is allegedly on a hunger strike because he said he was put in segregation at the facility despite any disciplinary infraction. → Read More

EJ Bradford Jr’s family suing Alabama attorney general for body cam footage, officers’ names

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The family of the man fatally shot by Hoover police on Thanksgiving night at the Riverchase Galleria Mall is suing the Alabama Attorney General for body cam footage, surveillance video and documents identifying the officers involved in the shooting. → Read More

Madison County Probate Judge knowingly granted rights to aborted child

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Ryan Magers of Madison County filed two wrongful death lawsuits, one for himself and one on behalf of the estate of his unborn child, 'Baby Roe.' His lawyer said he wants to make it really difficult for a woman in Alabama to get access to abortion. → Read More

Madison County man is suing Huntsville women’s clinic on behalf of unborn fetus

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Madison County man is suing Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives, LLC. for providing an abortion to a woman who he says was pregnant with his baby. → Read More

HomeAdvisor reaches out to frustrated client after pressure from WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The contractor-matching website HomeAdvisor gave WHNT News 19 their word they were quote "reaching out to the homeowners to see how we can help." That statement came after WHNT News 19 ran a story earlier this month exposing a 'bad contractor' HomeAdvisor paired with two women in north Alabama. → Read More

Judge grants continuance for Huntsville officer’s immunity hearing in murder trial

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Madison County judge granted William Darby, the Huntsville police officer charged with murder, a continuance for his immunity hearing scheduled for February 28. Judge Donna Pate said she will set a new date as soon as possible. → Read More

Does Minnesota’s $850 million drinking water clean up create a path for Alabama?

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The people of Lawrence County asked WHNT News 19 to find answers after potentially harmful levels of manufacturing chemicals were found in their drinking water in 2016. → Read More

Two local women feel misled by Home Advisor, bad contractor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Huntsville homeowner reached out to WHNT News 19 after she could not get a contractor she hired to call her back nor finish the work at her property. The woman, who does not want to be named, trusted Home Advisor to pair her with a company who could put in a new sidewalk and concrete driveway at her new place. → Read More

Lauderdale authorities not notified for hours about state prison escapee

NO NOTIFICATION: Lauderdale County authorities said they found out about a serial rapist's escape from prison on the morning news, instead of from the Alabama Department of Corrections. → Read More

Attorney of man charged in Riverchase Galleria mall shooting withdraws from case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The attorney for Erron Brown, the man charged with attempted murder for the shooting of Brian Wilson, 18, in the Riverchase Galleria mall Thanksgiving night, has withdrawn from the case.. This crime is connected to the fatal shooting of Emantic Bradford Jr. by Hoover Police. → Read More

Three Alabama inmate suicides within a month underscore mental health issue in state prisons

There is a suicide problem in Alabama's state prisons, and the Alabama Department of Corrections and the federal courts knows about it. It's not a new problem. The state of Alabama has been mandated by a federal judge to make critical changes in its mental health care practices. → Read More

Veteran Investigator alleges sexual assault by Limestone County Chief Deputy

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. -- A veteran female investigator for the Limestone County Sheriff's Office has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was sexually assaulted by the office's now-chief deputy and improperly demoted and disciplined for complaining about the incident. → Read More

Charges dismissed for Huntsville man accused of bringing gun to immigration policy protest

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Prosecutors dismissed two misdemeanor charges against Shane Ryan Sealy, 35, Thursday in court, according to Sealy's attorney. Sealy was charged with harassment and reckless endangerment. → Read More

Alabama leaders, ADOC acknowledge prison violence is a serious issue, plans in the works

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In one month, from early December to early January, three inmates in three Alabama prisons were stabbed to death, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections. → Read More