Elijah Baker, WHNT

Elijah Baker


Alpena, MI, United States

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Past articles by Elijah:

Oakwood University reopens campus and preps to start fall term

After shutting its doors early due to the pandemic, Oakwood University administrators began reopening campus over the weekend. → Read More

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office takes precautions to keep COVID-19 out of jail

"There's not enough room to have 600 people spread out. So our main defense is not allowing it to come in and that's why we screen people when they arrive." → Read More

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigates 3 times as many killings in 2020 than it did in the last two years

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says it investigated zero homicides in 2019. With a little less than six months left in 2020, Sheriff Ron Puckett said his deputies have handled 10 homicide cases. → Read More

Morgan County Schools in need of school supplies

On August 8, Morgan County school buses will sit outside of every Dollar General store in Morgan County, so shoppers can drop off donations directly to the bus drivers. → Read More

Morgan County Schools need several more school resource officers

A spokesman said the district has 6 SROs, but they want to hire four more. → Read More

Florida officials say no COVID-19 outbreaks are happening at theme parks

Walt Disney World re-opened earlier in July, while Universal and SeaWorld reopened in June. → Read More

COVID-19 continues to impact local ministries

Pastor Geoff Hatley said with help and a prayer, he’s getting by one Sunday service at a time. → Read More

Former teacher offers educational support to families as Madison County school systems plan to start remotely

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Feelings are mixed after superintendents for Huntsville, Madison and Madison County schools announced that students will start the school year with remote learning. Now a former teacher is stepping up to the plate to help parents educate their children. Former second-grade teacher and reading specialist Tiffany Crenshaw said educators don’t want […] → Read More

Bride surprises husband with a wedding ceremony at Toyota Field on his 40th birthday

A Madison couple knocked their love for each other out of the park this week at the new Toyota Field. → Read More

How virtual learning may affect teachers in Madison County this fall

While parents think about how the upcoming school year will impact them and their children, school leaders say teachers may be much more prepared to plan virtual lessons this fall than they were in March when the pandemic began. → Read More

Police say they could be closer to arrest in Levert Street murder

Just before midnight on July 7, officers found 20-year-old Patrick Tordt dead inside the home on Levert Street. A woman was also hurt. → Read More

Huntsville police confiscated illegal drugs and guns over the weekend

Huntsville police said they were busy over the weekend seizing a good number of drugs and firearms off the streets — mostly during traffic stops. → Read More

A ‘Black Lives Matter’ street mural in Huntsville is in the works

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A “Black Lives Matter” mural is in the works here in Huntsville. The project still awaits city approval, but supporters are already donating to a Go Fund Me account to help cover the cost. Is the Huntsville BLM mural next? Designer Renzie Wilson came up with an idea for a Black Lives […] → Read More

Madison County mask order doesn’t change much for smaller gyms

These small gym owners said they want everyone to prioritize their health and fitness during this pandemic. → Read More

Local businesses are already geared up for mask order in Madison County

With the new health order in Madison County, for most people, wearing a mask inside a business is no longer optional. → Read More

Huntsville Actor wins national Broadway competition

A Huntsville actor is getting recognition in a national Broadway competition. → Read More

Mobile medical buses will drive through underserved communities for COVID testing

A plan in the works right now will bring free COVID-19 testing to some of Madison County’s underserved communities. → Read More

Free drive-through testing site at John Hunt Park backs up traffic

Two hours before the testing site at John Hunt Park opened Monday, drivers got in line and backed traffic all the way up to Memorial Parkway. → Read More

Limestone Correctional Facility employee accused of waving gun in Chick-fil-A drive-thru, police investigate

MADISON, Ala. – A Limestone County Correctional Facility employee was placed on mandatory leave Monday pending an investigation into a dispute that occurred at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru. Madison Police say, Friday night, the Alabama Department of Corrections employee brandished a firearm during the altercation at the restaurant on Highway 72. A spokesperson for MPD says […] → Read More

Limestone County Schools postpone summer programs after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Limestone County Schools announced summer programs scheduled to begin Monday have been postponed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More