Hunter Drinkard, WHNT

Hunter Drinkard


Huntsville, AL, United States

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Past articles by Hunter:

Fired ULA employees withdraw federal lawsuit over COVID-19 mandate

Since the lawsuit was filed to prevent the employees from being fired, the attorneys decided to withdraw the lawsuit. They say they may sue over wrongful termination at a later date. → Read More

Madison County Commission awards $20k grants to three North Alabama non-profits

Three North Alabama non-profits are headed into the new year with some extra money in their bank accounts. Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong hopes the grant funding will help these organizations continue to make an impact in the communities they serve. → Read More

Fort Payne 911 dispatcher loses home in fire, police department asking for donations

According to a Facebook post from the Fort Payne Police Department, the dispatcher lived there with her daughter. → Read More

At-home COVID-19 tests in high demand ahead of holiday travel

If you can find an at-home COVID test, it’s important to make sure you follow the kit’s instructions carefully to ensure accurate results. → Read More

City of Madison asks for extension in wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of Dana Fletcher

Attorneys for the City of Madison are asking for a 14-day extension to respond. The motion cites the Christmas holiday, as well as the attorneys' busy schedule, as reasons why the extension is needed. → Read More

North Alabama Zoological Society facing fundraising deadline for preferred research site

The North Alabama Zoological society says the piece of land they plan to purchase for use as a research and education campus is at risk of being bought by housing developers. → Read More

Hazel Green family collecting supplies for victims of deadly Kentucky tornadoes

Matt and Tammy Smith say when they saw the devastation left behind by this weekend’s storms in Kentucky, they knew they had to do something to help. → Read More

Spike in North Alabama school threats could be sparked by Michigan school shooting, psychologist says

Since December 1st, there have been at least four credible threats of extreme violence in schools across North Alabama. → Read More

105-year-old Alabama WWII veteran receives France’s highest honor on his birthday

The French Legion of Honor is typically reserved for French citizens, but it is sometimes also awarded to foreign nationals who have served France or the ideals it upholds. → Read More

Federal judge denies ULA employees’ request for exemption to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon denied the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order that would have prevented ULA from implementing its vaccine mandate. → Read More

City of Madison asks judge to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of Dana Fletcher

The City of Madison has filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city by the family of Dana Fletcher last month. The city claims that the lawsuit does not state a claim for which relief may actually be granted. They also call the lawsuit a “shotgun pleading”, which means the complaint is excessively long and redundant. → Read More

Woman killed in Dekalb County crash, three juveniles taken to the hospital

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 38-year-old Johnnitta Lavelle Mason died when the vehicle she was a passenger in left the road and hit a tree. → Read More

Huntsville’s 2021 homicide numbers 2nd highest on record

Deputy Chief Dewayne McCarver said the vast majority of homicides in the city are either drug related or stem from domestic disputes. → Read More

Scottsboro City Schools eliminates masking requirement

School officials cited a steady decline in COVID-19 cases as the reason for getting rid of the requirement. → Read More

Lawrence County community members oppose proposal to close R.A. Hubbard High School

Community members have until December 6 to submit comments on the proposal to close the high school. → Read More

Huntsville City Schools making progress towards racial equity, according to Desegregation Advisory Committee

An advisory committee made up of Huntsville City Schools parents and students said Monday the district is improving in some key areas when it comes to racial equity. → Read More

Huntsville man arrested on child pornography charges

According to court records, 45-year-old Jerry Eugene Sanders is charged with possession of child pornography. → Read More

New $15.6M Huntsville bus station to include more space, enhanced technology

The new station will be located just north of the current one. It'll occupy the space that was once the Sherman Concrete Plant at the corner of Pratt Avenue and Church Street. → Read More

Trash Pandas pitcher who spoke out against “poor living conditions” responds to MLB housing announcement

Lovegrove says during the entire month of May, he and other teammates paid out of pocket to live in hotel rooms while trying to find an apartment. → Read More

City of Huntsville hears public input on redistricting plan

One Huntsville resident expressed concern that the proposed map would split her neighborhood in the Jones Valley Road area into separate districts. → Read More