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Arrests Made in Wednesday Night Dollar General Robbery

September 30, 2016

Huntsville Police Department Robbery Investigators have charged two men, 21 year old William Pritchett and 22 year old Roylonzo Rhodes-Chapman, with Robbery.  The arrests stem from the Wednesday night armed robbery of the Dollar General at Independence Drive and Jordan Lane.   Officers responded to a robbery call at the Dollar General shortly before 9:00 p.m. on September 28.  A short time later patrol officers located an abandoned car in the area.  [more]

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Arrests Made in Thursday Night Kangaroo Robbery

September 30, 2016

Huntsville Police Department Robbery Investigators have charged two men, 22 year old Dimari Thomas and 24 year old Kristopher Williams, with Robbery.  The arrests stem from the Thursday night armed robbery of the Kangaroo convenient store at Jordan Lane and Holmes Avenue.  Both men are being held in the Madison County Jail.   Officers responded to a robbery call at the Kangaroo around 9:00 p.m. last night.  Two men wearing masks robbed [more]

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Incident Review Board Finds Officer-Involved Shooting Within Policy

September 30, 2016

The Huntsville Police Department has released the Incident Review Board findings from an officer-involved shooting on September 17.  The shooting at 8212 Bailey Cove Road resulted in the death of 45 year old Robert Young.  Two officers were placed on administrative leave until the Incident Review Board was able to thoroughly investigate.   The shooting happened after officers responded to an alarm call at the Marathon gas station at approximately 3:00 [more]

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Missing Person

September 30, 2016

The Huntsville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person.   Yureli Vazquez, an 18 year old female from Huntsville, last spoke to family members approximately a week ago.  She is 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.  She also has a cross symbol tattooed behind her right ear.  Investigators do not know a clothing or possible vehicle description.  If anyone [more]

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HDT Announces Huntsville Expansion

September 29, 2016

And it’s a big one – HDT Global will add at least 120 jobs and an investment of $4 million in its Huntsville-based plant. HDT is a provider of highly engineered, application-specific solutions for military, civilian, commercial and industrial customers. Read HDT’s official news release announcing its Huntsville expansion “We are proud to have innovative companies like HDT in Huntsville. HDT chose Huntsville because of our pro-business environment and access to an incredibly skilled workforce,” Huntsville Mayor [more]

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Voting YES on Amendment 11 Means Jobs for North Alabama

September 28, 2016

North Alabama leaders are asking citizens to vote YES on Amendment 11 when they head to the polls November 8. Mayor Tommy Battle, Chamber of Commerce President Chip Cherry, State Senator Steve Livingston and State Representative Anthony Daniels held a news conference Wednesday to advocate the merits of Amendment 11. “This is about jobs, jobs, and more jobs,” said Mayor Battle. “Amendment 11 gives municipalities a powerful tool to recruit mega projects [more]

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Mayor Battle Presents Key to the City to General Via

September 28, 2016

The Commanding General of the Army Material Command (AMC), General Dennis Via, met with Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle today at City Hall. Mayor Battle presented General Via with a key to the city to honor the retiring commanding general and thank him for his tremendous service to the Huntsville and North Alabama community. During his service, General Via elevated Huntsville’s visibility and was instrumental in bringing the prestigious Association of the United States Army [more]

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Police Identify Pedestrian Killed in Accident

September 28, 2016

The Huntsville Police Department has released the identity of a man killed in a Monday night accident on Jordan Lane near Bob Wallace Avenue.   Police responded to a traffic accident involving a pedestrian around 9:15 p.m. on Monday.  It appears 67 year old Ernest Pope of Huntsville was struck while attempting to cross Jordan Lane.  Mr. Pope died as a result of his injuries.  The accident is still under investigation, and no charges [more]

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One Year In – A Conversation with Police Chief Mark McMurray

September 28, 2016

As Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray looks up from his desk, with manila files staggered in one neat row, other material perfectly organized, he sees the whiteboard on the opposite wall. There, in multiple colors, he has neatly written tasks to be accomplished. Some already have a line struck through them – that great moment for to-do list’ers – but many more are ongoing. Says McMurray, “This is what wakes me [more]

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Investigators Need Help Identifying Sexual Assault Suspects

September 27, 2016

The Huntsville Police Department is investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the area of Meridian Street and Davis Drive on the morning of September 24.   At approximately 1:05 a.m. Saturday, two males allegedly forced the victim into a car at gunpoint on the campus of Alabama A&M University.  The males drove off campus and sexually assaulted the victim.  The suspects were described as black males.  One was wearing a [more]

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