News & Updates
Month: October 2016

Lessons in De-escalation

A Lesson in De-escalation. How HPD trains to prevent the worst

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Man Arrested After Damaging Church

The Huntsville Police Department has arrested 33 year old David Thompson.  The arrest stems from an incident on October 18 where he entered St. Luke Baptist Church with a baseball bat and damaged several items.   Officers responded to the church on Sparkman Drive around 8:00 a.m. [more]

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Police Investigating Two Late Night Shooting Deaths

The Huntsville Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating two late night shootings that resulted in the death of two people.  Both shootings happened between midnight and 1:00 a.m.   Officers responded to the first shooting in the 6200 block of Karen Davie Drive around 12:15 a.m.  [more]

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Housing Expo Offers One Stop Shop for Entry Level Homeowners and New Renters

The City of Huntsville’s Community Development Department is hosting a Housing Expo on Saturday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Stone Event Center at Campus No. 805, 2620 Clinton Avenue West. This half-day event, free to the public, will provide valuable information [more]

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2016 Air Pollution Control Achievement Awards

A clean environment is important to the City of Huntsville. Each year, the Air Pollution Control Board recognizes voluntary efforts to reduce air pollutant emissions by industrial, institutional and commercial facilities within the City. Only those projects which go beyond regulatory requirements for controlling emissions are eligible for [more]

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Paving Those Pesky Potholes

The sun beats down as summer refuses to surrender and you navigate around a fortress of orange cones protecting a crew from Huntsville’s Department of Public Works. You immediately have two thoughts: One, how can they do this in that heat? Two, how can I get them to [more]

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Keep Ditto Landing Beautiful by Participating in Clean-Up Day on October 22

City of Huntsville Council Member Jennie Robinson, Green Team and the Southeast YMCA are inviting citizens of Huntsville to join them for a community clean-up day at Ditto Landing on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The clean-up day will begin at 8 a.m. and last until [more]

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Police Investigating Early Morning Accident with Fatality

The Huntsville Police Department is investigating a one-car accident that happened on Hwy. 72 East this morning.  The accident claimed the life of 30 year old Ashley White of Gurley.   Officers responded to the accident in the 2100 block of Hwy. 72 East around 2:00 a.m.  [more]

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Incident Review Board Finds Officers’ Use of Force within Policy

The Huntsville Police Department has released the Incident Review Board findings from an officer-involved shooting on October 5.  The shooting happened in the area of Warrior Drive and Sparkman Drive.  No one was injured, but the incident resulted in 27 year old Jeremy Hampton being [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints between Thursday and Saturday night.  The Task Force utilizes data provided by the State that determines traffic accident hotspots across the city.  There are 40 designated hotspots throughout Huntsville, and they will [more]

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