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Man Charged after Fatal Hit-and-Run in Parking Lot

November 30, 2016

Huntsville Police have charged 20 year old Jarquez Petty of Madison, with felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  The accident resulted in the death of 60 year old John Atkins of Huntsville.   The accident happened in the parking lot of 1450 Sparkman Drive on Tuesday, shortly after 5:00 p.m.  Mr. Atkins was walking in the parking lot when he was struck by a Nissan Sentra driven by Petty.  Petty left [more]

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Christmas Parade Road Closures

November 30, 2016

The annual Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 6:00 p.m. until approximately 8:00 p.m.  The parade will begin at Lot K on Clinton Avenue and end on Adams Street at Huntsville Junior High School. Several streets and intersections in the downtown area will be affected. Motorists should expect delays, road closures, and traffic detours beginning as early as 5:30 p.m.  Affected intersections and streets will be [more]

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Arrest Made Following Shooting on 7th Avenue

November 29, 2016

The Huntsville Police Department has charged 34 year old Sadrick Cawthorn following a shooting on 7th Avenue today.   Officers responded to the 3700 block of 7th Avenue around 1:00 p.m. for a call of gunshots in the area.  Officers located a victim whose car had been shot multiple times, and a short time later located the suspect, Sadrick Cawthorn.  After further investigation officers learned that there was an argument between the [more]

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STAC Agents Make Cocaine Trafficking Arrest in Decatur

November 29, 2016

Agents with the Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Drug Task Force (STAC) have charged Jean Michael Cruz Robles of Decatur with Trafficking in Cocaine.   On November 23, STAC Agents, along with the Decatur Police Narcotics Unit, executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Pumpkin Drive in Decatur.  As a result, Agents seized 7 ounces of cocaine, 4 handguns, 2 rifles, and $5,000 in cash.  The cocaine has an estimated street value [more]

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STAC Agents Make Drug Trafficking Arrest

November 23, 2016

Agents with the Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Drug Task Force (STAC) have charged 33 year old Sarena Cawthorn of Huntsville with multiple drug charges.   On November 18, STAC Agents were conducting an investigation that led them to the 500 block of Nance Road.  Searches were conducted at several locations and as a result STAC Agents recovered 432 grams of cocaine, 48 grams of crack cocaine, 584 ecstasy tablets, 277 grams of molly, [more]

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#ShopSmall Business Saturday Nov. 26

November 22, 2016

Small Business Saturday encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This single day has grown into a powerful nationwide movement, and more and more people are taking part than ever before. Please come out and support small businesses! Shop Small, Shop Local on Saturday, Nov. 26! Help promote Small Business Saturday by participating in the Chamber of Commerce’s #ShopSmall Selfie Event. Just follow these easy four steps: Stop in at your favorite local [more]

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Huntsville Police to Start Operation Safe Shop

November 22, 2016

This Holiday Season shoppers in Huntsville can expect to see a heavy police presence around local malls and shopping centers.  Beginning Friday November 25, 2016, and continuing through Saturday December 24, 2016, extra officers will be assigned specifically to patrol and monitor the parking lots and stores of our shopping areas.  Additionally, many businesses will be hiring off duty Huntsville Police Officers to be visible in and around their stores.  [more]

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Thanksgiving Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions

November 20, 2016

In this season of Thanksgiving, Huntsville Animal Services is offering fee-waive adoptions to help find loving homes for our shelter pets, from Monday, Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Nov. 23. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens adopted during this time will also receive vaccinations, spay and neuter, microchip and city license. A free bag of pet food is also available for free, while supplies last. The Shelter is located at 4950 Triana Boulevard, Huntsville 35805.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with special hours on Tuesday [more]

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Council Approves Land Sale to Support New Multi-use Development in Lowe Mill Neighborhood

November 18, 2016

The Huntsville City Council approved a development agreement at its Nov. 17 meeting to sell eleven parcels of land, approximately 2.5 acres on Seminole Drive at 9th Avenue, to a Nashville developer for a new mixed-use development. It will be the first development of its kind to utilize the City’s new C6 zoning, specifically designed for neighborhood mixed-use projects. Invent Communities of Nashville, doing business as Invent Huntsville, will purchase the [more]

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Sears Store at Madison Square Mall to Relocate

November 18, 2016

The City of Huntsville and Sears are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement to relocate the company’s Madison Square Mall store to a new location within the Huntsville market, paving the way for the redevelopment of the former Madison Square Mall property. Sears willingness to relocate its Huntsville operations fully supports the City’s Research Park East Urban Renewal and Redevelopment Plan, which was adopted by the City Council this [more]

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