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Council Approves Amendments to Mid City Development Agreement

December 30, 2016

The Huntsville City Council voted 5-0 at a special called meeting Dec. 29 to approve changes to a development agreement with RCP Company for the new Mid City development near University Drive and Research Park Boulevard. The $350 million project, a multi-use redevelopment of Madison Square Mall by RCP Company, LLC, is moving faster than expected, according to the City’s Urban Development Director Shane Davis. The amendments set the stage for [more]

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Big Spring Park Renovation “Looks Amazing”

December 28, 2016

Renovations to Big Spring Park are about 50 percent complete, creating new anticipation over the scheduled April re-opening. Construction crews removed most of the green screening along the fences, allowing visitors to have a sneak peek at the improvements. “It already looks amazing,” said Melanie Ellers, a frequent jogger in the park. “Living downtown, I come here frequently, especially to Pane e Vino – one of my favorite spots. I can [more]

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Four Anniston Men Charged after Attempted Home Robbery and Shooting

December 23, 2016

Huntsville Police Department Major Crimes Investigators have charged four Anniston men with Murder and Robbery following a shooting on Broadmeadow Lane last night.   Around 9:25 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 3100 block of Gayhart Drive.  Approximately five minutes later officers stopped the vehicle, a white Ford Crown Victoria, on Gayhart Drive.  While investigating the suspicious vehicle, officers heard gunshots coming from the area [more]

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Officer Bitten and Dog Shot during Search Warrant

December 20, 2016

An officer was bitten and a dog shot while police served a narcotics search warrant today.   STAC Agents were serving a search warrant for drugs at a home in the 2100 block of Guava Circle around 3:45 p.m. today.  When the Agents entered the home one of them was attacked and bitten by a dog.  Agents fired their weapons, striking and killing the dog.  The officer that was bitten was treated [more]

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Holiday Special Fee-Waived Pet Adoptions

December 19, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, Huntsville Animal Services is offering fee-waived adoptions to help find loving homes for our shelter pets, from Monday, December 19, through Friday, December 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 available while supplies last.  Help empty the shelter before Christmas so all pets are in a happy and loving home! The Shelter is [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

December 15, 2016

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints Saturday night, December 17.  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 be conducting checkpoints at one or more of those locations.  If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your driver license, [more]

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Arrest Made in October 18th Murder

December 15, 2016

The Huntsville Police Department Major Crimes Unit has charged 38 year old Billy Cardwell of Huntsville, with the October 18 shooting death of Phillip Montague.   Officers responded to a call of gunshots in the area of Medaris Road and Atkins Drive on October 18 around 12:45 a.m.  It appears there was an altercation between several people and shots were fired.  While officers were attempting to locate the crime scene, four victims [more]

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Santa Paws Pet Toy Project and Supplies for Shelter Cats and Dogs

December 14, 2016

Huntsville Animal Services is asking pet lovers to spread a little joy this holiday season by donating toys for the Shelter dogs and cats.  Animals that are playing with toys are happier, less stressed, and also look adorable. Toys help pets get adopted. People love to see a playful kitten or puppy leaping about with a toy! Dogs and puppies need the larger hard and durable dog toys. Any type of cat toy will do for the [more]

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Innovate Huntsville 2017 set for Feb. 27-March 3

December 13, 2016

Mayor Tommy Battle announced the second annual Innovate Huntsville 2017 will take place on February 27 – March 3. The week is dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs, local resources and innovators together to build momentum and opportunity around Huntsville’s unique entrepreneurial identity.  Innovate Huntsville 2017 provides collaboration and celebration of all things entrepreneurial and serves as a culmination and outreach of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It will feature events, panels and social activities, including the [more]

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Animal Services Opens New Cat World to Promote Feline Adoptions

December 12, 2016

Huntsville Animal Services announced it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the Shelter’s new “Cat World,” a room designed exclusively for felines to be temporarily housed until adopted. The total cost of Cat World is about $250,000. It features the most advanced ventilation system and can accommodate up to 60 felines. Future plans include two enclosed visitation/play rooms for cats and kittens to exercise and [more]

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