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Becoming an officer 56th Academy – Part VII

May 31, 2017

Becoming an officer: An update from Cadet Mitchell

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Becoming an officer 56th Academy – Part VI

May 31, 2017

Becoming an Officer: Getting in gear

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City Council – Highlights from the May 25, 2017 Meeting

May 25, 2017

Restore Our Roads Council approved $778,133.14 to purchase the final piece of right-of-way for a new access road from Highway 72 East to Moores Mill Road industrial area to aid large truck deliveries. Infrastructure Reed Contracting was the low bidder on a $3,039,406.42 public infrastructure annual maintenance contract. Reed will provide infrastructure repairs as needed throughout the City limits. Board Appointments Drew Tutt – appointed to the Industrial Development Board of the City of Huntsville [more]

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Huntsville Man Killed in Traffic Accident

May 25, 2017

Huntsville Police are investigating an accident that happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. yesterday at the intersection of Sparkman Drive and Knowledge Drive.  The accident claimed the life of 22 year old Mario Cottrell of Huntsville.   Mr. Cottrell was the front seat passenger in a car traveling north on Sparkman Drive.  The car rear-ended a truck stopped in traffic.  The car flipped and Mr. Cottrell was pronounced dead at the scene. The [more]

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Blue Spring Road House Fire

May 25, 2017

Last night around 23:30 4 fire units were dispatched to a house fire located at 4802 Blue Spring Road. Fist arriving units reported a woman was standing at the side door with a garden hose trying to put out a small fire ot the kitchen stove. The kitchen cabin was on fire above the stove. Firefighter’s entered structure with a hose line and extinguished the fire. The kitchen sustained majority of [more]

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Proposed NASA budget good for Huntsville and Marshall Space Flight Center

May 24, 2017

The support for NASA in the proposed federal budget is both a sign of approval and a cause for optimism, believes Todd May, director of Marshall Space Flight Center. “Our brand is strong and what we do at NASA resonates on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue,” May said, referring to support from both Congress and President Trump, as reflected in the budget. NASA has been allocated $19.1 billion in President Trump’s budget, [more]

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Google Fiber’s first service area opens for North Huntsville residents

May 23, 2017

Huntsville’s transformation into a “Gig City” has taken a major step. Customers in North Huntsville are now able to sign up to begin receiving phone, internet and television service through Google Fiber, Mayor Tommy Battle announced Tuesday morning. Battle’s initiative to see that Huntsville became a Gig City, with ultrafast internet speeds, began in 2014. It was solidified when the City of Huntsville and Huntsville Utilities announced a partnership to build [more]

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Missing Person with Dementia

May 23, 2017

 Huntsville Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing elderly lady with dementia.    Family members of Gladys Timmons reported her missing after she was last seen on Sunday afternoon.  She is a 73 year old black female, approximately 5’4”, 170 pounds.  She is possibly wearing an orange and yellow flower pattern shirt with khaki pants.  She was last seen in the Stringfield Road area of North Huntsville.  [more]

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Storm Debris Removal and Garbage Pick-up Information 

May 22, 2017

Residents are cleaning up from last weekend’s severe storms, and Huntsville Public Works crews are preparing to pick up yard debris, left curbside, over the next few weeks. As a public service in the aftermath of a storm event, Public Works will waive the regular 10 cubic yard restriction during this cleanup period. Homeowners are still required to have the debris cut into lengths no larger than five feet. If the homeowner has engaged the services of a contractor, the contractor shall be responsible for the complete removal [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

May 19, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints Saturday night, May 20.  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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