News & Updates
Month: June 2017

City offices closed for July 4 holiday

Municipal offices will be open for business on Monday, July 3 and closed for non-essential personnel on Tuesday, July 4, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. Normal hours of operation will resume on Wednesday, July 5. Sanitation pickup will be on an alternate schedule starting Tuesday, [more]

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Take the Challenge during Parks & Recreation Month

  Follow the daily Challenge Checklist for chances to win prizes and discover hidden gems in the City’s many places to relax, play, and recharge Mayor Tommy Battle and Parks & Recreation announced a new campaign to highlight Huntsville’s many places to play throughout the month of [more]

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Statement from City of Huntsville on Redstone Arsenal Lockdown

The City of Huntsville is grateful the situation at Redstone is under control and the Arsenal gates have reopened. Redstone responded swiftly to a reported danger and enacted security measures to professionally handle what could have been a threat. “I am proud of Huntsville police officers, [more]

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Fireworks

In 2013, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,400 people for fireworks related injuries; 55% of 2014 emergency room fireworks-related injuries were to the extremities and 38% were to the head. The risk of fireworks injury is highest for young people ages 0-4, followed [more]

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Blue Origin Selects Huntsville for New BE-4 Production

New 200,000 square feet facility to locate in Cummings Research Park — Blue Origin announced plans to manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the-art production facility to be built in Huntsville, Alabama — the Rocket City. The new facility will be in Cummings Research Park, the nation’s [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of June 19, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Welcome to the Rocket City Cavender’s, a Tex.-based western wear store,  is opening its first Alabama location in Huntsville. Totally solid Area Development awarded Alabama a Silver Shovel for solid business recruitment and support in 2016. American jobs America has 5.7 million job openings. That’s close to the [more]

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One Arrested After Shooting into Vehicle Monday Night

Huntsville Police have charged Reginald Scott, 18 of Huntsville, in connection to a shooting into a car and a police chase Monday night.   Officers responded to a call of gunshots in the 4000 block of Summerhill Drive around 10:00 p.m. Monday night.  Responding officers attempted to [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints Saturday night, June 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 [more]

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Food Truck Rally Road Closures

The Food Truck Rally is being held this evening on Church Street until approximately 9:00 p.m.  Church St. is currently closed between Clinton Avenue and Williams Avenue.  The roadway will be reopened by 10:00 p.m.  Plan for detours and congestion if traveling in the area.  

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Two People Arrested in Connection to Recent Robberies

The Huntsville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit has charged two people in connection to recent robberies in the southwest Huntsville area.   Investigators charged Curtis Smith, 36 of Huntsville, and Emily Maroney, 19 of Huntsville, with Robbery 1st degree.  The robbery investigations continue and could result in [more]

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