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City offices closed for July 4 holiday

June 30, 2017

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, July 4. View the garbage schedule here. Please note – Monday’s garbage will be picked up on schedule. As a reminder, recycling is managed through the Solid Waste Disposal [more]

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Take the Challenge during Parks & Recreation Month

June 28, 2017

  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 July. Mayor Battle proclaimed July as Parks & Recreation month complete with a daily Challenge Checklist. Here’s the gist: a new challenge will be issued [more]

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Statement from City of Huntsville on Redstone Arsenal Lockdown

June 27, 2017

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, HEMSI, Fire & Rescue and our public safety network for their quick help in assisting our Redstone partners,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “Our officers worked [more]

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Fireworks

June 27, 2017

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 by children 10-14, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. Most fireworks-related fires begin in brush or trash and spread to wooded areas, homes and [more]

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Blue Origin Selects Huntsville for New BE-4 Production

June 26, 2017

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 second-largest research park, and construction can begin once an engine production contract with United Launch Alliance is awarded. The BE-4 is America’s next rocket engine [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of June 19, 2017

June 22, 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 record number of openings reported by the Labor Department since it started tracking in 2000. The U.S. had an all-time high of 5.9 million openings [more]

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One Arrested After Shooting into Vehicle Monday Night

June 20, 2017

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 stop a car leaving the area and a pursuit ensued.  The pursuit ended when Scott crashed into a car near the intersection of Pulaski Pike [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

June 16, 2017

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 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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Food Truck Rally Road Closures

June 16, 2017

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

June 16, 2017

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 additional charges or arrests.  Anyone with information about recent robberies in the area is asked to contact the Huntsville Police Department, (256)722-7100.

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