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Fee-Waived Adoption Special – We’re Overflowing with Dogs Needing Homes

August 30, 2017

Huntsville Animal Services is overwhelmed with large canines and is offering a fee-waived adoption special on adult dogs through Sept. 1. The shelter is so full there is no space for any other pets. These loveable dogs urgently need the community to come to their rescue and adopt. Help save a shelter dog’s life today! The fee-waived special starts immediately and will end on Friday, September 1. This special rate includes [more]

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Helping Houston’s Flood Victims in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017

Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council Members extend their thoughts and prayers to the residents and public safety workers in Houston, Texas, as they deal with the worst flooding in recorded history from Hurricane Harvey. After the water recedes, it will take significant time to clean up and rebuild. The City encourages those wanting to help to donate money directly to organizations that are well-positioned to provide assistance where it is [more]

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Huntsville Man Arrested Following Overnight Stabbing

August 29, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit has charged Demarcus Smith, 35 of Huntsville, following an overnight stabbing on Patton Road.   Officers responded to the Citgo at Patton Road and Drake Avenue shortly after midnight for a stabbing victim.  Officers followed a blood trail back to an apartment in the 3600 block of Patton Road where Smith was taken into custody.    The victim had been visiting Smith’s apartment when the two [more]

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District 3 Fiber Installation Update

August 28, 2017

District 3 includes most (if not all) of what Huntsville Utilities calls the ‘Farley Fiber Hut District.’ It is the most dense of the six hut districts in terms of addresses. The utility company says the “make ready” work for fiber installation is well under way and roughly 90 percent complete. “Make ready” is just what it sounds like it is: getting the infrastructure ready to handle the additional equipment. Huntsville Utilities anticipates the [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of August 21, 2017

August 28, 2017

Read time: 1 minute Drink up Huntsville Utilities opened its new $90 million water treatment plant. It will initially supply 12 million gallons per day and is capable of producing 96 million gallons per day. Congrats are in order 26 Huntsville companies made the list of Inc.500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies. There were 59 Alabama companies listed. We’re really good at making missiles Huntsville is one of three Boeing offices that will perform design work on [more]

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Fall Youth Sports – A Quick Update

August 28, 2017

Parks & Recreation is getting ready for a busy fall season of scheduling, planning, and facilitating youth sports. The department offers four youth sports in the fall: Cheerleading, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. Registration for these sports always takes place at local parks and/or recreation centers during the last two Saturdays in July and first Saturday in August. Many leagues also have online registration that can be done during that time. While the [more]

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Huntsville Woman Charged with Murder Following Saturday Shooting

August 28, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit has charged Datondra Mitchell, 25 of Huntsville, with Murder following a Saturday shooting on Clopton Street.   Officers responded to an apartment in the 3000 block of Clopton Street around 1:30 Saturday.  Inside the apartment they found Carzella Little, 20 of Huntsville, dead from a gunshot wound.  Mitchell was taken into custody at the scene and after further investigation was charged with Domestic Violence Murder.   It [more]

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Madison Man Charged with Violating Recently Enacted Law

August 25, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit charged Matthew Reyes, 27 of Madison, with a newly enacted state law, Distribution of a Private Message.   Investigators charged Reyes after he posted pictures of the victim online without their consent.  Investigators determined that Reyes posted the pictures in an attempt to harass the victim which is a violation of the recently enacted state law.   The law was enacted on August 1, 2017, as part [more]

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Dog Jog 5k and Family Fun Run

August 25, 2017

The Dog Jog 5k and Family Run will be held tomorrow in the downtown area between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.   The run will start at Monroe Street and Church Street and end on Monroe Street at Washington Street.  Use caution if traveling in the area.    

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STAC Agents Seize Drugs, Guns and Cash

August 25, 2017

Agents with the Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Drug Task Force (STAC) served a search warrant in Madison that led to the arrest of Santuan Jones, 26 of Madison, and the seizure of drugs, guns and cash.   On August 23, STAC Agents served the warrant at 2019 Flagstone Drive in Madison.  The warrant was the result of an investigation involving drug trafficking in the area.  Agents seized 6 ounces of “ice” methamphetamine, marijuana, [more]

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