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Second Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day

September 29, 2017

Coffee with a Cop is a movement designed to help break down the barriers in communities between residents and officers that can make it hard to address crime and public safety.  The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) started this annual event last year and Huntsville Police Department is proud to be a participating member for the second year in a row.  Please [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from September 28, 2017

September 29, 2017

FY 2018 Budget The Huntsville City Council approved municipal budgets for the 2018 fiscal year at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night. Council voted 5-0 to adopt a $400.6 million budget, which includes $197.6 million in general fund operations and $157.6 million in capital projects. The general fund, or operating budget, represents a modest $600,000 increase over 2017 and provides level funding for most municipal departments and outside agencies. About 74 percent of the general fund [more]

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Lonzo Robinson Named Municipal Court Presiding Judge

September 29, 2017

Mayor Tommy Battle announced today Lonzo Robinson will serve as the City’s new presiding judge for Huntsville Municipal Court. Robinson succeeds Judge Charles “Sonny” Rodenhauser who retired from the bench last year. Robinson will be responsible for managing the administration of the court system, which includes a multi-million dollar budget, oversight of 41 employees, and handling judicial duties in the courtroom. Judge Robinson starts work today along with newly appointed Judge Jeff [more]

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Huntsville Community Watch Association and Huntsville Police National Night Out

September 29, 2017

Huntsville’s annual National Night Out Event will be held on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 5pm. -7pm. at the Jaycee’s Building located at 2180 Airport Road.  NNO is a nationwide event designed to build strong community partnerships that promote safe neighborhoods.  Enjoy a night out with your entire family and check out our giveaways, free food, horseback rides, vendor displays and Utility Disaster Trailer.  Law Enforcement displays will include Emergency Vehicle [more]

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Stats & Facts – Week of September 25, 2017

September 29, 2017

Read time: 1 minute   Rev up your engines, Huntsville! Toyota is investing $106 million at its plant in Huntsville and is adding 50 jobs. One-third of all American-built Toyota engines are produced at the Huntsville plant. That’s a lotta Charger Blue UAH hit a record enrollment with 9,101 students, a 7.5% increase compared to Fall 2016. Women mean business in Huntsville The U.S. Chamber of Commerce named PROJECTXYZ in Huntsville as a Women-Owned Business Achievement Award winner. Exports [more]

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Toyota announces $106 million investment in Huntsville engine plant

September 26, 2017

$106 million investment will drive next-generation engine production, future of mobility Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Huntsville will get a $106 million injection to build the next generation of engines using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). The investment will provide for a complete replacement of the current four-cylinder engine line at the only Toyota plant in the world to produce fourcylinder, V-6 and V-8 engines under one roof. It will also bring [more]

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Public input requested on downtown urban park trail

September 26, 2017

The City of Huntsville is working on plans for a new urban trail (greenway) in the downtown area and is looking for public input. The Pedestrian Access and Redevelopment Corridor (PARC) will be a 1.5-mile pedestrian/bike trail, adjacent to the Pinhook Creek and Spring Branch, from north of Holmes Avenue to south of Memorial Parkway. The PARC trail is a public use plan, and the City is seeking feedback from as many stakeholders as [more]

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Huntsville Pastor Arrested for Violation of Mandatory Reporting Law

September 25, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit has charged Michael Walker, 51 of Huntsville, with Violation of Mandatory Reporting Laws.   The arrest stems from the Roland Campos case.  Campos was arrested for Sexual Abuse 1st degree on August 18.  Investigators have since learned through follow-up investigation that the victim reported the abuse to Walker and he refused to notify law enforcement or DHR.  The law requires anyone acting in a capacity [more]

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Police Make Arrests in Relation to Multiple Car Break-ins

September 25, 2017

The Huntsville Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit has charged two Madison County men in connection to over 100 car break-ins in Huntsville. Patrol officers recently caught Christopher Stolz, 36 of Huntsville, attempting to break into a car.  After follow-up investigation, Stolz admitted to committing over 100 car break-ins in Huntsville.  Justin Benjamin, 23 of Huntsville, was also involved in the break-ins and was arrested. Investigators were able to close break-ins in the [more]

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