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HPD Employee Harry Dobbins Retirement

September 24, 2019

The Huntsville Police Department would like to invite media to our retirement celebration for Harry Dobbins today at 11am at the Jaycees Building on Airport Rd. If you are not familiar with Mr. Dobbins here is a brief summary of his career: Harry Dobbin’s career started in 1972. He was a volunteer Police Officer for the City of Huntsville and was never paid during this time. While volunteering for HPD, he [more]

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Cross Country Championship Course Opens in John Hunt Park

September 20, 2019

The City of Huntsville hosted a ribbon-cutting today to open its newest athletic and recreational feature in John Hunt Park – a championship-caliber cross country running course. The scenic course is 10-meters wide with a manicured grass surface, varied grade changes, and multiple spurred loops for various distance options including 5K, 6K, 8K, and 10K.  The course accommodates high school, NCAA, and USA Track & Field needs for training and competition events. “This [more]

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Trail of Tears 2019

September 18, 2019

The Huntsville Police Department want to warn motorists about the closing of west bound I565 entrance ramps this Saturday September 21st, through the City of Huntsville and Madison County from approximately 9am-10am for the Trail of Tears Motorcyclists. As the end of the convoy of motorcycles passes each entrance ramp, the ramp will be opened back up. Below is the path the ride will be taking: The ride will come into [more]

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Westlake Investigation- Labor Day Shooting

September 18, 2019

Huntsville Police have made a second arrest in the September 1st murder of Latryl Williams. Twenty-three year old Breon Dwayne Humphrey-Sallings was arrested today and charged with murder. The first arrest in this case of Aushad Malik Shaw was made on Sept 14th. The investigation is still ongoing.

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Mayor Battle calls for U.S. Space Command to land at Redstone Arsenal

September 16, 2019

In speaking to Huntsville members of the American Society for Industrial Security today, Mayor Tommy Battle reiterated his call for the new U.S. Space Command to be centered in Huntsville. The City is one of six finalist locations announced by the Pentagon to include four sites in Colorado and one in California. “No one does space and defense better than the brainpower on Redstone Arsenal. The world’s most advanced capabilities in [more]

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Beaumont Place Arrest

September 16, 2019

Today, Huntsville Police have arrested 22 yr old Angel Leshay Petty for Capital Murder in the Beaumont Place Murder Investigation where 25 yr old Rashaud Cisero Greenwood was killed on June 9th, 2019. This case is still under investigation.  

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$10 Pet Adoption Blowout

September 15, 2019

It’s the best deal in town! Huntsville Animal Services is offering a $10 Blowout Pet Adoption special starting Monday, September 16, through Saturday, September 28. Exceptions may apply on some pets. The Shelter relies on the community to adopt dozens of pets coming into the Shelter each week. You can help save a pet’s life and earn a new best friend.  Please visit the Shelter and get to know these loving and playful animals. There’s always room [more]

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Mayor Tommy Battle Vetoes Council Approved Pay Raises 

September 13, 2019

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement with regard to his decision to veto the Mayor and Council pay raise approved by City Council at their Sept. 12 meeting. “I hereby Veto Ordinance no. 19-769 pertaining to the annual salary for Mayor and City Council. As stated, while I deeply appreciate the intent of Council, I have said I am satisfied with my salary and knew what it was when I went [more]

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Mayor Battle Introduces FY 2020 Budget to City Council

September 12, 2019

City Council received its first look at Mayor Tommy Battle’s proposed municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2020 at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 12. The FY20 budget is comprised of a $228 million operating budget and $117.1 million in two capital funds (1990 and 2014). Even though the City is projecting revenue growth in FY 2020, the Mayor has structured a lean plan to ensure the City is able to [more]

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Council Names New Recreation Center after Former Council President Mark Russell

September 12, 2019

Fittingly, former City Council President Mark Russell is much more anxious to discuss the soon to be constructed recreation center in Hampton Cove than the name expected to be affixed to the project. On Sept. 12, the Huntsville City Council will announce that Mark Russell will be honored with his name on the new recreation facility in the district he served as Council Member from 2002 to 20018. “I know that Mark [more]

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