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July is Parks & Recreation Month: Let’s #goPLAYhsv

June 30, 2021 Click to view July is Parks & Recreation Month: Let’s #goPLAYhsv

Mayor Tommy Battle and Parks & Recreation Director Bernita Reese are urging citizens to “get out and play” during Parks & Recreation Month in the City of Huntsville. “Our residents have struggled for more than a year to find ways to stay active during the pandemic,” Reese said. “With things slowly beginning to take a turn for the better, we are encouraging people to safely take part in all of the [more]

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City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

June 30, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville Municipal Offices Closed July 5 for July Fourth Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the July Fourth holiday. This includes Animal Services and Municipal Court. City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6. Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of July 5-9. Monday’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday’s will be Wednesday and so on. Public Transit: Orbit and Access will operate a normal [more]

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Suspect arrested on multiple charges after assaulting Police during a traffic stop

June 28, 2021 Click to view Suspect arrested on multiple charges after assaulting Police during a traffic stop

A Monday morning traffic stop ended with Huntsville Police arresting Dante Kilgore, 28, on charges of assaulting a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon and using a false identity to obstruct justice. Kilgore was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for traffic violations near Pulaski Pike and Stringfield Drive at about 12:15 a.m. on June 28. The vehicle pulled into a gas station, where a Huntsville Police officer made contact with [more]

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National Park Service Adds Edmonton Heights to National Register of Historic Places

June 28, 2021 Click to view National Park Service Adds Edmonton Heights to National Register of Historic Places

On June 21, the National Park Service officially designated Edmonton Heights as a historic district listed to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Edmonton Heights is the ninth historic district in the City of Huntsville to be listed to the NRHP. “We are pleased to officially add Edmonton Heights to the list of Huntsville’s historic neighborhoods,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “It is rewarding to see the National Park Service also [more]

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Three Huntsville Police Lieutenants Promoted to Captain Rank

June 25, 2021 Click to view Three Huntsville Police Lieutenants Promoted to Captain Rank

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) promoted three Lieutenants with more than 60 years of combined law enforcement experience to the rank of Captain on Friday, June 25. During a special ceremony at City Hall, Lieutenant Jon Ware was promoted to Captain of the newly formed Division of Professional Standards and Training, Lieutenant Jesse Sumlin was promoted to Captain of the North Precinct and Lieutenant Jerry King was promoted to Captain of [more]

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Major Crimes Arrests

June 24, 2021 Click to view Major Crimes Arrests

The Huntsville Police Department has charged both Joseph Stack, 44, and Quartney Smith, 36, with abuse of a corpse following the discovery of Laekyn Steelman’s body on Thursday, June 24. Officers were dispatched to the area of Maysville Road and Clinton Avenue just after 8 a.m. and found Steelman deceased in a wooded area. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the suspects, who are married, were acquaintances of Steelman. The investigation revealed [more]

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City of Huntsville addresses fireworks safety before July Fourth

June 23, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville addresses fireworks safety before July Fourth

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD), Huntsville Fire & Rescue (HFR) and Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) are urging the community to practice firework safety ahead of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Huntsville Fire & Rescue Chief Mac McFarlen speaks June 23 during a press conference aimed at urging fireworks safety. At left are Dr. Karen Sheppard, director of Huntsville Animal Services, and Deputy Chief Charles Brooks of Huntsville Police. During a June [more]

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Officials urge importance of vaccine as July 4th, new school year approach

June 21, 2021 Click to view Officials urge importance of vaccine as July 4th, new school year approach

Huntsville health and education leaders continue to stress the importance of vaccinations for all eligible community members, even as infection numbers remain low. Officials made their comments at Monday’s Huntsville-Area COVID-19 Update, the first since May 13. They also spoke about the importance of remaining vigilant against the virus as the July 4th holiday and start of the 2021-2022 school year approach. “If you are in a big crowd and you haven’t [more]

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Murder Arrest

June 16, 2021 Click to view Murder Arrest

The Huntsville Police Department charged James Charles Williams, 50, with murder on Wednesday, June 16, for the death of Joe Harris, 39. Williams turned himself in at the Public Safety Complex. Officers were dispatched to 2201 Memorial Parkway on Tuesday, June 15 around 5:30 a.m. to assist HEMSI. Harris was found with multiple stab wounds. Harris was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services ‘barking’ at the seams

June 15, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services ‘barking’ at the seams

HUNTSVILLE, AL – With so many dog of all ages, sizes and colors, Huntsville Animal Services is barking – er bursting – at the seams. To help clear the kennels, the Shelter has lowered adoption fees to just $10 this week, though some exceptions may apply. Most of the dogs are ages 1 and older and are waiting for a forever home. Some have been at the Shelter too long and [more]

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