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Air Quality Forecast August 19, 2022

August 19, 2022 Click to view Air Quality Forecast August 19, 2022

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Huntsville Police discuss 2022 drug overdoses, recent arrests

August 17, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Police discuss 2022 drug overdoses, recent arrests

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) seized substantial amounts of fentanyl and other narcotics in the Huntsville area during July. North Alabama Drug Task Force Agents (NADTF) seized 11.2 pounds on fentanyl, 31 pounds of methamphetamine, 7,000 pressed fentanyl pills, 2.4 pounds of cocaine, 200 MDMA tablets and 19 pounds of marijuana. Agents also recovered 19 firearms and $72,740 in drug proceeds. NADTF arrested 32-year-old Juan Orlando Matthews Jr., Lawrence O’Neal Beasley, 35 [more]

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Downtown weekend road closures

August 12, 2022 Click to view Downtown weekend road closures

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is assisting with traffic control and road closures for the 2022 Oktobeezrfest Festival. Road closures will begin at noon on Saturday, August 13, and conclude at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. North Side Square will be closed from Jefferson Street to the intersection of Randolph Ave. and Greene Street. East Side Square will be closed at Eustis Avenue. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes and [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s fall guide offers 100 free programs

August 11, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation’s fall guide offers 100 free programs

School is back in session, Labor Day is right around the corner and college football fans are counting down the days to kickoff. All sure signs that fall is coming. To that end, Huntsville Parks & Recreation produced a Fall Program Guide, filled with activities, events and programs for every interest, age and ability. Dorianne Johnson, Recreation Superintendent of Community Services, encourages residents to learn more about the 100 free programs [more]

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Huntsville Beautification Awards winners announced

August 10, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Beautification Awards winners announced

Mayor Tommy Battle joined the Huntsville Beautification Board and City Council President John Meredith at a Beautification Awards ceremony Friday, Aug. 5, at Oakwood University’s Community Health Action Center. In the first Beautification Awards ceremony since 2019, area businesses and landscapers were recognized for outstanding efforts to keep properties clean, visually pleasing and well-maintained. The Beautification Board, which judged more than 500 properties, gave Beautification Awards to 386 properties. The Mayor’s Award, [more]

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City of Huntsville secures federal RAISE grant for pedestrian access project

August 9, 2022 Click to view City of Huntsville secures federal RAISE grant for pedestrian access project

The City of Huntsville’s vision for improving downtown pedestrian access while providing an economic boost to low-income communities is a step closer to reality after securing $20 million in federal grant funding. The pedestrian access and redevelopment corridor (PARC) project has been on the City’s wish list for over a decade, but funding shortfalls kept the project in a holding pattern. The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant, [more]

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Major Crimes Unit arrest

August 8, 2022 Click to view Major Crimes Unit arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged 32-year-old Paul Rambert with murder following a shooting incident that happened shortly before midnight on Friday, Aug. 5. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Mangum Drive and found Michael Williams, 32, with life-threatening injuries. Williams was transported to the hospital where he died. Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a verbal dispute between Rambert and Williams. The case remains under investigation, and [more]

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Major Crimes Unit arrest

August 7, 2022 Click to view Major Crimes Unit arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged 32-year-old Curtis Kwame Pickett with Capital Murder following a shooting incident in the 1300 block of Lancewood Dr. on Friday, July 29 shortly after midnight. HPD investigators believe a domestic dispute led to the shooting that killed 35-year-old Tiffani Cole. Pickett was booked into the Madison County Jail and is being held with no ​bond.

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Green Team launches survey to evaluate sources, scale of litter in Huntsville

August 5, 2022 Click to view Green Team launches survey to evaluate sources, scale of litter in Huntsville

Huntsville’s Green Team wants to know what you think about litter. As part of the City’s larger commitment to being responsible stewards of our environment, Green Team is conducting a city-wide survey through Aug. 31 to receive public input on litter. Green Team is the City’s division responsible for litter prevention as well as environmental outreach and education. TAKE GREEN TEAM’S LITTER SURVEY “Even with our wonderful volunteer groups, it’s hard for a [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services extends waived adoption fees, announces superhero event

August 4, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services extends waived adoption fees, announces superhero event

Adoption superheroes of both the four-legged and two-legged kind ironed their capes, donned masks and gathered at Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) on Thursday, Aug. 4, for exciting announcements from HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard. The event began with a video message from Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle thanking those who have answered the call to care for, foster or adopt an animal from the shelter. Sheppard added her own thanks and announced [more]

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