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SBI investigating shooting death

February 4, 2023 Click to view SBI investigating shooting death

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) responded to a domestic violence call in the 2100 block of Chadburn Drive shortly after midnight on Saturday, Feb. 4. While officers were attempting to make contact with an armed individual involved, the individual was shot and killed. No officers were injured during the incident. Per protocol, HPD requested the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) lead the investigation following the incident. Please direct [more]

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Major Crimes Unit arrest

January 28, 2023 Click to view Major Crimes Unit arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Omondo Jermaine Varner Jr., 25, with murder following a shooting incident that happened just after midnight on Saturday, Jan. 28. HPD officers responded to the 4000 block of University Drive and found Christopher Cattage,26, dead inside a vehicle. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe a verbal altercation led up to the shooting between the suspect and victim who were acquaintances. Varner is currently being [more]

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Major Crimes Unit arrest

January 24, 2023 Click to view Major Crimes Unit arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Anfernee Bradley, 24, with murder following a shooting incident on Friday, Jan. 13. HPD officers responded to the 3900 block of Newson Road and found Joshua Turney, 33, with life-threatening injuries. Turney died at the hospital on Saturday, Jan. 14, from his injuries. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the shooting incident was drug-related. Bradley was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Gulf [more]

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Major Crimes Unit arrest

January 13, 2023 Click to view Major Crimes Unit arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged both John Brandon Boles, 29, and Ethan Lyn Bates, 20, with murder following an incident in the 200 block of Derrick Street on Tuesday, Jan. 10. HPD officers responded to the area around 9 p.m., and HEMSI transported an individual to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. The individual was taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Huntsville to determine a [more]

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North Alabama Drug Task Force arrest

January 11, 2023 Click to view North Alabama Drug Task Force arrest

The North Alabama Drug Task Force (NADTF) has charged Justin Omari Mitchell, 25, with drug trafficking, drug sale near a school and possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds following an incident at 1001 Haysland Road on Tuesday, Jan. 10. NADTF agents learned Mitchell was selling fentanyl-pressed pills while working in a contract security role at an after-school sporting event. Agents took Mitchell into custody without incident at the game. [more]

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New Year’s Eve Safety

December 29, 2022 Click to view New Year’s Eve Safety

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) urges the community to put safety first during New Year’s celebrations. Patrol officers and the D.U.I. Task Force will have an increased presence throughout the holiday weekend, on the lookout for impaired drivers,speeders and those not wearing seat belts. Those who plan to consume alcohol should have a designated driver or use a ride-share app or taxi to travel. If you suspect a motorist of driving [more]

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Winter Weather: Road Advisory 

December 27, 2022 Click to view Winter Weather: Road Advisory 

1:20 p.m. update: All roads in Huntsville are open. Shaded portions of roads may have patches of ice, please continue to use caution. Caution is also advised on overpasses and areas of high elevation. 12 p.m. update: Cecil Ashburn is now open. Vehicles blocking lanes of travel have been moved to the Land Trust parking lot.  HPD is asking people to please move their vehicles from Governors Drive by 2 p.m. to [more]

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Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Dec. 23

December 22, 2022 Click to view Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Dec. 23

City of Huntsville municipal offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, due to the possibility of early morning icy road conditions. Orbit and Access paratransit service will operate on a normal schedule, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Huntsville organizations are opening warming centers for those seeking shelter from severe cold temperatures. More information is available here. Citizens can sign up for emergency notifications via the City of Huntsville’s website or follow the [more]

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Major Crimes Unit Arrest

December 21, 2022 Click to view Major Crimes Unit Arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Alexus Burton, 21, and Jovonta Jones, 20, with murder following a shooting incident on Friday, Dec. 9. HPD officers responded to the 4200 block of Keith Street and found a man identified as Victor Goode, Jr., 23, dead in the roadway. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the shooting incident was drug-related. Both individuals have been booked in the Madison County Jail. There is no further [more]

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Traffic Alert: Rocket City Marathon

December 9, 2022 Click to view Traffic Alert: Rocket City Marathon

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) will be assisting with traffic control for the Rocket City Marathon on Sunday, Dec. 11. HPD Officers will be posted along the route to help runners make it safely through the course. Road closures will start at 5 a.m. The northbound and southbound exits ramps from Memorial Parkway to Clinton Avenue and the eastbound exit ramp from Interstate 565 to Old Madison Pike will be closed. Please [more]

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