News & Updates

Air Quality Forecast July 19, 2018

AIR QUALITY FORECAST FOR HUNTSVILLE

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Countdown to Citywide Celebration of Apollo 11 Landing – 50th Anniversary

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and U.S. Space & Rocket Center CEO and Executive Director Dr. Deborah Barnhart announced plans for a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11th lunar landing. Dr. Barnhart, the Mayor’s appointed Chair of the Rocket City’s 50th Anniversary of [more]

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City Council – Meeting Highlights from July 12, 2018

Planning Council passed a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement between the City of Huntsville and Bailey – Harris Construction Company, Inc. to provide construction services for the Von Braun Center New Music and Dining Venue. The venue will provide food and beverage [more]

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STAC Arrest

On July 12, 2018, Agents with the Madison-Morgan County STAC Team conducted an investigation into 24 yr old Forod Muhammed Rushton and his involvement in trafficking heroin.  Mr. Rushton is from Detroit. He was arrested for Trafficking Heroin and POM 1st.  Agents located approx. 50 [more]

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Now It’s Canine Impossible: $5 Adoptions at Huntsville Animal Services

No mission is impossible, especially when it comes to saving Huntsville’s homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. Huntsville Animal Services is currently experiencing “overflow” status – with an ever-increasing number of pets to choose from for adoption.  Through July 31, both felines and canines at [more]

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Mayor Battle Statement on UAH President Robert Altenkirch Retirement Announcement

Mayor Tommy Battle released the following statement regarding today’s announcement that UAH President Robert Altenkirch is retiring. Altenkirch, in his seventh year at UAH, will remain in his current role into the 2018 – 2019 academic year until a successor is chosen, according to a [more]

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June 2018 – Monthly Development Review

New industrial and office projects topped the list of non-residential permits issued last month. Residential permit and CO issuances decreased year-over-year. Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits: In May, 307 housing units were permitted, 113 single- and 194 multi-family. The top tract for building permits [more]

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Huntsville City Schools Emergency Response Exercise – July 18th 2018 at 8:00am

The Huntsville Police Department would like media and the public to be aware of a Huntsville City Schools Emergency Response Exercise being conducted Wednesday,  July 18th at 8am. This year, the exercise will be held at the new Grissom High School.  Contact our P.I.O. if [more]

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District 1 Town Hall Meeting Recap from June 19

Our June 19 town hall was an important opportunity for community dialogue. We reviewed the survey results from our District 1 Survey with feedback from our residents about opportunities and improvements for our community. Our discussion turned to the repaving of Oakwood Avenue and current [more]

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Traffic Safety Checkpoints

The Huntsville Police Department D.U.I. Task Force will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints through this weekend. If you are stopped at a Traffic Safety Checkpoint be prepared to present your driver license, proof of insurance and vehicle tag registration to the officers. The Task Force [more]

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