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Huntsville Animal Services slashes orphan pet fees for ‘Home for the Holidays’ promotion

December 1, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services slashes orphan pet fees for ‘Home for the Holidays’ promotion

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) wants to put furry friends in loving homes this holiday season and is slashing fees to make it happen. As part of its “Home for the Holidays” promotion, HAS is waiving adoption fees on 25 different animals that will be featured on Facebook.com/HuntsvilleAnimalServices each day leading up to Christmas. Kicking off the promotion is Moore, a mixed breed that loves walks and other dogs. HAS Director Dr. Karen [more]

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How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

November 23, 2021 Click to view How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

As the leaves of yellow, orange, brown and red continue to fall across Huntsville, many residents are tackling the mess with rakes and blowers. To that end, officials with Huntsville Public Works are asking residents to dispose of leaves and any other yard waste responsibly. Blowing leaves into the road can lead to clogged storm drains, which causes flooding during significant rain events. “It’s impossible for us to overstate the importance of [more]

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City of Huntsville encourages safe celebrations this Thanksgiving holiday

November 23, 2021 Click to view City of Huntsville encourages safe celebrations this Thanksgiving holiday

With nearly 80% of the Madison County population age 12 and above having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the City of Huntsville is encouraging citizens to continue making smart decisions this holiday season. Jeff Birdwell, director of the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency, said those who plan to gather with family or friends this Thanksgiving can enjoy their holiday while still taking precautions to prevent another surge [more]

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Huntsville Police searching for missing woman

November 23, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Police searching for missing woman

UPDATE: Nov. 23 1:30 p.m.: Ms. Troncoso was located and is safe. Huntsville Police thanks the public for their assistance. The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is actively searching for 77-year-old Aiba Troncoso who wandered away from her home overnight. Ms. Troncoso was last seen around 3 a.m. on November 23, in the area of Carters Gin Road wearing blue and white pajamas. She is a Hispanic woman, five ft. tall [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services waiving adoption fees on most animals

November 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services waiving adoption fees on most animals

Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) is waiving adoption fees on most adult dogs this week to help them find loving, caring homes before the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, adult cats can be adopted for $10, though some are also free to a good home. Kittens and puppies are $50. Lowered adoption fees as well as no-fee adoptions help reduce shelter populations. For those who can’t adopt right now, HAS offers a sleepover foster program [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed Nov. 25-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection: Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 26. Public Transit: There will be no Orbit fixed-route or Access paratransit service Nov. 25. Service will resume Nov. 26. Parks & Recreation: Recreation centers and facilities will be closed Nov. 25-26 and reopen Saturday, Nov. 27. Animal Services: Huntsville Animal Services will [more]

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Huntsville Police cites 24 convenience stores for underage alcohol sales

November 22, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Police cites 24 convenience stores for underage alcohol sales

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) recently conducted an underage alcohol detail throughout Huntsville after receiving multiple tips from the community about convenience stores selling alcohol to minors. The four-hour operation conducted on Wednesday, November 17, included HPD Community Resource Officers (CROs) and two juveniles. The CROs and juveniles visited 32 stores to determine if they would sell alcohol to a minor. The juveniles had to be truthful about their age and [more]

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Huntsville Public Transit adding app-based pay system

November 18, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Public Transit adding app-based pay system

A pilot program coming to Huntsville Transit will make it easier for smartphone users to ride while also providing a contactless payment method for operators. The City of Huntsville presented an agreement at the Nov. 18 Huntsville City Council meeting that will allow riders to purchase fares through an app called Token Transit. The free app will allow riders to purchase single-ride Orbit or Access tickets up to monthly passes through [more]

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Major Crimes Unit Arrests

November 17, 2021 Click to view Major Crimes Unit Arrests

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged 32-year-old Mannery Fletcher and Edward Pugh, 32, with Murder following an incident at an apartment in the 4500 block of Foster Ave. HPD responded to the apartment around 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, and discovered 54-year-old Christopher Martin deceased inside. HPD Major Crimes Unit Investigators believe the victim and suspects were acquaintances, and a physical altercation led to Martin’s death. Fletcher was taken into custody [more]

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Huntsville Parks & Recreation offering student day camps during Thanksgiving break

November 16, 2021 Click to view Huntsville Parks & Recreation offering student day camps during Thanksgiving break

After hosting a successful Fall Break Day Camp in October, Huntsville Parks & Recreation is now registering children for its Thanksgiving Break Day Camp online and in-person. The camp, which will take place Nov. 22-24, costs $30 per camper and $15 for each additional camper. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day; however, parents/guardians must provide lunch. Activities will vary per recreation center and include physical activity, outdoor play, [more]

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