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Progress report: City of Huntsville reviews BIG Picture master plan

July 28, 2022 Click to view Progress report: City of Huntsville reviews BIG Picture master plan

In 2018, the City of Huntsville unveiled its first published, comprehensive master plan shaped by direct and frequent input from citizens. Huntsville Manager of Urban and Long-Range Planning Dennis Madsen speaks at podium while Mayor Tommy Battle looks on. That input encompassed more than 200 public workshops and lectures, a 24/7 online idea forum and an informative traveling exhibit to help craft the guide as a compass and roadmap for smart, sustainable [more]

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Back-to-school traffic safety

July 28, 2022 Click to view Back-to-school traffic safety

As the 2022-2023 school year starts Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is issuing a reminder about its zero-tolerance policy for speeding in a school zone. Patrol units and the Traffic Services Unit will patrol school zones throughout the year to ensure drivers are obeying the posted speed limit. In both directions of travel, motorists are required to stop for school buses when stop signs are extended. This law [more]

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Downtown Huntsville street closure

July 27, 2022 Click to view Downtown Huntsville street closure

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is assisting with road closures in downtown Huntsville near the Von Braun Center on Friday, July 29. Monroe Street between Clinton Ave. and Williams Ave. will be closed to north and southbound traffic from 5 – 8 p.m. to accommodate heavy pedestrian traffic for an event at the Propst Arena. Please use caution if traveling in the area.  

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Major Crimes Unit arrest

July 27, 2022 Click to view Major Crimes Unit arrest

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Laccuina Braithwaite, 25, with capital murder following the death of her two-year-old daughter. Officers were called to an apartment in the 12000 block of Sugar Mill Circle for a welfare check shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27. After making contact with Braithwaite, officers proceeded to check the apartment and discovered the child floating in the bathtub. Officers immediately started CPR and asked for [more]

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Mayor Battle announces TIF closure, highlights benefits to schools, businesses

July 27, 2022 Click to view Mayor Battle announces TIF closure, highlights benefits to schools, businesses

The City of Huntsville’s sound fiscal footing will be on display again next month when it retires its third tax increment financing district, or TIF, two years ahead of projection and nine years before its required closing. The early payoff aligns with Mayor Tommy Battle’s push for smart planning and fiscal prudence, both of which have helped Huntsville secure and maintain AAA bond ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. The [more]

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Concert on the Green: Free event celebrates Huntsville Parks and Recreation Month

July 27, 2022 Click to view Concert on the Green: Free event celebrates Huntsville Parks and Recreation Month

Huntsville Parks & Recreation is turning up the volume on summer with Concert on the Green. This free event will bring two of the area’s most popular bands, JED Eye and JUICE, together for one fantastic evening. The concert will take place Saturday, July 30, from 5-9 p.m. at S.R. Butler Green, 2610 Clinton Ave. West. The urban park, located at Campus No. 805, strikes just the right note as the [more]

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Huntsville Police North Precinct to host family fun night

July 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Police North Precinct to host family fun night

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) North Precinct is hosting an end-of-summer family fun night. There will be inflatables, outdoor games, and music. Come out and enjoy free hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn and ice cream. There will be a backpack giveaway. WHO: Huntsville Police WHAT: Family Fun Night WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 6 – 8 p.m. WHERE: Dr. Robert Shurney Legacy Center, 3011 Sparkman Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35810    

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Huntsville Animal Services waives adoption fees through Aug. 6

July 26, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services waives adoption fees through Aug. 6

Superheroes deserve super affordable prices! Huntsville Animal Services (HAS) still needs adopters as the “Adoption League of Heroes” campaign continues and is calling on the public to take advantage of waived adoption fees now through Saturday, Aug. 6. “This time of year is especially hard for shelters, and our facility is no exception,” said HAS Director Dr. Karen Sheppard. “Summer months bring tons of kittens, adult cats, barn cats, puppies and [more]

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HPD investigators seek information on murder suspect

July 25, 2022 Click to view HPD investigators seek information on murder suspect

July 26, 8:30 a.m. UPDATE: Dominick McIver turned himself in at the Huntsville Police Department this morning. He is currently being booked in the Madison County Jail. We thank the public for their assistance in this case. ——— The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) is seeking the public’s assistance for information regarding the whereabouts of 22-year-old Dominick “Big Man” LaShawn McIver. HPD has obtained a murder warrant for McIver for the shooting death of 25-year-old Keydrick [more]

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Parks & Recreation offering after-school option to Huntsville families

July 22, 2022 Click to view Parks & Recreation offering after-school option to Huntsville families

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Recreation Department is bringing back last year’s highly successful after-school program. The program will begin Monday, Aug. 8, and continue throughout the academic year at select community and recreation centers in Huntsville. The program, which runs from 2:30-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, will include homework time, arts, snacks, physical activities and more for students in grades 1-6 who attend Huntsville City Schools. Trained staff will [more]

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