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Monday, April 23, 2018

Best Places to Live: Huntsville, Alabama Rated #7 by U.S. News


Best Places to Live: Huntsville, Alabama Rated #7 by U.S. News


Article Excerpt: "... Though Huntsville is working toward more entertainment and downtown living options to appeal to young professionals, most of the area's households are composed of families. Also, due to the large defense and technology sector, it's a popular place for military retirees. Approximately half of Huntsville's population claims religious affiliations. Most residents who identify as religious are part of the region's evangelical Protestant community ..."


Reference: usnews.com

It's Confederate Memorial Day, But With Exception of State Closures, You Would Never Know It


State offices close for Confederate Memorial Day, April 23


Article Excerpt: "... State offices will close on Monday in observance of the statutory holiday that commemorates the Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Huntsville city councilman arrested and charged with DUI


Huntsville city councilman arrested and charged with DUI


Article Excerpt: "... booked into the Madison County Jail at 2:26 a.m. and is also charged with Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road, Failure to Signal and Improper Lane Change. Bond has not yet been set ..."


Reference: whnt.com
More Reading:
  • 4-23-2018: City judges recuse from Huntsville councilman's DUI case. Reference: www.al.com
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Tommy Battle stresses outsider status in race against Kay Ivey


    Tommy Battle stresses outsider status in race against Kay Ivey


    Article Excerpt: "Battle took his father’s advice, resulting in the Birmingham native’s permanent move to the Rocket City... Huntsville was the only one of Alabama’s four major cities to grow between 2010 and 2015, with unemployment generally lower — and wages generally higher — than state averages. The Huntsville area has also landed several economic development projects, including Remington, Toyota Mazda and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, a private state company. Battle puts a great deal of emphasis on the prosperity of his city. ..."


    Reference: www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

    Gated Golf-Community Home In Huntsville With Show-stopping Views


    Article Excerpt: "...This executive home boasts breathtaking bluff/sunset views at The Ledges. Spacious and perfect for entertaining, the home features 6 bedrooms including a mother-in-law suite with a full kitchen. Huge sun and rec rooms offer additional space. The residence comes with cul-de-sac privacy and a 3-car garage. ..."

    Reference: www.hauteresidence.com

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    ULA notches another successful mission with flight of USAF payloads on AFSPC-11


    ULA notches another successful mission with flight of USAF payloads on AFSPC-11


    Article Excerpt: "... The April 14, 2018, AFSPC-11 mission was a classified one, however, carried out on behalf of the United States Air Force. The Colorado-based company’s AV-079 Atlas V lifted off at 7:13 p.m. EDT (11:13 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to deliver two U.S. Air Force payloads to a geostationary Earth orbit (GEO ..."


    Reference: www.spaceflightinsider.com

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Volunteers needed for 2018 Panoply Arts Festival


    Volunteers needed for 2018 Panoply Arts Festival


    Article Excerpt: "... You can sign up to volunteer at artshuntsville.org. If your group is interested in volunteering together email Ashley Hudson at ahudson@artshuntsville.org to coordinate volunteering as a group ..."


    Reference: whnt.com

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Beware: Credit card skimmer found at local gas station


    Credit card skimmer found at local gas station


    Article Excerpt: "... The skimmer was found at the Citgo gas station on Highway 72 East. "What happens is if left unintended the bad guys come along and a put a small magnetic strip in there. Sometimes they are only two inches long. All they are doing is reading that magnetic strip on the back of your card," Cyber Security Expert Shane Hammett said ..."


    Reference: whnt.com

    MORE READING: 'Also, try to use a credit card whenever possible. A debit transaction is an immediate cash transfer and requires making an FDIC claim whcih can take weeks to be processed. Credit card transactions can be halted and reversed at any time, and doing so puts pressure on merchants to better secure their ATMs and point-of-sale terminals'; www.pcmag.com

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Equipment for unmanned space flight takes off from Huntsville


    Equipment for unmanned space flight takes off from Huntsville


    Article Excerpt: "... Marshall Space Flight Center, said all major pieces of the rocket have been manufactured now, so NASA is more than halfway through with putting the massive rocket together for its first test flight. That first flight is slated for 2019 but ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with crazy space harpoon to ISS


    SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with crazy space harpoon to ISS


    Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX on Monday launched a used first-stage rocket, topped by a used Dragon cargo capsule, for just the second time ever. The recycled Falcon 9 blasted off for the ISS under sunny skies from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The successful launch is the second in the span of just four days ..."


    Reference: www.cnet.com

    Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Chinese space station Tiangong-1 hurtling toward Earth for reentry


    Chinese space station Tiangong-1 hurtling toward Earth for reentry


    Article Excerpt: "... China’s out-of-control, defunct space station is hurtling toward Earth and currently expected to enter the atmosphere sometime in the next 24 hours. The 8.5-ton space lab, known as Tiangong-1 ..."


    Reference: www.foxnews.com

    17-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Wants to Be the First Person on Mars


    17-Year-Old Alyssa Carson Wants to Be the First Person on Mars


    Article Excerpt: "... At 7 her father took her to space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. “That was the weekend of my life,” she said. “I got to learn everything I had been wanting to know and more… I got to see a life-size rocket.” She cherished it so much, she returned 18 times. At the age of 12 she became the first person in history to attend all three NASA space camps in Huntsville, Alabama; Quebec, Canada; and Izmir ..."


    Reference: www.teenvogue.com

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    Man once charged with reckless murder now in Huntsville police academy


    Man once charged with reckless murder now in Huntsville police academy


    Article Excerpt: "... the then-19-year-old was driving with some friends in Hampton Cove and wrecked. Mohammad Fulladi, 16, died as a result of his injuries; three others were injured. At the time, police said Holdsambeck had been drinking, and his Blood Alcohol Content measured at .15 which is nearly twice the legal limit for an adult 21 or older. Reports also indicated he tested positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana, and had been going more than 100 miles per hour ..."


    Reference: whnt.com

    More Reading:

    What is the age of majority in the State of Alabama? The legal age for consent is termed the age of majority and is a function of state law, not federal law. Individuals who have not attained the age of majority are termed minors. Under Alabama law, a minor is a person younger than 19 years old, unless such a person has been emancipated. Reference: § 22-8-4 - The University of Alabama ovpred.ua.edu/files/2016/11/40-G-I3F-AL-law-R-9-12-11.docx

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    Mayor calls new $110M federal courthouse a 'legacy' for Huntsville


    Mayor calls new $110M federal courthouse a 'legacy' for Huntsville


    Article Excerpt: "... Shelby is credited with getting a $110 million appropriation for the courthouse added to the Omnibus Funding Bill passed by Congress Thursday and signed by President Trump Friday. That is exactly the amount federal officials estimated it would cost to design and build the new courthouse. The site is a given ..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Huntsville Police Department officer involved in head-on accident Monday morning


    HPD officer involved in wreck


    Article Excerpt: "... The two SUVs hit head-on, according to police. Police said the officer and the driver of the other ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    The future of a Huntsville Police Officer is uncertain after being charged with driving under the influence


    The future of a Huntsville Police Officer is uncertain after being charged with driving under the influence


    Article Excerpt: "... WHNT News 19 has obtained the arrest report issued the night of the incident. The responding officer notes finding two bottles of whiskey in Mitchell's vehicle in the passenger floor seat. It said one bottle had about two shots left and the other one was half empty. "The issue in the case is going to be the blood alcohol content. He either had a blood test or he took the breath test ..."


    Reference: whnt.com

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Could this happen in Huntsville? Atlanta hit with cyberattack; hackers demand ransom


    Atlanta hit with cyberattack; hackers demand ransom


    Article Excerpt: "... City employees are being urged to check their bank accounts to ensure financial information is correct as the extent of the ransomware attack is determined. Anyone who conducted financial transactions with the city could also be at risk, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported ..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Huntsville police officer booked on DUI charge Thursday following weekend crash


    Huntsville police officer jailed on DUI charge following weekend crash


    Article Excerpt: "... a 22-year-old policeman, was arrested on a DUI warrant today by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Mitchell has been released from the Madison County Jail on $1,000 bail ..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Huntsville bomb squad responds to ticking package at Post Office in Madison


    Huntsville bomb squad responds to ticking package in Madison


    Article Excerpt: "... Investigators with the Madison police say around 4:30 a.m. on Friday U.S. Post Office employees notified police that a package at the post office had a ticking sound ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Huntsville Police officers save people from burning apartment building


    Huntsville Police officers save people from burning apartment building


    Article Excerpt: "... One man came out of his unit on fire, according to the officers. "I had to tell him sir, you're on fire. Stop drop and roll. He kinda looked at me real quick. He stop dropped and rolled and put the fire out himself, " Officer David Jones explained ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com