Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Huntsville attorney Barry Abston placed on inactive status following meth arrest


Huntsville attorney placed on inactive status following arrest


Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville attorney Barry Abston, recently arrested on drug charges. Abston, a well-known area defense attorney, has been placed on Disability Inactive Status ..."

Reference: whnt.com
Who is representing Barry Abston: Robert Tuten

The Shops at Merchants Walk


The Shops at Merchants Walk


Article Excerpt: "...135,000 square feet of high-quality boutique shopping and dining, anchored by north Alabama’s only Whole Food’s Market. The Shops at Merchants Walk is not open yet but is coming soon. ..."

Reference: shopmerchantswalk.com
The Shops at Merchants Walk: Whole Foods, Regions Bank, The Masters Salon in Huntsville, Spa Sydell, Maki Fresh, Mountain High Outfitters, Orangetheory Fitness

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts


SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts


Article Excerpt: "...A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station erupted Sunday shortly after liftoff ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Today is the last day of Hamacon, but HAMACON's Mini Con is coming in November


Today is the last day of Hamacon, but HAMACON's Mini Con is coming in November


Article Excerpt: "...HAMACON's Mini Con is all the awesomeness of a a 3 day con squished down to one amazing day! Join us for panels, analog and digital gaming, artist alley, a dealer's room stuffed full of amazing goodies, contests and end the day with our Club HAMA dance party. ..."

Reference: hama-con.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

2nd Annual Susie's Beach Fest is Tonight: Your ticket to Susie's Beach Fest will benefit Susie's Wish


2nd Annual Susie's Beach Fest is Tonight: Your ticket to Susie's Beach Fest will benefit Susie's Wish


Susie's Wish Beach Fest
Susie's Wish Beach Fest
Article Excerpt: "...Susie Edwards' last wish was to go to the beach; an experience that we, at Susie's Wish, seek to give to other terminally ill patients and their families. Join us for the 2nd Annual Susie's Beach Fest! Featuring a mini-beach, music by CBDB, food trucks, and beach cocktails. Your ticket ($20) to Susie's Beach Fest will benefit Susie's Wish. Susie's Wish is sending patients with life threatening illnesses to the beach with their families. Sponsored by: Pepsi/Buffalo Rock, AEgis Technologies, Regions Bank, Siniard Timberlake & League, Huntsville Hospital, Hospice Family Care, Dr. Andrew Harper, and Dr. Jeff & Ricia Garrard. The Beach Fest is at the Lumberyard, 108 Cleveland Avenue Northwest, Huntsville, AL 35801 ..."

Reference: www.facebook.com

#BeachFest15

Rising 8th grade girls engage in week-long STEM learning camp


Rising 8th grade girls engage in week-long STEM learning camp


Article Excerpt: "... “I’m so honored to be here and meet all these other different girls who love science and to learn more about women in STEM,” Camper Sloane Donovan said. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Craft Beer Guide to Huntsville, Alabama


The Craft Beer Guide to Huntsville, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "...Five years ago, in early 2010, there was a single brewery in Huntsville, Alabama. One brewery, the only of its kind to open since the repeal of national prohibition in 1933. The city literally went for a span of 71 years without a single commercially brewed local beer. As of June, 2015, there are ..."


Reference: www.pastemagazine.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Huntsville attorney arrested on drug-related charges still has valid license


Huntsville attorney arrested on drug-related charges still has valid license


Article Excerpt: "... Abston was charged with possession of methamphetamine, second-degree possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. ..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com

Disgusting treatment by City of Huntsville dealing with "off the grid" veteran


Alabama city tosses property rights aside, threatens military vet for living ‘off the grid’


Article Excerpt: "...Truitt lives on two acres of property and sustains himself and his girlfriend entirely off of his land. “We live out here off the grid, 100 percent self-sustaining,” he explained. “So I basically made all my utilities. I have my solar panels, I have my rainwater collection and stuff.” In spite of the city’s threats, Truitt says he’s not going anywhere unless they decide to send the police to his property and haul him off to jail. ..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Huntsville attorney arrested for various drug charges


Huntsville attorney arrested for various drug charges


Article Excerpt: "... He posted bond and was released a few hours later. Barry Abston is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Worst places to live off-the-grid: Huntsville, Alabama


Worst places to live off-the-grid: Huntsville, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... According to a couple of articles coming from local news in the City of Huntsville, if you want to live off the grid in Huntsville, you are not welcome here. In fact, Huntsville has taken an unusually aggressive tone in making sure those wanting to go green and self-sufficient here are welcome to leave! According to ..."


Reference: Off-the-grid

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Latest hack on federal employees targets security clearances


Latest hack on federal employees targets security clearances


Article Excerpt: "...After finding that federal employees' Social Security numbers were stolen, the US government discovers another breach, which exposed data on intelligence agents and others. ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Black group racially taunts and attacks white family in Florence, police say not a hate crime


Florence's group assault with racial slurs is misdemeanor, not hate crime, police say


Article Excerpt: "...The man said his attackers taunted him with racial slurs as they hit him. Police acknowledge this but say this does not make it a hate crime. Police are officially investigating this as an assault. "At this time it's not believed to be a hate crime," said Investigator Shannon Harris. Harris said the slurs are not listed in the police report, but officers are aware of the claims. ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Update on Florence Wilson Park First Friday Racial Attack: http://www.waff.com/story/29337466/florence-police-make-arrest-in-wilson-park-attack

Huntsville drug overdose case leads to four arrests


4 arrested in connection with Huntsville drug overdose case


Article Excerpt: "...The Drug Enforcement Administration released a nationwide alert in March about fentanyl, which is commonly laced in heroin, being a threat to health and public safety. "Drug incidents and overdoses related to fentanyl are occurring at an alarming rate throughout the United States and represent a significant threat to public health and safety ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Through the Garden Gate: The Gardens of Historic Hunstville


Through the Garden Gate: The Gardens of Historic Hunstville


Article Excerpt: Beautifully photographed and beautifully written about twenty-seven private gardens lovingly cared for in three historic districts of Huntsville, AL, Through the Garden Gate: The Gardens of Historic Hunstville is a great book for the Huntsville historian or for connoisseurs of fine gardens with historical significance.

Reference: www.amazon.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Why your egg prices are going up?


Egg rationing in America has officially begun


Article Excerpt: "... And it has begun, as the casual but foreboding notices warn, to ration its eggs. "The United States is facing a temporary disruption in the supply of eggs due to the Avian Flu," a statement released on Thursday said. ..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Friday, June 5, 2015

Redstone issues noise alert for Friday


Redstone issues noise alert for Friday


Article Excerpt: "... there will be some loud booming going on tomorrow but there is no need for the public to be concerned. A recent statement says that they will be conducting tests on the south end of the post beginning Friday at 8am and lasting throughout the day. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, June 1, 2015

Audit critical of Alabama A&M turned over to attorney general


Audit critical of Alabama A&M turned over to attorney general


Article Excerpt: "..."I believe in my heart there has been a number of criminal acts committed," Montgomery said at the time. "And the only way we're going to get to the bottom of it is to have an investigative outside unit come in and take a look at it." ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Friday, May 29, 2015

Kathy O'Dell of Huntsville wins HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2015


HGTV Dream Home TV special to air, de-cluttering tips and compost class: Home/Garden News


Article Excerpt: "...a new Cape Cod-style getaway located on Martha's Vineyard with furnishings. She also won a 2015 GMC®Acadia Denali and a $250,000 cash prize, making hr total grand-prize package worth more than $2 million. ..."


Reference: www.cleveland.com

Are you smarter than an eleven (11) year old? Probably not this one who is headed to Harvard


11-year-old Gilbert girl heading to Harvard


Article Excerpt: "... Ria says she has plenty of friends her age from the neighborhood and from playing golf and piano. She says she plans on keeping in touch with them while at Harvard through her mom's email and Facebook page because she isn't old enough to have her own social media accounts yet. ..."


Reference: www.azfamily.com
Tag: Ria Cheruvu, Arizona Connections Academy,

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Suspected offender charged at the police with a knife


Huntsville police investigate fatal officer-involved shooting


Article Excerpt: "...They asked him to stop, but officials say the officers were eventually forced to open fire..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Huntsville City Schools’ federal desegregation order update: Majority-to-Minority transfers


Huntsville City Schools says nearly 400 applications submitted for Majority to Minority transfers


Article Excerpt: "... As part of Huntsville City Schools’ federal desegregation order, students who are in the majority at one school are eligible to apply for transfer to another school where they would be in the minority. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

HUNTSPEX 2015 Stamp And Postcard Show


HUNTSPEX 2015 Stamp And Postcard Show


HUNTSPEX 2015: The Huntsville Philatelic Club is having their 48th Annual Stamp and Postcard Show and Bourse May 30 (10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) - 31, 2015 (10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.) at the UAH University Center. Admission and Parking are free! There will be many dealers.

Reference: Rocket City

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cabela’s is hiring for Huntsville superstore


Cabela’s now hiring workers for Huntsville store set to open this fall


Article Excerpt: "...Cabela’s is hiring for more than a dozen positions for the Huntsville superstore. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, May 15, 2015

Shoals ER doctor recalls what patients experience while on spice


Shoals ER doctor recalls what patients experience while on spice


Article Excerpt: "...The drug is often sprayed with rat poison, pesticides, and any other chemicals a dealer can get their hands on, according to law enforcement. "These other things they mix with them have no intended consequences other than harm and addiction," said Husainy. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Moores Mill Road Safety Checkpoint Nets Crack Cocaine Arrest and 113 Tickets


Two people arrested after police chase that covered two counties


Article Excerpt: "... The checkpoint did not conclude without incident. Police wound up involved in a chase that lasted an hour and covered two counties before finally coming to an end. The chase started at 11:30 Wednesday night on Moores Mill Road. The driver of a pickup truck decided to make a U-turn to avoid the checkpoint. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dream Home of the Week: Jacksonville, Florida (Riverfront Estate)


Mandarin area riverfront Tuscany style estate with resort opulence


Article Excerpt: "...Magnificently custom riverfront Tuscany style estate with resort opulence! Upon entry thru your private gate you will flow thru manicured gardens to a courtyard with 4+ car garage & rotunda. The expansive lanai features a vanishing edge pool, elegant pergola, summer kitchen & cabana bath. Inside you will find richly stained walnut flooring & Italian Travertine throughout as well as solid walnut arched doors. The truly custom kitchen features burnished edge maple cabinetry, expansive… ..."


Reference: www.zillow.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Walmart pick-up feature launches in Huntsville and Madison


New Walmart pick-up feature launches in Madison

Walmart Grocery

Article Excerpt: "... Walmart has a new feature that allows you to purchase groceries without ever entering the store, and it's available in Madison and Huntsville. Huntsville is one of the first cities to have this Walmart feature. When you visit delivery.walmart.com, you can enter your zip code ..."

Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Madison County Sheriff's Office to begin CALEA certification process


CALEA accreditations help citizens and police alike


Article Excerpt: "... the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA. It's described as the "gold standard" for law enforcement by Madison County Sheriff's Office who has been recently approved to begin the certification process. Lt. Chad Brooks, Madison County Sheriffs office says "This is a monumental undertaking. This is something that will touch every aspect of our operations. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, May 4, 2015

D.U.I. saturation patrols and safety checkpoints named for month of May


Huntsville Police Department puts more patrol, checkpoints in place for May campaign


Article Excerpt: "...“We’re moving into our warmer summer months, a lot more people on the roadway, a lot more alcohol usage throughout these months,” said Lieutenant Jeffrey Rice, special operations commander with Huntsville Police (HPD). ..."


Reference: whnt.com