Sunday, September 14, 2014

Update on Jack Blankenship (aka 'Alabama Face Guy') ...a great story

Ask the Intern: Jack Blankenship

Jack Blankenship on Jimmy Fallon
Article Excerpt: "... Jack Blankenship (aka "Alabama Face Guy") tells us how he came to be a Tonight Show intern. ..."


Friday, September 12, 2014

Wanted: Stolen AJ McCarron jersey

Article Excerpt: "... A Huntsville man who runs the nonprofit "Tide for Troops" says he's hoping to find the thief who stole an autographed A.J. McCarron jersey ..."


One person charged in beating of 40-year-old homeless man

18-year-old charged with manslaughter in homeless man's beating death

Article Excerpt: "... Pridmore's family members said there is more to the story, and possibly more people who need to be behind bars. "There's more; he did not just get one hit," said Riggins. "One hit did not do this. He has bruises all over his body." Riggins believes her stepfather was severely beaten. None of the surveillance cameras outside the store were working. ..."


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enterovirus-68: a dynamic situation, unusual virus, ...and it's spreading, fast

Cases of possible Enterovirus-68 being tested in Huntsville

Enterovirus-68 (EV68)
Enterovirus-68 (EV68)
Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Hospital has run multiple tests on patients who may have contracted the virus, but cases have not been confirmed. While Enterovirus strains are not uncommon, this one is, and it's spreading, fast. And the Centers for Disease Control is very concerned. "This is a dynamic situation, unusual virus,” says Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC. ..."


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gluten free bakery and bistro in the Rocket City ...and paleo-friendly too

Mason Dixon Bakery

Mason Dixon Bakery
Mason Dixon Bakery in Huntsville
Article Excerpt: "... Mason Dixon Bakery is dedicated to meeting your individual allergen needs. We can accommodate many common allergies (dairy, egg, nut), but be aware that we do process these ingredients, so there is a risk of cross-contamination. Many of our desserts are also Paleo due to the nature of their ingredients - please contact us for any custom orders. ..."


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rocket City man inducted into Army Rangers Hall of Fame

Huntsville man inducted into Army Rangers Hall of Fame

Article Excerpt: "... Jeff Greer got an early start. He remembers, “I joined the Army in 1974 right out of high school with a couple of friends.” ..."


Monday, September 1, 2014

The Flint River Releases Missing Inner-tubers From The Watery Night

Rescuers find 2 people stranded on Huntsville river trip

Article Excerpt: "... Volunteer firefighters from Central and Mooresmill responded with boats and searched for nearly three hours before finding the two missing people just over a mile north of Ryland Pike. ..."


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Movie presentation of 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret' needs just a 19 more people for it to be screened in Huntsville

Movie presentation of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Article Excerpt: "... The filmed is set to be screened in Huntsville, Ala., on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, if 19 more people reserve a ticket. ..."


Friday, August 29, 2014

Hurry! Upload a photo of a veteran to the Patriot's Mosaic Project

Hurry! Upload a photo of a veteran to the Patriot's Mosaic Project

visionsofvets.comArticle Excerpt: "... Honor the veterans in your life, and help create a unique artistic tribute to the brave men and women who have served our nation. The EarlyWorks Family of Museums is proud to announce the creation of the 2014 Patriot’s Mosaic to be dedicated on Veteran’s Day 2014. When complete, the Patriot’s Mosaic will include 1296 individual images of veterans combined to create one 15-foot by 15-foot patriotic photo mosaic. The 2014 mosaic will be the second in a series of ten mosaics that will be created over the next 9 years. The first Patriot’s Mosaic was dedicated in 2013 and is on display at the Historic Huntsville Depot. ..."


FBI Confirms Investigation of Madison Co. Deputies

FBI confirms investigation of Madison Co. deputies

Article Excerpt: "... Madison County deputies back in the summer of 2012. Bryant filed the suit against the department earlier this year after claiming he was beaten by deputies on two separate occasions ..."


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pics of Record Breaking Alligator Caught in Alabama

Here’s how a record-breaking, 1,000-pound-plus gator was pulled from Alabama River

Article Excerpt: "... set the standard for the largest ever legally killed by an Alabama hunter, Stokes had jokingly told friends and family that if she was ever drawn for a tag, she would wear the necklace so she’d look good when being interviewed after breaking the record. ..."


Examining the controversial Breland lawsuit

Examining the controversial Breland lawsuit

Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said the city will not bow to intimidation and threats, and that’s exactly what he says a local developer made recently in a deal involving high-end outdoor store Cabela’s. ..."


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Inside Raytheon’s SM-3, SM-6 Missile Interceptor Facility (with video)

Inside Raytheon’s SM-3, SM-6 Missile Interceptor Factory

Huntsville Missile Facility
Raytheon Photo

Article Excerpt: "... Tucked inside the fences of the Redstone Arsenal — a sprawling Army base just minutes from downtown Huntsville — is where defense giant Raytheon assembles ship-launched missile interceptors, although you would not know it from the lack of signage. ..."

Video Link:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Homicide and Rape* are up in Huntsville (2013 crime statistics)

Alabama crime rates down, according to report

Article Excerpt: "... When it comes to homicides, there were 342 reported statewide in 2013, which was a 5 percent increase from 2012. ..."


Sunday, August 24, 2014

80' yacht partially sunk at Ditto Landing: The 'Notorius' Yacht

Crews attempt to lift 78-foot boat partially sunken at Huntsville’s Ditto Landing; has quite a history

Article Excerpt: "... A large boat with apparently, quite a history, is partially submerged at Ditto Landing in south Huntsville. ..."


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Huntsville man among those arrested in Ferguson protests

Huntsville man among those arrested in Ferguson protests

Article Excerpt: "... arrest report shows a man named Robert McCoy from Huntsville among those taken into custody. McCoy was charged with refusal to disperse ..."


Monday, August 18, 2014

1,011-pound alligator reeled in by Alabama woman

Record-setting 1,011-pound monster alligator reeled in by Alabama woman, family

Article Excerpt: "... It's important to note that Mandy Stokes' crew, including the teens, is made up of experienced woodsmen and woman, who regularly hunt the rural landscape near their home and fish the Alabama River often. ..."


Friday, August 15, 2014

50 Senators Plead to Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) for One-Year Moratorium on Postal Consolidation

Senators Plead for One-Year Moratorium on Postal Consolidation

Contact Sen. Shelby and request that he stop postal mail processing facility closures and the privatization of the Postal Service
Contact Sen. Shelby to Help
Article Excerpt: "... one-year moratorium will give Congress the time it needs to enact the comprehensive postal reforms that are necessary for the Postal Service to function effectively into the future,” the senators wrote in a letter to Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Richard Shelby (R-AL). ..."

Reference: News Postal

New Alabama Law Limits 'crowdfunding' to one million dollars, restricted to Alabama businesses and investors

Alabama Securities Commission holds seminars on crowdfunding, answers questions from entrepreneurs

Article Excerpt: "... The new law allows someone trying to start a small business in Alabama to use social media to find investors who live in the state. The “crowdfunding” is limited to raising no more than one million dollars. It’s restricted to Alabama businesses and investors because of federal regulations. ..."


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lockheed Martin donated $200,000 to Project Lead The Way for elementary schools in the Huntsville City School System

Lockheed Martin Donates $200K To Bring Science And Technology Program To All Huntsville City Elementary Schools

Article Excerpt: "... This grant makes Huntsville City Schools the largest school district in Alabama that has implemented Project Lead The Way in all of its elementary, middle and high schools. With more than 23,000 students, the district also is one of the few of its size in the United States with 100 percent implementation of Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading provider of STEM programs. ..."


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Help Plan the Future of Ditto Landing with the BIG Picture Ditto Landing Ideas Survey

Help Plan the Future of Ditto Landing with the BIG Picture Ditto Landing Ideas Survey

Ditto Landing Ideas Survey

Ditto Landing Ideas Survey

Article Excerpt: "... Welcome to the BIG Picture Ditto Landing Survey! On June 24, the City of Huntsville held a Citizens Academy at Ditto Landing to discuss ideas for improving the marina and the greater Huntsville riverfront. On the next few pages you with find the ideas that were presented at the meeting divided into eight categories. The survey should take about ten minutes to complete. For more information on The BIG Picture, check out You can learn more about the Ditto Landing event by going to ..."


TSA confirms they are investigating Huntsville International Airport security sreening

TSA investigation underway in Huntsville

Article Excerpt: "... Administration confirms they are investigating claims that a man carried a pocketknife in his shoe through security at Huntsville International Airport. ..."


Friday, July 18, 2014

Rocket City Bodybuilding Classic and Fit Expo is July 26 at the VBC Concert Hall in Hunstville, AL

Rocket City Bodybuilding Classic and Fit Expo

2014 Rocket City Classic
2014 Rocket City Classic

Article Excerpt: "... This years show will take place on July 26, 2014 at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall located on 700 Monroe Street in Huntsville, AL 35801. The show categories include bodybuilding, fitness, figure and bikini. Prejudging will take place at 9:00 AM and the finals will take place at 6:00PM. ..."


What are the loud booms heard in Huntsville?

Redstone Arsenal testing on Friday

Article Excerpt: "... Don't be alarmed if you hear some loud booms in Huntsville on Friday.

The Redstone Arsenal will be testing until 4:30 p.m. ..."


Friday, July 11, 2014

50 things to do in Huntsville (

50 things to do in Huntsville (

Article Excerpt: "... During the Civil War, this depot was a prison for captured Confederates and a hospital for the wounded. ..."


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Video of Belk 'Alleged' Shoplifter Fight at Madison Square Mall

Fight at Madison Square Mall caught on video

Article Excerpt: "... According to Huntsville police, a Belk loss prevention employee was assaulted as he attempted to stop a female offender from stealing merchandise. ..."

WAFF-TV: Fight at Madison Square Mall caught on video

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Hidden Gem in Huntsville: Harmony Park Safari

Harmony Park Safari; A Hidden Gem in Huntsville, AL

Article Excerpt: "... Not far from Ditto Landing Marina, the Harmony Park Safari is tucked away in a rural area of Southeast Huntsville.

The safari costs $7 per person, under two is free and for five or more paying guests you receive a large bucket of food that normally costs $5. If you’re thinking about saving the five bucks and skipping the food, I urge you to reconsider. ..."


Local Music: Rocket Man Video from Iron Horse Bluegrass

Rocket Man Video

...some local bluegrass music fit for the 'Rocket City' ...this is 'Iron Horse Bluegrass' playing 'Rocket Man'


Huntsville Mayor Visits Dothan Mayor Hoping to Exchange Ideas and Resources With Other Alabama Cities

Huntsville mayor makes Wiregrass visit

Article Excerpt: "... Battle said he is also interested in talking with area mayors in preparation for the next round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), the process by which the Pentagon streamlines the military by moving missions from one base to another and, on occasion, closing bases entirely. ..."


Wednesday, July 2, 2014