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. ..."


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. ..."


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. ..."


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. ..."


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… ..."


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, you can enter your zip code ..."


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. ..."


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). ..."


Thursday, April 30, 2015

WhistleStop Weekend kicks off Friday, get the schedule

WhistleStop Weekend kicks off Friday, get the schedule


Visit the WhistleStop Weekend and check out Sister Hazel and other great music and BBQ. Get the schedule here.


Jeff Bezos' rocket company test-flies suborbital spaceship

Jeff Bezos' rocket company test-flies suborbital spaceship

Article Excerpt: "...Blue Origin, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance are all developing reusable launch systems in an effort to cut costs. Blue Origin expects to fly New Shepard dozens of times unmanned before test pilots are aboard ..."


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld Huntsville performance tickets going on sale

Article Excerpt: "...Yep, Jerry Seinfeld, one the most iconic American comedic talents ever, is set to return to the Von Braun Center, address 700 Monroe St., 7 p.m. July 8. Tickets ($48 - $122) go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. May 1, available via, Ticketmaster outlets, the VBC Box Office or by phone at 800-745-3000. ..."


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dept. of Justice Confirms Investigation of Huntsville Police Officer for for Civil Rights Abuse.

Dept. of Justice investigating Huntsville police officer’s actions in 2011 case

Article Excerpt: "...punches and knee drops from Officer Russell. Eventually, they put him in Russell’s car. Russell tried to take him to the jail, but they wouldn’t accept him. Officers had to transport him to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. The city’s fact finding report ..."


Marine Veteran needs your help finding his missing therapy dog

Marine Veteran asking for help after therapy dog goes missing

Article Excerpt: "... The lab went missing of Lance Road near Alabama A&M's football stadium. If you see or find the dog call Curtis Glasco at (610) 762-8443 or Kasey Pennell at (484) 354-7076 ..."


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Shooting at gas station on Pulaski Pike

Overnight shooting in Huntsville sends one to the hospital

Article Excerpt: "...police responded to shots fired at the Conoco Gas Station at 4001 Pulaski Pike. ..."


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Little Gator Found in Huntsville Backyard

Angry alligator captured in backyard of Huntsville home

Article Excerpt: "... When police arrived, they found the foot-and-a-half alligator very upset and on the loose. The homeowner said he went outside for a smoke when he saw the gator by his dog's food. ..."


Update on the animals found at Panama City Spring Break 2015

GRAPHIC Disturbing images released from spring break gang rape in Panama City

Article Excerpt: "...incapacitated, in a chair on the beach behind the Spinnaker Beach Club, being sexually assaulted by one man after another in broad daylight, according to police. As the attacks occur, the suspects can be heard joking about how “she isn’t going to know,” as they ignore her feeble attempts to push them off her, according to the Panama City News Herald. McKeithen likened the attack to “wild animals preying on a carcass laying in the woods.” ..."


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Majority-to-Minority Huntsville City School transfers will open on April 15th

Huntsville City Schools hosting parent meetings on "M-to-M" transfers

Article Excerpt: "...Applications for the Majority-to-Minority transfers will open on April 15th and last one month. If you apply during this time, your child will be entered into a lottery. ..."


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Space Apps Challenge

Develop an App for Space Exploration with NASA & IBM

Space Apps Challenge
Space Apps Challenge
Article Excerpt: "...part of a collaboration with NASA during a global weekend of coding. The Space Apps challenge will take place this weekend, Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12, across 62 countries..."

Reference: Android and iPhone Apps and News

Relationship Test: Your sleeping position says a lot about your relationship

Relationship Test: How Close Do You Sleep?

Article Excerpt: "...Do you spoon with your honey to fall asleep? Or do you sleep more than an arm’s length away? A new British study finds that a couple’s sleeping position says a lot about their relationship. ..."


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Heroin use rapidly increasing in the area

Police: Heroin has hit the area “by storm,” causing increased amount of overdose deaths

Article Excerpt: "...“You don’t know the purity level of it,” added Lt. Brooks. “You don’t know what it’s mixed with, you don’t know what it’s coming from.” He said some forms of the drug that people are shooting up are 98% pure. Even for a person with a high tolerance..."


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ultratec fireworks company cooperating with officials after Huntsville facility explosion and deaths

Ultratec cooperating with officials, hearing set for Wednesday

Article Excerpt: "...A Madison County judge agreed to dismiss Ultratec's appeal of a state fire marshal's cease and desist order..."


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Commanding General of United States Army Europe (USAREUR) Visits the Rocket City

Lt. General Hodges in Huntsville talking "Strong Europe" and the EAS

Article Excerpt: "...Lieutenant General Frederick Ben Hodges is in Huntsville this week having flown in from Germany to participate in AUSA's Global Force Symposium at the Von Braun Center...."


Monday, March 30, 2015

Panama City Beach Spring Break shooting injures three students from Alabama A&M University

Florida spring break violence comes after years of warnings

Article Excerpt: "...Three of the victims were students at Alabama A&M University, where a candlelight vigil was planned for the campus quad in Normal, Alabama, on Monday evening..."


Read more from our March 25, 2015 post: Don't come to Panama City Beach during Spring Break, it's too dangerous; "one beer bottle away from a riot"

Friday, March 27, 2015

Uber not happy with Huntsville ordinance

Uber "will not operate in Huntsville" under new ordinance

Article Excerpt: "...Despite Uber's discontent with the proposed ordinance, Huntsville Parking & Public transit director Tommy Brown says wants to see the city council pass this ordinance as written. "We've researched other ordinances. We put a lot of time into this," Brown says ..."


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville: American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs

Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with 2015 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium and Exposition

Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville
Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville
Article Excerpt: "...The American Freedom Foundation will host Warriors To The Workforce Huntsville presented in association with Still Serving Veterans and in conjunction with the 2015 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. This one of a kind event is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs. The event will bring together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans. Attending veterans will have the chance to talk with employers and submit qualifications. In addition to the hiring event, Warriors To The Workforce will include workshops featuring some of the top speakers in the country. Workshops will provide resources and information for veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses to help them better transition to civilian life. Presentations will include subjects such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experience, among others. ..."


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Don't come to Panama City Beach during Spring Break, it's too dangerous; "one beer bottle away from a riot"

Hannity 2015 Panama City FL Spring Break Exposed- Ainsley Interviews Sheriff On Drugs & Crime

Article Excerpt: "...This 2nd night special Ainsley interviews Josie Strange a Panama City Beach City Council Member who recommends to parents not to allow their kids to go to spring break but they could come any other time. She recommends that for their own safety..."


Monday, March 23, 2015

Panoply is a dynamic blend of music, visual art, dance performances and more

Panoply 2015 line up announced

Article Excerpt: "... “Panoply is a dynamic blend of music, visual art, dance performances and more,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Arts Council executive director. “It is truly the Southeast’s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s innovative spark shines as the community comes together to produce the Rocket City’s largest downtown event .” ..."


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Huntsville Police K-9 Unit honored for superb street success

Huntsville Police K-9 Unit honored for superb street success

Article Excerpt: "... “They also apprehended over 400 dangerous felons and they also got some great awards from their field trials last year; overall doing an outstanding job as far as I’m concerned,” says Unit Supervisor Sergeant Joe Jenkins proudly. His unit boasts 10 dogs covering all 3 shifts ..."


WhistleStop 2015 artists announced

WhistleStop artists announced
Article Excerpt: "... Sister Hazel will be Friday night main act. “This year we are taking a slightly different approach to our entertainment. As WhistleStop has been primarily a country music event we are excited about introducing more variety,” said Bart Williams, Executive Director of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums. ..."