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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Two men charged with murder in connection to homicide investigation at Huntsville apartment complex


Two men charged with murder in connection to homicide investigation at Huntsville apartment complex


Article Excerpt: "... Police say they responded to a 911 call of a possible found body around 9:30 Wednesday morning. They arrived on the scene of an apartment on Boxwood Court, just off of University Drive ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall


Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall


Article Excerpt: "... The request calls for funding the agency, for FY19, at $19.9 billion – a $400 million increase over current annual funding. “It really reflects the administration’s confidence that America will lead the way back to the Moon, and take that next giant leap from where we made the first small step for humanity some 50 years ago,” explained Lightfoot. “The budget focuses NASA on its core exploration mission ..."


Reference: www.spaceflightinsider.com

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Student arrested in Sparkman High School gun scare, lockdown


Student arrested in Sparkman High School gun scare, lockdown


Article Excerpt: "... It started with a 911 open line call to the Madison County 911 Center just before 10 a.m. The sheriff's office explained an open line call means no one was attempting to talk to the call taker. However, the call taker could hear a person's name, then the comment "put the gun down." The phone call was showing to be coming from a cell phone at Sparkman High School ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Elon Musk plans new SpaceX drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas


Elon Musk plans new SpaceX drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas


Article Excerpt: "... A new SpaceX drone ship under construction will help the company handle increased launch operations and likely call the Space Coast home, CEO Elon Musk said Monday. The company's third ship, named A Shortfall of Gravitas ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Monday, February 12, 2018

2018 Spring Break Camps in Huntsville and North Alabama


2018 Spring Break Camps in Huntsville and North Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... A spring break camp is a great way for your child to explore the world why staying right here in the Tennessee Valley! This list of awesome camps has something for everyone but we advise you hurry to register because they tend to fill up fast ..."


Reference: www.rocketcitymom.com

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trump administration hopes to privatize ISS after 2024


Trump administration hopes to privatize ISS after 2024


Article Excerpt: "... The Washington Post has obtained a NASA document outlining a plan to privatize the ISS as part of a Trump administration budge request. The plan would request funding (starting with $150 million in fiscal 2019) to foster "commercial entities and capabilities" that could fill the ISS' role, potentially including "certain elements or capabilities" of the station itself ..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Huntsville Native, Reg E. Cathey, Actor on 'House of Cards' and 'The Wire,' Dies at 59


Reg E. Cathey, Actor on 'House of Cards' and 'The Wire,' Dies at 59

Reg Cathey an actor from Huntsville Alabama
Article Excerpt: "... A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Cathey spent time as a child with his family in Germany, then graduated from J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville and studied theater at the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama ..."

Reference: www.hollywoodreporter.com

Friday, February 9, 2018

2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled


2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade has been canceled


Article Excerpt: "... The 2018 Huntsville Mardi Gras Grand Parade set for Saturday Feb. 10th has been canceled due to the probability of heavy rain ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Parents voice concern at Huntsville City Schools town hall following bad state report card


Parents voice concern at Huntsville City Schools town hall following bad state report card


Article Excerpt: "... With chronic absenteeism, disciplinary issues and not enough certified teachers, school leaders called upon parents and the community to do their part at home as they continue to work on a long term resolution to improve district 1 ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Relive the Falcon Heavy launch with SpaceX's archived live stream


Relive the Falcon Heavy launch with SpaceX's archived live stream


Article Excerpt: "... While the live stream ended after 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, SpaceX has archived its live stream view from the cockpit of the Falcon Heavy's test launch ..."


Reference: www.mlive.com

Friday, February 2, 2018

Grissom High School Student Gets Perfect ACT Score


Another Huntsville City Schools student gets perfect ACT score


Article Excerpt: "...Grissom High School senior Lynnlee Poe said she "actually screamed a little bit," when she pulled her test results up on her phone ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming Jan. 31


‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming Jan. 31


Article Excerpt: "... The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon ..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Monday, January 29, 2018

California teacher investigated for in-class rant calling military members the ‘lowest of our low’


California teacher investigated for in-class rant calling military members the ‘lowest of our low’


Article Excerpt: "... The student who recorded Mr. Salcido’s rant last week said it was the Marine Corps shirt he was wearing that set the teacher off. “And I told him it was a family tradition,” the student, who requested anonymity, told a local ABC affiliate. “My dad’s done it, my two uncles have done it. And I just wanted to continue that tradition because it’s also something I wanted to do as a kid. And he said, ‘So if it was a family tradition to beat women, would you continue it too?’” “You better not freaking go,” Mr. Salcido told the student in the recording. “Don’t wear that in here ..."


Reference: www.washingtontimes.com

Grissom High School Ranks Highest for Huntsville City Schools and #9 in State of Alabama in Niche Ranking


2018 Best Public High Schools in Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... The 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings ..."


Reference: www.niche.com

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Challenger Disaster: 32 Years Later, Astronaut's Lessons From Space Will Finally Be Released


Challenger Disaster: 32 Years Later, Astronaut's Lessons From Space Will Finally Be Released


Article Excerpt: "... The lessons an astronaut teacher was planning to record aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle will finally be released 32 years after the disaster. Two astronauts and former educators on the International Space Station will resurrect 37-year-old social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe’s lessons ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Friday, January 26, 2018

Is your kidney disease linked to pollution in the Tennessee River? A new study will attempt to answer the question.


Is your kidney disease linked to pollution in the Tennessee River? A new study will attempt to answer the question.


Article Excerpt: "... The study will focus on kidney disease here in North Alabama, and its possible causes. We're told the researchers already suspect the high incidence of kidney disease in this region may be the result of environmental issues related to pollution in the Tennessee River. A number of municipalities in North Alabama get their drinking water from the river ..."

Reference: whnt.com


MORE READING:

QUESTION: Does any of Huntsville get its drinking water from the Tennessee River?
ANSWER: Huntsville Utilities provides electricity, natural gas, and water to residents in the City of Huntsville. Water comes from wells which tap underground aquifers and from the Tennessee River. This water is purified in accordance with rules and regulations of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Reference Source: https://www.huntsvilleal.gov/environment/water/drinking-water/

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Human trafficking brought to attention in Madison County


Madison County brings attention to one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world, human trafficking


Article Excerpt: "... Traffickers may pose as modeling agents, offer jobs to vulnerable teenagers, who see a professional business card and think they are legitimate. "They're promised a modeling job, they are incorporated into that world very, very quickly, and immediately find out it's not modeling at all, it's sex trafficking," McCay said. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

3 Huntsville schools on state's 2018 failing schools list


3 Huntsville schools on state's 2018 failing schools list


Article Excerpt: "... Only three schools from north Alabama made the list. All three are in Huntsville. The schools named are Jemison High School, Lee High School and Ronald McNair 7-8 ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, January 22, 2018

Watch Live as Senators Vote on Ending the Government Shutdown


Watch Live as Senators Vote on Ending the Government Shutdown


Article Excerpt: "... After two full days of a partial government shutdown, the Senate is expected to vote on a bill that could be the first step in ending the stalemate ..."


Reference: time.com