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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Huntsville Police recover vehicles stolen during mattress store arson


Huntsville Police recover vehicles stolen during mattress store arson


Article Excerpt: "... The whole thing started earlier this month at Mattress Max on Jordan Lane in Huntsville. Investigators say someone set the business on fire. During the investigation, officers also discovered two vehicles were stolen from Cowboys Wholesale. That business sits on the same property as Mattress Max ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Huntsville Police Department is Now Hiring


Huntsville Police Department is Now Hiring


Article Excerpt: "... The Huntsville Police Department takes great pride in its officers and employees. The selection process for the position of police officer is an extremely detailed, intricate and lengthy process. The length of the process is dependent on the number of applicants involved. The projected duration of the process will be approximately six months from the date of the physical agility/ability test ..."


Reference: www.huntsvilleal.gov

One winning ticket sold for $435M Powerball jackpot


One winning ticket sold for $435M Powerball jackpot


Article Excerpt: "... The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The game’s website says one winning ticket was sold in Indiana. WLFI-TV, citing Indiana lottery officials, reported that the winning ticket was sold in Lafayette ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Discovered by NASA Telescope


NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star


Article Excerpt: "... The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water – key to life as we know it – under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.

“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a top science priority and finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal ..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Largest job fair in North Alabama comes to the Rocket City


Largest job fair in North Alabama comes to Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... a Regional Job Fair in the Rocket City. So far, 50 companies have signed up to participate in the career fair offering more than 1,300 jobs. "We're looking for 200," said Mike Fowler, Manager, Alabama Career Center in Huntsville ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Google Fiber in Huntsville Includes Community Outreach to Students & Families


Google Fiber in Huntsville Includes Community Outreach to Students & Families


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville would be added to the list of new Google Fiber Cities in the country, giving us ultra-high-speed Internet service to homes, businesses, libraries and schools in the metro area. The mayor’s promise is becoming a reality, and with Google Fiber comes a whole series of community impact-oriented programs ..."


Reference: www.rocketcitymom.com

SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has launched the first private rocket from the same historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success. The California-based company's Falcon 9 rocket launched a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station..."


Reference: www.space.com

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ivanka Trump’s signature perfume soars to No. 1 on Amazon


Ivanka Trump’s signature perfume soars to No. 1 on Amazon


Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray For Women
Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray
Article Excerpt: "... Ivanka Trump’s signature perfume is a best seller on retail giant Amazon. Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray For Women ($34 for a 3.4-ounce bottle) was No. 1 on Amazon’s list of bestselling fragrances and perfume for at least the third consecutive day ..."

Reference: www.marketwatch.com

Friday, February 17, 2017

Warrior catcher Brewer headed for Huntsville


Warrior catcher Brewer headed for Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Cherokee County High School senior catcher Colin Brewer isn't about the individual spotlight. He's one of those players who likes to lead by example, putting the team's needs ahead of his own ..."


Reference: www.northwestgeorgianews.com

Fortunately 'Day Without illegal Immigrants' only had impact on States that don't enforce immigration laws


Nationwide 'Day Without Immigrants' shuts down businesses


Article Excerpt: "... It's an effort to show the Trump administration how much immigrants contribute to the country's economy as the President continues his tough stances on immigration ..."


Reference: www.cnn.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

India launches 104 satellites in single day, breaking record


India launches 104 satellites in single day, breaking record


Article Excerpt: "... India hopes to become a player in the multibillion-dollar space launch market, and has successfully placed light satellites into orbit in recent years. It hopes eventually to send astronauts into space. In September 2014, it successfully guided a spacecraft into orbit around Mars ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Anonymous donor gives $2.5M toward Huntsville Alzheimer disease research


Anonymous donor gives $2.5M toward Huntsville Alzheimer disease research


Article Excerpt: "... The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced Monday that the nonprofit received a $2.5 million donation to support its Memory & Mobility Fund. The fund helps support neurodegenerative disease research, including Parkinson disease, ALS and Alzheimer disease. The money will go toward sequencing the genomes, or read the DNA ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shootout in Huntsville as groups exchange gunfire but no arrests have been announced


Groups exchange gunfire near Huntsville gas station, police say


Article Excerpt: "...There were two scenes. One was at the Citgo gas station on Patton Road. The other was across the street at C&S Fuels. No arrests have been announced ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, January 30, 2017

Matthew Akin named Huntsville City Schools superintendent


Matthew Akin named Huntsville City Schools superintendent


Article Excerpt: "... Akin was with Piedmont City Schools for 15 years. He served as coordinator for administrative services, a principal, and most recently as superintendent ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rate increase for Huntsville Utilities passes


Rate increase for Huntsville Utilities passes


Article Excerpt: "... The 2.75% increase is across the board, for all customers. It applies to consumption and also availability fees. For residents, the fixed availability fee increases by $0.29 and the average bill would increase by $4.00 ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

Huntsville Utilities requested rate increase will impact nearly 350 thousand people


Huntsville Utilities joins Leadership Perspectives to talk about a requested rate increase


Article Excerpt: "...If you’re a Huntsville Utilities customer, the Huntsville City Council will soon make a decision that could cost you. Huntsville Utilities supplies power to all of Madison County, which means a requested rate increase will impact nearly 350 thousand people ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Why is new administration attacking military veterans by attacking federal pensions and COLA's?


Chaffetz Plans to Wipe Out Federal Employees’ Pension


Article Excerpt: "...Current FERS retirees receive an average of under $20,000 per year from this benefit. Chaffetz seems to take joy from hurting government workers, including those in his district. Do you think he remembers that nearly a third of federal employees are also veterans? If he carries out his promises, he will take away employees' ability to retire with dignity and provide for their families..."

Reference: www.afge.org

Friday, January 20, 2017

President Trump: "When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice."


'When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice' - President Trump
"When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice" - President Trump

Huntsville's Robert Lightfoot takes reins of NASA as acting administrator


Huntsville's Robert Lightfoot takes reins of NASA as acting administrator


Article Excerpt: "...President-elect Donald Trump has not nominated or appointed a successor, so the agency’s top guy will temporarily grab the reins. That guy is Huntsville’s Robert Lightfoot, former Marshall Space Flight director and current associate NASA administrator ..."

Reference: www.waff.com

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Zillow: How much is your home worth?


Why Data Is Powering Growth at Zillow Group Inc


Article Excerpt: "...Zillow is the premier internet-based real estate service in the U.S. Many people are familiar with its Zestimate capability, which enables homeowners to track the value of their property without contacting anyone. The ability to anonymously look at mortgage and refinance rates is another important offering for users. But these features are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Zillow's information database and the analytics the company has made available to the public, real estate agents, and the media ..."


Reference: www.fool.com

Friday, January 13, 2017

Pentagon approves Huntsville-built missiles for foreign sale


Pentagon approves Huntsville-built missiles for foreign sale


Article Excerpt: "... According to Raytheon, a major defense company, the company's Huntsville-built Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) has been approved for sale to foreign countries by the Defense Department ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, January 9, 2017

Huntsville Utilities proposes another large rate increase


Huntsville Utilities propose rate increase


Article Excerpt: "...The average family's bill would increase by roughly $4 per month or $48 a year. You'll recall Huntsville Utilities proposed a different increase last April... A public meeting will be held at 5 o'clock at Huntsville City Hall ..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com
#HuntsvilleUtilities

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New comedy club coming to Huntsville, holding job fair this week


New comedy club coming to Huntsville, holding job fair this week


Stand Up Live
Article Excerpt: "... The club is a restaurant as well, where you can go and enjoy a great meal before the show. They're hosting a job fair right now and are looking to fill a number of positions. "Everything from managers to cooks, to food runners to wait staff, we'll probably employ anywhere between fifty to sixty people in the community here," said Dorfman..."

Reference: whnt.com

Meta Tags: Stand Up Live, comedy clubs, Events, Entertainment, Andrew Dorfman, Employment,

Club Address: Stand Up Live Huntsville
2012 Memorial Parkway SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Friday, December 23, 2016

Check out the Official NORAD Santa Tracker: Where is Santa right now?


NORAD Santa Tracker: Where is Santa right now?


Check out the official NORAD Santa Tracker to see the countdown clock, play games, track Santa and more. Where is Santa right now? See where Santa is right now. Also, check out Santa's Village at the North Pole.

Reference: http://www.noradsanta.org/

Meta Tags: #TrackSanta #SantaTracker #NORADsantaTracker

Vandals damage beautiful downtown public 'Koi' art mural


Artist behind koi mural doesn’t want vandalism to discourage more public art

Public Art in Huntsville

Article Excerpt: "...The koi mural on the west side of the square has only been up for about a month, but already it has been vandalized. Artist Dustin Timbrook doesn't want the recent vandalism to discourage others. "We need more public art in Huntsville, not less. Don't let one dork ruin it for everybody," he said ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Customers Praise MAPCO's Response After Fuel Mix-Up


Customers, businesses explain the effect of fuel mixup at area MAPCO stations


Article Excerpt: "...The car starts sputtering, it went out," explained James Cagle,...As crazy as that may sound, it's been a very pleasant experience working with MAPCO," he commented. "The only thing they couldn't give me really was a time frame [for the work], because of the amount of cars ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Let MAPCO know how much Huntsville appreciates a business that takes care of its customers.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MAPCO Fuel Mix-Up Update: MAPCO will do everything possible to resolve the matter


MAPCO to cover costs after gasoline mix-up causes customers to pump diesel instead of unleaded


Article Excerpt: "... MAPCO will take full responsibility and will do everything possible for our Guests to resolve the matter. Both sites have all fuel lines cleaned and fresh fuel will be available by mid-morning. Please contact our Customer Service line at 855-469-6272," said Ruth Picha, Director of Marketing for MAPCO. Picha added MAPCO accepts full financial responsibility for affected customers ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Great Stocking Stuffer Christmas Idea: A 23andme DNA Ancestry Test Kit (#23andme)


Great Stocking Stuffer Christmas Idea: A 23andme DNA Ancestry Test Kit


Click for 23andme
Article Excerpt: "... I ordered a 23andme test kit with Ancestry and Health analysis. I found out my negative and positive health traits. I found 2nd to third cousins I never knew existed. I determined and reinforced what I thought i knew about my Ancestry. I found I have neanderthal and Native American DNA ..."

Reference: federalemployeenews.blogspot.com
Tags: #23andme, @23andme, #DNA, #GiftIdeas, @HSVRocketCity, #HSVRocketCity,

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

UPS driver in Huntsville/Madison County delivers Christmas presents quick and on the run


UPS driver in Huntsville/Madison County delivers Christmas presents quick and on the run


Click image for video please
We wanted to share a video and a compliment to @UPS for the quality of employee UPS has delivering to our area. I don't know his name but this is the kind of service people love to get and see. This UPS driver had no idea a Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera was pointed at him when he exited his truck so none of this is staged. Simply put, this man is motivated and has an innate 'fantastic' work ethic. @UPS, you should be proud this man is your employee.

Reference:
TAGS: @UPS, @NEST, #NEST, #UPS,

The following is the original tweet from Twitter:


View this video as shared at NEST.com: https://video.nest.com/clip/5e35e2cdcce84a1ea2ea446c18e5e39c.mp4

Monday, December 12, 2016

Another gun seized at home of Alabama Mannequin Challenge


Another gun seized at home of Alabama Mannequin Challenge


Article Excerpt: "...During the initial raid, police arrested Kenneth White, 49, and Terry Brown, 23. Kenneth White has been charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a violent felon. Brown has been charged with first-degree possession of marijuana and promoting prison contraband ..."


Reference: whnt.com