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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

50 homes damaged off Ryland Pike in Madison County


50 homes damaged off Ryland Pike in Madison County


Article Excerpt: "... According to Madison County first responders, around 50 homes were damaged in the Central Estates neighborhood near Central School on Ryland Pike ..."


Reference: maysville-ryland.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Large cloud of chaff shows up on radar Wednesday afternoon


Large cloud of chaff shows up on radar Wednesday afternoon


Article Excerpt: "... Threat countermeasure testing conducted at the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center Wednesday, September 21st, resulted in the release of chaff into the atmosphere on the west side of Redstone Arsenal ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Madison Teen Wins $100,000 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament


Indian American Sharath Narayan wins $100,000 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament


Article Excerpt: "... Narayan is a Junior at James Clemens High School, Madison, Alabama ..."


Reference: www.americanbazaaronline.com

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Huntsville Internet customers should soon see lower prices


Here's why Huntsville Internet customers should soon see lower prices


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville will soon have three gigabit-speed Internet service providers (AT&T, WOW!, Google Fiber), and the competition will likely benefit consumers. The Fiber to the Home Council released new evidence which shows ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Judge: Ex-astronaut charged in 2 traffic deaths can drive


Judge: Ex-astronaut charged in 2 traffic deaths can drive


Article Excerpt: "... Circuit Judge Bradley Almond also ruled the 60-year-old Halsell must have a special locking device installed on his car's ignition. And the Huntsville man must undergo twice-weekly testing ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Friday, November 18, 2016

Team Trump: 10 things to know about Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general


Team Trump: 10 things to know about Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general


Article Excerpt: "... he became an adviser on almost every major decision and policy proposal Trump made during the campaign ..."


Reference: Federal Newsgroup

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fish ‘pop off the wall’ in new mural in downtown Huntsville

Koi Mural in Downtown Huntsville

Fish ‘pop off the wall’ in new mural in downtown Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "...Located at 200 West Side Square, the nearly 100-foot mural by Red Brick Strategies took five days to paint, with more than 20 volunteers helping out with the project. The mural features Koi fish just like the ones in Big Spring Park ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Huntsville hero saves crash victim who had been waiting 30 hours for help


Huntsville hero saves crash victim who had been waiting 30 hours for help


Article Excerpt: "... It was just another weekend for motorcycle enthusiast and Huntsville native Josh Johnson. About every weekend Johnson takes his motorcycle ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Gold ETF Rises To Best Level In A Month Amid Bump For Trump In Polls


Gold ETF Rises To Best Level In A Month Amid Bump For Trump In Polls


Article Excerpt: "...Trump closing the gap as the election is now one week away could also be helping to lift the safe-haven gold market. Most of the world perceives Trump as a bigger ..."


Reference: www.investors.com

Wendy's Restaurant Breach: 30,000 Redstone Federal Credit Union customers will receive new debit cards


30,000 customers to receive new debit cards from Redstone Federal Credit Union


Article Excerpt: "... If you bank with Redstone Federal Credit Union, you may have received a letter recently. The letter says you'll be receiving a new debit card, following the Wendy's restaurant breach ..."

Reference: whnt.com

More Reading: potentially affected locations in Huntsville with date range:

https://payment.wendys.com/paymentcardcheck.html

Hard Times Ahead: Stocks slide as Hillary takes slight eadge in polls


Stocks Open Lower


Article Excerpt: "... Stocks opened modestly lower Tuesday as quarterly reports spurred some highly charged trading. The Dow industrials fell nearly 0.3% while the Nasdaq composite was off nearly 0.4% and S&P 500 0.3% ..."


Reference: www.investors.com

Friday, November 4, 2016

There is another 'Rocket City' and it's where our military performs


U.S. 'rocket city' hits Islamic State targets in Mosul


Article Excerpt: "...The stated U.S. mission is not to head out with Iraqi soldiers to fight on the frontlines. Instead, they hit targets provided by the Iraqi army or through coalition surveillance with air strikes, GPS-aided rockets and conventional artillery.

The GPS-aided rockets, known by the acronym HMARS (high mobility artillery rocket system), have a range of up to 70 km and are positioned at a spot on the base the soldiers have dubbed 'rocket city. ..."


Reference: www.reuters.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Can you take a photograph or videotape inside a polling place in Alabama?


Can you take a photograph or videotape inside a polling place in Alabama?


QUESTION: CAN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEOTAPE INSIDE MY POLLING PLACE? No. Each voter has a right to cast a ballot in secrecy and in private. The U.S. Department of Justice has advised that photography or videotaping inside a polling place does not serve any useful purpose and may instead actually intimidate voters who are exercising their right to vote.

CAN I TAKE A CELL PHONE INTO MY POLLING PLACE? Yes. However, use of the phone in the polling place should not disturb other voters or disrupt the polling place. If your cell phone has a camera, you cannot take photographs or film video inside the polling place. Each voter has a right to cast a ballot in secrecy and in private. The U.S. Department of Justice has advised that photography or videotaping inside a polling place does not serve any useful purpose and may instead actually intimidate voters who are exercising their right to vote.

Reference: https://www.alabamavotes.gov/downloads/election/2016/2016VoterGuide.pdf
Alabama Voter Guide

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Three arrested in large Madison County cocaine bust


Three arrested in large Madison County cocaine bust


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville police said Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Drug Task Force members searched homes on Stetson Drive in Huntsville and in the 2900 block of Pasture View Lane in Owens Cross Roads on Oct. 25. Police said drug agents found almost two pounds of cocaine, more than $22,000 in cash, prescription drugs and a handgun ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Sends Gas, Diesel Prices Higher


Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Sends Gas, Diesel Prices Higher


Article Excerpt: "... Colonial Pipeline shut down its main gasoline and diesel pipelines after equipment being used by a work crew in Shelby County, Ala., struck one of the lines, causing a fire that killed one person and injured several others. The closure is causing many to worry about price spikes and fuel shortages in the southeast and up the Atlantic coast ..."


Reference: www.wsj.com

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Why You Should NOT Plant a Maple Tree in Your Yard


Why You Should NOT Plant a Maple Tree in Your Yard


Article Excerpt: In hot and humid Alabama, many people plant the fast growing Maple Tree in their yard because it is a quick growing source of shade. However, maple trees will grow roots that push pipes loose or even encase pipes within a root. Maple tree roots seek water! Additionally, like the Bradford Pear tree, the Maple Tree breaks and splits easily in wind and wet weather. Take a look at the pics showing why you should not plant a maple tree in your yard.


Reference: mapletreeroots.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Before your kids dig in to the candy on Halloween night, here’s what you should look for


Before your kids dig in to the candy on Halloween night, here’s what you should look for


Article Excerpt: "... When going door to door, Lieutenant Stacey Bates with the Huntsville Police Department urges families to be aware of your surroundings. "Make sure you're in an area that's known to you,' said Bates. "Don't drop your kids off somewhere they're not familiar with, only go to the places you know that you know the people that live there.'..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Study looks at tornadoes on Alabama's Sand Mountain


Study looks at tornadoes on Alabama's Sand Mountain


Article Excerpt: "...A release from the school says the area was affected by 49 tornadoes in the last decade. Thirty-two of those formed atop Sand Mountain, which is about 15 miles wide and at one point rises 700 feet over the Tennessee Valley ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

'The Walking Dead' Season Premiere Recap: The Big Bash


'The Walking Dead' Season Premiere Recap: The Big Bash


Article Excerpt: "...After forcing fans to wait all summer find out who died via the spiked bat of The Walking Dead's new super-villain Negan, the first episode of the new season – "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" – spent its initial half-hour teasing us some more. The bad guy waved his ..."


Reference: www.rollingstone.com

Thursday, October 20, 2016

QTEC Career Exploration Event - 10/27/2016


QTEC Career Exploration Event - 10/27/2016


Article Excerpt: "... Please join QTEC Aerospace for a relaxing and low key evening of career exploration. We are looking for the best and brightest that North Alabama has to offer in the areas of Systems Engineering, Cyber Security, NASA/Aerospace, and Condition Based Maintenance. Be sure to bring your resume and come prepared to speak with our QTEC Subject Matter Experts. The event (for U.S. Citizens only) will be hosted by QTEC at the Northrop Grumman facility on Voyager Way. Dress is business casual and light hors d'oeuvres and nonalcoholic drinks will be served. QTEC Aerospace looks forward to meeting you! QTEC... Attracting Like Minds ..."


Reference: www.eventbrite.com

Alabama veteran traces ancestry, finds Vietnamese son through DNA analysis


Alabama veteran traces ancestry, finds Vietnamese son through DNA analysis


AncestryDNA Kit from Amazon
AncestryDNA from Amazon
Article Excerpt: "... Nore and Vo's story is becoming more commonplace as an increasing number of people turn to DNA databases to learn about their origins. Nore would have never uncovered the father-son link had his wife, Debbie, not encouraged him to complete a... test called AncestryDNA, which measures a person's entire genome at over 700,000 locations ..."

Reference: www.al.com

Man accused of damaging Huntsville church with baseball bat


Man accused of damaging Huntsville church with baseball bat


Article Excerpt: "... was arrested Wednesday and charged with making a terrorist threat, burglary and criminal mischief. The arrest stems from a Tuesday incident at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sparkman Drive ..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Will AT&T keep your internet service fee high until competition arrives ...and maybe then as well?


AT&T executive doesn't rule out price adjustments when Google Fiber enters Huntsville market


Article Excerpt: "... AT&T's October residential fiber-optic Internet announcement is a significant moment in its looming competition with Google Fiber, but will its $90 monthly rates for gigabit speeds lose out when consumers have more choices?..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

More shootings rock Huntsville - Four Shot


One person dead, three people injured in Huntsville shooting, Police investigating


Article Excerpt: "... 2200 block of Evans Avenue. Police then put crime scene tape around the street. There are dozens of bullet casings in the middle of the road. According to Huntsville Police, at least four people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Huntsville taxpayers to pay more than $30M to improve Research Park area


Huntsville taxpayers to pay more than $30M to improve Research Park area


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville taxpayers are footing the bill for three major projects inside and surrounding Cummings Research Park in an effort to revitalize the major economic hub ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Not much information released on 'burn injury' incident at Polaris plant


Person burned in incident at Huntsville Polaris plant


Article Excerpt: "...The victim is in serious condition. No word on what caused the accident. Polaris released a short statement ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Police release names of burn victims in Hundley Drive Apartment fire


Police release names of burn victims in Hundley Drive Apartment fire


Article Excerpt: "... Police have identified the victims as 41-year-old Alovi McAfee and his stepsons 15-year-old Raheem Dennis and 10-year-old Leshaun Dennis and Huntsville Firefighter Josh Cochran. The UAB Hospital Media Relation’s office say both boys' conditions are 'very critical ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com

Alabama teen suffers broken skull, police suggest racial motivation after mob attack


Alabama teen suffers broken skull, police suggest racial motivation


Article Excerpt: "... A white Alabama teenager is in fair condition after his skull was fractured in a fight following a high school event. The fight is believed to be related to the teen's support for police ...those involved could be between five and 60..."


Reference: www.rt.com

Man charged with attempted murder after police shootout in Huntsville


Man charged with attempted murder after police shootout in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Police say the driver exited his vehicle and fired shots at officers with a handgun. Officers returned fire, and the driver fled the area on foot. No one was injured. Officers chased the driver on foot but lost him in the area. Two male passengers left the area in the offender’s vehicle but were later located in the 3600 block of Kenard Avenue..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com

Chairman Dale Strong reflects on ‘The Price is Right’ appearance


Chairman Dale Strong reflects on ‘The Price is Right’ appearance


Article Excerpt: "...'When the interviewer asked, 'Where are you from?' I said I'm from Rocket City, USA. That's all it took,' he said. Strong said he didn't even realize he had been chosen for contestant row..."


Reference: whnt.com