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 ..."

Reference: whnt.com

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 ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

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. ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

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. ..."

Reference: www.waff.com

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.” ..."

Reference: www.youtube.com

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. ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

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. ..."

Reference: aarp.org

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..."

Reference: whnt.com

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..."

Reference: www.waff.com

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...."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

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..."

Reference: www.cbsnews.com

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 ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

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. ..."

Reference: americanfreedomfoundation.givezooks.com

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..."

Reference: www.youtube.com

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 .” ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

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 ..."

Reference: whnt.com

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. ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

Monday, March 16, 2015

Congratulations! The CyberSloths from Grissom H.S. win national CyberPatriot VII National Finals Competition

The CyberSloths from Grissom H.S. win national CyberPatriot VII National Finals Competition

CyberSloths are winners!

Cybersloths: We are the Champions, as the song from Queen goes. The Rocket City team from Grissom High School took first place this week in the CyberPatriot VII National Finals Competition. The competition was rigorous with a total of 2,100 registered teams competing, while only 28 teams earned the title "National Finalist. The finals Competition was held March 11-15, 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The team members were James Brahm, Morgan Wagner, Jeramy Lochner, Matthew Rogers, Michelle Driessnack, and Christopher Lin, and were coached by Chris Sutton. Congratulations to the CyberSloths and to a future of protecting our country from future cyber-threats. We are proud of our students as well as the educators at Grissom High School.

Reference: Rocket-City.us

Friday, March 13, 2015

Build your resume with a "Pathway Intern Summer Hire Position" in beautiful Huntsville, Alabama

Student Trainee (Management Analyst) (Summer Hire)

Article Excerpt: "... Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers ..."

Reference: Federal Employment Tips

Monday, March 9, 2015

Attorney vows Alonzo McGhee murder case will not go away

Still no arrests after Lt. Col. Alonzo McGhee murdered two years ago

Article Excerpt: "... McDaniel wants to keep his story alive, and has a message for the person who pulled the trigger. "It's never going to be one of those cases that's put back in some file to go away. As long as there is a breath in our bodies here it will not go away," McDaniel said. ..."

Reference: www.waaytv.com

Second person indicted in police officer bribery scheme

Second person indicted in officer bribery scheme

Article Excerpt: "... A second person has been indicted in connection to a bribery case involving a former Huntsville police officer. ..."

Reference: www.wtvm.com

Sunday, March 8, 2015

AMF Parkway Lanes in the Rocket City are reduced to rubble by fire

Parkway Lanes reduced to rubble after fire

AMF Parkway Lanes in Huntsville

Article Excerpt: "... AMF's district manager said the other Huntsville location, Pin Palace on 2006 Country Club Lane, remains open for bowling enthusiasts and those who wish to gather and, like Slade, remember the glory days of the now-former Parkway Lanes. ..."

Reference: www.myfoxal.com

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center

Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center®

Article Excerpt: "... The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s. ..."

Reference: www.huntsville.org

Sleet Day in Huntsville

Sleet Day in Huntsville

Photo not associated with NWS
Issued by NWS for: Huntsville AL

Local Area Emergency



730 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015







*Reference: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ALZ006&warncounty=ALC089&firewxzone=ALZ006&local_place1=Huntsville%20AL&product1=Local+Area+Emergency&lat=34.707&lon=-86.6277#.VPi6YOE8Yrs

  • *Local Area Emergency information accurate as found on weather.gov at 2:27pm (CST); 3/5/15
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Thank You Huntsville, Madison County and all Law Enforcement in North Alabama

    Thank You Huntsville, Madison County and all Law Enforcement in North Alabama

    From those of us at the Rocket City Blog, we would like to thank all of our local law enforcement officers. We want you to know that we appreciate your sacrifice, especially at a time when it seems everyone wants to criticize and judge you for a job that most would be in fear of doing. We feel you do a great job of not only policing our area but do a great job at policing your own. Thanks for taking care of us. Thanks for a job well done with too little pay and too little support. God bless you!

    Here is a great story about a young lady that has shown her appreciation for law enforcement.

    Reference: Rocket City

    Huntsville officials ‘ready’ for another round of winter weather

    Huntsville officials ‘ready’ for another round of winter weather

    Article Excerpt: "... Public Works officials say they’ll be more than prepared should we have more icy conditions by the end of the week. by the end of the day Monday, they’ll have more than 100,000 pounds of bags of salt. They also have 1,200 tons of gravel ready to spread on the roads. ..."

    Reference: whnt.com

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Huntsville is working with the community after cars temporarily abandoned after Wednesday weather event

    Huntsville Police say abandoned cars get a pass following severe weather

    Article Excerpt: "..."We are not going to move the cars. We are going to give the car owners plenty of time to get the cars off the road" says Captain JesHenry Malone of the Huntsville Police Department. ..."

    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Feb. 25 (2015) Huntsville snow was the fourth (4th) highest snow total since records began

    The three snowiest days in Huntsville history

    Alabama Snow (2/25/2015)
    Alabama Snow (2/25/2015)
    Article Excerpt: "...February 25th, 2015, Huntsville picked up on 8.1" of snow, thus making it the 4TH HIGHEST SNOW TOTAL since records began! ..."

    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Houseboat sinks at Ditto Landing

    Salvage crews to try to raise sunken houseboat in Huntsville

    Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville say a salvage crew will try to raise a sunken boat at Ditto Landing. ..."

    Reference: www.timesdaily.com