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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Huntsville City Schools: An app to track your child's bus


BACK-TO-SCHOOL: There's an app for that, turn by turn bus tracking


Durham Bus Tracker (DBT)
Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville City Schools is partnering with Durham School Services again to offer turn by turn tracking right on your cell phone or tablet for your child's bus. The district offered the app last year but out of the 5,000 bus riders in Huntsville, only 25 % of parents actually used it ..."

Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Huntsville Police seek help in locating murder suspect


Huntsville Police seek help in locating murder suspect


Madison County Jail Photo
Article Excerpt: "... Investigators are looking for Mondrel Ward, 25, of Huntsville in connection to a shooting in the 2400 Block of Old Blue Spring Road shortly before midnight of July 14, Friday ..."

Reference: whnt.com

AAA defensive driving class will save older drivers money on auto insurance


AAA defensive driving class will save older drivers money on auto insurance


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama law requires auto insurance providers to award a discount to anyone who takes this class, age 55 and older. Typical insurance discounts range between five and ten percent and the certification is valid for three years. The one-day Safe Driving for Mature Operators class will be held on Friday, July 21 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Madison. The cost is $25 for AAA members and $30 for non-members. Advance registration is required ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, July 17, 2017

Decatur 3M plant water pollution case set for early 2019 trial date


3M water pollution case set for early 2019 trial date


Article Excerpt: "... Tennessee Riverkeeper filed a lawsuit alleges synthetic chemicals manufactured by 3M at its plant in Decatur have been entering the Tennessee River for decades. The environmental group also alleges that chemicals pose a threat to human health and the environment ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Huntsville City Schools to push back high school start times


Huntsville City Schools to push back high school start times


Article Excerpt: "... the administration believes this is a safe way to alleviate bus issues. If the start times for buses that do dual-routes is staggered, then they believe this will result in fewer delays. Ferrell said this would help particularly in west Huntsville because of the distance between schools and the amount of ground buses cover on longer routes. Spokesman Keith Ward said school leaders also believe that this will be safer for teen drivers heading to school ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Alabama woman participates in a 'riptide' water rescue at Panama City Beach


AL woman starts human chain to save drowning family in PCB


Article Excerpt: "... on Monday, Jessica Simmons of Hueytown and her husband, Derek, were on the beach near the M.B. Miller County Pier Saturday afternoon when they heard a commotion and people pointing towards the water. What people on the beach were pointing at were two boys who were caught in a riptide ..."


Reference: www.wsfa.com

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SpaceX delivers for Intelsat on heavyweight Falcon 9 mission


SpaceX delivers for Intelsat on heavyweight Falcon 9 mission


Article Excerpt: "... Recovering from back-to-back countdown aborts earlier in the week, the two-stage, 229-foot-tall (70-meter) launcher lit nine Merlin 1D main engines and rocketed away from pad 39A at the Florida spaceport at 7:38 p.m. EDT (2338 GMT) Wednesday ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Monday, July 3, 2017

Huntsville is home to 4th best drivers in the country


This Alabama city is home to 4th best drivers in the country


Article Excerpt: "... According to Allstate, Huntsville drivers were rated the fourth safest in the country, behind only Kansas City, Kansas (1); Brownsville, Texas (2); and Madison, Wisconsin (3) ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Updated: Local Media Reports Possible 'Active Shooter' Situation on Redstone Arsenal in or Around te Sparkman Center


Redstone Arsenal Lockdown Lifted


Local media reporting a possible active shooter in place at Redstone Arsenal. The possible location is in or near the Sparkman Center, buildings 5301 -5308 are currently being cleared. 'Run, Hide, Fight' order has been issued. Gates to Redstone Arsenal are presently closed. Situation still active and ongoing at this time. Gate 9 is law enforcement/media staging area. Communications at the Arsenal may be being secured to contain information until scene is stable. No injuries reported at this time. Child care center is locked down and safe. Details are sparce. Updates to continue. Continue to shelter in place until ordered differently. FBI team on its way from Birmingham. Continues to be active scene (12:16 PM CST). Christopher Colster, RSA Spokesperson, confirms possible active shooter and possible weapon(s) seen. Gate 7 currently open for exit (12:17PM CST). Marine reserve office on South Parkway Huntsville reported on lockdown just as a precaution (WHNT; 12:19PM CST). Gate 9 is nearly cleared of law enforcement vehicles (12:22 PM CST). Sparkman Center remains secured. All RSA gates now opened. Primrose School at Bradford now has a large police presence, which may or may not be connected. Confirming possible active shooter situation at Sparkman Center. As of 12:30 PM you are free to move around RSA with the exception of the Sparkman Center where the scene is still active. Primrose School situation found to be a miscommunication. Repeating: A false alarm at Primrose School.
Lockdown has been lifted. Details explaining the incident are vacant.


Reference: rocketcity-us.blogspot.com
TAGS: #redstonearsenal, #activeshooter, #AMCOM, #MSFC, #Huntsville,

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Are you a Genius Like Ex-President Jimmy Carter? How do you compare to these celebrities?


Celebrity IQs That Will Shock You


Article Excerpt: "... Never judge a book by its cover because you’ll be surprised by its contents. Celebrities are stereotyped as people who are just all about looks. We often think celebrities give up their education to just make money off their physical skills or talents. But what we don’t know is that some celebrities actually have an IQ which can earn them high-payed corporate jobs! Doesn’t matter if they’re from an Ivy League University or any other academic institution, let’s take a look at the celebrities you can rather refer to as, “Celebrity Geniuses ..."

Reference: weightlossgroove.com
Note: IQ higher than 140 is considered a genius

Tire Discounters coming to Huntsville later this year


Tire Discounters coming to Huntsville later this year


Article Excerpt: "... Tire Discounters today announced it will open a Huntsville location later this year as part of a multi-state expansion. The nation's eighth-largest independent tire retailer, Tire Discounters has...For more information about applying for positions, visit the website ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Collectible Stamp: These special solar eclipse stamps are on sale today


These special solar eclipse stamps are on sale today


Article Excerpt: "... The stamp is the first ever to feature thermochromic ink, which changes color when heated. When you rub the stamp, the black moon turns into a color photograph revealing the lunar surface. The stamps are available for purchase at the USPS website or your local Post Office ..."


Reference: www.popularmechanics.com

Friday, June 16, 2017

Huntsville: Aziz Sayyed charged with allegedly Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism


Witness Recalls Police Searching Man’s Apartment, who’s charged with supporting act of terrorism


Article Excerpt: "... HPD showed up to Twickenham Village Apartments to search a unit on Thursday. Allegedly the apartment was where 22-year-old Aziz Sayyed, of Huntsville, was staying at. Sayyed was arrested and charged with Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Plush Horse Lounge, where Tina Turner, Ray Charles and Kenny Rogers sang, bought by a church


Plush Horse Lounge, where Tina Turner, Ray Charles and Kenny Rogers sang, bought by a church


Article Excerpt: "... Brazelton bought the Golf Road property in July 1970 and turned it into Huntsville's first dinner theater. But it wasn't until he renamed it the Plush Horse around 1972 that the club hit its stride. After the original building was destroyed by fire, the nightclub re-opened in 1975 ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Huntsville city planners look to put downtown master plan in motion


Huntsville city planners look to put downtown master plan in motion


Article Excerpt: "... Madsen said there's more in the works for downtown to transform the area into a thriving and vibrant part of the city. "We're really actually thinking about this as almost a five-year plan ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

'Highly desirable' property on Huntsville downtown square headed for auction


'Highly desirable' property on Huntsville downtown square headed for auction


205 Eastside Square, Huntsville, Alabama
205 Eastside Square, Huntsville, Alabama
Article Excerpt: "... A prime piece of real estate on the courthouse square in downtown Huntsville may soon go up for auction. The property, the Madison County Law Library at 205 East Side Square, is owned by the Madison County Commission ..."

Reference: www.al.com

Monday, June 12, 2017

Frank James letter from Huntsville for sale


You can own a letter written by outlaw Frank James while in Huntsville jail


Article Excerpt: "... The first thing notorious outlaw Alexander Franklin "Frank" James did upon arriving in Huntsville in 1884 to stand trial was write a brief letter to let his wife know he arrived safely. If you have an extra $6,602 lying around, you can own this historical piece of mail: It's for sale by the owner through Heritage Auctions. Click here to see the listing ..."

Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Zombie-proof condos all sold out in Kansas, Canadians still have options


Zombie-proof condos all sold out in Kansas, Canadians still have options


Article Excerpt: "... The condos weren't dug into the ground, but are made from an old missile silo in Concordia, Kansas. The silo was build to withstand a nuclear explosion and according to Rocket City News is considered to be "one of the strongest structures built by man." "Construction is well under way," reads the Survival Condo website ..."


Reference: ca.news.yahoo.com

Powerball jackpot climbs to $435 million


Powerball jackpot climbs to $435 million


Article Excerpt: "... The Powerball lottery will offer its eighth-largest jackpot for Saturday’s drawing. The prize rolled to $435 million after no tickets matched ..."


Reference: abc27.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Children raise Gold Star flag in late father's honor


Children raise Gold Star flag in late father's honor


Article Excerpt: "... The children of a fallen soldier raised a flag in their father’s honor on Thursday. Bradley and Megan Ramsey and Kaden Bowden bravely stood alongside soldiers with the Gold Star flag in hand to remember their loved ones. The Gold Star represents the fallen soldiers and the ultimate sacrifice they made for their families and their country ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rocket Lab successfully makes it to space


Rocket Lab successfully makes it to space


Article Excerpt: "... Rocket Lab broke new ground today when its Electron rocket reached space at 16:23 NZST. Electron lifted-off at 16:20 NZST from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. It was the first orbital-class rocket launched from from a private launch site in the world ..."


Reference: www.rocketlabusa.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Google Fiber opens sign-ups for some Huntsville households


Google Fiber opens sign-ups for some Huntsville households


Article Excerpt: "... The first residents able to sign up for Google Fiber are those who live West of Pulaski Pike and North of I-565 and Highway 72 into the Chase area. Click here for a map. "We are thrilled. We are so excited that we can bring Google Fiber service to residents in North Huntsville," said de Gantes. "We will also be thrilled to be serving more neighborhoods in the Rocket City in the weeks and months to come ..."


Reference: whnt.com

City of Huntsville eases on tree branch requirements to help storm cleanup


City of Huntsville eases on tree branch requirements to help storm cleanup


Article Excerpt: "... To help people with cleanup, the city has eased it's size requirements for branches, releasing this statement Monday: "As a public service in the aftermath of a storm event, Public Works will waive the regular 10 cubic yard restriction during this cleanup period. Homeowners are still required to have the debris cut into lengths no longer than five feet." There are piles of ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

16-year-old Bob Jones High student killed in Huntsville motorcycle crash


16-year-old Bob Jones High student killed in Huntsville motorcycle crash


Article Excerpt: "... was traveling south when he collided with the car that was heading north and attempting to make a left turn, Huntsville police said. Witnesses told police it appeared the headlight on the motorcycle was not on or functioning at the time. "The accident is still under investigation ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Man arrested for drug trafficking, found with over $100,000 of illegal substances


Man arrested for drug trafficking, found with over $100,000 of illegal substances


Article Excerpt: "... STAC agents stopped in the 1000 block of Airport Road, and recovered approximately one kilo of methamphetamine ice, marijuana, over 30 OxyContin tablets, one handgun, and almost $14,000 in cash. The “Ice” has a street value of approximately $100,000..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, May 15, 2017

Watch live: SpaceX rocket launches tonight


Watch live: SpaceX rocket launches tonight


Article Excerpt: "... Falcon 9 is SpaceX’s two-stage rocket. It will carry the Inmarsat 5 F4 communications satellite into orbit. While the two-stage rocket is designed so that the first stage can land and be reused, Space.com says that won’t happen with this mission because the Falcon 9 won’t have enough fuel to land ..."


Reference: weatherplus.blog.palmbeachpost.com/

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

El Palacio: Huntsville Mexican restaurant closing after more than 50 years


Huntsville Mexican restaurant closing after more than 50 years


Article Excerpt: "... El Palacio is closing after 51 years in business. The restaurant located off Memorial Parkway made the announcement Monday night. The Mexican restaurant saw a huge ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

What is the world's most powerful rocket? The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is by a factor of two


SpaceX Tests Falcon Heavy, the ‘World’s Most Powerful Rocket’


Article Excerpt: "... will eventually deliver payloads—and possibly people—to Mars. “When Falcon Heavy lifts off in 2017, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” SpaceX said on its website ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Monday, May 1, 2017

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission


Article Excerpt: "... A 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center at 7:15 a.m. ET, thundering northeast over the Atlantic Ocean with a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office mission labeled NROL-76. The flight appeared to be off to a good start, but SpaceX cut off its launch broadcast a few minutes into the flight to help preserve its secrecy ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

SpaceX launch scrubbed in final minute of countdown


SpaceX launch scrubbed in final minute of countdown


Article Excerpt: "... another try Monday. “Hold hold hold! This is the launch director calling a hold on the countdown net. We have an issue with the TOTO sensor on the first stage. Launch conductor, please put us into a 24-hour recycle,” the launch director said. “Copy, launch abort is running,” the launch conductor replied on SpaceX’s countdown loop ..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com