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Monday, August 21, 2017

How does the solar eclipse affect ham radios?


How does the solar eclipse affect ham radios?


Article Excerpt: "...He said the upcoming solar eclipse will weaken the signals of ham radios, but by how much will be determined on Monday ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

Where to get solar eclipse glasses in Alabama


Where to get solar eclipse glasses in Alabama


Article Excerpt: "...Solar glasses used for safely viewing Monday's eclipse are the hot item of the week...So where do you get glasses? There are still a couple of places..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Huntsville Police urge drivers to keep two hands on the wheel during traffic stop until instructed otherwise


Huntsville Police urge drivers to keep two hands on the wheel during traffic stop until instructed otherwise


Article Excerpt: "... It's common to try and find your license, registration and insurance information as soon as you are stopped. But, officers said wait for them to get to your window. "When an officer approaches your car, keep your hands visible," Lt. Bates advised. "As an officer, we're trained that if somebody's going to harm you, it's going to come from their hands." When an officer approaches your window, let him or her know if you have a weapon ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sample Ballot For the 2017 Special Election for U.S. Senate to be held on 8/15/2017


Sample Ballot For the 2017 Special Election for U.S. Senate to be held on 8/15/2017


For the 2017 Special Election for U.S. Senate to be held on 8/15/2017:

Democratic Sample Ballot

Republican Sample Ballot

A sample ballot viewed or printed from this website is not an official ballot. To obtain an official ballot, you must go to a designated polling location on Election Day or apply for an absentee ballot. Information regarding absentee ballots can be found here.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at (256) 532-3330.


Reference: www.madisoncountyvotes.com

Monday, August 7, 2017

16-year-old shot near Huntsville movie theater


16-year-old shot near Huntsville movie theater; 15-year-old in custody


Article Excerpt: "... A 16-year-old injured in a shooting Saturday night near Cinemark Monaco at Bridge Street Town Centre is expected to survive ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Japan Has Sent an Autonomous Drone Assistant to the International Space Station


Japan Has Sent an Autonomous Drone Assistant to the International Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has sent a crew member to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX launched rocked. The “Int-Ball,” is a spherical camera droid that takes full advantage of the gravity deficiency on the space station to zip around unencumbered by wheels or arms attached to heavy machinery ..."


Reference: futurism.com

Monday, July 31, 2017

A Father's Love


'He was a good boy': Dad visits son’s grave twice a day


Article Excerpt: "...Every day, Stan Wilson parks his truck, grabs his lawn chair out of the back and makes a pilgrimage across Huntsville’s McClung Avenue. He’s on his way to spend some time with his son. “He was my best friend,” Stan told me. “We always talked. We talked two or three times during ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Huntsville Councilman shares personal Facebook video after attempt to break up a neighborhood fight


Huntsville Councilman shares personal Facebook video after attempt to break up a neighborhood fight


Devyn Keith, City Councilman
Article Excerpt: "...when the young man's mother pulled up. "A parent pulls up in a car and almost hits the crowd," explains Keith. "She jumps out of the car, sees me holding her son and yells to me, 'Let go of my son.' I understand that she doesn't know what's going on. I eventually say to her, 'We're stopping your son from a fight.'" Her next words to him took him by surprise. "She says to me, 'I didn't raise no punk, let `em fight...Councilman Devyn Keith also admitted that the experience rattled him and nearly brought him to tears..."

Reference: whnt.com

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