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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

New lawsuit alleges deputy caught coworkers having sex in Madison Co. Sheriff's Office


New lawsuit alleges deputy caught coworkers having sex in Madison Co. Sheriff's Office


Article Excerpt: "... She found that co-worker had been having sex in that office. The lawsuit lists Captain Charles Berry as the person having sex with Garcia's co-worker. Garcia claims that she told her co-worker the relationship with Berry was interfering with her job. The lawsuit also claims that when Garcia went to confront her co-worker ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Major Meth Bust in East Limestone County


‘Major ice dealer’ busted in Limestone County raid


Article Excerpt: "...Inside the house, investigators say they located about 3/4 pound of “ice” methamphetamine, over an ounce of marijuana, and 3.5 Xanax bars ... ice, which is a pure and potent form of meth, as well as the marijuana and Xanax in a safe in the bedroom. “We seized twelve firearms total, nine long guns, three hand guns, as well as nine vehicles, three motorcycles, a lawnmower, trailer and a boat and $9,000 cash. That was all proceeds from his narcotics trade..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NASA says origin of large boom over Alabama is a mystery


NASA says origin of large boom over Alabama is a mystery


Article Excerpt: "... NASA scientists in Huntsville, Ala., said Tuesday night that the origin of a mysterious boom that rocked central Alabama earlier Tuesday "remains unclear." The evidence so far is pointing toward a large meteor or some kind of supersonic aircraft ..."


Reference: http://www.al.com

Alabama aerospace industry gains velocity with new investment


Alabama aerospace industry gains velocity with new investment


Article Excerpt: "... So far this year, aerospace companies have unveiled plans to invest at least $500 million and bring more than 2,200 jobs to Alabama in new facilities or expansions of existing operations. That follows another solid year of growth for the industry in 2016, when project announcements involved $260 million in new investment and 2,000 additional jobs ..."


Reference: http://www.madeinalabama.com

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lego: Women of NASA


LEGO Ideas Women of Nasa


Here is a great Christmas gift for the women in your life. LEGO Ideas Women of Nasa 21312 Building Kit (231 Piece) is a great LEGO kit to inspire your daughters. This is also a great, unique gift for Rocket City residents to let your NASA employed ladies that their work is appreciated and respected. Or simply get one for your own desk. LEGO writes the following: " It features minifigures of 4 pioneering women of NASA— astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist and entrepreneur Margaret Hamilton, astronaut, physicist and entrepreneur Sally Ride and astronaut, physician and engineer Mae Jemison—and 3 builds illustrating their areas of expertise. Role-play space exploration from planning to moon landing, beginning with the iconic scene from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 of Hamilton with software that she and her team programmed. Build the posable Hubble Space Telescope and launch a LEGO version of the Space Shuttle Challenger with 3 removable rocket stages. The set also includes a booklet about the 4 featured women of NASA, and the fan creator and LEGO designers of this fun and educational set." Get LEGO Ideas Women of Nasa today at Amazon.

Reference: LEGO via Amazon

Get the North Pole Postmark Free From Santa


Get the North Pole Postmark Free From Santa


Get the full postmark here
Article Excerpt: "...Welcome from the North Pole in Alaska! Santa has provided this official looking North Pole Postmark for your Santa letters and other Christmas crafts. Santa offers his North Pole cancellation mark (Postmark) to be cut, copied and pasted to be adhered to the letters from Santa ..."

Reference: North Pole Cancellation (North Pole Postmark)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Orbital ATK Aborts Rocket Launch to Space Station Due to Wayward Plane


Orbital ATK Aborts Rocket Launch to Space Station Due to Wayward Plane


Article Excerpt: "... one minute away from liftoff when flight controllers abruptly aborted the launch at 7:36 a.m. EST (1236 GMT), when the aircraft entered the restricted area. With the five-minute launch window closed for the day, Orbital ATK rescheduled ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Genetic screening program expanding in north Alabama


Genetic screening program expanding in north Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology says free and reduced-cost testing to determine cancer risks will be available for men and women in five Tennessee Valley counties ..."


Reference: www.seattletimes.com

Friday, November 10, 2017

Space station cargo ship prepped for flight


Space station cargo ship prepped for flight


Article Excerpt: "...Orbital ATK engineers are readying an upgraded Antares rocket for a sub-freezing launch from the Virginia coast early Saturday to boost a Cygnus cargo ship into orbit loaded with 7,400 pounds of equipment and supplies bound for the International Space Station ..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Big Ed’s Pizza in Huntsville is moving (target date of February 2018)


Big Ed’s Pizza in Huntsville is moving


Article Excerpt: "... to Pratt Ave. Big Ed’s is going to take over the building that was originally Rockabilly’s across from the National Children’s Advocacy Center ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Deputy's lawsuit claims he was demoted for helping sexually-harassed co-worker


Deputy's lawsuit claims he was demoted for helping sexually-harassed co-worker


Article Excerpt: "... Gregory Gray, a 14-year employee and longtime SWAT deputy for Sheriff Blake Dorning's Office, claims he was suspended and demoted because he told a colleague to report sexual harassment. Gray's former colleague Shelby Holt also filed a federal lawsuit against the county earlier this year. Her lawsuit alleges she was fired for reporting sexual harassment ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Grissom High School parents express frustrations with district disciplinary system


Grissom High School parents express frustrations with district disciplinary system


Article Excerpt: "... can't afford to let his issues with disciplinary measures at Grissom High School go unnoticed. He is angry because he feels like fights aren't being handled the right way. "I think even felony offenses are occurring in our schools and those are serious offenses that call for a stronger response," said Askew ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell arrested on gun charge


A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, who knelt during national anthem, arrested on gun charge


Article Excerpt: "... Bruce Maxwell, the Oakland A’s catcher who was the only Major League Baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, was arrested Saturday night after a woman who was delivering food to his home accused him of pointing a gun at her ..."


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Local Walmarts Have Huge Price Inconsistencies


Shopper highlights Walmart price inconsistencies


Article Excerpt: "... A gallon of milk was $2.48 and a dozen eggs were 98 cents at the Walmart on Winchester Road. They were the same price at the Walmart on Sparkman Drive. At the store just five miles down the Parkway, milk goes down to a $1.48 and eggs go up to $1.38. The Walmart on University Drive was $1 for a gallon of milk and 30 cents for a dozen eggs. The Hampton Cove Walmart on Sutton Road was the most expensive of the bunch. It charged $3.05 for a gallon of milk and $1.28 for eggs ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

Another earthquake detected in north Alabama; at least the 9th this year


Another earthquake detected in north Alabama; at least the 9th this year


Article Excerpt: "... With a 2.0 magnitude, it is the weakest earthquake detected so far this year in north Alabama. The strongest, a 2.9 magnitude, occurred last Friday near Scottsboro ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Relative who rushed video beating victim to hospital speaks


Relative who rushed video beating victim to hospital speaks


Article Excerpt: "... her initial reaction was when she pulled up at Mason Court and saw her great-niece laying unconscious, bloody and beaten on the sidewalk. "This girl that did it was standing there looking at me like she's 7 feet tall. With a filet knife, golly, I guess it was that long," she said while gesturing with her hands. “She wouldn't let us get to her until I said,, 'She's going to have to hurt me. I'm getting this girl to the hospital ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Waiter: MLB catcher Bruce Maxwell made up story about service refusal over anthem protest


Waiter: MLB catcher Bruce Maxwell made up story about service refusal over anthem protest


Article Excerpt: "... He is outright lying. This is really upsetting as he was given full service, I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was,” Matt Henry, a 42-year-old waiter at Keegan’s Public House, told Fox News. “This all started because I carded his friend who wanted to order a beer.” According to Henry, an Alabama native, Maxwell was dining with local Democratic councilman Devyn Keith and another friend who produced an expired ID, and the server refused to serve him a drink — which upset the friend, who followed him into the kitchen ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online


Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online


Article Excerpt: "... The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of the thesis available for download from its website, from what it called a high-resolution "72 Mb" file to a digitized version that's less than half that file size. A "reduced" version was offered that was even smaller — but intense interest overwhelmed the servers ...A separate online entry with photographed pages remains available..."

Reference: www.npr.org

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Police arrest suspect in downtown parking garage sexual attacks


Police arrest suspect in downtown parking garage sexual attacks


Article Excerpt: "... Toma Roderick Mastin, 24, was arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail Wednesday morning. He's charged with Public Lewdness. Police believe Mastin is the man in surveillance video ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lawmakers say China building 'unfriendly navy in space'


Lawmakers say China building 'unfriendly navy in space'


Article Excerpt: "... American laws require NASA and others working with key space technology "get every purchase of computer technology or telecommunications technology approved ... to be sure that it doesn't include chips or hardware built in China." "It's unfortunately a terrible problem," Culberson said. He said a general also on the panel "is exactly right. The Chinese are aggressively building a navy in space, and we need to be aware that it's not friendly." North Alabama ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll Today (The rain date is the following Sunday)


Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll


Article Excerpt: "... Mark your calendar, as this year’s Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll will be on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 2-4:30 p.m. (The rain date is the following Sunday) Opening Ceremonies and the GRAND STROLL Parade of Characters on the Main Avenue of the Cemetery: 1:30 pm Character Stories and Traditional Music: 2-4:30 pm The cool and colorful days of autumn approach and we invite you to this annual pilgrimage to one of our most sacred and cultural spaces. Visit your family, friends and neighbors, meet new residents and greet visiting tourists from afar. The beautiful grounds and pedestrian friendly avenues are sure to be a healthy, entertaining, educational and reflective afternoon. This Maple Hill Cemetery event has grown to be one of the largest living history strolls in the nation, with over 75 costumed characters, traditional music, special exhibits, an expanded antique auto display, and student scavenger hunts. There will be at least a dozen new characters featured this year ..."


Reference: www.huntsvillepilgrimage.org

Monday, October 9, 2017

U.S. Attorney’s Office for North Alabama taking aggressive approach to crime fighting, targeting troubled neighborhoods


U.S. Attorney’s Office for North Alabama taking aggressive approach to crime fighting, targeting troubled neighborhoods


Article Excerpt: "... Town said his office will work with local and state law enforcement agencies in North Alabama to identify areas to target. “And it doesn’t just have to be a population center like Birmingham or Huntsville ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mike Pence: America will 'lead in space again'


Pence: America will 'lead in space again'


Article Excerpt: "... The vice president added that the U.S. needs to act. "President Trump has revived the National Space Council to assist him in developing and implementing long-range strategic goals for our nation’s space policy," Pence wrote. "On Thursday the council will hold its first meeting ..."


Reference: thehill.com

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ivey, Battle, Dawson, and Hightower Remain Atop AL Gubernatorial Fundraising Race


Ivey, Battle, Dawson, and Hightower Remain Atop AL Gubernatorial Fundraising Race


Article Excerpt: "... Not far behind Ivey is Tommy Battle. The Huntsville Mayor started September with $852,391 on hand, and he spent $35,975, finishing with a balance of $1,028,017. This makes him the only candidate besides..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

What is the Rocket City doing to attract Amazon's second headquarters to move here?



What is the Rocket City doing to attract Amazon's second headquarters to move here?


One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
What are our city leaders doing to convince Amazon that Huntsville Alabama, The Rocket City, is best suited for Amazon's second headquarters ...and all the jobs that come with it? At this point we know the Rocket City has bid for consideration. We speculate they have offered the usual land and property incentives, the sizeable tax-breaks and other wining and dining experiences for Jeff Bezos and crew. Amazon invited cities to think big in drawing their attention and as CNN reports, Cities are doing wacky things to host Amazon's second headquarters.
Sadly, Huntsville wasn't mentioned in the article. What?
Being the high tech city we are, we should have a laser light pointed at the Saturn V Moon Rocket located at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The laser should write messages on the rocket advertising a fictitious futuristic interstellar Amazon delivery of parcels headed for Mars supplied by rockets and technology developed in the Rocket City. A second idea would be the same advertisement as a colorful video on one or more of the large electronic billboards located around our city.

These are just a couple of ideas to draw Amazon HQ2 to the Rocket City while also getting Jeff Bezos and Amazon to think about what we can do for Amazon, as well as what Amazon could do for us. Throw your ideas out there on your social media sites and share your creativity. The Rocket City and Amazon ...it just makes sense.



Reference: Rocket-City.US

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Amazon HQ to Huntsville? Rocket City to submit bid to bring 50,000 jobs to north Alabama


Amazon HQ to Huntsville? Rocket City to submit bid to bring 50,000 jobs to north Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... The city of Huntsville is seeking to bring Amazon's new headquarters to north Alabama. Kelly Schrimsher, the city's director of communications, confirmed to AL.com on Thursday that Huntsville will be submitting a proposal to land the megadeal that's expected to produce up to 50,000 jobs ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Madison County fatal drug overdoses nearing record high


Madison County fatal drug overdoses nearing record high


Article Excerpt: "... many of whom got hooked while using prescribed medications. With the flushing of heroin into communities, he said those addicts turn to the cheaper alternative. Add fentanyl , a dangerous synthetic opioid often mixed with heroin, and he said fatal ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

51st annual Fiddlers Convention this week


51st annual Fiddlers Convention this week


Article Excerpt: "... The 51st annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention kicks off Thursday night with a free concert at 7 p.m. Grand Ole Opry members Dailey and Vincent will headline Friday with performances at 4 and 6 p.m. The event will wrap up Saturday night with competition for the Alabama State Fiddle Champion being crowned. For ticket prices and more information, click on the link for tvotfc.org ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Toyota to invest $373.8 million in U.S. hybrid powertrain production includes Huntsville, Alabama


Toyota to invest $373.8 million in U.S. hybrid powertrain production


Article Excerpt: "... $106 million will go toward Toyota's Huntsville, Ala., plant to build engines to complement Toyota's New Global Architecture strategy, an initiative aimed to reduce the cost of developing new vehicles, partly by using more common components. The expansion of the Alabama plant will create 50 jobs, the company said ..."


Reference: www.enewscourier.com

Monday, September 25, 2017

Toyota to make 'exciting announcement' at Huntsville manufacturing plant


Toyota to make 'exciting announcement' at Huntsville manufacturing plant


Article Excerpt: "... Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Huntsville will make an "exciting announcement" on Tuesday at the Rocket City Plant. Details of the announcement were not immediately available. The announcement is believed to deal with the Toyota Huntsville plant, and not the announced $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant that at least 11 states are jockeying for ..."


Reference: www.al.com