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Mo Brooks answers questions after announcing candidacy for U.S. Senate seat

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Alabama congressman Mo Brooks announced Monday morning his candidacy for the Alabama senate seat currently held by Luther Strange. The seat, made vacant by the appointment of Jeff Sessions to the position of U.S. Attorney General, is being sought by several individuals. This video shows Brooks engaging reporters in an extended Q&A session following […]

Feds convict Madison Lt. Col. in scheme to defraud Army of $6.2M

(From release) A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves for fraudulently supplying hundreds of thousands of Chinese-produced baseball caps and backpacks to the Army Recruiting Command, despite receiving millions of dollars under contracts stating the items “MUST BE 100 % U.S. MADE.”
Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey, Defense […]

EXCLUSIVE: End of the line for Huntsville railroad?

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A Huntsville-based shortline railroad is facing the end of its existence if legislation currently pending in the house of representatives in Montgomery passes.
HB-139, proposed by Rep. Mike Ball (R-AL 10th Dist), calls for the dissolving of the Huntsville-Madison County Railroad Authority and the dividing of its assets between the City of Huntsville and Madison County.
The […]

Tech firm to add over 700 jobs to Huntsville area within two years

(From release) Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc., a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AJRD), announced that it will consolidate several facilities and relocate their operations to Huntsville, Alabama over the next two years.
“We are two years into the first phase of our [Competitive Improvement Program] CIP affordability drive and the consolidation progress, and overhead cost […]

Huntsville man dies after striking police cars, fleeing

(From release) One person is dead and three others injured following a three-car accident at Mastin Lake Road and Pulaski Pike Sunday night.
Officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 3600 block of Avondale Drive around 9:20 p.m. last night.  The suspect, Hamilton Palmer, 37, of Huntsville, was reportedly making threats to the victim […]

Huntsville teen jailed in apparent revenge shooting

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(From release) A Huntsville man is in custody in connection with a shooting Sunday night that left a teen in serious condition.
The incident happened inside the Taco Bell, 2885 N. Memorial Pkwy., at about 8:45 p.m. and Donovan Keith Little, 19, has been charged with attempted murder.
Officers responded to a shooting call at the restaurant […]

UPDATE: AT&T says 911 service restored

UPDATE: AT&T announced early Thursday customers could once again use their cellphones to reach 911 directly. No reason was given for the outage.
Original story:
(From release) The Huntsville-Madison County 911 Center requested Huntsville-Madison County EMA to alert the public that AT&T is experiencing a nationwide 911 service outage for their customers.
Other carriers can still reach 911 […]

Rep. Brooks: Nation not this divided since before civil war

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U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks gave his annual Washington Update to a packed house at a luncheon at the Von Braun Center Monday. As crowds of protestors marched and shouted outside Brooks spoke of today’s political climate, his reasons for avoiding public town hall meetings, and his concerns over government spending.

Huntsville woman indicted in “straw buyer” weapons scheme

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(From release) A federal grand jury indicted a Huntsville woman Friday for dealing firearms illegally, Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido said in a statement.
A six-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Talari Starrleatta Williams, 24, with dealing in […]

Council member wants “continued, open dialogue” with cops after stop

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(From release) On Monday afternoon Huntsville police responded to reports of a burglary in the Terry Heights Neighborhood. Officers were given a description of a suspect and followed normal procedures to canvas the area to locate the suspect and investigate details of the incident.
Witnesses to the reported burglary described the suspect, and as is procedure, […]

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