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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, […]

Former Huntsville MD gets 15 years for running “pill mill”

(From release) A federal judge Tuesday sentenced a former Huntsville physician, who was the nation’s highest Medicare prescriber of opioid painkillers at the height of his practice, to 15 years in prison for illegally prescribing controlled substances and conducting health care fraud involving $9.5 million in unneeded and unused urine tests, announced Acting U.S. Attorney […]

Huntsville man gets four years for tax fraud

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(From release) A Huntsville man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to nearly four years in prison for his scheme to have more than $600,000 in fraudulent federal and Washington, D.C., tax refund checks deposited into his bank accounts.
U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon sentenced Martin Tyronne Woods, 36, to three years and 10 months […]

Man charged with Christmas Eve murder

Huntsville police have charged a man with murder in connection with the death of another man on Christmas Eve.
A spokesman said Monday Larry Petty, 61, of Huntsville was charged with killing Winslow Brandon.
The spokesman said Petty and Brandon got into a fight at an apartment in the 2200 block of Mastin Lake Road. During the […]

Former Redstone official gets jail for false tax filing

(From release) A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former contracting official for the U.S. Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville to five months in prison and five months’ home confinement for filing a false income tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Veronica […]

Huntsville man charged with child porn possession

(From release) The Madison County Sheriff’s Department said Monday it had arrested Robert Stephen Smith, 54, of Huntsville on child porn charges.
Search warrants were executed at Smith’s residence located in the 11000 block of Chicamauga Trail, and his place of employment located on Church St. for the possession and distribution of child pornography.
The search of […]

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