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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 […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Al Sharpton addresses packed house at Oakwood

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Longtime civil rights activist and firebrand Rev. Al Sharpton addressed a community service at Oakwood University’s Seventh Day Adventist Church Sunday evening. Sharpton used a mixture of humor, religious belief, and life experiences to keep the standing-room-only crowd enthralled during his hour-long message. Never one to shy away from controversy Sharpton also commented on […]

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 […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Dear Readers,
Today is Christmas.
A day when we should take time to do more than watch parades and football games, stuff ourselves with food, and open presents with family and friends.
It is a day when we should realize what it means to live in an area like Huntsville and Madison County.
We are a community richly blessed […]

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 […]

Former MCSO deputy wanted for rape, incest captured in Knoxville

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(From release) A former Madison County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested in Knoxville, Tenn., on Wednesday on a fugitive from justice charge, the agency said Friday morning.
Jerome Heard, 42, also faces charges including 2 counts of first-degree rape with a bond of $60,000 each, 2 counts of second-degree rape with a bond of $30,000 each, 2 […]

Man charged with stabbing woman to death

(From release) Police have charged a Huntsville man in connection with the death of a local woman.
Corey Johnson, 43, is facing charges of murder following a stabbing on Wednesday evening.
Officers responded to a call of a cutting victim at a home in the 2600 block of Del Norte Lane Wednesday around 5:00 p.m.  The victim, […]

Woman charged with drug possession after bust last week

(From release) Agents with the Madison-Morgan County HIDTA Drug Task Force (STAC) announced Tuesday the arrest last week of an area woman on multiple drug charges.
On November 18, STAC agents were conducting an investigation that led them to the 500 block of Nance Road.  Searches were conducted at several locations and as a result STAC […]

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