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Victim in revenge shooting dies; charges upgraded to murder

Police have charged a Huntsville man with murder after the teen he is accused of shooting at a local restaurant earlier in the week died Thursday.
Donovan Little, 19, is charged with killing James Townsend, 15, of Huntsville.  Townsend was shot inside the Taco Bell on N. Memorial Pkwy., around 8:45 p.m. Sunday.
Officers responding to the […]

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 […]

Huntsville police seek suspect in store shooting

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(From release) Huntsville police are investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of a local man.
Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the parking lot of a convenience store at Oakwood Avenue and Pulaski Pike around noon Thursday.  Officers then found the victim, Lucas Payne, 36, suffering from a gunshot wound.  He […]

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 […]

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 […]

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