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Madison County CAJA Program Receives Funding From Washington

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced today funding for the Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate (CAJA) Program in Madison County. The funding, awarded in the amount of $13,500 by the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will be used to recruit, screen and train new volunteers and to provide ongoing training for seasoned CAJA workers.

Madison County Drug Court To Get $175,000 Grant

(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the Department of Justice will award $175,000 to the Madison County Commission to enhance service delivery and offender supervision within the Madison County Drug Court.

Huntsville Hospital To Hold 29th Annual Autumn Chase Fun Run Thursday

(From release) Area children will lace up their sneakers Thursday, Sept. 24, for Huntsville Hospital’s 29th Annual Autumn Chase Fun Run.
Each year, the one-mile run promotes health in our youth and draws more than 2,000 students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
Registration for the event is free; however, donations will be accepted to benefit Child Life Services, a program designed to comfort young patients and their families and to reduce fears that often accompany a stay at the hospital.

Heavy Rain In Atlanta Brings Diverted Flights To Huntsville

By William T. Martin

Heavy rains in the Atlanta area caused several airline flights to be rerouted to Huntsville International Monday afternoon.
According to Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority spokesperson Laura Gipson and radio reports, at least four flights originally scheduled to land at Hartsfield-Jackson International were diverted to Huntsville and landed between 2 and 3 p.m.
Two Delta flights, one from Minneapolis, Minn., and one from Detroit, Mich., were seen near the terminal.
Two AirTran planes were also seen parked near Signature Aviation.

National Children's Advocacy Center Awarded $850,000 Grant

(From relase) Congressman Parker Griffith announced today funding for the National Children’s Advocacy Center, located in Huntsville, Alabama. The grant, awarded in the amount of $850,000, was provided by the Department of Justice and will fund training funding for Child Abuse Professionals programs.

Fire Destroys Triana Public Library

(From release) The Triana Public Library, established in 1994 as the 8th branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system, was destroyed overnight by fire.
The 800 square-foot facility contained a collection of 6,362 items and three full-service computers. The computers provided internet access to many in the community, and were recently placed there thanks to federal funds received from a Library Services and Technology Act grant.

VIDEO REPORT: Log Truck Flips On Hobbs Island Road

Log Truck Flips, Blocks Hobbs Island Road

By William T. Martin

At least one person was injured after a log truck flipped over along Hobbs Island Road Monday morning.
According to reports from the scene, the truck was thought to have been headed east on Hobbs Island when it left the road and overturned near Bill Matthews Road.

Two Arrested After Home Invasion, Short Standoff Monday In West Huntsville

By William T. Martin

Two men have been arrested after they broke into a house in west Huntsville and assaulted the occupant Monday morning, police said.
According to HPD spokesperson Sgt. Mark Roberts and radio reports the incident began around 9 a.m. at 912 9th Avenue near Triana Boulevard.
Roberts said a caller to 911 saw two men donning ski masks and going into the residence.
Police and SWAT units surrounded the home and two men were taken into custody a short time later.

Street Closings, Parking Areas Announced For Big Spring Jam

(From release) The boundaries for Big Spring Jam will include Monroe Street, Clinton Avenue,
Lowe Avenue and Pollard Street.
On Wednesday, street closings will begin at 10AM on Williams Avenue from Church Street to Monroe Street and south on Monroe Street to the roundabout north of St. Clair Avenue.
Access will be maintained to the Scruggs Community Center, the James A. Williams Aquatic Center and the Embassy Suites through Thursday.

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