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Two Shot, Killed In Possible Murder-Suicide

By William T. Martin

A man and woman were found shot to death at an apartment complex in west Huntsville Wednesday morning after what police are saying could be a domestic dispute.
Huntsville Police Department Major Crimes Investigator Sgt. James Allen said police responded to a report of a shooting at Stonebrook Apartments on Boxwood Drive off University around 8:30 a.m.
Upon arrival officers found a woman lying in front of the 1400 building and a man inside an apartment.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Allen said names of the two were being withheld until next of kin were notified.
The couple were thought to be in a relationship, said Allen, and police were trying to clarify what that relationship was.
Apparently the two were alone at the time of the shooting.

BREAKING: Police Report Multiple Shooting Deaths At Apartment Complex

Huntsville police have just arrived at the scene of a double shooting on University Drive at Boxwood.
First units arriving indicated two people have been shot and are deceased at the scene.
More details as the become available.

Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2010 Military Construction; MSIC To Get $12 Million

(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced committee approval of the fiscal year 2010 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. Following today’s action by the committee, the bill will now go to the Senate floor for consideration.

Military Construction:
* $12 million for Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) Explosive Ordinance Exploitation (EOE) Complex at Redstone Arsenal.

Names Of Victims In Fatal I-565 Crash Released

By William T. Martin

Officials have released the details of a wreck which killed one man, injured two others, and closed part of I-565 for several hours early Tuesday.
According to Huntsville Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts and HEMSI Operations Director Don Webster, the crash happened at about 6:30 a.m. on I-565 just west of the Mooresville Road exit.
A Chevy Blazer was eastbound when the driver drifted onto the shoulder and then overcorrected while trying to return to his lane.
The truck then went out control and flipped.
A back seat passenger, identified as Jamenez Thomas, 25, of Decatur, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Most Power Restored To South Huntsville After City Truck Pulls Down Lines

By William T. Martin

Utility crews have restored power to a good portion of south Huntsville after several lines and poles were pulled down Tuesday morning.
According to HU spokesman Bill Yell and reports from the scene, the boom from a city solid waste truck snagged lines at the intersection of Bailey Cove Road and Hobbs Road shortly before 11:30 a.m.
The truck pulled down power, phone, and cable lines and damaged or destroyed six poles.
Police have restricted traffic in the area and crews are trying to restore service to customers by rerouting electricy through alternate circuits.
One pole broke into pieces and came down in a yard while another was seen leaning over.
Crews from AT&T and Knology Cable are also waiting to restore their lines.
Around 1,300 customers were initially affected and all but those in the immediate area had their service restored by 2 p.m.

Police Release Name of Pedestrian Killed By Car Early Tuesday

By William T. Martin

Police have released the name of a woman who was killed early Tuesday morning after being hit by a car.
Huntsville police spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts told HNW Patsy Leto, 71, was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Mastin Lake Road and Avondale Drive around 3:30 a.m.

Power Outage In South Huntsville

There has been a power outage in south Huntsville. Here are the details from Huntsville Utilities:

A truck has hit utility lines and pulled down multiple poles at the intersection of Hobbs Road and Bailey Cove Road.
This has caused an outage in the Mountain Gap area, including Bailey Cove, Mountain Gap, Hobbs Roads, and many other streets in the area.

BULLETIN: I-565 Reopened After Fatal Crash

According to reports from Huntsville police, I-565 eastbound was reopened to traffic at 9:20 a.m.

BREAKING: I-565 Eastbound Blocked At Mooresville Road

By William T. Martin

*7:10 a.m.*
Huntsville police have closed I-565 to eastbound traffic after a fatal accident in the area of Mooresville Road early Tuesday.
According to radio reports one victim was ejected from a minivan and died at the scene. Two others were injured and taken to Huntsville Hospital.
The highway will be blocked until crews finish the recovery and investigative process.
Police are rerouting eastbound traffic out of Decatur and areas west onto I-65 north into Athens and onto Highway 72.
More details as they become available.

Area Men Charged In Marijuana Deal

By William T. Martin

Two men are facing drug charges after one sold the other marijuana, police said Monday.
According to MSCO drug investigator Sgt. Mike Salomonsky, Joseph Neal Peters, 24, of 486 Comet Drive in Toney met with Aghbon Odeh, 28, of 2901 Deerfield Street in Huntsville at an apartment complex on Pulaski Pike on July 3.
Investigators watched as Peters obtained marijuana from Odeh.
The men were stopped after the exchange and agents discovered about 13 lb of marijuana and $7,400.
Both men were taken to the Metro Jail charged with trafficking.
Odeh’s bond was set at $500,000 while Peters’ was set at $50,000.

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