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UPDATE: Police Recover Body Of Man Hit By Train

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

A man who was probably homeless was killed when he was struck by a train while sitting on the tracks in east Huntsville Wednesday, police said.
According to HPD Sgt. Micky Allen and reports from the scene, the crew of the westbound Norfolk Southern coal train saw the man apparently sitting on or near the tracks near the Highway 72 overpass south of the Alabama A&M campus shortly after noon.
The crew tried to stop the train but could not avoid hitting the man, whom Allen described as a white male.

Person Hit, Killed by Train In East Huntsville

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

A person has apparently been struck and killed by a train in east Huntsville.
According to reports from the scene, the incident occurred around noon Wednesday in a wooded area east of Meridian Street near the Highway 72 overpass.
A Norfolk Southern coal train was headed west into town when it struck a person lying on or near the tracks, according to radio reports.
No other information was immediately available.

VIDEO REPORT: Boeing 10th Anniversary Of Patriot Missile Component Production

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

Video highlights from Tuesday’s event at the Boeing/Huntsville facility near Huntsville International Airport.

Postal Worker Injured When Truck Flips Near Harvest

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

A postal carrier was injured after his delivery vehicle flipped between Madison and Harvest Monday morning.
According to radio reports and reports from the scene, the carrier’s vehicle flipped onto its right side along Wall Triana Highway between Yarbrough Road and Stovall Road around 10:30 a.m.
The driver was briefly entrapped as his leg was pinned under the overturned mail truck.
Emergency personnel were able to free the driver within a few minutes and he was taken to Huntsville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No other details were immediately available.

Morning Wreck On South Parkway Slows Traffic; Sends 2 To Hospital

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

Two people were taken to Huntsville Hospital after their vehicle crashed on South Memorial Parkway early Monday.
Radio reports and reports from the scene indicated a Suzuki Grand Vitara was southbound on the Parkway when it left the road and flipped over south of Hobbs Road.
Both the driver and passenger were entrapped for several minutes before being extricated by rescue crews.
Both were thought to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Southbound traffic was backed up for a short time as emergency vehicles blocked two of the three lanes.
Northbound traffic was not affected.
No further details were available.

UPDATE: Canoe Found Tied To Island, Abandoned

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

5 p.m. Update:
Crews searching an area of the Tennessee River near Hobbs Island found a canoe tied to the shore but it appeared to be abandoned. Fire and HEMSI units had left the scene just before 5 p.m. but Alabama Marine Police and a Madison Rescue Squad boat were still in the area.
The canoe was found across from the dock at the Madison County Boat Harbor off Hobbs Island Road.
First reports indicated a search was planned for any occupants of the canoe who may have drowned.

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Mill Road In Madison To Be Striped Monday

(From release) The City of Madison would like to inform the public that a contractor will be placing the permanent striping on Mill Road between Hughes Road and County Line Road on Monday, August 31st weather permitting.
During this time, there will be intermittent lane closures and workers in the area. Please be aware and drive carefully.

Lane Closure Set For Next Week On Winchester Road

(From release) LANE CLOSURE – WINCHESTER ROAD (EAST BOUND LANE BEGINNING AT MOORESMILL ROAD AND ENDING JUST PAST KROGER)
BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 & ENDING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WILL BE CLOSING THE EAST BOUND LANE OF WINCHESTER ROAD BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 AND ENDING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009.

Dynetics Statement Regarding Hiring Of Ex-Marshall Ares Program Manager

(From release) Dynetics released the following statement late Friday afternoon regarding the hiring of Steve Cook as their new Director of Space Technologies:

Dynetics Inc. announced today that Steve Cook who has served as manager of Ares projects for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center since 2005 has been hired as Dynetics’ new Director of Space Technologies. He will begin his duties at Dynetics on Sept. 14.

More Smoke Testing Of Sewers Set For Thursday

(From release) ADS Environmental Services will be performing smoke testing activities on Thursday, August 27th, in portions of the sanitary sewer system. These activities will begin between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM and will continue up to 5:00 pm.

Field crews will be working in the following areas:

·Sentaur Blvd., McVay St., E. of Patton Rd., Penny St., Troy Swasey Blvd., Foster Ave., Eunice St., Nell Ave., Barclay Ave., Buttercup Dr.,Newson Rd., Grunden Dr., Penny St., McVay St., Lilac Cr., Westdale Cove Cr., Kennmore Dr., Westdale Dr.

·Dug Hill Rd.,., Deer Valley Dr., Elk Meadow Dr., Solitude Cr., Williams & Broad Way, Pond view Ln., Wimbeldon Rd., Liberty Cr., Basswood Way, Sunburst Cr., Legacy Preserve Dr., Legacy Preserve Cr., Legacy Preserve Way.

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