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VIDEO REPORT: Log Truck Flips On Hobbs Island Road

Log Truck Flips, Blocks Hobbs Island Road

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

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
HuntsvilleNewswire

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.

Meridian Street To Close For Improvements This Week

(From release) BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 & ENDING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010 THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WILL BE CLOSING MERIDIAN STREET BETWEEN MONROE STREET AND CLEVELAND STREET BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 AND ENDING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010.

Huntsville International To Get $2.8 Million For Improvements

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced funding today for Carl T. Jones Field at Huntsville International Airport. The grant, awarded in the amount of $2,832,113, will provide funds to rehabilitate aircraft loading and fueling ramps.

VIDEO REPORT-HPD, DA React To Verdicts In Trial Of Huntsville Officer

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

Officials from the Huntsville Police Department and Madison District Attorneys Office expressed both sadness and confidence in the wake of Friday’s conviction of a former Huntsville Police Officer on a felony weapons charge.
Wesley Little was found guilty of possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.
He was acquitted of three other charges; evidence tampering, possession of a controlled substance, and filing false reports.
The weapons charges is a Class C felony and carries a sentence of 1 to 10 years imprisonment.

Huntsville Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Child Porn

(From release) Robert William Janezic II, 48, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama to receiving and possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Joyce White Vance announced in a statement Friday.
According to the indictment and plea agreement the Huntsville man, between about March 15, 2008, and Feb. 25, 2009, received and possessed child pornography.

VIDEO REPORT: Oktoberfest Opens At Redstone Arsenal

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

The 14th annual Oktoberfest opened Thursday evening on post at Redstone Arsenal.
Garrison Commander Robert Pastorelli oversaw the tapping of a keg of German beer, the traditional event marking the start of festivities.
The event runs through Sunday and features rides, food (including German), music (including German), and of course, beer (definitely German).
The times for the event are as follows:
Friday, 5 p.m. – 1a.m., Admission $13
Saturday, 12 p.m. -1 a.m., Admission $13
Sunday, 1-8 p.m. Admission $10
The festival is open to the public and visitors should use Gate 10.
Oktoberfest 2009 will be held on the Arsenal Activity Field near the intersection of Patton and Aerobee Roads.

Griffith: Canceling Of Missile Shield "Disturbing"

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith made the following comments Thursday regarding the President’s decision to abandon plans for a long-range missile defense shield in Europe:
“The initial information that the White House is canceling our plans to construct interceptors in Poland and our radars in the Czech Republic is disturbing.”

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