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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

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.”

Shelby: Obama Missile Shield Decision "Misguided and Dangerous"

(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala), made the following comments regarding President Barack Obama’s decision today to cancel plans for a missile defense system that would have been based in Poland and the Czech Republic:

More Information On This Weekend's Trail Of Tears Bike Ride

(From release) The 16th Annual Trail of Tears will travel through Madison County on Saturday, September 19, 2009.
The ride will enter Madison County on Highway 72 East at Gurley between 8:45 and 9:00 AM and continue west into Huntsville some time between 9:15 and 9:30 AM.
The ride will travel onto I-565 and continue westbound until it exits I-565 at Exit 8 and travels north on Wall Triana Highway and then west on
Madison Boulevard.

Agencies Release Details Regarding Severe Weather At Big Spring Jam

(From release) With record crowds expected in this year’s Big Spring Jam, preparations continue for all possible weather conditions throughout the three day outdoor festival.
According to Chief Henry Reyes, the department’s Command and Control Center will be located in the center of the park site and will integrate all public safety agencies such as Police, Sheriff’s, Fire & Rescue, EMA, HEMSI and the National Weather Service.

Von Braun Center For Science Receives Weather Study Grant

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced today a grant for the Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation, Inc. to conduct research on hurricane intensity information that has until now gone unstudied. The grant, awarded in the amount of $731,250, will be used to provide support to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

Trail Of Tears Motorcycle Ride Heads Through Area This Weekend

(From release) Saturday, September 19th, the Trail of Tears motorcycle ride will be rolling into Madison. Starting at approximately 9 AM, the westbound lanes of Madison Blvd will be closed from Wall Triana Highway to County Line Rd. Riders will be stopping off in the Old Time Pottery parking lot for a couple of hours before continuing their ride.

Griffith Discusses Manned Spaceflight With Officials In Washington

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith met today in a full committee hearing with officials to take another step in the determination of the future of human spaceflight. Chair of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee Norm Augustine, Vice Admiral Joe Dyer (Ret.), and former NASA administrator Michael Griffin all participated on the Tuesday panel before the House Committee of Space and Technology.

Identity Of Woman Killed In Madison Sunday Released; Police Charge Daughter With Stabbing Mother To Death

By William T. Martin

Readers Note: This story contains updated information.

A woman has been charged with stabbing her mother to death and setting fire to her house during what police are referring to as a “domestic situation” in Madison Sunday, authorities said Monday.
According to Madison Police Chief Larry Muncey, Kimberly Ann McLaughlin, 49, has been charged with 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Arson in connection with the death of Shirley J. Robuck.
Robuck, 73, was found inside her burning home at 141 Steele Drive by Madison police who were responding to a call of a possible burglary in progress.
Police originally said the first call involved a report of a fire.

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