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Huntsville Utilities Hosting Regional Utility Competition This Weekend

(From release) Huntsville Utilities is hosting the Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo this Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, at our Electric Operations facility in the Chase Industrial Park off Jordan Road. The event will take place rain or shine, as inclement weather is a factor lineman must contend with on a daily basis.

Boy Hurt After Falling From Roof

By William T. Martin

A boy was injured after he fell from the roof of a home in west Huntsville Wednesday morning, officials said.
According to HEMSI Chief Operations Officer Don Webster, Tyrell Goldsmith, 9, was on the roof at 7200 Governors Drive West when he fell around 20 feet to the ground.
He was taken to Huntsville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No information was available on how the youth got onto the roof or why he was there.

Investigation Continues Into Death Of Girl Hit By Car

By William T. Martin

Madison sheriffs deputies are continuing their investigation into an incident in which a 5-year old girl was killed after being struck by a car Tuesday evening.
According to MSCO Inv. Brent Patterson and HEMSI Chief Operations Officer Don Webster, the incident happened around 7 p.m. on Lee Bowden Road off Old Monrovia Road.
The victim, Anastasia Stesadouros, was in the driveway of a residence when she was run over by a vehicle.
Patterson said the vehicle was in park and somehow slipped out of gear and rolled backwards, striking the girl.
She was taken by medivac helicopter to Huntsville Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Patterson said the case was being investigated as an accident and that no charges had been filed.
He declined to release further details.
The victim’s identity was confirmed to HNW by Webster.

More Construction Planned For Redstone Arsenal Gates

(From release) Construction to upgrade Gate 10 (Patton/Jordan) is scheduled for mid June (tentatively 15 June) through mid-October 2009.
CONSTRUCTION OF GATE 10 WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL AFTER GATE 8 (GOSS/DRAKE) IS REOPENED AND FULLY OPERATIONAL. Gate 8 is scheduled to reopen in mid June (within the next week).
With safety and security in mind, Redstone-Garrison formulated a plan to maximize employee access and limit construction to nights and weekends.
The plan of operation is outlined below:

MCSO, DHR Investigating Death Of Child

Madison Sheriff’s Deputies and the Department of Human Resources are investigating the death of a child who was hit by a car Tuesday afternoon.
According to a release from the MCSO the child, age 5, died of injuries after being struck by a vehicle at a home on Lee Bowden Road off Old Monrovia Road near Madison.
No further details were released.

Housing Authority Applies For Captial Fund Grant

(From release) The Huntsville Housing Authority (HHA) announced today during a special board meeting that it will apply for a Capital Fund Recovery Competition grant. These grants are designed to help public housing authorities significantly improve the quality of their housing stock, promote energy efficiency, and create jobs.

There are four categories of grant opportunities:

Griffith Presses Defense Intelligence Agency over MSIC Future

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith met with missile and space intelligence leaders at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Washington last Thursday. At the meeting, DIA Director LTG Ronald L. Burgess, Jr. and Griffith touted the importance of Huntsville’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) and the essential role MSIC plays in our missile defense system.
“The workers at MSIC are some of the most technically talented people in the world,” Griffith said. “The roles they play are critical to our national defense, and I am proud to say that MSIC will be staying at the Redstone Arsenal. I and the entire Alabama Delegation are committed to supporting their mission and ensuring they remain in Huntsville.”

Huntsville Takes Another Game From Jaxx

(From release) Chuck Caufield doubled in the winning run and the bullpen backed Bobby Bramhall with four scoreless frames to preserve Huntsville’s tense 2-1 win over West Tenn Monday night in the fifth of a sixth game set at Pringles Park. The Stars have taken four of five in the series to lift their record to 34-23 and increase their lead in the North Division to two and a half games over Carolina, which fell at Jacksonville. The Diamond Jaxx dropped to 23-36 after losing to the Stars for a twelfth time in fourteen games.

Huntsville Man Facing Drug Charges

(From release) On June 3 agents with the Madison-Morgan Counterdrug Team (STAC Team) concluded an investigation with the service of a search warrant at 6106 Geronimo Circle in Huntsville.
As a result of the search warrant, more than 3 ounces of crack cocaine and more than 3 ounces of powder cocaine were seized. Drug Agents also seized 3 semi automatic handguns and $5,924.00 in cash.
James “Spud” Turner Jr., 26, of Huntsville was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine and possession of marijuana.

House Move May Impact Traffic Tuesday

(From release) Don Kennedy and Sons House Moving Co. will be moving a house at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in the areas of Lakeside Dr., S Loop Rd., Holmes Ave., Jordan Lane, University Dr., Pulaski Pike and Bell Ave.
Traffic could be impacted for two hours during the move.
The following lists the starting point and final destination of the move:

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