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Redstone Employee Named Army 3rd Region Civilian Of The Year

(From release) Mr. Rick Turner, Executive Director for the U.S. Army Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment Activity on Redstone Arsenal, has been selected as the Third Region’s Department of the Army Civilian of the Year.
Turner was selected as Redstone’s Civilian of the Year March 10 at the AUSA DA Civilian of the Year Awards at the Von Braun Center.
Turner went on to compete with other honorees from Third Region Chapters. He will be recognized during the AUSA National Convention and Exhibition in
Washington, D.C. in October.

Teens Face Felony Charges After Robbing Arby's

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

Four teens are facing felony charges after police say they robbed a fast food restaurant in east Huntsville early Thursday morning.
According to a release and other reports, the group forced their way through the back door of the Arby’s on Shields Road around 1 a.m.
They then forced an employee to open the safe and fled with the money.
A witness saw the teens leave and reported their vehicle’s description to police.
Officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle a short time later on Winchester Road and arrested the group.
Facing 1st degree robbery charges are: Daudarious Hinton, 18; Shaquan Horton, 18; Corey Murray, 17; and Chase Handerson, 16.

Rep. Griffith: Restore $1.2 Billion In Missile Defense Cuts

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith joined his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday in a letter to Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha (D-PA) and Ranking Member Bill Young (R-FL), urging them to restore $1.2 billion in cuts to FY2010’s missile defense budget.
“Keeping missile defense funded at its highest level is paramount not only to our national and international security, but to North Alabama’s job security as well,” Griffith said.
“These are cuts that we have to fight every step of the way, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Missile Defense Caucus to make sure that these dangerous and irresponsible cuts are reversed.”
The letter asked Congressmen Murtha and Young to stand up for missile defense and provide a funding level for defense systems proportional to months of heightened threats and aggressive action from both North Korea and Iran.
Signing on to the letter were Missile Defense Caucus co-chairs Griffith and Trent Franks (R-AZ), as well as Alabama Congressmen Robert Aderholt, and Mike Rogers.

Click below to read Rep. Griffith’s letter:

Police Make Fifth Arrest In January Murder

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

A Huntsville man is behind bars facing murder charges in connection with the killing of a man in January.
According to a release, Christopher Shawn Reedus, 18, was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with killing Moravia Moore.
No further details were available. A message left for an HPD spokesperson was not immediately returned.
Moore, 29, was found shot to death at an apartment complex in west Huntsville on Jan. 9.
Reedus is the fifth person charged in the case.

Click here for an earlier story on the crime:
http://www.huntsvillenewswire.com/?q=node/492

Man Charged With Trying To Have His Wife Killed

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

A Huntsville man is in jail on charges he tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife, police said Wednesday.
According to a release, investigators with the HPD Major Crimes Unit received information that Kerry Lynn Flemming, 46, had offered a person money to have his wife killed.
Here are details from the release:

UPDATE: Woman In Critical Conditon After Being Hit By Car

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

An area woman is in “very critical” condition after being struck by a car on University Drive Tuesday morning.
HEMSI Operations Director Don Webster identified the victim as April M. Smith, 37, of Huntsville.
He said he sustained a leg injury and a severe head injury.
Reports said Smith was crossing University Drive at Henderson Road near UAH when she was struck by a car.
No charges have been filed against the driver.

Pedestrian Hit By Car On University Drive

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

A pedestrian has been struck by a car and has been taken to Huntsville Hospital.
According to reports the victim, described as a woman possibly in her 20’s, was struck by a vehicle on University Drive at Henderson Road near the UAH campus around 10:30 a.m.
The woman reportedly suffered head and leg injuries.
No further information was available.

Housing Authority To Acquire 13 Foreclosed Homes Around City

(From release) The Huntsville Housing Authority will participate with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and acquire 13 foreclosed houses in the Huntsville area under the Real Estate Owned (HUD REO) program. HUD is allowing public housing authorities across the region to purchase HUD owned foreclosed houses at a steep discount. There are over 500 of these properties in eleven states currently occupied by tenants who were displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Martin Road, Holmes Avenue, Hwy. 72 To Get Fed Improvement Funding

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced today the approval from the U.S. House of Representatives of funding for four major transportation projects in the Tennessee Valley. Martin Road at Redstone Arsenal, Holmes Avenue, US Highway 72 in Athens, and Huntsville International Airport are all slated to receive funding in the upcoming Transportation Appropriations Bill.

BREAKING: Police Arrest Man In "Road Rage" Shooting Incident July 7

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

Huntsville police have charged a man in connection with an apparent “Road Rage” incident that left a man shot in the face.
HPD spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts told HNW Walter Earl Burruss, Jr., 22, of Huntsville has been charged with attempted murder and is in the Metro Jail.
Roberts said the incident occurred on July 7 on Alabama Highway 53 north of Huntsville.

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