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(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.
(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.
By William T. Martin
A woman arrested Sunday following the discovery of a body in a burning house has been charged with murder and arson in the case, police said Monday.
According to Madison Police Lt. Tim Albright, Kimberly McLaughlin, 49, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon in a wooded area near a home at 141 Steele Drive.
Police from several area agencies had been searching for McLaughlin after the body of a woman, believed to be McLaughlin’s mother, was found inside the home.
Firefighters found the body after responding to a fire call at the home.
By William T. Martin
A woman is in custody and facing charges in connection with the death of another woman whose body was found inside a burning home Sunday in Madison.
According to Madison City spokesman Taylor Edge, Kimberly McLaughlin, 49, was arrested Sunday following an air and ground search by several area agencies.
Edge said firefighters had been sent to 141 Steele Drive off Eastview Drive east of Bob Jones High School after a 911 caller reported a fire there.
(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced a grant today for UA-Huntsville to conduct end-to-end research on tornado and severe weather phenomena that are unique to the southeast United States. The grant, awarded in the amount of $779,200 by the U.S. Department of Commerce, will serve as a continuation of a three year program.
“North Alabamians are no strangers to severe weather,” Griffith said.
(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith praised today the successful test of the Ares I first stage motor. The Ares I is a crew launch vehicle in development for NASA’s Constellation Program, a project of Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
“As we await the full release of the Augustine Commission Report, we hope that these tests will further demonstrate how integral the Ares program is to the future of NASA and human spaceflight,” Griffith said.
(From release) Huntsville Police Officer Jimmy Shane Hitt has been arrested and charged with 3 Counts of Obtaining Drugs by Fraud and 1 Count of Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance.
He was booked into the Madison County Metro Jail at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Hitt, 35, has been with the Huntsville Police Department for 7 years.
The arrest was the result of an internal investigation conducted by the Huntsville-Madison County Strategic Drug Team (STAC) and the Huntsville Police Department Major Crimes Unit.
Hitt has been suspended from active duty and placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative charges.
Hitt has been released on a $10,000 bond.
(From release) Huntsville’s first Krispy Kreme Challenge to Benefit UCP will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m.
The Challenge: Run 2 miles from the start line in beautiful downtown Huntsville to Krispy Kreme on North Memorial Parkway; Eat 1 dozen doughnuts; Run 2 miles BACK to the finish line…ALL IN ONE HOUR!
Not up to the Challenge? Join us for the 1-mile Fun Run, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, where Casual participants are invited to run, jog, walk or stroll and enjoy a few doughnuts in support of UCP! The Fun Run area will also feature a moon bounce, face painting, a visit from Chaos of the Huntsville Havoc and much more.
(From release) Free flu shot clinics are scheduled for Madison County during the next two weeks.
Shots will be given free of charge to any citizen 6 months of age and older. Shots will be administered at this time for regular influenza.
H1N1 flu virus shot clinics will be available at a later date.
The clinic locations, date and time are as follows: