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Huntsville International Airport To Get $2.8 Million For Improvements

(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $2,832,113 to Huntsville International – Carl T. Jones Field Airport for apron rehabilitation.

Adult Club Owner Sentenced In Financial Transactions Case

(From release) United States Attorney Joyce White Vance of the Northern District of Alabama announced that Charles Gregory Cardwell was sentenced today on charges of structuring transactions.
Over a period of two years, Cardwell made over 100 cash deposits, in amounts just below the reporting threshold. Cardwell is the owner of two adult clubs in the Huntsville area.

Madison Youth Facing Manslaughter Charges After Fatal Crash

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(From release) The Madison Police Department has made an arrest in a traffic fatality that took the lives of a 20 year old Madison resident and her unborn child.
On August 22, 2009, a vehicle driven by David James Mears collided with another vehicle at Wall Triana Highway and Gooch Lane killing the third trimester pregnant passenger.

City Of Madison Gets Grant For New Fire Station

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith today announced a Fire Station Construction Grant (SCG) for the City of Madison. The funding, awarded in the amount of $1,415,043, was provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

HEMSI To Provide Free Blood Pressure Checks At Big Spring Jam

(From release)HEMSI to Provide Free Blood Pressure Checks at Big Spring Jam.

What: Blood Pressure Check Station at HEMSI
When: September 25-27, 2009, From Gate Opening Each Day until 7:00 p.m.
Where: HEMSI Staging Area, West Side of Parking Garage

Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (HEMSI) will be providing free blood pressure checks for the public during Big Spring Jam weekend. As part of HEMSI Care Services to promote personal cardiac health awareness, the pressure checks will be available for everyone at the HEMSI staging area on the west side of the parking garage.
For more information, visit www.hemsi.org or drop by the HEMSI staging area at the Jam.

Madison County CAJA Program Receives Funding From Washington

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced today funding for the Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate (CAJA) Program in Madison County. The funding, awarded in the amount of $13,500 by the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will be used to recruit, screen and train new volunteers and to provide ongoing training for seasoned CAJA workers.

Madison County Drug Court To Get $175,000 Grant

(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the Department of Justice will award $175,000 to the Madison County Commission to enhance service delivery and offender supervision within the Madison County Drug Court.

Huntsville Hospital To Hold 29th Annual Autumn Chase Fun Run Thursday

(From release) Area children will lace up their sneakers Thursday, Sept. 24, for Huntsville Hospital’s 29th Annual Autumn Chase Fun Run.
Each year, the one-mile run promotes health in our youth and draws more than 2,000 students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
Registration for the event is free; however, donations will be accepted to benefit Child Life Services, a program designed to comfort young patients and their families and to reduce fears that often accompany a stay at the hospital.

Heavy Rain In Atlanta Brings Diverted Flights To Huntsville

By William T. Martin
HuntsvilleNewswire

Heavy rains in the Atlanta area caused several airline flights to be rerouted to Huntsville International Monday afternoon.
According to Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority spokesperson Laura Gipson and radio reports, at least four flights originally scheduled to land at Hartsfield-Jackson International were diverted to Huntsville and landed between 2 and 3 p.m.
Two Delta flights, one from Minneapolis, Minn., and one from Detroit, Mich., were seen near the terminal.
Two AirTran planes were also seen parked near Signature Aviation.

National Children's Advocacy Center Awarded $850,000 Grant

(From relase) Congressman Parker Griffith announced today funding for the National Children’s Advocacy Center, located in Huntsville, Alabama. The grant, awarded in the amount of $850,000, was provided by the Department of Justice and will fund training funding for Child Abuse Professionals programs.

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