Archive for the ‘Local’ Category
(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced committee approval of the fiscal year 2010 Defense Authorization bill. Included in this bill is $12 million for the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) Explosive Ordinance Exploitation (EOE) Complex, located at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. The bill will now go to the Senate floor for consideration.
By Willaim T. Martin
Huntsville police hope they have solved a string of apartment burglaries in west Huntsville with the arrests of two local men.
According to HPD spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts, Tarojee Reid, 21, and Jermaine Sleeper, 27, both of Huntsville, are each facing multiple counts of burglary and theft and are currently being held in the Metro Jail.
By William T. Martin
A Morgan County man is in the Metro Jail facing robbery charges after police said he held up a south Huntsville bank earlier this week.
According to HPD spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts, Maxie Doyle Evans, 32, of 2855 Rescue Road in Lacey’s Spring was arrested by investigators from the HPD and FBI.
Huntsville police have charged a man in connection with the shooting death of an A&M student last Friday at a local nightspot.
According to a release from HPD Sgt. Jon Turis of the Major Crimes Unit, Huey Lovell Kennedy, 22, of Birmingham was charged Thursday with murder in the death of Deangelia Bell, 23.
Police found Bell in a vehicle in the parking lot near Club Focus on Country Club Drive shortly after 2 a.m. Friday June 19.
She was taken to Huntsville Hospital with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead a short time later.
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(From release) Investigators in the Huntsville Police Department’s South Precinct have arrested and charged two Morgan County men in connection with a rash of auto theft cases involving Chevy/GMC pick-up trucks and SUVs that have been occurring over the past seven months in south and west Huntsville.
Investigators obtained a video of a stolen truck last week that led to the identification of two suspects.
(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced funding today for the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parking and Public Transit. The Department of Transportation awarded the grant in the amount of $2,439,917 through the Federal Transit Administration.
(From release) THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009, FROM 8:00 P.M. UNTIL 8:00 A.M FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL WILL BE CLOSING THE INTERSECTION OF BLUE SPRINGS ROAD AND MASTIN LAKE AT 8:00 PM ON THURSDAY, JUNE 25 AND WILL REOPEN THE INTERSECTION PRIOR TO 8:00 AM ON THE MORNING OF FRIDAY JUNE 26TH.
(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), ranking member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee (CJS), announced subcommittee approval of the fiscal year 2010 CJS Appropriations bill. The legislation includes funding for several projects in Alabama. Following today’s action by the subcommittee, the bill will now go to the full Appropriations Committee for consideration.
By William T. Martin
Police are investigating a bank robbery which occurred Wednesday morning at a south Huntsville bank.
According to an email release, a white male entered the Wachovia Bank at 10007 South Memorial Parkway near Weatherly Road at 11 a.m.
Photos show the man at a teller’s window then show him leaving, possibly in a white sedan.
HPD spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts said late Wednesday afternoon the suspect was thought to be in his twenties and may have had an accomplice driving the vehicle shown in bank photos released shortly after the crime.
Roberts added the suspect displayed a handgun at the teller window.
No further information was available.
By William T. Martin
Bond has been denied for a Mexican national accused in the deaths of two teens who died in a fiery traffic collision in April.
A probable cause hearing was held Wednesday morning for Felix Dominguez Ortega, 25.
Ortega, who is known locally by at least two other names, appeared before Madison District Judge M. Lynn Sherrod.
Ortega is charged with two counts of reckless murder in the deaths of Leigh Anna Jimmerson, 16, and Tad Mattle, 19.