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(From release) BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 & ENDING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010 THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WILL BE CLOSING MERIDIAN STREET BETWEEN MONROE STREET AND CLEVELAND STREET BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 AND ENDING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010.
(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced funding today for Carl T. Jones Field at Huntsville International Airport. The grant, awarded in the amount of $2,832,113, will provide funds to rehabilitate aircraft loading and fueling ramps.
By William T. Martin
Officials from the Huntsville Police Department and Madison District Attorneys Office expressed both sadness and confidence in the wake of Friday’s conviction of a former Huntsville Police Officer on a felony weapons charge.
Wesley Little was found guilty of possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.
He was acquitted of three other charges; evidence tampering, possession of a controlled substance, and filing false reports.
The weapons charges is a Class C felony and carries a sentence of 1 to 10 years imprisonment.
(From release) Robert William Janezic II, 48, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama to receiving and possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Joyce White Vance announced in a statement Friday.
According to the indictment and plea agreement the Huntsville man, between about March 15, 2008, and Feb. 25, 2009, received and possessed child pornography.
By William T. Martin
The 14th annual Oktoberfest opened Thursday evening on post at Redstone Arsenal.
Garrison Commander Robert Pastorelli oversaw the tapping of a keg of German beer, the traditional event marking the start of festivities.
The event runs through Sunday and features rides, food (including German), music (including German), and of course, beer (definitely German).
The times for the event are as follows:
Friday, 5 p.m. – 1a.m., Admission $13
Saturday, 12 p.m. -1 a.m., Admission $13
Sunday, 1-8 p.m. Admission $10
The festival is open to the public and visitors should use Gate 10.
Oktoberfest 2009 will be held on the Arsenal Activity Field near the intersection of Patton and Aerobee Roads.
(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith made the following comments Thursday regarding the President’s decision to abandon plans for a long-range missile defense shield in Europe:
“The initial information that the White House is canceling our plans to construct interceptors in Poland and our radars in the Czech Republic is disturbing.”
(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala), made the following comments regarding President Barack Obama’s decision today to cancel plans for a missile defense system that would have been based in Poland and the Czech Republic:
(From release) The 16th Annual Trail of Tears will travel through Madison County on Saturday, September 19, 2009.
The ride will enter Madison County on Highway 72 East at Gurley between 8:45 and 9:00 AM and continue west into Huntsville some time between 9:15 and 9:30 AM.
The ride will travel onto I-565 and continue westbound until it exits I-565 at Exit 8 and travels north on Wall Triana Highway and then west on
(From release) With record crowds expected in this year’s Big Spring Jam, preparations continue for all possible weather conditions throughout the three day outdoor festival.
According to Chief Henry Reyes, the department’s Command and Control Center will be located in the center of the park site and will integrate all public safety agencies such as Police, Sheriff’s, Fire & Rescue, EMA, HEMSI and the National Weather Service.
(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith announced today a grant for the Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation, Inc. to conduct research on hurricane intensity information that has until now gone unstudied. The grant, awarded in the amount of $731,250, will be used to provide support to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).