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  • Verizon call center in Huntsville set to close in July

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Verizon Wireless plans to close its Huntsville call center this summer. That’s according to our news partners at AL.com. The closure is expected to take place by the end of July. According to the report, more than 600 employees will be offered the option of working from home while 140 others will be relocated to other offices in the area. Home-based employees telecommute and support customers with similar tools as if they were working from a traditional call […]

  • Judge sentences Carai Cortez for killing 3 in a DUI crash on I-565

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Thirty years. That the sentence handed down by Judge Dennis O’Dell for Carai Cortez. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to multiple counts of murder in the DUI crash deaths of a young mother, her child and boyfriend. The wreck happened in May of 2016. Officers say the car driven by Cortez was traveling west in the eastbound lanes when the collision happened. Cortez was taken to the hospital in serious condition, Benjamin Johnson, 21, Alexa Hannig, 22, and her son, Hayden […]

  • Madison City Schools propose redistricting plan, public hearing planned for next week

    MADISON, Ala. – Zoning lines for some Madison City Schools could be moving for the 2018-2019 school year. Superintendent Robby Parker introduced the plan Thursday night. The school system is calling this a modest rezoning plan, as it would only reassign roughly 200 students – less than 2% of total enrollment. The proposal would require the school board’s final approval in March, but first, the school system wants to hear from parents. School leaders have scheduled a public hearing for […]

  • Alabama postpones execution for inmate Doyle Lee Hamm

    ATMORE, Ala. — Alabama has postponed a scheduled execution, saying there is not enough time to prepare the inmate before a death warrant expires at midnight. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61,  was scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday, but the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution while it considered Hamm’s request to block it. The court ruled about 9 p.m. that officials could proceed with the execution. Prison spokesman Bob Horton said there was insufficient time to […]

  • Threatening message in bathroom prompts investigation at Sparkman Middle School

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Officials with Madison County Schools are investigating a threat at Sparkman Middle School The school tells us there was a threatening message written in the bathroom. School principal, Russ O’Rear send an alert out to parents this morning alerting them of the threat. He says school administrators and school resource officers are investigating. He also says additional deputies are at the school to help. O’Rear has told parents they are allowed to check their children out […]

  • Power outage repaired in Madison City

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police and Huntsville Utilities say power has been restored to most of the city. The power was out from Nick Davis Road south to Highway 20 and from County Line Road east to Jeff Road. Huntsville Utilities asks anyone who still has a problem to report the issue by calling 256-53-LIGHT (535-4448).

  • Madison Police say runaway teen has returned home

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison police say Victoria Postlewait has returned home. Investigators say she is safe. Police asked us to share Victoria’s picture yesterday in hopes that she would be found. Thanks to all who shared her information.  

  • Law enforcement agencies remain on high alert as vague threat circulates on Facebook

    “Yes SHS is the school I want.” That’s a portion of a threat circulating on Facebook. And that threat has school systems and law enforcement agencies across the nation on high alert. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was the first local agency we noticed addressing the vague threat. The agency’s tweet referenced an article in Oregon that also talked about the threat. Officials in Oregon apparently determined the threat to reference a school in Ohio. There may be some Facebook […]

  • Madison Police announce arrest for making a terrorist threat

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Police say they have arrested a juvenile for making threats against a Madison City School. The arrest comes after officers received a tip on its Text to Protect Tip Line. Officers say they received the tip on Monday regarding a possible threat. Officers, detectives, and school resource officers identified a juvenile who was then arrested on Tuesday. Madison Police say they cannot release any further information because of the age of the person arrested. We do […]

  • City council approves borrowing $131 million for improvement projects, Toyota-Mazda incentives

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville City Council approved the borrowing of $131 million for public improvement projects and incentives for the Toyota-Mazda Project.  The vote came during a special-called council meeting Wednesday afternoon. The money comes through the sale of general obligation warrants.  That includes: $69 million for Toyota-Mazda land acquisition, Norfolk Southern railway spur, Greenbrier Parkway acceleration $10 million for parks, greenways, and recreation $7 million for Von Braun Center $22.5 million for roads $13.5 million for libraries, community […]

  • School officials confirm threat made against Buckhorn High

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County parents are expressing concerns after threats were made against Buckhorn High School to happen on Wednesday, February 21. We received numerous messages and calls from worried parents and students. Madison County School officials confirmed the threats on their social media page saying they are aware of the potential threat and have alerted law enforcement.   Extra law enforcement officers will be on hand Wednesday.

  • Student at Albertville High School arrested, accused of having gun on school property

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – An 11th-grade student at Albertville High School has been arrested. Police say he had a pistol in his locked vehicle while on school property. Investigators say the male student was taken into custody by school resource officers at school on Tuesday. The teen is charged with Persons forbidden to Possess a Pistol and Carrying a Pistol without a License. He was taken to the Coosa Valley Juvenile Detention Center at the request of Juvenile Probation Authorities. A hearing […]