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  • Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms.

    Little Tikes recalls 540,000 swings after injuries

    (CNN) — Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms. On Thursday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure pink toddler swings. The recall includes swings manufactured in the United States from November 2009 through May 2014 with model number 615573 molded on the back of the […]

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    Huntsville approves new entertainment district in Campus 805 area

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-The Huntsville City Council approved a new arts & entertainment district Thursday night. The Butler Green district covers an area between Clinton Avenue & Hall Avenue, which includes Campus 805 at the old Stone Middle School and the surrounding property. The new district means that patrons can drink alcohol out and about through the area.  The alcohol must be in a designated plastic cup, and it must be during certain hours.  That includes: -Thursday:  5 p.m.-11 p.m. -Friday-Sunday:  12 p.m.-11 p.m. […]

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    Madison County Sheriff’s Office answers questions on proposed gun bill

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office wants to continue the conversation about Alabama Senate Bill 24. Over the weekend, Sheriff Blake Dorning released a statement calling SB 24 an attack on the safety of the law enforcement. Alabama Senate Bill 24 would, in part, repeal the current statute that requires a permit, issued by the sheriff of the county you reside, to allow for the full concealment of a handgun on your person or in a vehicle. Sheriff Dorning said currently […]

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    Power Project: Leaks in duct work can cost homeowners big

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Duct repairs. It’s not something you necessarily think of when homeowners are looking at the energy efficiency of your home. But maybe they should. “People don’t realize that their duct work that’s either running in their attic or through  their crawl space might not be connected as well as it should be,” explains Ruchi Singhal, CEO Founder of Nexus Energy Center. Connection points can have a lot of leakage. Those leaks need to be covered with proper mastic tape […]

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    ‘Real men provide’ billboard in North Carolina is turning heads

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC – A new billboard in North Carolina is stirring up controversy, protest and debate. It reads: “Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.” It’s located on I-40 Business West between Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Clearly, the billboard is turning a lot of heads. Some folks were even spotted getting out of their cars to take pictures. Love it or hate it — everyone has a strong opinion on the message. “I think it’s fairly accurate. Being a married man […]

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    NASA presents new findings on planets beyond our solar system

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, NASA will present new findings on exoplanets – planets that orbit stars other than our sun. The news conference will feature NASA Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen, University of Liege (Belgium) astronomer Michael Gillon, NASA Spitzer Science Center manager Sean Carey, Space Telescope Science Institute astronomer Nikole Lewis, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Planetary Science and Physics Sara Seager. The briefing is scheduled to begin at noon central. NASA is inviting people […]

  • This artist's concept shows what each of the TRAPPIST-1 planets may look like, based on available data about their sizes, masses and orbital distances. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. NASA and the Belgian-led research team announced the news Wednesday. This cluster of planets is 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. They circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter. Three planets are in the so-called habitable zone, where water and, possibly life, might exist. […]

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    Madison man sentenced for stealing more than $1 million from Huntsville non-profit

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced a former accountant with a Huntsville non-profit corporation to two and a half years in prison for defrauding the organization and the Internal Revenue Service. Reggious Sanchester Bell, 30, of Madison was sentenced on one count of federal program theft for stealing more than $1 million from the Huntsville Rehabilitation Foundation, which does business as Phoenix.  He was also sentenced for two counts of federal income tax evasion for underreporting his income […]

  • Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found murdered last week in Delphi, Indiana. They were reported missing Feb. 13, and their bodies were identified Feb. 15. (Photos: WXIN/Indianapolis)

    Indiana Police ask for help nationwide to find person who murdered two teen girls

    DELPHI, Ind. – Investigators in Indiana are asking for people nationwide to help them identify the person who killed two teenage girls. Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were found murdered last week. Investigators have released a picture and now an audio clip of a suspect, and they are asking for people to help identify the man. They believe it is also his voice, unless there is a second suspect involved. Capt. Dave Bursten with Indiana State Police said […]

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    Calphalon recalls 2 million knives, blade may break

    Calphalon is has announced a recall of approximately 2,000,000 knives. It includes the company’s Contemporary Cutlery carving, chef, paring, santoku and utility knives sold individually and in sets. The full list of recalled products can be found at the bottom of this story. The knives and knife sets were sold at J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and other stores nationwide, as well as online retailers like from September 2008 through December 2016. Calphalon has received 27 reports of finger or […]

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    HudsonAlpha announces discovery of new breast cancer gene signature

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a nonprofit genetics and genomics research institute in Huntsville, Ala., and collaborators from the University of Alabama (UAB) and the Huntsman Cancer Institute have discovered a new gene signature regulated by a specific transcription factor – proteins that switch genes on and off – that is involved in regulating processes active in triple negative breast cancer. Results from the study were published in the journal Oncotarget last December. The research was […]

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    Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed Executive Order 28 creating the Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force. The Task Force will review the state portion of taxes related to groceries and essential food products and recommend to the Governor and the Legislature changes that ensure a fair and equitable tax structure while encouraging a healthier Alabama. “My goal for this task force is to remove four percent off food items and put that money back in the pockets of […]