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    SMD Symposium: Filling the wide range of needs for the military

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It’s the last day for the Space and Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center South Hall. One thing all the companies had in common: They are all there to service the military. Their wide range of products proves that. Companies go to a lot of trouble to have attractive display booths. Some of the gear is cutting edge, while others are a bit more basic – like the instrument masts sold by Conact, a company […]

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    Exhibitors fill the VBC South Hall for the SMD Symposium, get a 360-degree view

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Tech companies from all over have converged on the Von Braun Center. They’re all hoping to gain military contracts by showing off some of their newest technologies. More than 100 companies have display booths open for the viewing. Many of which have items on display for hands-on interaction. The fun begins before you even walk into the display hall. Companies and schools alike are participating. The display area is open and free to the general public, as […]

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    Tuscumbia Police: Charged bank robber now in custody in Colbert County on $100,000 bond

                        Update: The following message is from Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan: “Robber delivered to Colbert county jail around 8 p.m. tonight. Our personnel went and picked him up after he waived extradition. Under a $100,000 bond.” Ratcliff has been charged with robbery. — — — Tuscumbia Police say officers are heading to northeast Mississippi to talk with the man they believe robbed a credit union on Wednesday. Investigators say Justin Nathaniel […]

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    DEA declines to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana

    (CNN) — Marijuana will remain a schedule l controlled substance, which declares it has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” the Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday. This keeps the drug in the same category as heroin and cocaine. The announcement is in response to two recent petitions asking the agency to reconsider this designation for the benefit of scientific research. The decision is based on a “scientific and medical evaluation” conducted by the US Food […]

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    Man pulled from Huntsville motel pool overnight

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A case that started with a man stumbling on North Memorial Parkway ended with that man being pulled from a motel pool. Alabama A&M Police say officers noticed a man stumbling on the busy highway around 3:00 a.m. Thursday. They were in the process of checking on him when they say he disappeared. The officers called Huntsville Police in to help with the search. Ultimately, he was found in a pool at a nearby motel on Memorial […]

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    Athens Police make arrest in Facebook ‘yard sale’ robbery, assault

    ATHENS, Ala. – Athens Police say they have arrested the man and charged him with theft of property and assault. Taylor Jon Nichols is accused of taking a woman’s cell phone and dragging her while driving down the road. Officers say a caller tipped them off after learning of the Facebook yard sale robbery late Tuesday afternoon. The caller gave officers the names and address of the person involved. An investigator went to the home to talk with the man […]

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    What’s in the Water? Lawrence County family believes toddler’s cancer due to water concerns

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – A Lawrence County woman is fighting mad. Two years ago, her son was born with advanced cancer of the liver; his first year of life was a constant fight for life. Now, she says she believes she knows why it all happened. Kaiden began developing symptoms when he was only three weeks old. Doctors thought it was bronchitis, but it just kept getting worse. An emergency trip to Huntsville Hospital revealed the frightening truth – a […]

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    UPDATE: Highway 20 cleared after train derailment in Decatur

    DECATUR, Ala. – Crews have cleared Highway 20 near Tennessee Valley Recycling in Decatur. This after a train derailment had traffic down to one lane in each direction for hours this morning. Officers say the derailment happened around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Crews called in heavy equipment to lift the derailed cars back on the tracks. While there are still two cars derailed in the area, but crews will continue to clear the tracks completely. Decatur train derailment update: the tracks […]

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    Delta airlines cancels some Tuesday morning flights day after equipment failure

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Delta Airlines says it is “thinning” Tuesday morning’s schedule to “reset” the airline. Nearly 250 flights are being cancelled. The airline says the cancellations are helping them to “reset the operation and get crews, aircraft and other operational elements in place to take care of customers.” “We were able to bring our systems back on line and resume flights within a few hours yesterday but we are still operating in recovery mode,” said Dave Holtz, Senior Vice […]

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    UPDATE: Delta flights now able to leave HSV, flights from Atlanta still grounded

    d ATLANTA, Ga. – Delta airlines says a power outage in Atlanta has impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide. The website says customers should expect large-scale cancellations today. In fact, Delta has published a waiver for customers planning to travel August 8-12.   The company is asking for patience as they work to resolve the issue “as quickly as possible.” “We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to […]

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    UPDATE: Capshaw Road back open to traffic after morning wreck

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police says Capshaw Road is back open to traffic after being blocked by a wreck. The road was closed down between Balch Road & Wall Triana Highway for roughly an hour.  

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    Today: Governor Bentley in Tennessee Valley for announcement, groundbreaking

    TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. – Governor Robert Bentley has plans to be in the Tennessee Valley for two different events; a big announcement at Huntsville International Airport, and groundbreaking in Florence. First, at Huntsville International Airport, the Governor will join area leaders and community partners for will gather at the terminal building and ticket counters at 10:00 a.m. All we know about this is there will be “a big announcement.” WHNT News 19 will be there and plans to live stream […]