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    Limestone County looking to borrow money to keep from depleting savings

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The money’s there, but the reserves would be low. That’s according to Limestone County Commissiong Chairman Mark Yarbrough. He says his goal is to keep a sable financial balance while finishing the last of several major projects. “We pulled so much money out of reserves to pay for those, our reserve balance has dwindled down,” says Yarbrough. “We went from $12 million in reserves in 201 to $5 million by the time I took office.” The courthouse […]

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    Bob Jones Band members surprised with new equipment truck

    MADISON, Ala. – The Bob Jones Band is now rolling in style when it travels to games and competitions. The Band Boosters surprised the students with a custom-wrapped, 48-foot semi-trailer. The delivery happened Thursday afternoon during marching band practice. The truck will be used to transport the band’s instruments to and from all games and competitions. The boosters also bought a smaller trailer for excess equipment. Before this purchase, the band had to rent two trucks to transport equipment for […]

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    Shooting in Huntsville sends two to the hospital

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A shooting just after midnight sent two people to the hospital. Emergency crews were called to the 4300 block of Baywood Drive in Huntsville to check out a report of two people being shot. The victims tell investigators they were sitting in their truck near the intersection of Andros Drive and Triana Boulevard when a man approached them. They say the man tried to rob them then started shooting. Both the driver ans passenger were shot in […]

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    Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach canceled because of TS Hermine

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – The Gulf Coast Jam has been canceled because of Tropical Storm Hermine. Mayor Mike Thomas says safety concerns over the high winds associated with Tropical Storm Hermine could compromise the staging equipment. The festival’s Facebook Page confirms the information saying: With an excess of five inches of rain and sustained winds up to 40 miles-per-hour expected on Thursday night, the overnight wind storm will create a hazardous situation that requires the stage and festival tents […]

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    3 rescued in Ditto Landing area, search for 1 other person continues

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Morgan County Rescue Squad says it is now in charge of a recovery operation on the Tennessee River. Earlier this morning Huntsville Police, HEMSI and rescuers from several different teams were searching for missing boaters. The Huntsville Madison County Resque Squad pulled three people from the water safely. Teams are still looking for one other person. As part of a mutual aid agreement, Huntsville called in rescuers from Morgan and Limestone Counties as well as Lacey’s Spring water […]

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    Color Run scheduled for this weekend in downtown Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Color Run is returning to Huntsville; this year with a “Tropicolor” theme. There’s still time to register, and, thanks to Arts Huntsville, you can save money on your registration. The run is scheduled for September 3, 2016 on Clinton Street. Waves begin at 8:00 a.m. and leave every few minutes until 8:30 a.m. If you’re interested in participating, but don’t want to run, Arts Huntsville is still looking for volunteers. You can volunteer by signing up […]

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    Huntsville Police investigate early-morning shooting on Greenacres Drive, search for shooter continues

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they are looking for the man who drove up to someone on Greenacres Drive and shot that person. The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. Emergency crews took the man in his early 20s to the hospital for treatment. Investigators say they are looking for a black Honda seen leaving the area to the north. Witnesses have told police one man is inside the car. Huntsville Police ask you to call investigators if you know […]

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    NTSB: Loss of fuel pumps may have caused deadly Tuscaloosa County plane crash

    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. – The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on an airplane crash that killed six people. It happened Sunday, August 14 in Northport. The report says the pilot first reported a fuel pump failure and requested a diversion to the nearest airport at 11:11 a.m. A short time later, the pilot then reported the airplane lost the other fuel pump. The airplane hit some trees approximately 1,650 feet before the approach to the end […]

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    Police: Man commits suicide on UAH Athletic Fields

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say they were called to the UAH campus by a man threatening suicide. When they arrived, they say they found a man with a single gunshot wound to his chest. It happened on the University Park Athletic Fields around 3:00 a.m. Monday morning. Emergency crews pronounced the man dead at the scene. They haven’t identified him yet; have only said he’s in his 50s. Huntsville Police and UAH Police are investigating the incident.

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    New Jersey Transit driver killed when 2 buses collide in Newark intersection

    NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey transit driver was killed and multiple injured when two buses collided, forcing one to flip over and apparently be partially split at a Newark intersection Friday morning. One bus appeared to have T-boned another. A bus driver was found dead when medics arrived, an EMS source tells WHNT News 19’s sister station PIX11. It was not known which bus the driver was in. One bus is on its side, and the top appeared partially split. Multiple ambulances […]

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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 […]