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  • Vice President Pence visiting Rocket City on Tuesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Vice President Mike Pence is making his way to the Rocket City next week. Pence will be in Huntsville on Tuesday, March 26th to chair the next meeting of the National Space Council at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. “For the past several weeks, our special operations division has been working on an operations plan to ensure the safety of everyone involved in this visit,” Huntsville Police Lt. Michael Johnson said. The trip is part of the […]

  • Pence visit will lead to some I-565 backups Tuesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Huntsville Tuesday is expected to cause some traffic backups on Interstate 565. Pence, the chairman of the National Space Council, will be in town Tuesday for the council’s fifth meeting. It takes place at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Huntsville police said traffic on I-565 will back up intermittently in some areas from 10-11 a.m. and again from 2-3 p.m.  

  • Boaz looking for two who left hospital after chase wreck, both considered armed

    BOAZ, Ala. – Police are looking for two people who left the hospital after being involved in a police chase and crash last week. Police said Marcus Blake Parker, 24, of Boaz, and Angela Baker Upton, 42, of Albertville, should be considered armed. Parker and Upton were thrown from a stolen vehicle that overturned during a chase on March 19, Boaz police said. They were both airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. Parker, who police said had serious injuries, left the hospital […]

  • On the job hunt? The DeKalb Ambulance Service is hiring

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — The DeKalb Ambulance Service is looking to fill multiple positions on their team. If you’re interested, you’re encouraged to stop by their main office located at 208 Airport Road in Fort Payne to fill out an application. Positions include: Part-time paramedics Starting pay is $15/hour. At DeKalb Ambulance Service, you will have the chance to be the best part of someone’s worst day and impact a life in a positive manner. We’re looking for individuals that […]

  • Step into the roaring ’20s during annual ‘Night for CASA’ fundraiser

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Aging happens to us all! Since 1979, CASA of Madison County has been helping our aging and homebound neighbors to remain independent, safe, and a part of our community. Their mission is to provide volunteer services to assist with the unmet needs of aging and homebound (those persons of all ages who are wheelchair or bedbound) individuals that allow them to remain in their homes and age in place. They accomplish this mission through the installation […]

  • Sheriff: Inmate damages at Marshall County Jail are estimated at more than half a million dollars

    MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The cost to fix damage done by inmates inside the Marshall County Jail is estimated at more than half a million dollars, the county sheriff said Monday. Sheriff Phil Sims said a quote to fix the damage done is an estimated $502,000. Sims said the damage didn’t happen overnight, and the repairs are needed to get the jail back into the shape it needs to be in. The commission meets Wednesday. Hutcheson said there is money […]

  • Man charged with running from Boaz police

    BOAZ, Ala. – An Oneonta man is facing several charges related to a police chase over the weekend. Anthony Lira, 23, led Boaz police on a chase Saturday afternoon around 3:15 p.m., according to the Boaz Police Department. Officers tried to pull Lira’s car over, but he drove off as an officer approached his car. Police then chased him south on Highway 431, where they said he began throwing drugs out of the car’s window. Lira’s car lost a tire […]

  • Madison County EMA switches their emergency notification platform

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Technology is often the best resource when safety agencies in our area need to get important information quickly to the public. Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is making a full switch from Nixle alerts to a new platform called ‘CivicReady’.  Similar to Nixle alerts, these alerts will be delivered to your phone and email but there are other benefits. “This software is going to offer us a little bit more technology. One, it does have the […]

  • Cullman Regional offering free Prostate Cancer Screening

    CULLMAN, Ala. – According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1 in 9 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Cullman Regional will offer free Prostate Cancer Screenings on Wednesday, March 27th in the Cullman Regional Urology Clinic. While the screenings are free, an appointment is required. Schedule an appointment by calling the Cullman Regional Urology Clinic at (256) 737-2177. Cullman Regional’s screenings offer the opportunity to check your risk for prostate cancer through a PSA test and a […]

  • Single vehicle crash claims life of Blount County woman

    DECATUR, Ala. – A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of an Oneonta woman, according to police. Police say that Brandy Leigh Collum, 43,  struck a tree while driving on the left side of the roadway on Blount County 1. The crash happened on Sunday at approximately 5:20 p.m. on March 24th, according to the report. Collum, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to St. Vincents Hospital where she later died from her injuries, according to officials. Alabama State […]

  • ATF and state fire marshal’s office investigating fire at Gurley church

    GURLEY, Ala. – Sunday, Fire crews from Keel Mountain, Owens Cross Road, Central, Big Cove, and Gurley were called to a fire at Mt. Pisgah Seventh Day Adventist Church just after 2 p.m. in Gurley Gurley Police, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and HEMSI were also called to the fire. No injuries were reported. Church services at Mount Pisgah are on Saturdays, but the pastor and some church members were in the building Sunday afternoon for a regularly scheduled board […]

  • Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels talks gas tax and lottery bill

    The Alabama Legislature is now well into the regular session. However, the special session is where the state gasoline tax was raised. Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels has a couple of thoughts about raising the tax to pay for infrastructure repair and construction. “I think what many may not be aware of… the numbers started out at 26 cents and we were able to get it down to ten cents. I feel that it is reasonable. I know that […]

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