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22 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Search crews rescue stranded 'tubers' from Flint River early Labor Day morning

Search crews in Madison County rescued two people from the banks of the Flint River early Labor Day morning, AL.com/The Huntsville Times' news partner WHNT-TV 19 reports .

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Yesterday | Alabama Live

Take a break this Labor Day holiday with visit to free small business expo in Huntsville

The Center for Personal & Professional Excellence of Huntsville will host the event from 2-4 p.m. on 4804 University Drive.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Huntsville, AL

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama death row inmate Jason Sharp seeks new trial in 1999 rape-murder

Jason Sharp is led from Judge Laura Hamilton's courtroom by Madison County Sheriff deputies after being sentenced to the death penalty on Sept.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Alabama, Prison, Death Penalty

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Alabama Live

This day in Huntsville history: Pro-gun protesters greet congressman's appearance

U.S. Congressman Bud Cramer speaks at the Washington Update Luncheon sponsored by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce in 2005 20 years ago: U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer got a preview of what he'll likely face during his re-election bid this fall when about 20 anti-gun control protesters picketed his campaign kickoff.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Symphony, Arts

Alabama Live

Man shot during 'domestic violence incident' at home off Old Railroad Bed Road in Harvest

The Madison County Sheriff's Office says a man was shot early Saturday morning at a home off Old Railroad Bed Road.

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Related Topix: Harvest, AL, Magnolia Springs, AL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Alabama Live

Mystery solved: Meet Joyce Smith, transcriber of Huntsville's Green Mountain Braille Trail

Just one of many fun facts Huntsville's resident Braille transcriber, Joyce Smith, shared with me during my visit at her lovely abode last week.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

Hazel Green woman sues 'rogue deputies' for excessive force in backyard dispute

HUNSTVILLE, Alabama - Joanna Atnip was on her back porch in Hazel Green last summer, arguing with her adult daughter when two Madison County Deputies came through the fence.

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Related Topix: Hazel Green, AL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Huntsville, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

With 'Tent City' closed, Huntsville's homeless scattered

It's been more than two months since homeless people in Huntsville living in "Tent City" were told to leave.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

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The Mental Health Center of Madison County is hoping to help more people who need it by changing its own name.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

Madison County strays on decline; spay/neuter project has 1,855 fewer unwanted pets impounded

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The stray pet population is dropping in Madison County, and the discount spay and neutering program that helped that decline seeks more dollars to do more snipping.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Huntsville man says he's bugged by lack of county pest control

We have asked Madison County Health Department leaders how and when they determine who will receive a mosquito spraying service, after a concerned viewer said pest control hasn't visited his street all year, despite his constant phone calls to them.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

Four counties since 1900 have sent the most governors to Montgomery:...

Baldwin County, a growing southern county chock full of Republicans, has never sent a governor to Montgomery.

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Related Topix: US News, Baldwin County, AL, Huntsville, AL, US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Mobile Medical Unit on a roll

Since 2011, Huntsville Hospital's Mobile Medical Unit has been on a roll. The 39-foot long converted RV has been racking up the miles, crisscrossing Madison County while staff members offer free community-based health screenings.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Defense contractor set to move into Redstone Gateway

It's soon to be out with the old location and in with DRS Technologies' new setup outside the Redstone Arsenal.

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Related Topix: Redstone Arsenal, AL, Huntsville, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Huntsville Mayor: Developer tried to bully city into changing road plan

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle accused developer Louis Breland of trying to bully the city into changing road plans in connection with a development planned for Zierdt Road and Interstate 565 in Madison.

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Related Topix: Madison, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

Madison County OKs nearly $500K contract to design Blake Bottom overpass at Research Park Boulevard

Construction of the overpass at Blake Bottom Road and Research Park Boulevard got a step closer today as the Madison County Commission approved a design contract.

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Alabama Live

Judge sets hearing in child sex case DA's office says it cannot prove

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A Madison County judge has set an October hearing date in a child sex abuse case that the district attorney's office has told the court it cannot prove .

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

Community Awareness for Youth Back-to-School celebration in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - More than 3,000 youth and their parents flooded the Jaycee's Building and fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, for the annual Community Awareness for Youth Back-to-School Celebration.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Madison, AL, Family, Teenagers

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Alabama Live

Jennie Robinson and Walt Hennessee in runoff for District 3 Huntsville City Council seat; Bill Kling easily wins 8th term

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - South Huntsville voters are torn over who they want to represent them on the City Council for the next four years.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Madison Co. commissioner refutes claim Remington move not politically motivated

Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong fired back after New York's governor called Remington's decision to relocate from his state to Huntsville unrelated to gun control laws.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

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