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Alabama Man to Finish 1,000-Mile Walk at Floyd Memorial

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption courtesy: ABC News MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Alabama man plans to complete a 1,000-mile protest walk at the site where George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis on Sunday. Terry Willis, who is from Huntsville, started walking towards Minneapolis on June 2 after seeing a video of Floyd’s death. Floyd died…

Space Camp Resuming in Huntsville After Virus Shutdown

 (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Space Camp is resuming at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville after shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Officials say a scaled-back version of the popular program will resume Sunday as students arrive for a week of hands-on lessons and activities related to space travel. Fewer campers than normal will…

Slain Alabama Officer’s Father Also Died in the Line of Duty

(Source: Huntsville PD) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was killed during a drug enforcement operation and say the man’s father was also a Huntsville police officer who died in the line of duty. Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray said Saturday that Billy Clardy’s father died in 1978. AL.com reports that the father died…

Alabama Man Accused of Biting Off Woman’s Finger in Fight

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man has been arrested after police say he bit off a woman’s finger during a fight. News outlets report that 48-year-old Shay Michael Thome of Huntsville was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree assault. Police say the victim knows Thome’s wife, and some men tackled Thome after the woman was bitten. A jail booking…

DUI Charges Against Alabama City Councilman Tossed

Former Huntsville City Councilman/Magistrate

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The case of an Alabama city councilman accused of driving under the influence has been expunged, or cleared from the legal records. News outlets reported that a judge in Huntsville signed an order late last month expunging the charges against City Councilman Will Culver. Culver said he could not talk about the case. He had been…

Gun Manufacturer Misses Hiring Target

City giving Remington more time to hire promised workers. New deadline is 2022.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Officials in a north Alabama city are giving a gun maker three more years to meet job quotas in an incentive deal. The Huntsville City Council on Thursday approved the extension for Remington Outdoor Co. Remington got $69 million in state and local incentives when it announced the plant in 2014. In return the company was…

Huntsville City Councilman Charged with DUI

 A city councilman in Alabama has been accused of driving under the influence. News outlets report Madison County Jail records show 57-year-old Will Culver was booked into the jail early Sunday morning on a DUI charge. Culver represents Huntsville’s District 5. Culver is also charged with driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to signal and improper lane…

Senator Doug Jones Applauds Toyota-Mazda Selecting Huntsville for New $1.4 Billion Manufacturing Plant

Washington D.C. – Automakers Toyota and Mazda today announced they will invest $1.4 billion dollars to create a new manufacturing plant in Huntsville. The new plant, which is expected to be operational in 2021, will create 4,000 jobs. “The Toyota and Mazda decision to select Huntsville as the new location for their joint auto plant is both a testament to Northern Alabama’s…

Verizon To Add 300 Full-Time Jobs At Alabama Call Center

Verizon says it plans to hire up to 300 full-time employees throughout 2017 at its Huntsville call center. Al.com reports the wireless communication company will hold an onsite career fair Saturday at its Huntsville facility. According to Monday’s announcement, career fair attendees will have the opportunity to network with recruiters, leadership and employees from the customer service department and take…

Boeing Bringing About 400 Jobs to Alabama

Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced Boeing plans to add approximately 400 new jobs to the Huntsville area. “Since Boeing first came to Alabama in 1962 joining our efforts to put man on the moon, our partnership has been a strong one and it continues to grow,” Governor Bentley said. “A University of Alabama study found that Boeing’s presence in…