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Alabama Museum to Restore Full-Sized Mock-up of Space Shuttle

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville says it will restore the world’s only full-size mockup of the space shuttle along with its external fuel tank and twin rocket boosters. The project announced Tuesday will restore a display that’s been weathering outside the state-run museum in Huntsville for more than 30 years. The work is…

Huntsville chosen for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

U.S. Space Command Logo (Source: U.S. Space Command) Huntsville will now be the new permanent home of the U.S. Space Command Headquarters. Governor Ivey and several officials made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. “I couldn’t be more pleased to learn that Alabama will be the new home to the United States Space Command!,” said Governor Ivey. Governor Ivey said she was…

Huntsville School System Reopens After Cyberattack

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Students have returned to class in one of Alabama’s largest school systems after a cyberattack that shut down the system last week. Huntsville city school students still don’t have access to computers, because of that, teachers are returning to old-fashioned paper-and-pencil lessons. Classes resumed in Huntsville on Monday, a week after the attack first forced a…

Bill would remove Confederate flag from Alabama Coat of Arms

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama lawmaker aims to remove a Confederate flag from Alabama’s Coat of Arms. State Rep. Laura Hall has pre-filed three bills aimed at eliminating symbols and language associated with the Confederacy. They’ll be part of Alabama’s legislative session that’s set to start Feb. 2. Along with the Confederate flag, Alabama’s coat of arms features a…

Mazda Toyota Resumes Hiring for Production Workers

 (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing in Huntsville is gearing up for a massive round of hiring for production workers. The company announced in a news release that it will resume hiring production line employees on Dec. 7. The company is holding a Facebook live event Thursday for people to learn more about the positions. The…

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…