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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…

Two Young Sisters Killed, Other Driver Charged

Troopers: Speed & Alcohol May Be Involved

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a Huntsville man suspected of drunken driving has been charged with murder after he was involved in a crash that killed two young Bibb County sisters. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Senior Trooper Reginal King tells news outlets that 11-year-old Niomi D. James and 13-year-old Jayla L. Parler of Brent were killed early Monday…

Huntsville Elementary School Placed on Lockdown

Authorities say a school in north Alabama has been locked down after a fight at a preschool graduation ceremony. Huntsville City Schools spokesman Keith Ward says adults got into a personal dispute at the end of the ceremony Friday at James Dawson Elementary. Police and security were called and the individuals involved in the fight were asked to leave the…

Montgomery is “Shrinking”!

Census finds it is the only big Alabama city to lose population.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – New Census data shows that Huntsville could be on track to become the state’s largest city by around 2030. The data  shows that more than 10,000 residents have been added to Huntsville since 2010. At that rate, Huntsville would pass Birmingham as the state’s largest city within 15 years. The data also shows that among the…