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Counties in north Alabama shut down travel as snow, ice cover roadways

Following days of subzero temperatures, an afternoon wintery mix of snow and ice on Monday caused several north Alabama counties to shut down their roads due to treacherous traveling conditions.

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Some Birmingham flights canceled during deadly winter storm, other flights delayed across the state

As Christmas vacationers depart Alabama airports, they could be faced with flight delays and cancelations due to the severe winter storm that carried extremely low temperatures and icy conditions to many areas of the United States this weekend.

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Homeless man sleeping in Huntsville dumpster saved after garbage truck pickup

A homeless man sleeping inside a dumpster got a rude awakening Monday when a garbage collection truck came around.

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Facebook pauses construction of $1.5 billion data center expansion in Huntsville, potentially due to metaverse failures

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced the expansion of a data center in Huntsville earlier this year. Now, after construction has already started, the company is changing plans.

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Redstone Arsenal talks expansion, Ukraine aid during annual update

Redstone Arsenal, which already manages $50 billion in federal funds and employs around 43,000 people among its various agencies, gave its annual update Thursday on how it has grown and plans to continue expanding. 

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Self-proclaimed Alabama man arrested for 'slavery'-type human smuggling from Mexico

A man who says he's from Huntsville will likely be sent back to Mexico after a crash that revealed he was driving Mexican nationals to different states for work and forcing them to pay him, police say.

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Huntsville Mayor Battle touts 'national accolades,' future investments in State of the City address — 'Experiencing growth and development like we’ve never seen before'

A capacity crowd gathered at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on Tuesday to hear Mayor Tommy Battel give his State of the City address for 2022 where he highlighted the Rocket City's rapid growth and "quality of life investments" in infrastructure.

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Huntsville approves $9 million to repave over 100 roads

Drivers in Huntsville got some good news recently when the Huntsville City Council approved repaving more than 100 roads.

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Huntsville approves medical cannabis dispensaries

The Huntsville City Council has voted unanimously to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate inside the city limits.

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Huntsville falls slightly, still leads Alabama cities in housing index

Huntsville dropped from 15th to 28th in the Fall 2022 edition of the Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets Index released Tuesday.

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Huntsville takes 'cautious' first step in introducing ordinance for medical cannabis dispensaries

The Huntsville City Council introduced an ordinance Thursday evening to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate within the city limits.

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Huntsville City Council passes resolution to clarify stance on abortion law

The Huntsville City Council approved a resolution Thursday to deprioritze investigating pregnancy outcomes in light of Alabama’s newly authorized abortion law.

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Huntsville considers zoning options in 'measured' approach toward allowing medical marijuana dispensaries

Like several other cities in Alabama, Huntsville is looking into allowing medical cannabis dispensaries, but not without first carefully considering zoning options.

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Pro-abortion rally held in Huntsville as city leader touts effort to flout state ban

A group of pro-abortion demonstrators gathered in Huntsville on Saturday to join in the “Women’s Wave” day of events taking place in cities around the country to protest abortion restrictions ahead of the midterm elections.

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Huntsville parents incensed by middle school survey asking about gender identity and parent's political views

Huntsville parents are outraged after a teacher gave out a questionnaire that asked students about their gender identity, body modification and their parent’s political views.

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Huntsville City Council asks Alabama Legislature for discretion in issuing citations for misdemeanor offenses

The Huntsville City Council passed a resolution last Thursday requesting the Alabama Legislature amend the state code to restore police discretion regarding how to handle misdemeanor offenses.

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From near death to eternal life: His Way recovery program is saving lives in Huntsville

Reclaim. Rebuild. Restore. That’s what His Way, located in Huntsville, is all about. The Christian-based non-profit is using all of its resources to help men and, in some cases, women recover from addiction.

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Going old school: entertainment venues use old public school facilities

Campus 805 in Hunstville used to be a public middle school. Now, the facilities are home to a diverse array of entertainment venues such as breweries, bars, restaurants and even an arcade, axe throwing range and an indoor golf simulator.

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Parks and Rec Departments honored during Parks and Rec Month

July is Parks and Recreation Month, and Parks and Recreation departments around the state plan to use the month to celebrate their parks and the employees that run them.

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing in Huntsville to hold a community appreciation event today

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA has already created and will continue to create thousands of direct advanced manufacturing jobs as well as supplier jobs in north Alabama. These are sought-after careers that will provide wages Alabamians can live on with global companies that consistently invest in their workforce and communities. Toyota and Mazda’s monumental presence in Alabama highlights how our state leads the nation in the automotive manufacturing industry,” Nicole Jones said.

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Lockheed breaks ground on new missile facility in Huntsville

The 25,000 square foot Missile System Integrated Lab facility is a $16.5 investment in Huntsville for Lockheed Martin. The company is adding 200 additional jobs to its North Alabama workforce this year.

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Foley firm awarded NASA facilities engineering design, inspection services contract

NASA has awarded a facilities engineering design and inspection Services (FEDIS) II contract to Foley-based Vanguard Pacific LLC. The company will provide architect and engineering design services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

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Huntsville’s Space and Rocket Center receives largest donation ever

Jared Isaacman was only 12 years old in 1995 when he attended Huntsville’s Aviation Challenge Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Now, he has announced the largest-ever donation to the center.

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AL-5 GOP hopeful Dale Strong says 'fight is not over' on Space Command HQ relocation to Huntsville decision

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Strong said the fight to keep the Air Force's plans to relocate Space Command Headquarters to Huntsville was not over.

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Huntsville Mayor Battle looks to improve on top 'Best Places to Live' ranking

Last month, Huntsville topped the U.S. News 2022-2023 "Best Place to Live" rankings. However, according to Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, there are still areas needing improvement.

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp Celebrates 40 Years

This year is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp’s 40th anniversary.

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'He murdered her and set the house on fire': Huntsville fire was murder-suicide, family says

Details are emerging regarding the house fire that authorities now believe may be a murder-suicide, which family members have confirmed.

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