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  1. Drug suspect leads Madison County deputies on car chase before crashingRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Alabama Live

    A failed traffic stop resulted in a police chase, which itself ended in a two-vehicle crash and one drug arrest in west Huntsville. Madison County deputies reportedly spotted the suspect, Kendrick Sales, making a drug deal near Governors Drive just southwest of Memorial Parkway close to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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  2. Can Matt Massey convince Madison County commissioners Monrovia high isn't needed?: opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Last week, AL.com's Huntsville Editorial Board took the position that Superintendent Matt Massey and the Madison County School board are bound by an agreement to build a new $46 million Monrovia High School. The language of that agreement specifically requires that a large portion of $56 million in bond money made available to tackle BRAC growth be used for a new high school in Monrovia, a longstanding priority of the Madison County school board.

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  3. Huntsville GOP officials working to bring presidential candidate debate to Rocket City in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is one of the venues under consideration by Madison County Republicans for a GOP presidential candidates debate in 2016. Republican Party officials in Madison County are working to bring a debate between GOP presidential candidates to Huntsville in March 2016.

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  4. Grand jury indicts Madison County woman on manslaughter charge in connection with 2013 hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    A Madison County woman has been indicted in connection with a 2013 hit-and-run accident on Mountain Gap Road in Huntsville. Tammy Byrd Buchanan, 46, of Owens Cross Roads was indicted earlier this month by a Madison County grand jury on charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident with an injury.

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  5. Huntsville wants to turn controversial Green Mountain shopping center site into city parkRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    ... The deal is contingent on the Green Mountain Civic League raising half of the money, $125,000, by Feb. 2. Madison County Commissioners Phil Riddick and Eddie Sisk have agreed to contribute a total of $62,500, reducing the city's actual cost to ...

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  6. Teenager in Huntsville says he shot prostitute in self-defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    A Huntsville teen charged with murdering a prostitute lied to police multiple times, prosecutors said in the opening of Dominick Everson's murder trial this morning. Madison County Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann said Everson's story was contradicted by multiple pieces of evidence, including the presence of the suspected murder weapon hidden in his bedroom, ammunition under his bed and no signs of DNA from anybody else having contact with the victim before she died.

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  7. Man indicted on capital murder charge in brutal Huntsville church pantry killing of two brothersRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    A Huntsville man has been indicted in the brutal stabbing deaths of two elderly brothers who were killed while volunteering at a church food pantry in May 2013. Richard Burgin, 51, was indicted by a Madison County grand jury on a charge of capital murder and prosecutors may seek the death penalty.

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  8. More Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The State Board of Education member who represents Madison County is talking about the proposal filed Monday which could bring and end to the rezoning battle between Huntsville City Schools and the U.S. Department of Justice. She says she likes what she sees, and hopes it will move the district out from under the desegregation order.

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  9. If same-sex marriage becomes law, North Alabama probate judges ready to issue licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Alabama Live

    ... marriage licenses, whatever the law tells us to do, the constitution tells us to do, is what we'll do." Madison County issues about 2,500 marriage licenses a year, said Probate Judge Tommy Ragland, but no same-sex couple has applied today to be ...

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  10. 27th annual Huntsville classic to Feature Jay LenoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WDRM-FM Hutsville

    ... a dinner, performance and golf tournament, has become one of the most anticipated fundraising events in Madison County. Since 1989, the event has raised nearly $5.2 million and contributed significantly to the growth of Huntsville and Madison ...

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  11. 6 questions with Huntsville area mental health director on improving care by closing state hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Alabama Live

    The closing of a state mental health hospital in Decatur last week should lead to improved care for less money, says a Huntsville mental health official. Brian Davis, chief executive officer of WellStone Behavioral Health, formerly the Mental Health Center of Madison County, said the announcement on Jan. 13 that the North Alabama Regional Hospital was closing in June this year was not a sudden decision but a work in progress to stop funding an outdated facility.

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  12. Taking Action: Easy ways to protect yourself against building fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... ask for half or 3/4ths of the amount, or all of it, reconsider the deal. Lynn Kilgore with the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association, has further advice: "They need to be asking for is a Certificate of General Liability Insurance and ...

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  13. Join Rotary Club for annual Gala Dinner-Dance and Silent AuctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Join the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville for a spectacular Gala dinner-dance and silent auction at the Westin Hotel at Bridge Street to raise funds for the benefit of the children of Huntsville and Madison County.

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  14. Alabama Supreme Court rejects lawsuit against UAH official over Amy Bishop shooting rampageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Alabama Live

    Wrongful death lawsuits accusing a top UAH administrator of negligence in the months leading up to Amy Bishop's 2010 campus shooting rampage , were properly dismissed the Alabama Supreme Court ruled today. The court affirmed the decision by a Madison County judge last January that granted summary judgment to former University of Alabama in Huntsville Provost Dr. Vistasp Karbhari.

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  15. Huntsville police make multiple arrests in connection to drug trafficking, prostitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Alabama Live

    ... and Tawanna Prince, 30, with trafficking in heroin and trafficking in marijuana. They were both booked in the Madison County Jail on a $200,000 bond. Drug gents also executed a search warrant in the 2600 block of Bonita Circle. According to ...

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  16. 14 candidates, so far, seeking to become Madison County District JudgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Alabama Live

    Former Madison County District Judge Alison Austin, who now serves on the Madison County Circuit Court. Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline to turn in applications for consideration of a vacant Madison County District Court judgeship.

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  17. Craft brewers talk Alabama beer boom, potential for jobs, tourism in Huntsville and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Alabama Live

    "When craft beer in the United States as a whole outsells Big Red Budweiser, there's something there," Broadhurst said. What exactly fueled Madison County to produce the highest per-capita volume of craft beer breweries than any other in Alabama? The area's growing high concentration of scientists, engineers, artisans and manufacturers seems a rational possibility.

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  18. Superintendent Matt Massey must move forward with Monrovia high school: opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Alabama Live

    New Madison County Superintendent Matt Massey's attempt to put his foot down over a longstanding plan to build a new Monrovia High School appears to be a giant misstep that could stifle the county school system's ability to handle growth. Massey says the system can't afford to operate a new high school at current funding levels, but plenty of others disagree.

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  19. Light snow expected across parts of north Alabama tonight; some accumulations possibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Alabama Live

    After originally expecting that there would be no accumulation from possible light snow tonight in north Alabama, it's been upgraded to a possibility. The National Weather Service forecast office in Huntsville is allowing for a dusting of snow to up to a half-inch in higher elevations of northeast Alabama.

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  20. New test scores show students in Madison County rank among best and least prepared in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Alabama Live

    North Alabama 10th-graders fared better than the state average on their ACT Plan tests last year, but, considering Alabama's statewide scores, that is not necessarily good news. District-wide scores for Madison County's three school districts show that, with the exception of one high school, fewer than half of their students met the educational standards in science and math.

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