Author Archives: Larry Crippen

BLAINE MILAM GIVEN STAY OF EXECUTION

The Houston Chronicle reports that 29-year-old Blaine Milam, found guilty of killing his 13-month-old son in an exorcism gone wrong in 2008, was given a last-minute stay of execution Monday over evidence used in his conviction and on the issue that he may be too intellectually disabled to receive the death penalty. He was scheduled…read more »

CITY COUNCIL MEETS THIS EVENING

The Huntsville City Council meets for a regular session this evening at six. There will be a workshop at 5 PM where the council will hear about economic development initiatives. During their Proclamations and Presentations segment, the council will recognize the Alpha Omega Academy 2018 championship football team and Crime Stoppers month. The council will…read more »

DATE CHANGE FOR PARK ROAD 40 NIGHT TIME CLOSURES BETWEEN I-45 RAMPS

Instead of last night, Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps on the nights of Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM. This closure is necessary to construct drilled shafts for portions of the new northbound and southbound I-45 bridges over PR 40. The…read more »

LOWMAN STUDENT CENTER EXPANSION GRAND OPENING

A ceremony and reception begins today  from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Lowman Student Center expansion grand opening. At 11 AM the doors swing open for business, and everything the Lowman Student Center expansion has to offer will be up and running. There will people there ready to help you through the day’s…read more »

NOTE: CHANGE IN PARK ROAD 40 CLOSURE DAYS

At 4:10 this afternoon we were informed that now: Park Road 40 will be closed between the I-45 ramps on the nights of Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM. This closure is necessary to construct drilled shafts for portions of the new northbound and southbound I-45…read more »

WALKER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET THIS MORNING

Walker County Commissioners’ Court meets for a regular session this morning beginning at nine at the courthouse. Emergency Medical Services Director John Nabors will talk about approval of an invoice for a 2005 EMS ambulance and also going to an EMS billing system. Among several items, County Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss awarding a…read more »

MAN CHARGES OFFICERS WITH HATCHET IN WAL-MART PARKING LOT FRIDAY NIGHT

The Huntsville Police Department received a call of a suspicious person at Wal-Mart, located at 141 Interstate 45, around 8:45 p.m. Friday, January 11. A Huntsville Police officer arrived at 8:50 p.m. and encountered a man armed with hatchet in the parking lot. The officer began a verbal dialogue with the man, attempting to persuade…read more »

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