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The Huntsville Item reported this morning that Tuesday afternoon Huntsville Police found skimming devices at Pookie’s Exxon on 11th Street next to the Walls Unit. The devices had been positioned in two of the gas pumps there.
Skimmers are devices that illegally record credit and debit card information for use in making fake credit and debit cards. The devices were removed from the station.
HPD Lt. Jim Barnes said, “We encourage people to contact HPD and file a report if they notice discrepancies in their bank or credit card accounts and to immediately cancel them.” He also advised people to monitor their accounts on a daily basis and check where you pay at the pump for tampering.
The Huntsville City Council announced Parliamentary Law Month at Tuesday’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council.
Professional Registered Parliamentarian Kay Crews was on hand to make a special announcement about Huntsville City Secretary Lee Woodward….
Walker County Fair activities are getting underway.
Fair spokesperson Colt Christian stopped by our newsroom to update us on the livestock shows . . . .
We talked with Interim City Manager Aron Kulhavy Wednesday and asked him how the recent drainage work the City had completed had held up during that extremely heavy downpour last week . . . .
Mr. Kulhavy added that they would not be able to address any issues on private property.
Tuesday, Trumps EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced some Obama administration emission standards will be rolled back. . . .
A report from Townhall news said that Monday evening, the National Institute of Immigration, which is in charge of Mexico’s internal migration, reported that they planned to disband the caravan of emigrants headed toward the U-S by today. However, a delegate from the Institute was reported to have told a reporter from the BuzzFeed News organization that the government of Mexico was not giving into “pressure” from the U-S.
During lunch with Baltic State government leaders, the president addressed reporters about the situation and talked of handling issues at the border with military help . . . .
Walker County Sheriff Clint McCrae informed Walker County Commissioners Monday at their special afternoon session that his office’s current RMS system, or data-sharing system with governmental entities, will expire in 2021. The sheriff said his office recently found out there are grant funds available for this. . . .
Commissioners approved the sheriff’s request.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 6:17 am, a 911 call came in for a possible vehicle fire that was believed to be an accident on the 100 block of FM 2989. Once the Huntsville Fire Department arrived on scene and distinguished the fire, a body was discovered deceased in the vehicle, at which point, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division along with the Texas Rangers were contacted.
At this time it is not considered to be an accident but an intentional act. Walker County Sheriff’s Office has not been able to identify the victim who appears to be a White or Hispanic male, 5’10”- 6’1” feet tall, approximately between 20 to 30 years of age.
Walker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the victim.
If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at (936) 294-9494 or the Sheriff’s Office at (936) 435-2422.
Huntsville Head Start’s Virginia Danforth informs us that Huntsville Head Start will be having a Field Day on April 27th . . . .
At Monday’s Easter Egg Hunt at the White House, President Trump took a little time to brag on the economy and the recent increased spending for the military . . . .