KSAM News

KSAM News

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES ARREST TWO AFTER CHASE

The Huntsville Item reports that while Walker County Sheriff’s deputies were on patrol around 8 Thursday morning, they spotted a stolen Hyundai with Florida license plates.

After pulling the vehicle over, and asking the driver to walk back in their direction, the suspect, 27-year-old Cortney Ivory, fled in his vehicle with 37-year-old Jessica Szleper. Following a chase, and a dispatch call, officers eventually found Ivory hiding in a bathroom of the Liberty Dialysis building. Ms. Szleper was arrested after receiving reports she had been knocking on a door at the Ridgewood West Apartments. Officers found a stolen ID in a bag that Ivory had thrown out his car window.

Both were arrested and taken to the Walker County Jail.

POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, on the night shift Tuesday marijuana was found in the 700 block of Sabrina and secured in evidence. In the 1100 block of Sycamore Avenue, John Juarez was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the 1100 block of Sycamore Avenue.

On the night shift Wednesday, in the 1000 block of Frostwood an unknown suspect discharged a firearm into a vehicle and toward a residence. In the 1100 block of Sycamore, Stanley Perkins was arrested for criminal mischief, resisting, failure to ID as a fugitive, three out-of-county warrants and municipal warrants.

JAMES COLE IS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF SAAFE HOUSE

The SAAFE House, a local organization which helps empower victims of family violence and sexual assault, has a new Executive Director—he is James Cole.

He dropped by our newsroom this week, and he explained how his organization helped people out . . . .

New SAAFE House Director James Cole will be our guest on our Around Town public affairs program this weekend.

THE HUNTSVILLE 8U PINTO ALL STARS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT IN THEIR UPCOMING TRIP TO THE PONY WORLD SERIES

You may have heard of the Huntsville 8U Pinto All-Stars and their upcoming journey to the Pony World Series in Youngsville, Louisiana.

There are many ways the community can support this special group of guys and their families. Starting with Thursday, today, July 11th at 10:00am, the boys will be set up outside ACE Hardware selling cookies, lemonade, and all-star hugs. Saturday, the team will be downtown at the farmers market selling baked goods and plants. Next Friday, July 18th, Honey’s Coffee Bar will donate half of all proceeds from all Buzz orders directly to the team.

The team is holding a 50/50 raffle throughout this week and next. Tickets can be purchased for $5 each, or 5 for $20. The live drawing will be held at Kate Barr Ross next Thursday, July 18th, at 5:45pm. Tickets can be purchased from any team parent, or on the Huntsville Youth Baseball Facebook page. A GoFundMe page has been set up where team supporters can contribute, even if you’re not here in Huntsville. 

Funds raised will go directly to the team to cover gate fees and travel expenses. They don’t have much time. The World Series takes place July 24th – 27th. 

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HEAR AN UPDATE ON WALKER COUNTY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Along with County Departments, the Boys & Girls Club of Walker County was represented at the recent Budget Workshop at the regular session of the County Commissioners this week.

It gave CEO Michelle Spencer a chance to update commissioners on how the new organization was progressing since the recent official opening of their new building . . . .

The Boys & Girls Club welcomes donations. You may donate online on their website at walkercountykids.org.

SENATOR TED CRUZ COMMENTS ON NASA’S FUTURE SPACE EXPLORATION

Our Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, addressed a committee on future NASA exploration plans as chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space this week.

He spoke in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon mission and now looks forward to NASA’s future space exploration . . . .

CONGRESSMAN JORDAN POINTS OUT NINE LIES OF OBAMACARE

On Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Jim Jordan had objections to the whole thing from the start because of what the Democrats named the hearing–”Trump’s Efforts to Undermine the ACA.”

Congressman Jordan passed along the nine lies of Obamacare . . . .