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KSAM News

CORONAVIRUS & TESTING UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of Thursday, April 8th, yesterday, DSHS, hospitals and clinics report 1,559 active cases of Coronavirus with 70 fatalities among members of the community.

Free Curative testing kiosks are located at 125 Medical Park Lane. All testing is by appointment only through Curative.com daily from 8 AM until 5 PM. To find additional COVID-19 Test Sites, go to Curative.com.

COUNCILMEMBERS CONSIDER A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION FOR EXPANSION OF A SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITY

At Tuesday’s regular session of the Huntsville City Council, Councilmembers held a Public Hearing on a Conditional Use Permit Application for a self-storage facility on property located at 20 FM 1791.

Huntsville City Planner Armon Irones addressed councilmembers on the facility . . . .

He also filled councilmembers in on the Planning Commission results of a review of the application . . . .

Councilmembers also heard from Scott Lewis, CEO of the Spartan Investment Group, who were applying for the Conditional Permit.

They also heard from their Director of Construction, Aaron Saunders . . . .

Councilmembers approved the Conditional lUse  Permit Application.

CITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR ADDRESSES COUNCIL ON ISSUES OF FEBRUARY’S ICE STORM

At this week’s Huntsville City Council session, Emergency Management Coordinator for the City, Adam Winningham, addressed councilmembers as he narrated a slide presentation on the winter storm that spread through Huntsville and Walker County in February.

He said they set up the Emergency Operations Center at 6 PM on Sunday, February 14th . . . .

Transportation for those needing it and a check on local fuel availability ensued . . . .

Mr. Winningham commented more on tracking issues during the storm . . . .

They opened up the Storm Shelter and Library as warming centers during the severe winter freeze. Major Streets were treated for ice accumulation by the Streets Department. The City also allowed water customers to dispute charges for water because of pipe breaks in the City water system. There was about $80,000 in damage to City facilities, which will be covered by insurance, with a $2,500 deductible. What occurred during the ice storm in February will act as a guide for city officials on what to do in future similar weather situations in the City.

CORONAVIRUS & TESTING UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of Wednesday, April 7th, yesterday, DSHS, hospitals and clinics report 1,591 active cases of Coronavirus and 70 fatalities among members of the community.

Free Curative testing kiosks are located at 125 Medical Park Lane. All testing is by appointment only through Curative.com daily from 8 AM until 5 PM. To find additional COVID-19 Test Sites, go to Curative.com.

POLICE NEWS

In Huntsville Police news, looking back several days:

On Friday, a couple of cases of criminal mischief resulting in property damage were reported: one in the 1300 block of 14th Street and the other 1500 block of 11th Street. A theft was reported in the 600 block of Palm. In the 1900 block of Sycamore, Antonio Moore and Talisa McCarty were arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

On Saturday, a theft was investigated in a store in the 100 block of I-45. A case of property damage involving criminal mischief was reported in the 7300 block of State Highway 75 South.

On Sunday, an unknown suspect threatened a person in the 2600 block of Milan. In the 300 block of Gospel Hill, Annette Davidson was arrested on a theft warrant.

On Monday in the 1500 block of 11th Street, a vehicle was stolen. In the 200 block of State Highway 75, Susan Boston and Jamie Palmer were arrested on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, theft with two previous convictions and criminal trespass. In the 400 block of State Highway 75, Ricky Cotton was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and the unlawful carrying of a weapon. In a case of criminal mischief, a person’s vehicle was damaged in the 600 block of I-45 South. A known suspect assaulted a person in the 500 block of Vicki Drive. In the 100 block of FM 147, a vehicle was stolen . In a case of aggravated assault in the 600 block of Ryans Ferry Road, an unknown suspect shot a person. In the 100 block of Broadmoor Drive, an unknown suspect used a victim’s information to file for unemployment. In the 2800 block of Lake Road, a known person entered a victim’s bedroom without consent. In the 100 block of State Highway 30 East, Raymond Pace was arrested for possession of marijuana.

CORONAVIRUS & TESTING UPDATE

The Walker County Office of Emergency Management reports that as of Tuesday, April 6th, yesterday, DSHS, hospitals and clinics report that there were 1,582 active cases of Coronavirus and 70 fatalities among members of the community.

Free Curative testing kiosks are located at 125 Medical Park Lane. All testing is by appointment only through Curative.com daily from 8 AM until 5 PM. To find additional COVID-19 Test Sites, go to Curative.com.