City Stories

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Saving lives at 9-1-1 Center commands regional cooperation

This is the first story in a series covering the function and service details of the Huntsville-Madison County 9-1-1 Center....
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Ridealong with HPD’s new Anti-Crime Team

Two suspects are sitting on a curb, one in handcuffs. Two others stand idly by, smoking cigarettes, as police search...
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Say hello to the new Instructional Pool at the Aquatic Center

The new Olympic-sized pool is all but guaranteed to help swimmers break records, says the guy who set records in...
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Becoming an officer:
Sweating the small stuff

The Huntsville Police Department’s new Academy class is underway, with the 18-week process ending in July. We’ll regularly follow four...
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10 tips for severe weather preparation

Huntsville residents are no strangers to severe storms – particularly high winds and devastating tornados. This is the fourth and...
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After the storm: HPD’s role post severe weather events

Huntsville residents are no strangers to severe storms – particularly high winds and devastating tornados. This is the third story...
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EMA: Establishing collaboration and awareness in severe weather situations

Huntsville residents are no strangers to severe storms – particularly high winds and devastating tornados. This is the second in...
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Severe Weather: Storm preparation is serious business

Huntsville residents are no strangers to severe storms – particularly high winds and devastating tornados. This is the first in...
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The never ending challenge to save shelter pets

Dr. Karen Sheppard has been Director of Animal Services for the City of Huntsville since 2002. She has seen the...
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Becoming an officer: One step at a time

The Huntsville Police Department’s new Academy class is underway, with the 18-week process ending in July. We’ll regularly follow four...