Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris says he's retiring on September first.
Morris made the announcement during a news conference this morning. Huntsville city officials say west precinct commander Capt. Mark McMurray will serve as interim police chief.
Morris has served as police chief since April 2012. The announcement comes a day after 48-year-old officer Brett Russell was convicted of federal excessive force and obstruction of justice charges for assaulting a suspect and filing a false report.
Auburn University has entered into a Space Act Agreement with NASA to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing.
The act was signed yesterday by Dr. John Mason, Auburn's vice president for research and economic development, along with Patrick Scheuermann, director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
The agreement will allow Auburn students to engage in NASA's missions and opportunities, investigate and develop technologies and share NASA facilities and technical expertise.
VictoryLand Casino is asking the state of Alabama to return seized gambling machines and cash as the Macon County casino looks to reopen.
Lawyers for VictoryLand filed the motion yesterday after a judge ruled against the state's 2013 effort to close the casino.
Circuit Judge William Shashy ruled last month the state’s seizure violated the principle of equal protection since other electronic bingo operations remained in business in Alabama. Shashy dismissed the state's attempt to keep 1,615 machines and more than $260,000 seized in the raid.
The Alabama Supreme Court has heard arguments on the constitutionality of a law that gives low-income families tax credits to pay for private school.
A lawyer representing individuals challenging the Alabama Accountability Act said Wednesday that it does an end run on Alabama's prohibition of using education funds to support private religious schools.
However, a lawyer representing families using the credits said it supports parents seeking education opportunities for their children, not private schools.
Thursday marks an annual event AT NASA'S Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It’s the so-called “Marshall 2014 Update.” Marshall Center Director Patrick Scheuermann will speak about the future of the center and its strong relationship with Alabama. He’ll also talk about the progression from the early Apollo rockets to the Space Shuttle to where we are now.
NASA officials say brilliant lights and loud booms reported in Alabama and Georgia were a meteor that streaked across the South.
Officials at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville said a baseball-size fragment of a comet entered Earth's atmosphere above Alabama at 8:18 p.m. Central Time on Monday.
NASA officials say the meteor traveled at a speed of 76,000 mph. They say that just three seconds after hitting the atmosphere, it disintegrated 25 miles above the Alabama town of Woodstock, producing a flash of light. Woodstock is about 30 miles southwest of Woodstock.
NASA administrator Charles Bolden is scheduled for a stop in north Alabama.
The space agency says Bolden will visit the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville on Friday afternoon.
Marshall is NASA's main center dedicated to developing space propulsion systems. Engineers there are now working on the Space Launch System, which are heavy-lift rockets being designed to take U.S. astronauts back into space.
An expert on meteors is visiting Huntsville to discuss the recent meteorite shower in north Alabama.
Marc Fries will speak at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on Thursday morning.
Fries is a specialist in finding and recovering meteorites. He still focus on an Oct. 30 shower across the state's northern counties as he talks about using Doppler weather radar to find meteorites on the ground.
Two meteorite fragments have been recovered in Winston County, near Addison.
Fries is a research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tuscon, Ariz.