The family of a woman who was killed in an explosion at the Ultratec pyrotechnics factory in north Alabama has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Reports indicate the family of Virginia Marie Sanderson filed the lawsuit yesterday. The family is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from the company. Sanderson was one of two employees killed in February's explosion at the Owens Cross Roads facility just south of Huntsville.

Downtown Rescue Mission

The city of Huntsville is working to make the holiday season special for local families.

Every year the Downtown Rescue Mission helps the homeless and families in need during the Thanksgiving holidays. The Mission provides Thanksgiving boxes filled with items to prepare a Thanksgiving meal. The boxes include a frozen turkey, stuffing, yams, a fruit cocktail and rolls.

Tonia Beverly is the Director of Events and Business Partnership at the Downtown Rescue Mission. She says that these packages give families something to be thankful for during the holidays.

Eric T. Morris [Flickr]

It might be tempting to include your best friend when you sit down to the table this Thanksgiving, but some things on your plate could harm your furry buddy.  Be careful and choose treats that are pet-friendly and will make you both thankful for tasty morsels and great companionship!

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theogeo (Lindsey Turner)

Including our pets in our holiday celebrations is something many of us like to do. Whether you're staying home or hitting the road, a little planning can help to make the holiday safe and happy for everyone!


Northwest Public Radio Tests Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish

Nov 21, 2012

If you've spent any time at all listening to NPR over the holidays, we're sure you've heard of the famous "Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish" recipe. Northwest Public Radio has put together a video on how to make the relish along with some reviews by taste testers from their station. Enjoy!

Join Alabama Public Radio on Thanksgiving Day as we feature special programming, including The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential where you can have your holiday cooking questions answered:

Thanksgiving Day:

  • 9:00 a.m.  Harvest Season from Harmonia
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Thanksgiving with Cantus

Friday, November 23rd:

Robyn Fleming

A lot of us really enjoy the Thanksgiving tradition of good food shared with our loved ones, but this holiday maybe we shouldn't share quite so much with our four-footed family members.