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One at large after shooting in Center Point

By Megan Miller, Editor CENTER POINT -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 500 block of 16th Terrace NW in Center Point. Deputies were called to the location around 5:45 p.m. Thursday to reports of gunshots fired. They arrived to find a 23-year-old woman on the front porch of a residence suffering form a gunshot wound to the chest. She was transported to t ...

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Two airlifted to hospital after accident on I65

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports [caption id="attachment_26134" align="alignleft" width="275"] (file photo)[/caption] ALABASTER -- A traffic accident on I65 near Alabaster has sent two people to the hospital. The accident involved a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle near mile marker 237. Both drivers were airlifted to UAB Hospital. The accident occurred shortly before noon on Thursday, and th ...

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Parking situation in Trussville Springs again crops up at Council meeting

By Megan Miller, Editor The Trussville Springs development was yet again a hot discussion topic during Tuesday’s Trussville City Council Meeting. In trying to accommodate the needs and concerns of multiple parties, Mayor Gene Melton determined that painting designated fire lanes in the development was the best course of action to take. The Trussville Fire Department reviewed the situation and put together a ...

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Tuscaloosa’s finest hour

By Scott Buttram, publisher Commentary TRUSSVILLE --Tuscaloosa, Alabama has seen some glorious moments in history. More, some may say, than her fair share. The city has played host to U.S. presidents on several occasions. National champions have paraded through her streets with embarrassing frequency. With the winds of civil rights blowing directly in his face, Tuscaloosa News publisher Buford Boone penned ...

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For meteorologist James Spann, 2011 tornado hit home

By Drew Taylor, The Tuscaloosa News TUSCALOOSA --On April 27, 2011, James Spann stood in front of a green screen at the ABC 33/40 studio in Birmingham for hours reporting about the tornadoes sweeping through Tuscaloosa and the rest of the state. However, it would be months before the popular meteorologist would make his way back to Tuscaloosa, where he grew up. When he finally did come, one of his first vis ...

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Cici’s Pizza coming to Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- The people of Trussville can now rejoice over a hot slice of pizza, as Cici's Pizza will now be housed where Gulf Seafood has sat empty for the last six years. According to the company website, the pizza is made with dough that’s made from scratch daily in every one of the restaurants. In addition to pizza, Cici's offers a salad bar, soups, flatbread, ...

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Alabamians who gamble ‘want their money to stay at home’

By Steve Flowers, Special to The Trussville Tribune As the budget hearings began for the 2016 Legislative Session in January the largest Powerball lottery sweepstakes in American history was playing out. It was one of the biggest news stories of the year, thus far. Legislators were hearing the same song second verse that they heard last year. The General Fund is about $200 million short. If the money is not ...

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Trussville 10-year-old to compete in national memory competition

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – A Trussville fifth-grader is participating in a national memory competition, boasting a $10,000 prize for the winner. Malyn Smith, 10, is one of 16 finalists in the National Memory Master Competition. [caption id="attachment_30624" align="alignleft" width="200"] 5th grader Malyn Smith is one of 16 finalists in the National Memory Master Competition. (Submitted Photo)[/ca ...

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Trussville resident travels to North Korea to run half marathon

By Megan Miller, Editor Trussville resident Andy Bass embarked on a new and exciting adventure in April, running the Pyongyang International Half Marathon in North Korea. Bass said a few years ago he’d started exercising, trying to gain weight, and quickly realized that his body type would not allow that. It was then that Bass decided to take up running for exercise, and it’s been a love affair that’s conti ...

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March for Babies to raise funds for programs, research for premature birth

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM -- More than 3,000 people are expected to participate in the Annual March for Babies on April 30. [caption id="attachment_30616" align="alignleft" width="300"] Participants in the 2015 March for Babies line up to start their 2 mile walk (submitted photo)[/caption] The event, which will take place at Uptown Park and Entertainment District, is projected to raise nearly $700, ...

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