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Birmingham raises minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, legislature races to stop the move

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --A race of policy and politics is underway, pitting city against state in regard to raising the minimum wage in Birmingham. Ultimately, it may be Birmingham's lack of a daily newspaper that decides the winner. The Birmingham city council had previously passed an ordinance to raise the local minimum wage to $10.10 in two steps with the final jump coming in Ju ...

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Clay mayoral candidate arrested on misdemeanor charges

From Trussville tribune staff reports CLAY --Kenneth Frank Galbreath was arrested Wednesday morning on a warrant for third degree criminal trespass related to an incident that allegedly occurred between February 16 and 19. [caption id="attachment_28977" align="alignleft" width="245"] Clay mayoral candidate Kenneth Galbreath arrested on misdemeanor charges.Photo via JeffCo Sheriff's Office[/caption] Addition ...

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Authorities seek Pinson man suspected in gun theft

From Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON --Authorities are seeking help in locating Stanley Brooks Dodd, 37, of Pinson.   Dodd is wanted for failure to appear, unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 210 lbs. [caption id="attachment_28972" align="alignleft" width="243"] Stanley Brooks DoddPhoto via Crime Stoppers of Metro Birmingha ...

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Larger section of wall collapses on downtown Birmingham building, bricks fall 9 stories

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Birmingham police had closed down 20th Street South between 3rd and 4th avenues Wednesday morning after a larger section of wall on the former Liberty National building collapsed overnight, according to Michael Oder of WIAT. [caption id="attachment_28963" align="alignleft" width="300"] A larger section of wall on downtown Birmingham's Liberty National build ...

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2 from Trussville charged in gun theft

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Benjamin Laith Puckett, 30, and Lauren Nicile Huie, 25, both of Trussville, were charged last week with second degree theft in connection to a gun allegedly stolen from Nichols Outfitters in Pelham, according to Lieutenant Pat Cheatwood of the Pelham Police Department. Puckett is also charged with possession of a firearm and is being held on a $15,000 bond. ...

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Elevated storm risk, flash flood watch for Jefferson, St. Clair counties

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --On Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Birmingham raised the storm risk to "elevated" and issued a flash flood watch early Tuesday morning for most of central Alabama. including Jefferson and St. Clair counties, effective from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon. A system passing through late Tuesday could produce tornadoes, high winds ...

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Gatekeeper awards presented at 2016 Chamber of Commerce annual banquet

From Staff Reports Recipients of the prestigious Gatekeeper awards presented during the Trussville Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Saturday, were Bill Roberts in the individual category and Eddie Seal / Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens in the group category.   [caption id="attachment_28916" align="alignleft" width="300"] Eddie Seal of Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens was named ...

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Jeffco man killed after using app to track stolen iPhone

From Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --A 23-year-old Jefferson County man is dead after being shot twice in the chest outside of a church on Sunday night. Police believe the shooting occurred after he used an app to track down his iPhone which had been stolen from his vehicle, Carol Robinson reported. Police are searching for a suspect driving a late model gold Nissan Maxima with chrome ac ...

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Annie Ruth Stack

Annie Ruth Stack, age 88 of Birmingham, passed away on February 19, 2016. She was a graduate of Woodlawn High School. Annie was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Ruth Rhodes and brothers, Roy Allen Rhodes, Jr. and J.W. Rhodes. She is survived by her three daughters, Janie Egan, Donna Wiggins (Ricky) and Leigh Stack; three sisters-in-law, Lena Rhodes, Margauerite Rhodes and Bettye Jo Stack; four grandc ...

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1 dead, 3 wounded in Jefferson County shooting, 2 gunmen fled scene

From Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY–One man is dead and three others are hospitalized after an argument erupted and two men pulled guns and began shooting Saturday night.  Authorities said the two suspects were still at large. One 37-year-old victim was transported to the hospital where he later died. His name is being withheld pending notification of family. The other three victims remai ...

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