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Jefferson County BOE superintendent one of 6 finalist for state superintendent job

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY -- At its monthly Alabama State Board of Education meeting on Friday, the BOE selected six finalists to interview for the post of Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The job became available when Dr. Tommy Bice submitted his resignation in March of this year. Bice, 61, and Dr. Craig Pouncey were to two finalists when the job last came open. ...

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Former Miss AL placed on administrative leave after calling Dallas gunman a martyr

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MIAMI, Fla. --Former Miss Alabama of 1993, Kalyn Chapman James, in a Facebook video referred to the Dallas gunman who killed five officers as a martyr. The gunman, Micah Johnson, shot and killed the officers as they protected Black Lives Matter protesters while they marched through the streets of downtown Dallas. "I value human life," James said. "And I want to feel ...

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Man with Pinson ties wanted for criminally negligent homicide

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON --Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials are looking for a man with Pinson ties and have asked for the public's assistance in locating him. [caption id="attachment_32785" align="alignleft" width="235"] William Andrew Baty is wanted for criminally negligent homicide.Photo via Crime Stoppers on Metro Alabama[/caption] William Andrew Baty, 53, is wanted for cr ...

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Sunday: Significant weather advisory issued for Jefferson County includes Trussville, Center Point, Clay, and Pinson

By The Trussville Tribune BIRMINGHAM --The National Wether Service in Birmingham has issued a significant weather statement for eastern Jefferson County, including Trussville, Center Point, Clay, and Pinson. [box type="info"]SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL 549 PM CDT SUN JUL 10 2016 ALZ024-025-102315- JEFFERSON AL-SHELBY AL- 549 PM CDT SUN JUL 10 2016 ...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ...

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National: “Credible threat” made against Dallas police

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports DALLAS, Tex. --Multiple media sources are reporting that a group from Houston has made a "credible threat" that they intend to kill Dallas police officers. DPD has activated the SWAT unit. Police have asked the media to stop broadcasting from the police department and shut down roads in the area. [box type="info"] Search has concluded. — Dallas Police Depart (@Dalla ...

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STATE: UPDATED -Deputy shot in Randolph County, gunman killed

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports RANDOLPH COUNTY --UPDATE- The stand-off with law enforcement that left a deputy wounded is  over. The suspect is dead and the hostage, believed to be the suspect's wife, is unharmed, according to Deputy Larry Clarke. Chuck Daniel of ALEA said the suspect dies of a self-inflicted gunshot. REPORTED EARLIER - A Randolph County sheriff's deputy was shot during a domesti ...

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UPDATED: NWS issues hazardous weather outlook for Jefferson, St. Clair, Blount counties

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports   BIRMINGHAM --The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a hazardous weather outlook on Saturday for the northern two-thirds of Alabama, including Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount counties. There is also a heat advisory in effect until 9 p.m. Isolated severe thunderstorms could develop with afternoon heating and some storms could produce wind gusts u ...

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Community “overwhelms” Trussville police with support

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --"They've just been pouring in," Captain Jeff Bridges said. "Parents are bringing in their kids, businesses are coming by.  The outpouring of appreciation has just been overwhelming." In the aftermath of five officers being gunned down in Dallas, Tex. on Thursday night, four with the police department and one with Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Trussvill ...

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Tuscaloosa musician shot during Avondale robbery attempt

By Stephanie Taylor, The Tuscaloosa News BIRMINGHAM --A well-known Tuscaloosa musician was shot in the back in an attempted robbery as he left a music venue in Birmingham early Thursday, Stephanie Taylor of The Tuscaloosa News reported. Ronnie Lee Gipson, 28, was treated for the gunshot wound at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. He was shot at 12:49 a.m. while he and his girlfriend were walking to his vehicle aft ...

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Beverly West Turner

Beverly West Turner, age 80, of Trussville, AL passed away on July 6, 2016. She was a graduate of Philips High School, and later graduated from Birmingham Southern with a BA and then received her Masters from the University of Alabama. Beverly studied abroad in Costa Rica, and taught, as well. She retired from Jefferson County Schools after several years of service as a Spanish teacher. She was a member of ...

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