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Man struck and killed on I-59

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --A 55-year-old man was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler on Friday at 11:47 p.m. Police said the man appeared to have been in the roadway when he was struck. The incident occurred at the 109 mile marker in the southbound lane, according to the Bessemer police, who are investigating. The tractor-trailer had minor damage, but the driver was not inju ...

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Multiple crashes reported on I-59

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --Gary Daniel of the Alabama State Troopers said in a statement Saturday afternoon that troopers are working multiple crashes on Interstate 59/20. "Alabama State Troopers are working multiple crashes on I-20/I-59 in between Bessemer and Tuscaloosa County line," according to the statement. "The first crash was northbound near mile marker  118 with an ...

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Theft suspect may be in Grayson Valley area

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --Law enforcement authorities are searching for a man wanted on theft charges who may be in the Grayson Valley area. Taylor Chad Johnston, 30, is wanted for second degree theft in Jefferson County. Johnston is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 150 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. [caption id="attachment_30581" align="align ...

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Celebration of Life for Cody “Big Country” Cole set for tonight

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON --A Celebration of Life in memory of Cody "Big Country" Cole is planned for Saturday at 6 p.m. at Pinson Valley High School. Michael Dakota Cole, known to friends as Big Country, died from injuries suffered in a head-on collision last week. His family and friends have planned the celebration, complete with a parade, to be held at the high school he graduated ...

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Auburn nightclub shooting leaves 3 dead

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports AUBURN --According to multiple media reports, Auburn police are investigating an overnight triple homicide.  Early Saturday morning, three people were shot to death at an Auburn nightclub. Auburn detectives have confirmed that the shooting took place at Mr. D's on Miracle Drive/ Lee County Road 83. WSFA in Montgomery reported that Auburn police said gunfire was stil ...

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First Baptist Church of Trussville’s pianist tapped for Cliburn competition

By John Herr, Alabama NewsCenter When you play music simply for the passion of it, recognition is unexpected — which makes it all the more impressive. Kevin Grigsby, Birmingham Division market specialist for Alabama Power, has been selected to play at the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 19-25. Named for the late Van Cliburn, an American piano prodigy who became ...

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Irondale mother beaten to death, police issue BOLO for suspect

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports IRONDALE --An Irondale mother was beaten to death on Friday morning with her teenage daughters in the next room, according to Carol Robinson. Robinson reported that the 42-year-old mother was found by her daughters who called police. [caption id="attachment_30566" align="alignleft" width="128"] Anthony Lanier Kelly wanted by Irondale police.Photo via Irondale police ...

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30 submit names for vacant JEFCOED board seat

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --Thirty applicants submitted their names for consideration to fill the Jefferson County Board of Education seat left vacant by the sudden death of Dean Taylor. The board released the names this week. Friday morning, board members sent in their top three candidates to board president, Jacqueline Smith. She will compile this information and narrow do ...

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Kidnapped, beaten and abused woman rescued by Jeffco deputies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --A silent 911 call alerted law enforcement to trouble at a Jefferson County residence. When deputies arrived, it was a hand signal in a window from a kidnapped, beaten, and abused woman that brought about a rescue. Just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a non-verbal 911 call from a residence in the 9500 block of Burney Camp Road in ...

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Kmart in Trussville closing

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Sears Holdings announced on Thursday that the company will close 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer. The Kmart in Trussville on Chalkville Road is on the list along with three other Alabama stores, including Homewood, Decatur, and Mobile. The Sears in Oxford will also close. [caption id="attachment_30556" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville ...

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