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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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VIDEO: Miss the 4th of July fireworks? Here you go

By Tribune Media TRUSSVILLE --Did you miss the fireworks finale from the Fourth of July Freedom Celebration? Check out the video below by the Tribune's Ron Burkett. [box type="info"][/box] [caption id="attachment_32709" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville Freedom Celebration. Photo and Video by Ron Burkett/The Trussville Tribune[/caption] ...

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I-59 crash between Trussville and Springville kills one

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SPRINGVILLE --A single-vehicle crash on Interstate 59 at 12:20 p.m. on Monday has claimed the life of a 56-year-old man., according to the Alabama State Troopers office. Billy Wayne Brewer, 56, was killed when the 2003 Yamaha motorcycle he was operating left the roadway and struck a tree. Brewer, of Indiana,  was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on I ...

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BBJ ranks Trussville City Schools 5th best in metro area

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --The Birmingham Business Journal released a ranking for school systems in the metro Birmingham area last week. The ranking was based on standardized test scores and listed the top 15 systems. Trussville City Schools ranked fifth based on the scores, behind Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Homewood and Hoover, respectively. The third grade Reading and Math ...

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Birmingham homicides up 26% in 2016

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --At 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, Birmingham police discovered the body of a middle eastern man who had been shot to death on Oporto Madrid Boulevard South.  The discovery launched a homicide investigation, the 53rd in the city this year. “It’s unfortunate that a family in our city will begin the holiday weekend with such terrible news. Now we have to find out ...

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UPDATED: 2 in jail on attempted murder charges after deputy shot

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- UPDATE: Two suspects are in jail charged with attempted murder after an officer involved shooting Thursday. Stephen Lamar Gadson was booked into the Jefferson County Jail after midnight on two charges of attempted murder. His bond totals $200,000. Antaurean Marquise Riggs was also booked in shortly after midnight on two charges of attempted murder. His ...

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Jefferson County deputy shot while serving drug warrant

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --A deputy from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was shot in the leg during the process of serving a drug search warrant in southwest Birmingham on Thursday. The suspects then barricaded themselves in the building where the shooting occurred. UPDATED: Suspect at-large [caption id="attachment_29803" align="alignleft" width="225"] Jefferson Count ...

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