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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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Jefferson County BOE director charged with having sex with student, possession of child pornograpy

JEFFERSON COUNTY --Brett Kirkham, human resources director for Jefferson County Schools, has been arrested on charges of school employee engaging in sex act with student in Jefferson County and Tuscaloosa. He was also charged with possession of child pornography in Tuscaloosa. The arrest warrant was issued Thursday. As of this afternoon, Kirkham was in custody at the Tuscaloosa County Jail. He is expected t ...

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Emery Star Owens

Emery Star Owens, passed away at two months old in Talladega County on June 28, 2016. She was a member of Church of the Highlands. Emery was a fighter from the day she was born. She was full of life. She came into this world as “Mommy’s best friend” and “Daddy’s girl”. In the short time we were blessed with her she loved to cuddle and smile. She loved her big brother and tummy time. Her funeral service will ...

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Keri Vernon Muth

Keri Vernon Muth, age 38, of Trussville, AL passed away on June 28, 2016. [caption id="attachment_32530" align="alignleft" width="209"] Keri Vernon Muth[/caption] Keri was born in Port Huron Michigan. Her father served in the U.S. Army so she did a great deal of traveling throughout her childhood. She graduated from East Limestone High School in 1997 in Athens, AL and later attended Calhoun Community Colleg ...

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Keri Vernon Muth

Keri Vernon Muth, age 38, of Trussville, AL passed away on June 28, 2016. Keri was born in Port Huron Michigan. Her father served in the U.S. Army so she did a great deal of traveling throughout her childhood. She graduated from East Limestone High School in 1997 in Athens, AL and later attended Calhoun Community College where she majored in Business. Keri was a National All Star Cheerleading Champion. She ...

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William Walter “Bill” Shelnutt

William Walter “Bill” Shelnutt, August 23, 1936 – June 28, 2016. Bill was a husband, father, grandfather, friend to all who knew him, and a leader of young men and women nonpareil. [caption id="attachment_32523" align="alignleft" width="225"] William Walter “Bill” Shelnutt[/caption] Bill was born in Birmingham, and was graduated from Woodlawn High School where he played for the City and County championship ...

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