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The Birmingham News to close downtown print facility

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --The Birmingham News plans to close their downtown printing press and sell the property, according press release from Alabama Media Group. The three day a week publication will outsource printing to Atlanta. The Huntsville Times, which was also printed in Birmingham, will be printed in Nashville. The company said the decision was made to reduce cost and ...

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Mountain Brook woman charged with stabbing elderly parents

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MOUNTAIN BROOK --Police in Mountain Brook have charged 47-year-old Angela Hontzas with two counts of attempted murder involving the stabbing of her elderly parents at their home on Sunday. [caption id="attachment_35765" align="alignleft" width="231"] Angela Hontzas of Mountain Brook is charged with attempted murder.Photo via Mountain Brook Police Department[/caption ...

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UPDATED: All clear issued after UAB students told the shelter in place following robbery in dorm

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Tuesday evening, UAB students were asked to shelter in place following a robbery at Blount Hall on campus. At about 7:30 p.m., campus police issued and "all clear," saying they believed the suspect had left the campus. That decision didn't make everyone happy. Whitney Gilbert tweeted, "Why does UAB police always assume things are "all clear" when they h ...

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Man killed in shootings following Magic City Classic

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --According to the Birmingham police, detectives are conducting a homicide investigation following a shooting incident occurred Saturday in the 1000 block of 3rd Ave West. Demarcus Dewon Bennett, 20, of Fairfield, was identified as the victim.  Some 30 minutes later, there was a second shooting incident in about a block away in which a person was grazed b ...

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Huskies, Cougars, Indians playoff bound, here’s when and where

From Tribune Reports The first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association football playoffs are set. Hewitt-Trussville (10-0). The Class 7A, Region 4 champion, will host Oak Mountain (3-7), the fourth-place team in Region 3. The Eagles made the playoffs by finishing in a three-way tie with Thompson and Vestavia Hills, winning the tiebreaker by beating both teams during the season. The Eagles lost ...

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Indians roll over Pleasant Grove 24-7

By David Knox Tribune Sports Editor PINSON – “I was excited! I saw the ball on the ground and I said, ‘Oh, the ball’s on the ground!’ So I had to fall on it.” Nico Simmons, a junior defensive lineman, knows those opportunities don’t come very often. But the Pinson Valley junior took advantage of the one that did and lived the lineman’s dream, scoring a touchdown. That put the finishing touches on a solid jo ...

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Mikal Ashley Thompson

Mikal Ashley Thompson was a force that could turn anyone’s day from black to bright. He was a dedicated friend who would stop at nothing to keep us happy. He was also a proud and irreplaceable big brother, a loving uncle, and son. He was a fixture in the Birmingham music community which he was a part of for a very long time. He played hard and loved even harder. He had an infectious smile that would make it ...

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Deputies investigating overnight homicide

CENTER POINT --Jefferson County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting and homicide of a 39-year-old male at a Center Point apartment complex that occurred early Wednesday morning. The shooting took place at the Parkway Mirage apartments at 11800 block of Center Brook Lane, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. It appears the victim was confronted outside the back of his apartment whe ...

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Huskies’ Horn following concussion protocol

From The Trussville Tribune sports staff [caption id="attachment_35581" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chris Horn checks on his son, Hewitt-Trussville's Peyton Horn, who suffered a concussion in Friday night's game.Photo by Ron Burkett/The Trussville Tribune[/caption] TRUSSVILLE --The fans fell silent when Hewitt-Trussville's Peyton Horn was strapped to a board after he suffered a concussion in the third qu ...

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