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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dead at 74

PHOENIX, ARIZ. --Three time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74. Ali had been hospitalized recently and had fought a long battle with Parkinson's disease. "After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,” said spokesperson Bob Gunnell. [caption id="attachmen ...

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3 Friday night shootings, 2 may be related

From The Trussville Tribune BIRMINGHAM --Friday night is shaping up to be a violent one in Birmingham as police are investigating three shootings and believe two may be related. Around 7 p.m., a man was shot in the leg in the 300 block of 72nd Street North. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] Officers were ...

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Fox’s Pizza Den opens Trussville location

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The popular Argo restaurant, Fox's Pizza Den, has opened a Trussville location on Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_31814" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fox's Pizza Den in Trussville will offer delivery.Photo by The Trussville Tribune[/caption] The restaurant offers pizza, sandwiches, chicken wings, salads, desserts and Stromboli. There will also be a ...

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Political Profile of Mayor Eugene “Gene” Melton

Re-Elect Eugene “Gene” Melton for Mayor of Trussville Trussville Tribune Political Profile Eugene “Gene” Melton has served as the Mayor of Trussville for 20 years.  He is incredibly humble in many things, except the excellence that is his hometown, Trussville, AL. Mayor Melton’s vision for Trussville, now and in the future, is to make it the “best place in Alabama to live and raise a family”. “That was my v ...

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Double shooting in Clay sends one man to the hospital, suspect at large

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY --A double shooting in Clay sent one man to the hospital and has authorities searching for a white, male suspect. Just after 9:30 a.m. on Friday deputies responded to a report of two people being shot at a residence in the 6500 block of Clay Palmerdale Road. [caption id="attachment_29803" align="alignleft" width="225"] Jefferson County Sheriff's Office file pho ...

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There’s a new gamer in town

Special to The Trussville Tribune By Stephen K. Bell, Ph.D. You may have noticed a new gaming store in Trussville at 1110 North Chalkville Road, The Steel Dragon.  During my first visit, I met Mr. Tommy Yerby, owner and operator. He was friendly and well informed but was rocking slightly back and forth and spoke in a rather professorial tone, which caught my attention.  As we talked further, he explained th ...

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Two killed in Wednesday crash

WINSTON COUNTY --The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, has claimed two lives. Phyllis Callahan Carter, 67, of Athens and Chester D. Brewington, 74, of Arley were killed when the 2012 Chevrolet Impala they were in collided head-on with a 2014 Hyundai Sonata driven by Joseph Poole, 52, of Stockbridge, Ga.  Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, and Poole wa ...

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Vehicle crashes through apartment bedroom

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CHALKVILLE --Through a translator, a driver said he lost power steering and brakes before losing control of his vehicle and crashing through the wall of a Chalkville School Road apartment. The vehicle went completely into the bedroom of the apartment before coming to a stop.  A female resident was in bed at the time of the crash, but was uninjured. [caption id="atta ...

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Man identified in fatal Trussville wreck

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The man who died when his vehicle left Smith Sims Road in Trussville and crashed last Thursday night has now been identified. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] Authorities said the victim in the fatal crash is Jimmie Lee, a 73-year-old man from Moody. According to Chief Russell Ledbetter with the Trussvil ...

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Troopers investigate 11 traffic fatalities during Memorial Day weekend

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY --During the official Memorial Day holiday travel period -- between 6 a.m. Friday, May 27, and midnight Monday, May 30 -- Alabama State Troopers investigated 11 traffic fatalities, compared with the seven traffic fatalities Troopers investigated in 2015 during the same extended holiday weekend.  The crashes included four drivers, three passengers and four ...

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