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New plans unveiled for Pinson Public Library

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- Thursday night's council meeting was a banner one for the Pinson Public Library. In addition to being given a prestigious award, plans for the new library at the Rock School were unveiled. Work on the project could conceivably begin as early as three months from now. The first priority is to install a new roof. Erik Hendon of Hendon Huckstein Architects said roofing work could begi ...

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Shelby County woman dies in Sunday crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY --According to the Alabama State Troopers office, A single-vehicle crash at 2 p.m. on Sunday has claimed the life of a Shelby County woman. Wendy Etress Johnson, 55, was killed when the 2004 Ford Explorer she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Johnson was transported to Shelby Baptist Hospital where she later died of her injuries. The cras ...

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Murdered single mother is area’s 3rd domestic homicide in 3 months

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --On Friday, 42-year-old Melinda Searight was found dead inside an apartment at Colonial Village at Trussville on Meadows Drive in Irondale. Searight had been beaten and shot in her apartment which is tucked into an area between The Pinnacle and Lowe's. Her boyfriend, 36-year-old Anthony Lanier Kelly, was arrested and charged with murder by the Irondale p ...

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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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