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BREAKING: Bentley calls special session for state lottery, expected to fund Medicaid

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY --In a video released Friday morning, Alabama governor Robert Bentley announced that he will call for a special session of the legislature to consider a vote for a statewide lottery. The announcement had been expected for several days. According to the governor's statement, it appears the purpose of the lottery would be to fund an $85 million shortfall in ...

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NATION: Two police officers shot, 1 killed in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. --Two police officers were shot overnight in San Diego, Calif. and one has died, according to the San Diego police department. The other officer is undergoing surgery at a local hospital. According to police, the shooting took place at 3800 Boston. One suspect is in custody and police are searching the area for more suspects. [caption id="attachment_33357" align="alignleft" width="300"] A ...

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2 shot near UAB campus, 1 critical

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Two people were shot near the UAB campus on Thursday morning and one is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, according to Birmingham police. [caption id="attachment_33326" align="alignleft" width="300"] One in critical condition after shooting near UAB campus.[/caption] The shooting occurred on 9th Court South at 8th Street South. The t ...

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1 killed in I-459 crash near Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- According to the Alabama State Troopers, a two-vehicle crash at 10 a.m. on Wednesday claimed the life of a 73-year-old man. Pedestrian William Johnson, of Leeds, was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Lance Walker Hipps, 26, of Columbiana. Johnson was transported to UAB Hospital where he later died. Hipps was not injured. The crash occurred ...

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Lewis “Cooter” Simpson

Lewis “Cooter” Simpson, age 80, of Trussville, AL passed away on July 25, 2016. [caption id="attachment_33297" align="alignleft" width="203"] Lewis “Cooter” Simpson[/caption] Cooter loved his friends and family dearly and was dearly loved by all of them. Cooter had a passion for the community of Trussville the residence. He enjoyed working for the city of Trussville for several years before retiring as a pu ...

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Marjorie Setliff Holt

Marjorie Setliff Holt, age 85, of Birmingham, Alabama, died on July 24, 2016. She was born in Villa Rica, Georgia on January 31, 1931 to Walter and Eunice Setliff. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Osburne Holt, her parents, and her granddaughter, Sheila Gammage. She is survived by her daughters, Rachel (Ken) Cushing and Patty Gammage; granddaughters, Christy Gammage, Erin C. (Travis) Gr ...

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An aerial view of Trussville 1951-2009

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Aerial maps of the city of Trussville through the years provides a glimpse of the growth of the community over the last half century. Below are photos spanning 59 years from 1951 to 2009. Click on the images for a larger view. [caption id="attachment_33204" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville 1951[/caption]           ...

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1-year-old child left in hot car, fighting for life

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Police are investigating an incident after a 14-month-old child was left in a hot car where temperatures reached 160 degrees inside the car in Birmingham on Thursday, according to WBRC. The child was taken to Children's of Alabama Hospital where she was in the intensive care unit on Thursday night.  She was conscious when she was transported. Police sai ...

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VIDEO: Trussville voters hear from mayor, council candidates

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Candidates for mayor and city council seats in Trussville participated in a political forum at the Trussville Civic Center on Tuesday to answer questions related to the upcoming elections. The event was hosted by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce with Pete Blank serving as the moderator. If you missed the event or the live streaming broadcast by T ...

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Preventative Maintenance – A Year-Round Consideration – Tips from Courtesy Buick GMC

Preventative Maintenance – A Year-Round Consideration July 2016 Auto Tip from Courtesy Buick GMC Summer is coming to a close and many families are looking to take one final road trip before school starts.  To stay safe on the road, it is important to make sure your vehicle is in optimal shape for a road trip. Sam Norris, the Service Manager at Courtesy Buick GMC, recommends that vehicle owners do the follow ...

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