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Birmingham man arrested twice in 24 hours

By Sgt. Jack Self, Special to The Trussville Tribune BIRMINGHAM -- Carl Leslie Statum, 41 of Birmingham, is in the Jefferson County Jail for the second time in two days after being caught breaking into cars in Forestdale Wednesday morning. At about 4 a.m. on July 26, 2016 a deputy on patrol along Mount Olive Road stopped to help a stranded motorist. The driver, later identified as Carl Statum, told the depu ...

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Trussville named fourth most successful city in Alabama

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Trussville now boasts a new title: one of the most successful cities in Alabama. Zippia put out a survey listing Trussville as the fourth most successful city in Alabama, surrounded by other cities like Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills and Chelsea. [caption id="attachment_9191" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville historical markerfile photo by Ron Burkett[/caption] ...

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Trussville man wanted for domestic violence, burglary

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – Jerrod Pearson Bennett, 20, is wanted for multiple charges on a Jefferson County Warrant. [caption id="attachment_33285" align="alignleft" width="247"] via Crime Stoppers[/caption] Bennett is accused of domestic violence and burglary in the third degree. He is described as 5’8”, 145 pounds, and has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Bennett’s last known addres ...

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Woman wanted by Trussville PD for alleged theft

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – Debra Looney Holston, Alias Lilly, 59, is wanted on a Jefferson County warrant by the Trussville Police Department. [caption id="attachment_33282" align="alignleft" width="245"] via Crime Stoppers[/caption] Holston is wanted for theft in the first degree, and is described as 5’4” tall and 154 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Holston’s last kno ...

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Bentley to give voters chance to enact state lottery

By Megan Miller, Editor MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley came out Wednesday morning saying he wants to give Alabama voters a chance to vote on enacting a state lottery. [caption id="attachment_4268" align="alignleft" width="180"] Alabama Gov. Robert Bentleyphoto courtesy of Alabama Governor's Office[/caption] Bentley said in a video on the state’s website that voters will have the chance to vote on enac ...

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One killed after pedestrian struck on I459

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Alabama State Troopers are investigating a pedestrian struck on I459. Trooper Chuck Daniel confirms there was one fatality, but the name of that person won't be released until next of kin is notified. The accident occurred around 10 a.m. near mile marker 29 according to Trooper Daniel. More information will be provided as it becomes available. ...

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Trussville to be featured on “Hometown Focus”

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- The City of Trussville will be featured as a part of ABC 33/40’s “Hometown Focus” in November 2016. This program will include “The Talk of Alabama” producing a show within the city. Meteorologist James Spann will film a live weather segment from Trussville as well. “They’re promoting our city,” City Councilman Alan Taylor said. “They’re giving us a chance t ...

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Century-old church in Blount County catches fire

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BLOUNT COUNTY – Valley Grove Baptist Church, which is more than a century old, caught fire this morning according to WIAT. According to Pastor Jeff Logan, he believes the church is a total loss, but hopes to find a new space to use temporarily. [caption id="attachment_33265" align="aligncenter" width="225"] via Brit Moorer, Twitter[/caption] ...

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Irondale man wanted on sexual abuse charges

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports IRONDALE – Juan Carlos Cheran, 29, is wanted for allegedly committing four charges of sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old and sexual abuse by force, as well as one charge of attempted sexual abuse by force. [caption id="attachment_33259" align="alignleft" width="240"] via Crime Stoppers[/caption] Cheran is 5’7”, 155 pounds and was last known residing in t ...

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Trussville resident receives prestigious honor at Jefferson State

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Jefferson State Community College honored Trussville resident Erin Georgia for her exceptional academic achievements at a reception on Wednesday, July 20. Georgia was recently named one of the top 20 community college students in the U.S. She also recently became a member of the 2016 U.S.A. Today Community College All-Academic Team. The reception was held o ...

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