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Single vehicle crash kills 1 teenager, injures another

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BREMAN -- A single vehicle crash on Saturday has claimed the life of a teenager and injured another. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] Whitney Renee Cotton, 17 of Cullman, was killed when the 2005 Mitsubishi Gallant she was a passenger in left the roadway and struck a tree. Cotton was not using a seatbelt, so she was ...

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Chipotle, Casa Fiesta the latest additions to Trussville dining choices

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Dining options in Trussville are expanding rapidly and each newcomer to the restaurant scene is touting "fresh" as their model cuisine. Panera Bread, Jimmy John's, and Zoe's Kitchen -  all known for their fresh food options - are in negotiations with Blackwater Resources to locate in the Homestead Village shopping center currently under construction on ...

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ALEA promotes driving, boating safety during Independence Day weekend

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune MONTGOMERY -- With the Fourth of July drawing near, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is encouraging Alabama citizens to make sure to stay safe while traveling, grilling out and shooting fireworks. ALEA is also participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, as well as the Operation Dry Water campaign. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, headed by ...

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Coroner identifies charred body found in Birmingham; cause of death still unknown

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – UPDATE: The Jefferson County Coroner has identified the victim if 2016's 50th homicide as 30-year-old Demarko Cortez Devan Harris. The cause of death has not been released at this time. ORIGINAL: The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after an incident on Friday, according to Lt. Sean Edwards. This is the 50th homicide i ...

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Trussville woman wanted for impersonating police officer

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The Birmingham police are looking for a Trussville woman who is wanted on charges of theft and impersonating a police officer. [caption id="attachment_32326" align="alignleft" width="239"] Beth Marie Speicher Waldrop.Photo via Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama[/caption] Beth Marie Speicher Waldrop, 37, is wanted for first degree theft from a person and im ...

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Two wanted for use of stolen credit card in Center Point

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are working to identify two suspects that used a stolen credit card. The credit card was used at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Center Point Parkway on May 23. It is believed the same suspects also used the same stolen card at the Dollar Tree, also on Center Point Parkway. One suspect was ...

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Victims in I59 accident near Springville identified

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports SPRINGVILLE -- A single-vehicle crash at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, June 23, has claimed the lives of two Hokes Bluff men. The crash occurred on I59 Northbound, one mile north of Springville. Winston Lovell Williams, 86, and Jerry Donald Heard, 75, were killed when the 2009 GMC pickup that Williams was driving left the roadway and struck the bridge overpass on Alabama 23. ...

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State Farm advises Alabama citizens to avoid lightning related accidents

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune BIRMINGHAM -- As of 2015, the state of Alabama ranked 4th in the nation for lightning related insurance claims. However, data gathered by State Farm has indicated that lightning related insurance claims are steadily decreasing in the state. State Farm reported paying out $8 million for 1,264 lightning claims across the state in 2015. The average cost per claim was around ...

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Passenger in officer-involved shooting charged

By Megan Miller, Editor SHELBY COUNTY – The passenger of a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase with Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies has been charged criminally. [caption id="attachment_32303" align="alignleft" width="300"] via shelbyso.com[/caption] Tracy O’Neal Jones, 23 of Birmingham, has been charged with receiving stolen property in the first degree, and a warrant for his arrest has been obtained. J ...

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Interstate temporarily shut down after 2 killed in I59 NB accident

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports SPRINGVILLE – Two are dead after a crash on I59 near Springville around 1:45 p.m. [caption id="attachment_26134" align="alignleft" width="275"] (file photo)[/caption] The crash occurred on the northbound side, at mile marker 156, according to Trooper Gary Daniel. There is no word yet on any other injuries, or the cause of the crash. The names of the deceased will be ...

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