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Jefferson County Deputy rescues furry stowaway while changing tire

By Megan Miller, Editor LEEDS -- Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Deputy Tim Sanford stopped to assist a stranded motorist on I20, just west of Leeds. The family had been traveling from Atlanta, when their car got a flat tire. Dept. Sanford offered to change the tire for them, to help them get back on their way. As he worked the jack near the front tire, he heard a fait cry form the engine compartment of th ...

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Trussville Public Library kicking off summer reading for all ages

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Public Library will be conducting its annual summer reading program for people of all ages beginning June 1. [caption id="attachment_31426" align="alignleft" width="300"] submitted photo[/caption] The purpose of summer reading is to have fun, but also to prevent students from experiencing the “summer slide.” “The summer slide happens when students do not ...

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HTHS Lacrosse Association hosting 4th annual trail run

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville Lacrosse Association is hosting the fourth annual TTR-Trussville Trail Run on May 28 at 8 a.m. Registration for the race begins at 7 a.m. [caption id="attachment_16926" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Trussville Senior Activity Centerfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The run is known for being Alabama’s only six-kilometer trai ...

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Teen hides in closet as man burglarizes home

By Sgt. Jack Self, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office BIRMINGHAM -- Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 1900 block of Cherry Avenue near Forestdale. [caption id="attachment_31428" align="alignleft" width="239"] via Jefferson County Sheriff's Office[/caption] It was reported that a teen girl was home alone, and an unknown man wa ...

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Teen arrested for robberies that prompted lockdown at Center Point Elementary School

By Sgt. Jack Self, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office CENTER POINT -- On April 27, Center Point Elementary School was placed on lockdown as deputies searched for a suspect in a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex. [caption id="attachment_31417" align="alignleft" width="240"] via Jefferson County Sheriff's Office[/caption] Two workers at the complex reported that they had be ...

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HTMS 7th Grader recognized by Duke University TIP

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School 7th grader Max Mobley was recognized for in the Grand Recognition Ceremony as part of the Duke University Talent Identification Program. The event was held in the Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University on May 16. "He was very excited to be able to go to Duke," said Max's mother, Cicily Mobley. As part of the program, 7th g ...

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Gunshot victim transported from Pinson Valley Parkway

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --A man who is believed to have been shot in the area of 41st Street North has been transported to UAB hospital, according to Birmingham police. The victim was transported from a Texaco service station on the Pinson Valley Parkway.  No arrest has been made at this time and police continue to search for the gunman. The shooting remains under investigation. ...

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Two vehicle crash in Birmingham leaves two injured

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – Alabama State Troopers are on the scene of a two-vehicle crash on I459 South, just south of I20. According to Trooper Gary Daniel, there are two injuries, and the accident involved a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle. All lanes have been reopened, but motorists traveling through the area should expect heavy delays. [caption id="attachment_26134" a ...

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Trussville Fire Chief takes on new title with Alabama Fire College

By Megan Miller, Editor TUSCALOOSA -- Chief Russell Ledbetter is no stranger to Alabama’s fire departments. Having gotten his start as a volunteer at Palmerdale Fire Department in 1979, Ledbetter then got his first paying job at the Cahaba Heights Fire Department in 1985, moving to the Bessemer Fire Department in 1988, and finally calling the Trussville Fire Department home since February of 1998. Ledbetter ...

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Two arrested after burglary in Center Point

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports CENTER POINT -- Just after 1:30 Monday afternoon, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at an apartment in the 100 block of Spring Garden Way. It was reported that two black males had been seen removing a window from the home and climbing inside. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/c ...

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