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4 victims identified in deadly north Alabama crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TALLADEGA COUNTY --A two-vehicle crash at 1:40 p.m. on Saturday has claimed four lives and injured one other. Leiah Gatlin Watts, 38, of Munford was killed when the 2014 Ford Expedition she was driving was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Wiley Marsh Whitworth, 75, of Talladega. Watts was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers in the Ford Expedi ...

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Baton Rouge shooter had Alabama ties

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BATON ROUGE, LA --Gavin Eugene Long, the man who has been identified as the gunman who opened fire on police in Baton Rouge, La., early Sunday morning, killing three officers and wounding three others, briefly attended the University of Alabama, the school confirmed. Long, described as a 29-year-old black male from Kansas City, Mo., was killed at the scene of the sh ...

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Slade Blackwell holding ‘Coffee & Conversation’ in Trussville Monday

TRUSSVILLE — Sen. Slade Blackwell, R-Mountain Brook, will host “Coffee & Conversation” at the Cracker Barrel in Trussville on Monday at 8:30 a.m. Blackwell will be joined by state senator Shay Shelnutt, state representative Danny Garrett, and county commissioner Joe Knight. [caption id="attachment_29063" align="alignleft" width="201"] State Senator Slade BlackwellFile photo[/caption] “Coffee & Conve ...

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BREAKING: 7 Baton Rouge police officers shot, 3 killed, 1 suspect killed, 2 at-large

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BATON ROUGE, LA. --Update: The Baton Rouge Advocate confirmed seven officers have been shot and three are dead. One suspect was shot and killed while two are believed to be at-large. The Advocate reported "the incident began about 8:45 a.m. on police dispatch radio, an officer makes a report about a 'lady who came up and said there was a suspect walking with a (unin ...

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JEFFCO superintendent accepts outstanding district award at conference

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM – Jefferson County Schools won the Outstanding LDC-MDC District Award from the Southern Regional Educational Board for the district’s implementation of the Literacy Design Collaborative and Mathematics Design Collaborative teaching frameworks. The award was presented to Jefferson County Schools for making the most progress as a SREB school district at Southern Regional Boa ...

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7th annual Paws for a Cause Gala to benefit Trussville Schools, Athletics

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – The 7th annual Paws for a Cause Gala will take place August 27 at 6 p.m. [caption id="attachment_28536" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville City Schools[/caption] The night will begin with a silent auction, followed by dinner. All attendees are encouraged to wear school colors. A total of 360 tickets will be sold with an additional 40 tickets issu ...

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Trussville ranked 10th best suburb in Alabama

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --According to Niche, Trussville is the tenth best suburb in Alabama to live in. Several neighboring communities made the list, as well. Clay hit the rankings at number thirty-five and Pinson checked in at number fifty. Also making the rankings were Irondale and twelve and Grayson Valley at sixteen. Springville was twenty-seven, Center Point came in at fo ...

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STATE: Four killed in 2-vehicle crash

TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Alabama State Troopers are investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday around 1:45 p.m. that claimed the lives of four people. The wreck occurred on Alabama Highway 21 at the intersection of Grist Mill Road in Talladega County. Troopers said there are four confirmed fatalities and other injures. The wreck remains under investigation, Nothing further is available at this time ...

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Pinson declares truck as surplus, adds steps and handrail at PSYC complex

By Megan Miller, Editor PINSON – During the most recent Pinson City Council meeting, the council voted to purchase two new vehicles for use by the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and by the parks and recreation department. The truck previously being used was a 1999 Dodge, and Mayor Hoyt Sanders was advised that because of the extensive brake work that needed to be done and because of its age, that the truck s ...

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Birmingham man with medical condition found safe

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – UPDATE: Pettway has been located safe. ORIGINAL: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a 59-year-old Birmingham man. [caption id="attachment_32967" align="alignleft" width="225"] via Jefferson County Sheriff's Office[/caption] A woman called just after 3 p.m. Friday to report Grady Pettway had walked away from the home where he lives. Sh ...

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