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ALEA expands presence in weeks before Memorial Day

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is encouraging all citizens to stay safe this Memorial Day Weekend while traveling on Alabama's roadways and waterways. The official travel period for Memorial Day begins at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 27 and ends at midnight on Monday, May 30. However, Alabama State Troopers on highway patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions will team up for the ...

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Saturday morning wreck near Jasper claims one life

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports JASPER -- A single vehicle crash at 10:30 a.m. Saturday has claimed the life of a Mount Olive Man. The crash occurred on Alabama 5, three miles east of Jasper. [caption id="attachment_26134" align="alignleft" width="275"] (file photo)[/caption] Paul Steven Ritchie, 57, was killed when the 1994 Toyota pickup truck he was driving left the roadway, struck a rock embank ...

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Champs! Huskies blank Auburn for state baseball championship

By David Knox   MONTGOMERY -- No doubt about it -- Huskies rule! The Hewitt-Trussville Huskies rode their dominant pitching, daring baserunning, solid defense and clutch hitting to one final win -- a 2-0 victory over Auburn High Saturday at Riverwalk Stadium in the Class 7A baseball championship series. It is the Huskies' first state baseball championship. Cameron Furr picked up on the mound where seri ...

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week promotes responsible pet ownership

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune After paying over $1 million in dog-bite related insurance claims, State Farm is teaming up with the National Dog bite Prevention Coalition for National Dog Bite Prevention Week from May 5-21. National Dog Bite Prevention Week is lead by the American Veterinary Medical Association, in order to educate children and adults on ways to prevent dog related injuries. [caption ...

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ALDOT’s Taylor updates chamber membership on area roads

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE – Associate Engineer Lance Taylor from the Alabama Department of Transportation presented an update on roads in the area at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) monthly luncheon. [caption id="attachment_31486" align="alignleft" width="300"] State Senator Shay Shelnutt; TACC Past President Melissa Jones; Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight; ALDOT’s ...

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National Boating Safety Week Promotes responsible boating, life jacket use

By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune The National Safe Boating Council is raising awareness about the importance of life jackets through their Wear It! campaign. As part of their campaign, they will be launching National Safe Boating Week from May 21-28. "The most important life-saving tip is to wear your life jacket at all times," said spokesperson Rachel Johnson. [caption id="attachment_31437" align="alig ...

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Trussville native headlining first ever Birmingham Comedy Festival

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate Martin Morrow is returning to his hometown to participate in the first ever Birmingham Comedy Festival. The festival takes place May 20-24 at various locations in downtown Birmingham and will feature Martin Morrow, Goulash Comedy, Hello City, Blayr Nias, Bernie Maskman, Shane Mauss and more. [caption id="attachment_31489" align="al ...

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Pinson splash pad to open soon, Council discusses Game Day Sports contract

By Lee Weyhrich, For The Tribune PINSON -- With the mayor away on business, Pinson's City Council had a short agenda, but that doesn't mean they had a short meeting. Most of the meeting was devoted to a question and answer session with Park Director Mike Sullivan regarding his opinions on park maintenance, as well as upcoming events. [caption id="attachment_31127" align="alignleft" width="300"] via Facebook ...

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Two suspects captured after Center Point burglary

By Megan Miller, Editor CENTER POINT -- Around 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jefferson County Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 400 block of 13th Terrace NW in Center Point. [caption id="attachment_26134" align="alignleft" width="275"] (file photo)[/caption] It was reported that two males were seen breaking into the home at the above address, leaving with electronics, shoes and other it ...

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Man apprehended after string of car burglaries on 280

By Megan Miller, Editor SHELBY COUNTY -- Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies and investigators arrested 22-year-old Christopher Clark Cordero of Pelham on Thursday. Cordero was arrested in connection with numerous car burglaries committed along the U.S. Highway 280 corridor, after a citizen reported suspicious activity to law enforcement. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo ...

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