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30 submit names for vacant JEFCOED board seat

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --Thirty applicants submitted their names for consideration to fill the Jefferson County Board of Education seat left vacant by the sudden death of Dean Taylor. The board released the names this week. Friday morning, board members sent in their top three candidates to board president, Jacqueline Smith. She will compile this information and narrow do ...

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Kidnapped, beaten and abused woman rescued by Jeffco deputies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --A silent 911 call alerted law enforcement to trouble at a Jefferson County residence. When deputies arrived, it was a hand signal in a window from a kidnapped, beaten, and abused woman that brought about a rescue. Just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a non-verbal 911 call from a residence in the 9500 block of Burney Camp Road in ...

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Chase, crash, arrest on capital murder charges for 2 teens

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Two Birmingham teens have been charged with capital murder in connection to Wednesday's shooting death of a Cullman man. Detectives from Birmingham police arrested and charged the two suspects in connection with a homicide investigation of the shooting occurred Wednesday in the 1500 block of Lomb Ave. The victim was identified as James Bennefield, 46, o ...

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17-year-old girl missing in Calera

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports CALERA --The Calera police are asking for the public's assistance in locating 17-year-old Kristen Cloud who did not come home from Calera High School on April 11 where she was last seen on campus. Cloud is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 105 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white jacket with black str ...

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17-year-old missing since April 16

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports [caption id="attachment_30540" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Courtesy of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)[/caption] DEKALB COUNTY -- Jesse Cole Holcomb has been missing from the DeKalb County area since April 16. Holcomb, 17, was last seen leaving his residence in the Geraldine area in a red pickup truck. Holcomb was in contact with his father that day and advi ...

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VIDEO: Cody “Big Country” Cole’s family meets the media

From The Trussville Tribune digital media team PINSON --Cody "Big Country" Cole, 19, died on Tuesday from injuries he suffered in a head-on collision recently.  Tonight, Cole's family met with the media at Pinson Valley High School, where the 2015 graduate spent four years. There are plans for a memorial service to celebrate Cole's life on Saturday. The video below is the press conference. [box type="info"] ...

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Police are investigating Wednesday homicide

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found shot to death on Wednesday. James Bennefield, 46, a white male from, Cullman was identified as the victim in the incident that took place in the 1500 block of Lomb Avenue SW. On Wednesday, around 11:47 a.m., officers from the West Preci ...

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Engineering Academy students receive top honors in state-wide competition

Special to The Trussville Tribune HUNTSVILLE -- Four teams for the Engineering Academy had the opportunity to compete at the State of Alabama Science and Engineering Fair in Huntsville on Friday April 16. These teams competed against over 300 science and engineering students from across the state. Travis Gunn and Eli Greene, whose project converts the movement from a trekking pole into storable electricity, ...

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Body found at St. Clair wreck site may be missing teen

By The Trussville Tribune staff reports ST. CLAIR COUNTY --Authorities have found a body at the scene of a wreck north of Ashville on Walker Gap Road. They are awaiting positive identification from the county coroner, but family members have said it is the body of missing teen, Patrick Boozer. [caption id="attachment_30381" align="alignleft" width="225"] Submitted photo[/caption] The coroner said that is ap ...

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80-year-old with heart condition missing since March 29

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports GADSDEN -- William Densmore Jr. has been missing from the Gadsden area since March 29. [caption id="attachment_30519" align="alignleft" width="300"] Densmore may be traveling in a 1989 blue Jaguar with the license plate reading 6W7L4 (via Facebook).[/caption] Densmore is 80-years-old, and suffers from a heart condition. He was last seen wearing blue pants, a camo ja ...

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