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Blount County shooting spree leaves 4 wounded, gunman dead

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BLOUNT COUNTY -- At 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Blount County 911 received reports of a person firing a gun at motorists on U.S. 278 in Blount County. [caption id="attachment_30486" align="alignleft" width="300"] A gunman wounded four people during a shooting spree in Blount and Marshall counties.Photo via Twitter Venton Blandin ‏@VentonBlandinTV[/caption] The suspect fled t ...

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Hoover PD needs help locating Alabaster man

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports ALABASTER -- Andrew James Roe, 24, is missing from the Alabaster area. Roe as last seen at the Greystone Shell Station on Highway 280. His family has not seen or heard from him since February 19. According to the Hoover Police Department, Roe has struggled with dependency in the past, and is currently homeless and without a vehicle. It is unknown at this time if he' ...

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Pinson teen meets his Alabama Power heroes

[caption id="attachment_30479" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Spencer Harris gears up during a home visit from several Alabama Power representatives. (Nik Layman)[/caption] By Carla Davis, Alabama NewsCenter PINSON --Toni Bishop connects with her Alabama Power customers through social media, email and the phone – never meeting them face-to-face. But recently the online customer care specialist stepped awa ...

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Trussville BOE members tour elementary schools

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Members of the Trussville City Schools board toured all three elementary schools on Monday.  They viewed the construction progress at each facility and received an update from architects. Board member Sid McNeal said he was pleased with the projects and what they would mean for students in Trussville. "Trussville is taking its already excellent elementary school experience fo ...

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ALDOT annouces planned lane closures on Highway 79 through Friday

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports PINSON – The Alabama Department of Transportation will close lanes on Highway 79 northbound and southbound April 19-22. Weather permitting, flagmen will be in place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. approximately 3 miles north of Pinson, near the intersection of Bradford Road. [caption id="attachment_26104" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] The purpose of the clo ...

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Detectives seek man for attempted abduction

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --According to detectives with the Homewood police, on March 25, 2016 at approximately 8:40 p.m., two female victims were approached at a Shell station in the 200 block of Greensprings Highway by a white male who attempted to gain entry into the vehicle they were occupying. The victims sped away in an attempt to flee from the male, who got into a bl ...

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Article circulating out of Tuscaloosa said to be hoax

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TUSCALOOSA -- The Tuscaloosa Police Department said they are aware of a recent article that has been circulating Facebook, and that it contains false information. The article says multiple homicides and injuries are the result of shootings in Tuscaloosa within a 24-hour period, and additionally names specific officers who allegedly made statements. The Tuscaloosa Po ...

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Alabama inmate missing since Saturday

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BALDWIN COUNTY -- Christopher Leard McCorvey escaped from Loxley Community Based Facility at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday. McCorvey is 33-years-old, 6'4" tall, and he weighs 210 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. McCorvey was sentenced in January for theft of property in the first degree. Anyone with information about McCorvey's whereabouts should contact the Alabam ...

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Florence police officer shot, suspect commits suicide

From The Trussville Tribune Staff reports FLORENCE --Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating a Florence Police Department officer-involved shooting.  The request was made by the Florence Police Department, according to a press release from ALEA. The shooting occurred around 12:09 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Cox Creek Parkway and Cloverdale Road in Florence. ...

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Mayor halts all new building permits in Trussville Springs development

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE -- The issuance of new building permits in the Trussville Springs development has been halted as of Friday, according to an email from Mayor Gene Melton. The action comes after multiple Trussville Springs residents spoke out during Tuesday’s City Council meeting against the multitude of problems they’ve seen with development, as well as problems that have ...

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