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Chase for burglary suspects ends in JeffCo near Trussville

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Authorities are searching for burglary suspects after an early-morning chase that ended in Jefferson County near Trussville. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jack Self said the chase began with a burglary in Odenville. Odenville police chased the suspects to Derby Parkway near Interstate 459, where the suspects fled on foot. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sent ...

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Huskies climb to No. 5 in final baseball poll

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville varsity baseball team is ranked the highest it has been all season as the playoffs begin Friday. The Huskies are ranked No. 5 in Class 6A in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association rankings. The top four teams, in order, are Pelham, Thompson, Hoover and Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. The rest of the top 10 includes Huntsville, Spain Park, Alma Bryant, Oxford a ...

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Paine Primary participates in math fluency competition

For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- First- and second-graders at Paine Primary School participated in the March Madness Math Fluency Competition. [caption id="attachment_12976" align="alignleft" width="300"] Finkley's classsubmitted photo[/caption] Classes were entered into a grade level bracket and competed against each other to advance through to the Final Four, then ultimately to the overall championship round ...

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ABC 33/40: People abandoning homes in neighborhood near Trussville due to erosion

By Gary Lloyd GRAYSON VALLEY -- A Grayson Valley-area neighborhood could slide away and people are abandoning homes hanging on the edge, according to a report by ABC 33/40. Recent rain and flooding have caused problems across the metro area, from flooded homes to leaking sewage. In one neighborhood, the rain could force at least one family to lose their home, according to ABC 33/40. “I'm caught between a ro ...

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Deputies discover meth lab while checking on children

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday dispatched to a residence in northeastern Jefferson County to check the welfare of two children ended up making another discovery. Deputies responding to a mobile home in the 4600 block of Elfreth Johnson Road in unincorporated Jefferson County near Pinson found an active methamphetamine lab just after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Jefferson ...

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Commercial development picking up in Trussville

‘Steady, controlled growth’ is mayor’s goal By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The questions are asked about as often as the signs are popping up. What’s going on at the intersection of Deerfoot Parkway and Husky Parkway? An “Under Contract” sign emerges on U.S. Highway 11 near the Tutwiler Farm subdivision. Why is land being cleared near Trussville Springs? A brown “For Sale” sign is planted in front of Eastminst ...

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Two-car wreck on Highway 11 leaves one injured

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- One person has been injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville, according to authorities. The accident happened not long after noon Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_7007" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Trussville Police Department Chevrolet Tahoefile photo by Gary Lloyd[/caption] The wreck happened between the Tutwiler Farms subdivision and Mary Taylor R ...

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Strange, Hale announce court win in electronic bingo case

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Attorney General Luther Strange and Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale on Tuesday announced a decisive ruling in a Jefferson County case involving so-called “electronic bingo.” Circuit Judge David Hobdy issued a final ruling Monday that was the culmination of a joint law enforcement effort by the offices of Hale and Strange. [caption id="attachment_7223" align="alignleft" width=" ...

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Hewitt-Trussville begins playoffs with Vestavia Hills

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- It’s playoff time again. The Hewitt-Trussville baseball team will host Class 6A, Area 11 runner-up Vestavia Hills on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Phil English Field for the first round of the state playoffs. A third game, if necessary, will be Saturday. [caption id="attachment_12951" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville senior pitcher throws a pitch against Vesta ...

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Alabama changing method of tax collection on CNG

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Alabama is changing the way it taxes natural gas sold for transportation fuel in the state. A measure passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Robert Bentley suspends a motor fuel road tax decal program for compressed natural gas vehicles that fuel in the state. The bill provides a tax holiday for natural gas used in vehicles and gives state agencies until Oct. 1, 2016, to de ...

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