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Argo, Margaret make list of safest cities in Alabama

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A few area municipalities made the Top 5 on a website's recent list of the 20 safest cities in Alabama. According to Safewise.com  Argo and Margaret were among the safest cities in the state to live according to data mined from the most recent FBI crime report along with information regarding the most recent population data. With only 1.1 violent crimes per 1,000 re ...

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Victim of Tarrant drive-by shooting identified by coroner’s office

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TARRANT - A man who was killed in a drive-by shooting at a Chevron store in Tarrant on Oct. 13 has been identified by the Jefferson County Cornoner's Office. Calvin Andre Sweeney, 43, of Birmingham was pronounced dead on the scene at 9:17 p.m. on 2525 Pinson Valley Parkway in Tarrant. According to witness reports, he was shot by someone in a passing car just as he was l ...

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Frightmare on Freda: Clay family trades frights for food donations on Halloween

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune CLAY — “Boys and girls of every age/Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?/Come with us and you will see/This our town of Halloween” — "The Nightmare Before Christmas" [caption id="attachment_46911" align="alignleft" width="300"] The coffin serves as a dropping off point for food donations at the Phillips' yard in Clay.[/caption] Every year, the front yard of the Phill ...

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UAH professor who survived 2010 Amy Bishop shooting dies

From Trussville Tribune staff reports HUNTSVILLE - Joseph Leahy, who was a professor of biology at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, has passed away at the age of 58, according to AL.com. He was a survivor of a shooting that left three dead and three others wounded in 2010 by fellow UAH professor Amy Bishop. Leahy was shot during a faculty meeting in the head by Bishop, who had been having difficulti ...

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Trussville native completes cadet basic training at U.S Military Academy

From Staff Reports WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Kaley Ann Fulton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Fulton of Trussville, recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. [caption id="attachment_46899" align="alignleft" width="200"] Kaley Ann Fulton[/caption] Fulton entered West Point on July 3 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT. CBT is one of the most challenging events a cadet w ...

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Stolen car recovery in Center Point by Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s deputies results in resident’s arrest for meth trafficking

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A Center Point resident was arrested Friday and charged with trafficking methamphetamine by Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies investigated a stolen vehicle recovered near the suspect's residence. [caption id="attachment_46891" align="alignleft" width="240"] Eric Michael Simonson[/caption] Eric Michael Simonson, 43, remains in the Jefferson County Jail with a bond ...

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Trussville City Schools officials expect bids on athletic facility improvement project this month

By David Lazenby Editor TRUSSVILLE – As part of an ongoing effort to make all of its sports teams competitive — and improve the gameday experience for team fans and supporters — Trussville City Schools is working on a project to improve several athletic facilities. Lance Walker, the athletics director for Trussville City Schools, said planned facility improvements will benefit the Hewitt-Trussville High Sch ...

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Man shot in chest at nightclub near Legion Field dies at Princeton Hospital

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports An unidentified man died at Princeton Hospital early this morning after being shot in the chest at Club Onyx, a nightclub in the 600 Block of 8th Avenue West in Birmingham, which is near Legion Field. [caption id="attachment_46878" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gun crime Abstract concept digital illustration[/caption] Investigators say the suspect walked up to the ...

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Child, 3, drowns in grease pit at Auburn ice cream shop

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A young girl drowned Saturday when she fell into a 6-foot-deep grease pit at an ice cream shop in Auburn. [caption id="attachment_46874" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sadie Grace Andrews[/caption] Lee County Coroner Bill Harris released a statement that said the body of Sadie Grace Andrews , 3, was pulled from an in-ground container used to trap cooking grease at B ...

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Auburn suffers week’s biggest drop in coaches poll; team ranked No. 23 in AP Poll

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Tigers fell hard in the eyes of the nation's coaches after Auburn's 27-23 loss at LSU Saturday. [caption id="attachment_46854" align="alignleft" width="300"] Auburn fell hard in this week's coaches poll (Photo by David Lazenby)[/caption] Auburn today dropped from No. 10 nationally to No. 21 in the USA Today coaches poll. Auburn made the biggest drop of all teams ...

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