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VIDEO: Suspects with swords back down after clerk pulls out gun

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Police are searching for two suspects they said tried to rob a Family Dollar Store with swords. The incident happened on Wednesday, March 20, at the store at 1355 Bessemer Road in Birmingham. Police said the suspects demanded money from the clerk until the clerk pulled out a gun. The suspects fled without any money. [caption id="attachment_74897" align= ...

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Common Core repeal bill passes Senate 23-7

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — A bill to repeal the state's Common Core education standards was passed by the Senate on Thursday. The bill was brought forth by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston. It requires the state to revert to the previous standards developed and adopted during the 1990s and 2000s for the upcoming academic year, and adopt new standards for the 2020-20 ...

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Argo looking for money to fund $6.5 million roadway project

By Erica Thomas, editor ARGO — The city of Argo responded to complaints about congested roadways near Interstate 59. The city ordered a traffic study on the I-59 ramp to Argo Parkway, U.S. Hwy 11 and Argo-Margaret Road. The city has the results and is now waiting for funding. Argo Mayor Betty Bradley confirmed about 10,000 drivers use Highway 11 around Argo-Margaret Road every day. She said that number is i ...

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City of Argo building storm shelter

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO — People in the city of Argo will soon have a storm shelter. The shelter will be behind City Hall at 100 Blackjack Road. The city matched a federal grant to hire a company in Bessemer to construct the shelter. The above-ground shelter will house up to 100 people. [caption id="attachment_74866" align="alignleft" width="300"] Argo has prepared the land for the ne ...

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All LifeWay Christian stores closing by the end of 2019

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation are closing as part of a new marketing strategy, according to LifeWay Christian Resources. The company is transitioning to an online-exclusive business plan. The decision was made after LifeWay showed strong growth of digital channels and declining customer traffic at brick-and-mortar stores. The organiza ...

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Planned lane closures for Bridge Replacement Project in downtown Birmingham

 From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama Department of Transportation has announced new road closures for the removal of existing structures and for the erection of new girders. Single right lane closure at Carraway Blvd., southbound between 11th Avenue N and 26th Street N., from Wednesday, March 20 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, March 21 at 5 a.m., to deliver girders. Full closure of ...

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Former officer now in jail after pleading guilty to rape and attempted sex abuse of a child

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY — Former Birmingham police officer Joshua Herbinger made a plea deal with prosecutors and will serve six months in jail. According to court documents, Herbinger was sentenced to five years for attempted sex abuse and 10 years for rape, but as part of the deal, only six months of those will be behind bars in the Shelby County Jail. [caption id="attachme ...

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RECALL ALERT: Electric bicycle could be hazardous

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) — 195 Stromer ST5 electric bicycles have been recalled due to crash and injury hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. CPSC said the bicycle stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. The company has received one report of a stem breaking, but no injuries were reported. [caption id="attachment_74777" ...

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New ALDI in Trussville announces opening date

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The new ALDI in Trussville will open April 4. The store will host a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the Golden Ticket Giveaway. Gift cards will be given to the first 100 customers. The new location will be at 5485 Patrick Way and will replace the Chalkville Mountain Road location, which will close March 31. ALDI hours are 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday thr ...

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Mosquitoes, snakes and termites, oh my!

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — As we officially enter into the spring months, many people are cleaning their homes inside and out. But pests are on the move and there are things you need to know that could save your time, money and even your life. MOSQUITOES One of the peskiest pests is the mosquito. Vulcan Termite and Pest Control anticipates a large mosquito population this spring. ...

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