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UAB treating man for flesh-eating bacteria

By Scott Buttram and Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A man is being treated at UAB after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria following a baseball game in Trussville, according to a report from al.com. Necrotizing fasciitis is a serious bacterial skin infection that spreads quickly and kills the body's soft tissue, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accurate diagnosis, prompt treatment wit ...

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Winn-Dixie in Trussville hosting job fair Thursday

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Winn-Dixie in Trussville, located at 465 Main St., is looking to fill all store positions. This Thursday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the store will hold a job fair to accept applications and conduct on-site interviews. Winn-Dixie is recruiting for all positions including cashiers, baggers, deli, bakery, grocery, dairy, meat and seafood departments. The grocer hopes to ...

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Jefferson, St. Clair counties

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM -- The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Jefferson and St. Clair counties effective until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The watch includes 27 counties in total across central Alabama. Conditions will be favorable for severe thunderstorms from this afternoon until this evening, the NWS reported. High winds and hail are the primary concerns. Wind g ...

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Dorothy Jeffreys Smith

Dorothy Jeffreys Smith, age 76, of Trussville died March 28, 2015. She was retired from Pemco Aeroplex and was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Jeffreys and Ora Mae Beers.  Ms. Smith is survived by her children: Greg (Kim) Smith of Arab, Scott (Kathy) Smith of Locust Fork, Eric (Sandra) Smith of Hanceville, and Robyn Guest of Trussville; Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; Sister, Mavis ...

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Roy Moore’s son charged with drug possession

By Scott Buttram MONTGOMERY -- Caleb Moore, the 24-year-old son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, was charged with drug possession after officers found four Xanax tablets sitting on top of his wallet, The Montgomery Advertiser reported Monday. According to the newspaper, the incident took place in Troy on Sunday when police were responding to a report of an attempted break-in. When officers arrived, they ...

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Video: One more lap around Jack Wood Stadium

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Hewitt-Trussville Huskies have moved into the new football stadium on Husky Parkway. Last week, the track team hosted the first home meet in more than a decade at the new facility. Meanwhile, the old football stadium across town -- home to generations of games, homecomings, and graduations -- was in full demolition mode. Special thanks to Kevin Henderson at Sky Bama for ...

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Trussville youth baseball flash mobbed by moms on opening day

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --Is anything more Americana than opening day at the little league baseball parks across the country? Every team is undefeated and full of promise. There's the National Anthem, hotdogs, packed stands and a flash mob of little league moms taking over the field. You read it right, a flash mob of moms. As the players prepared for the first pitch, their mothers took center stage - ac ...

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Freezing rain advisory issued for Jefferson, St. Clair counties

By Scott Buttram JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a freezing rain advisory for Jefferson and St. Clair counties. The advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the north and central portion of the state.  Locally, the time of concern is primarily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday. The area of highest impact is expected to be in the northwest corner of Alab ...

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Alabama Supreme Court stops same-sex marriages

By Scott Buttram MONTGOMERY --Six Alabama Supreme Court justices concurred that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages is constitutional, multiple media sources are reporting. In a writ of mandamus brought before the court by the Alabama Policy Institute and the Alabama Citizens Action Program, the state's high court said that probate judges should not violate the state's ban on same-sex marriage "Alabama allo ...

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Jefferson, St. Clair counties placed under winter weather advisory

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The National Weather Service in Birmingham issued a winter weather advisory just before noon Monday for Jefferson and St. Clair counties. The advisory will be in effect from 2 p.m. Monday until until 9 a.m. Tuesday. According to the NWS, an area of precipitation will move into central Alabama on Monday afternoon with cold air already in place. The current temperature is 33 d ...

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