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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office warns of new Snapchat feature

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office issued a warning regarding a new feature on Snapchat that is causing concerns for law enforcement. "A feature released with the latest update to the popular Snapchat App may put you and your family at risk," the release stated. JCSO said the latest update contains a new feature called Snap Map. This feature sh ...

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Clay-Chalkville’s Simmons leaving Alabama for West Virginia

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAY --Former Clay-Chalkville High School standout T.J. Simmons announced that he will leave the University of Alabama to play for West Virginia University. Simmons saw action on special teams and made appearances in 12 games as a freshman for the Crimson Tide, recording one tackle. "Words are not enough to explain how thankful I am for having the opportunity to pla ...

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Motorcycle crash claims the life of north Alabama man

HALEYVILLE --A single-vehicle crash at 4:43 p.m. on Saturday, has claimed the life of a Haleyville man. Mervin Leon Cobb, 59, was killed when the Honda motorcycle he was operating left the roadway and struck a ditch.  Cobb was pronounced dead on the scene. The crash occurred on Winston County 30, two miles east of Haleyville. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate. ...

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Nadine Reed

Nadine Reed, age 89 of Birmingham, AL passed away on June 23, 2017. She was a member of the Eagles Landing Church and she retired as a Deputy Sherriff with Jefferson County after 21 years of service. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marion Reed. Sr. She is survived by her children, Cherry Reed, Stretch Reed (Charla), Bonnie Stroud (Ronald), Rick Reed, Stacy Reed (Cassie) and Scott Reed ( ...

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Mexican national sentenced to 9 years on drugs, weapons charges in Jeffco

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --A federal judge today sentenced a Mexican man to nine years in prison for distributing methamphetamine and illegally possessing firearms, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido. U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor sentenced Oscar Adrian Castil ...

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Ivey declares state of emergency in Alabama

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY–The tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico now has a name. TS Cindy is expected to move inland between Louisiana and Texas while dumping large amounts of rain to the east of the system. That would include Alabama. Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday declared a statewide State of Emergency in anticipation of severe weather moving through Alabama beginning on Tuesda ...

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Legendary Fox Valley Restaurant closing their doors

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HELENA --The Alabama Tourism Board publishes the list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die. Among those dishes are the famous crab cakes at the legendary Fox Valley Restaurant in Maylene. But if those crab cakes are on your bucket list, you better hurry. On June 16, the restaurant owner-chef announced that Fox Valley would close their doors after almost th ...

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Hewitt-Trussville High School ACT scores rank 6th in state

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) compiled the list of scaled scores earned by high school students in public schools across Alabama and Hewitt-Trussville High School landed fifth with an average score of 23. The scores were for the 2015-16 school year. In subgroups, HTHS also ranked highly among state schools in average ACT scores ...

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Pinson man, 51, killed in crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports REMLAP --A single-vehicle crash at 10:46 a.m. on Saturday, has claimed the life of a Pinson man. Daniel Glenn Startley, 51, was killed when the 2006 Chevrolet HHR he was driving left the roadway on Alabama Highway 75 and struck a tree. Startley was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where he later died. The crash occurred in the Remlap community. Nothing fur ...

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Gunman opens fire on GOP lawmakers, Scalise hit, Palmer, Brooks okay

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA --A gunman who has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Illinois, opened fire on Republican legislators Wednesday morning as they were holding a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, according to FOX News. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a congressional aide were among those hit by gunfire.  Scalise was badly injured, but is ...

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