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National: Shooting in South Carolina elementary school

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TOWNVILLE, S.C. --According to FOX News, a teen suspect is in custody following a shooting at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina. [caption id="attachment_34987" align="alignleft" width="300"] School shooting in Townville, S.C.Photo via Twitter[/caption] Lifesaver helicopters have been reported arriving on the scene where reports say there are "a numbe ...

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Police searching for runaway Homewood teen

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HOMEWOOD -- The Homewood Police Department is looking for a runaway. Sara Parker Alexander left Homewood High School on Monday at 7:59 a.m. after being dropped off by her father, just before school started. Sara was seen on school cameras wearing a red plaid shirt, black leggings, and black shoes and a backpack. The backpack was found by an Alabama Power employee on ...

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Sybil Absher Johns

Sybil Absher Johns, age 92 of Trussville, AL passed away on September 24, 2016. She was a member of Ninth Avenue Baptist Church. She owned her own beauty shop for many years and still worked as a beautician in her early 90’s. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alton Johns, sister, Verlia Honeycutt and her grandson, Jody Johns. Chapel services will be held on Wednesday, Sept 28 at 2 p.m. with burial in ...

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Shootings in Avondale, Ensley and Gate City leave 2 dead, 1 wounded

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --A violent Sunday has left two people dead and one wounded in Birmingham. A 4-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire outside of his Ensley home around 2:30 p.m. and died of a gunshot wound. The shooting took place in in the 1600 block of 31st Street. The child was transported to Children's of Alabama hospital where he was pronounced dead.  [caption id= ...

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4-year-old child shot, killed in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM --Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy they said was shot and killed in Birmingham on Sunday. WIAT reported that the child was caught in the crossfire in a shooting outside his home in the Ensley area. Police have not made any arrest in the shooting at this time. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] ...

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29-year-old Auburn man arrested following Toomer’s tree fire

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports [caption id="attachment_34900" align="alignleft" width="293"] Joscen Wiest of Auburn has been charged with with desecration of venerable object following Toomer's oak fire.[/caption] AUBURN-The Auburn police department released a statement on Sunday morning announcing the arrest of 29-year-old Jochen Wiest of Auburn on charges of public intoxication. Witnesses point ...

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VIDEO: Toomer’s tree set on fire

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports AUBURN --For the first time since the iconic oak trees were replaced after being poisoned, the rolling of Toomer's Corner resumed following Auburn's victory over Arkansas State a week ago. A 29-year-old Auburn has been arrested in connection to the fire. Read the story here. Following the Tiger's win on LSU on Saturday night, the second rolling took place followed b ...

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Auburn kicks LSU

By Charles Goldberg AuburnTigers.com AUBURN, Ala. - Daniel Carlson had a game to remember, and Auburn's defense stood up to the challenge of LSU on Saturday night. Carlson tied a school record with six field goals as Auburn beat LSU 18-13 in Jordan-Hare Stadium. [caption id="attachment_34885" align="alignleft" width="300"] Carl Lawson (55) makes the sack.Auburn vs LSU football game on Saturday, Sept. 22, 20 ...

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Alabama takes down Kent State in a shutout

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama's top-ranked football team (4-0) shutout Kent State (1-3), 48-0, before a capacity crowd of 101,821 on Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium on the campus of The University of Alabama. A strong start by the Crimson Tide quickly ended any question about the outcome as Alabama racked up a 21-0 lead after one quarter and led, 41-0, at halftime. Alabama freshman ...

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Birmingham School Board fires superintendent after 16 months

By Nick Patterson Editor, Weld for Birmingham BIRMINGHAM --Thursday night the Birmingham Board of Education voted 6-3 to fire Superintendent Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, as allegations of mishandling of funds swirled into public view. While it was not clear exactly why the board fired “Dr. G,” as she has been known during her 16 month tenure as head administrator of the Birmingham City Schools, the vote cast lig ...

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