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Reading proficiency, third grade holdback bill approved in House committee

By CAROLINE BECK, Aalabama Daily News. A bill approved in the House Education Policy Committee on Wednesday would provide resources to get more Alabama third-graders reading proficiently and requires that those who aren't be held back. Rep. Terri Collins, R- Decatur, is the sponsor for the Alabama Literacy Act and told the committee it is the result of many years of work and many meetings with different edu ...

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VIDEO: Trussville City Council meeting on Tuesday addressed rezoning request on U.S. 11, massage businesses

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The city council in Trussville met in regular session on Tuesday evening and discussed proposed rezoning for a parcel of land on U.S. Highway 11 and extended the moratorium on massage businesses in town. You can watch the meeting in the two videos below. Part 1 [box type="info"][/box] Part 2 [box type="info"][/box] ...

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In teacher shortage, educators support bill for non-certified teachers

By Mary Sell, Alabama Daily News  MONTGOMERY -- Roanoke City Schools Superintendent Chuck Marcum needs more teachers. Specifically, he needs more educators who are certified in the subjects they’re teaching. But during a teacher shortage that some say has reached a crisis level in parts of the state, Marcum and others hope lawmakers will let them keep non-certified educators in their classrooms longer. “The ...

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Remlap woman wanted on felony charges

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Remlap woman is wanted on felony charges related to the fraudulent use of a credit card, according to Crime Stoppers. Courtney Lynn Bailey, 39, is wanted in Jefferson County on felony warrants charging her with theft of property in the second degree and fraudulent use of a credit card. Bailey is 5 feet, 1 inch tall, and weighs 105 pounds. She h ...

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BREAKING: Clerk injured in armed robbery in Pinson

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PINSON -- An armed robbery at a convenience store on Pinson Valley Parkway on Friday morning left the store clerk injured and law enforcement personnel searching for the suspect. "The Chevron store at 5315 Pinson Valley Parkway was robbed this (Friday) morning at 6:47 a.m.," according to a social media post by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. According to Capt ...

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BREAKING: Woman, daughter reported missing, found safe

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- UPDATE - Birmingham Police reported at 9:50 a.m. on Friday that the pair had been located and were safe. No other details were made available. ORIGINALLY REPORTED — Police are asking for assistance after a woman and her daughter were reported missing after last being seen at a Birmingham park at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday. Sgt. Johnny Williams of the Birmin ...

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Severe weather possible Thursday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the local area will have a chance of severe storms on Thursday evening into the early hours of Friday morning. The risk potential for the metro Birmingham area includes damaging winds of up to 60 mph and brief tornadoes. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, the timeline indicates that the line of storms could ...

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Tornado watch issued for Jefferson, Blount counties

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a tornado watch for Jefferson and Blount counties until 3 a.m. on Sunday as threatening weather approaches. The watch area includes counties to the west of Jefferson back to the Mississippi line. As storms move across the state from west to east, conditions will be favorable for tornadoes, high wind ...

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North Alabama under ‘enhanced risk’ of severe weather, possible tornadoes overnight Saturday, Sunday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- North Alabama is under an enhanced risk for severe weather from 1 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday. This includes the entire Tribune coverage area. The greatest risk for metro Birmingham is from 4 a.m. Sunday until 8 a.m. However, the timeline is an approximation and everyone should remain weather aware throughout the 12 hour period. According to the Nation ...

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Bette McKenzie

As the sun began to rise early Wednesday morning, April 10, 2019, Bette McKenzie was joyfully received into the arms of her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her loving family. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandma, and friend to all.  She filled our lives with love and laughter every moment we spent with her. Her heart was generous and forgiving, she had a wealth of wisdom, and most importantl ...

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