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Auburn University football player killed in shooting

By Scott Buttram AUBURN -- The Opelika-Auburn News reported that Auburn freshman H-back Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a party at the Tiger Lodge apartment complex in Auburn. Mitchell was also a graduate of Opelika High School. According to the Twitter feed of Auburn University Emergency Management, there is no known threat to the campus at this time as police work to appreh ...

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Watch the Trussville Christmas Parade here

The broadcast of the 2014 Trussville Christmas Parade sponsored by Trinity Contractors begins at 3 p.m. [box type="info"][/box] [caption id="attachment_18190" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville Christmas Parade photo compliments of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce[/caption]   ...

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State Trooper struck by truck, seriously injured

By Scott Buttram HAMILTON --An Alabama State Trooper was seriously injured when a truck left the road, struck two vehicles and the trooper as he stood outside of his Dodge Charger patrol car, according to a statement from Trooper Johnathan Appling. The incident happened about three miles east of Hamilton on Interstate 22 at 1:35 p.m. on Thursday. According to the statement, the trooper was conducting a traf ...

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Hope Elise Johnson

TRUSSVILLE -- Hope Elise Johnson was received into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 4, 2014 in Auburn, AL at the age of 20. Hope is survived by her parents, Susan and Cortney, and her sister Lacey of Trussville; her brother Logan, sister-in-law Natalie, and her precious niece Leighton of Auburn; her grandparents Betty and James Gilbert of Trussville; W.A. Johnson (Janice) of P ...

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Weld: Bad news – As al.com shifts its focus, critics question its commitment

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- In an in-depth article recently published by Weld for Birmingham, publisher Mark Kelly examines developments at Alabama Media Group, and explores the impact on the community and local journalism. The move a few years ago to cut daily publication of The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and The Mobile Press-Register to three days per week leaves Alabama's three largest ci ...

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Police issue safety reminder for holiday shopping

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- With Black Friday only hours away, tens of thousands of people will descend on Trussville businesses and police are warning shoppers to take precautions to avoid being the victim of a theft. Trussville Police Department officials wanted to remind shoppers to lock their car doors and keep valuables out of view as the majority of car break-ins occur when the victim's door is lef ...

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Trussville police believe obscene photo is hoax

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- A photo making the rounds on social media of a young man making an obscene gesture in a Trussville police SUV appears to be photoshopped, according to a statement posted by the Trussville Police Department on its Facebook page. The photo had been shared on the Facebook page of a Birmingham television station and had popped up in several social media groups as well. The stateme ...

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Katie Malone joins The Trussville Tribune multimedia team

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Katie Malone has joined The Trussville Tribune multimedia team and will host a new show, "3 Things You Need To Know Today." [box type="info"][/box]   Malone, a Hewitt-Trussville and University of Alabama graduate, most recently worked at WVUA in Tuscaloosa as a student reporter, where she edited and produced news stories and served as a fill-in anchor on weekend news br ...

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Weld’s Courtney Haden talks to Rick Bragg about his latest book, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

By Tribune staff BIRMINGHAM --In October, famed Southern writer and current University of Alabama instructor Rick Bragg released his latest book, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.  Weld for Birmingham's Courtney Haden sat down with Bragg to discuss the tree year long project on the rock and roll icon. [caption id="attachment_17917" align="alignleft" width="286"] Rick Bragg, credit University of Alabama[/capti ...

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