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Man charged with burglary north of Pinson

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --A foot chase led to the arrest of a suspected burglar just north of Pinson on Thursday. A 26-year-old north Jefferson County man has been arrested and charged with burglary after breaking into a home Thursday evening. [caption id="attachment_57379" align="alignleft" width="240"] Jacob Ian Peters[/caption] Just before 6:00 pm on Thursday June 14, d ...

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Melon recall includes Birmingham area stores

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A voluntary recall of cut melon by Caito Foods includes product shipped to Sprouts Farmers Market stores in Birmingham, Hoover, Madison and Vestavia Hills. Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these ...

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Jefferson County inmate accused of attempted murder, rape at large after after escaping, stealing car

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --Deputies are currently searching for an escaped inmate charged with attempted murder, rape, sodomy, and first degree robbery. Courtnee Austin escaped while awaiting treatment at UAB Hospital. The 39-year-old Austin had been taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment. While waiting to see the doctor he escaped the treatment room. Deputie ...

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UPDATED: Child found safe, Amber Alert issued for 6-week-old girl from Mobile

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MOBILE --UPDATED: According to the Alabama La Enforcement Agency, Christina Hagler has been found safe. ALEA thanked everyone who helped spread the word. ALEA has issued an Amber Alert after a 2003 Cadillac Escalade pickup was taken on Saturday at about 3 p.m. with Christina Hagler, a 6-week-old girl, in the backseat. The vehicle is black and the tag number is 2BW55 ...

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Birmingham police lieutenant charged with rape in Morris

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --A Birmingham police lieutenant has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with first degree rape in Morris. [caption id="attachment_57315" align="alignleft" width="200"] Lt. Pete Williston[/caption] A warrant for first degree rape was issued for BPD Lieutenant Peter Williston after an investigation by the Morris police department, accor ...

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2 from Trussville earn white coats at USA College of Medicine

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MOBILE --A pair of Trussville natives earned their white coats at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine on Saturday. [caption id="attachment_57311" align="alignleft" width="300"] Patrick Young (L) and Ben McCormick (R), both of Trussville, received their white coats at the USA College of Medicine.Submitted photo[/caption] Patrick Young and Ben McCormic ...

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Homewood woman robbed at gunpoint on front porch of her Edgewood home

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HOMEWOOD --A Homewood woman returning home from work was robbed at gunpoint on her front porch early Friday morning. The suspects are still at large. The woman's husband posted on social media that the robbery occurred at about 3:20 a.m. on Friday when his wife returned home from work at Children's of Alabama. As she was about to unlock her the front door of her Edg ...

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Former assistant principal in Blount County found guilty of videorecording naked teen

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BLOUNT COUNTY –According to Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey, a jury has found Tim Clevenger, former assistant principal at Locust Fork High School, guilty of one count of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Clevenger was arrested in February 2015 after his school computer revealed that he possessed a video o ...

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Ways to enjoy Cosby Lake geese during annual molt this month and next

By Mary Lou Simms Guest Editorial Please remind your readers to be patient with Cosby Lake geese this month. It's the annual molt (June through mid-July), when every goose in Alabama (and the nation) is grounded until new wing feathers grow in. That's why you may see 100 geese -- and the accompanying accumulations of poop -- at a city park or pond where there are normally only a few. No one can fly! Relax. ...

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3 arrested in connection to armed robbery in Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Two adults and one juvenile have been arrested in the armed robbery in a Trussville shopping center parking lot, according to Lieutenant Phil Dillon. "Trussville Detectives obtained warrants on James Edward Hicks of Riverside, Jamorris Dywone Staten of Birmingham and a unnamed juvenile from Fairfield," Dillon said. [caption id="attachment_57107" align=" ...

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