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Argo City Council month of April Civitan Awareness Month; discusses solid waste rates

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune ARGO — The Argo City Council began its regular Monday night meeting by introducing the police department's newest officer, Carlos De Romano, who was hired at a special-called meeting last week. Afterwards, discussion on several items on the agenda took place that were tabled for a future meeting as members of the council continue to review them. [caption id="attachment_5441 ...

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UPDATED: Amber Alert canceled for Sylacauga child

UPDATE: Malachi Quintanilla was found safe and the alert was canceled. From the Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO — The Sylacauga Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating a missing child. Today an Amber Alert was issued for Malachi Quintanilla, who is described as a "five year old male, four feet three inches tall, weighs approximately 50 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes.  He was ...

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Ramp on I-59/20 southbound to I-65 southbound to be closed for beam placements

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — With weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close ramps to continue construction projects at the I-59/20 and I-65 interchange. On April 23 and 26, the ramp on I-59/20 southbound to I-65 northbound at 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to set girders across the roadway. ALDOT advises that I-59/20 westbound traffic take the Arkadelphia Road Exit ...

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Jefferson County mother passes away after domestic violence incident left her on life support

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports One week after a domestic violence incident led to the shooting of Habibba Moneque Walker, the 45-year-old mother has passed away from her injuries, according to Carol Robinson. Her ex-husband, Dereck Jamaille Walker, 46, is the suspect of the shooting and is being held at a county jail in Florida where he surrendered to authorities on April 17. The incident took pl ...

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American Freight Furniture and Mattress: Where the customer is always number one

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE — American Freight Furniture-Mattress in Trussville has just about any kind of furniture you could ever need – sofas, tables, recliners, dinette sets, bedroom suites, mattresses, you-name-it – and getting it from the showroom and into your home couldn’t be quicker, easier or more convenient. In fact, said Store Manager Alex Pettway, customers can conceivably purchase a roomful of ...

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Bessemer man charged with April 13 murder, robbery of man in car

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BESSEMER — A man from Bessemer has been charged in a murder and robbery that took place on April 13, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Horace Earl Jackson, 32, was charged in the murder and robbery of a man that has been identified as Jeremy Davis, 38, who died after being shot on Salina Avenue in an unincorporated part of the county. Deputies were ...

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Police investigate possibly drug-related homicide in north Birmingham

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Police are investigating a homicide that took place yesterday at the 1400 block of 36th Street North in Birmingham. According to Lt. Pete Wiliston from the Birmingham Police Department, the homicide may be related to drug activity in the area. The victim was identified as Darien Haslip, a black male who was 24 years old and was found by officers from th ...

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Bessemer man charged in murder of 2-year-old daughter

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BESSEMER — A man from Bessemer was arrested and charged with allegedly murdering his 2-year-old daughter, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. At around 11:30 a.m. yesterday, deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the 1000 block of Manor Circle near Bessemer and discovered a 2-year-old girl who had been injured in her head and face. She was ...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Trussville Library celebrates opening day

By Nathan Prewett For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE — "I've been waiting a long time for this," said Emily Tish, Trussville Public Library's director as she was getting ready to cut the ribbon with city officials, making the library's re-opening official. Though it was a rainy Sunday afternoon, the inside of the library was alive with visitors as they gathered to see the ribbon cutting. "It may be raining on the o ...

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Deputies investigate body found in west Jefferson County lake

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BAYVIEW - A body that was found in a lake this afternoon in the Bayview community has prompted the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to conduct an investigation. The body was reported to the sheriff's office at around 4 p.m. today at the 300 block of Willow Avenue in the Bayview Community. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the body was found by a m ...

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