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Authorities investigating fatal Homewood police officer-involved shooting

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A Homewood Police Officer reportedly shot dead a man who tased him with his own weapon early this morning. For now officials are not releasing the identity of the deceased or the officer involved in the shooting. Authorities with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office and the Homewood Police Department have requested that the State Bureau of Investigation probe ...

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Robinwood man arrested for arson

From Trussville Staff reports Jessie Lessley,35,  of Robinwood was arrested for arson. [caption id="attachment_43729" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jessie Lessley[/caption] The arrest stems from a July 31 incident in which deputies responded to a house fire in the 400 block of 10thStreet in Robinwood around 6 p.m. It was reported that Lessley had been seen running from the rear of the home shortly before t ...

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Police: Stepson believed to have shot man in Tarrant

Trussville Tribune staff reports Police are investigating a shooting in Tarrant that happened late Friday night. A man was shot in the 1400 block of Ford Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Authorities say they believe a male shot his stepfather in the leg and fled the scene during a domestic dispute between the man and the male's mother. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. ...

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Tuscaloosa couple charged in torture of boy, 9

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A Tuscaloosa couple is charged after a 9-year-old boy was severely tortured authorities announced Friday. Cecily Charmaine Burton, 31, the boy's mother, and Marzel Devon Mills, 40, were arrested this week, according to authorities. Authorities met with staff of the Department of Human Resources Tuscaloosa and Children's of Alabama in Birmingham in reference to the inves ...

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Georgia inmates charged Jefferson County jury duty scam

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Two inmates in a Georgia Correctional Facility have been charged for their role in a multi-state scam. [caption id="attachment_43698" align="alignleft" width="150"] Christopher Ramey[/caption] Following several recent reports of a scam targeting citizens in Jefferson County, the Sheriff’s Office Metro Area Crime Center launched an investigation. The MACC is home to repr ...

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Missouri state senator: ” I hope Trump is assassinated”

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports St. Louis, Missouri --The Secret Service is investigating after a Missouri state senator posted on Facebook that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Democrat-University City, MO., quickly deleted her post, but screen shots of her comment have gone viral on social media. Other Democrats immediately called for Chappelle-Nadal's res ...

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Ballard House Project hosting event on black innovation, culture and commerce

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM - The Ballard House Project, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Birmingham's history will hold several programs on black innovation, culture and commerce from Aug. 18 to Aug. 24. [caption id="attachment_43655" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo from Ballardhouseproject.org.[/caption] The first program, "Ladies First: InnovatHERS" will b ...

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Attack in Barcelona, Spain leaves 13 dead

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Around 100 are injured and 13 are dead following an attack in Barcelona, Spain. According to witnesses of the incident, a white van plowed into a crowd on Las Ramblas boulevard before the driver fled the scene. [caption id="attachment_43652" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo from the Sydney Morning Herald.[/caption] The driver's whereabouts are still unknown. Accordi ...

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Cavanaugh announces run for lieutenant governor

By David Lazenby Editor Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh announced today her intention to run for lieutenant governor. [caption id="attachment_43642" align="alignleft" width="150"] Twinkle Cavanaugh[/caption] Cavanaugh, a Republican, in March filed paperwork  to form a principal campaign committee, a step necessary to run in an election for a state office. Cavanaugh had previous ...

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Attorney General files suit against Birmingham, Mayor over Confederate monument

By Scott Buttram, publisher MONTGOMERY --Alabama attorney general Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit against the City of Birmingham and mayor William Bell on Wednesday for violations of the The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act. Marshall asked the court to impose a $25,000 per day fine for each day that the monument is covered. Bell ordered a wall built around the 1905 Confederate monument at Linn Park. City wo ...

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