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Hummus brand recalled from Target, Publix, other stores due to listeria concerns

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut and Herb Topping is being recalled due to concerns of a listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The brand is being taken off the shelves of Walmart, Target, Publix, Fresh Market and other stores. While no illnesses have been reported yet anybody who has purchased this product should avoid it an ...

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Etowah County car crash claims lives of father and daughter

From Trussville Tribune staff reports ETWOAH COUNTY – Two people, a father and daughter, were tragically killed in a car crash on I-59, approximately one mile north of Attalla. A press release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said that the crash occurred at 9:05 p.m. A car being driven by Anna Elaine Holthof, 21, was struck by a 2007 Freightliner. Holthof’s father, Roy Holthof, 59, was her passenger. ...

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Central Alabama, Jefferson County under tornado watch

From Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – Jefferson County is among others in Alabama that have been placed under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. As storms move in from the west, more counties are likely to be hit by severe weather. Other cities under tornado watch are Cullman, Tuscaloosa, Hamilton and Gadsden. The National Weather Service says that the northern portion of Alabama has been by st ...

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Reformed Veterans Affairs bill signed into law by President Trump

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Saying that it’s “one of the largest reforms” in the Department of Veterans Affairs history, President Donald Trump signed a new bill into law that provides protection to whistleblowers at the organization, according to CNN.com. [caption id="attachment_35983" align="alignleft" width="150"] Donald Trump elected 45th president of the United States.[/caption] The VA garner ...

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Updated: Birmingham metro area under slight risk of storms, brief tornadoes possible

From Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Birmingham metro area is under a slight risk of storms, flooding and damaging winds according to the National Weather Service Birmingham. Brief tornadoes are possible for the northern and western parts of Alabama. Several counties in Mississippi close to the Alabama Border are under a tornado warning. Clanton, Alexander City, Selma and Demopolis a ...

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Contagious disease infecting citrus fruits spotted in Alabama

From the Associated Press MONTGOMERY - A highly contagious bacterial disease that seriously threatens the U.S. citrus industry has been found for the first time in Alabama. [caption id="attachment_41345" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo by citrusalert.com.[/caption] Federal and state plant officials confirm that citrus greening was found in leaf and insect samples at a home on Dauphin Island, according ...

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Former legislator Oliver Robinson from Birmingham charged with bribery conspiracy, pleads guilty

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Oliver L. Robinson, Jr. – a former Alabama legislator – has been charged by the U.S. Attorney’s office with bribery aimed at influencing opposition to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project in North Birmingham. Robinson has pleaded guilty and entered into a plea deal with prosecutors. Robinson is accused of accepting $360,000 dollars through a non ...

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Storms cause damages, injuries in Jefferson County

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Storms that hit Jefferson County has caused damaged in parts of Birmingham and the metro area, namely in Fairfield where buildings have been destroyed and several injuries have occurred. [caption id="attachment_41359" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo from WVTM TV.[/caption] Damages have been reported in the western area of Birmingham. In Fairfield, several buildings ...

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Birmingham police investigating man shot in stomach in Ensley

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – A man is in the hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after being shot in the stomach in Ensley, according to WVTM. A shooting was reported on Avenue C at 17th Street Ensley at around 4:30 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found the man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the stomach. The victim, who was rushed to the hospital, ...

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever from tick bite suspected in Shelby County

From Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY – A man in Helena says that he is suffering from what may be a case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, according to a report by WIAT. The man contracted the illness after being bitten by a tick in his backyard. [caption id="attachment_41327" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo from the CDC.[/caption] Allen Morgan began breaking out in rashes all over his bo ...

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