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1 dead in west Birmingham shooting

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --An investigation into a homicide is underway after police responded to shots fired in west Birmingham and found a man dead in a vehicle on Saturday evening. Police Sgt. Johnny Williams said the incident occurred in the 1400 block of Pike Road. The victim's identity is being withheld pending the notification of family.  "At approximately 6 p.m., officers ...

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Random shooting on I-59 in east Birmingham leaves one wounded

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Police in Birmingham are searching for a suspect in a dark vehicle after random shots were fired at Interstate-59 near Tallapoosa and the Birmingham airport on Saturday. The shooting occurred at about 1:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-59, according to Carol Robinson. Police said one man was hit by gunfire causing him to crash into another vehicle.  ...

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Taziki’s Mediterranean Café ranked as one of nation’s top companies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Taziki’s Mediterranean Café has placed No. 4989 on Inc. Magazine’s upcoming annual Inc. 5000.  This honor represents the most prestigious listing of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States and, in the past, has included such powerhouses as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkdIn, Yelp, and Zillow. “We are thrilled that Taziki ...

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Man clinging to life after shootout off Greensprings Highway

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM— A Friday morning shootout off Greensprings Highway has left a man battling for his life against life-threatening injuries, according to WVTM 13. Reports of shots fired brought law enforcement to a Chevron gas station located at the corner of Greensprings Highway and Valley Avenue.  Upon arrival the responding officers discovered a man suffering from two ...

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ALDOT to close lanes on I-20 eastbound, westbound in St. Clair County for paving

From the Alabama Department of Transportation ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Beginning at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19, weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will close the left 2 lanes of I-20 westbound for Paving Operations between the Eden exit (Milepost 156) and the Brompton exit (Milepost 147). This same lane closure will be in place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Monday night, Aug. 20, to Friday mor ...

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Driver dead after mishap with 18-wheeler at Hoover Home Depot parking lot

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports HOOVER — Hoover Police have confirmed that on Friday morning a truck driver was killed on Highway 280 in Inverness, after being rolled over by his truck, according to WIAT 42. Authorities currently believe that the incident was the result of the truck getting into gear and then moving over him while the driver was performing an inspection under his vehicle. It is fu ...

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Alabama breaks its employment record for the third month in a row

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday, August 17, that Alabama has broken its employment record for the third month in a row. In July, 2,105,513 people were counted as employed, up from June’s count of 2,098,121, and up from July 2017’s count of 2,077,406, representing a yearly increase of 28,107. In July, 90,987 p ...

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VIDEO: Credit card skimmer found at Raceway on Hwy. 280

From The Trussville Tribune BIRMINGHAM --In July, the Secret Service warned of credit card skimmers found on Alabama gas pumps. At the time, they advised going inside to pay instead of paying at the pump. But they may be rethinking that advice after an alert customer made a discovery inside a Raceway convenience store on U.S. Highway 280 in Birmingham on Wednesday. Johnny Chergotakos posted a video of a ski ...

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BREAKING: Dozen injured in Hayden when tent collapses during bank directors meeting

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HAYDEN — A dozen people were injured during a Traditions Bank stockholders meeting when a tent collapsed during a storm, according to Jonathan Hardison of WBRC.  More than 400 people were attending the annual event. West Blount Fire Chief J.J. Ivey told Hardison that 12 people hurt in the collapse and six were taken by ambulance to the hospital. Two people reportedl ...

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Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died at 76

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, 76, known as the Queen of Soul, has died according a family statement given Thursday. Franklin died Thursday morning at 9:50 a.m. at Detroit home while under hospice care for complications from advanced pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends according to the Franklin family reported Spin. Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn ...

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