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1 confirmed dead in Birmingham house fire on Brewster Road

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A fatality was confirmed after a house fire occurred at Brewster Road in Birmingham on Sunday night. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the incident, which is still under investigation. The fire occurred at the 1600 block of Brewster Road at 9:30 p.m. According to Birmingham Fire and Rescue, both the cause of the fire and the cause of death of the ...

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Center Point man charged with drug trafficking after being stopped for failure to wear seat belt

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CENTER POINT — A 36-year-old man from Center Point was charged with trafficking heroin and hydrocodone after Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies stopped him for failing to wear a seat belt. [caption id="attachment_57372" align="alignleft" width="240"] Ray Anthony Jenkins. Photo from the Jefferson County Jail.[/caption] Ray Anthony Jenkins was stopped by deput ...

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Epilepsy Foundation expresses concerns of flashing lights during Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LANDOVER, MD — On Saturday, June 16, the Epilepsy Foundation released a statement regarding Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 expressing their concern of flashing lights that could be a potential risk to viewers who have epilepsy. “Members of our community have expressed concerns about flashing lights in the new Disney Pixar movie "Incredibles 2," and, in certain instanc ...

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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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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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Birmingham Police seek robbery suspects targeting women at convenience stores

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department is asking for help in identifying seven robbery suspects that the authorities say are targeting women at convenience stores. Recent robbery incidents have occurred between June 9 and June 11 that police believe are connected. According to BPD Public Information Officer, Sgt. Johnny Williams, the suspects have been robbin ...

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