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Rosie the Riveter comes to Washington

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WASHINGTON — Mae Krier made an appearance on Capitol Hill on March 21 to ask Congress to recognize Rosie the Riveter Day of Remembrance every year. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Krier also asked Congress to award "Rosies" — as women involved in the war effort at home came to call themselves — the Congressional Gold Medal for their work in the defense ...

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Altercation between kids leads to double shooting involving adults

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Two people were shot Thursday, March 21, after adults got involved in an altercation between kids, according to Birmingham Police. Detectives with the West Precinct responded to a call about a shooting around 7:30 p.m. at 1340 Pine View Road. They located a shooting victim and that person was taken to the hospital. Police said the victim was later prono ...

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Lawmakers get Ivey’s budgets; one ‘heartburn’ issue noted

By Will Whatley and Mary Sell, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey introduced her education and General Fund budgets to state lawmakers this week, with popular provisions like a teacher pay raise, increases for cash-strapped agencies and more money to expand the state's First Class pre-kindergarten program.  State House budget leaders said Thursday they didn’t see major changes coming to Ive ...

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VIDEO: Suspects with swords back down after clerk pulls out gun

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Police are searching for two suspects they said tried to rob a Family Dollar Store with swords. The incident happened on Wednesday, March 20, at the store at 1355 Bessemer Road in Birmingham. Police said the suspects demanded money from the clerk until the clerk pulled out a gun. The suspects fled without any money. [caption id="attachment_74897" align= ...

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Common Core repeal bill passes Senate 23-7

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — A bill to repeal the state's Common Core education standards was passed by the Senate on Thursday. The bill was brought forth by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston. It requires the state to revert to the previous standards developed and adopted during the 1990s and 2000s for the upcoming academic year, and adopt new standards for the 2020-20 ...

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Police searching for suspect after man found shot multiple times in Birmingham parking deck

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM —  Authorities in Birmingham responded to a shooting in the parking deck of The Crescent Building in Birmingham on Thursday. The response came after reports were made that a man was suffering from a gunshot at the parking deck, which is located off Highland Avenue South, according to WVTM. Once on scene, police found the victim suffering from multiple gun ...

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All LifeWay Christian stores closing by the end of 2019

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation are closing as part of a new marketing strategy, according to LifeWay Christian Resources. The company is transitioning to an online-exclusive business plan. The decision was made after LifeWay showed strong growth of digital channels and declining customer traffic at brick-and-mortar stores. The organiza ...

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Contamination worries prompt recall of a baby cough syrup

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MASSENA, N.Y. — Due to the possibility of causing vomiting and diarrhea in children, a recall has been issued for a particular brand of baby cough syrup. The FDA said that Kingston Pharma is recalling Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus because it has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/B ...

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Planned lane closures for Bridge Replacement Project in downtown Birmingham

 From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama Department of Transportation has announced new road closures for the removal of existing structures and for the erection of new girders. Single right lane closure at Carraway Blvd., southbound between 11th Avenue N and 26th Street N., from Wednesday, March 20 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, March 21 at 5 a.m., to deliver girders. Full closure of ...

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Former officer now in jail after pleading guilty to rape and attempted sex abuse of a child

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY — Former Birmingham police officer Joshua Herbinger made a plea deal with prosecutors and will serve six months in jail. According to court documents, Herbinger was sentenced to five years for attempted sex abuse and 10 years for rape, but as part of the deal, only six months of those will be behind bars in the Shelby County Jail. [caption id="attachme ...

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