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House passes reading proficiency bill

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday night passed a bill to require schools to hold back for another year third-grade students who are not reading on grade level. The bill was debated for more than two hours as Democrats questioned the ability of the bill to solve reading problems in failing schools and voiced concerns about the retention ...

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Arrest made in shooting death of man at Birmingham hotel

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A Fultondale man was charged in the shooting death of another man at the Birmingham Garden Inn on Friday, April 26, 2019. Nicholas Burrell, 29, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $75,000 bond. [caption id="attachment_79424" align="alignleft" width="240"] Nicholas Burrell, Jefferson County Jail[/caption] Birmingham Police said Sterling Bradl ...

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Birmingham man stabbed to death in domestic altercation

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A man was stabbed to death on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, according to Birmingham Police. Michael Lambert, 25, died after being taken to the hospital from 7613 Second Ave. N. Police were first dispatched to the location around 2 p.m. They found the victim suffering from a stab wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported Lambert to UAB where he later died ...

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HOMEWOOD POLICE: Man tricked elderly man into giving him $4,000

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HOMEWOOD — Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama released information about a case of possible abuse of an elderly man. According to Crime Stoppers, Homewood Police detectives are asking for help finding a man they said was involved in the case. A police report said the man solicited work from the victim, claiming there was a problem with his house. The man then took the ...

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Governor Kay Ivey signs Human Life Protection Act

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act after both houses of the Alabama Legislature passed HB314. Upon signing the bill, Governor Ivey released the following statement: “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the ...

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VIDEO: Elderly man dies in Las Vegas after woman pushes him off bus

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released video of a woman pushing an elderly man off a bus in Las Vegas. Police identified the woman as 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop. Witnesses said the victim had been asking Bishop to be nicer to the passengers before being pushed out the doors and onto the ground. The incident took place on March 21, 2019. The victim, identified as 74-year-old ...

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Senate passes abortion ban, bill goes to governor

By TODD STACY, CAROLINE BECK, and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed a bill banning nearly all abortions, sending the legislation to Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature. Bill sponsor Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, said she had spoken to Ivey’s advisers and expects the governor to sign the bill. An Ivey spokeswoman said the governor will withhold public comment ...

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Victim shot during robbery in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is asking the public to come forward after a robbery and shooting in Birmingham. Birmingham Police said the robbery happened on May 10, 2019, in the 1500 block of 31st Avenue North. One person was shot. Detectives obtained surveillance video of the car in which they believe the three suspects were traveling. Anyone who re ...

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Where’s CHIP? Children’s insurance funding not in budgets

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News The $35 million Alabama needs for a federal health care program for low- and mid-income children isn’t in either of the state’s two budgets progressing through the Alabama Legislature. Lawmakers appear to disagree about whether the 2020 funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program belongs in the General Fund, which funds Medicaid and other public health expenses, or t ...

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2 masked intruders rob Pleasant Grove nursing home

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PLEASANT GROVE — The Pleasant Grove Police Department released surveillance images of two people they said robbed a nursing home. Around 2:45 a.m., on Thursday, April 24, 2019, two masked intruders entered the Cottage Hills Nursing Home through the back door. Both of them were armed with handguns. They pointed their guns at staff and demanded drugs. They stuffed the ...

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