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Governor Ivey moves special election for US Senate seat to later this year

From Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation Tuesday to move the special election for the vacant US senate seat. The new election date for the primary is now set for August 15, 2017, with any runoff election held on September 26, 2017. The general election will be held on December 12, 2017. “I promised to steady our ship of state," Governor Kay Ivey said in a r ...

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Teething tablets recalled by FDA

From Trussville Tribune staff reports Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores to the consumer level. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the medicines have been found to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that may differ from the calculated amount on ...

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Two women found dead in Lake Tuscaloosa

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA --Tuscaloosa police believe two women, ages 34 and 41, died accidentally on Friday. Their bodies were recovered from Lake Tuscaloosa early Saturday morning, the Tuscaloosa News reported. One of the women, 34-years-old, was last seen by her husband at 8 a.m. on Friday as he left to play golf. She had planned a day of sunbathing with a friend, newspaper rep ...

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Man killed in crash during police pursuit

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A two-vehicle crash at 7:35 p.m. Friday, April 14, has claimed the life of one man and injured another. Tyler Reese Hicks, 26, was killed when the 2006 Suzuki motorcycle he was operating collided with a 1999 Acura sedan driven by John Matthew Long, 40, also of Jasper. Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene, and Long was transported to Walker Baptist Medical Center in Ja ...

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Finally: April the giraffe gives birth

By Associated Press Finally. After weeks of waiting, Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., went live on Facebook Saturday morning to say the labor alert has gone out and the zoo's team is assembling to assist in the birth. [caption id="attachment_39893" align="alignleft" width="300"] Screenshot of the live feed. Facebook photo[/caption] April has been pregnant for about 16 months and for weeks people ...

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Man arrested after car chase through Jefferson County damages three sheriff’s cars

From Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY-- A 58-year-old man is in custody after leading deputies on a chase Friday afternoon in Jefferson County. Just after 2:30 Friday, Hueytown Police issued a lookout for a vehicle that had been involved in a chase in their city. It was reported that, during that chase, the suspect attempted to strike a Hueytown patrol car with his vehicle. Around 3:30, a d ...

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Tractor trailer overturned, blocking Interstate

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- State Troopers are working a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 South at exit 282. A tractor-trailer is overturned at Cane Creek Road bridge and all southbound lanes are blocked. Motorists can take exit 284 (AL-160) and go east one-quarter mile and take US 31 through Warrior and get back on I-65 in Kimberly. Motorists should avoid going back down Cane Creek Road to I-65 from US 31 due ...

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Police arrest Gadsden mother after her baby tests positive for morphine

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports GADSDEN – Police in Gadsden have arrested Lauren Brooke Torrez, 27, after she gave birth to a baby that tested positive for morphine, AL.com reports. She had tested positive for Fentanyl while she was pregnant. Torrez is now being held at the Etowah County Jail on a $10,000 bond and has been charged with a count of chemical endangerment of a child. This charge count ...

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House Committee approves autism therapy mandate

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY – The House Insurance Committee approved a bill (HB 284) on Wednesday that would make autism behavioral analysis therapy mandatory for insurance coverage. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives for a full vote. [caption id="attachment_39848" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Alabama State House.[/caption] The committee made several changes ...

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Roads, businesses closed in Pelham as police investigate suspicious packages (Updated)

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PELHAM – Pelham police officers are investigating “suspicious packages,” which has resulted in several nearby businesses being evacuated and part of Cahaba Valley Road/Hwy 119 being closed. Bystanders say that the packages have been sighted near a Taco Bell in Pelham since Wednesday night, reports WIAT. [caption id="attachment_39842" align="alignleft" width="300"] A ...

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