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RECALL ALERT: Electric bicycle could be hazardous

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) — 195 Stromer ST5 electric bicycles have been recalled due to crash and injury hazards, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. CPSC said the bicycle stem can break, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. The company has received one report of a stem breaking, but no injuries were reported. [caption id="attachment_74777" ...

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Man dies after falling from 3rd floor balcony in Hoover area

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Hoover area man died after falling from a third-floor balcony at a retirement center on Tuesday afternoon. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Terry Hugh Kemp, 69, of the Hoover area.  Kemp was a resident of the Rocky Ridge Retirement Center, which is where the incident occurred. Kemp was standing on the third-floor ba ...

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GE Aviation plans to invest millions in Alabama facility

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports AUBURN — Governor Kay Ivey announced a $50 million expansion at GE Aviation's Auburn facility. The expansion will create 60 jobs in the additive manufacturing operation at the plant. The site was the aerospace industry's first to mass-produce a jet engine component using 3-D printing technologies. Ivey said the factory will be able to launch a high volume of a secon ...

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Latest on Central Business District roadwork in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — As construction continues in downtown Birmingham for Interstate Improvements, the Alabama Department of Transportation said drivers should expect delays. Listed below are the current city streets that are open/closed beneath the central business district bridges during the reconstruction of the bridges: Open 16th Street N 18th Street N 19th Street N Ric ...

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One year later: JSU students giving back

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — March 19 marked one year since an EF-3 tornado ripped through the city of Jacksonville, destroying buildings in its path. Jacksonville State University used the anniversary to give back. The JSU Office of Community Engagement organized a supply drive for survivors of the Lee County tornado. The Calhoun County EMA is working with the school to co ...

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Marsh files bill to repeal Common Core standards in Alabama

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY -- Del Marsh, president pro tem of the Alabama Senate, announced on Tuesday that he is filing a bill to repeal Common Core standards in the state. “In the past, I have let our school board, who dictates education policy, have Common Core in place," Marsh said in a video statement. "But after ten years, the state of Alabama is 49th in math and 46th in read ...

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‘Mama June’ accused of having crack cocaine in Alabama

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSKEGEE — Reality star “Mama June” Shannon posted bond in Macon County, Alabama, after an arrest March 13. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office said Shannon and a friend, Eugene Doak, were taken into custody at a gas station. According to court documents, people nearby called police about an altercation. Investigators arrived and said they found crack cocaine and a pi ...

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No charges in double homicide investigation

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – A shooting death of a Birmingham man has been ruled justifiable. JaGorren Kelly was shot and killed on January 25. Detectives on the scene at the GM Lounge on Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard determined Kelly had shot another victim, LaQuintin Deon Wright. Investigators believe Kelly was shot by a third subject as Kelly was shooting Wright. The Jefferson ...

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Woman pleads guilty to pushing friend off bridge

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports VANCOUVER, Wash. (CNN) — A 19-year-old Washington state woman pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment after pushing her friend off a bridge last summer, according to CNN. The incident was caught on camera. The friend, Jordan Holgerson, suffered four broken ribs and a punctured lung. Doctors said the 60-foot drop could have been deadly. [caption id="attachment_74632" ...

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Shelton State offering new and improved K-12 summer outreach

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — Shelton State Community College will be offering new educational opportunities this summer. The @theDome Summer 2019 Programming will include already popular camps and workshops, as well as an updated STEM Academy. The @theDome program offers opportunities in athletics, culinary arts, theatre, LEGO engineering and cosmetology for all ages. In the STEM A ...

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