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Jalen Hurts heading to Oklahoma

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA – Jalen Hurts is transferring to Oklahoma, according to his comments on social media. "Now, I’m an alumnus of the University of Alabama," Hurts said on Twitter. "Now I’m Bama for LIFE — and that right there will never change! But now it’s also time for me to start a new chapter in my story. I’ve decided to take my talents to the University of Oklahoma, wh ...

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Blount County man found dead on road side, questions remain

From The Trussville Tribune BLOUNT COUNTY — The sheriff’s department for Blount County launched an investigation into a man found dead on the side of a road on Monday, according to WBRC. The man has been identified as David “Bird” Dorning, and was in his early 50s, reported WBRC. Law enforcement said the man was found near the 1900 block off Skyball Road. “We have witnesses that said that they saw him walki ...

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Bill to make cell phone usage illegal while driving proposed by state lawmaker

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — A lawmaker for the state of Alabama proposed a bill to make use of a cell phone illegal while driving if that phone does not have a hands-free connection, according to WIAT. WIAT reported that some lawmakers believe the proposed law to be redundant and unnecessary. "The problem is not the cell phone," Rep. Mike Ball said. "The problem is the distraction ...

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Funeral services for fallen Birmingham police officer this weekend, visitation in Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The Birmingham Police Department has reported that funeral arrangements for fallen Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter are scheduled for this weekend in Birmingham and Trussville. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel located at 1500 Gadsden Highway. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

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Cook Out restaurant is headed for Birmingham area

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports One of the most popular fast food restaurants in the South is headed for the Birmingham area. Cook Out announced Tuesday that they plan to open on 281 Lakeshore Parkway, the site of the former Outback Steakhouse. Cook Out is known for it's fresh, never frozen, grilled hamburgers and chicken sandwiches, as well as 40 flavors of milkshakes. They also serve grilled hot ...

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Latest on the closure of I-59/20 in downtown Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama Department of Transportation announced that construction crews are preparing to transition to close portions of I-59/20 through downtown Birmingham for Phase III of the I-59/20 Central Business District Bridge Project. This transition period is expected to take place Jan. 18 – Feb. 4 and includes three weekends of construction activities sur ...

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Got Netflix? Your rates are probably going up

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SAN FRANSISCO — Streaming behemoth Netflix is raising U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, according to WTVM. WTVM reported the most popular plan will jump from $11 to $13 per month.  That plan delivers high-definition streaming on up to two different devices at the same time. The least expensive plan will go up to $9 per month. The new pricing schedule will imm ...

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Following shooting death of Birmingham police sergeant, Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — An order from Governor Kay Ivey will ensured that flags will be flown at half-staff to honor Sgt. Wytasha Carter, who was shot and killed early on Sunday morning, according to WBRC. WBRC reported that Carter and another officer came upon two suspects during the commission of a burglary.  One of the suspects was patted down.  When it was revealed that he ...

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UAB Blazer bus involved in an accident

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A UAB Blazer express transit bus was involved in an accident on Tuesday morning, according to WTVM. WTVM reported that the accident occurred at Fifth Avenue South and 11th Street South. At the time of the incident, the bus contained 23 employees plus one driver. Two of the pasengers were taken to the UAB Emergency department.  Their injuries were non-li ...

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I-59/20 in downtown Birmingham to close on Jan. 21 for 14 months

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, Interstate 59/20 through downtown Birmingham is slated to be completely closed down on Jan. 21.  It will remain closed for 12 to 14 months while work will be done on a one mile stretch through the Central Business District.  This work will include demolishing and replacing the structures that suppor ...

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