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Man booked into Shelby County Jail on 11 child sex charges

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY — A  29-year-old man was booked into the Shelby County Jail on Friday for 11 charges alleging sex crimes against a child, according to county records. [caption id="attachment_70578" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy Shelby County Jail[/caption] According to county records, Jonathan Alan Taylor was charged with four counts of sexual abuse of ...

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FBI and Birmingham police offer $10,000 reward in armored vehicle robbery

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Johnnie Sharp Jr. and Birmingham Police Chief Patrick D. Smith announced today a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and indictment of the subjects responsible for a Brinks armored vehicle robbery that occurred on Dec. 24. [caption id="attachment_70573" align="alignleft" width="300"] Courtesy B.P.D.[/caption] On Dec. 24 at ...

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Birmingham Mayor released statement about Birmingham police shooting

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin released a statement in response to the shooting death of Birmingham Police Sgt. Wytasha Carter on Sunday. Wytasha died in the line of duty while investigating vehicle break-ins that occurred in downtown Birmingham.  Another officer was critically injured during the incident. “Sgt. Wytasha Carter gave his life early this ...

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Birmingham: Sign replacement on I-59/20 scheduled for Monday

BIRMINGHAM -- On Monday, the Alabama Department of Transportation will begin operations to replace the overhead signs on I-59/20 northbound and southbound from Milepost 105 just south of I-459 to Milepost 106 just north of I-459.  This work will be as follows: Monday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., the I-59 SB right shoulder will be closed. Monday, Jan. 14 from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m., the I-59 NB right lan ...

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Slain Birmingham police officer identified, formerly served with Leeds Police Department

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The Birmingham Police Department reported that an investigation into an officer involved shooting is underway. The incident occurred at 1:59 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, on the 900 block of Fifth Avenue North. Officers were at the incident location to address vehicle burglaries when they encountered two suspects at a vehicle. The officers approached ...

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BREAKING: Birmingham Police officer shot and killed, 2nd officer critically wounded in downtown

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- An overnight shooting near the Four Seasons Bar and Grill in downtown Birmingham has left one Birmingham Police sergeant dead and another officer critically wounded, according to Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith. "Both officers were shot in very critical areas," Smith said. One suspect was wounded — possibly critically — and another suspect is in ...

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Body of man found after fire in west Jefferson County on Saturday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ADGER -- The body of man was found following a fire in west Jefferson County on Saturday. The fire was in the 4400 block of Boston Road in Adger at about 9:40 a.m., according to WBRC. After firefighters from Adger and Hueytown extinguished the blaze, they found the body of Clarence Wayne Johnson, 76, who was identified by a family member. The State Fire Marshall is ...

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Gardendale: $34 million medical complex to have ribbon cutting on Sunday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports GARDENDALE —  UAB is opening up a brand new $34 million medical complex in Gardendale, according to WIAT, that will boast 12 exam rooms, lab services, a pharmacy and even a heleport. WIAT reported that Gardendale Mayor Stan Hogeland had high hopes about what the project means for the city. "You know, I saw it come up from the ground, so I was involved with the progr ...

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Auburn Police looking for man that damaged property, abandoned pregnant dog at Humane Society

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LEE COUNTY – According to WTVM a Humane Society in Lee County is looking into an incident of vandalism that occurred to its shelter on Jan. 7 at approximately 6 p.m. On that date, a man appears to have intentionally caused damage to a fence while abandoning a pregnant female dog at the shelter, according to WTVM.  The shelter reported that the man is believed to be ...

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Shelby County: Project to add lanes, widen bridges on I-65 NB and SB continues

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY — The Alabama Department of Transportation will continue a project to add lanes and widen bridges on I-65 from the State Route 3 Interchange (US 31 – Exit 238) in Alabaster to the County Road 52 Interchange (Exit 242) in Pelham as follows:   Weather permitting, on Jan. 17, beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a traffic shift to merge the new inside ...

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