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Citizen chases down armed robbery suspects, gets hit by car

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying suspects in a robbery investigation. According to police, the robbery occurred on Thursday, May 9, at approximately 7:12 p.m., when three suspects entered the Metro PCS located at 2017 Avenue F., Ensley. Once inside, the suspects demanded money as they pointed guns at an employee ...

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Shooting in Ensley ruled to be justifiable

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Birmingham Police Department reported that detectives have received a ruling in connection with a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 1, at approximately 7:20 p.m. See Related: Man dies on operating table after being shot in Ensley. Police said officers from the West Precinct were dispatched to the 1705 52nd Street, Ensley to investig ...

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2 people killed in I-22 crash identified

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Coroner has identified two men killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Jon Costello Nunley, 45, of Lambert, Mississippi, and David Wayne Matthews, 40, of Gardendale were pronounced dead on the scene. Coroner Bill Yates said Birmingham Police were called to the scene at 5:10 p.m. on Interstate 22 at mile marker 92. ...

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Falling tree injures Dora police officer

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports DORA — A tree fell on a police vehicle in Dora on Saturday evening during the heavy rains. An officer was injured as a result and is currently recovering. The incident occurred while the officer was driving on Sharon Boulevard in the area of the Dora City Hall, according to WIAT. WIAT reported that due to the impact, the officer sustained an eye injury. The officer ...

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After delays, distracted driving bill could come back

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY — A vote in the Alabama House of Representatives on a bill to prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones and other devices was delayed. Bill sponsor Rep. K.L. Brown, R-Jacksonville, said a “snafu” in the drafting of the bill caused the holdup. Sponsors had intended to draft a bill modeled on Georgia’s hands-free bill, but legislative staff copied an older version o ...

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VIDEO: Suspected porch pirate in Bessemer: ‘Stealing things makes me feel good’

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BESSEMER — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said a woman was arrested after a doorbell camera caught her stealing something from someone's porch. Amanda Nicole Ramos, 34 is charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, trafficking in stolen identities and possession of drug paraphernalia. [caption id="att ...

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House passes bill to change Board of Pardons and Paroles

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The Alabama House of Representatives debated for more than five hours this week legislation that Democrats argued gave the governor’s office too much control over the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. The bill passed Thursday evening along party lines, 73 to 27.  As originally written, House Bill 380, sponsored by Rep. Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, allowed the governor to a ...

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Attorney General Steve Marshall praises house bill intended to reform Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — Attorney General Steve Marshall has praise for the Alabama House of Representatives after the passage of House Bill 380 Thursday. House Bill 380, sponsored by Representative Connie Rowe, R-Jasper, was passed by a vote of 73-27 and the intent of the bill is to reform the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. “For nearly a year, the people have been stunn ...

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Committee adds rape, incest exemption to abortion ban bill; could get Senate vote today

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would criminalize most abortions in Alabama but added an exception for victims of rape and incest despite objections from the bill sponsors. That amendment could be a large part of debate Thursday when the full Senate is expected to consider the legislation. House Bill 314 is sponsored by Rep. ...

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Search is on for work release inmate who escaped in Shelby County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SHELBY COUNTY — Authorities are searching for a work release inmate who escaped from a detail in Shelby County. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said that inmate Jerry Randolph Anthony left his job assignment at approximately 12:45 p.m., May 9. Anthony was assigned to a work detail in Shelby County, according to ADOC. Anthony is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, a ...

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