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Medical marijuana bill approved by Alabama Senate

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — A bill that authorizes medical marijuana to be used for certain medical conditions was approved by the Alabama Senate Thursday morning. The bill passed through the Senate on a 17-6 vote, according to ABC 33-40. ABC 33-40 said the bill would also create an oversight commission to avoid abuse and that patients with a valid medical cannabis card would not ...

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15 and 17-year-old identified in deadly cliff crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Two people killed in a crash off Shades Crest Road have been identified as Birmingham teens. Seventeen-year-old Yefry Said Hernandez and 15-year-old Noemi Zayas-Flores were killed when the vehicle they were in fell off a cliff at the intersection of West Oxmoor Road. The accident happened on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates said ...

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Man found in Birmingham Water Works basin identified

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Coroner said 23-year-old Leonard Docquan Bennett was the man found in an intake basin in the Sicard Hollow Road treatment facility. His body was found around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Cahaba Pump Station by an employee, according to Rick Jackson with Birmingham Water Works. Birmingham Police are investigating the incide ...

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Jeffco deputy injured in Interstate crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was injured and transported to the hospital after a crash on Interstate 20 East on Wednesday night. The accident occurred at 8:20 p.m. when the deputy was involved in a single-vehicle accident on I-20 East just before the 140 mile marker. The deputy was transported to the hospital for t ...

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OXFORD POLICE: Man robbed bank, committed suicide as SWAT closed in

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports OXFORD — Oxford Police said a man who robbed a bank on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, killed himself as SWAT closed in on him. Investigators identified the subject just 29 minutes after the robbery at Regions Bank on Quintard Drive. The East Metro Area Crime Center worked with Oxford investigators and Newnan, Georgia, police to find the man. SWAT located him at his apartme ...

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Man killed in fight at Birmingham apartment identified

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A victim killed during a fight at an apartment in Birmingham has been identified. The Birmingham Police Department said Benny Bozeman, 41, was killed on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Police were dispatched to #33 Center Street North at 8:08 p.m. They found the victim inside the apartment. [caption id="attachment_78982" align="alignleft" width="240"] Marcus Burt ...

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Man wanted by Tarrant Police on robbery charge

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TARRANT — Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama said a Birmingham man was wanted by the Tarrant Police Department as of April 5, 2019. Marcus Terron Lowe, 41, is wanted on felony warrants charging him with robbery first degree, and failure to appear for robbery third degree, receiving stolen property first degree, and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled subs ...

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2 cars, including a classic Chevelle, stolen from business in Pelham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PELHAM — Detectives with the Pelham Police Department are investigating a burglary case involving two stolen vehicles. According to Crime Stoppers, a green 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle and a tan Chevrolet Tahoe were stolen from a business that was burglarized on April 24, 2019. [caption id="attachment_78929" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo of stolen vehicles / Sourc ...

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Walmart raising age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports NEW YORK — Walmart announced that the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and all e-cigarettes in the United States will be raised to 21. The announcement was made Wednesday. The new policy will start in July and will be enforced at all U.S. locations of Walmart and Sam’s Clubs, according to Walmart. U.S. Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer for Walmart John Scu ...

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2 Alabama correctional officers arrested on drug charges

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) agents arrested a correctional officer at the Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore on Saturday for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison. ADOC said that at approximately 10 p.m., 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley, of Millbrook, was arrested and charged with promoting prison contraband and unl ...

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