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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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Birmingham: I-59/20 bridge project update

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — As construction continues in downtown Birmingham for Interstate improvements, the Alabama Department of Transportation says drivers should expect delays. There will be intermittent lane closures and ramp closures this week on Red Mountain Expressway and I-59/20 northbound and southbound. The I-59/20 SB exit ramp to Carraway Boulevard will be closed Jan. ...

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Mountain Brook: Bridge deck repairs on I-459 NB to continue until Monday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – On Jan. 11, the Alabama Department of Transportation will continue Emergency Maintenance Bridge Deck Repairs on I-459 northbound from Milepost 21.0 to just south of exit 23 (Overton Road Access). Work will start Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. and continue until Jan. 14 at 6 a.m. I-459 NB outside (right) lane will be closed to allow workers to place the frictio ...

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City of Argo releases agenda for Jan. 14 meeting

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ARGO — Argo will be hosting a regular city council meeting on Jan. 14, starting at 6 p.m.  The preliminary agenda is as follows: 1.      Call to Order 2.      Roll Call 3.      Invocation 4.      Pledge of Allegiance 5.      Approval of Minutes – 11/26/2018 & 12/10/2018 6.      Speaker Jerry Mahner 7.      Teen Council Report – Katie Whitfield 8.      Police Rep ...

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AG Steve Marshall addresses the issue of human trafficking in Alabama

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — In support of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Attorney General Steve Marshall addressed the issue and how it touches lives in Alabama. Marshall noted the existence of the problem within the state of Alabama and how Alabama interstates provide a corridor for the practice. “Not only is human trafficking a global tragedy, it is heartbreakingly present in ...

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Utah Police warn motorists not to do ‘Bird Box’ Challenge while driving

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports UTAH — Police in Utah have taken to social media to warn motorists of the dangers of driving a car while blindfolded. “Bird Box Challenge while driving… Predictable result,” said the Layton Police Department in a Facebook post on Friday. [caption id="attachment_70367" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of the Layton Police Department[/caption] Attached to ...

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

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, Monday, Jan. 14, beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a traffic shift to merge the new inside la ...

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3 random shootings into occupied vehicles in Jefferson County may be related

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY -- After a third random shooting into an occupied vehicle in Jefferson County, the Metro Area Crime Center is investigating a possible connection, according to WBRC. The third shooting occurred at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lakeshore Parkway ramp onto Interstate 65 in Homewood. The other two shootings occurred on Jan. 3 on Old Springville Road a ...

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Vestavia Hills man faces 6 counts of rape

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports VESTAVIA HILLS -- Samuel Woods III of Vestavia Hills has been charged with six counts of rape dating back to 2015. He is scheduled to stand trial in February, according to court records. Woods faces charges dating back to 2015, when he was arrested for having sex with a girl who was between the age of 12 and 16 years old in June and September of that year. He was ch ...

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Birmingham Police make arrest in case of arson, murder

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham Police reported that detectives have charged a suspect in connection with a homicide investigation from 2018. The incident occurred on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at approximately 8:10 p.m. [caption id="attachment_70308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Birmingham Police Department[/caption] Officers from the South Precinct respo ...

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