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Bessemer Middle School was on lock-down for 90 minutes after loaded gun was found on student

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BESSEMER — A 90-minute lock-down took place at Bessemer Middle School after a student was found in possession of a firearm, according to WBRC. Police reported that the firearm was loaded but that no injuries occurred, according to WBRC. WBRC reported that around 12:30 p.m. the school was placed on lock-down, and it was lifted around 2 p.m. ...

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Update: Code Red has been lifted at Thompson High School

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ALABASTER – Alabaster Police reported that Thompson High School was under a Code Red, according to WBRC. WBRC reported that a Code Red was initiated after an anonymous caller informed the school of a possible threat of violence. Police on scene said that there was no credible evidence of a threat to students or staff, according to WBRC. The Code Red was lifted aroun ...

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Jefferson County Sheriff-Elect Mark Pettway to attend swearing in ceremony on Friday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Jefferson County Sheriff-Elect Mark Pettway will be attending a swearing in ceremony at the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Friday. Pettway won the 2018 general election and will officially take office on Jan. 11. Pettway is a life-long Jefferson County resident who grew up in a neighborhood not far from Birmingham’s Legion Field Stadium. He ...

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Man, women involved in northern Jefferson County murder-suicide identified

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY —  Identities of the victims from a murder-suicide in northern Jefferson County on Wednesday have been released by authorities. Related Story: Murder-suicide in northern Jefferson County leaves 2 dead According to Carol Robinson of Al.com, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified Brandi Michell Allen, 39, as the homicide victim and Mark Davi ...

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Suspected car thief in Birmingham foiled by Brazilian Special Forces vet and jiu-jitsu

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – An incident between a champion jiu-jitsu fighter and a suspected car thief ended with the suspect facing charges, according to WBRC. WBRC reported that last week Rachel Jacobs observed a man suspected of trying to break into a neighborhood car in downtown Birmingham.  Jacobs went inside and retrieved her boyfriend Abreau Campos to respond. When Campos, ...

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Plan for recycling program at Legion Field has support of the Birmingham City Council

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A resolution by the Birmingham City Council to “encourage” the adoption of a recycling policy for Legion Field by the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board was passed on Tuesday, according to WIAT. WIAT reported that President Pro Temp William Parker believes that the project can be initiated by the time the Birmingham Iron begins its season at the hist ...

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Car crash follows east Birmingham police chase Wednesday night

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- A police car chase through East Lake on Wednesday night ended with a crash and three people arrested, according to Birmingham Police. The vehicle, which fit the description of one used in recent criminal activity, was driving erratically and running red lights, according to a report by WVTM. Police attempted to pull the vehicle over and the chase ensue ...

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3 resign from Birmingham Civil Rights Institute board after criticism for rescinding award to Angela Davis

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Three board members from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute have resigned following criticism of the decision to rescind the Fred Shuttlesworth Award to Dr. Angela Davis. The decision to withdraw the award came after community Jewish groups opposed recognizing Davis in light of her antisemitic views. Board Chairman Mike Oatridge, First Vice Chairman ...

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Birmingham Police searching for 4 suspects from a home invasion

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Birmingham Police are conducting an investigation into a report that four masked men invaded a woman’s home on Wednesday morning, according to Carol Robinson of Al.com. Robinson reported that officers out of Birmingham’s West Precinct arrived at a home in the 700 block of 15th Street S.W. at around 11 a.m.  They were informed by the victim that the grou ...

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Former Alabama representative expected to plead guilty in federal investigation

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY – Court documents filed on Wednesday indicate that Ed Henry, a former Republican representative from Hartsville, plans to plead guilty to charges in a federal investigation, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. The Montgomery Advertiser reported that Henry is facing 14 charges that are related to a business deal between a chronic care management compan ...

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