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Bond revoked in reckless driving case of ‘Talladega Nights’ former child actor

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Former “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” child actor Luke Bigham had his bond revoked in his June reckless driving case in Trussville Municipal Court on Friday. A petition to revoke Bigham’s bond was granted by Judge Carl Chamblee. The revocation comes on the heels of Bigham’s arrest Tuesday night for third-degree domestic violence, when he allegedly pushed his mother ...

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Building in Clay raided, gambling equipment seized

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- An eight-month investigation into illegal gambling machines led to a raid Wednesday at a mini storage building in Clay. The raid happened at Clay Mini Storage in the 6500 block of Old Springville Road. Jefferson County sheriff’s detectives and the Alabama Attorney General's Office seized 10 electronic gambling machines in the raid, said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jack Self. ...

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Authorities search for wife of man arrested after chase that began in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating 41-year-old Paula Anne Worcester, of Morris, who was reported missing by her sister July Fourth. Just after 7 p.m. on July Fourth, Worcester’s sister came to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to report that she was missing. She has not been seen since June 18. According to family members she was ...

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‘Talladega Nights’ child actor allegedly pushed mom down stairs

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” child actor Luke Bigham allegedly pushed his mother down some stairs Tuesday night, leading to a charge of third-degree domestic violence, according to Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley. Sivley said Bigham was arrested by officers at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday. Sivley said Bigham’s mother complained of pain but did not seek medical attention ...

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Trafford fatal crash victim identified

By Gary Lloyd TRAFFORD -- The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal crash in Trafford on Tuesday afternoon. The victim was identified as Herman Tavis Mulvehill Jr., 53, of Trafford. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to the 3300 block of Smith Mill Road in northern Jefferson County to investigate the accident. They arrived to find Mulvehill ...

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Tarrant man arrested after chase that began in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Tarrant man is behind bars after he led multiple agencies on a two-county chase that began in Pinson. Just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of Sweeny Hollow Road and Center Point Road. The driver of the 2001 Ford F-150 ignored signals to stop and accelerated south on Center Point Road, said Jefferson County Sherif ...

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UPDATED: ‘Talladega Nights’ child actor charged in Trussville crash arrested again

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The child actor from Trussville who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” has been arrested again. Luke Bigham, 20, is charged with domestic violence-harassment of his mother, according to Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges. Bigham was in Trussville City Jail on Wednesday morning. The alleged incident happened at Bigham’s mothe ...

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First section of North Chalkville paving complete

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The first section of resurfacing and repairing North Chalkville Road in Trussville is complete. The stretch of roadway between Rock Ridge Avenue and Brentwood Avenue is complete and open. Sidewalks and gutters were also repaired. [caption id="attachment_13235" align="alignleft" width="300"] The intersection of North Chalkville Road and Hewitt Streetfile photo by Gary Lloyd[/capti ...

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Next Trussville mayor will make $75,600 annual salary

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The third time was the charm. The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved ordinances amending mayor and city council salaries for the next administration. The city council pulled the ordinances from its agendas the last two meetings. The ordinance will increase the mayor’s yearly salary from $60,000 to $75,600 and each council member’s pay to $750 per month. Each councilman m ...

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1 dead in traffic accident near Trafford

By Gary Lloyd TRAFFORD -- One person is dead after a single-vehicle accident in the Trafford area. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to the 3300 block of Smith Mill Road in northern Jefferson County to investigate the accident. They arrived to find the 53-year-old male driver dead on the scene. He had been the only person in the truck. The investigation indicates that the ...

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