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St. Vincent’s earns exclusive accreditation

By Chris Yow Editor BIRMINGHAM -- The St. Vincent’s Health System has earned the highest Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care’s (SCPC) heart accreditation in atrial fibrillation, heart failure and chest pain. The system is the only one in the nation to hold all three accreditations at the highest levels. “To earn any of these accreditations is an achievement in which we take great pride,” Neeysa Biddle, S ...

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Man burned in home invasion in Forestdale

From staff reports FORESTDALE -- Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery on Cochise Trail in Forestdale around 8 p.m. Monday night a release said. An elderly male reported five black males, three wearing masks, forced their way into his home and assaulted him. Once inside, the suspects forced the victim to open a safe by burning him with an iron and pouring rubbing alcohol on the wounds. The s ...

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JCSO investigating Center Point shooting

From staff reports CENTER POINT -- Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 2200 block of 1st Place NW in Center Point Monday around 6:45 p.m. a release said. When deputies arrived, they located an adult male in a car with an apparent gunshot wound to his shoulder. He was transported to a local hospital by a private vehicle. His injury is not life-threatening according ...

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Funds for Turn Trussville Pink stay local

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE -- “You’ve got this.” That’s the message Turn Trussville Pink organizers are trying to get out this year. Joshua White, founder of the Audie and Kathy White Foundation (AKW), said the message is clear, and together the community can make that happen. This year, Trussville is standing on its own in fundraising efforts and there are several new events available to help support t ...

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Trussville resident is Mrs. Alabama, competing at Mrs. USA Petite

By Chris Yow Editor TRUSSVILLE — One year ago, Trussville resident Candice McCool was flat on her back. She was suffering from a broken back in three places, and couldn’t move without assistance. For someone who has spent her entire life in top physical fitness shape, the mental devastation was undeniable. [caption id="attachment_25422" align="alignleft" width="222"] Submitted photo[/caption] “You can imagi ...

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Chamber welcomes local, county and state legislators to breakfast

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The annual Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative breakfast is scheduled for Oct. 22. Check in for the event will be 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Speaking at the event will be state representative Danny Garrett, state senators Shay Shelnutt and Slade Blackwell, Jefferson County commissioner Joe Knight and Trussville mayor Gene Melton. Reservations are $10 and ...

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Cahaba River Fry-Down tomorrow at Railroad Park

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- The Cahaba River Society is hosting their annual Cahaba River Fry-Down Sunday, Oct. 11, at Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham. The event will begin at 12 noon and go until 4 p.m. according to a release from event organizers. The event moved from Trussville this year, but the competition will be just as intense. Amatuer catfish fryers will compete just as any food competiti ...

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Teen charged with manslaughter after death of a Springville boy

From staff reports ST. CLAIR COUNTY -- A 17-year-old has been charged with manslaughter after an indictment and his arrest according to Alabama State Trooper spokesman Chuck Daniel. The teen, whose name was not released due to his age, was arrested Thursday after a St. Clair County grand jury indicted him. The charges stem from a 2014 incident where 15-year-old Springville High School student and football p ...

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Suicide note leads to nearly 600 absent students at Hoover HS

From staff reports HOOVER -- Nearly 600 students are absent today at Hoover High School, following yesterday's discovery of notes in school bathrooms allegedly threatening suicide from one student according to a report by Carol Robinson of According to a school email, absent students will be excused with a note from parents on Tuesday. The letters, found Monday according to emails sent to Hoover Hig ...

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