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Trussville man arrested on child porn charges

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – A Trussville man is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on eight charges after his arrest this week. [caption id="attachment_34123" align="alignleft" width="300"] via Jefferson County Sheriff's Office[/caption] Brian Wayne Ray, 54, was arrested on Wednesday on child pornography charges according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. His bond tot ...

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Lottery bill dead after Senate vote

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports MONTGOMERY – The Alabama lottery bill has died for the special session. [caption id="attachment_34120" align="alignleft" width="300"] AP file photo[/caption] On Friday, the Senate held a vote to concur with the House, and the vote failed, according to WIAT. “After years of fighting for a lottery and finally getting it through the legislature last night, the Senate k ...

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Suspect commits suicide while BPD responds to domestic violence call

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – An armed domestic violence suspect committed suicide Friday in front of a Birmingham Police officer. Birmingham Police officers responded to an apartment in the Southtown public housing community just before 3 p.m. Friday. Authorities told al.com that the man was at the rear of his girlfriend’s apartment, beating on the door trying to get inside. She lo ...

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13-year-old missing out of Etowah County

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports ETOWAH COUNTY – The Etowah County Sheriff’s Department has issued a missing child alert. Madison Hope Parker, 13, was last seen wearing shorts and a t-shirt at her home in Altoona, Alabama. Parker is 5’8”, 160 pounds and has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department at 25 ...

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Pinson contract officers move into SRO positions, new business announced

By Lee Weyhrich, Staff Writer PINSON -- Pinson city council had several big announcements last Thursday, and each marked a bit of a milestone. The City of Pinson has been contracting deputies to patrol and enforce city ordinances almost since the beginning. Now one of the first of those deputies, and a long-time deputy are moving on to other duties. Deputies Jeff Hall and John Leon are leaving as City of Pi ...

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Casa Fiesta receives alcohol license, Grow Trussville dissolved

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – During Thursday’s Trussville City Council meeting, a new restaurant received a permit to serve alcohol, and the Grow Trussville Committee was dissolved. Casa Fiesta Grill, which will be located at the Pinnacle Shopping Center, received an alcohol permit at the meeting. This will be the third Casa Fiesta location in Alabama, with the others being located in Cullman and Fu ...

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Trussville’s oldest school house welcomes youngest students

TRUSSVILLE --The Nelms triplets, Stewart, James, and Ridley, march in to Cahaba Elementary in Trussville. The school building, which  celebrates 80 years in service this year, was originally built as a high school. The building also housed Hewitt-Trussville Middle School before being renovated and converted to an elementary school for the 2016-17 academic year. The triplets are the children of Chace and Ken ...

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32.5% turnout to vote in Trussville

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --According to Trussville city clerk Lynn Porter, 32.5 percent of registered voters went to the polls in Tuesday's municipal elections for the city council and mayor's races.  That's an increase of about 10 percent over the 2012 municipal elections. Porter said there were 2,295 more registered voters for the 2016 municipal election than there were at the time of the tax referendu ...

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Decomposing woman found in Blount County home

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BLOUNT COUNTY – A decomposed body was found in a Blount County home on Thursday. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] Investigators told al.com they don’t believe foul play was involved. The body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy. At this time, they believe the body may be that o ...

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Irondale man arrested after attempting to hit two officers with vehicle

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports IRONDALE – Irondale police officers have arrested an alleged drug dealer after he attempted to hit two detectives with his car this week. WBRC reports Irondale narcotics detectives had been investigating Dewuan Clanton, 40 of Irondale, for two weeks after discovering he was selling cocaine and heroin at the Rime Garden Inn on Beacon Drive. Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, ...

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