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3 armed robberies on Vulcan Trail may have been committed by 1 suspect

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Vulcan Trail, a popular walking, jogging and biking path along the north face of Red Mountain has been the scene of three armed robberies in March and April. Police believe the same man may be responsible for all three crimes. Sergeant Bryan Shelton of the Birmingham police department said the suspect is a dark-skinned black man with slim build, standin ...

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Friday’s homicide is Birmingham’s 32nd of the year

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --On Friday, around 7:40 p.m, officers from the West Precinct responded to the 6200 block of Handy Avenue on two people shot, according to a statement by Sergeant Bryan Shelton. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body and a second person who had also been shot. [caption id="attachme ...

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Lightning ignites fires, 17,000 without power

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Storms that passed through the metro area triggered a severe thunderstorm warnings and brought damage throughout the area. Alabama Power reports 17,000 in the Birmingham area are without power. Lightning strikes are believed to have ignited fires in homes and apartments in Leeds, Gardendale, and Alabaster. [box type="info"] Another house fire possibly started by lig ...

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Trussville Police Department hosting drug drop on Saturday

By Megan Miller TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Police Department is hosting a drug drop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. Officers will be available outside of City Hall to dispose of any unwanted, unused or expired drugs or medications. Officers will be in front of the court entrance to ensure all drugs are properly disposed of. ...

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Marsh weighs in on Alabama’s historic tax credits

By Megan Miller and Scott Buttram MONTGOMERY --A few state media outlets have been relentless in calling for an extension of Alabama's historic tax credits over the last several days. The credits, put in place in 2013, give tax breaks to developers restoring historic buildings. [caption id="attachment_30722" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lyric Theatre via wikicommons[/caption] The credits are set to expire ...

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Senior with dementia found after going missing

By Megan Miller, Editor ETOWAH COUNTY -- UPDATE: James has been found and returned safely to his family. ORIGINAL: The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is searching for missing senior, James Thomas James. [caption id="attachment_26134" align="alignleft" width="275"] (file photo)[/caption] James, 77, suffers from dementia. He was last seen wearing dark blue jogging pants, a white shirt, white shoes, and was ca ...

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Christian music icon Sandi Patty coming to Trussville during Farewell Tour

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE -- Christian music icon Sandi Patty is making a stop in Trussville on May 6 as part of her Forever Grateful: Farewell Tour. [caption id="attachment_30713" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sandi Patty will be in Alabama for her Forever Grateful tour. (Submitted photo)[/caption] Patty has won five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, has three platinum records, five gol ...

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Margaret Lions Club hosting Tips for Kids fundraiser

By Megan Miller, Editor ODENVILLE -- The Margaret Lions Club is hosting a Tips for Kids fundraiser on May 6 from 6-8 p.m. The event will be at Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant in Odenville, with music and salsa dancing provided by DJ Ivan Correa. Celebrity waiters will be taking orders, and all tips and funds raised will go to The Children’s Place of St. Clair County. The Margaret Lions Club meets on the second ...

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Farmers help fund rooftop garden at Vestavia Hills High School

Special to The Trussville Tribune Vestavia Hills High School students will create a rooftop garden thanks to donations from the Jefferson County Farmers Federation and the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF). Jefferson County Farmers Federation donated $2,500, and AFAF provided $5,000. Checks were presented to the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation (VHCSF) at an event today. "We're very happy ...

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One expected for questioning after shooting in Center Point

By Megan Miller, Editor CENTER POINT -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred in the 500 block of 16th Terrace NW in Center Point. Deputies were called to the location around 5:45 p.m. Thursday to reports of gunshots fired. They arrived to find a woman on the front porch of a residence suffering form a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim, identified as Jasmine Le ...

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