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Garrett introduces bill to halt political contributions from gambling interests

Special to The Tribune MONTGOMERY --Representative Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) today introduced a bill to the Alabama House of Representatives that would make it illegal for a gambling interest, or a person or agent acting on behalf of a gambling interest, to make contributions to a political candidate’s campaign or to a Political Action Committee.  Such contributions are permitted under current Alabama la ...

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North Chalkville wreck sends 1 to hospital

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --A two vehicle crash on North Chalkville Road during rush hour sent one man to the hospital Tuesday morning. [caption id="attachment_21593" align="alignleft" width="300"] Wreck on North Chalkville injures one man on Tuesday morning.Photo by Scott Buttram[/caption] Assistant fire chief Tim Shotts said a pickup truck and motorcycle collided near the entrance to the Kmart shopping ...

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Trussville ends contract with probation service, replaces motorcycles

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville city council approved several purchases last week including $23,798 for two Harley Davidson motorcycles to replace the current bikes used by the traffic division of the police department. One had been damaged in a wreck and the other had reached the end of service. The motorcycle that is still operational will be declared as surplus and sold. [caption id="attachm ...

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Missing 75-year-old man found safe in Mississippi

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM --The Jefferson County sheriff's office is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of 75-year-old Timothy Eugene Rich who was last seen visiting friends in Pinson on Sunday evening.   The friends said Rich was with them at their home on Chestnut Lane near Pinson until about 8:15 p.m.when he left for his home in Pell City. He never made it back to his home, according ...

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Metro: 3 victims named in Birmingham triple homicide

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – According to reports, A group of three people have been found shot to death in a Birmingham community. The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Korde Turner, 24-year-old Johnny Griffin and 35-year-old Willie Washington. All three are black males from Birmingham. [caption id="attachment_21573" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Birmingham Police Department respond to sh ...

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Metro: Authorities launch homicide investigation

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Following an incident on Friday night at the corner of 44th Street and 12th Court North in Birmingham, detectives are investigating a homicide. [caption id="attachment_15893" align="alignleft" width="300"] Birmingham police cruisers.Photo via Birmingham Police Department Facebook page[/caption] Nicholas Smith, 23, of Birmingham has been identified as the victim. Smith was pro ...

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Birmingham ranks high in nationwide poll

By Erik Harris BIRMINGHAM – A study by WalletHub has found Birmingham to be the 15th best city in America to start a business. WalletHub is a social network website designed to help individuals make smarter financial decisions. Its in-depth look into 13 key metrics that include the financing accessibility and educational attainment of the local workforce revealed Birmingham’s convenient access to resources. ...

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WIAT: Trussville man charged with criminal use of pepper spray

From staff reports Megan Miller of WIAT reported that a Trussville man had been booked at the Shelby County jail on Thursday following an April 22 incident at a Hoover doctor's office. According to the television station, Charles Sherron Liles, 57, demanded to see a doctor without an appointment. Liles allegedly became belligerent and sprayed a person in the face with pepper spray. He continued to spray the ...

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Birmingham Police Department launch homicide investigation

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham Fire Department pronounced an undisclosed victim dead upon arrival last night from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the body. [caption id="attachment_15893" align="alignleft" width="300"] Birmingham police cruisers.Photo via Birmingham Police Department Facebook page[/caption] Officers responded to the 2300 Block of 7th Way NW around 11 p.m. to find the v ...

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UAB students on ‘high alert’

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Six people, four of which are UAB students, were robbed at gunpoint inside the University House Apartments on 3rd Avenue South on Tuesday. The investigation is ongoing for three suspects – black males – who violently stole items from four students and two non-students. According to reports, two of the victims were struck. The university informed students of the incident and s ...

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