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Cici’s Trussville announces opening date

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE – Cici’s Pizza Trussville is set to open October 10. The store is located at The Colonial Promenade at 5915 Trussville Crossings Parkway. Cici’s will sit where Gulf Seafood sat empty for nearly six years. The Trussville location is still accepting applications. Anyone interested should apply in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. According to the company web ...

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Man suspected of killing 4-year-old arrested

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham Police Department said they have apprehended Joseph Lewis, the man they suspect of shooting 4-year-old Rodriquez Ferguson. Formal charges have not yet been filed. Ferguson was reportedly caught in the crossfire of a shooting outside his home in Ensley. ...

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ADEM resolves water runoff issue in Eastern Area Landfill

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – A proposed consent order with the City of Birmingham for the Eastern Area Landfill was placed on public notice May 11, 2016, and the public comment period was extended until July 11. The consent order was sent on August 24. The Birmingham Eastern Area Landfill sits in the City of Birmingham, adjacent to Trussville. It is beside Magnolia South subdivision, and across from ...

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5 homicide victims from weekend identified

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – After more than 70 homicides in Birmingham since the start of 2016, five victims of weekend shootings have been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner. Three were shot to death Friday, two shot at a Fairfield gas station and another inside a downtown Birmingham motel. On Sunday, a 4-year-old boy was shot in Ensley, and shortly after a 28-year- ...

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Center Point puts new traffic safety program in place

Bethany Adams, For the Tribune CENTER POINT— Last week, Center Point City Council voted to approve the commencement of a new Traffic Safety Program which is intended to reduce instances of speeding, stop sign running and red light running. The program, dubbed the Center Point Automated Traffic Camera Enforcement Program, will utilize eight cameras to monitor traffic and record instances of violations along ...

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Shootings in Avondale, Ensley and Gate City leave 2 dead, 1 wounded

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --A violent Sunday has left two people dead and one wounded in Birmingham. A 4-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire outside of his Ensley home around 2:30 p.m. and died of a gunshot wound. The shooting took place in in the 1600 block of 31st Street. The child was transported to Children's of Alabama hospital where he was pronounced dead.  [caption id= ...

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4-year-old child shot, killed in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM --Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy they said was shot and killed in Birmingham on Sunday. WIAT reported that the child was caught in the crossfire in a shooting outside his home in the Ensley area. Police have not made any arrest in the shooting at this time. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] ...

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29-year-old Auburn man arrested following Toomer’s tree fire

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports [caption id="attachment_34900" align="alignleft" width="293"] Joscen Wiest of Auburn has been charged with with desecration of venerable object following Toomer's oak fire.[/caption] AUBURN-The Auburn police department released a statement on Sunday morning announcing the arrest of 29-year-old Jochen Wiest of Auburn on charges of public intoxication. Witnesses point ...

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VIDEO: Toomer’s tree set on fire

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports AUBURN --For the first time since the iconic oak trees were replaced after being poisoned, the rolling of Toomer's Corner resumed following Auburn's victory over Arkansas State a week ago. A 29-year-old Auburn has been arrested in connection to the fire. Read the story here. Following the Tiger's win on LSU on Saturday night, the second rolling took place followed b ...

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Birmingham School Board fires superintendent after 16 months

By Nick Patterson Editor, Weld for Birmingham BIRMINGHAM --Thursday night the Birmingham Board of Education voted 6-3 to fire Superintendent Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, as allegations of mishandling of funds swirled into public view. While it was not clear exactly why the board fired “Dr. G,” as she has been known during her 16 month tenure as head administrator of the Birmingham City Schools, the vote cast lig ...

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