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PVHS students given a sobering reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving

By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune Pinson Valley – Pinson Valley High School students were given a sobering lesson in the dangers of motor vehicle accidents on Tuesday, April 17. The lesson came in advance of PVHS’s prom on Friday night. Students were assembled in the stadium and watched as a mock wreck, staged on the track in front of the football field, was unveiled and a disembodied voice began to recoun ...

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Attorney General Steve Marshall recognized HTMS with Safe Schools Initiative Award for Excellence

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville Middle School was presented with a major safety award by Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Wednesday, April 17. HTMS was the recipient of the Attorney General’s Safe Schools Initiative Award for Excellence and was one of only 10 schools in the state to achieve the honor. Schools were selected as winners for 2018 from each of the ...

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Urgent Care for Children completes Series A round of funding

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Urgent Care for Children (UC4C), a physician-owned pediatric urgent care provider, has completed a multi-million dollar round of Series A financing from McKinney Capital and Timberline Holdings. The funding will support Urgent Care for Children’s continued growth and enhance its pediatric urgent care clinic operations throughout the southern United Stat ...

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Preliminary hearing for accused Cracker Barrel shooter added to scheduling order

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Court dates have been added to the scheduling order in the case of the man suspected in the deadly Cracker Barrel shooting on March 28. The arraignment and the preliminary hearing for Bryan Hancock, 22, of Pinson, could be Thursday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m. This date could change if there is a valid conflict with the defense or prosecutors. The case has bee ...

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Severe weather possible Thursday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the local area will have a chance of severe storms on Thursday evening into the early hours of Friday morning. The risk potential for the metro Birmingham area includes damaging winds of up to 60 mph and brief tornadoes. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, the timeline indicates that the line of storms could ...

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NWS: Cow killed by falling tree in tornado outbreak; 13 tornadoes confirmed

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM (NWS) – The National Weather Service in Birmingham surveyed 13 areas where they said tornadoes caused damage in the early-morning hours Sunday, April 14. The first tornado hit at 1:22 a.m. in Hale County. With 80 mph winds, the twister caused damage to homes, sheds, a barn, cars and trees. The tornado's path was 8.72 miles long and 220 yards wide. At 2:20 ...

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Officials: Homicide victim found in Bayview Lake identified as Trussville man

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — A body found in Bayview Lake Friday has been identified as a Trussville man. According to officials, the death is being investigated as a homicide. Law enforcement said that on April 12, at approximately 9:48 p.m., a fisherman found a body in Bayview Lake in west Jefferson County. Deputies were alerted to a body floating in the water and responded ...

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Little Women to debut at ACTA Theatre Friday

By Shan Szkolnik, for The Tribune TRUSSVILLE — A long beloved American classic is being brought to life by the ACTA Theatre starting this Friday, April 18. Suellen Williams will be directing a fantastically talented cast in a stage adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women. Little Women tells that story of the four March sisters, young women coming of age during the Civil War era, while their ...

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Man accused of sexual extortion and stalking of 14-year-old in Trussville

From The Trussvile Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — A Florida man is charged with felony Sexual Extortion and Stalking in the first degree. Justin Richard Testani, 29, of Sanford, Florida, is accused of forcing the 14-year-old victim from Trussville to perform multiple sexually explicit actions under the threat of exposure and/or violence, according to prosecutors. [caption id="attachment_76998" align="al ...

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