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FOX 6: Birmingham police investigate 6th homicide since Friday

From staff reports WBRC FOX 6 News reported Tuesday that the Birmingham Police Department is investigating the sixth homicide of the Labor Day weekend. According to the television station, officers were on the scene in Ensley, where the latest victim was found shot in the street. The deadly weekend began Friday when a stabbing victim was found in a burning home, the station reported. On Friday night, a 50-y ...

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Caregiver from Pinson charged with abusing nursing home patient

By Gary Lloyd HOOVER -- The Hoover Police Department has charged a former caregiver at South Haven Health and Rehab with physically abusing an 80-year-old patient. This case was brought to the attention of South Haven administrators and police after a family member suspected their relative was being abused. Evidence gathered led to a warrant being issued for the arrest of Taneka Kiera Hopkins, of Pinson. [c ...

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Court date set for Trussville gaming operation suspect

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A court date has been set for the Birmingham man charged in connection with the gaming operation that was busted in Trussville on July 25. Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges said Andrew James Grundy, 33, of Birmingham was arrested earlier this week. He made $1,000 bond and will face Trussville Municipal Court Judge Carl Chamblee on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. [caption ...

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Trussville City Schools launching new website

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville City Schools on Monday will launch its new website. The web address is still www.trussvillecityschools.com, but viewers will see a new design. The website will now have a mobile-friendly version. To receive emergency messages and notifications from the school system, parents must sign up for the NotifyMe service, which will be located in the middle of the page above “D ...

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Annexation referendum Sept. 9 for Pinson neighborhood

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- Residents of the Aspen Ridge subdivision off Highway 75 who aren’t yet inside Pinson city limits will get a chance to make that happen. An annexation referendum is set for Tuesday, Sept. 9 for those residents to vote on whether or not to annex into the city of Pinson. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. [caption id="attachment_7731" align="alignleft" width="300"] The city ...

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‘In Our Own Words’ begins second season at Trussville library

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Public Library and Friends of the Trussville Library will launch their second season of literary readings Sunday, Sept. 14. Introduced last year, the program gives writers and authors an opportunity to read excerpts from their works in a public setting. “In Our Own Words” will begin at 2 p.m. in the reading room of the library, located at 201 Parkway Drive in ...

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Trussville-Clay Road traffic light now operational

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The new traffic light at the intersection of Trussville-Clay Road and Husky Parkway is now operational. The traffic light began working earlier this week. It had been flashing for a period of time as required, Trussville Mayor Gene Melton said. Melton said the traffic light will remain on until the Alabama Department of Transportation begins construction for the intersection, whi ...

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Turf installation begins at new Hewitt-Trussville Stadium

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The green carpet is being rolled out. On Tuesday, turf installation began at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium, where construction is ongoing behind the Trussville Civic Center. By the end of Thursday, turf is expected to be down to about the 50-yard line. It will take about 16 days to complete the installation of the turf, according to Trussville City Schools Facilities Coordinator Barr ...

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Trussville takes big step toward public library expansion

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Public Library is bursting at the shelves. The Trussville City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Gene Melton to sign a professional services agreement with William Blackstock Architects for the design of renovations and additions to the library, construction documents, bid documents and construction administration. The agreement is for $230,000. [caption id="atta ...

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Trussville awards bid for field lighting

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday awarded a bid to light the fields behind Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. The winning bid was $93,318 and will be done by Titan Electric, Inc. The Trussville City Board of Education last Monday approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Trussville for the use of the fields. [caption id="attachment_13054" align="alignleft" width ...

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