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Auburn University football player killed in shooting

By Scott Buttram AUBURN -- The Opelika-Auburn News reported that Auburn freshman H-back Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed early Sunday morning during a party at the Tiger Lodge apartment complex in Auburn. Mitchell was also a graduate of Opelika High School. According to the Twitter feed of Auburn University Emergency Management, there is no known threat to the campus at this time as police work to appreh ...

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Watch the Trussville Christmas Parade here

The broadcast of the 2014 Trussville Christmas Parade sponsored by Trinity Contractors begins at 3 p.m. [box type="info"][/box] [caption id="attachment_18190" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville Christmas Parade photo compliments of the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce[/caption]   ...

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Trussville shoplifting suspects identified; still at large

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The two suspects who allegedly shoplifted from a Trussville department store around 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 have been identified. Trussville Police Department Capt. Jeff Bridges identified the suspects as Roger Keith Steel, 38, of Birmingham and Jennifer Marie Vanhorn Cox, 39, of Center Point. Steel is charged with first-degree robbery. His bond will be $30,000. Cox is charged with seco ...

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Report reveals demographics, graduation rates for JefCoEd, Trussville City Schools

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- A recent fall report titled “Alabama public education at a glance” compiled by the A+ Education Partnership reveals information about all county and city school systems in the state. A+ Education Partnership is a statewide, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to shape policy, improve teaching and learning, and engage communities in ongoing conversations about the best ...

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Gary Palmer receives Congressional committee assignments

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- U.S. Republican Congressman-elect Gary Palmer of Alabama’s Sixth District has announced his committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Palmer was assigned to three committees: Budget; Oversight & Government Reform; and Science, Space & Technology. “These committees are the ones I requested and I am looking forward to serving on each of them,” Palmer said. [caption ...

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1 arrested in burglary near Clay

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A 19-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested after leaving his car at the scene of a burglary near Clay. On Wednesday night, two men broke into a home in the 5200 block of Dug Hollow Road. They encountered a 16-year-old female home alone and ran from the residence. Their car was parked in the driveway, but they had lost the keys and fled on foot, according to the Jefferson Coun ...

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State Trooper struck by truck, seriously injured

By Scott Buttram HAMILTON --An Alabama State Trooper was seriously injured when a truck left the road, struck two vehicles and the trooper as he stood outside of his Dodge Charger patrol car, according to a statement from Trooper Johnathan Appling. The incident happened about three miles east of Hamilton on Interstate 22 at 1:35 p.m. on Thursday. According to the statement, the trooper was conducting a traf ...

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Tommy Bice attends reception at Pinson Valley HS

From staff reports PINSON -- Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice was recently a guest at a reception Pinson Valley High School held for its English, math and National honor societies. The reception was held to practice professional dialogue in a social setting. [caption id="attachment_15344" align="alignleft" width="144"] State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bicephoto courtesy of the Ala ...

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UPDATE: Alleged burglars leave car behind near Clay

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday deputies responded to a report of a burglary in the 5200 block of Doug Hollow Road near Clay. A 16-year-old female victim had run to a neighbor’s home and told them that someone had broken into her house, said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Jeffers ...

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UAB Faculty Senate proposes draft of ‘no confidence’ resolution against Ray Watts

By Kyle Parmley For The Tribune BIRMINGHAM -- The UAB Faculty Senate took steps toward sending a strong message Tuesday morning in a regularly scheduled meeting, in response to the decision to shut down the university’s football program. Following an executive session lasting nearly two hours, chairman Dr. Chad Epps announced that the Senate voted to propose two resolutions, one of them being a declaration ...

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