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Trussville woman among ‘Scale Back Alabama’ winners

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY — A Trussville woman was among 18 men and women in Alabama who won cash prizes for Scale Back Alabama. Cheryl Moore of Trussville and her partner in the contest, Debbie Stephens, of Birmingham, were second prize winners in the statewide contest. More than 51,000 pounds were lost from January through April, and lots of healthy habits were formed. In all, 1 ...

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Jefferson Memorial Gardens to host Easter sunrise service

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Jefferson Memorial will once again host an Easter morning Sunrise Service in the Garden of Old Rugged Cross. For over 40 years, even before there was a funeral home at the location, local Christians have gathered at Jefferson Memorial Gardens on U.S. Highway 11 to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at the annual Sunrise Service. As visitors arri ...

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8 tornadoes hit Alabama causing damage from Shelby County to Georgia

By Erica Thomas, managing editor BIRMINGHAM (NWS) – The National Weather Service in Birmingham surveyed eight areas where they said tornadoes caused damage in the early-morning hours Sunday, April 14. The first tornado was an EF-0 with an estimated wind peak of 80 mph. It started at 4:04 a.m. and uprooted trees from Oak Mountain Lake to the Shoal Creek Golf Club. Along the 6.48 miles path, homes and at leas ...

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Moody man wanted for felony domestic violence strangulation

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ST. CLAIR — A Moody man is wanted in St. Clair County on felony warrants charging him with domestic violence strangulation/suffocation and interference with a domestic violence emergency. Brettley Scott Bowman is described as standing at 5 feet, 0 inches tall, and weighing 165 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes. [caption id="attachment_76973" align="alignleft" ...

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Victim from fatal shooting in Vestavia Hills Chuck E. Cheese parking lot identified

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports VESTAVIA HILLS — A man involved in a weekend parking lot shooting at the Vestavia Chuck E. Cheese died Monday afternoon. See Related: Shooting in parking lot of Chuck E. Cheese in Vestavia Hills According to authorities, on Saturday, April 13, at 2:50 p.m., the Vestavia Hills Police Department, along with the Vestavia Hills Fire Department, were dispatched to a call ...

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New sighting of roaming peacock; could there be 2?

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — A roaming peacock is causing quite a stir around Trussville and Clay. Several sightings have been posted on Facebook and on the Nextdoor app. Now, one neighbor thinks there are more than one. The brightly colored male peacock has been friendly so far. [caption id="attachment_76472" align="alignleft" width="225"] Photo by Kim Harden Battles[/caption] Some people ...

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Springville City Council plans for infrastructure, preservation

From Terry Schrimscher, contributing writer SPRINGVILLE —Infrastructure was the first order of business at the city council meeting Monday, April 16, in Springville. City attorney James Hill addressed the pre-meeting work session to discuss funding for upgrades to the four-way stop at the intersection of Alabama 174 and U.S. 11. “There is money administered by the regional planning commission that is federa ...

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NWS releases preliminary report on weekend tornadoes

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The National Weather Service in Birmingham has released a preliminary report on severe weather, including tornadoes, that caused damage across Alabama just before midnight on April 13 and in the early morning hours of April 14. The severe system produced pockets of damaging straight-line winds, localized flooding and several tornadoes. Survey teams will ...

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McDonald’s makeover: renovations underway, will be closing soon

By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune TRUSSVILLE — Motorists driving along Chalkville Road Monday afternoon may have noted the loss of a local landmark. The McDonald’s playland dome has been demolished to make way for a rebuilt playland that will feature brand new play equipment, a drink-system, ample outside seating, and a state-of-the-art air-conditioning and heating system. The rebuilding of the playland ar ...

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CRIME STOPPERS: Convicted sex offender arrested for violating registration act

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE —  A Trussville man is charged with two counts of Violation of the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act. Leon Nabors, 58, is accused of not registering as a sex offender at his address. [caption id="attachment_76868" align="alignleft" width="230"] Leon Nabors, Jefferson County Jail[/caption] Nabors pleaded guilty in 2014 of 1st-degree sex abuse. He ...

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