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Trussville man pleads to council again about sewer plant noise, odor

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A Trussville man on Tuesday again implored the Trussville City Council to provide an explanation as to why the city allowed a private sewer system to be installed to service the Cahaba Manor subdivision. Terry Ellard, who lives on Weatherford Drive in Trussville, said at an August city council meeting that he was concerned about noise and odor coming from a nearby sewage treatmen ...

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UPS shooting victims identified

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The victims of Tuesday morning’s shooting at the UPS Customer Center in north Birmingham have been identified. The victims are Brian Callans, 46, and Doug Hutcheson, 33, UPS confirmed in a statement. Callans was a Birmingham resident and Hutcheson a resident of Odenville. The shooter was identified as Joe Tesney, 45, of Argo. “UPS sends our condolences to the families of these th ...

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Trussville accepting applications for school board seat

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Mayor Gene Melton is accepting letters of interest for a Trussville City Board of Education seat that will soon come open. Danny Garrett, the vice president of the school board, will be leaving his position after the Oct. 20 board meeting. Garrett is the newly elected representative for State House District 44, which covers Clay, Pinson, and Trussville, and he takes of ...

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UPS shooter identified as Argo man

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- Sources have identified the alleged shooter in today’s shooting at the UPS Customer Center in Birmingham. Sources identified the alleged shooter as 45-year-old Joe Tesney, who formerly worked at UPS before his firing Monday. He was married and the father of two daughters. Upon officers’ arrival, they initiated a plan of action and proceeded into the building. Once inside, they ob ...

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UPS shooter believed to be from Argo

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- The alleged shooter at the UPS Customer Center in Birmingham is believed to be a 45-year-old white man from Argo, sources said. Authorities from several agencies were in an Argo-area neighborhood around noon, where the alleged shooter lives. Three people were killed in the Tuesday shooting at the UPS Customer Center in the Inglenook community in north Birmingham. The shooter was ...

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3 dead in shooting at Birmingham UPS Customer Center

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Three people are confirmed dead in a shooting at the UPS Customer Center in the Inglenook community in north Birmingham, according to www.myfoxal.com. The shooter is one of the three victims. One employee in uniform is confirmed dead, as well as two other victims, Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards told www.myfoxal.com. Edwards confirmed there was an active shooter inside th ...

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‘The Forgotten Ones’

Valley Road resident wants to ‘raise the bar’ in area By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Delvin Hunter Sr. curls his white Ford F-150 behind Mt. Joy Baptist Church on Valley Road, parking near the Suburban Area Community Center, where he attended the Head Start Program as a young boy in the mid 1970s. His New Balance shoes and blue jean shorts are flecked with white paint stains, as are his fingertips. He wears a ...

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Harris named Tribune sports editor

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Erik Harris has been named sports editor at The Trussville Tribune. A 2007 Gardendale High School graduate, Harris earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in May 2012. Harris has worked as a freelance writer around Birmingham since he graduated from college, spending much of his time covering high school sports for The Trussville Tribune. [c ...

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Future of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve a ‘scary situation’

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Manager Charles Yeager last week addressed the future of the preserve in a post at www.turkeycreeknp.wordpress.com. Yeager writes that about 100,000 families, kids and outdoor enthusiasts pass through the preserve’s gates each year, yet donations are “almost never” received from the public. “We have worked very hard to develop an experience for our guests ...

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BREAKING: US airstrikes are under way in Syria

By Scott Buttram WASHINGTON -- At 8:48 p.m. the United States Department of Defense released a statement from Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby announcing that airstrikes were under way in Syria where the U.S. is joined by coalition forces. The statement read as follows. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syri ...

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