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Clay adopts new parking ordinance

From staff reports CLAY – A new ordinance may curb improper parking in Clay neighborhoods. The Clay City Council has voted unanimously to adopt Alabama Code 32-5A-136 as the city's new parking ordinance. The ordinance will keep people from parking outside a business or residence on a public street. [caption id="attachment_20822" align="alignleft" width="300"] The sign outside Clay City Hallfile photo[/capti ...

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Police investigate Center Point shooting

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – One man has been transported to the hospital after being shot in Center Point. Authorities were called to the 1500 block of Charter East Circle in Center Point to investigate the situation Friday night around 9:15. [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="300"] A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office police cruiserfile photo[/caption] The initial investigation ...

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Problems build up for Magnolia Place detention pond

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – In 2013, the Magnolia Place Homeowner’s Association (MPHOA) detention pond in Trussville suddenly filled to overflowing. An investigation revealed that the primary cause was storm water and silt being diverted from Birmingham’s Eastern Area Landfill, which is adjacent to the pond. On May 8, with 96 percent of the homeowners approving, Attorney Bart Slawson filed a suit on beh ...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage

By Scott Buttram WASHINGTON D.C. --In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states must allow gay marriage, clearing the way for same sex marriage in Alabama. A federal judge in Mobile had ruled earlier that Alabama's ban was unconstitutional, but the ruling was on hold awaiting the high court's decision, which came Friday morning. Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the majority of justi ...

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METRO: 2 arrested in connection to roadside homicide

From staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY – Two arrests have been made for the murder of Dora resident Rodney Canterberry, 42. Patrick Wayne Logan, 39, and 32-year-old Jana Nicole Friese, both of Mt. Olive, have been arrested and charged with Capital Murder for the June 8 incident. [caption id="attachment_22932" align="alignleft" width="284"] Patrick Wayne Logan. photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's O ...

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Second victim in Trussville shooting identified

By June Mathews TRUSSVILLE - A man found dead in a Trussville home Wednesday afternoon has been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office as George Randall Gourd, 51. [caption id="attachment_22886" align="alignleft" width="300"] Investigation is ongoing in the death of two people in a home on Oak Drive East.Photo by Scott Buttram[/caption] A woman who died in the same incident, Brenda Sykes Buttra ...

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Vandalism reported at Cosby Lake Park

By Lee Weyhrich CLAY – At last week’s Clay City Council meeting, the council addressed an issue at Cosby Lake Park. The public bathrooms at the park have been open for just three weeks and vandals have already broken two sinks. The council spent $90,000 to build the bathrooms, and according to city manager Ronnie Dixon, paper products will cost the city roughly $6,000 a year. [caption id="attachment_4954" a ...

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2 found dead in Trussville home

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE --A man and a woman have been found dead in a Trussville home, according to police captain Jeff Bridges. Brenda Sykes Buttram, 46, of Trussville was found dead at her at Oak Drive East home on Wednesday at approximately 3:30 p.m. Bridges said Buttram appeared to have been shot and that the case was being investigated as a murder-suicide. [caption id="attachment_22886" align="alig ...

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Bentley removes flags from Confederate Memorial, Hubbard request flag removal from Old House Chamber

From Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY --Alabama governor Robert Bentley ordered the Confederate flags removed from Confederate Memorial Monument next to the state capitol on Wednesday. "I have taxes to raise, we have work to do," Bentley told The Birmingham News. "And it was my decision that the flag needed to come down" Bentley told the newspaper that he wanted to avoid distractions and removing the flag w ...

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Prayer service to focus on missing woman

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE - Furnace Ministries will be dedicating its Wednesday night service as a time of prayer for the safe return of Pei Yen Sung, a Trussville woman missing from her Longmeadow home since Friday. [caption id="attachment_22805" align="alignleft" width="225"] Pei Yen SungPhoto provided by Trussville Police[/caption] The prayer service will take place at Restoration Church, 5480 Trussv ...

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