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Metro: UAB to announce football decision by June 1

By Kyle Parmley BIRMINGHAM -- UAB has announced a decision date of June 1 for the possible reinstatement of the football, bowling, and women's rifle programs. In an email sent to students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, university president Ray Watts laid out plans for the next two weeks as it pertains to the athletic department. A study from College Sports Solutions on the financial feasibility of the th ...

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Trussville approves downtown development

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE -- The city council approved changing the zoning of 401 Main Street, also known as the Wheeler property, from I-1 to a planned unit development (PUD). The parcel lies between the Chocolate Biscuit and Captain D's, extending back to Pinchgut Creek. The property also falls within the new downtown overlay boundaries. The rezoning clears the way for a new retail strip mall downtown o ...

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Metro: Killings in Birmingham up 100 percent in 2015

From staff reports BIRMINGHAM --A 22-year-old man died this morning from a shooting in Birmingham on Saturday, becoming the city's 31st homicide victim of 2015, according to Al.com. Carol Robinson reported that a shooting death on Sunday night brought the 2015 total to 30, doubling the 15 homicides from the same period in 2014. [caption id="attachment_15893" align="alignleft" width="300"] Birmingham police ...

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Metro: 7 injured in Bessemer apartment fire

By Kyle Parmley BESSEMER -- WBRC reported that seven were injured and 16 families displaced by a large fire in a Bessemer apartment complex. According to the television station, the fire started at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday and took two and a half hours to extinguish at the Westlake Apartments off the Bessemer Superhighway. The area was still being monitored for hot spots as late as 4:30 a.m. [caption ...

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Loss Of A Legend: Weather forecaster, Trussville resident J.B. Elliott has died

Special to The Trussville Tribune By James Spann Publisher's note --Longtime weather forecaster and Trussville resident J.B. Elliott died on Monday at the age of 82. The following appears in The Trussville Tribune with permission from James Spann and Alabamawx.com When J.B.’s son Steve broke the news to me this afternoon, it almost took my breath away. Yes, we all know J.B.’s heath was failing, but I don’t ...

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Metro: Birmingham shootout leaves one dead

  From staff reports BIRMINGHAM – According to the preliminary investigation of Birmingham Police Department detectives, a gambling dispute seems to be the cause of another homicide investigation.  West Precinct officers arrived in the 300 block of Sixth Street SW on Sunday around 7 p.m. Birmingham Fire and Rescue pronounced one victim dead at the scene from what appeared to be multiple gunshots to the ...

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Cancer survivors to be honored during Relay For Life events

From staff reports Relay For Life of East Jefferson will be hosting its annual Survivor Dinner on Thursday, May 14, 6:30 p.m., at Trussville Civic Center. Cancer survivors from Trussville and surrounding communities (Clay, Chalkville, Pinson, Center Point, Argo, Grayson Valley, etc.) and their family members are invited to attend. Guest speaker will be William Caldwell, a local fireman and cancer survivor. ...

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Bama’s Boots, Bands & Bikes weekend coming to Trussville to benefit Boot Campaign

From staff reports Nationally renowned veterans charity, the Boot Campaign, is coming to Trussville in May for a fundraiser called “Bama’s Boots, Bands & Bikes.” The May 15-17 weekend fundraiser is centered on promoting patriotism and raising financial support for the military community. Several festivities will take place around Birmingham on May 15 and 16, with the finale taking place in Trussville on ...

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5,000 attend City Fest for second year in a row

From staff reports The 35th Annual Trussville City Fest was held Saturday, May 2. For the second consecutive year, the festival was a one-day event and saw an estimated 5,000 people. The day was capped off by fireworks. Produced by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce, the festival’s presenting sponsor was Schaeffer Eye Center. This year’s headliner was American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen. Other per ...

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Inside the Statehouse: Potential redistricting would create ripple effect throughout the state

By Steve Flowers There is an ominous cloud hanging over this legislative session. Last year the U.S. Supreme Court surprisingly agreed to hear a Hail Mary complaint filed by the black legislative caucus over the 2014 redistricting plan. In an even more surprising opinion, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the complainants and remanded the case back to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals instructing the lowe ...

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