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Hewitt students win in state science, engineering fair

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- A trio of Hewitt-Trussville High School students won the Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UAB last week. Amber Gibson, Isaac Searcy and Billy Smith will travel with 14 other students from the state of Alabama May 11-17 to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. They will compete against 1,600 students from around the ...

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Woman charged in ‘heinous’ murder of Pinson woman

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM -- A 25-year-old Birmingham woman has been charged with capital murder and robbery in the Friday killing of a Pinson woman in northern Birmingham. Bianca Holman is in Jefferson County Jail with no bond on the murder charge and a $150,000 bond on the robbery charge in the shooting death of 63-year-old beauty salon owner Chay ya Anders, of Pinson. The Birmingham Police Department repo ...

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Former Clay-Chalkville student dies in car crash

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE- Former Clay-Chalkville High School student Beatrize Crystal Mirelez, 21, suffered a fatal car accident on Roper Road in Trussville Monday morning. Mirelez’s vehicle left the roadway just south of Cahaba Cove Road before shooting down an embankment and striking a tree. Trussville police were informed of the single-car accident around 8:45 a.m., arrived at the scene shortly thereaft ...

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Trussville man one of two charged with burglary near Center Point

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE --Taylor Payton Kling, 31, of Trussville and Jamie Bruce Crawford, 45, of Center Point have been charged with burglary after being caught in the act Saturday morning. The two alleged burglars were less than sneaky in their attempt to rob a residence in the 1900 block of Spring Lake Court near Center Point. A witness spotted the two men climbing onto the victim’s roof in order to ga ...

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Birmingham police arrest person of interest in Pinson woman’s slaying

By Erik Harris BIRMINGHAM —The Birmingham Police Department has arrested a person of interest involving Pinson’s Chaya Anders, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest Friday night in North Birmingham. The authorities have not released the identity of the suspect who has been questioned by police about the 63-year-old’s slaying. No official charges have been filed. Anders was found dead inside the bu ...

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Police investigate traffic fatality in Trussville

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE --A single-car accident on County Road 10 in Trussville ended fatally for the driver. The car left the roadway just south of Cahaba Cove Road before striking a tree. According to the Trussville Police Department, there was only one person involved in the wreck. Whether or not the accident was caused by slippery roadways is unknown at this time. The name of the victim will not be re ...

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Pinson woman becomes Birmingham’s 9th homicide victim

By Erik Harris BIRMINGHAM --Pinson’s Chaya Anders, 63, became Birmingham’s ninth homicide victim of 2014 on Saturday.  Anders was the owner of Ebony Beauty Supply in North Birmingham, where she was slain and pronounced dead on the scene by the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service around 10:40 a.m..  Customers knew something was wrong after arriving for their scheduled hair appointment only to find locked door ...

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Flash Flood Watch in effect as rain moves in Sunday, stays through Monday (video)

TRUSSVILLE ---The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Jefferson and St Clair counties which will be in effect from April 6 at 10 a.m. until April 7 at 1 p.m. Rain showers with possible thunderstorms will move into the local area on Sunday and remain through Monday, according to the NWS forecast. The extended precipitation could reach 2 to 4 inches, raising concerns abou ...

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Turkey Creek announces first-ever summer camp

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- For the first time ever, the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson will offer summer day camp programs. The programs will provide a daily mix of adventure, science, art, water activities, hiking and games. There are three summer sessions to choose from. The first is June 2-6. The next is June 9-13 and the final session is June 16-20. Daily sessions will start at 9 a.m. and continue ...

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Land being cleared for new Trussville Springs entrance

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Land is being cleared in preparation for the construction of a new entrance to Trussville Springs, a community on U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville. The new entrance will be located on U.S. Highway 11 approximately halfway between Mohawk Drive and Maplewood Drive. Trussville Springs spokesman Barry Stalnaker said the highway will be widened to accommodate turn lanes. He said several ...

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