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UPDATED-CBS 42: Window shattered on another vehicle on Birmingham expressway, baby covered with glass

By Scott Buttram BIRMINGHAM --According to CBS 42, the left rear window of a vehicle headed toward Birmingham on the Red Mountain Expressway was shattered as the car passed under the Highland Avenue overpass on Saturday. The incident was the latest in a string of events that has seen at least five vehicles damaged at the same location and the second reported in broad daylight.  Additional media reports say ...

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Rain and thunderstorms overnight Friday, Saturday morning

By Scott Buttram TRUSSVILLE - The National Weather Service in Birmingham has forecast more rain and thunderstorms for the local area overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. The inclement weather should reach the local area after 1 a.m. Heavy rain and storms were entering Northwest Mississippi at 7:30 p.m. CDT on Friday which have caused Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Flood Watches to be issued in Arka ...

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Clay Days Festival set for Saturday

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay Days Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 in Clay. The event will be at the Clay City Park on Old Springville Road. Admission to the event is free. The festival’s opening ceremony is at 9 a.m., when Megan Markle will sing the National Anthem. Other performers will be KRS Worship, Madeline Steward, Josh Curtis Band, Skylar Wallace, Shades of Gray and Anna Maria Streety. ...

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Pinson City Fest scheduled for April 5

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson City Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 on the field behind the Old Rock School in Pinson. The free event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. The event will feature carnival rides for children, free birthday cake, carnival foods and entertainment. [caption id="attachment_7731" align="alignleft" width="300"] The city of Pinson sign outside Pinson City Hallphoto courte ...

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Trussville reappoints school board president

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week reappointed Bill Roberts to the Trussville City Board of Education through May 25, 2019. Roberts was first appointed to the board of education in 2009 and has been the board president since May 2010. Roberts was happy to continue to serve in the role, which recently has included work to move forward with a new football stadium and two new com ...

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Movoto ranks smartest Alabama cities: Trussville takes 35th

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Real estate website Movoto recently ranked the smartest cities in Alabama, based on certain criteria. The website ranked cities in the state with populations that total more than 10,000 people. There are 61 of those statewide. Criteria included colleges and universities per capita, libraries per capita, museums per capita, percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or highe ...

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18-wheeler crashes, catches fire on interstate in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An 18-wheeler crashed, rolled on its side and caught fire on Interstate 59 South shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday, according to Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter. Ledbetter said the 18-wheeler was the only vehicle involved in the crash between Deerfoot Parkway and Chalkville Mountain Road, and that the driver seemed to be OK. [caption id="attachment_12610" align="alignleft" wi ...

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Weld for Birmingham: Motorists under assault

BIRMINGHAM -Weld for Birmingham reported Wednesday that Birmingham police are investigating multiple incidents of vehicles being struck by objects thrown from or around Interstate overpasses. According to Weld, the incidents took place on march 14 and 15 near the Highland Avenue overpass on the Red Mountain Expressway. The Birmingham Police Department is being especially watchful of the Highland Avenue over ...

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Former JCCEO director sentenced to 2 years for stealing from agency

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM – U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler on Wednesday sentenced the former executive director of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity to two years in prison for stealing close to $500,000 from the nonprofit organization, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr. Ruth Gayle Cunningham, 64, was executive director ...

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Trussville PD chief advises residents to lock vehicle doors

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley today on the police department’s Facebook page advised residents to lock their vehicle doors to prevent break-ins. Sivley said Trussville and surrounding communities “continue to see a rise in the number of vehicle burglaries reported.” There were 10 reported in Trussville last week. [caption id="attachment_7007" align="alignleft" width="300"] A ...

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