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Trussville PD quells burglary in progress

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Police officers from the Trussville Police Department have quelled a burglary attempt in Trussville. Two black males were burglarizing a home on Lake Vista Drive off Deerfoot Parkway when a patrol car rolled up and officers caught them both, said Lt. Jeff Bridges. Bridges said no one was home and TVs were loaded up in the alleged burglars’ car.  The alleged burglars are likely ju ...

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Melton says SB355 would leave cities in violation of Clean Water Act

By Gary Lloyd MONTGOMERY -- Trussville Mayor Gene Melton on Thursday spoke at a public hearing before the State Senate Committee on behalf of 22 cities concerning Senate Bill 355. The bill would require local governments to be noncompliant with the Clean Water Act, Melton said. A copy of the bill states, “This bill would allow the governing bodies of all counties and municipalities in the state which are no ...

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Pinson votes to change highway name

By Lee Weyhrich PINSON -- Alabama Highway 75 from Saturn Lane to the Highway 151 intersection officially has a new name. The Pinson City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to name that stretch of road Pinson Boulevard. All street signs will be changed at the city's expense. The council reminded residents that only the highway name will change and numerical addresses will not be affected. The change is in ...

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Cochran’s platform based on ‘conservative economic principles’

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Pinson City Councilman Joe Cochran, who announced in February that he will seek the Republican nomination for Alabama State Senate District 17, is running on a platform based on “conservative economic principles needed for raising the standard of living for all Alabamians.” District 17 includes Jefferson, St. Clair, Blount and Talladega counties. “We must continue the valuable work s ...

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Jefferson County Schools will modify calendar for more weather days

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson County School System will modify next year’s school calendar to include several weather days in case of inclement weather. Six days of instruction time were lost during the snow storms in January and February. The school system will seek waivers from the Alabama State Department of Education for those specific days lost. A statement from the Jefferson County S ...

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Deputies investigate burglary near Trussville

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a  burglary that occurred in unincorporated Jefferson County near Trussville. Jefferson County sheriff’s Sgt. Jack Self said that at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday deputies responded to the 5400 block of Old Quarry Road off Service Road in Trussville to investigate a burglary in progress. The victim told deputies that he had g ...

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Trussville PD investigating burglary at Highway 11 shopping center

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Police Department is investigating the Tuesday burglary of several businesses in the Trussville Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 11. Lt. Jeff Bridges said in the early hours Tuesday, three males, who appear to be white and wearing hoods and masks, broke into a now-vacant gym in the shopping center at 1423 Gadsden Highway in Trussville. Bridges said the trio br ...

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Clay-Chalkville student charged with arson in Wednesday fire at school

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- A 17-year-old Clay-Chalkville High School student has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire that started in the school Wednesday. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian said the student was transported to the Jefferson County Youth Detention Facility. The name of the student is being withheld due to his age. Just before noon ...

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Audio released from plane crash north of Clay

By Gary Lloyd JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Audio has been released in connection to a deadly plane crash that occurred north of Clay on Friday. The Friday night crash killed a Florence, Miss., couple attempting to land at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. [caption id="attachment_11933" align="alignleft" width="300"] The plane crash scene north of Clayphoto by Scott Buttram[/caption] The new audio gives ...

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