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Two suspected of theft at Mountain Brook Village

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports MOUNTAIN BROOK – The Mountain Brook Police Department reports two females are suspected of multiple thefts at Mountain Brook Village on Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_33861" align="alignleft" width="151"] via Crime Stoppers[/caption] Detectives believe one suspect distracted employees while the other entered into a back office or behind the retain counter to ste ...

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Former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett dies at 76

By The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett has died. He was 76. Bennett’s death was announced Thursday by Jacksonville State University, where he was chairman of the board of trustees. University spokeswoman Buffy Lockette says Bennett died Wednesday night after a long fight with cancer. An Iowa native, Bennett was a one-time newspaper reporter who covered ...

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BPD investigates third homicide in two days

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after an incident in the 600 block of Carraway Boulevard. [caption id="attachment_31514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Birmingham Police Twitter[/caption] Officers were called to the listed location around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on a person down. When they arrived, officers ...

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Birmingham investigating 3rd homicide of the day

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Detectives from the Birmingham Police Department have opened a third homicide investigation Tuesday after a victim was found shot to death. Lieutenant Sean Edwards said the incident occurred Wednesday in the 600 block of Carraway Blvd. [caption id="attachment_31514" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo via Birmingham Police Twitter[/caption] The victim’ ...

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Voter Guide for metro Birmingham includes ballots for 85 cities

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --The Trussville Tribune, through a partnership with Birmingham Watch, has published the 2016 Voter Guide for municipal elections which includes ballots for 85 metro area cities.  According to Virginia Martin, the guide covers the seven county metro area incorporating more that 500 candidates seeking over 200 offices. "About 50 mayor’s offices are contest ...

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Homicide investigation begins after one shot, one killed

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after an incident on Tuesday. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. in the 2100 block of 31st Avenue North. Officers responded to the above location on reports of two people shot. Upon arrival, officers found Roger Cheatham, 31 of Birmingham, suffering form a gunshot wound to the bod ...

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Man found shot to death, had been missing since Monday

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports MIDFIELD – The Midfield Police Department reports a man was shot multiple times and then found inside a building at 588 Bessemer Super Highway. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="300"] file photo[/caption] WIAT reports the victim was found around 7:40 a.m., and was in his mid-40s. The victim was last seen on Monday night at the same location. Po ...

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85-year-old man killed after being doused with gasoline, set on fire

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Gene Dacus, 85 of Birmingham. ORIGINAL: The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the 2300 block of 33rd Avenue North, according to WIAT, on the report of a person on fire. Officers found the victim, who is described as [caption id="attach ...

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One dead, one seriously injured in Jeffco crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY --According to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sergeant Jack Self, one person was killed and another was seriously injured in a head-on collision in Jefferson County on Tuesday. Just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to a report of a traffic accident in the 5300 block of Mud Creek Road near John’s Cut-Off Road in the Adger community. [capti ...

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Prayer vigil held for daughter of Cahaba Elementary principal

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE --Students, teachers, parents and community members gathered under the mall pavilion in front of Cahaba Elementary on Tuesday night to offer prayers for Molly Tyner Boland, daughter of Cahaba principal Joy Tyner. [caption id="attachment_33834" align="alignleft" width="300"] Community members gathered in prayer for Cahaba Elementary principal Jpy Tyner's d ...

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