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Man found dead in pool after party at Forestdale home

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports FORESTDALE — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said no foul play is suspected after a man was found dead in a pool early Sunday morning. Deputies were called to a home in the 800 block of Suburban Trail in Forestdale at 2:06 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15. The homeowners told deputies they found the man's body in the deep end of the pool when they were cleaning up aft ...

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Man jailed after chase and crash with car stolen from laundry mat on Center Point Parkway

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said a man is in jail after a car was stolen and the driver led deputies on a chase. Deputies responded to a call about a stolen car on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 12:15 p.m. The victim told investigators she set her keys down while at a laundry business in the 1500 block of Center Point Parkway. That's when ...

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Biden on racism: Whites ‘can never fully understand’

By BILL BARROW Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan in the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Sunday the country hasn't "relegated racism and white supremacy to the pages of history" as he framed current tensions in the context of the movement's historic struggle for equality. He spoke to parishioners at 16th Street Bapti ...

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UAW says its 49K members at GM plants will go on strike

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union announced that its roughly 49,000 members at General Motors plants in the U.S. will go on strike Sunday night because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down. The decision came after about 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit. "We stood up fo ...

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Old Boaz outlet being converted to rec center

By The Associated Press BOAZ, Ala. (AP) — The north Alabama city of Boaz used to be a regional destination for outlet shoppers before many of its retail stores closed. Now the town is converting one of those old outlet centers into a recreation center. Officials gathered on Thursday in the parking lot of a former outlet store to break ground on a nearly $13 million recreation center. The facility will inclu ...

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St. Clair County Narcotics Division intercepts illegal drugs shipped from California

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ASHVILLE — A St. Clair County man is facing charges after agencies in St. Clair County worked together on a drug investigation. Joel Hogeland, 31, of Ashville, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana first degree. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division intercepted a package sent from California to an address ...

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Roll Tide babies in Clay: Each born in championship year

By Erica Thomas, managing editor CLAY — You've heard of football fans planning their wedding around their favorite team's schedule or even naming their children after their favorite coaches. But one Clay family has a unique way to remember their team's championship wins. Crystal and Matt McGough both went to the University of Alabama. In fact, Matt played in the Million Dollar Band. The couple dated after M ...

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REFLECTIONS: A God who carries you

By Michael J. Brooks One of the most interesting questions in the Bible is one the Hebrews asked of the ancient prophet Isaiah about 500 years before Christ. They returned to their dismal homeland after a time of captivity and asked, “Since Babylon overpowered us, does this mean the gods of Babylon are greater than the God of Judah?” The northern kingdom of Israel was destroyed by Assyria in 722 B.C. Judah ...

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Jefferson County deputies investigating Saturday morning shooting in Fairfield

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports FAIRFIELD — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that happened at 7:57 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Deputies were dispatched to 6625 Aaron Aronov Drive after receiving a call about a shot that had been fired. Investigators concluded that two men riding in a car together got into an argument. The driver pulled off the roadway, exi ...

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Lane closures planned for I-59 in Jefferson and St. Clair Counties

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — On Sunday, September 15th at 7 p.m., weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation will begin scheduled concrete pavement maintenance from Milepost 142 to Milepost 150.0 (0.25 miles north of the AL 7/US 11 overpass)) in Jefferson and St. Clair Counties.  The lane closures are as follows: The right (outside) lane of I-59 northbound will be ...

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