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Search for missing Florida girl expands to Alabama, mother now a person of interest

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say they're expanding the search of a missing 5-year-old girl to Alabama, and the girl's mother is no longer cooperating with their investigation. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a news conference Monday that officers have been deployed to Demopolis, Alabama, west of Montgomery. [caption id="attachment_92998 ...

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Auburn men’s basketball moves up two spots in new AP Top 25 poll, Kentucky moves to No. 1

By AARON BEARD, Associated Press Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll. The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky. They earned 64 of 65 first-place votes in Monday's poll to finish ahead of No. 2 D ...

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Former Hoover High School graduate turned ISIS bride wants to return home, pleads for second chance

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SYRIA - A former Hoover High School graduate, who left the country in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria, sat down for an interview with NBC News on Saturday and said that she wants to come back to the United States with her son. Hoda Muthana, 25, who once urged jihadists in America to "go on drivebys, and spill all of their blood," told the news outlet that she "regrets ev ...

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Clay-Chalkville returns home to host Athens with trip to quarterfinals on the line

By Joshua Huff, sports editor CLAY - Clay-Chalkville returns home this Friday for the second round of the 2019 AHSAA Class 6A state playoffs after dispatching Helena, 17-0, in the first round this past week. The Cougars have advanced into the two round for the third consecutive season. Up next for Clay-Chalkville is an Athens team that defeated Buckhorn, 62-14, in the opening round. The 8-3 Eagles have stru ...

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Woman reports she was assaulted in Center Point area, robbed by man she met online

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a woman's claim that she was assaulted and robbed by man she met online. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the woman called police at 5:51 a.m. on Sunday to report that she was assaulted in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in the 1600 block of Center Point Road. Th ...

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Pinson Valley keeps churning out dominant victories, travels to face Fort Payne in second round

By Joshua Huff, sports editor PINSON - Following a relatively easy win against Homewood, 42-7, in the first round of the AHSAA Class 6A state playoffs, the path to its third consecutive state championship gets significantly tougher for Pinson Valley as it travels to face Fort Payne in the second round this Friday. Fort Payne, the Region 8 champions, dispatched a 4-7 Hartselle team, 24-17, in the opening rou ...

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Center Point advances, set to face Scottsboro in second round of playoffs

By Joshua Huff, sports editor CENTER POINT - After a dominant showing against No. 1 seed Etowah this past Friday, Center Point returns to the second round of the AHSAA state playoffs for the second consecutive season, which just so happens to coincide with length of head coach George Bate's tenure with the Eagles. The Eagles will enter foreign territory this week as they return to Center Point to play just ...

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Police: Missing Alabama teen suffered life-threatening wound

By the Associated Press BIRMINGHAM — Blood evidence in the car belonging to UFC heavyweight Walt Harris' missing stepdaughter shows she suffered "a life-threatening injury," police records show. An Auburn, Alabama, police charging document released after the arrest of Ibraheem Yazeed on Friday says a state lab determined the evidence matched Aniah Blanchard, who was reported missing on Oct. 24, news outlets ...

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Multiple shootings throughout Jefferson County, including Center Point, on Sunday afternoon injure 3 people

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM - Multiple shootings occurred in Jefferson County on Sunday afternoon that sent three people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The separate shootings wounded three people. These incidents followed two reported shootings in Brighton on Sunday morning. According to media reports, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department responded to a sho ...

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Obituary: Donald Wynn

Donald Keith Wynn, 41, passed away on Nov. 8, 2019. He is preceded in death by his step-father, Tony Prince. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Wynn; children, Peyton and Carter Wynn; sister, Michele hayes (Tommy); brothers, Danny Wynn (Holly) and Anthony Prince (Vicki). Funeral service will be Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. at 2 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. ...

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