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42-year-old woman killed in Cullman County crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CULLMAN COUNTY -- A single-vehicle crash at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, has claimed the life of a Cullman woman, according to the Alabama State Troopers Office. "Amy Lachelle Drake, 42, was killed when the Toyota 4-Runner she was driving left the roadway on Cullman County 1545 and struck a tree," Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel said. "Drake, who was not wearing a ...

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North Alabama man arrested after allegedly hitting parents with car

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ATHENS -- An Athens city councilman and his wife are in ICU at a Huntsville hospital after being struck by a car and suffering serious injuries. Police have charged their 33-year-old son in the incident. Around midnight on Thursday, Athens City Councilman Frank Travis called 911 to report the incident, but dispatchers had trouble understanding him, according to WAFF ...

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Hoover mayor thanks Hewitt-Trussville students for sportsmanship

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HOOVER -- The match-up between the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies and the Hoover Bucs may not have turned out the way local fans wanted, but the HTHS students, players and administrators  made quite an impression on Hoover folks. "I wanted to take time to commend the students from Hewitt-Trussville for their actions after last night's game against Hoover. The entire stud ...

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Center Point man sentenced to 50 years for producing, distributing child pornography

BIRMINGHAM -- A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Center Point man to 50 years in prison for producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. U.S. District Judge Annemarie Axon sentenced Dennis James Hudson, Jr., 28, also known as D.J. Zygi Hudson, Zygi Hudson, Tyler Johnson and Brandon McDaniels, on 5 counts of producing child pornography ...

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Huskies’ Sean Jackson earns OASS Player of the Week honors

Congratulations to the OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports Player of the week: Hewitt-Trussville running back Sean Jackson The junior recorded 14 carries for 169 yards rushing. He added 65 yards receiving and two touchdowns in a 50-33 victory over Oak Mountain this past Friday. Jackson has four touchdowns on the season. “He’s such a beast,” Hewitt-Trussville head coach Josh Floyd said of Jackson. “He’s such a p ...

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Trussville Downtown: 2 buildings slated for demolition

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Two buildings in downtown Trussville are slated for demolition. The tear downs could come as early as this week. Both buildings are under the control of the Trussville Redevelopment Authority. One building is located at 154 Main Street and was originally built as a gas station. The building most recently housed Borella Auto Repairs. Borella relocated t ...

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4 charged in brutal murder of Blount County man

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BLOUNT COUNTY -- Four people have been charged in the murder of a Blount County man, according to district attorney Pamela Casey. At approximately, 4 p.m. on Thursday, warrants were obtained in the death of Adam Beard for capital murder and robbery, Casey stated on social media. Charged in the case are Haley Ragsdale, 19; Jesus Flores, III, 38; Sarah Moore, 36 and R ...

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UPDATE: Wreck cleared- Overturned 18-wheeler on I-20 ramp to I-59 in Woodlawn causing major delays

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Update - Wreck has been cleared. An overturned 18-wheeler on the I-20 ramp at exit 130A leading to I-59N/I-59/20S in Birmingham is causing major delays on Wednesday morning.  Traffic is being diverted at exit 131. This is the I-20 ramp in the big curve in the Woodlawn area. ...

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1 killed when motorcycle collided with 18-wheeler in Etowah County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ETOWAH COUNTY -- According to the Alabama State Trooper's Office, a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday, Sept. 3, claimed the life of a Etowah County man. Trooper Curtis Summerville said Danny Ray Vasser, 63, of Atalla was killed when the 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle that he was operating collided with a 2014 Volvo tractor trailer. Vasser was pronounced dead at the scen ...

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UPDATED: Police say 14-year-old shoots, kills 5 family members in north Alabama, victims identified

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports ELKMONT -- Sheriff's deputies are investigating after they said a 14-year-old boy shot and killed five family members in Limestone County. Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office announced that five people had been shot at a residence in the 25000 block of Ridge Road in Elkmont.  Three were confirmed dead at the scene and tw ...

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