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7 locals wanted by law enforcement

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- According to the Trussville Police Department, seven people in the local and surrounding areas are currently wanted by law enforcement agencies. Among those listed by TPD are: Jermaine Smith, 21, last known address is in the 2800 block of Washington Avenue. Jermaine Smith is wanted for domestic violence strangulation. Justin Smith, 28, last known addre ...

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Woman killed in Coosa River boat crash Identified

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports COOSA COUNTY -- Alabama State Marine Police identified a woman on the Coosa River on Saturday, July 13. Krista Danielle Elliot, 32, of Wetumpka, was killed when the boat she was in struck a tree that was hanging over the river. She was the only passenger in the boat. The operator was not hurt. The crash occurred on the river near Wetumpka, Capt. Gary Buchanan of the ...

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Alabama man accused of biting off woman’s finger in fight

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been arrested after police say he bit off a woman's finger during a fight. News outlets report that 48-year-old Shay Michael Thome of Huntsville was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree assault. Police say the victim knows Thome's wife. According to reports, some men tackled Thome after the woman was bitten. A jail booking photo shows Thome's face was cu ...

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Police: Alabama woman with road rage shoots husband

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police said a woman shot her husband in an attempt to shoot someone else in an act of road rage. News outlets reported Erica Cole was charged Saturday with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment. Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said the road rage incident began on a highway and ended at a home, turning violent when Cole tried to shoot someone else. Instead, she s ...

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Walmart, Walgreens eye drops, eye ointments recalled

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Eye drops and ointments sold over the counter at Walmart and Walgreens have been recalled, according to the Food and Drug Administration.  Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced that it is voluntarily recalling the over-the-counter (OTC) drug products marketed under the name Equate sold at Wal-Mart and sold at Walgreens under the Walgreens brand. The products bein ...

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Police investigating 2nd Birmingham homicide in 2 days

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM -- Birmingham Police are investigating the second homicide in two days, according to police officer Rodarius Mauldin.  Mauldin said detectives are conducting a homicide investigation into a drive-by shooting that occurred on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at approximately 10:53 p.m. A homicide in east Birmingham on Friday is also under investigation.  "Officers ...

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5-year-old girl drowns in Jasper pool with 8 lifeguards on duty

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JASPER — A 5-year-old girl drowned at a Jasper city pool, the Natatorium, on Saturday. The child has been identified as Faithlynn Blankenship on a Go Fund Me site. According to Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe, the child had been brought to the pool by a family member who was there at the time of the incident. There were eight lifeguards on duty at the time of the drown ...

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1 body recovered, 1 still missing in Lake Jordan boat crash, 1 missing in Smith Lake crash

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Search crews have recovered the body of one of three people who went missing in a pair of holiday boating accidents on two Alabama lakes. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Marine Patrol spokesman Capt. Gary Buchanan said crews on Saturday pulled the body of 26-year-old Devin Clay Jackson, of Deatsville, from Lake Jordan, north of Montgomery. Also missing in that accident was 17-year-o ...

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1 dead, 2 wounded in road rage incident on I-59/20 in Tuscaloosa on Friday night

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — One person was killed and two others wounded in what police believe was a road rage incident on Interstate 59/20 in Tuscaloosa on Friday night. The shooting occurred near the 96 mile marker at about 9:10 p.m. in the eastbound lanes. Police said two vehicles were headed toward Birmingham when one vehicle fired multiple shots into the other vehicle. Tusca ...

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12-year-old killed, 2 teens injured in 2nd boating accident at Smith Lake in 24 hours

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WINSTON COUNTY — ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers responded to a boating accident on Friday, July 5, 2019, near the area of the Corinth Boat Ramp on Smith Lake in Winston County, according to Sgt. Chad Pate of the ALEA Marine Police. The accident claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl, and injured another 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy. Both of the injured teens ...

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