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Kindergartner invites entire class to adoption hearing

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Michigan boy showed up to his adoption hearing on Thursday with several of his closest supporters: his entire kindergarten class. The children from Wealthy Elementary School in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, took to the courtroom in Kent County in support of five-year-old Michael Clark Jr. as he attended an adoption hearing with his foster pare ...

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Slain Huntsville police officer identified

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HUNTSVILLE -- Madison-Morgan County Strategic Counterdrug Team (STAC) Agent Billy Clardy III became the sixth law enforcement officer in Alabama to be killed in the line of duty in 2019 when he was shot down on Friday night. Clardy was a police officer for the Huntsville Police Department working as a drug agent as part of the HIDTA Gulf Coast Task Force on December ...

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Alabama doesn’t appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge as a lawsuit over the ban plays out in court. Alabama did not appeal the court injunction that blocked the state’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect last month, according to the attorney general's office. The state has previously acknowledged the ban is likely unenforce ...

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Naval base shooter investigated for possible terrorism links

By BILL KACZOR and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — U.S. officials investigating the deadly attack by a Saudi aviation student at a naval air station in Florida were working Saturday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism. An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people. The ass ...

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Man sought in Birmingham kidnapping, robbery, sexual assault arrested Friday

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The man sought in the connection of a Wednesday night kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault in Birmingham was captured on Friday morning and booked into the Jefferson County Jail. Tadarrius Lawaun Smith, 21, of Mulga, is charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and theft. [caption id="attachment_95343" align="alig ...

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POLICE: Huntsville officer gunned down during drug-related investigation

By Erica Thomas, managing editor HUNTSVILLE — The Huntsville Police Department announced the shooting death of an officer on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The officer, who has not been identified, was killed during a drug-related investigation. Chief Mark McMurray held a press conference after news of the death was released. "It's the last thing any of us want to deal with," said Murray. "It's the last thing any of ...

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Reward offered in Alabama gun theft

COTTONDALE, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Plus One Tactical Advantage, a federal firearm ...

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UAB’s nationally ranked defense collides with Florida Atlantic in Conference USA title game

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has Florida Atlantic in the Conference USA title game for the second time in three years, his 2017 champion Owls set to match up against the reigning league champs from UAB. So that’s where he’ll be on Saturday. No one knows where he’ll be on Sunday. Kiffin’s name tends to come up annually during coaching-search season, and this year is n ...

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2 Tuscaloosa County sheriff’s deputies injured during traffic stop

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA COUNTY — Two Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were injured on Friday after they were allegedly dragged by a suspect's vehicle during a traffic stop. According to media reports, the incident occurred on North Hagler Road just north of Hembree Road in Tuscaloosa County between Samantha and Windham Springs. There is scant information regarding the incide ...

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Missing man last seen in Trussville located in Moody

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM –  The man last seen at a PNC bank in Trussville months ago was located on Friday in Moody, according to the Birmingham Police Department. A press release stated that Timothy James Posey, 59, of Birmingham, was discovered and is confirmed to be fine. Timothy James Posey Posey was last seen at a PNC bank in Trussville. He has a history of mental illness. H ...

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