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Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma, Alabama to receive evacuees

From Trussville Tribune staff reports As Hurricane Irma gathers strength, the government of Florida is bracing for the storm by moving its people out of harm's way. While its effect on Alabama will not be as strong, we could still get a taste of it as it hurdles towards Florida and affects a portion of Georgia. In the meantime, hotels in Trussville are being filled up with people fleeing the storm and Birmi ...

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Troy Gentry, of country music duo Montgomery Gentry, killed in helicopter crash

From The Trusssville Tribune Staff Reports Troy Gentry, one half of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, is dead after a helicopter he was in crashed near a small airport Friday. [caption id="attachment_44780" align="alignleft" width="150"] Troy Gentry[/caption] Gentry, 50, and another man were killed when the helicopter they were in crashed into a wooded area near a runway at the airport. The band was ...

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Effort made to provide Alabama first responders with life-saving naloxone for drug overdoses

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports At a news conference today in Montgomery held jointly by several state agencies,  officials announced new means to address the opioid epidemic within the state of Alabama. [caption id="attachment_44774" align="alignleft" width="150"] First responders in Washington, D.C., bring naloxone on every emergency call.[/caption] To help prevent opioid overdose deaths, first ...

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Suspect arrested, charged in elderly woman’s death in Ensley

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM - A suspect in the death of an elderly woman from the Ensley neighborhood in Birmingham has been taken into custody and charged. The suspect is the woman's grandson, according to the Birmingham Police Department. [caption id="attachment_44750" align="alignleft" width="150"] Sean Delong Wilson. Photo from the Birmingham Police Department.[/caption] Doris Goode ...

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Man, 73, dies in crash in Cullman County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A 73-year-old man was killed today in a single-vehicle crash in Cullman County. Billy Wayne Wilbanks, 73, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado on Cullman County 1301, one mile north of Vinemont, when the wreck occurred at 9 a.m. The vehicle reportedly  left the road and hit a tree. Wilbanks was pronounced dead on the scene. ...

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Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce to host Gary Palmer at monthly luncheon

From Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE - The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce will host Congressman Gary Palmer as the guest speaker during its September luncheon at the Trussville Civic Center. [caption id="attachment_44741" align="alignleft" width="150"] Gary Palmer. Photo provided by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce.[/caption] Palmer, who represents Alabama's sixth congressional distr ...

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Police looking for missing Colbert Co. man

From Trussville Tribune staff reports COLBERT COUNTY - Police from Colbert County are searching for a 20-year-old man who is missing and whose last known location was in Decatur. Morgan Alan Sharp has been missing for close to a week, according to a report from AL.com. [caption id="attachment_44727" align="alignleft" width="150"] Morgan Alan Sharp. Photo from the Colbert County Sheriff's Office.[/caption] S ...

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Former Alabama legislator pleads guilty to bribery conspiracy, fraud and tax evasion

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports A former Alabama legislator pleaded guilty today in federal court to accepting bribes from a Birmingham lawyer and an Alabama coal company executive in exchange for advocating their employers’ opposition to EPA actions in North Birmingham. [caption id="attachment_44711" align="alignleft" width="137"] Oliver L. Robinson[/caption] U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, FBI Specia ...

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Teen, 15, fatally shot in Ensley; 3 taken into custody

The Trussville Tribune staff reports Authorities revealed the youth fatally shot while walking to an Ensley recreation center Wednesday afternoon was Terrius Hilliard, 15, a student at Jackson-Olin High School Authorities said Terrius and another youth were walking along Ensley Avenue toward the recreation center around 5:14 p.m. when shots were fired from a white Dodge Charger that passed them at the inter ...

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Hurricane Irma sends free football to Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Georgia Southern University officials were watching the projected paths of hurricane Irma and didn't like what they were seeing. Only 80 miles inland from Georgia's Atlantic coast, Statesboro could be in line for potentially catastrophic weather on Saturday when GSU is scheduled to play the University of New Hampshire at home. While GSU officials were c ...

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