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Action to be taken at Fire Station 27 in Birmingham after environmental study

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A comprehensive study for the presence of airborne mold and spores, asbestos and nuisance dust conducted at Fire Station 27 has been completed and the city of Birmingham will keep the station closed while actions are taken at the facility. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin met with members of Fire Station 27 on Friday, July 19, to discuss the results of ...

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Marshall County woman sentenced for sexual exploitation of a child

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Marshall County woman for sexual exploitation of a child, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge James G. Hernandez. U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon sentenced Anna Marie Gomez, 31, to 18 years in pris ...

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Man killed in crash during chase with Tarrant Police was wanted in Trussville

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TARRANT — The Tarrant Police Department said a man killed after a crash in a police chase had a lengthy criminal history and should have never been on the streets. Chief Dennis Reno said Anthony Terrane Gardner, 31, of east Jefferson County, had several warrants from several jurisdictions. The Trussville Police Department had a warrant for Gardner for a misdemeanor ...

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Alabama jobless rate down to record-low 3.5%

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate is down to what officials say is a record-low 3.5%. A news release from the state Friday says the preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for June dropped two-tenths of a percent from the May rate of 3.7%. It's the state's lowest jobless rate ever, and better than the most recent national unemployment rate of 3.7%. T ...

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Man charged with 4 counts of manslaughter for wrong-way crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports WALKER COUNTY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) announced the arrest of a man involved in a quadruple fatal crash in Walker County on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Michael Troy Majors, 25, of Bessemer, Alabama, was charged with four counts of Manslaughter. Four people from Little Rock, Arkansas, were killed in the wrong-way crash on Interstate 22 in Jasper. [ca ...

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Man shouting ‘You die!’ kills 33 in Japan anime studio fire

By the Associated Press By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them critically, in a blaze that sent people scrambling up ...

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Governor Ivey forms criminal justice study group

MONTOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the creation of a study commission to make recommendations on criminal justice reform as the state tries to address overcrowded and understaffed state prisons. The Governor's Study Group on Criminal Justice will gather data related to current sentencing laws and recidivism and also gather examples of best practices from other states, accordi ...

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5 guys arrested at Five Guys Burgers & Fries in Florida

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports STUART, Fla. — Five guys were arrested after a fistfight at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Stuart, Florida. The Stuart Police Department posted about the arrest on Facebook, saying they received a call about the fight on Wednesday, July 17. All five — two adults and three juveniles — were arrested. "Five guys were involved in the fight, and those five guys found the ...

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Authorities recapture Alabama inmate mistakenly released

By the Associated Press DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An inmate in Alabama who was mistakenly set free has been taken back into custody ahead of a murder trial. News outlets report 34-year-old Andrea Duhreal Flagg was captured Wednesday morning in the Dothan area. He had been out since his July 11 release from Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer where he completed a sentence for an unrelated charge. Houston C ...

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Alabama man shot, wounded after trying to pour gas on woman, run officer over

By the Associate Press FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a man tried to pour gasoline on a woman and attempted to run an officer over before he was shot and wounded by authorities. News outlets report 40-year-old Jeffery Scott Johnson was charged Tuesday with domestic violence and theft of property. Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum says Johnson attempted to pour gasoline on a woman and then l ...

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