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UPDATED: 1 dead, 2 wounded after shootout in Birmingham’s Lakeview

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --Violence erupted in Birmingham's Lakeview district early Sunday morning leaving one dead and two men wounded after a shootout in the street in front of the Babalu restaurant. The shooting took place at corner of 29th Street South and 7th Avenue South. According to WBRC, the Birmingham police believe an argument involving a city sanitation worker may hav ...

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Arkansas nightclub shooting suspect arrested in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --The suspect in a Little Rock, Arkansas nightclub shooting that left 25 people wounded early Saturday morning was arrested by U.S. Marshals outside a Birmingham nightclub early Sunday morning. [caption id="attachment_41605" align="alignleft" width="240"] Ricky Hampton, aka Finese 2Tymes, was arrested in Birmingham in connection with the Little Rock, Arka ...

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More details released on homicide investigation leading to two injured policemen

From Trussville Tribune BIRMINGHAM – Two officers from the West Precinct of the Birmingham Police Department were injured while trying to assist in a chase of two suspects of a homicide investigation. A press release by the BPD gave more details in the homicide case that led to the pursuit. [caption id="attachment_28887" align="alignleft" width="150"] file photo[/caption] According to the press release, a m ...

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office gives safety tips for Fourth of July celebrations

From Trussville Tribune staff reports As the Fourth of July holiday comes closer, everybody’s getting geared up for food, drink and, of course, fireworks. But the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office wants everybody to try and play it safe while they’re celebrating. An article on the Sheriff’s Office website was recently published, detailing the legalities of setting off fireworks and offers safety tips while ...

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Hundreds of Google Play Store apps may be infected with power stealing malware

From Trussville Tribune staff reports A report from WVTM 13 says that more than 300 apps on Google Play Store have been infected with a type of malware that can drain a phone’s power, rendering it slow and the battery life short. According to the report the malware, “works by continuously requesting ads from third-party companies and faking clicks from Android users, which spawns revenue and fraudulent impr ...

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UPDATED: 2 Birmingham police officers rushed to hospital

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM --UPDATE --Birmingham police were investigating a homicide at 17th Street and Jefferson Avenue where a man was found shot dead in a vehicle. Officers spotted what they believed to be the suspect vehicle and gave chase. Two officers were in a vehicle blocking the intersection of 18th Street Southwest and Grant Avenue when the suspect vehicle t-boned their ...

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St. Clair County man indicted for allegedly possessing pipe bomb

From Trussville Tribune staff report ODENVILLE – According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Edward Shane Dempsey, 39, of Odenville has been indicted for having a pipe bomb. He faces a penalty of ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The incident was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Dempsey allegedly possessed a destructive device that was n ...

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BREAKING: (Updated) Gunman wounds multiple people in NYC Hospital

From the Associated Press NEW YORK CITY - Police say at least two people have been shot at a New York City hospital and the gunman is still at large. The gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. Friday inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx. Television images showed the hospital surrounded by police cars and fire trucks. Police could be seen on the roof of the building, at one point, with their guns drawn. Br ...

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Alabama ranks first in opioid use, BlueCross BlueShield says

From Trussville Tribune staff reports According to a press release by BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama the state is facing a crisis of opioid prescriptions and abuse. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that Alabama ranks number 1 in opioid use. In 2015 physicians in Alabama 5.8 million opioid prescriptions for patients, according to the CDC. Alabama ranks highest in prescribing ...

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Birmingham Police seeking witness at Exxon gas station shooting

From Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM - Police are looking for a man who was with another man that was shot on Monday night at an Exxon gas station. The victim, identified as Rick Siler, 35, died following an argument with a man in a blue Dodge Charger. Siler was walking with another man when he was shot. The Birmingham Police Department has released a surveillance photo of the man and are seekin ...

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