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Tuscaloosa an indicted for trafficking cocaine, using FedEx to promote drug-trafficking activities

From The U.S. Department of Justice BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted a Tuscaloosa man as part of a conspiracy to traffic cocaine in Tuscaloosa County, and with using an express delivery service to illegally distribute drugs, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven Gerido. A four-count indictm ...

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Birmingham PD apprehends Shell robbery suspect

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – Chris Jones has been arrested in connection to a robbery at the Shell Gas Station on University Boulevard. Jones is allegedly responsible for several other robberies. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on a $250,000 bond. Tuesday around 11 p.m. a black male walked into the Shell Gas Station at 2320 University Boulevard, presenting a gun and d ...

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40th loaded gun of 2016 found in carry on bag at Birmingham Airport

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – A loaded gun was found at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport TSA checkpoint on Thursday. The Kimber .45 caliber was found in a carry on bag, according to TSA Regional Spokesman Mark Howell. The Birmingham Police took the bag and removed [caption id="attachment_36604" align="alignleft" width="300"] via al.com[/caption] the passenger from ...

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Tuscaloosa PD investigating 106th sexual assault of the year

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports TUSCALOOSA – Authorities in Tuscaloosa are searching for a man described as a sexual predator, who raped a 19-year-old University of Alabama student in her townhome. The assault occurred around 12:45 a.m. in the victim’s townhome in the 1200 block of Covenant Street. Tuscaloosa police told al.com the victim left the strip and walked home alone. She went inside her t ...

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One killed, one injured in Wednesday night crash

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports SYLACAUGA – A two-vehicle crash at 11:35 p.m. on Wednesday has claimed the life of a Sylacauga woman and injured another. The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 21, two miles north of Sylacauga. Latonya Chrystal Annette Boone, 32, was killed when the 2003 Ford Taurus she was driving collided with a 2014 Toyota Corolla, driven by Ashelea Jonelle McCain, 26 of Sylacaug ...

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Tennessee wildfire death count rises to 7

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports GATLINBURG, Tenn. – A total of seven have been confirmed dead after wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee that burned nearly 15,000 acres on Monday. Thousands evacuated the areas of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge after wildfires began burning Monday night, spreading rapidly into Tuesday morning. WBRC reports officials estimate more than 700 structures countywide have b ...

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Suspect robs Shell gas station, flees on foot

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports BIRMINGHAM – Tuesday around 11 p.m. a black male walked into the Shell Gas Station at 2320 University Boulevard, presenting a gun and demanding money. The male, wearing a full beard, black jacket and black ball cap left the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The cashier was not injured during the incident. Contact Det. Wilder at 254-1753 if you have ...

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Birmingham Association of Realtors presents body armor to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

[caption id="attachment_36537" align="aligncenter" width="300" class=" "] Birmingham Association of Realtors presents gift to Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. (Photo by Bethany Adams)[/caption] By Bethany Adams, For The Tribune BIRMINGHAM -- The Birmingham Association of Realtors presented the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office with ,826 for the purchase of 23 bullet-proof vests for School Resource Off ...

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14 deaths investigated over Thanksgiving travel period

From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports MONTGOMERY – Alabama State Troopers investigated 14 traffic deaths during the five-day Thanksgiving travel period. The travel period for 2016 began at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 23 and ended at midnight on Nov. 27. “There is never a good time to report traffic fatalities, particularly when we see an increase,” Secretary of Law Enforcement Stan Stabler said. “During Thanksgivin ...

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BREAKING: Gatlinburg evacuated due to wildfires

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports GATLINBURG, TENN. --The entire town of Gatlinburg is under a mandatory evacuation on Monday night due to encroaching wildfires. [caption id="attachment_36508" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gatlinburg, TN. is being evacuated due to approaching wildfires. Photo via Twitter @AustinSisk1[/caption] The order was issued Monday evening by the City of Gatlinburg officials ...

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