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Banks High School Class of 1969 Plans 50th Reunion

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Banks High School's class of 1969 will have a 50th reunion on Aug. 17, 2019. The reunion will be at the Birmingham Marriot on Grandview Parkway at 6:30 p.m. A reception will be followed by a buffet dinner, a brief program and dancing to the music of the 60s. "Seniors Fine in '69" are invited to purchase tickets by emailing banks69@gmail.com.   ...

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$5,000 reward for information on Outlaw Gun and Pawn firearms theft

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with 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 Outlaw Gun and Pawn, a federal firearm licensee ...

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Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar with the matter. Facebook and the FTC declined to comment. The Journal said the 3-2 vote broke along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the settlement. In ...

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Tropical Storm Barry closes in with what could be epic rain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what could be a long, slow — and epic — drenching that could trigger severe flooding in and around New Orleans. With the storm expected to blow ashore by early Saturday as the first hurricane of the season, National Guard troops and rescue crews were posted around ...

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Jefferson County SO: Child airlifted to Children’s Hospital after dog attack in Palmerdale

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — A child was attacked by a dog in Jefferson County on Friday, July 12. According to law enforcement, the call for assistance was received at 11:29 a.m. Sheriff's deputies responded to a convenience store at 7757 Highway 75 in the Palmerdale community. The caller reported that a four-year-old boy had been attacked by a dog. The caller reported that ...

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey taps Graddick to head parole board

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey has named former attorney general Charles Graddick as the new director of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. Ivey made the appointment Friday under a new law that gives her the authority to appoint the director. He will take the position Sept. 1. Graddick is a former two-term Alabama attorney general and a circuit judge in Mobile County. Ivey said Graddick has de ...

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High-speed chase ends with death of fleeing Alabama driver

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities said a high-speed police chase ended with a crash, a gunshot and the driver found dead. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Lt. Joe Piggott said the driver sped off rather than pulling over for a suspected traffic violation on Interstate 10 late Thursday. News outlets reported the driver crashed into another vehicle before heading ...

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Tarrant man wanted by Birmingham Police on felony charge

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department asked for information on a suspect in a burglary investigation. Byron Dale Underwood Jr. is wanted on a felony charge of burglary second degree. Birmingham Police detectives added Underwood to the wanted list on July 10, 2019. Underwood's last known address was in the 1100 block of Sloan Avenue in Tarrant. He is 29 years ...

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Huffman Youth Baseball Team to receive check in advance of championship series

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Representatives of Serra Auto Group will present a check  to the Huffman Youth Baseball Team in advance of their appearance in a championship series. The check will be given at a press conference to be held at 1300 Center Point Parkway in Birmingham Thursday, June 11. Birmingham City Councilor Clinton Woods of District 1 will be on hand to congratulate ...

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R. Kelly facing sweeping new federal sex crime charges

By SARA BURNETT and CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on a sweeping federal indictment that accuses him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the performer. The indictment unsealed Friday in the Eastern District of New York ...

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