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UAB detectives need to identify suspects in a car burglary

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Two individuals are wanted by detectives from the UAB Police Department for charges of unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle that occurred on Aug. 12, 2019, at around 5:30 p.m., in the 1800 block of Sixth Avenue South. The suspects are believed to have departed the scene in a blue Chevrolet Equinox. The UAB Police Department wants anyone wit ...

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The Foundry: Helping fight addiction one vehicle at a time

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BESSEMER — The Foundry Ministries is accepting used vehicles of all kinds and conditions for donation at their Auto Center in Bessemer, Alabama. These cars will go to The Foundry Auto Center where they will be worked on and sold. All proceeds will benefit The Foundry’s programs that fight addiction. Anyone with a used vehicle and a heart for helping those who are st ...

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Parole hearings to resume in November

By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles says parole hearings are expected to resume around Nov. 1. The agency made the announcement Wednesday after hundreds of parole hearings had been postponed. The agency said the postponements were necessary after the board's operations division could not ensure the new director that they were in compliance with a new not ...

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VIDEO: UA teacher suspended after video shows man drinking in class

By The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA — A University of Alabama teacher is off the job after a video surfaced of a student drinking a beer in class. School spokesman Chris Bryant said Wednesday marketing instructor Joel Strayer has been placed on administrative leave while "several concerns" are investigated. A video posted to a social media site a week ago shows a young man punching a hole in the side of a be ...

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CRIME STOPPERS: Leeds man wanted on assault charge, intimidation

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports LEEDS — Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is asking for information leading to the arrest of a Leeds man. Madison Drake Schofield, 22, is facing felony charges of intimidating a witness and assault second-degree. According to Crime Stoppers, Schofield has been wanted by the Leeds Police Department since Sept. 9, 2019. His last known address was in the 8200 block of Be ...

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Sheriff: Deputy fired for choking inmate who cursed at him

By The Associated Press PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff says one of his deputies has been fired for choking an inmate who cursed at him. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor tells reporters that 48-year-old Stephon Lopez Parker was fired Monday. He says witness accounts and surveillance video disproved Parker's account. [caption id="attachment_87867" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stephon Lopez P ...

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Dogs that killed 29 cats at Alabama shelter were euthanized

By The Associated Press DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Two dogs that attacked and killed 29 cats at an Alabama shelter have been euthanized. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told WTVY-TV the dogs were put down last week. Parrish says the owner of the dogs, Kenneth Hamilton, agreed to give the animals to the city after initially refusing. Animal control officers picked up the dogs after they were found wandering the n ...

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YWCA AmeriCorps Program’s new members to serve at Food Bank in observance of 9/11

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — YWCA Central Alabama’s “Building Communities, Bettering Lives” AmeriCorps program welcomed new members Sept. 3, 2019, for the 2019-20 program year. Men and women from Alabama and around the country participated in training Sept. 3-11 at the YWCA, 309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203. The new members began a year of full-time service benefiting th ...

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CRIME STOPPERS: Adger woman wanted by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JEFFERSON COUNTY — A woman from Adger is wanted in Jefferson County, according to Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama. Ashley Brooke Sims, 27, is facing a charge of failure to appear on trafficking in stolen identities and unlawful possession of a controlled substance charges. Sims has been wanted as of Sept. 9, 2019. Her last known address was in the 4200 block of Bost ...

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Ivanka Trump makes workforce announcement in Alabama

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Ivanka Trump visited a robotics training center in Alabama to make a workforce development announcement. News outlets report that President Donald Trump's eldest daughter and senior adviser on Tuesday visited the Alabama Robotics Technology Park outside Decatur. The younger Trump announced an expansion of a skills training program created by Toyota Motor North America. The program calle ...

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