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4 killed in wrong-way crash on I-22 in Walker County

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Walker County — Four people from Little Rock, Arkansas, were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 22 on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The crash was about one mile south of Jasper. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said at 1:50 a.m., a driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck was traveling west in the eastbound lane. The truck hit a Nissan Altima. All four people in ...

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Here’s a fact: We went to the moon in 1969

By JEREMY REHM Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, some people insist it never happened and was all a big hoax by the U.S. government. The suspicions arose even as the lunar landing was taking place in 1969, said Roger Launius, NASA's former chief historian. Soon, conspiracy theories that said it was an elaborate, Hollywood-style production c ...

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Alabama hires expert to help in abortion lawsuit

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama attorney general's office is hiring a $200-per-hour litigation consultant to help defend the state's attempt to outlaw abortion. The contract went before a legislative review committee Thursday. It will pay law professor Scott Gaylord up to $75,000 over two years. Clay Crenshaw of the attorney general's office said Gaylord is a na ...

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The Eatery at Ferus Artisan Ales in Trussville: Meet the chef

By Erica Thomas, managing editor TRUSSVILLE — As finishing touches are being put on Ferus Artisan Ales in Trussville's downtown entertainment district, there is something cooking in the kitchen. Ashley Bolton has been named Executive Chef for the Eatery at Ferus. With 15 years experience in the food and beverage industry, Bolton will bring a creative twist to Americana pub cuisine. "When you go to a brewery ...

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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

By KEVIN McGILL and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with relatively weak winds but torrential rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago. Forecasters said the first hurricane of the Atlantic season could hit the ...

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Alabama truck driver charged in fatal Louisiana wreck

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A truck driver from Alabama has been charged with negligent homicide in a Louisiana wreck that killed a motorcyclist. News outlets reported 61-year-old Howard Lyons was arrested after the Tuesday crash, which authorities said was witnessed by Baton Rouge officers already on scene responding to another crash. Baton Rouge police said Lyons was ...

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Duo wanted in connection to $500 in stolen goods at the Riverchase Galleria

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HOOVER — Two women are wanted for questioning in connection to a felony shoplifting case at JC Penney at the Riverchase Galleria. Hoover Police said the theft happened on May 19, 2019. Over $500 worth of clothing and merchandise was concealed inside of large bags. Investigators said the two exited the store without paying. They got into a  black Chevrolet Equinox dr ...

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Gov. Kay Ivey: State environmental agency needs to do better

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's environmental agency needs to do a better job responding to chemical releases into the Tennessee River in north Alabama, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday. Responding to media reports that 3M released pollution for years without state intervention or disclosure, Ivey told reporters in Huntsville on Wednesday that the Alabama Depa ...

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Man found guilty of murder in baseball bat beating death of girlfriend

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – A Gardendale man who was arrested in March 2018 for beating his girlfriend to death has been found guilty of murder. Jon Rodney Bowden, 41, was charged with an intentional murder charge after authorities said they found that Bowden “intentionally caused the death of Therese ‘Terri’ Lynn Miller, by beating her with a metal baseball bat.” Miller’s body wa ...

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Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since.Hundreds of millions tuned in to radios or watched the grainy black-and-white image ...

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