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Birmingham police seek information on shooting suspect

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a shooting after a suspect fired multiple shots at an individual on Saturday in the 2000 block of Avenue V. One of the rounds entered the occupied building of Limbaugh Toyota. There were no injuries in this shooting. The BPD released a crime alert with surveillance footage of the suspect. According to th ...

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Birmingham Police make arrest in Wells Fargo bank robbery

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department announced an arrest made in connection to a bank robbery that happened on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. James Crenshaw, 48, of Birmingham, is charged with first-degree robbery. Investigators said the Wells Fargo at 316 18th St. S. was robbed by a man who presented a note demanding money. Detectives identified Crenshaw as the su ...

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Birmingham man charged with capital murder in shooting death

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in a homicide investigation. Dennis Coleman, 48, of Birmingham, is facing a capital murder charge in connection to the death of a man on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Officers responded to the call around 11:20 p.m. They found the victim on the front porch of a home at 5417 Watson Ave. Birmingh ...

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Alabama man charged with capital murder in toddler’s death

By The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the death of his girlfriend's 1-year-old son. News outlets report the indictment against 28-year-old Christopher Cornelilus Pearson was made public Friday. Authorities have said Pearson initially told investigators that Omari Jones-Pearce had been left alone in the bath, implying the child has drow ...

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Toddler not expected to survive injuries; mother and her boyfriend jailed in Blount County

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a couple has been accused of abusing an 18-month-old, who may not survive. News outlets report 24-year-old Samantha McCormack and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Robert Elmore Jr., were arrested Sunday and charged with reckless assault and attempted murder, respectively. Charging documents say the baby was hospitalized Friday and is a "victim ...

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In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones kicks off 2020 reelection bid, GOP chair responds

By KIM CHANDLER and The Trussville Tribune staff reports with GOP reaction BIRMINGHAM — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, the Democrat who pulled off a political upset in Alabama two years ago, has kicked off his reelection bid. Jones launched his 2020 campaign with a rally in Birmingham attended Sunday by several hundred cheering supporters. Invoking the campaign theme of "One Alabama," Jones said he is a senator who ...

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New marker to memorialize 2 lynching victims in Alabama

By The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama memorial is being dedicated to two black men who were killed in what are described as racist lynchings near Birmingham in the 1890s. The Jefferson County Memorial Project says it will dedicate a marker to Tom Redmond and Jake McKenzie at Sloss Furnaces on Monday night. An announcement says both men worked at mines owned by Sloss-Sheffield Iron and S ...

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DeMarco: Governor moving forward with addressing state prison woes but questions remain

By Paul DeMarco, former member of the Alabama House of Representatives BIRMINGHAM — There has been a lot of discussion on how to solve the state’s continued problems with its corrections system. Over the past five years, there have been several proposals, but they have failed to gain traction in the Alabama Legislature. Thus, Governor Kay Ivey is moving forward with her own plans to attempt to address overc ...

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Shelby County man killed in domestic-related incident identified

From The Trussville Tribue staff reports SHELBY COUNTY — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office identified a man they said died in an incident related to domestic violence. Johnny Lee Payne, 45, of Shelby County, was found dead by deputies responding to a domestic-related incident. It happened on Gibson Road on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, around 11 a.m. Investigators did not reveal how Payne died. One person was tak ...

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Funeral set for 5 members of slain Alabama family

By The Associated Press ELKMONT, Ala. (AP) — A mass funeral is set for five members of a north Alabama family who were shot to death in their home, allegedly by a teenage relative. A funeral service is scheduled for noontime Saturday for a husband, wife and three young children who were killed in Elkmont. The couple's 14-year-old son is charged with murder in the shootings, and The Associated Press isn't us ...

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