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Birmingham Detectives need help identifying man in connection with a robbery

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham Detectives need help identifying a man in connection with a robbery. According to a report filed with Birmingham PD, a robbery occurred on July 5, 2019, at a convenience store in the 100 block of Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. North. Detectives obtained surveillance video images of the pictured man. If you recognize this person, or know any ...

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Former officer arrested on prison contraband charge

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama corrections officer has been arrested on charges of accepting money to help smuggle forbidden items into a state prison. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Willie Gene McLemore Jr. was arrested last month on charges of using his official position for financial gain. [caption id="attachment_83097" align="align ...

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Chlorine leak causes scare in Pelham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have asked residents to stay inside after a chlorine leak was discovered near homes and businesses in Pelham. Pelham Fire Chief Tim Honeycutt said a worker discovered a leaky container containing about 150 pounds of chlorine gas inside a water treatment station Wednesday. He said a resident had called after smelling something unusual ...

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The Latest: Louisiana governor declares emergency

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of tropical weather that could dump as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain in the state over the coming days. Edwards issued the declaration Wednesday afternoon. It came after storms from a weather system center ...

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Mazda Toyota alters production plan for new Alabama plant

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A joint venture between Mazda and Toyota is altering its production plans for a new factory being built in north Alabama. Mazda Toyota Manufacturing said Wednesday it will produce an entirely new Toyota sport-utility vehicle and a new Mazda crossover vehicle at the plant near Huntsville. The company previously planned to assemble Toyota Corolla cars at the plant. Toyota already makes ...

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FEMA: Gulf, East coast can still prepare for hurricanes

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports NEW ORLEANS (AP) — FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program are urging people on the Gulf and East coasts to act now to prepare for hurricane season and buy flood insurance. They sent news releases to coastal cities on Tuesday. The Hurricane Center said Tuesday that a tropical depression is likely to form in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. The statem ...

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Man dies after June 18 crash in Birmingham intersection

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Coroner said a man involved in a serious traffic crash in Birmingham in June has died. Reginald Jackson, 58, of Birmingham, died on July 8, after being hospitalized for nearly three weeks. The crash happened on Tuesday, June 18, at 4:10 p.m., at the intersection of Fifth Avenue North and 11th Street North. Jackson was taken to UAB H ...

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Eastaboga woman found shot to death by railroad tracks in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — A body found by railroad tracks in Birmingham has been identified as an Eastaboga woman. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office used fingerprint technology to identify the woman as Heather Suzan Roberson, 23, of Eastaboga. According to Birmingham police officer Rodarius Mauldin, Roberson's body was found on Friday, July 5, at approximately 7:13 a.m. “Off ...

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Confederate Railroad pulled from Illinois State Fair because of band name

From The Trussville Tribue staff reports NASHVILLE — Country and Southern rock band Confederate Railroad is responding to being pulled from the lineup at the Illinois State Fair with the following statement: "As many of you know, we were scheduled to perform at the Illinois State Fair in Du Quoin, Illinois on August 27, along with our friends Restless Heart and Shenandoah. We have since been removed from th ...

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Former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot dies at 89

By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89.Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings by an independent candidate in the past century, died early Tuesday at his home in Dallas surrounded by his ...

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