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Small earthquake recorded in north Alabama

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. —  The U.S. Geological Service reports a 2.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at noon on Tuesday in Jackson County, Alabama. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency says the northeastern region of the state has a history of small quakes. Shaking from small magnitude events like this is not typically associated with structural damage. The U.S.G.S. says a ma ...

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ATLANTA: Woman jumps through car window to save it from thief

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A woman south of Atlanta was captured on surveillance video jumping through the window of her car to save it from a thief. WSB-TV reported the woman was pumping gas when she noticed something wasn't right. She said a passenger of another vehicle jumped out and tried to get into her car. "As soon as I saw my door open, I jumped in the car," ...

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‘John-Shaming’ bill pocket vetoed by Governor

By CAROLINE BECK and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey did not sign a human trafficking bill meant to deter individuals from soliciting prostitutes because of a drafting error that could have weakened its intent, supporters said Tuesday. House Bill 262 would have prohibited without a court order the publishing of photos of those charged with prostitution while allowing publicati ...

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Culverhouse emails tell a different story on University of Alabama feud

By Todd Stacy and Caroline Beck, Alabama Daily News A series of emails released by the University of Alabama System show the dispute that led to a parting of ways with mega-donor Hugh Culverhouse preceded the comments he made about abortion. The University on Friday voted to return $26.5 million in donations from Culverhouse and removed his name from the law school, saying his expectations of the money was  ...

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From buses to libraries, 2020 education has more for K-12 schools

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News Montgomery, Ala — An additional $318 million for K-12 schools is in Alabama’s 2020 education budget and lawmakers and education leaders say that money will make tangible differences in local schools. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the record-setting education budget into law on Thursday. “This budget represents significantly more resources for education,” Senate education budget commi ...

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1 dead after helicopter crashes into building in NYC

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports NEW YORK, N.Y. — ABC News reports a helicopter crashed into a Midtown Manhattan building, killing one person on Monday, June 10, 2019. City officials believe the crash was an accident, but President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation and is monitoring developments. The New York Fire Department extinguished a fire in the building. ...

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Tuscaloosa: 14-year-old to be charged with murder after body is discovered in abandoned vehicle

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TUSCALOOSA — Two teenagers are facing multiple charges after a body was discovered in a car in Tuscaloosa. One of the teens, 14 years old, will be charged with murder. The other teen, 15 years old, will be charged with theft and abuse of a corpse, as well as obstructing governmental operations, according to ABC 33/40. ABC 33/40 reported that calls about an abandoned ...

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Man shot by police officer after Family Dollar robbery in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating after an officer-involved shooting in Birmingham on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The incident happened at 7:49 p.m. when officers with the west precinct were called to investigate a report of a robbery at Family Dollar at 1305 Tuscaloosa Avenue SW. Police said when officers arrived, they were told the robber ...

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Man arrested for death of brother in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department announced the arrest of a man in connection to the death of his brother. Don Mobley, 51, of Birmingham, is charged with murder. The victim, 48-year-old Melvin Mobley, was found dead on Saturday, June 8, 2019. [caption id="attachment_81140" align="alignleft" width="237"] Don Mobley. Photo: Jefferson County Jail[/caption] ...

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12-year-old from Quinton killed in crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports JASPER — A 12-year-old child was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday, June 8, 2019. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the child is from Quinton, but they have not released an identity. The crash happened on Alabama 269, approximately 16 miles south of Jasper. A 2009 Toyota Matrix left the roadway, overturned and struck a tree. ALEA said it ha ...

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