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UPDATED: Armed man commits suicide near Trussville

By Crystal McGough An armed man who Trussville, Birmingham and Moody police have been negotiating with for several hours this morning committed suicide at approximately 12:30 p.m. today. Birmingham Police Department’s Sgt. Johnny Williams confirmed that the man ended his life after hours of talking to a police negotiator. There will be a suicide investigation, he said. The Trussville PD began investigating ...

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UPDATED: Trussville, Birmingham and Moody PD on scene of armed person

By Crystal McGough The Trussville Police Department, Birmingham Police Department and Moody Police Department are all currently on the scene of an armed man near Mary Taylor Road. Earlier this morning, TPD Lt. Jeff Bridges said his earliest information indicated a man was allegedly threatening suicide. Birmingham Police Department’s Sgt. Johnny Williams said that the man has a gun and is in an open field lo ...

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NCAA hammers Penn State

It wasn't the death penalty, but by the time the NCAA sanctions take full effect, Penn State athletics may be on life support . In an unprecedented show of strength and speed, NCAA officials dropped the bomb on the Nittany Lions football program this morning in the wake of the child sex scandal investigation by former FBI head Louis Freeh. The Freeh Report alleges that top Penn State officials, including th ...

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Trussville and Birmingham police on scene of suicide threat

Trussville and Birmingham police are in the area of Mary Taylor off of Highway 11 investigating what department officials termed as a suicide threat, this morning. Lt. Jeff Bridges said Trussville officers intially answered the call. "The call originally came to Trussville and we responded. Our officers arrived at the scene and determined that that location is in the city of Birmingham," Bridges said. "They ...

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Southern Miss offers Hewitt’s Luke Davis

The Rivals website for the University of Southern Mississippi, BigGoldNation.com, is reporting via Twitter that the Golden Eagles have extended a scholarship offer to Hewitt Trussville's Luke Davis. Davis is expected to be one of the senior leaders on the Huskies' defense this coming season. You can read more about Davis and the Hewitt defense here. [caption id="attachment_792" align="alignleft" width="300" ...

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Trussville man returns tornado letter to former mayor of Tuscaloosa

  [caption id="attachment_825" align="alignleft" width="300"] Damage in Tuscaloosa following the April 27, 20011 tornado. Photo by Catherine Partain[/caption] The Tuscaloosa News features a story about Trussville's Tim Boone in today's edition . According to the story, Boone visited his farm north of Gadsden to check for damage following the April 27, 2011 storm that ravaged Tuscaloosa. That's when Boo ...

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Thunder U-16 Captures Gold Medal at State Games

Special to The Tribune- After losing in the state championship game a year ago, the Cahaba Springs Under-16 soccer squad had something to prove. The Thunder put together a stingy defense along with plenty of offensive firepower to cruise to the championship of the Alabama Olympic Games this June. CSSC outscored their three opponents 11-2 and closed with a 4-2 win over Alabama United in the gold medal game . ...

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Trussville BOE names Neill interim superintendent

[caption id="attachment_814" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussville City School's new Interim Superintendent, Patricia Neill[/caption] By Crystal McGough The Trussville City Board of Education named Dr. Patricia Neill the Interim Superintendent for the Trussville City School System at a special-called board meeting today. The board voted Monday to end Dr. Suzanne Freeman’s nearly eight-year run as the sc ...

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Pinson Council forms Citizens Advisory Group

[caption id="attachment_645" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders (front) and Pinson Councilors (left to right): Shane Shelnutt, Joy McCain, John Churchwell, Dawn Tanner and Joe Cochran.[/caption] By Crystal McGough The Pinson City Council passed a resolution tonight at its regular meeting to form a Citizens Advisory Group on Voting. The group is the result of the city entering into a Co ...

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Trussville to name interim superintendent on Friday

In a statement released late Thursday afternoon, the Trussville Board of Education says it plans to announce an interim superintendent after parting ways with Dr . Suzanne Freeman last week. The announcement released by the central office said, "The Trussville City Board of Education will hold a Called Board Meeting on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm in the Board Room of Central Office for the purpose of n ...

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