Trussville, AL

Alabama Nurse ‘Did Willfully Torture’ 12-Year-Old Adopted Daughter by Repeatedly ‘Stomping on Her,’ ‘Starving’ the Victim: Prosecutors

Authorities in Alabama arrested a nurse practitioner accused of purposefully torturing her 12-year-old adopted daughter with the intention of killing her, newly released court records reportedly show. A grand jury in Jefferson County on Friday indicted 39-year-old Kala K. Blakely, of Trussville on charges of aggravated child abuse and attempted...
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Catch these 10 Black-owned food trucks in East Lake on Wednesdays

Birminghamians are all about their food—tacos, mac-n-cheese, Cajun and everything in between. If you aren’t a fan of sitting in restaurants, food trucks are the perfect choice for you. Here are a few Black-owned food trucks you can catch in East Lake on Wednesday afternoons. beenhere. We ❤️ supporting local.
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Governor Ivey issues Executive Order to fight COVID-19 vaccine mandates

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Governor Kay Ivey has signed and Executive Order Monday against COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the federal government. “The federal government’s outrageous overreach has simply given us no other option, but to begin taking action, which is why I am issuing this executive order to fight these egregious covid-19 vaccine mandates. Alabamians – and Americans alike – should and must have the choice to roll up their sleeves to get this shot and certainly not forced by government. While President Biden laughs at the idea of protecting your freedoms, I will continue fighting for Alabama businesses and their employees.

Alabaster City Council to consider changing speed limit on Hwy. 119

ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) — On Monday, the city of Alabaster will be considering several proposals that could impact drivers. One measure includes changing the speed limit on Highway 119 from 35 to 45 mph south of Buck Creek Bridge until Highway 31. City Councilor Gregg Farrell said if this change gets approved it would make things […]

Pastor Mike Jr. presents at Dove Awards

The Birmingham pastor and musical performer who goes by the stage name Pastor Mike Jr. made his first appearance as a celebrity presenter onstage at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards on Friday. The Rev. Mike McClure Jr., senior pastor of The Rock City Church in Birmingham, was nominated in...

Hoover house fire under investigation

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - Hoover firefighters are investigating a house fire that started Monday afternoon. The fire happened in the 4700 block of Sandpiper Lane in an upstairs room. Four people were in the home but everyone got out safely.

Trussville woman arrested for child abuse charged with attempted murder

From The Tribune Staff Reports TRUSSVILLE — A Trussville woman has been indicted for attempted murder. The indictment placed online on Monday revealed that the grand jury returned two indictments against Kala Blakely of Trussville. One for aggravated child abuse and another for attempted murder. Count one of the indictment charged Blakely “with he intent […]

Army dad dresses as referee, surprises son at football game

HELENA, Ala. - An Alabama high school football player got a surprise on the field when he realized one of the referees was his father, who is in the U.S. Army and had been deployed for a year. Helena High School tweeted the touching video where Fred Grooms embraced his...

Magical Marketplace back at full capacity

The Magical Marketplace sale will return for its 22nd year to Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church this winter. Organizer Melinda Burnett said the event will be back at full capacity Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., welcoming its usual 80 vendors. There is no admission charge, so guests...

Classic barbershop with a new age touch

Brett Johnson’s Gallantry Barbershop rebounds after pandemic, gives special thanks to those who served. Brett Johnson grew up in a military family and has moved more than 20 times. He now lives in the Double Oak Mountain area and is enjoying owning his own barbershop in Chelsea. Coming from Clarksville,...

Suicide prevention walk returns to Veterans Park

The Out of the Darkness Walk suicide prevention walk is back in person this year after being virtual last year. The walk, which supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will take place Sunday, Nov. 7, at Veterans Park on Valleydale Road. Registration begins at 1 p.m., and the event will last from 2:30-4 p.m.

Greystone couple spins out of COVID to open bike, skate, surf shop

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Daniel and Tami Manofsky were forced to close their family-run Keagan Ross Furniture store off U.S. 280. What they didn’t know at the time was that this turn of misfortune would lead them into a new career and the opening of a new business. They...

King’s Home fundraiser moves to Veterans Park

The annual King’s Home fundraiser and boat giveaway is moving to Veterans Park. Along with a new location comes a new name: the Randy Howell Hope Festival, named after the bass pro tour champion. The event, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 will have much of the...