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News Leeds Police to expand patrol with motorcycles BY BLAKE ELLS Leeds Tribune Staff The Leeds Police Department will add a motorcycle to its patrol fleet by the end of May. The Harley Davidson is currently being equipped with the police package, and

Chief Jim Atkinson said he is eager to get the new vehicle on the road. “We’ll be using it for traffic enforcement,” Atkinson said. “It’s been badly needed for traffic—auto accidents, people ignoring school buses and any other traffic situations that we have. It will be a

full-time police officer motor scout, as many other cities have.” Atkinson said he hopes that the department will be able to add an additional motorcycle before year’s end. As the city continues to grow, a larger and more mobile police force will be needed, he said.

Leeds City Council approves Wintzell’s liquor license Monday night

Latest health scores for food services in Leeds BY NATHAN PREWETT Leeds Tribune Staff The Jefferson County Department of Health regularly conducts health inspections on food services throughout the county. Below are the scores for four food services that were inspected in Leeds during the month of April. Valley Food and Feed – 99 2060 Montevallo Rd. Inspected April 9 Bruno Hospitality Cook Trailer 1 – 88 6079 Barber Motorsports Parkway Inspected April 4 Bruno Hospitality Cook Trailer 2 – 98

6079 Barber Motorsports Parkway Inspected April 4 Bruno Hospitality Concession Trailer 1 – 93 6079 Barber Motorsports Parkway Inspected April 4 Bruno Hospitality Concession Trailer 2 – 98 6079 Barber Motorsports Parkway Inspected April 4 Subway #48483 – 97 1101 Higrove Parkway Inspected April 12 Rails and Ales – 98 1210 6th St. Inspected April 10 Sbarros – 98 6200 Grand River Blvd. E. Inspected April 10

Dominos Pizza #5384 – 88 7709 Parkway Dr. Inspected April 15 Bass Pro Shop – General Store – 99 5000 Bass Pro Blvd. Inspected April 19 Rusty’s Barbeque – Mobile – 100 7484 Parkway Dr. Inspected April 25 Rusty’s Barbeque – 92 7484 Parkway Dr. Inspected April 25 JEECO Leeds Head Start – 99 7335 Ruth Ave SE Inspected April 25 Food Giant #461 Meat -87 7580 Parkway Drive Inspected April 25

CBS 60 Minutes episode features Leeds’ ransomware attack last year BY CINDY FISHER Leeds Tribune Staff

Wintzell’s Oyster House got city approval to sell alcohol Monday night and now waits for the state to OK it. BY CINDY FISHER Leeds Tribune Staff The Leeds City Council Monday night approved a liquor license for Wintzell’s

Oyster House’s new Leeds location. The Leeds location at 1770 Ashville Road opened in March without their license, letting it go through the steps for approval

while operating without it. Since then, guests have been allowed to bring their own alcohol. The license approval now goes to the state for a final OK, which is said to take about two weeks.


CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday featured Leeds’s ransomware attack last March in a segment called “How cybercriminals hold data hostage… and why the best solution is often paying a ransom.”

Leeds Mayor David Miller was interviewed by Scott Pelley for the story that outlined how municipalities and hospitals have had their intranet with records and information hacked and held for ransom. It cost the city of Leeds $12,000 to pay off the hack-

ers to get access back to their online records. On 60 Minutes, Pelley says “Miller was surprised his town of 12,000 would be a target; not much to notice in Leeds, at least not since Charles Barkley graduated from the high school.”

Leeds Splash Pad to open in late May

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Leeds’ splash pad opens later this month. The Leeds Splash Pad has set a tentative opening for the 2019 season in late May. To enjoy the splash pad this summer, visitors must

either be a resident in the city's limits or a resident's guest. It is located on Park Drive across from the police station and next to the fire

station. The splash pad's tentative opening date is May 25. To see more details, visit the Facebook page.

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