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Two Men Charged In 2002 Killing Of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two men have been indicted in the 2002 slaying of hip hop artist Jam Master Jay, which until now...

22-year-old suspect in custody in Riverchase Galleria mall shooting

abc3340.com The Hoover Police Department announced 22-year-old Montez Moses Coleman of Birmingham was arrested as a suspect in the Riverchase Galleria mall shooting on July...

Crime down overall, but weekend violence unacceptable, Mayor Woodfin says

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times While overall crime is dramatically down in the city of Birmingham, the violence that left four men dead over the...

Police Chief Patrick Smith: Homicides are down; but one category remains...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said recently he was alarmed at the number of black males being killed in the...

4-year-old Birmingham girl shot; suspect in custody, police say 

Times staff report  A suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting that seriously injured a 4-year-old girl Sunday night in Marks Village, police...

These groups received $107K from city to help with violence reduction

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times TeAndria Ellis remembers when her brother was killed seven years ago at the age of 22. The teens who killed...

Birmingham Police, Not National Guard, Will Address Crime, Chief Says

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times After one city councilor called for the National Guard to come to Birmingham to help curb crime and after two...

Wormsby: Long-term solution to reduce crime      

By Hollis Wormsby Jr. Last week we looked at tightening the criteria for setting bail to keep violent criminals off the street as a short-term...

Birmingham Police join housing officials to combat violence in Marks Village

By Joseph D. Bryant Housing Authority of the Birmingham District More than two dozen Birmingham police officers converged at the Marks Village community last week, knocking...

Birmingham Mayor-Elect Randall Woodfin announces transition team, outlines priorities

By Nick Patterson The Birmingham Times Birmingham’s Mayor-Elect Randall Woodfin today announced a transition team spearheaded by a retired business executive and a former military leader...

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