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Jefferson County (AL) Sheriff: New Mental Health Care Center a ‘Game...

The Birmingham Times State and local leaders on Tuesday cut the ribbon at the Craig Crisis Care Center in Birmingham which will offer assistance for...

Birmingham Mayor Woodfin Outlines a ‘Pattern’ of Recent Homicides in City

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said this week that a number of recent homicides in the city have followed a “pattern”...

As Homicides Rise to Historic Levels, Birmingham Police Face Staffing Crisis

By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com This is another installment in Birmingham Times/AL.com joint series “Beyond the Violence: what can be done to address Birmingham’s rising homicide rate.” Sign...

Birmingham Police Offers $5,000 Hiring Bonus to Recruit New Officers

Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com This story appeared originally on AL.com Birmingham police Chief Scott Thurmond on Monday announced a $5,000 hiring bonus for new and lateral...

Birmingham Police Chief Scott Thurmond Faces Spike in Homicides: ‘We’re Destroying...

By  Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com This is another installment in Birmingham Times/AL.com joint series ”Beyond the Violence: what can be done to address Birmingham’s rising homicide...

Why Some Birmingham Residents Call Felicia Mearon Before They Call The...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times (Another installment in Birmingham Times/AL.com joint series on Gun Violence in the City) For the past 30 years, Felicia Mearon has...

As Homicides Escalate, Birmingham Times, AL.com Launch Joint Series on Gun...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times First in a series Earlier this year, Yasmine Wright, a 10th grader at Wenonah High School, left her job at...

With Homicides Increasing in Many Cities, Do Gun Buyback Programs Work?

NNPA With gun violence increasing in the City of Birmingham should a gun buyback program be considered? Other municipalities have tried it, including Houston TX. Due...

Mayor Woodfin: Homeless Will Not Be Displaced During TWG 2022

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times With less than 10 days remaining before the start of The World Games (TWG) 2022, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin fired...

Incumbent Sheriff Mark Pettway Faces Three Challenges In Jefferson County Primary

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Mark Pettway made history when he was elected Jefferson County’s first Black sheriff four years ago but said he didn’t...

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