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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...

Birmingham Mayor Woodfin Pardons Over 750,000 Traffic Tickets. Here’s Why

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times All minor traffic tickets received before 2011 have been pardoned and “offer a new day” for many residents across the...

13-Year-Old Dies After Double Shooting in Birmingham, Sixth Teen Homicide This...

The Birmingham Times A double shooting in east Birmingham on Saturday claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy. The victim has been identified as Jaylon...

A Chat with ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Star and Former Birmingham Homicide Detective...

By Joseph Allen Alabama NewsCenter Even before “The First 48” started following Birmingham Police Department homicide investigator Chris Anderson around for the popular A&E TV show, Anderson’s steps were following those of...

How the embattled town of Brookside unites Democrats and Republicans in...

The Birmingham Times If global sporting events (The World Games 2022) and a new stadium (Protective Life) have united citizens in the regional so has...

Henry Irby: From Parker High School to Chief of Embattled Police...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times When Henry Irby left the Birmingham police department nearly four years ago, he didn’t sound like he had intentions of...

With Homicides Up, Birmingham Residents Have Advice for Acting Police Chief

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham residents say Captain Scott Thurmond, appointed acting police chief last week to replace Patrick Smith who resigned, is the...

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