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Jefferson County DA Says Death Sentence for Alabama Inmate Toforest Johnson...

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By Ivana Hrynkiw | ihrynkiw@al.com The Jefferson County District Attorney is asking a judge to order a new trial for Alabama Death Row inmate Toforest Johnson,...

Seeking to End a ‘Launching Pad for Criminal Activity,’ City of...

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The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham said late Monday it is suing the owners and operators of properties located at 800 and 814 3rd...

Birmingham’s Drop In 2023 Homicides Mirrors National Trend

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By Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com Birmingham’s homicide tally in 2023 dropped for the first time in five years after years of steady increases brought the deadly...

How Students at Birmingham’s A.H. Parker High School Found Way to...

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By Alaina Bookman AL.com Alaina Bookman reports for the “Beyond the Violence” collaborative, a partnership between AL.com, The Birmingham Times and CBS42. Support her work here. Members of the...

Birmingham Firefighter Jordan Melton Dies 5 Days After Shooting

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By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham firefighter Jordan Melton passed away Monday evening after being shot on-duty last week by an unknown suspect inside Fire...

Two Birmingham Firefighters Shot on Wednesday Expected to Recover

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By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Two Birmingham on-duty fire fighters who were shot on Wednesday are out of surgery and expected to recover, according to...

Birmingham Mayor Woodfin: Two Shooting Deaths in Kingston Community ‘Not Reflection...

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By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Following two recent murders and dozens of shots fired in an East Birmingham neighborhood, Mayor Randall Woodfin said on Monday...

‘Mother’s Day Will Be a Complete Lost … I Don’t Have...

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By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times This is another installment in The Birmingham Times/AL.com/CBS42 joint series “Beyond the Violence: What can be done to address Birmingham’s...

Birmingham’s Tragic and Historic 2022 Homicide Toll, By the Numbers

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By Carol Robinson | crobinson@al.com Birmingham ended 2022 with the families and friends of 144 homicide victims left grieving. The year was deadliest in recent history and...

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

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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...