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Birmingham’s deadly week of ‘unimaginable’ violence

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Those shot have ranged from age five to adulthood, including the killing of a 32-year-old, in a deadly week...

$24K Raised For Info; Justice Demanded in Slaying of 32-Year-Old Woman

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Comedian and Birmingham native Rickey Smiley, the Birmingham Urban League and the Jefferson County Commission are among entities offering a...

Comedian Rickey Smiley offers $5k reward for info in killing of...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Comedian, radio talk show host and Birmingham native Rickey Smiley is offering a $5,000 award for information about a...

Birmingham’s Top Priority is to Find Killers of 2-Year-Old, Says Mayor  

The Birmingham Times  Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said Friday he has instructed law enforcement to put all efforts behind finding the person or persons who...

With Homicides Up in 2020, Police Chief Smith Addresses Gun Violence 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  As 2020 ends in Birmingham with homicides up by 13 percent over 2019, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith on...

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...

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