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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...

Neighborhood presidents speak on violence and fear in their communities

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times (Second of Two Parts) Like everyone else in Birmingham, the men and women who serve as presidents of the city’s 99...

Community leaders offer solutions to curb youth violence

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Birmingham neighborhood leaders aren’t just talking about problems in their communities. They’re working to provide solutions. Neighborhood association presidents like Kevin...

Is the Birmingham Police Department doing enough to reduce violence?

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Neighborhood leaders are split over whether the Birmingham Police Department (BPD) is doing enough to help reduce crime in the...

Local lawyers give first-hand accounts why they see violence escalating in...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. The Birmingham Times Lawyers view the violence that permeates a community from a unique vantage point as they defend the accused, prosecute...

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