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With Homicides Down in Birmingham; Mothers Against Gun Violence Still Working

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By Alaina Bookman | abookman@al.com Angela Walker, CEO of Mothers United Against Gun Violence, is providing a new opportunity for Birmingham residents to support each other...

Using Forklifts, Vandals Break Through Walls at Goodwill Outlet in Birmingham

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BY PAT BYINGTON bhamnow.com A popular Goodwill Outlet in Birmingham on Green Springs Highway was vandalized late Wednesday evening, causing more than $150,000 in damage. According to Goodwill, the...

What Birmingham Leaders Are Saying About the 2023 Drop in Homicide...

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By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson The Birmingham Times Birmingham officials are cautiously optimistic after the city’s homicide rate dropped in 2023, which they hope is a step in...

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...

After 4 of His Players Died From Gunshots, Alabama Football Coach...

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Alaina Bookman AL.com This is another installment in The Birmingham Times/AL.com/CBS42 joint series “Beyond the Violence: What can be done to address Birmingham’s rising homicide rate.” Timothy Vakakes has seen...

After 5 Years Free, Alabama Inmate Says ‘It Feels Like a...

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By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times During a trip to William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility, a prison located near Bessemer, AL, Eric Buchannon, evangelist, entrepreneur,...

The Black Cherry Tree Project to Host 2nd Annual Art Exhibition...

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By Sym Posey The Birmingham Times When a diverse group of creative minds gathered this spring in various locations throughout the Birmingham metro area to highlight...

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...

Some Hispanic Crime Victims in Birmingham Face Language Barrier

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By Alaina Bookman | abookman@al.com Advocates working with the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA) often receive calls from people who want help from police, but...

Birmingham Housing: Breaking Silence Against Domestic Violence

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By Sym Posey The Birmingham Times The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) hosted its Lifting Voices, Breaking Silence Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Friday...