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Rep. Sewell Votes to Reinstate ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

sewell.house.gov U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) on Friday voted for legislation to keep weapons of war off the streets and protect Alabama communities from the scourge...

Non-Profit Named to Run County-Wide Violence Intervention Program

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Offender Alumni Association (OAA) will run a county-wide violence intervention program for victims of gun violence, the Jefferson County Department...

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...

Best way for Blacks to honor Dr. King: Stop killing each...

By Roy S. Johnson | rjohnson@al.com This is an opinion column I don’t want to see another balloon rise toward the clouds to honor a dead child....

16-Year-Old Wenonah High Student Among Two Killed in Birmingham shooting

The Birmingham Times A 49-year-old man and a 16-year-old high school student, in a passing car, were killed in a Birmingham shooting Saturday night, according...

Here Are Some Steps That Might Help Birmingham Curb Crime, According...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times When it comes to tackling Birmingham’s crime issue, residents the city needs to consider several steps to reduce violence that...

How Jeffco Dept. of Health Intends to Address Birmingham’s ‘Cycle of...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Six people were shot to death in Birmingham over the weekend — two on Sunday and four others on Saturday...

How to help victims recover after domestic abuse

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson With the dawning of a new season, we notice the leaves changing colors and leaving their summer tree limb homes; we update...

Sheila Tyson to Galleria Mall protesters: organize; remain peaceful

Times Staff Report Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson said comments about her calling for a boycott at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover were incorrect. Tyson said...

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...

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