Birmingham

‘We Need Your Help:’ Birmingham Ask for Help in the Fight Against Gun Violence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The mayor and police chief of Birmingham are asking the public for help to combat gun violence and solve homicides. Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith made the appeal in a Wednesday news conference. Woodfin said in addition to the coronavirus pandemic, the city also had a crisis of gun violence in 2020….

Police: Burned Body Found in Birmingham Fire was Decapitated

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham Police say a decapitated body was found on fire inside a burning building. Birmingham police Sgt. Rod Mauldin said Saturday that a person of interest was in custody but no charges had been announced. The victim’s body was found Thursday after office workers spotted smoke coming from a vacant building across the street. Mauldin said…

Birmingham officer hit by car while responding to a call

Lakeshore Ridge Apartments/Source: WBMA BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say an Alabama police officer was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle. Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin says the officer was responding to a call Monday morning regarding burglarized vehicles in an apartment complex parking lot. Sgt. Mauldin says the officer was approaching a silver SUV believed to have several…

Off-Duty Police Officer Among Five Injured, One Dead in Shooting at Ensley Motorcycle Club

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Police say a shooting at an Alabama motorcycle club left one person dead and injured five others, including an off-duty Birmingham police officer. News outlets report the shooting occurred just before midnight Saturday. Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin says one gunshot victim died at the hospital. The others, including the off-duty officer, had injuries that were not…

More Cities Consider or Implement Face Mask Requirements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – More Alabama cities are implementing or considering a requirement to wear face masks in public places against the coronavirus. Montgomery and Birmingham and Jefferson County have orders in place requiring face masks in public places. The mayor of Selma on Friday issued a similar order. Tuscaloosa will vote on a mask ordinance Tuesday. The mayors of…

Confederate Monuments Coming Down Around South Amid Protests

Courtesy: AP News/ Jay Reeves BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Confederate monuments are once again coming down in the South. Relics of the Old South have been removed from public display in at least three states amid continuing protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. In Alabama, crews working overnight took down a huge stone monument in a…

Birmingham Imposes Curfew After Night of Violence

(AP Photo/Jay Reeves) BIRMINGHAM, Ala, (AP) — The mayor of Alabama’s largest city declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Monday after demonstrators smashed windows, set fires, and defaced Confederate monuments following a peaceful protest against the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Mayor Randall Woodfin appealed for calm in a city known for civil rights demonstrations that…

Protesters Destroy Confederate Statue in Birmingham Sunday Night

Photo Credentials: ABC 3340 In Birmingham, Protestors have destroyed a barrier placed by the city of Birmingham around a confederate statue in Linn Park, protestors used rocks to deface the statue. Currently, Birmingham police are on the scene. Stay with Alabama News Network for an update on this story as new information develops. Categories: Crime, News Tags: Birmingham, confederate statue…

Birmingham Man Gets Attempted Murder Charge in Child’s Shooting

A Birmingham man has been charged with attempted murder in a shooting that critically wounded a 1- year-old girl. According to Birmingham police, on Tuesday 20-year-old Larry Jackson Jr. was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on the charge and a count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. News outlets report that as of Tuesday the victim, Liberty…