Birmingham

Southern Gay History Conference

In Birmingham this week.

(2016 Gay Pride March at Alabama Capitol Building) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An event this week will highlight the history of LGBTQ people in the American South. What organizers are calling the inaugural Queer History South Conference opens Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama. More than 115 people are expected to attend from the South and elsewhere. The two-day conference will focus…

Looking In: National Geographic Writes about the Civil Rights Trail

The article features Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery.

The Civil Rights Memorial at The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery. Those of us who live here in Alabama know about the Civil Rights Monuments, the Maya Lin fountain, and the bridge, and the church, and Rosa’s bus stop. But it’s always  interesting to read what outsiders take in on their first trip to the three cities That’s what…

Police Identify Birmingham Officer Shot and Killed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Alabama (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Officials have released the name of an Alabama police sergeant killed in an early morning shooting. Birmingham police officials identified the officer as 44-year-old Sgt. Wytasha Carter. Local news media report Carter had served with the Birmingham Police Department since…

Ranking Alabama Cities on LGBTQ Protections

Birmingham ranks highest...Auburn lowest.

July 2017 Pride Event at Alabama Capitol Building The Human Right Campaign (HRC) is out with an annual ranking of 506 U.S. municipalities based on the legal protections they provide gay residents. The spread is significant, with the state’s largest city—Birmingham—ranking a perfect 100—and Auburn, home to Auburn University, receiving a score of just 17. From HRC: “For LGBTQ Americans,…

Police Say Two Shot at UAB Highlands Hospital, Gunman Dead

Police responded to reports of someone firing shots at a hospital in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, before issuing an alert that the situation was over and the shooter had been subdued. Local media reported that two people were shot at UAB Highlands, and a gunman had turned a gun on himself Wednesday night. Police didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment….

Search Underway for Suspect in Pike County Kidnapping

Authorities continue to search for the suspect in Pike County kidnapping. Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas tells Alabama News Network Timothy Latty, 42, had been staying with Joseph Chancellor, 55, when Latty told Chancellor he needed to go to Birmingham. Thomas says when they were north of Troy, Chancellor let Latty out of the car. The sheriff says that’s when…

Man, Woman Found Shot to Death in Home

A man and woman were found shot to death inside their home in Alabama. Birmingham Police Sgt. Bryan Shelton told Al.com that 53-year-old Anthony Shuford and 54-year-old Stella Truitt were found dead with apparent gunshot wounds early Tuesday. Police saw damage to the front door and found the couple dead on the floor. Shelton says investigators are “working through some…

SEC Media Days 2018 Moving to Atlanta

The 2018 SEC Media Days will be held in Atlanta. The event was previously held in the Birmingham-Hoover area. This will be the first time in 33 years that the event will not be held in the Birmingham area.   Categories: Alabama, Auburn, Sports Tags: atlanta, Birmingham, Hoover, SEC Media Days

Birmingham Fighting State Over Confederate Monument

Wants judge to deny state fines.

(Photo Courtesy WIAT TV, Birmingham) (AP) – The city of Birmingham is asking a judge to dismiss the state of Alabama’s lawsuit challenging a plywood screen that was built to hide a Confederate monument in a downtown park. A motion filed by the city denies that the box-like structure violates a new state law prohibiting the removal or alteration of…