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State Rep. Ingram pre-files bill allowing state to appoint police chief in cities with out-of-control crime — 'It’s life or death for some of these citizens'

State Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Pike Road) officially pre-filed a bill for the 2025 legislative session that would allow the Governor or Attorney General (AG) to appoint an interim police chief in municipalities where crime has gone out of control.

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Amie Beth Shaver: The link between fatherlessness and crime … whether we like it or not

Whether we like it or not, the issue remains: violence and fatherlessness are connected.  

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Montgomery leaders play the blame game as community outrage over crime grows

Leaders in Montgomery are continuing to pass the buck as residents express displeasure with how the City handles crime after a suspect in a shooting that paralyzed an innocent woman swiftly made bail after his arrest.  

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Second victim shot at The Quest Club in Birmingham dies from injuries

The second person shot at The Quest Club in Birmingham has succumbed to his injuries, police said Sunday.

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Beachgoers more aware of surroundings following Gulf Shores Spring Break shooting

While Gulf Shores is known for being a “family-friendly” beach destination for Spring Break, two Spring Break shootings, two years in a row, have some people noticing things aren’t how they used to be.

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New Alabama Victim Notification System website unveiled

State officials and crime victim advocates unveiled a new Alabama Victim Notification System website on Wednesday.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: When it comes to gambling and crime, do we really think Alabama will be different?

When gambling is legalized, both legal and illegal gambling increase.

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U.S. Sen. Britt staffer robbed at gunpoint in D.C. on Thursday

An unnamed female staffer for U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint on Thursday night in Washington D.C.

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Man who buried woman behind Hueytown home makes plea deal to serve three years

The man who buried the body of a Trussville woman in 2019 made a plea deal and will serve three years behind bars.

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Birmingham residents ‘deserve better,’ police chief says after multiple shot at UAB

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating two shootings they believe are related.

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AG Marshall confirms conviction of road rage shooter upheld in Court of Criminal Appeals

The guilty verdict in a deadly road rage case in Jefferson County was upheld by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals earlier this month.

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Joey Clark: When crime is your city's top issue, the issue is deeper than politics

Today is Election Day in Montgomery, and the capital city is in dire need of getting back to basics. But no matter how basic, the people will only get what they know, want and deserve.

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Enterprise Police capture fugitive

Anthony was armed and only surrendered after hours of negotiation. He had been on the run since early Friday morning after escaping a police standoff.

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Two Birmingham firefighters seriously injured in possible targeted shooting

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a double shooting that happened Wednesday morning at Fire Station 9.

Birmingham Homicide Alabama News
Weekend shooting at Birmingham house party leaves one dead; Over 100 shell casings found on scene

The Birmingham Police Department is asking for information in connection to a homicide that happened over the weekend.

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Birmingham continues violent crime wave as suburbs are both most dangerous and safest municipalities in U.S.

Last year was Birmingham’s most violent year since the early 1990s, and several sources have ranked the city one of the most unsafe in the country. Meanwhile, Birmingham suburbs like Vestavia Hills and Mountian Brook had considerably low crime rates in 2022, and Vestavia even ranked among the safest places to live in the United States.

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Anti-shoplifting bill passes Senate committee

Legislation that creates new crime categories and penalties specifically for retail theft and organized retail theft passed the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday. 

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State Rep. Oliver ‘heartbroken’ and ‘very concerned’ over 'Sweet 16' party shooting in hometown of Dadeville

State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) said he and other community members are patiently waiting for information about a deadly shooting that claimed four lives and injured 28 people over the weekend.

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Birmingham police report zero crimes during NCAA Tournament despite record violent crime last year

The Birmingham Police Department ramped up security measures last week for a major sporting event and reported zero tournament-related crimes despite the city's ongoing crime epidemic.

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Opelika police identify remains of young girl who was murdered around 2010

Law enforcement finally identified the remains of a little girl whose body was found at a trailer park in 2012 and made two arrests related to the case.

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Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox identifies problem with increased homicides, hopes for change with bars that hold restaurant licensing

The Tuscaloosa County’s Violent Crimes Unit has already investigated five homicides in 2023. That reality has Mayor Walt Maddox concerned, considering the majority of those happened within the city. Typically, Tuscaloosa only has around 20 homicides a year.

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Woodfin addresses violent crime epidemic, exhibition driving in 2023 ‘State of the City’ address

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin addressed his city’s crime problem in his “State of the City Address” at the Kiwanis Club luncheon at the Harbet Center on Tuesday morning.

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From murder to a love-fueled jail escape and policy in Alabama: Here are your top five crime stories from 2022

Alabama is known for its quaint and quiet towns, country roads and beautiful mountains, lakes and beaches. But beyond those peaceful scenes are violent, unthinkable acts happening before our eyes. Alabama lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are battling homegrown crime daily and in 2022, they were very busy.

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'Turf War': Local, federal law enforcement challenged by Birmingham's ever-present gang violence threat

Officers say these groups have turf wars - basically, certain groups can’t enter the space occupied by other groups.

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Former Alabama Department of Corrections officer faces federal charges for accepting bribes, smuggling contraband into Donaldson facility

A former Donaldson corrections officer has been federally charged with smuggling cell phones, drugs and other contraband into the facility.

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Prattville football coach charged with having sexual contact with female student

According to Court documents, Daniel James Forman 31, a football coach at Prattville High School, has been charged with having sexual contact with an unnamed 18-year-old student.

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Cost of living: Which of Alabama's most affordable cities have the least crime?

Alabama is known for its low cost of living compared to other states, but in some cities, that can come at the expense of higher crime.

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