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Multiple homicides in Birmingham on Saturday bring annual total to 122 as year nears end

Three separate deadly shootings on Saturday brought Birmingham’s homicide investigation total in 2023 to over 120 as the year nears its end.

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Birmingham city councilwoman ‘at a loss of words’ over shootings in Five Points South neighborhood, asks mayor for help

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Birmingham City Council, councilwoman Crystal Smitherman told Mayor Randall Woodfin she was “at a loss of words” in response to recent shootings in the Five Points South neighborhood, one of which she said happened last weekend.

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Multiple homicides in West Birmingham over the weekend; Brings year’s total to 113

Three homicides occurred within 12 hours of each other on Saturday in West Birmingham, each inside the same five-mile radius.

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Birmingham homicides on downward trend since record-setting 2022, police say

After a record-breaking year in 2022, homicides are down in Birmingham compared to this time last year, according to police.

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Randall Woodfin no longer thinking about ‘two terms,’ hints at third run for Birmingham mayor

According to comments he made on a podcast last week, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin may be considering a third run for mayor. 

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Birmingham City Council approves funding for hospital program to prevent retaliation following violent crime

Birmingham City Council approved an agreement with the Jefferson County Board of Health to fund the implementation of a hospital-linked violence intervention program, which is supposed to help reduce acts of retaliation from victims of violent crimes and their loved ones.

The Strip Alabama News
TPD vs. T-Town nightlife: Tuscaloosa Police and its long battle with bars, crime and overcrowding on The Strip

In June, the Tuscaloosa City Council voted 5-2 to institute a moratorium on bars within the city limits, citing police shortages and concerns about calls from the Strip, the nightlife district just down the street from the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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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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Bill formerly known as the 'Gang' Prevention Act passes Senate

Amended legislation adding enhanced penalties for offenders involved in “criminal enterprises” passed the Alabama Senate unanimously on Wednesday.