CRIME & SAFETY
5 people in critical condition after head-on collision in Birmingham
On Monday, June 5, at approximately 1:58 p.m., Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) responded to a head-on collision.
Ensley church erupts in flames; BFRS to stay overnight in case fire reignites
An Ensley church caught fire Monday night, sending heavy smoke and flames throughout the structure on Avenue S, officials said. Firefighters responded to a large commercial fire in the 2700 bock of Avenue S, according to the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke...
Mystery Surrounds Killing of Ala. Mom Found Burning in Woods, Possibly After Facebook Marketplace Meetup
Jermiera Ivory Fowler, 31, suffered a gunshot wound and was set on fire
Alabama Woman Found Unearthed After Allegedly Failed Facebook Marketplace Meetup
Alabama Woman Found Unearthed After Allegedly Failed Facebook Marketplace Meetup. Jermiera Ivory Fowler, a 31-year-old Alabama woman, was discovered on Thursday night after she failed to return home from a meetup arranged allegedly through Facebook Marketplace.
Authorities identify 2 men - ages 19 and 27 - killed in Birmingham shootings over the weekend
Authorities have released the names of two men shot to death in Birmingham over the weekend. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the victims as Victor Alberto Jeronimo Garcia, 27, and Dementrius Orlando Collins, 19. Garcia was found shot to death Saturday morning in southwest Birmingham. West...
19-year-old killed in Kingston community
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old who was killed early Monday morning. Dementrius Orlando Collins, of Birmingham, was shot an killed when police say more than 70 shots were fired in the 4600 block of Roscoe Avenue just before 1 a.m. Authorities say Collins died on the scene.
Birmingham Police Officer, shot in 2019, retires
On Monday, four years after he was shot in the line of duty, Ofc. Cullen Stafford of the Birmingham Police Department retired.
Birmingham woman killed in house fire identified
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Birmingham woman killed in a house fire was identified Monday morning. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, 63-year-old Sharon Anne Richardson was injured in a house fire on the 1800 block of St. Charles Court SW on May 31. Richardson was taken to Princeton Medical Center for treatment and […]
Birmingham man found dead in vehicle from gunshot wound
From The Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM – Birmingham man found dead in vehicle from gunshot on Saturday, June 3. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a person shot call on the 2500 block of Snavley Avenue Southwest. Officers arrived and observed an unresponsive man inside a vehicle. On scene, officers identified signs of […]
Birmingham Mayor Woodfin: Two Shooting Deaths in Kingston Community ‘Not Reflection of Residents’
Following two recent murders and dozens of shots fired in an East Birmingham neighborhood, Mayor Randall Woodfin said on Monday that the murders were not committed by residents of Kingston, and the community “is a strong, historic neighborhood filled with families, children and seniors who care deeply about their home.”
1 killed, 1 injured when 70 shots fired in Birmingham’s Kingston community
A barrage of gunfire in a Birmingham public housing community early Monday left one man dead, and another person injured. Roughly 70 rounds were unleashed just before 1 a.m. in Rev. Dr Morrell Todd Homes in the city’s Kingston community, the second time in less than a week that a barrage of gunfire in the neighborhood has left someone dead.
Twin brothers arrested, charged in fatal shooting of teen girl at Fairfield intersection
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, twin brothers wanted in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old last month were arrested Monday morning. Tatyanna Sherese Hannah was in a car at the intersection of Overlook Place and Hillside Drive just before 3 p.m. on Monday, May 29, when she was shot.
Teen dead, another hospitalized after body found in Birmingham yard and victim found in vehicle
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A teen is dead and another person is in the hospital Monday as police investigate Birmingham shootings that may be connected. The deadly shooting happened just after 12:50 a.m. on Roscoe Avenue, according to police. The body of Dementrius Orlando Collins was found in a yard.
120 weapons surrendered in Bessemer gun buyback; ‘I think people are sick and tired of gun violence,’ DA says
A weekend gun buyback in western Jefferson led to 120 weapons turned in for money. Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney Lynneice Washington’s office led the initiative, and teamed up with the Bessemer Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Rev. Jonathan McPherson of World Overcomers Christian Church to hold the event.
12-year-old in critical condition after found in pool at Birmingham home
A 12-year-old was found in critical condition at a Birmingham home's pool Sunday.
Man convicted in Alabama homicide dies in prison
A 48-year-old man serving a life sentence for murder was found dead in his prison cell at Donaldson Correctional Facility on June 3.
Arrest made in deadly shootout involving more than 90 rounds of gunfire
Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man in the Kingston community on Memorial Day. Jaundarius Woods, 43, was killed just after 8 p.m. on 44th Place North during what police believe was a shootout. Stay up-to-date: The latest headlines and weather from WVTM 13. ShotSpotter...
No life-threatening injuries in Birmingham shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A person who shot Sunday in Birmingham is not suffering from life-threatening injuries. According to Birmingham Police Department public information officer Truman Fitzgerald, the shooting occurred in the 5000 block of 41st Way N. There is no one in custody.
Man convicted of murder in Cullman County found dead in state prison cell over the weekend
An inmate serving time at William Donaldson Correctional Facility for a murder conviction died over the weekend. William Lynn Smith, 48, was found unresponsive Saturday inside his private cell, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. The 9:43 a.m. discovery was made by correctional staff performing a safety check.
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