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Recent articles by Magdala:

Mental health experts talk about healing after video of Tyre Nichols' deadly beating

Tyree Nichlos, 29, was beaten by 5 Memphis police officers in January. → Read More

Fairfield man killed in shooting while hanging around group of friends

Birmingham police say they don't know if Robert White was the target or caught in cross fire → Read More

Calhoun community raises thousands to help bury 6-year-old next to brother, both died of child abuse

Jessie McCormack's father, Joshua Clark, 29, is charged with capital murder in his son's death. → Read More

Drug recovery groups respond to opioid overdose spike in Black community

Jefferson County Coroner says 182 Black people died of a drug overdose last year. → Read More

Alabamians reacts to parole denying 90% of eligible inmates

According to figures released by the bureau of pardons and paroles, this is the lowest number ever. → Read More

Seven months after Roe v. Wade overturn, women clinics are seeing impact

Jan. 22, 2023, marked 50 years since Roe v. Wade was federally approved. → Read More

Parents teach children Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than a day off from school

Families across Birmingham-area celebrate MLK Holiday → Read More

1 shot, 1 injured by gunfire on 4th Avenue N

Woman sent to the hospital, man found dead in a car, Birmingham police say → Read More

President Biden declares disaster declaration for Alabama

Federal funds will help with things like temporary housing, home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses → Read More

Birmingham police investigating homicide on 43rd Ave N

Birmingham police is conducting a homicide investigation on 5000 Block of 43rd Avenue North Officers were dispatched to the Inglenook area at 10:15 p.m. for a person down.When officers arrived on scene, they say they found the victim lying unresponsive in the backyard of a home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.Police believe the victim is possibly a teenager or young adult. Police say… → Read More

Vestavia Hills mom pulls son out of Louis Pizitz Middle School for racist bullying

Mary Beth Ford says every day for 16 weeks two students called her son a racial slur and "monkey" at school → Read More

Some in homeless population happy Birmingham council approves $1M bid for micro shelters plan

Application process for organizations wanting micro shelters open in January → Read More

Dallas organization encourages Birmingham as it works to build 50 tiny homes for homeless

Birmingham mayor and others ask finance and budget committee for $1 million to bid on 50 micro shelters → Read More

Man dies in burning truck on I-459 in Hoover

A fiery crash in Hoover leaves a man dead.Hoover Police say they found him trapped in his burning Ford F-150 truck Saturday night on I-459 south near mile marker 11.Officers say it appears the truck was speeding when it left the roadway, struck a tree and immediately caught fire. Police say he was the only person in the car.We do not know the name of the victim yet because police are working to… → Read More

Car crash in Tuscaloosa kills 17-year-old and sends another teen to the hospital

The crash happened after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, both teens were ejected from the car → Read More

Birmingham Southern alumni hoping to become ambassadors to help keep school open

College president Daniel Coleman is asking alumni, corporations and state lawmakers to donate money to the school. → Read More

Birmingham Southern College president meets with lawmakers asking for $30 million to keep school open

College says in a statement financial crisis started more than a decade ago → Read More

Residents living near Moody landfill fire have concerns about their health

The fire started burning on Thanksgiving; Moody fire officials are investigating how it started. → Read More

Off-duty Jefferson County sheriff deputy finds dead body near roadway in Fairfield

Off-duty Jefferson County sheriff deputy finds dead body near roadway in Fairfield Coroner to determine man's cause of death An off-duty Jefferson County sheriff's deputy found a body near a roadway in Fairfield. This happened early Saturday morning around 1:45 on the 6500 block of Aaron Aranov Drive. The sheriff's office says an officer encountered debris on the road, while investigating it the… → Read More

Tarrant City Ducks Youth Football players need help getting to national championship in Florida

The teams' 9 and under age group have been invited to the National Youth Football competition → Read More