Three people are dead after a shooting this morning at a UPS facility near the Birmingham airport. According to Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper, the gunman is among the deceased. Listen to comments from Roper here. The audio begins with a discussion of how BPD is gathering information from witnesses. Listen to WBHM for more on this story throughout the day.
Mark Fuller, a federal judge in Alabama, is facing mounting calls for his resignation. Judge Mark Fuller was arrested last month for allegedly beating his wife. The calls for his resignation come amid increasing attention on domestic violence after several high-profile cases involving NFL players. WBHM's Andrew Yeager reports.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and message are widely celebrated, but author Tavis Smiley says some of his more controversial views -- including those expressed during the last year of his life -- are often overlooked. Smiley is the author of the new book "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year" written with David Ritz. Smiley discusses the book Saturday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The author sat down with WBHM's Greg Bass to explain why he chose to focus on King's last year.
This week marks the 51st anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham. The blast killed four girls and is a pivotal moment of the Civil Rights Movement. The City of Birmingham noted that event by bring back what's been dubbed "Empowerment Week." The series of speakers, festivals, and a day of service comes with an $180,000 price tag. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald says it's not very empowering.
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