hello everyone! Today is Monday in Birmingham. I’m back in your inbox to bring you the most important local happenings.
But first of all, today’s weather.
it’s cloudy High: 63 Low: 47.
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Here are the top 3 news from Birmingham today:
- Birmingham police continue to investigate two shootings on Saturday night and now believe they are linked. Shortly after midnight, police arrived at the man’s home with gunshot wounds. He had non-life-threatening injuries. A few minutes later, police received another call reporting more gunshots. They found a 17-year-old man and his 18-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The 17-year-old died from his injuries. (WIAT-CBS42.com)
- According to Forbes, the University of Alabama in Birmingham has been found to be the nation’s number one master’s degree in cybersecurity. Lists were constructed on the basis of selectivity score, success score, and demand score. The MSc helps prepare students to find cybersecurity jobs by offering internship support and research partnerships. (Alabama News Center)
- Alabama Regional Medical Services (ARMS) is a Birmingham-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping Birmingham’s homeless population. For over 40 years ARMS has been serving the Birmingham community, making healthcare accessible to those who cannot afford it. The nonprofit wants to expand its reach. Estimate to see 10,000 patients instead of 8,000 by the end of the year(WBRC)
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- Ryan Westover is the owner and chef of Pizza Grace on Morris Avenue, Birmingham. Westover co-owns the restaurant with his wife Helene Jones, who also serves as operations manager. They are now widely recognized.of A semi-finalist for the 2023 James Beard Awards, he described it as rivaling a restaurant’s Emmys and Grammys. (WVTM13 Birmingham)
- The Birmingham African American Genealogy Group (BAAGG) will host the 2023 Black Heritage Fair on February 4th from 11am to 3pm at the Lynn Henry Research Library in downtown Birmingham. In this year’s edition, Tafeni English, director of the Alabama office of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and former director of the SPLC’s Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, and Charles, Birmingham Civil Education Trainer and Director Wood III appears. Rights Institute. (Subscription: Birmingham Times)
- Birmingham man warns against buying tickets for entertainment events online. Todd Wheels claims he was swindled out of money at Saturday’s screening of ‘Hamilton’ at BJCC. Wheeles said he, his family and friends spent more than his $2,000 on tickets. Wheeles is an attorney and says this shows anyone can be scammed. He has used third-party retailers before, but he wants to prevent others from doing so. (WVTM13 Birmingham)
Thank you for your hard work today! See you tomorrow morning with another update.
— Miranda Frarraccio
About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a staff writer at content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with degrees in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication Studies. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, drinking tea and practicing film photography.