🌱 BPD Report Domestic Hostage Situation + MLK Mosaic in Woodlawn


Hello people of Birmingham! It’s me again, Kayla Harrison, your temporary Birmingham Daily host.

First, today’s weather forecast:

A few showers in the afternoon. High: 54 Low: 42.

Here are the top 3 stories in Birmingham today:

  1. Two men have been arrested following a domestic hostage situation, according to the Birmingham Police Department. A female victim was being held against her will by her boyfriend. Officers received information that the boyfriend was armed and that there was a second man inside the apartment. (Press Release Office)
  2. The after-school children worked together to create a large, multi-coloured mosaic mural of Martin Luther King Jr. that captured the essence of Dr King’s “dream” on Friday. The finished mosaic poster will be displayed at the Woodlawn Library. (Press Release Office)
  3. Erica Daniels Arrington has been located, according to police. She had been missing since January 4 and police have asked the public for help in finding her. (AL.com)

Today in Birmingham:

  • MLK Day 5K Drum Run – University of Alabama at Birmingham – Diversity and Inclusion (8:00)
  • Travis Tritt Solo Acoustic Tour – Alabama Theater (1:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens is hosting a ‘Sense of Place’ course on January 25. In the first of a new four-part series breaking down and demystifying the fundamentals of garden design, Molly Hendry, Associate Director of Garden Support, will explore how to effectively observe and bring to life a “sense of place” in gardens. garden spaces. He is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. (Facebook)
  • Last month, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra The Music Meets Medicine program has reached over 200 patients with an average viewing time of just under an hour. They are so happy to have been able to lift those who were stuck in the hospital during the holidays. The orchestra gave special thanks to Protective Life Corporation and Medical Properties Trust for sponsoring this program. (Facebook)
  • City of Birmingham offices except for 911, police and fire will be closed on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no collection of bulky items and household waste on Monday. (Twitter)

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You are now aware and ready to go out this Saturday! See you tomorrow for another update.

Kayla Harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a writing teacher and freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local cafes.


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