BPD hopes to decrease homicide rates with increased patrols

BPD hopes to decrease homicide rates with increased patrols

Good morning from the WBRC.com digital desk! Here are some of the stories and segments you'll see this morning on Good Day Alabama:

The homicide rate in Birmingham are up and police are hoping that increased patrols will help it decrease. There have been 92 homicides this year versus 62 in 2014.

Hillary Clinton spoke out against Walter Energy, a company that recently announced another round of layoffs. The company laid off 319 miners earlier in the week. A judge also declared that Walter Energy is not obligated to continue paying for retiree health benefits.

A University of West Alabama cheerleader is being remembered this morning after she was killed in a wreck. Bethany Harris, 19, died after the car she was driving hit a tree near Tuscaloosa.

Dr. Marcus Bamman joins us to talk about how seniors can regrow muscle.

Ever wonder how the Tournament of Roses Parade comes together? Master Gardener Paul James will tell us how they pull it all together.

And we'll take some time to remember those we've lost in 2015.

Happy New Year! I hope you'll watch us on air, online at WBRC.com, or in the WBRC News app by clicking "Live Newscasts" in the menu.

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