East Alabama

Police searching for Columbus and Opelika robbery suspect

According to police, an armed robbery happened May 27, 2018. The suspect also committed a robbery in Opelika, Alabama.

  Phenix City man killed after being accidentally struck by vehicle on J.R. Allen Pkwy.

Lafayette man throws hot sauce on store clerk during robbery, police say

Chambers County Board of Education asking the public’s input on consolidating schools

Proposal underway for roundabout at intersection of N.College St. and Farmville Rd. in Auburn

Eufaula police investigating social media post posing potential threat toward schools

Lee Co. DA looking at ‘very lengthy sentence’ for Auburn man convicted of double murder

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Auburn University student, two recent grads named Rhodes Scholarship finalists

Annual Veterans Day dinner held in Smiths Station

Workout studio in Phenix City combats bullying with self-defense classes for kids

UPDATE: Suspect in social media threats toward schools case waives extradition hearing

East AL high school seniors denied at polls after registering to vote through school initiative

Valley police searching for runaway 16-year-old

ALEA to add digit to driver licenses due to growing population

The population of Alabama is growing and because of that, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is making changes to driver’s licenses across the state.

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for runaway teenager

She reportedly left her home on Oct. 28 and has not returned home.

  Home Depot partners with Disabled American Veterans to transform Phenix City facility

More than 10 members of Team Depot completed the work including installation of a wheelchair ramp and deck, and kitchen and bathroom repairs and upgrades.

Official groundbreaking for new truck stop held in Smiths Station

Love’s truck stop will be located at the corner of Summerville Road and U.S. Highway 280/431.

  Eufaula City Schools reopen Friday following social media threat

Man dressed in Halloween costume arrested for assault at EAMC

Trial begins for 2016 Lee Co. vehicle crash that killed two

Opelika man killed in single-vehicle crash near Auburn

Russell County coroner says ‘senseless death’ is main focus after being re-elected

UPDATE: Eufaula City Schools and Quitman County schools closed Nov. 8 following social media threat

  Lee County DA satisfied with guilty verdict as capital murder trial ends for first defendant

A 2016 capital murder case out of Lee County, Alabama ending for one defendant while three others await their fate.

Man wanted for Eufaula murder has been captured in MI

A man wanted for murder in Eufaula has been taken into custody.

Woman wanted for robbery at Walmart in Phenix City

According to the Phenix City Police Department, the robbery happened Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Walmart on U.S. Highway 280.

Female in Auburn reports being drugged at a Halloween fraternity party

Auburn University’s Campus Security is releasing steps someone should follow if you believe you have been drugged.

Rogers wins re-election to Congress; Hagan takes aim at Democratic party

Rogers has defeated Democrat and former Miss America Mallory Hagan.

Russell County re-elects coroner and probate judge

The official voting numbers are in for Russell County and there are some familiar officials holding their seats.

Ivey declares victory over Maddox in Alabama governor’s race

Ivey will get a full term as the state’s chief executive, according to projections by NBC News

Lee County capital murder suspect found guilty in 2016 deadly home invasion

Davonte Mike’s trial began on October 29. He was the first of four suspects to go to trial in the 2016 shooting death of 85-year-old Curtis Rudd.

Auburn man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle

An Auburn man has been arrested after crashing a car later found to have been stolen.

Auburn mayor and city council members sworn into office

The mayor and council members were sworn in at the city council chambers at noon in the city council chambers.

Voter registration increases in Lee County, AL ahead of midterm election

In Lee County alone, over 6,000 voter registrations have been processed by the Board of Registrars since the beginning of September.

Capital murder defendant tells investigators he ‘stayed in car’ during death of Lee Co. man

The capital murder trial for Curtis “Bennie” Rudd’s death picked back up on Monday.

Oxford police searching for possible Auburn fan in alleged attempted kidnapping incident

The Oxford Police Department in Mississippi needs your help identifying a possible Auburn fan wanted for attempted kidnapping.

First Alabama baby conceived with INVOcell born in Northport

A new treatment for infertility in Alabama helps Tuscaloosa couple conceive their first child.

Auburn merchants help customers with parking costs

Recent changes in metered parking rates in downtown Auburn has caused some concern for merchants.

3 Selma police officers arrested, on administrative leave

The officers' attorney said they don’t know why they were arrested and called them "three of the best police officers Selma has ever had.”

Week 1 of Lee Co. capital murder trial wraps up

A Lee County jury heard testimony from a number of witnesses including widow Kay Rudd this week.

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Cusseta, AL on Thursday

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Cusseta, AL on Thursday.

Former Chambers Co. Probate Office employee takes nearly $300K of funds

Chambers County Probate Judge Brandy Easlick has announced that a former employee of the Chambers County Probate Office has taken almost $300,000 of funds during their employee.

Day 2 of Lee County capital murder trial cut short after defense claim regarding evidence

Four people are charged in this case where Curtis “Bennie” Rudd was shot and killed inside his Lee Road 177 home in Cusseta, Alabama.

Auburn woman arrested for auto burglary and theft

Shealy K. Copeland, 23 from Auburn, is charged with felony unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and third-degree theft of property.

Driver airlifted from crash on Highway 431 in Salem

The accident happened next to the Salem Volunteer Fire Department near the Lee County Flea Market.

Auburn man arrested on theft, auto burglary, drug-related charges

An Auburn man was arrested on multiple warrants Wednesday, October 31.

Roanoke police find body while assisting Chambers County Sheriff’s Office with missing person case

According to the Roanoke Police Chief Adam Melton, the body of a what appears to be a female was found off East Avenue in Roanoke.

Widow testifies; frantic 911 call play in Lee County capital murder trial

Bombshell testimony and 911 calls were played for a Lee County courtroom to listen to in the first day of trial for 2016 murder case.

3 new probable cause K9s certified in Barbour County, AL

Three new probable cause K9s were certified in Barbour County Tuesday.

Teen charged after allegedly bringing a pistol to Opelika High School

Opelika police are investigating an incident involving a student who brought a weapon to school.

Woman escapes police custody while being taken to Lee County Jail

An inmate escaped from the Lee County Jail for a short time before being taken back into custody.

Alabama governor candidate Walt Maddox visits AU ahead of election day

Walt Maddox spoke to students at Auburn University for about 30 minutes. During that time, he laid out his plan for his first day in office.

AL man’s ‘trashy’ Facebook post goes wild

Josh Grantham found himself torn on which bag should go in his trashcan. The internet had plenty to say.

Jury selection underway in Lee County capital murder trial

In 2016, 85-year-old Curtis Rudd was trying to protect himself and his wife moments before he was shot and killed inside his home in Cusseta.

Police investigating shooting on N. Antioch Circle in Opelika

A heavy police presence is underway on North Antioch Circle in Opelika Monday evening.

AL Gov. Ivey gives $18 million grant for 54 cities, including east Alabama

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced an $18 million grant to improve 54 Alabama cities, towns and counties.

CVCC takes off with a 5K ‘Track-or-Treat’

Ready, set, go! Chattahoochee Valley Community College held their annual ‘Track-or-Treat’ 5K race.

New grant funds research to improve water quality in Opelika

A grant obtained by the Extension System is being used to create the Pepperell Branch Watershed Management Plan which will analyze water quality in the branch from 2010 until now.

2016 Lee Co. capital murder case goes to trial Monday

One of four suspects charged with capital murder following a Lee County home invasion turned homicide is expected to have his trial Monday.

Rocky Top Pumpkin Patch Rockin’ in East Alabama

When you hear the words “Rocky Top” in the South you may think it has to do with Tennessee Volunteers football. Not in East Alabama.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing, runaway teen

On October 24, 17-year-old Jennifer Lynn Lane of Salem, Alabama left her residence in the 15000 block of U.S. Highway 280 East and has not returned home.

  Auburn man arrested on multiple drug-related charges

An Auburn man was arrested on several charges after a vehicle stop on Thursday.

  Sunday alcohol sales on election ballot for parts of Chambers County

Under the current law, alcohol is illegal to sale any time on Sunday in unincorporated Chambers County and in LaFayette.

‘We hope to find a cure’ Uveal Melanoma study shows ‘no cluster’ in Auburn

Auburn University along with the Alabama Department of Public Health studied Uveal Melanoma cases to learn more about the cancer.

Phenix City couple engaged via billboard gets married

A happy ending comes for one Phenix City couple as they got married after a very public proposal.

Freedom from Religion Foundation takes issue with Auburn football chaplain

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has once again set its sights on Auburn University’s football chaplian.

Men charged with robbery, eluding police in Auburn make court appearance

Kelvin Jelks and Dijimon Moss are accused of carjacking a high school student in August.

Pamela Williams announces candidacy for Russell County Probate Judge

A new candidate announced her entrance into the race for Russell County Probate Judge.

ADPH says there’s no evidence of rare eye cancer at AU

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced that there is no evidence of Uveal Melanoma among Auburn University students and employees.

Auburn to validate downtown parking for shoppers

Visitors in downtown Auburn can now park for free when shopping at select businesses.

Fort Mitchell road rage shooting suspect using AL’s ‘stand your ground’ law

Justin Davidson is accused of shooting and killing Lorenzo Freeman outside a dollar general in Fort Mitchell after miles worth of alleged road rage.

Man accused of 2017 murder in Smiths Station pleads guilty

Rodney Day was arrested for the murder of Ricky Brooks, who was found strangled inside his Smiths Station home in January 2017.

Eufaula police to offer $1K reward leading to arrest of a murder suspect

The Eufaula police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Robert Dean Thomas.

Trial for 2016 Lee Co. capital murder suspect to begin next week

One of four suspects charged with capital murder following a Lee County home invasion turned homicide is expected to have his trial in a few days.

Auburn man arrested after attempted burglary and faces multiple charges

Auburn police arrested and charged a man with multiple charges on October 20 after discovering him attempting to rob a residence.

Midland man charged with rape and sodomy following an incident in Auburn

Auburn police arrested a Midland, GA man for rape and sodomy.

APD investigating a deadly car fire on Moores Mill Road

Auburn police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that left two people dead.

Opelika’s OPS One to be sold for $14 million

The city of Opelika has entered into an agreement to sell its fiber telecommunication assets and operations, OPS One, to Point Broadband, a West Point, Georgia, company for just over $14 million.

Alabama to vote on Ten Commandments amendment

Alabama voters next month will decide a constitutional amendment regarding the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools and government buildings

Opelika woman arrested in connection with 2016 murder

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Opelika woman in connection with a 2016 murder.

Get spooked at the Russell Co. Courthouse’s Halloween Costume Ball

Are you trying to get dressed up for a spooky night on the town this Halloween?