East Alabama

Man accused of 2017 murder of Smiths Station man pleads guilty

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

Auburn man arrested after attempted burglary and faces multiple charges

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

APD investigating a deadly car fire on Moores Mill Road

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

Opelika woman arrested in connection with 2016 murder

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

Continued East Alabama Coverage

  Cam Newton statue at AU found with Alabama flags

Truck fire delays traffic on I-85 near Auburn

Section of I-85 northbound in Auburn closed following vehicle accident

Police on scene of single-car accident on Hwy. 280 in Lee Co.

AU Campus Safety warns students after one falls victim to phone scam

Alabama lawmakers moving forward with hands-free driving law

Local Walmart and Sam’s Club raises over $124K for Children’s Miracle Network at Piedmont Columbus Regional

Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers, and members in the Columbus and east Alabama area raised $124,055 for the Children’s Hospital.

Plane carrying passengers crashes near Exit 60 in Opelika

The plane crashed near Exit 60 northbound.

  Auburn City Council approves project to build new hotel in downtown Auburn

The Auburn City Council has approved a memorandum of understanding for a project that will bring a hotel to the heart of downtown Auburn.

City Council to vote on bringing new hotel to downtown Auburn

A project is on the table to bring a hotel to the heart of downtown Auburn.

  Suspect wanted in Phenix City for burglary at a car dealership

East Alabama Medical Center hosts evening of remembrance for pregnancy, infant loss

Power restored in Opelika after wide-spread outage

Opelika police investigating weekend shooting on North 16th Place

Superintendent of Phenix City schools named Alabama Superintendent of the Year

Phenix City women’s ministry hosts breast cancer awareness brunch

  Auburn man killed following a single-vehicle accident in Macon County

Alabama State Troopers investigate a single vehicle accident that has left one Auburn man dead.

Auburn alums throw “tailgate wedding” before football game

Before the Auburn Tiger’s kickoff against the Tenneseee Volunteers, two Auburn University alumni are having a unique wedding

Bridge replacement on Hwy. 80 in Russell County to be completed in 2020

The project began in mid- September 2018 and is expected to be completed by spring 2020.

Phenix City school superintendent named Alabama Superintendent of the Year

Phenix City’s school superintendent has been named Alabama Superintendent of the Year.

Auburn police arrest Montgomery man for first-degree robbery

Markis Antwuan Watts, 27 from Montgomery is charged with first-degree robbery.

AU student facing felony charges after allegedly assaulting a Lyft driver

An Auburn University student is now facing felony charges after police say he assaulted a Lyft driver.

Former Auburn mayoral candidate arrested for the second time in a month

A former Auburn mayoral candidate has been arrested for the second time in a month.

Phenix City police searching for armed robbery suspect

Phenix City police have released surveillance photos in the hopes that the public will recognize a man accused of armed robbery.

Local group ‘takes off’ to assist in evacuating patients from damaged PCB hospital

Many patients, family, and community members need assistance as emergency groups asses the damage.

UPDATE: Eufaula roads deemed impassable due to hazardous road conditions

Road closures underway in Eufaula due to hazardous road conditions

9-year-old aspiring meteorologist gives weather report of Hurricane Michael in Phenix City

In a video posted on Facebook, Jacob Brown gives his report of the hurricane’s impact and expresses his hopes that viewers are safe.

Auburn police arrest Tuskegee man on robbery charges

A Tuskegee man has been arrested in Auburn in connection with a robbery investigation.

Russell County closes non-emergency county offices

All non-emergency county offices will close at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and are expected to reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Thursday’s events canceled in downtown Auburn due to expected inclement weather

Auburn University’s Tipoff at Toomer’s event and Auburn High School’s Road on the Corner parade and pep rally are canceled.

Voting precinct in East Alabama changed ahead of upcoming election

Polling locations at Wacoochee School in Salem and Beauregard High School were voted on Tuesday night.

Gov. Ivey awards funds to assist domestic violence victims

Sixteen domestic violence agencies across Alabama whose primary focus is to assist victims will receive additional financial assistance through the state’s Domestic Violence Trust Fund, Gov. Kay Ivey announced.

Wanted Auburn man arrested after a burglary at a mobile home

Smith was also identified as the remaining suspect that fled from officers during a traffic stop on October 5.

Airbnb opens homes to aid residents during Hurricane Michael

Airbnb will be opening homes in Alabama and other areas for evacuees and emergency relief.

Auburn residents elect first new mayor in 20 years

A change in Auburn’s leadership will be finalized today.

Alabama offers shelters for livestock in path of hurricane

Owners of livestock in the path of Hurricane Michael will be able to move the animals to several Alabama shelters until the storm passes.

State of Emergency issued in AL ahead of Hurricane Michael

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency Monday afternoon.

1 dead following shooting on 2nd Place South in Phenix City

Phenix City police responded to a report of shots fired around 1:25 a.m. in the 1300 block of 2nd Place South.

Opelika man wanted for using stolen credit card at gas station

Opelika Police searching for using a stolen credit card.

Auburn University testing new safety app

Auburn University is testing a new app that could help keep students safe.

68-year-old woman reported missing has been located

The Eufaula Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 68-year-old woman.

Eufaula city officials working to increase pay of city workers

Following a recent study, city leaders in Eufaula are working to increase the pay of many city workers.

Police tighten security at Lee County fair following rumored threats

Police in East Alabama are on high alert following possible threats made towards a local fair.

Suspect wanted in Auburn after fleeing traffic stop on Highway 14

Police are searching for the suspect near Highway 14 and Willow Creek.

Sheriff: Inmate leads high-speed chase in stolen Macon County truck

An Alabama Department of Corrections inmate is in custody after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a stolen Macon County truck, according to Sheriff Andre Brunson.

Opelika police release surveillance photos in identity theft case

The Opelika Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a suspect accused of identity theft.

Valley High School to honor Pike Co. football player who died following game-sustained injury

An east Alabama high school will honor the Pike County High School football player who died following an injury he sustained during a game last week.

One on One with Rep. Mike Rogers

Rep. Mike Rogers sat down for a one on one interview about his recent work in Congress and national hot topics.

Phenix City, Russell County to mediate in lawsuit over jurisdiction

Millions of dollars is what the county claims is owed to them by Phenix City.

Eufuala Police Department’s K-9 Unit is asking for name suggestions for its newest members

The Eufaula Police Department is welcoming two members to the K-9 Unit and they are asking the public for name suggestions.

Woman struck by train in Auburn near North Donahue Dr.

Woman struck by train in Auburn.

Auburn University students gather for National Coffee With A Cop Day

Coffee With A Cop was observed at Auburn University’s student center. Students gathered for free coffee and casual conversation.

Phenix City subdivision with “crumbling roads” to be repaired

Phenix City subdivision with “crumbling roads” to be repaired

East Alabama Medical Center accepting donations for Hurricane Florence victims

The hospital has set up a donation pod in the parking lot of the Education Center on Pepperell Parkway across from the hospital and is hoping the public will donate.

Man seriously injured after falling off a ladder at an Auburn home

A man is facing serious injuries after falling from the second story of an Auburn home.

Fort Benning Ranger arrested for rape in Auburn

Auburn police arrested a man from Fort Benning for rape on Monday, October 1.

UPDATE: Arrest made in Valley High School incident that sent student to ER

Valley police investigating incident at Valley High School after two students were taken to the ER.

Auburn forward-thinking on new public transportation

Leaders in Auburn are looking to meet a need of their evolving city by creating a plan for new public transportation.

Report highlights crime on Auburn University’s campus

A recently released report sheds new light on campus safety at Auburn University.

East Alabama Medical Center makes history with first female president

The East Alabama Medical Center has made a history-making decision by appointing their first female president.

Valley High School students taken to ER after drinking an ‘unknown substance’

Two Valley High School students were taken to the emergency room after drinking from a bottle that contained an unknown substance on Monday.

Auburn police searching for theft suspect

Surveillance video captured the suspect prying open coin boxes on commercial vending washers and dryers, taking an undisclosed amount of money.

Former Auburn mayoral candidate arrested for public intoxication

Former mayoral candidate arrested for public intoxication.

3 suspects arrested for forgery at PNC Bank in Opelika

Opelika officers arrest three men for forgery at PNC Bank.

Court date set for Auburn teen charged in connection to W. Magnolia Ave. murder

Auburn teen charged with murder.

UA, Auburn kick off annual food drive

Auburn University and the University of Alabama are using their rivalry to help fight hunger.

Opelika to improve Pepperell Branch watershed

The city of Opelika is looking at ways to improve the Pepperell Branch watershed.

Two men wanted for abandoning dogs at Lee County Humane Society facility

Lee County Humane Society is searching for two men who were seen dumping three abandoned dogs in front of their facility in Auburn, AL.

City of Opelika to increase misdemeanor penalties

Opelika city officials are working to increase penalties for misdemeanor crimes.

Court denies rehearing request for Hubbard

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will not reverse its decision upholding the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

Suspect in Hurtsboro, AL restaurant shooting indicted on capital murder

Walter Thomas, 64, was arraigned in a Russell County courtroom. Thomas pleaded not guilty by mental disease or defect.

Vehicle crashes into Opelika business

A minivan slammed into the side of the Steak Factory after reportedly suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel.

Russell County School District partners with Helping Families program to increase school attendance

Russell County School District partners with helping families program to help with attendance awareness

Lyft driver says Auburn student assaulted her; leaving bruises and broken bones

A driver for a ride-sharing service in East Alabama was left with broken bones and bruises after she said she picked up a violent passenger.