East Alabama

  Eufaula police searching for escaped jail inmate

Police say he escaped at noon Saturday after using force against a corrections officer.

  UPDATE: Suspect wanted after officer-involved shooting at hotel on Hwy. 280 in Phenix City

  Tuskegee man arrested for string of car burglaries in Opelika

2 separate heaters fail inside Alabama women’s prison

Teen indicted in deaths of Rod and Paula Bramblett

  Auburn man arrested, charged with robbery

  Montgomery man arrested in Auburn after $20K in marijuana seized during traffic stop

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  Troy University receives grant to provide child care assistance

Fire crews battle vacant house fire on 8th St. in Phenix City

  Opelika city officials working to repair washed out road

Auburn Public Library no longer accepting physical donations

UPDATE: Missing 69-year-old Phenix City woman with dementia found

Drought watch lifted in Auburn as drinking water supply restored

  3 East Alabama counties receive state funding for road projects

Three roads in the Chattahoochee Valley are getting money from the state through this program. The roads are in Chambers, Lee, and Barbour counties.

  New skate park opens at Indian Pines Golf Course in Auburn

Skaters said they’re impressed by the new park and are thrilled it’s finally open.

UPDATE: Woman reported missing in Lee County located

22-year-old Arin Serita Leigh Manning left her home in the 500 block of Lee Road 243 in Smiths, Ala. on Jan. 16. It's believed she was heading to Columbus, Ga.

Shuttered latex plant to reopen on Alabama-Georgia line

A company plans to create as many as 400 jobs as it reopens a closed latex factory in southeast Alabama.

  Secret Service agent, Lafayette native speaks at Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast

  Opelika gospel artist signs to major label

911 texting now available in Auburn

  Alleged abused dog in Phenix City reported missing

Suspect wanted for robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Phenix City

  UPDATE: Victim ID’d in fatal Lee Co. crash at Hwy. 280 and Lee Rd. 179

Suspect wanted in Phenix City for robbery at Dollar General on Broad St.

The robbery happened January 10 at Dollar General on Broad Street.

2 women charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

Stormy Rodriguez and Ashley Cooper were arrested shortly after sheriff’s deputies stopped their vehicle for a traffic violation.

Louisiana man arrested in Auburn for drug possession, receiving stolen property

19-year-old Skylar T. Long is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a pistol without a permit.

  Juveniles wanted in Opelika business robbery on Pepperell Pkwy.

Police in Opelika are currently investigating a first-degree robbery at a business on Pepperell Pkwy.

  Valley police investigating overnight armed robbery on 20th Ave.

Police in Valley are searching for the people responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station that took place overnight.

Federal lawsuit filed over Alabama girl’s 2018 suicide

Just over a year after fourth-grader Mckenzie Adams took her own life, her family has filed a lawsuit saying school officials failed to stop the bullying she endured from a classmate.

  Phenix City police searching for car theft person of interest

Phenix City police are releasing surveillance video of a man they need to question in connection to a vehicle theft.

Phenix City man caught on security camera defecating near golf course pro shop

A Phenix City man is behind bars after being caught defecating by security cameras.

10 arrested after guns, 25lbs of marijuana located in DeKalb County home

It happened Monday on County Road 577.

  CVCC in Phenix City receives new computer labs for health science students

Health science students will get to use a more hands-on approach and use augmented reality and virtual reality to dissect different anatomy and more.

  Michelle’s Restaurant to open on Hwy. 280 in Phenix City

Michelle’s restaurant, on Highway 280 near Dirt Cheap and Taco Bell, is preparing for a grand opening.

Bama commit from Lanett High School wins Mr. Football award

Story led the Panthers (15-0) to an undefeated season and the Class 1A state title this past season. He has also signed with the University of Alabama.

Opelika police release surveillance photos of credit card theft suspects

Opelika police are requesting assistance in identifying a suspect believed to have stolen a wallet with multiple credit cards.

  3 suspects arrested in Smiths Station after cages for children found inside home

Three suspects were arrested for child abuse in Smiths Station after a welfare check at a residence in the 5000 block of Lee Road 246.

  Cause of Auburn University graduate student’s death listed as undetermined

22-year-old Chih Kai Lai, of Taiwan, was found dead in November after being reported missing since August 2019.

  Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a stop in Opelika

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made his way to East Alabama Tuesday as he winds his way through the state on his campaign for U.S. Senate.

  Central High School in Phenix City announces new head football coach

Central High School announced during a press conference Tuesday that Patrick Nix will take on the role as head football coach.

  Alabama attorney general presents Loachapoka High School with Safe School Award

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall presented the school with Safe School Award for State Board of Education District 2.

Search continues for missing Tallapoosa County senior

A missing senior alert is still active for the woman, whom law enforcement says may be suffering from a condition that would impair her judgment.

  Elderly man drowns after vehicle ends up in Chattahoochee River overnight; authorities release identity

Phenix City police are investigating after an elderly man has drowned in the Chattahoochee River overnight.

Bombshell: Police charged wrong man with murder but believe they have right one now

Murder charges have been dropped against a man accused of killing his wife in 1990. That’s because another man has now been charged with the drowning of Tracy Harris.

  ALEA investigating crash involving train and 18-wheeler in Chambers Co.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is currently on the scene of an accident involving a train and an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer.

  Barbour Co. tornado is a good reminder to be prepared for severe weather, residents say

Bakerhill residents share their experiences with Saturday's tornado.

  Russell Co. EMA Director says emergency sirens are outdated

2020 is just starting an inevitably, we will have more severe weather situations in the coming months.

  Social media posts alleging Phenix City dog being abused by LCSO employee false

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has found that claims made on social media that an employee of theirs was abusing a dog are false.

  Opelika police arrest two men on burglary, theft charges

Two men are behind bars after being taken into custody on burglary and theft charges.

Death investigation underway in Tallapoosa County

According to Sheriff Jimmy Abbett, the body has been positively identified but a cause of death is still being determined.

2 in custody after multi-county chase ends in Macon County

Two people are in custody after a multi-county chase that began in Montgomery.

  Auburn man arrested, charged after allegedly taking $2.5K in property

Auburn police have arrested an 18-year-old man on burglary and theft charges.

  Ten car burglaries reported at two Phenix City apartment complexes in twelve hours

Phenix City police are currently investigating several car burglaries that occurred at apartment complexes on two streets in a 12-hour period.

New map could help Alabama hunters find bucks

The map is meant to give a clearer indication of when bucks are most likely out looking for doe. It breaks down the “rut dates” by county.

  Barbour Co. residents assess storm damage following severe weather

Severe weather across east Alabama and west Georgia left trees down and houses damaged across the Chattahoochee Valley.

One person transported to hospital after car crash on Lee Road 72

One person was transported to a hospital after a vehicle accident in Lee County.

Hot shooting leads No. 5 Auburn over Georgia

The Tigers remain the only undefeated Power 5 team in the country after an impressive 82-60 win inside Auburn Arena.

  Two LaGrange men dead following vehicle accident in Macon County, Ala.

The accident happened on Interstate 85 and claimed the life of 59-year-old Donald Grantham and 69-year-old Roland Ridenour.

Lee County EMA announces safer location options for anticipated severe weather

A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to move across the Chattahoochee Valley between 4 p.m. EST and 11 p.m. EST

  Roads clear at Hwy. 431, 165 following 2-vehicle accident

One of the vehicles caught fire several times and minor injuries were reported.

  Law enforcement in East Ala. and nonprofit partner for sex and human trafficking seminar

The seminar was held Thursday night at Greater Peace Baptist Church in Opelika. This comes after the state experienced several missing women cases that gained national attention.

Lanett woman sentenced to 46 months in prison for filing fraudulent tax returns

Gladys Rosalynn McCauley, 43, owned Roz House of Tax. The department of justice says her numerous false claims resulted in a tax loss to the IRS of over $1.5 million.

  UPDATE: 14-year-old Valley runaway returns home

14-year-old Alexia Atkins was reported as a runaway on January 7.

Mayor gives Phenix City’s State of the City Address

People in the community had the opportunity to hear about the city’s finances, the status of current city projects, and learn about some new things being brought to the area.

Man arrested after law enforcement standoff in Barbour County

Tense moments Thursday after a man refused to leave a Barbour County home after being released from jail earlier in the day.

Students, staff at Chambers Academy in LaFayette present donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

A check in the amount of $1,715 was made in honor of Chambers Academy senior, Peyton Lamb.

  Meadowlane Elementary School in Phenix City receives Distinguished School Award for 2019

Meadowlane Elementary School is the recipient of the Distinguished School Award for 2019 in Category 2: Closing the Achievement Gap Between Student Groups.

Nonprofit paying mortgage for family of fallen Huntsville police officer

The Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation announced it will pay off the mortgage for the home of officer Billy Clardy III.

Suspect wanted in Auburn for internal theft at business on E. University Dr.

Victoria Deloach Morris, 43 of Lanett, is wanted for first-degree theft of property.

  Sewage flooding in Phenix City home leaves tenant displaced

A Phenix City homeowner has a toxic mess flooding her home. She is experiencing her second sewage flood in ten years.

Auburn woman among ‘The Bachelor’ season 24 contestants

The 24th season of “The Bachelor” premiered Monday, with 30 women competing for the heart of 28-year-old Peter Weber. Among the contestants is an Auburn woman, and she’s already proving to be a front-runner.

  Auburn Application Week waives new student admission application fee for Ala. residents

Auburn Application Week is from January 13 through January 17.

  Community reacts to Central High School football coach’s departure

The Central High School Red Devils will need a new football coach after back-to-back appearances in the state championship and earning their first state title since the early 90′s.

  4 suspects arrested after search warrant executed in Beauregard

Four suspects are were arrested and are facing multiple charges after a search warrant was executed in Beauregard on Tuesday.

  Smiths Station Fire & Rescue responds to gas leak on Lee Road 248

The gas leak is on Lee Road 248 near Glenwood School.

  Beulah Utilities starting $5.5 million expansion project

Big changes coming to Beulah Utilities as they get ready to start a $5.5 million expansion project in the area.

  Friends and family respond to shooting death of young man in Phenix City

Friends and family members of an aspiring rapper are demanding people put down the guns after a fatal shooting in Phenix City leaves a young man dead.

  “It’s hurtful:” Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for possible Salem cemetery vandals

“Put yourself in the place of somebody that has a relative buried out there,” she said. “If it were your grandmother, your mother, father. Would you want their grave vandalized? It’s hurtful to people.”

Troy woman arrested after stolen vehicle chase across multiple counties

Officers chased the Mercury through Macon, Lee, and Russell counties before the suspect was arrested by Russell County sheriff’s deputies in Hatchchubbee.

  Goodwill hosting multi-employer job fair in Opelika, hundreds of jobs available

Hundreds of jobs are up for grabs for job-seekers in Opelika and the surrounding area.

  Central High School football coach announces departure after back-to-back trips to state championships

After leading the Central High School Red Devils to back-to-back state championship games, head coach Jamey DuBose has announced that he will be leaving the football program.