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Police investigate two bodies found in East Alabama creeks

A body of an adult female was found in a Lee County creek just after noon on Friday. Meanwhile in Lanett, a body was reported in the creek near Alfred Lyons Bridge. Initial investigation has not revealed anything that would indicate a connection between the two instances, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jone


Auburn City Council approves new recycling grant

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The roll-out of the single-stream recycling program in Auburn is now complete. The Auburn City Council approved an agreement with The Recycling Partnership for a $175,000 grant at a council meeting this week.


Female suspect identified in Auburn officer-involved shooting

AUBURN, Ala. -- The deceased female suspect connected by police to last week's officer-involved shooting in Auburn has been identified. WRBL-TV in Columbus, Ga., reports that the Lee County Coroner's Office in Alabama identified the deceased woman as 36-year-old Erica Renee Miller, whose last known


Tennessee governor says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform in Auburn yearbook photo

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, right, is pictured wearing a Confederate uniform in the 1980 edition of Auburn's yearbook, the Glomerata. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has apologized after a photo surfaced of him wearing a Confederate uniform in Auburn's 1980 Glomerata yearbook.


Auburn defeats UCF 4-1 to earn first road win of the year

Edouard Julien (10) bats for Auburn Baseball against Mississippi State on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Auburn, Ala. No. 15 Auburn earned their first road win of the season, defeating UCF, 4-1, Friday night. The three Tiger pitchers who took the mound combined for 10 strikeouts and allowed only five


Editor-publisher who wrote Klan editorial steps down from paper

Goodloe Sutton, editor and publisher of The Democrat-Reporter, stepped down from his paper on Thursday after widespread backlash to a racist editorial he published on Feb. 14. "I do not own it," he told The Auburn Plainsman during a phone call on Friday afternoon. He echoed similar sexist comments h


Authorities ask for help finding family of suspect who died Friday after officer was shot

The Lee County Coroner's Office is asking for help identifying the family of Erica Renee Miller. Authorities are asking for help finding the family of the woman shot and killed in a murder-suicide Friday.


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


DATA DEEP DIVE: The problem isn’t Alabama or Auburn’s November schedule — it’s Georgia’s

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Rivera swings big and small as Auburn softball completes sweep

AUBURN, Alabama – Alyssa Rivera hit a booming solo home run to give Auburn a 1-0 lead against North Dakota State on Friday, but that wasn’t what Auburn coach Mickey Smith liked the best.


Two Opelika Daycare Workers Charged with Public Assistance Fraud

Two Opelika daycare workers have been charged with public assistance fraud. We first brought you this story in early February when multiple law enforcement agencies raided New Horizons Learning Centers and First Step Learning Centers after the Department of Human Resources gave the Lee County Distri


First homes in new affordable housing subdivision to be built soon

The City of Auburn is organizing plans to construct a second affordable housing subdivision known as Tucker Heights, and the first three-bedroom, two-bath dwellings are expected to be ready for occupancy by this spring or summer.


Former Alabama legislative leader Zeb Little arrested

A former Alabama Senate leader has been charged with felony theft. The Cullman Times reports that 50-year-old Zeb Little was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond.


Mr. CFB/Tony Barnhart: Why moving the Auburn game made sense for Georgia

The Deep South's oldest rivalry will be moved from November to September or October in 2020. I was disappointed to read the news that the Georgia-Auburn football game, starting in 2020, will be moved from its traditional November date to either late September or early October.


Alabama mail carrier pleads guilty to feeding dog nail-laced meatballs

An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge for feeding a dog meatballs laced with nails in 2017 when she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Susanna Burhans was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 50 hours of community service and two years of probation, court records show. She will s


Auburn University student’s newspaper breaks story on KKK op-ed

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Auburn University students were the ones who found the editorial that encourages a resurgence of the KKK. Chip Brownlee, the editor in chief, and Mikayla Burns, the managing editor, were the ones who saw the editorial first. They said they typically look at different newspapers a


Arkal Automotive expanding Auburn location, adding more jobs

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - New jobs are coming to East Alabama over the next two years. Arkal Automotive is expanding its Auburn location. The company is investing $2.5 million into its operations.


An armed white supremacist started screaming Nazi slogans in a coffeeshop. Police did nothing.

An evening at Mama Mochas, an LGBTQ and minority friendly coffee house in Auburn, Alabama, was disrupted when a 20-year-old man stood on a chair and began shouting racist slogans.


Sisters arrested in east AL daycare fraud investigation

OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - Arrests have been made in a fraud investigation involving several Lee County area daycares, District Attorney Brandon Hughes announced Thursday. Hughes confirmed the arrests of Carolyn Wilkerson of New Horizon’s Learning Center and Cynthia Jones of People of Hope, also known as


Chambers County Drug Task Force Bust Three in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force busted three people for unlawful possession of multiple drugs. Thursday morning in Valley, agents of the Drug Task force, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the Chambers County Swat Team served a search warrant at 1083 Plantation Rd.