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Parking lot shooting suspects released from hospital, arrested

Police are still investigating why two men met in the parking lot of the Auburn Mall earlier this month, leading to a shooting that sent both involved parties to the hospital. Michael Ryan Trimble, 21, of Montgomery and Deion Sandell Brooks, 23, of Waldorf, Maryland, have both been released from Pie

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-19 22:09:00

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn becomes a grandfather and the newborn pics are adorable

Head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers celebrates after the victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. The Auburn Tigers always preach family. It's been one of the major building blocks that has helped make the football program what i

SECCOUNTRY.COM - 2018-03-19 13:15:35

WEATHER ALERT: Severe weather possible today

The strongest severe weather threat to the Opelika-Auburn News coverage area is later tonight, according to information issued Monday morning from the National Weather Service office in Birmingham. An NWS graphic shows the greatest possibility for severe weather between Auburn and Montgomery from 8

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-19 14:17:00

Multiple alcohol-related arrests on St. Patrick's Day in Columbus

The Columbus Police Department has reported multiple alcohol-related arrests on St. Patrick's Day. CPD reported five arrests were made with charges of driving under the influence and one more arrest for drinking in public. 28-year-old Shonte Green, 30-year-old Samuel Crosby, 30-year-old Tiana Prathe

WTVM - 2018-03-18 20:16:52

UPDATED 1:05 P.M.: Atmosphere in central Alabama 'becoming more unstable'

The National Weather Service's Birmingham office says it launched a weather balloon around noon today, to "get an updated sample of the atmosphere." "Data continues to come in from the weather balloon instruments in the air," the NWS posted on its Twitter account. "The atmosphere is becoming more un

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-19 14:17:00

Opelika fire captain remains hospitalized for burn injuries; IDs released

An Opelika fire captain is still being treated at UAB Hospital in Birmingham for second-degree burns, injuries he sustained during a Thursday afternoon training exercise on an abandoned house. The incident occurred at the 2700 block of Anderson Road. Capt. David Davis, a 16-year firefighting veteran

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-19 15:34:00

UPDATED 4:06 P.M.: Safer locations available in Lee County

The Lee County Emergency Management Agency has issued a list of safer locations in which mobile home residents can take shelter in case of a tornado event this evening. "Remember, do not wait until a TORNADO WARNING is issued to travel to your safer location of choice," the EMA posted on its Facebo

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-19 14:17:00

CPD investigating 2 bodies found at a Columbus apartment complex

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Police are investigating after two bodies were found at an apartment complex. The bodies were found Sunday at Greystone Falls Apartments located on Williams Court. The woman was pronounced dead at 2:32 p.m. and a man was pronounced dead at 2:33 p.m. Sources close to WTVM say th

WALB 10 - 2018-03-19 19:20:38

Rollover accident on U.S. Hwy. 431, passenger ejected, road closed

News Leader 9 is learning of reports that a rollover accident has occurred on U.S. Hwy. 431 this morning. The accident, where one passenger was ejected from the vehicle, occurred near Old Seale Rd. Two people have been taken to a local hospital. U.S. Hwy. 431 northbound is closed and traffic is bein


Auburn police investigating robbery reported at PNC Bank on South College Street

Auburn police are investigating a bank robbery, according to police scanner traffic, at the PNC Bank located at the corner of University and South College Street in Auburn, next to the Winn Dixie. A police spokesman declined to answer reporters' questions at the scene and said the department would i


BREAKING: Columbus Police respond to shooting on 32nd ave., possible injuries

In a story News Leader 9 brought you first on air, Columbus Police and EMS have confirmed they are responding to a shooting on 32nd Avenue. We working to gather further details on injuries related to the incident. News Leader 9 has a crew on scene gathering the latest. Copyright 2018 WTVM. All right


Teen dies after SUV overturns on U.S. 431 south of Phenix City

A Lawrenceville, Ga., teen died Saturday after the SUV he was riding in left the road and overturned on U.S. 431, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said. Charles Boykins, 19, was pronounced dead at the former Midtown Medical Center, now Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, shortly after the 8


Height ordinance, Northwest Auburn plan to come before Auburn City Council on Tuesday

Two of the more controversial issues discussed within the last few months at Auburn City Council will come to a vote at Tuesday's meeting. The most talked about items on the agenda include an amendment to a zoning ordinance to increase the maximum structure height downtown from 65 to 75 feet, and an

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-18 11:55:00

Tuskegee man dies in single-vehicle crash in Macon County

A crash near Macon County 79 Saturday has claimed the life of a man the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says. According to ALEA, William Earl Howard, 55, of Tuskegee, has died as a result of a single-vehicle crash. Officials say the crash happened just short of 8 a.m. on Macon County 26 nearly 12 mil


Two Opelika, Dadeville men arrested in an multi-state child exploitation investigation

An Opelika man and Dadeville man were two of 12 arrested in Alabama during a multi-state child exploitation investigation by multiple Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces. Timothy Haughery, of Opelika, charged with one count of dissemination of child pornography and four counts of Pos


Lee County, AL Sheriff's Office searching for missing 13-year-old

The Lee County, Alabama Sheriff's Office is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old girl. Kimberly Ann Wall was last seen at her residence in Salem, Alabama Thursday, March 15 before midnight. According to law enforcement, Wall may be in Birmingham, Alabama area. Wall is


Traffic blocked for suspicious 'purse' in Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn police confirm a suspicious purse was found hanging from a sign near north college and Laurel Drive Thursday evening. Out of an abundance of caution the area was closed off to traffic. A bomb dog was brought in - the animal did not alert on the purse. However, just to be extra


Opelika gets into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with community event

Opelika is getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit by closing one downtown street for a street festival. The stretch of 9th Street between Avenue A and the train tracks is closed for the festive fun. Chris McBride,co-owner of the Irish Bread Pub in downtown Opelika planned the event for the commun


Local TV anchor arrested following domestic dispute

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Columbus Police say a local TV anchor was charged with simple battery Friday morning following a family dispute. Lt. Consuelo Askew, of the Columbus Police Department, says Desiree Armstrong Perez, known under her professional name as Dee Armstrong, and her son got into an arg


Tuskegee man dies in single-vehicle crash

A Tuskegee man died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Macon County, according to a release from Alabama State Troopers. William Earl Howard, 55, was killed when the 2002 Cadillac Escalade he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree, according to the release. He was pronounced dead at the s