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Photos show damage to condo complex where suspected shooter died in fire

Photos show the extent of the damage to the Crossland Downs condominium-style apartment complex on Wire Road and Stonegate Drive, where a fire broke out as police attempted to apprehend a man suspected of shooting an Auburn police officer.


Auburn officer injured in shooting identified as Justin Sanders

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) -- The Auburn police officer injured in a shooting Friday night outside a Dollar General on Opelika Road has been identified by family members as Justin Sanders.


Sunday Morning Quick Update on the Alabama Weather Situation

Lots to talk about in the video this morning, so expect it around 7:45 a.m. But a quick update as of 7 a.m. to start your day:. A few light showers are falling across North Alabama this morning. Temperatures up north are near 50Fs. Across the I-20 Corridor, they are in the 50s, having risen during t


Officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

AUBURN, Ala. – An Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery was recovering Saturday, while two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout.


Alabama Supreme Court Grants Attorney General Steve Marshall's Request to Stay

Montgomery, AL - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that the Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay a recent Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 to be unconstitutional.


Auburn shooting Feb. 15: Wire Road crime scene Feb. 16

We are back on the scene of Crossland Downs on Stonegate Drive, off of Wire Road. There is law enforcement at the scene on Feb. 16, 2019. Shooting suspects' cause of death pending autopsy; injured officer identified.


'All I smell is gunpowder': Crossland Downs residents witness police pursuit of shooting suspect

Gunshots pierced the silence of a chilly Auburn night. Police officers yelled to get back. The sirens from their vehicles echoed. And, for the remainder of the evening, sheets of smoke drifted around Wire Road like a thick fog after a storm.


This Week Is Severe Weather Awareness Week In Alabama

This week officially kicks off Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week as declared by Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency and other supporting organizations want to make sure you are prepared for severe weather. Advance planning and increased awareness will help


Several local law enforcement agencies warn against wanted Alabama suspect believed to be armed and dangerous

SAMSON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Law enforcement agencies in our area are sharing photos of a wanted suspect out of Alabama who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) sent out a release Saturday after a woman died from what is believed to be a gunshot wound.


Alabama’s Eight Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

Alabama’s eighth severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, and ends at midnight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, allowing Alabama shoppers to stock up tax free on common supplies costing less than $60 that every home and business needs to prepare for a natural


Alabama man among five killed during Illinois warehouse shooting

An Alabama man was one of five people killed by a recently fired co-worker in an Aurora, Ill. warehouse shooting Friday. Aurora police say Gary Martin, 45, killed five Henry Pratt Company employees with a handgun and then shot five police officers as they swarmed the building. The shooting ended aft


Shooting suspects' cause of death pending autopsy

Cause of death for the two suspects of an attempted robbery and shooting of an Auburn police officer Friday night remains undetermined pending autopsy results, according to the Lee County Coroner’s Office.


New Auburn University building will be named for Rane family

The Auburn University Board of Trustees Friday approved final plans for the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, a multi-purpose facility to aid students in hospitality and culinary science pursuits.


Alabama woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend denied case review

Vegas Contorno, of Autauga, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2017 for fatally stabbing her boyfriend, was denied by the Alabama Supreme Court to review her conviction. Contorno’s attorneys have been fighting through appeals court since 2017.


Account set up for wounded Auburn Police Officer to help with medical expenses

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) - Family and friends of an Auburn police officer wounded in the line of duty, have set up a GoFundMe page to support him and his family during his recovery.


Rebels force turnovers to tame Tigers

OXFORD -- Converting 25 turnovers into 32 points on the other end of the floor, the Ole Miss men's basketball team won its fourth straight game with a 75-65 victory over Missouri Saturday afternoon at The Pavilion. The Rebels (18-7, 8-4 SEC) tallied 13 steals in the defensive effort, including a car


William Shatner, Alabama's Jeff Cook perform at Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- William Shatner made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry alongside Jeff Cook of Alabama. Shatner and Cook performed the title track from their country album "Why Not Me"on Friday night.


Auburn too much as Ga. Southern drops season opener

AUBURN, ALA. – Georgia Southern Baseball came up short in the season opener at No. 15 Auburn. The Eagles scored the game's first run, but dropped the 11-2 decision after conceding five runs in the first frame. Georgia Southern, however, out-hit the Tigers 9-8 in the game. The Eagles will turn to fre


A Look At The Flooding Potential Ahead For Alabama

An extended period of unsettled weather is ahead for Alabama, with potential for flash flooding and longer term river flooding in the days ahead. The combination of high precipitable water values (very moist air), a deep upper trough to the west, and a surface front oscillating through the region wi


Suspicious messages related to Auburn Junior High student's arrest

In response to suspicious messages related to yesterday’s arrest of a 15-year-old student for having a firearm at Auburn Junior High School, additional police personnel are present at the school.