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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

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

WTVM - 2018-03-17 14:32:34

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

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-18 02:00:00

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

WTVM - 2018-03-18 02:15:34

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


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

WSFA - 2018-03-17 19:45:52

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

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


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


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


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


Two beauty-shop robbery suspects sought by Opelika police

Opelika police are searching for two third-degree robbery suspects involved in a Feb. 15 incident at a local beauty shop on Pepperell Parkway, according to a release from the Opelika Police Department. On that day, authorities responded to the robbery report from a clerk at Golden Beauty Salon at ap


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


City of Opelika updates status of two firefighters injured in training exercises yesterday

Special to the Opelika Observer Yesterday, members of the Opelika Fire Department were performing routine fire training exercises at an abandoned house at the 2700 block of Anderson Road. During the final exercise of the day, at approximately 4 p.m., two firefighters were injured. One firefighter wa


2 arrested on drug charges in Chambers County

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. - Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart says they have made two drug arrests. The State Agents of the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant Tuesday evening at a home in the 16000 block of Highway 77 in Wadley, Alabama. During the search Kenneth Ballard an


Valley police investigating armed robbery at Family Dollar

VALLEY, AL (WTVM) - Valley police are investigating a robbery at the Family Dollar that happened Thursday, March 15 located at 301 US Highway 29 in the Fairfax community. When officers arrived at the store, the clerk stated that the suspect entered the store with a semi-automatic pistol and told the


ONLY ON 3: East Alabama searchers for answers in "Baby Jane Doe" case

(The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) - The search continues to identify a little girl who's tiny remains were found in a wooded area in Opelika back in 2012. Six years later, despite an exhaustive nationwide effort, whoever killed "Baby Jane Doe" remains unpu


New Hot Head Burritos restaurant to open in Auburn

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - A new restaurant is coming to Auburn and in celebration of their grand opening, they will give away free burritos for a year to the first 100 people in line. Ohio-based Hot Head Burritos is opening in Auburn on Opelika Rd. The first 100 people in line when the doors open at 10 a.


VIDEO: Several cows spotted roaming around Smiths Station, AL

SMITHS STATION, AL (WTVM) - Pictures and videos are circulating across social media as cows were spotted crossing the street near Smiths Station on Wednesday. "Somebody's cows are loose on 280 between Opelika and Phenix City," the Opelika Bulleting Board posted on Facebook. Opelika Bulletin Board Sa


2 suspects wanted in Opelika for trying to use counterfeit money at Petco

Two suspects are accused of trying to purchase items using counterfeit money at Petco in Opelika. The incident happened March 6 at Petco located in the Tiger Town shopping mall. Security cameras captured photos of the suspects. The first suspect is described as a male with facial hair who is approxi