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Lee County Police search for missing woman

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Smiths Station woman. 28-year-old Brittany Leanne Mitchell was last seen around 3:45 AM on April 16th near 1600 Block of Lee Road in Smiths Station.


Boutique bus provides donated clothing to tornado survivors

Witnessing survivors wear the same clothing days after the March 3 tornadoes, Kaitlyn Willing felt spiritually led to convert her mobile boutique business into the Tornado Relief Clothing Bus.


Alabama teen once charged with killing his parents claims sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail

An Alabama teenager who was charged in the 2016 murder of his parents only to have those charges dropped last year says he believes the town sheriff is still looking for ways to put him in jail.


Auburn's public relations program ranked third in nation

Auburn’s public relations program was recently ranked third in the nation by Study.com. The University of Northwestern Illinois and Appalachian State University were the only programs to rank higher than Auburn.


Macon County teen killed in suspected drive-by shooting identified

MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) The name of a teen killed in a suspected drive-by shooting is being released. Investigators say 18-year-old Xavier Alexander of Macon County was shot and killed Wednesday night along Macon County Road 199. Alexander's death is being investigated as a homicide.


Alabama can’t keep correctional officers - here’s why

Alabama has been losing correctional officers in its prisons since 2010. Why?. That question - and reversing that trend - was the subject not only of proposals in the Legislature this week, but an exhaustive study commissioned by the Department of Corrections that has been unsealed in court.


Ware returns home to help gather supplies for tornado victims

TROY, AL (WSFA) - Former Troy University football standout DeMarcus Ware spent the afternoon collecting donations for those affected by this year’s Lee County and Pike County tornadoes.


Bond hearing held for two suspects in West Alabama

A bond hearing was held Thursday for two suspects in West Alabama on Thursday at the Dallas County Courthouse. Kendall Jamal Robinson, 22, was arraigned on two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, one count of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.


Few big swings not enough for Auburn as Tigers drop tight one to Ole Miss

Auburn crawled back out of the hole again, but couldn’t claw ahead. Ole Miss topped Auburn 5-3 to win the team’s middle game Friday in Plainsman Park. Ole Miss led 3-1 after three innings. The Tigers battled back to cut into the deficit — just like they did Thursday night in a comeback win against t


First Look as Walmart plans an estimated $69 million in Alabama Store Renovations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The following is a press release from Walmart Inc. Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $69 million this year in Alabama through the remodeling of 14 stores, as well as the launch and continued expans


Former Alabama police officer pleads guilty to repeatedly assaulting handcuffed man

A former Alabama police officer pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges after he repeatedly assaulted a handcuffed suspect several years ago. Michael Brandon Smirnoff, 27, was a former Tallassee police investigator. He was initially arrested in 2016.


Opelika Police search for man suspected of theft, forgery

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - The Opelika Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of theft and forgery. Police say the incident occurred on February 14th at the Home Depot on Tiger Town Parkway. The suspect allegedly entered the store and purchased multiple items using


Mistrial declared in Alabama murder case

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama jury failed to reach a verdict in a capital murder case this week, resulting in a mistrial. The Dothan Eagle reports prosecutors will consider whether to retry Herman Cunningham Jr., of Abbeville, who faces charges in the 2011 slaying of 21-year-old Apolinar "Poli" Perez Jr


Woman killed in Alabama after tree falls on home

St. Clair Co., Ala (AP) -- Alabama authorities say a woman has been killed after strong storms knocked down a tree onto her mobile home in St Clair County. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office tells WVTM that a tree fell on a home on U.S. Highway 231 in Pell City just before 8 p.m. Thursday. Emerge


Columbus police investigating armed robbery at Zaxby’s on Auburn Ave.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are investigating an armed robbery at a restaurant Thursday night. The robbery happened and Zaxby’s on Auburn Avenue. According to police, the suspect entered the restaurant with a gun and demanded money. The suspect fled in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount


Auburn equestrian Hunter Seat advances to event finals

WACO, Texas – The No. 1 Auburn equestrian Hunter Seat squad didn’t drop a point all day Friday in the Extraco Events Center as both Equitation Over Fences and Equitation on the Flat advanced to the event championship following impressive performances in the quarterfinals and the semifinals.


Storms kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.


Alabama Weather Update Just After 10:30 p.m.: Second Line of Storms Develops; Severe Threat Mainly for Far South Alabama

Strong storms continue tonight from southwest of Auburn near Tuskegee southward to just northwest of Troy. The heaviest activity is near Tuskegee. Instabilities are low though over all of the state except for extreme South Alabama, generally south of US-84.


EDITORIAL | Ordinance fails citizens of Northwest Auburn

After months of postponement on an issue that required expedited fixing, the City Council has once again given constituents in Northwest Auburn a plethora of reasons for outrage.


Areal Flood Advisory Issued For Parts Of Lee And Macon Counties Until 7:00AM

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a. * At 403 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.