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Investigation leads to drug arrests in Tallapoosa County
Law enforcement officers in Tallapoosa County made multiple drug-related arrests last week, in which they recovered about 556 grams of marijuana, several grams of methamphetamine and cocaine, $1,670 cash, two firearms and a 2004 Chevy Silverado.
Police make multiple arrests in Sands Apartment homicide
COLUMBUS, GA (WRBL) - Columbus Police have arrested three suspects in the Sands Apt homicide and have a murder warrant out for a fourth. Columbus Police have arrested 22-year-old Dondrell Marquez Tells and 24-year-old Terrell Markell Lee and Auburn Police have also arrested 18-year-old Jaheem Diquon
Former prep star Cobe Bowens sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter
A well-known member of Edward Bell High School’s 2010 state championship basketball team was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to four counts of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident stemming from a 2016 incident that killed four people.
Convicted killer returns to courtroom in fight to leave death row
Explosions, court martial, behavioral changes and documentation of prescription medication were just a few of the things discussed Monday in a hearing for death row inmate Courtney Lockhart.
Tallapoosa County transitions from tornado sirens to phone alerts
DADEVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Your phone could save your life next time there’s a threatening storm. “The technology has been out there for a couple of years," said Tallapoosa County EMA Director Jason Moran.
Many in Tallapoosa County waiting until last minute to pay property taxes
With the new year comes deadlines, including those for property taxes. Property tax notices were sent out the first of October but procrastinators are waiting until the last minute for the Dec. 31 deadline.
3 Alabama prison officers arrested
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say three Alabama correctional officers who worked at two different prisons have been arrested on corruption charges. The Department of Corrections says two officers from the Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton are charged with using their jobs for personal
Smiths Station man on death row asks judge to reconsider his penalty
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Attorneys for a Smiths Station man on death row are inside a courtroom asking a judge to reconsider the convicted killer’s penalty. Courtney Lockhart is the man authorities say shot and killed 18-year-old Auburn University student Lauren Burk back in 2008.
Tallapoosa County students lend hand in Dadeville park clean-up
DADEVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Nineteen Tallapoosa County students got a free pass from school Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean they slacked off. Students who make up the environmental clubs from Dadeville Junior High and Dadeville High School spent much of the day cleaning up Keebler Park in Dadeville. The
Man who killed Auburn freshman 10 years ago wants death sentence overturned
LEE COUNTY (WRBL) - Courtney Lockhart, the convicted killer of Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk in 2008, is back inside a Lee County courtroom today. Lockhart’s attorneys are arguing for his life to be spared from lethal injection, claiming the judicial override that led to Lockhart being sent
Lee County inmate escapes work detail on Monroe St. in Opelika
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an inmate who escaped from a county maintenance crew. 46-year-old Wesley King of Opelika left the Lee County Maintenance Shop on Monroe St. at approximately 1:10 p.m.
Lockhart defense: 'He killed her and he should be punished but not condemned to die.'
LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) A convicted killer sentenced to die for kidnapping and murdering Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk, a decade ago, is asking for a new trial under a Rule 32 petition.
Alexander City transitioning from weather sirens
With old weather warning sirens in the area increasingly more expensive to repair, officials are urging residents to sign up for Tallapoosa Alert, especially with the expected rain Saturday.
Two women arrested, charged with trying to bring drugs into Alabama prison
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — In a move to combat drugs and other illegal contraband from entering state prisons, law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections made separate arrests at two state correctional facilities during inmate visitations on Saturday.
Lee Co. searching for suspect in multiple car break-ins
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff’s is asking for assistance in locating a suspect believed to be part of multiple break-ins in one night. They have released surveillance photos in the hopes that someone will recognize the suspect believed to be part of a string of vehicle break-ins.
Police reports from Dec. 17
>First-degree theft of property and third-degree burglary was reported Friday in the 100 block of Lee Road 717 in Opelika. >First-degree possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and search warrant was reported Friday in the 200 block of Lee Road
Hemp farming coming to Alabama but still months away
Alabamians should be able to grow and process hemp as an agricultural commodity because of the farm bill approved by Congress last week, but there are still governmental hurdles ahead before they can get started.
Must-see: Car crashes into Alabama home; shocking photo goes viral
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Nobody was hurt Sunday when a car crashed into a home in Montgomery, Alabama, authorities said. The shocking scene on Perry Hill Road was captured in a photo that quickly went viral.
Auburn ice skating rink opens for the season
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Get your ice skates ready! The Ice Days Skating Rink at the Auburn Mall is open for the season!. The rink is located in the parking lot closest to Dillard’s.
Alabama teen missing for over a month spotted getting into RV in Georgia
LAGRANGE, Ga. — Police in west Georgia believe they may have spotted a missing teen not seen since October. Darren Earles vanished after leaving Valley High School in Valley, Alabama on Oct. 25. However, on Saturday just before 1 p.m., Earles was seen getting into an RV at the LaGrange, Georgia Walm