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UPDATE: Auburn poilce arrest two men for carjacking a woman at gunpoint
AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) - Two Birmingham men are facing robbery and a slew of other charges after police say they carjacked a woman and gunpoint, stole her car and led police on a chase that ended in a crash in Opelika.
Jackson running for Auburn mayor
Auburn native Lindburgh B. Jackson has thrown his hat in the ring as a candidate to be Auburn's next mayor with the goal of championing more diversity and inclusion in the community.He said that he was spurred to run for office because he saw that Auburn was a divided city, particularly between nort
Police reports from Aug. 15
Opelika Police Department>First-degree theft of property occurred Tuesday at Golden Cherry Motel, located at 1010 Second Avenue.Lee County Sheriff’s Office>First-degree theft of property was reported Tuesday in the 100 block of Lee Road 346 in Salem.>Two counts of possession of a controlled substanc
KIA, Georgia workers brace for impact of tariffs
The long-term effects of the tariffs are still unknown, but the uncertainty leaves many with concerns. Congressman Drew Ferguson explained to News 3 the importance of the auto industry on Georgia thanks to investments of "$2.9 billion in Georgia, creating over 69,000 jobs and providing over $4.1 bil
Police chase ends with car crash, injury, arrests; suspects ID'd
Kelvin M. Jelks, 24, and Dijimon M. Moss, 20, both of Birmingham, were arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with first-degree robbery and fleeing/attempting to elude police officers, according to the Auburn Police Division.
‘Pure evil’: Torture victim takes stand, describes being raped, sodomized, shot, burned
The woman was 36 when she was kidnapped at gunpoint, sodomized with handguns, raped, burned, tortured for hours and shot repeatedly in a desolate field behind a trailer park in the early dark of Jan. 1, 2014.For 90 minutes Wednesday, the Columbus woman testified to that ordeal in the trial of three
Auburn Tigers 'pretty close' to naming starters on offensive line
The Tigers are especially interested in what happens along the offensive line, where the sixth-year head coach has been hesitant to name anyone a starter — other than to assume left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho Jr., offensive guardMarquel Harrelland offensive guard/centerMike Hortonwill start along th
Two men arrested after vehicle, foot chase
At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, a vehicle was reported stolen in the 2300 block of Mimms Road in Auburn, said Auburn Capt. Lorenza Dorsey.
'CONSIDER HIM ARMED AND DANGEROUS': West Point man wanted for murder
23-year-old Trent Murphy, of West Point, currently being sought in connection with the June 13, 2018, murder of Reggie Pearson of Valley Alabama. Police say Murphy should be considered armed and dangerous.
Auburn's run-oriented second fall scrimmage features 2 TDs, 2 fumbles
The Tigers ran over 100 plays in the heat Wednesday morning at Jordan-Hare Stadium, with the first and second-teams getting "close to 40 plays" each, according to Gus Malzahn. who estimated who it "75 or 80 percent" running plays.
Multiple suspects charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, theft
The 19-year-old Opelika man was identified as Nakevious Devon Thomas. Taken to the Lee County Jail, he was being held on a $4,000 bond. The juveniles were taken to the Lee County Youth Development Center Detention Facility. They are still in custody while awaiting a detention hearing.
Flood advisory issued for Lee, Tallapoosa and Chambers Counties
The advisory has been issued for Lee County, southern Tallapoosa County and Southwestern Chambers County and will be in effect until 3:30 pm. central time, according to the National Weather Service.
Auburn Police charge four with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and other charges
Police arrested 19-year-old Nakevious Devon Thomas, of Opelika, along with three juveniles from Auburn on charges of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and fourth-degree theft of property.
Allen Greene speaks on athletics, the Auburn family
A small crowd gathered at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to hear Auburn University Athletics Director Allen Greene speak about the Auburn family, Auburn University athletics, and how welcomed he was into Auburn.
Police reports for August 13
Duty upon striking fixtures upon a highway, fleeing/attempting to elude officer, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a pistol by a drunk/addict were reported in Auburn on Aug. 10.
Flash Flood warning issued for western Lee County
These areas include Auburn, Opelika, Notasulga, Beauregard, Auburn University, Loachapoka, Robert G. Pitts Airport, Chewacla State Park and Roxana.
Three intersections to become roundabouts if Opelika receives grant
Last Tuesday, the Opelika City Council authorized a resolution to submit an application to ALDOT for an estimated $2.58 million Highway Safety Improvement Program grant, which would be used for intersection improvements at 4th, 6th and 7th streets along Columbus Parkway. Such a grant “must be matche
Valley Car Dealership Owner & Another Arrested on Drug Charges - WLTZ
The agents discovered (30) Grams of Methamphetamine, (9) Ounces of Marijuana, (10) MDMA Pills, Hydrocodone Pills, Suspected LSD, Drug Paraphernalia, (15) Firearms, Over (5) Gallons of Untaxed Liquor and a Large Sum of Currency.
EAMC launches drug takeback program
Chuck Beams, director of pharmacy services at East Alabama Medical Center, stands by the hospital's drug takeback box.Submitted by John Atkinson/EAMC
Police searching for murder suspect - Valley Times-News
WEST POINT — The West Point Police Department believes a man wanted in connection to a June murder may be in the Troup County area.According to a press release, authorities are still searching for 23-year-old Trent Murphy, one of three men sought in connection with the shooting death of Reggie Pears