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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
Opelika police investigating vehicle burglary at Econo Lodge
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - A suspect is wanted in Opelika for breaking into a vehicle and theft. The incident happened Dec. 12 at the Econo Lodge on Columbus Parkway. Police began investigating around 11:20 p.m.
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.
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.
Woman charged in Opelika daycare assault case
A woman was charged Wednesday in connection to the misdemeanor assault of a 3-year-old girl at a daycare. Gladys Moore was arrested Wednesday by Opelika Police Department on a warrant charging her with third-degree assault, according to the Lee County Jail. She was booked at the Lee County Jail and
Live the Dream: Retire at Lake Martin
Most people in America work their entire lives, hoping one day to be able to retire, end the daily grind, stop the long commute in terrible traffic and the troubles of metropolitan life, and enjoy the remainder of their lives in quiet, beautiful surroundings.
Opelika mom asks News 3 to help deliver a message to Opelika's Secret Santa
OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) - An Opelika mother is reaching out to News 3 to send a special message to Santa. This week News 3 confirmed a Secret Santa visited the Opelika Walmart and paid off more than $20,000 in layaways focusing on accounts with Christmas toys for children.
Alabama Governor's Mansion Holiday Tours
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) --The Alabama Governor's mansion is open again for candlelight tours!. The 111-year old house features 11 Christmas trees and decorations throughout five rooms. The first tours for the governor's mansion start this evening at 5:30. The tours run until 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 Auburn survives UAB 75-71 in overtime rivalry thriller
Jared Harper knifed to the hoop with a minute left in overtime, crossed under the basket, laid the ball off the glass, and the orange-and-blue crowd in the Magic City erupted — as No. 8 Auburn moved on to top UAB 75-71 in an extra-time thriller on rivalry night in Birmingham.
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Reindeer Express cancelled tonight, adds Sunday rides to schedule
The Rocky Brook Rocket Reindeer Express has been canceled for Friday night. The event will continue on Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Opelika Parks and Recreation has added Sunday train rides from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Police reports from Dec. 14
>First-degree theft of property was reported Thursday in the 100 block of Lee Road 317 in Smiths Station. >First-degree theft of property and third-degree criminal trespass was reported Thursday in the 200 block of Lee Road 746 in Salem.
Rocky Brook Rocket Reindeer Express keeps the Christmas season rolling
There are still two more chances to celebrate Christmas in Opelika at Monkey Park with “The Rocky Brook Rocket Reindeer Express.” The Reindeer Express is organized by city of Opelika’s Parks and Recreation Department. It started Thursday night and will continue today and tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 8 p.
Local children send letters to Santa via Aubie, airplane
For the fourth year, Auburn University’s mascot Aubie ventured to the North Pole to deliver wish lists and letters to Santa Claus. Children and their families were invited to the Auburn University Regional Airport on Saturday morning for the annual Letters to Santa event, where they could write lett
Alabama elementary school bus driver buys McDonald’s breakfast for students when ice delays school opening
One generous Alabama school bus driver has gone viral for purchasing 50 McDonald’s breakfast biscuits for his elementary school students when icy roads delayed the school’s opening, so that the youngsters would not go hungry in class.
Auburn police arrest second suspect in Sept. 9 McDonald's shooting
Auburn police arrested Michael Terrell Long, 22, of Auburn on multiple charges related to the Sept. 9, shooting at the McDonald's on West Magnolia Ave. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He was charged with discharging a firearm within Auburn city limits, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
In-state battle: No. 8 Auburn expects physical test from UAB
AUBURN, Ala. – When Bruce Pearl first arrived at Auburn, it was important to him that the Tigers go back to playing UAB every year. At the time, he called UAB the best program in the state, which was not a knock to any other program. The Blazers were just that good.
WEEKEND PLANNER: This weekend's events in Opelika-Auburn
This weekend is packed full of activities to do throughout the area, especially holiday-related activities. Here’s what’s going on this weekend in Opelika-Auburn:. Where: Monkey Park (Opelika)
2nd charged in September shooting near Auburn University
AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - A 22-year-old man has been charged in a September shooting which left one person dead and four others injured outside an Auburn McDonald’s. According to Auburn police, Michael Terrell Long is charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits of Auburn, reckless endangerme
Gus Malzahn: Auburn's offense, fortunes to rise as he takes playcall duties
AUBURN, Ala. -- Gus Malzahn is returning to his playcalling roots -- and to Auburn for another season. The coach addressed talk about his job security after the team's first bowl practice Thursday. He also expressed enthusiasm about reclaiming the role as offensive playcaller that propelled him to t