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A Tuskegee Football Coach arrested on federal drug and gun charges

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala (WRBL) - A Tuskegee Football Coach was arrested on federal drug and gun charges on March 13th in Russell County. United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. says 33-year-old Ramone Jardon Nickerson, of Phenix City, Alabama, was arrested on two charges of possession with intent

WRBL.COM - 2018-03-21 17:03:48

FIRST ON 3: Opelika Fire Chief says firefighter's will to recover from severe burns is remarkable

OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) - Opelika Fire Chief says Captain David Davis' recovery, after being severely burned in a training accident, is a testament to Davis' desire to overcome challenges. Chief Byron Prather says prayers have extended all across the country as Captain Davis continues his recovery at U

WRBL.COM - 2018-03-21 21:43:44

Suspect wanted for using counterfeit money in Opelika

A man is suspected of using counterfeit money to make purchases in Opelika. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, he purchased items at a business in the 7900 block of Alabama Highway 51 using counterfeit money on March 12. If you know the identity of the suspect, please contact the Lee Coun

WTVM - 2018-03-20 20:03:31

Two charged after police find $2,500 in marijuana near Woodruff Farm Road

Two men were taken into custody Monday afternoon after authorities found with more than $2,500 worth of marijuana at an apartment near Woodruff Farm Road, according to Columbus police reports. Devante Hairston, 23, and Keith Kennedy, 20, were taken into custody on drug charges. They were placed into

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-20 19:56:00

Fire official: Youth charged in playground fire on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

A juvenile was arrested and charged in the Saturday fire that damaged playground equipment on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, a fire official said. The youth was taken into custody on Tuesday, said Fire Marshal Ricky Shores of the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The ar

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-21 05:27:00

Sentencing postponed for Upatoi murder suspects

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Sentencing for the Upatoi Trial has been postponed for the three suspects found guilty of triple murder. Javarceay Tapley and Raheam Gibson both entered guilty pleas at the beginning of the trial. The Columbus jury found 17-year-old Rufus Burks guilty of 5 out of 10 charges on

WTVM - 2018-03-21 22:53:35

UPDATE: Auburn City Council concludes vote on downtown redevelopments

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - City leaders say the Northwest Auburn neighborhood plan would involve adding retail and commercial business along Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Bragg Ave. City Council members concluded Tuesday's vote on downtown redevelopments early Wednesday, Mar. 21. The neighborhood is more

WTVM - 2018-03-21 18:12:50

Man found dead at Columbus apartment killed woman before shooting himself, police say

The man found dead Sunday afternoon at Greystone Falls apartments allegedly killed a woman before shooting himself, Columbus Police Lt. Greg Touchberry said in a news release. Denis McGibney, 56, was identified as the man who fatally shot 29-year-old Casey Clark before committing suicide in a home

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-20 18:02:00

Opelika fire captain remains hospitalized for burn injuries; IDs released

An Opelika fire captain is still being treated at UAB Hospital in Birmingham for second-degree burns, injuries he sustained during a Thursday afternoon training exercise on an abandoned house. The incident occurred at the 2700 block of Anderson Road. Capt. David Davis, a 16-year firefighting veteran


Parking lot shooting suspects released from hospital, arrested

Police are still investigating why two men met in the parking lot of the Auburn Mall earlier this month, leading to a shooting that sent both involved parties to the hospital. Michael Ryan Trimble, 21, of Montgomery and Deion Sandell Brooks, 23, of Waldorf, Maryland, have both been released from Pie


CPD investigating 2 bodies found at a Columbus apartment complex

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Police are investigating after two bodies were found at an apartment complex. The bodies were found Sunday at Greystone Falls Apartments located on Williams Court. The woman was pronounced dead at 2:32 p.m. and a man was pronounced dead at 2:33 p.m. Sources close to WTVM say th


Opelika City Council to consider authorizing OPS ONE funding

The Opelika City Council tonight will consider a resolution authorizing OPS ONE, the city's community-owned, fiber-optic network, to borrow funding from the Electric Fund, according to the council's agenda. If approved, the resolution will allow OPS ONE to borrow no more than $13.2 million, with an

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Valley apartment complex sells for $51 million

A 618-unit apartment complex in Chambers County has sold for $51 million. Hamilton Point Investments acquired The Apartments at the Venue in Valley from Irinda Capital Management & BRT Realty Trust. Jimmy Adams, Robert Stickel and Craig Hey of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller. The complex,

AL.COM - 2018-03-20 18:36:06

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


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


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


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


Opelika gets into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with community event

Opelika is getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit by closing one downtown street for a street festival. The stretch of 9th Street between Avenue A and the train tracks is closed for the festive fun. Chris McBride,co-owner of the Irish Bread Pub in downtown Opelika planned the event for the commun


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


World War II flier, Opelika native, finally gets overdue recognition

Add digital to current active 7 day print subscription Buy Now Orrin "Boody" Brown will turn 98 on April 4 and still looks like he could climb into the bombardier's seat of a B-24 bomber much as he did in the 1940s during World War II. His secret to a long and healthy life? It's just that, a secret