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Woman killed in Sunday morning stabbing in Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) - Auburn police are investigating an overnight stabbing that resulted in the death of a 59-year-old woman. Investigators say her death is being investigated as a homicide. The woman's name is not being released until her family can be notified.


Opelika mayor suspends cemetery rules for Easter holiday

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller has conferred with public works director Mike Hilyer to temporarily suspended the rules restricting the number of flowers, wreaths and trinkets placed on grave markers in city cemeteries.


Opelika City Council considers historical preservation ordinance change

The Opelika City Council continues to have discussions regarding the removal of an ordinance that allows churches in one of the city’s three historic districts to make changes to their properties without oversight from the Opelika Historic Preservation Commission.


Opelika police investigating use of forged check, theft

The Opelika Police Department is investigating a criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft from an area business. On Feb. 14 a suspect purchased multiple items using a counterfeit check at Home Depot, 2190 Tiger Town Parkway, police said in a release on Friday afternoon.


'I don’t know why mine didn’t go off'; How to get alerts during severe weather

David Kelley sat in his home on Lee Road 721 during the afternoon of March 3, waiting for potential bad weather to arrive. However, the alert he was waiting for didn’t go off until it was almost too late. Four minutes before a tornado was set to arrive, he got the weather alert.


Student housing type sparks debate in Auburn

The Auburn City Zoning Ordinance now includes a new performance housing type known as Academic Detached Dwelling Unit (ADDU), to differentiate homes for single families from student housing.


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.


Police: Alabama man tries to sell someone else’s house

An Enterprise man has been arrested and charged with first-degree attempted theft after he listed for sale a house that belonged to someone else, police said. Tony Glen Grimes, 56, of Enterprise was served with an arrest warrant on Friday, court records show, and police said he was transported to th


NATIONAL CHAMPS! No. 1 Auburn equestrian outlasts No. 6 Georgia, 8-7

WACO, Texas – The pursuit to perfection was completed Saturday as the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team captured the 2019 NCEA Championship, edging No. 6 Georgia, 8-7, at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, Texas.


4 north Alabama massage businesses barred from operating

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Several north Alabama massage businesses are barred from operating after authorities said they uncovered evidence that they were actually "fronts for a human-trafficking operation."


Auburn falls to Ole Miss 5-3, setting up Saturday rubber game

Conor Davis (24) bats for Auburn Baseball against Mississippi State on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Auburn, Ala. Game 2 of No. 23 Auburn’s series against No. 17 Ole Miss relied heavily on the long ball.


After making early impact at Auburn, former Byrant receiver Seth Williams aims to go higher in 2019

Even though he’s been on campus for less than a year, Auburn fans have already gotten used to seeing Seth Williams snatch seemingly uncatchable passes out of the sky. Williams’ ability to perfectly time his jumps and use his 6-foot-3 frame to soar over defensive backs was a skill he honed in the gym


Alabama Department of Corrections searches for escapee

Alabama Department of Corrections is on the lookout for an escapee. Joel Spears escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center on Friday, April 19th at 9:45 pm. Spears was last seen at his job site located in Childersburg, AL in Talladega County. If you have any information on Inmate Spears' wher


Alabama man runs from deputies, says he needed ‘to feed and water his hogs,’ deputies report

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – Deputies said a man who ran from approaching deputies told them he was in a hurry to take care of his hogs. It happened April 11, when the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said deputies patrolling in the Martling Road area found a vehicle parked in the middle of the road.


Alabama author’s legal thriller finale out Tuesday

If you like legal thrillers, and recognizing the places that a story plot takes you, Alabama author Robert Bailey’s latest book ought to make its way to your nightstand next week.


Steve Harvey congratulates Alabama radio host on the launch of ‘The Joe Lockett Show’

For Joe Lockett, the phrase “chase your dreams” is more than a cliché — it’s reality. Six years ago, inspired by comedian Steve Harvey, Lockett left his job in the construction industry with aspirations of becoming a radio host, which are now fully realized. After years of hard work and preparation,


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.


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.


Auburn gets walk-off 5-4 win to take series from No. 17 Ole Miss

AUBURN, Alabama—Trailing 5-4 in the 10th inning and facing All-American closer Parker Caracci, Auburn tied the game on a Judd Ward ground ball with the bases loaded and junior Conor Davis’ single through the left side with two outs scored Will Holland from third and set off a huge celebration as the


Central AL Forecast: Beautiful Easter Sunday, Dry start to the week

It's been a pretty cloudy and chilly day. This is because an upper level low is slowly moving to our north and east and we are dealing with wrap around moisture (in the form of cloud cover) and cooler temperatures will winds out of the northwest. Most locations this afternoon struggled to get out of