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Shooting suspect dies in apartment fire after confrontation with police

Police respond to a reported shooting at the Dollar General on Opelika Road on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Auburn police have given an all clear after a dramatic manhunt for a suspect believed to be responsible for shooting a police officer in Auburn Friday night. The suspect is dead, police said.


Opelika police seek information in armed robbery case

The Opelika Police Department is asking for the community's help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery case. Around 12:36 p.m. on Jan. 26, Opelika police responded to a report of a first-degree robbery at Mini Mart Food Store, located at 3312 Pepperell Parkway.


Water Turned Off After a Main Break in Opelika Subdivision

Water will be turned off because of a water main break in an Opelika subdivision. It will be turned off until Friday evening for all of Rocky Brook Rd. from Etowah Ave. to Morris Ave.


AL law enforement searching for suspect in officer-involved shooting in Auburn

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Police are searching for a suspect in an officer-involved shooting in Auburn Friday night. Police are searching for 38-year-old Christopher James Wallace in connection to the shooting.


Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


Suspect wanted in Opelika for robbery at convenience store on Pepperell Pkwy.

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - A suspect is wanted in Opelika for robbery at a convenience store. The robbery happened Jan. 26 at Mini Mart Food Store on Pepperell Parkway. Police responded to the robbery at 12:35 p.m.


Police reports from Feb. 15

>Third-degree burglary and first-degree occurred between Wednesday and Thursday at Hana Factory Automation, located at 304 Fox Run Avenue. >Arnita Harvey, 56, of Opelika, was arrested and charged with third-degree theft of property.


PHOTOS: Opelika vs. Carver-Montgomery boys basketball, Class 6A regional semifinal

Opelika vs. Carver boys basketball, Class 6A regional semifinal. Opelika vs. Carver boys basketball, Class 6A regional semifinal. Opelika vs. Carver boys basketball, Class 6A regional semifinal.


Alabama officer shot; person of interest sought

AUBURN, Ala. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Alabama authorities have released the photo of man investigators are calling a person of interest in the shooting of an Auburn Police officer. That officer was rushed to the hospital and his condition was not known as of Friday evening as multiple agencies join the man


Alabama Supreme Court stays Jefferson County ruling on Confederate monument law

The Alabama Supreme Court has granted the State of Alabama’s motion to stay last month’s Jefferson County Circuit Court judgment that declared the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 unconstitutional, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday.


Big Blue Crawfish and Cajun Market opens storefront in Opelika

Big Blue Crawfish on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. On Tuesday, the Big Blue Crawfish and Cajun Market had a ribbon cutting ceremony with the mayor of Opelika to embark on their new business journey from a food truck to a new storefront.


Illinois police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead, including Alabama native

Five victims of the mass shooting at an Illinois manufacturing business have died, Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday evening. North Alabama native Josh Pinkard was one of the people that was shot during the incident. Family members confirmed that Josh Pinkerton died from his


Wild Wing Café feeds homeless for Valentine’s Day

As an expression of love to the impoverished, Wild Wing Café in Opelika welcomed the hungry with a hearty meal and a happy Valentine’s Day. “My family and I are used to doing a lot of charity work,” general manager Adrian Oliver said. “I did charity work at Red Lobster for 10 years, and I found His


Opelika girls put away Eufaula, advance to regional finals

The Opelika Lady Bulldogs took on scoring run after scoring run from Eufaula in Friday’s regional semifinals game. Time after time, the Lady Bulldogs held their ground to punch their ticket to the next round.


Suspicious messages related to Auburn Junior High student's arrest

In response to suspicious messages related to yesterday’s arrest of a 15-year-old student for having a firearm at Auburn Junior High School, additional police personnel are present at the school.


Up to 8 inches of rain possible in parts of Alabama next week

The forecast hasn't changed much: Parts of Alabama are in line to get a lot of rain. Possibly as much as 8 inches in spots through next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday continued to highlight the potential for flooding by next week -- both in urban areas and near rivers.


Lee County drug raid leads to trafficking charges against 'The Fish Man,' authorities say

Alabama authorities were looking for illegal drugs last week, and they say they caught "The Fish Man." On Friday, the Alabama Drug Enforcement Region D Taskforce executed a search warrant at the residence of John Michael Davis -- known as "The Fish Man" -- in Salem, Ala.


New Auburn University building will be named for Rane family

The Auburn University Board of Trustees Friday approved final plans for the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, a multi-purpose facility to aid students in hospitality and culinary science pursuits.


Virginia property searched in 2006 Auburn capital murder case

The Virginia property where capital-murder suspect Derrill Ennis resided was searched again for evidence, the Lee County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Friday. “As with any case, we don’t quit looking for evidence until the trial is over,” Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told the O


Chambers County Drug Task Force Raids House in Valley, Alabama

The Chambers County Drug Task Force raided a Valley, Alabama home. Last Thursday, a search warrant was executed at 205 Combs St. in Valley. Six people have been arrested. Melissa Huddleston, Hezekiah Morgan, Larry Love, Ricky Banks, Daniel Noon and Lorena McWhorter were arrested and charged with num