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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

WTVM - 2018-03-17 14:32:34

Teen dies after SUV overturns on U.S. 431 south of Phenix City

A Lawrenceville, Ga., teen died Saturday after the SUV he was riding in left the road and overturned on U.S. 431, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said. Charles Boykins, 19, was pronounced dead at the former Midtown Medical Center, now Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, shortly after the 8

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

Tuskegee man dies in single-vehicle crash in Macon County

A crash near Macon County 79 Saturday has claimed the life of a man the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says. According to ALEA, William Earl Howard, 55, of Tuskegee, has died as a result of a single-vehicle crash. Officials say the crash happened just short of 8 a.m. on Macon County 26 nearly 12 mil

WSFA - 2018-03-17 19:45:52

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

WTVM - 2018-03-18 20:16:52

Height ordinance, Northwest Auburn plan to come before Auburn City Council on Tuesday

Two of the more controversial issues discussed within the last few months at Auburn City Council will come to a vote at Tuesday's meeting. The most talked about items on the agenda include an amendment to a zoning ordinance to increase the maximum structure height downtown from 65 to 75 feet, and an

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-18 11:55:00

Lee County, AL Sheriff's Office searching for missing 13-year-old

The Lee County, Alabama Sheriff's Office is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old girl. Kimberly Ann Wall was last seen at her residence in Salem, Alabama Thursday, March 15 before midnight. According to law enforcement, Wall may be in Birmingham, Alabama area. Wall is


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


Auburn police investigating robbery reported at PNC Bank on South College Street

Auburn police are investigating a bank robbery, according to police scanner traffic, at the PNC Bank located at the corner of University and South College Street in Auburn, next to the Winn Dixie. A police spokesman declined to answer reporters' questions at the scene and said the department would i


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

WTVM - 2018-03-17 22:33:53

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


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


Man pleads guilty to stabbing wife 21 times, trying to slit teen son's throat

A north Alabama man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing his wife multiple times and trying to cut his 14-year-old son's throat. Joel Andres Lopez has pleaded guilty to trying to his wife and teen son. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison.Ashley Remkus | aremkus@al.com Joel Andres Lope


Woman dies after head-on collision with pickup truck, officials say

A 25-year-old woman died Monday evening following a Opelika crash on West Point Parkway that also seriously injured another driver, according the Lee County Coroner's Office. Taylor Alexander Webster, one of the two drivers in the head-on collision, was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. She died from mu


Tuskegee's U.L. Brownlee a major player in 1970's skateboarding documentary

In recent years Extreme Sports has become a phenomenon in the world of sports. The recently completed Winter Olympics has become an extreme sports event with the younger generation taking skiing, surfing and skateboarding to a whole new level. Extreme has made "Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Ody


Auburn woman dies following collision in Opelika

An Auburn woman is dead following a two-car collision in Opelika Monday evening. Taylor Webster, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:40 p.m. The accident happened in the 3400 block of West Point Parkway at around 5:47 p.m. Webster died instantly from multiple blunt force injuries. The other d