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Phenix City man faces serious charges after firing shots at his ex-girlfriend

24-year-old Sidney West, of Phenix City, saw his ex girlfriend and her sister leaving the Dollar General Store on Seale Road. Officials say West was able to grab hold of the ex-girlfriend. When she was able to get free, officials say, her and her sister ran back toward the store.

WRBL.COM - 2018-05-25 16:01:52

Police reports from May 25

Opelika Police Department>Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and second-degree theft of property occurred between Wednesday and Thursday in the 2300 block of Jewels Way>First-degree theft of property and third-degree possession of a forged instrument occurred between May 15 and May 21 at Four

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-05-25 14:04:00

Neighbors say several injured after a shooting on Sentry Street 

News 3 reached out to CPD today for clarification on this shooting, but we have not yet heard back. However, we do know officers have not made any arrests so far.

WRBL.COM - 2018-05-24 19:28:39

Storm dumps rain on Chattahoochee Valley, closes roads, damages bridges

A severe thunderstorm dumped up to half a foot of rain on areas in the Chattahoochee Valley, leaving bridges and roads damaged on U.S. 27 in Cataula, Ga., and in Lee County, Ala., authorities said Wednesday.“The grounds have been soaked,” said Bob Jeswald, a meteorologist for WRBL TV-3. “It’s not go


Police seek help in identifying card fraud, theft of property suspect

The suspect was last seen wearing a pink and blue floral print shirt, pink pants and a fanny pack, police said.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-05-25 19:36:00

Special Report: LaGrange PD works to end racial bias in policing

"You can't have effective public safety if the community and the police aren't working together. And you can't have them working together if they don't trust each other," says Dekmar. "And you've gotta acknowledge that we've got a checkered history. Police officers have done excellent and heroic thi

WRBL.COM - 2018-05-25 04:48:16

GREAT WOLF LODGE GEORGIA: New water park opens in LaGrange | WSB

Great Wolf Lodge Georgia opened in LaGrange, about an hour south of downtown Atlanta, on Thursday. The resort and water park features an 100,000-square-foot indoor water park with 14 slides and water features.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-05-25 02:13:21

Fight between two Columbus homeless men likely to result in murder charge, police say

Donald Butler, 34, appeared in Columbus Recorder’s Court Thursday morning on aggravated assault charges, steaming from a May 11 altercation at Fourth Avenue and 35th Street. Timothy Paschal 31, was seriously injured in the fight, police said. Paschal had been in intensive care at Piedmont Medical Ce

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-05-24 11:49:00

COLUMBUS: Strangling victim becomes 16th homicide of the year

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Authorities say a man who was physically attacked 12 days ago is now the 16th homicide of the year.Officials say 31-year-old Timothy Paschal was strangled into cardiac arrest on May 11th at 11:10 a.m.Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says after the incident he was transported

WRBL.COM - 2018-05-24 14:48:44

Mother upset after 6-year-old walks out of Smiths Station school without anyone knowing

SMITHS STATION, Ala. (WRBL) - A Lee County mother is terrified to learn her kindergartner was able to walk out the front doors of East Smiths Station Elementary, without anyone knowing he was gone."To have him walk into a school and know he is supposed to be safe and get a call he is not, it's terr

WRBL.COM - 2018-05-24 01:12:28

State won't seek death penalty for Dowdell in trial of fatal shooting outside College Arms

A motion to set bond was filed in late February by the defendant’s attorney, Susan James, because of conflicting eye witness testimony and evidence, according to court records.


Heavy rain and massive flooding in Harris County causes road closures

Wednesday's heavy rain and massive flooding led to roadway closures in Harris County.Highway 27 near the Geo Food Mart in Cataula is one of the areas affected.Wednesday, crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Harris County Sheriff's Office worked around the clock to repair the b

WRBL.COM - 2018-05-24 01:56:45

LaFayette offensive lineman graduates months after near-death car accident

LaFAYETTE- Some would call it a miracle but Zy’Kevis Ingram recognized Dec. 6, 2016 as a wake-up call.“I was talking to my father like, ‘I’m going to do better, I’m going to change’ and I told him that I loved him,” Ingram said. “Then I left the house.”Ingram was already late to school because of th


Veteran being held on $20,000 bond after telling landlord ‘You’re dead,’ police say

Daniel Drugich was arrested on May 15 after a verbal altercation at Fountain City Realty over his lawn care service. Drugich became agitated, according to testimony by Columbus police officer Bobby Jackson in Recorder’s Court on Wednesday. Drugich is a military veteran who becomes delusional when he


CWB Productions to stage first play June 16 in Opelika

CWB Productions will stage its first show, “What God Puts Together,” June 16 at Victory Church of Opelika.


COWETA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: High school in Coweta County on Code Red Alert after person seen nearby with gun

COWETA COUNTY, Ga.- Northgate High School is on Code Red Alert after school officials said a person with a gun was seen near the school in Coweta County.According to Coweta County School, the school was notified by law enforcement officials that there was somebody walking down Fischer Road in Newnan


UPDATED 6:42 a.m.: Lee County Schools delay start time, bridges collapse in Smiths Station

"With the hazardous road conditions due to flash flooding, all Lee County Schools will open 3.5 hours later than usual today," the school system posted on its Facebook page about 5 a.m. "Repeat, all Lee County Schools are on a 3 1/2 hour delay."


EAMC holds groundbreaking ceremony for new Cancer Center

“Over the last 26 years, many, many lives have been saved, many lives have been extended,” said Laura Grill, EAMC’s executive vice president/administrator and incoming chief executive officer, while discussing the hospital’s cancer program and incoming facility. “And we have the positive proof of wh


Troup High student wins Kia Rio during last week of school

Each Troup County School System high school received a car from partner dealerships as an incentive for students to succeed through the key components of attendance, grades, and behavior.

WRBL.COM - 2018-05-23 20:34:17

Heavy rains lead to flooded roads, washed out bridges in Smiths Station

“The heaviest rain fell around Smiths Station,” Gary Goggins, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Birmingham, told the Opelika-Auburn News on Wednesday morning. “Over the last 24 hours, they’ve had between four and six inches down in that area. In the last three days, it looks like

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-05-23 22:29:00