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Auburn University transit system employees charged with sexual assault of student, 18

Auburn police on Saturday arrested two Auburn University transit system workers accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old AU student. Tony M. Patillo Tony Martin Patillo, 51, of Columbus, Ga. and James Don Johnson, Jr. 32, of Auburn are charged with first degree rape and first degree sodomy. Pat

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-18 20:25:22

UAH-led Alabama partnership awarded $20 million research grant

A partnership of nine Alabama universities, led by the University of Alabama in Huntsville, have been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant, part of the NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, will fund the "development of new pre

AL.COM - 2017-09-19 19:27:44

First Transit releases statement following rape allegations of former Tiger Transit bus drivers

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - An outside company that hired the drivers for Tiger Transit has released a statement after two of its former employees were charged with rape. First Transit released the following statement: "At First Transit, we are greatly troubled by the events of Friday night. The safe and re

WSFA - 2017-09-19 17:58:20

Auburn High students make a difference, one cup at a time in Tiger Mocha's

At 7:30 Friday morning, 45 minutes before Auburn High School students have to be in class, a cluster of teenagers gathers in the first-floor hallway around the smell of fresh coffee and cheers of, "Come to Tiger Mochas!" Tiger Mochas, in its second year of operation at Auburn High School, is a Frida

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Two Auburn University Bus Drivers Charged with Rape

Auburn Police have arrested two employees of First Transit, the operator of Auburn University's Tiger Transit bus system, on charges of rape and sodomy. Tony Martin Patillo (51) and James Don Johnson, Jr. (32) were arrested in relation to a sexual assault that occurred late Friday night on a Tiger T

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:12:32

Dealing with fig rust (Garden Talk)

Q: The leaves on my fig tree are covered in brown spots and some are falling off. What can I do? A: The most likely culprit of these symptoms is a common fungal disease called Fig Rust, caused by the fungus Cerotelium fici. The good news is this disease only occurs on the leaves and should not damag

AL.COM - 2017-09-19 15:54:10

Auburn scientists exploring conditions impacting hurricane frequency

As a society, we are only now beginning to understand the emotional, physical and economic toll of recent catastrophic events such as hurricanes Harvey and Irma, says Auburn University climate scientist Hanqin Tian. This past August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, had

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:05:00

Moore, Strange set to debate in unique format

It took weeks of back and forth, but U.S. Senate candidates Luther Strange and Roy Moore will meet in Montgomery on Thursday to debate each other. The debate will not have a moderator or questions from the press. Instead, it will be just Moore and Strange, one on one. "I definitely haven't seen one

WSFA - 2017-09-18 21:45:31

Opelika Theatre Company presents 'Emma! A Pop Musical'

Members of the Opelika Theatre Company will perform 'Emma! A Pop Musical' starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Southside Center for the Arts on Glenn Street. There also will be two performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. The musical is based on the book "Emma" by Jane Austen. It features music fro

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:02:00

AU back-up quarterback Sean White arrested for public intoxication

Auburn backup quarterback Sean White was arrested and charged with public intoxication late after Saturday's game against Mercer, according to an arrest report obtained from the Auburn Police Department. White was arrested at 2:45 a.m. on the 100 block of North Ross Street in Auburn. Public intoxica

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2017-09-17 21:26:00

Forests cover 23 million acres in Alabama; this invasive plant covers 1 million

Chinese privet was brought to the U.S. in the 1800s as a decorative hedge, but it has spread rapidly across the Southeast, now covering more than 1 million acres in Alabama alone. The small, woody hedge has become a major problem here, crowding out native plants in forests, on rights of way and in p

AL.COM - 2017-09-17 15:00:09

Opelika City Council to vote on Sutton Way public improvement ordinance

The Opelika City Council will vote at its meeting Tuesday to confirm or repeal a public improvement ordinance that will provide for the construction of sanitary sewers and appurtenances thereto within the right-of-way of Sutton Way. During the meeting, there will be a public hearing for residents of

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-18 18:01:00

Carlisle endures pregnancy, cancer-keeps fighting

Buy Now Joann Carlisle (above) "has persevered tougher than anyone I've ever seen and is a true fighter in every sense of the word," said Karen Calton, breast health navigator at EAMC's Cancer Center. Joann Carlisle (above) "has persevered tougher than anyone I've ever seen and is a true fighter in

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-18 09:00:00

FULLER: Don Roberts: Dining with God

My friend Kate summed it up best. "He made a difference in thousands of lives. As a husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle, cousin, friend, teacher, coach, principal and headmaster, Don impacted lives with his positive, kind, gentle personality, his love for life and his genuine love for his fello

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-18 00:52:00

Rape, sodomy arrests made over the weekend in Auburn

AUBURN, Ala.- Two men have been arrested by Auburn police and charged with rape and other charges. James Don Johnson was arrested by Auburn police over the weekend. He was booked into the Lee Co. Detention Facility on Saturday, September 16th at 11:41 p.m. He is charged with strong arm rape and sod

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-18 03:36:42

Mickey Dean 'all about culture' in taking over Auburn softball

Mickey Dean immediately discussed with his new team how they'll go about building trust in each other. In his first meeting with players on Saturday, Auburn's new softball coach laid the groundwork for building a culture for a program in the wake of the departures of Clint Myers amid allegations of

AL.COM - 2017-09-17 20:05:37

Live updates: Auburn introduces Mickey Dean as new softball coach

Auburn will formally introduce Mickey Dean as its new softball coach this afternoon. Dean went 237-56 in his five years at James Madison and has coached seven NCAA Tournament teams with one NCAA Super Regional appearance. He replaces Clint Myers, who the school announced "retired" on Aug. 23. Athlet

AL.COM - 2017-09-17 18:00:24

Auburn teacher named National History Teacher of the Year finalist

An Auburn High School teacher, Dr. Blake Busbin, is the 2017 Alabama History Teacher of the Year, and has now been named one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 National History Teacher of the Year Award. Busbin has been a teacher at Auburn High School for the past 11 years, and speaks passionately abo

WSFA - 2017-09-17 18:29:39

Auburn quarterback Sean White arrested for appearing under the influence in public

Auburn backup quarterback Sean White was arrested early Sunday for appearing under the influence in public. White, 21, was arrested by Auburn police and admitted to Lee County jail at 3:28 a.m., according to records. He is being held on $500 bond, according to jail records. His court date in Nov. 30

AL.COM - 2017-09-17 12:04:30

Hotel at Auburn University's Stoker and LaGrand serve up Bloody Marys with a side of history

There's just something about a game day Bloody Mary... especially when it's served with a side of Auburn history. Walk through the doors of The Hotel at Auburn University on any game day in Auburn, and you are immediately greeted with a pair of smiling faces - often clad in orange suits - offering a

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-17 12:00:00