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Body found in Lee County creek identified as Georgia woman

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Lee County Coroner Bill Harris has identified a woman whose body was found in a Lee County creek Friday afternoon. Amy Katherine Hagler, 47, of Columbus, Georgia, was identified as the woman found.


US Marshals arrest Alabama murderer, sex offender in Memphis

PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November. 50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.


Lee County Coroner seeks help in locating family of female suspect

The identity of the female suspect in connection to the Friday attempted robbery and shooting of an Auburn police officer was released Thursday. Erica Renee Miller, 36, was identified by the Lee County Coroner’s Office in a news release in an attempt to locate her family.


Auburn defeats UCF 4-1 to earn first road win of the year

Edouard Julien (10) bats for Auburn Baseball against Mississippi State on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Auburn, Ala. No. 15 Auburn earned their first road win of the season, defeating UCF, 4-1, Friday night. The three Tiger pitchers who took the mound combined for 10 strikeouts and allowed only five


Lee County to hold special election to renew county taxes

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Heads up Auburn and Opelika residents- Lee County will hold a special election on Feb. 19 to renew some existing county and district taxes. The election concerns the move of renewing special ad valorem/property taxes benefitting local schools and the Lee County Youth Development


Body found in Chambers County

Chambers County first responders confirm a body has been discovered in the water under the Alfred Lyons Bridge along Magnolia Road. Water recovery teams are on site and will begin the retrieval process soon.


Tuesday storm causes damage, power outages in Lee County

Tuesday’s brief storm lasted what seemed like only minutes as it passed over the Lee County area, Phenix City resident Stacy Cottom recalled. But it was long enough to tear away the back porch awning and relocate it on top of her vehicle which was in the front yard.


Drug task force charges two LaFayette residents on drug-related offenses

CHAMBERS COUNTY – Two LaFayette residents were charged with drug offenses after drug task force agents searched a location Friday morning in LaFayette. Raymond Greer, 70, and Yvonia Greer, 67, were arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and posses


‘Significant threat’ of severe weather for parts of Alabama later today

Alabama will face its most substantial severe weather threat in a while later today. And that’s in addition to the continuing flooding across parts of north Alabama. Severe storms, damaging winds of up to 70 mph, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes will all be possible in parts of the state later this af


Missing Valley woman found safe

VALLEY – A 24-year-old Lanett woman who was reported missing Monday was found. Cayla LeaShea Brooks was located by police today at the intersection of Fairfax Bypass and Highway 29, according to a Valley Police Department news release.


Two Opelika Daycare Workers Charged with Public Assistance Fraud

Two Opelika daycare workers have been charged with public assistance fraud. We first brought you this story in early February when multiple law enforcement agencies raided New Horizons Learning Centers and First Step Learning Centers after the Department of Human Resources gave the Lee County Distri


West Coast RB excited to earn Alabama offer

Alabama hosted four-star running back Sam Adams II on Thursday morning for an unofficial visit. The Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic...


Former Alabama legislative leader Zeb Little arrested

A former Alabama Senate leader has been charged with felony theft. The Cullman Times reports that 50-year-old Zeb Little was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond.


Officials seek family of woman involved in Auburn officer shooting

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Lee County officials have identified the woman in the Auburn officer-involved shooting and are asking for the public’s help in locating her family. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris has identified the woman as Erica Renee Miller, 36. She was last known to be a resident of Eufaula.


After entering NCAA transfer portal, former Auburn WR Kyle Davis goes straight to CFL

Former Auburn WR Kyle Davis has signed with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, the team announced Thursday. Davis was dismissed from Auburn during the 2017 season, and he attended FAU under head coach Lane Kiffin last year. He sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.


Sisters arrested in east AL daycare fraud investigation

OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - Arrests have been made in a fraud investigation involving several Lee County area daycares, District Attorney Brandon Hughes announced Thursday. Hughes confirmed the arrests of Carolyn Wilkerson of New Horizon’s Learning Center and Cynthia Jones of People of Hope, also known as


Editor-publisher who wrote Klan editorial steps down from paper

Goodloe Sutton, editor and publisher of The Democrat-Reporter, stepped down from his paper on Thursday after widespread backlash to a racist editorial he published on Feb. 14. "I do not own it," he told The Auburn Plainsman during a phone call on Friday afternoon. He echoed similar sexist comments h


Indictment Against Sheriff Stephens Dismissed

An indictment against Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens has been thrown out by a judge. in Chambers County. Sheriff Stephens was under indictment on a felony charge of tampering.


Scott Martin: Severe storms possible in Alabama later today

POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS THIS EVENING: Strong to severe storms are expected across the Southeast today, including damaging thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 mph, hail of 1 inch in diameter or more, and tornadoes (some of which could be large and long-track in nature). We could see those stronger


Black woman replacing Alabama newspaper editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sut