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Parents speak after child drowns in grease trap

AUBURN, Ala. - The Andrews family says this is something they never thought they would have to go through, but they wanted to speak to us to thank everyone for their prayers and to let the world know about their little girl. For the Andrews family, Saturday was just another family outing. They cappe

WRBL.COM - 2017-10-16 22:14:48

O Town Ice Cream to expand lunch menu Thursday

O Town Ice Cream in Opelika will be putting a spin to its lunch menu with new items that will be added starting on Thursday. The shop is looking at featuring hot ham and cheese sandwiches, club sandwiches, gumbo, chili and chicken and rice as specials each week, according to Angela George, co-owner

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-10-15 11:40:00

Opelika Council expected to hire company to design new police headquarters

The Opelika City Council is expected to vote at its meeting tonight to enter into an agreement with Seay, Seay and Litchfield P.C. to provide design and construction architectural services in connection with the city's new police department headquarters project. The company, based out of Montgomery,

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-10-17 11:45:00

This is how Alabama is supposed to look, and how Alabama used to look

Burned last spring, the bogs of Splinter Hill are in their glory right now, a last burst of wild color before sinking into their winter dress. This burst of yellows and greens, purples and blues is part of the great fall nectaring, when all manner of flowering plants pop their buds to entice million

AL.COM - 2017-10-17 11:56:26

Frantic rescue efforts failed to save 3-year-old girl, details show

Authorities continue to investigate the tragic death of 3-year-old Sadie Grace Andrews of Auburn after she fell Saturday and drown in a grease pit, but they are labeling the death as a terrible accident. The incident occurred about 12:45 Saturday afternoon when the child was playing near picnic tabl

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-10-16 22:28:00

Ice cream shop reacts after child drowns in grease trap

The owner of an Auburn ice cream store is reacting after a weekend death in which a 3-year-old girl fell into the store's grease trap and drowned. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said the girl fell into the grease pit at Bruster's Ice Cream, located in the 2000 block of East University Drive, Saturd

WSFA - 2017-10-16 15:12:29

Local students invited to school presentation

Current middle and high school students in the Alexander City and Tallapoosa County school systems are invited to a special presentation from the Alabama School of Math and Science Thursday, Oct. 19. Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in auditorium room 136 of Ross Hall on the campus of Auburn University Thurs

DADEVILLE RECORD - 2017-10-16 07:39:33

Archaeology Road Show attracts young, young-at-heart

Arrowheads, spear points, and historic Native American pottery were among the items presented to southeastern archaeologists during Saturday's Archaeology Road Show at Pioneer Park. One of the archaeologists at the event, Ned Jenkins of Wetumpka, delighted in watching his 6-year-old grandson, Thomas

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-10-15 11:45:00

Students participate in teen driving safety event

Students from more than 15 high schools across the state made their way to Wallace Community College recently to participate in a Teen Driver Safety event. Children's of Alabama, State Farm, the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Alabama Department of Transportation, Drive Safe Alabama, the I

SELAM TIMES-JOURNAL - 2017-10-14 23:59:59

Auburn schools to consider policy changes

Add digital to current active 7 day print subscription Buy Now The Auburn City Schools system is reviewing potential changes to its policies, including graduation requirements for special education students and admission. Auburn's board of education read the proposed changes at its meeting last wee

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-10-17 13:00:00

Auburn home's gorgeous staircase has stumped architects for 170 years

Inside a historically significant but outwardly simple Auburn home is one of the most intriguing architectural marvels in the state, and perhaps the southeast. Directly in the center of the home's main hallway is a staircase made of mahogany that turns in a graceful spiral to the second floor. Kelly

AL.COM - 2017-10-17 13:30:54

Girl, 3, drowns in grease pit at Auburn ice cream shop

AUBURN - Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is dead after she fell into a grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop and drowned. The Opelika-Auburn News reports the girl's body was pulled Saturday from an in-ground container used to trap cooking grease at Brewster's Real Ice Cream in Auburn. Lee County

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2017-10-16 14:29:40

'God's thoughtful princess:' 3-year-old who died at Auburn ice cream parlor was 'full of love'

A "little blonde bundle of joy," Sadie Grace Andrews is remembered by her family as a 3-year-old with an "infectious smile" and a heart full of love. "We know without a shadow of a doubt, our baby is with Jesus," Sadie's mother Corrie Andrews said today. Sadie died Saturday in a tragic accident at a

AL.COM - 2017-10-15 21:54:37

Miles Lackey to serve as Auburn president Steven Leath's chief of staff

Auburn University can expect to see a new face on campus in January, but it's one president Steven Leath knows well. The university announced this month that Miles Lackey will serve as Leath's chief of staff starting next semester. Lackey is chief of staff at Iowa State University, an office he has

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-10-16 11:50:00

Auburn pumpkin patches welcome those seeking Fall delights

Pumpkin enthusiasts eager for seasonal fixes of Fall delight have local pumpkin patches to visit. The Cotton Pickin' Pumpkin Patch at Lazenby Farms, located at 11546 Lee Road 54, will be offering hayrides, pony rides, a corn maze, opportunities to pick cotton and corn crib entertainment on Oct. 21 a

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-10-16 11:40:00

Road closures coming Saturday for half marathon

The Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon will return to the streets of Dalton on Saturday. The half marathon, 5K and 2K races will require several roads to be closed in the morning hours. Dalton Police personnel will be on hand to help direct traffic around the race route, but motorists should plan alter

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-10-15 04:03:05

News Leader 9 recaps and top stories for Monday

Here's your look at News Leader 9's recaps, top stories, and breaking news that will be talked about Tuesday. News Leader 9 is available on your computer, tablet, and smartphone, during all local newscasts. Replays of the most recent newscasts will show if News Leader 9 is not airing a live newscast

WTVM - 2017-10-17 09:30:09

Auburn Circle K International holds Shoes 4 Books fundraiser on Wednesdays

The Haley Concourse is always bustling with various clubs and organizations, attempting to get their name and cause out to all the students at Auburn. Auburn's Circle K International is no stranger to the chaos, and decided to tackle the crowds once again for their annual Shoes 4 Books fundraiser. C

AUBURN PLAINSMAN - 2017-10-16 00:41:31

Woman charged with killing 9-year-old girl by sitting on her

Veronica Green Posey (KHOU) PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP/KHOU) - Authorities say a 325-pound woman is charged with killing a 9-year-old girl by sitting on the child as punishment. The Pensacola News Journal reports 64-year-old Veronica Green Posey was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a

WRBL.COM - 2017-10-17 11:54:55

Me Too: Viral hashtag encourages women to share stories of assault

FILE - In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Alyssa Milano arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Thousands of women responded to Milano's call on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2017, to tweet "me too" in order to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following t

WRBL.COM - 2017-10-17 11:04:20