East Alabama

  Opelika man charged with murder in Elmore Co. crash that killed 2-year-old

  Johnsonville sausage company brings Big Taste Grill to Feed the Gap event in Opelika

  Pedestrian with child hit by vehicle on Lee Road 379 in Beulah, AL

  Chambers Co. deputy’s arm gets trapped in vehicle door during police chase

UPDATE: Father dies after accidental shooting outside Chuck E. Cheese’s during diaper change

  Hundreds travel to Lee Co. storm shelters during Sunday’s tornado watch

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  Lanett thief forces gas station clerk in restroom, steals car

Elderly, low income to benefit from $1.9M energy efficiency grant

Alabama abortion bill heads to public hearing

  Auburn assistant football coach’s wife is an advocate for organ donation

  Alabama bill would end marriage license requirement

  2 men charged after woman taken at gunpoint in Coffee County

  Senate committee shelves ethics law bill

The proposed ethics bill faced some criticism from top state leaders, including the Alabama Attorney General.

  Lee Co. residents fearful of more storm threats after deadly tornadoes in March

Now with severe weather possibly coming through again, it's making some people nervous.

  Auburn University warns students after female drugged at fraternity party

The woman reported that she had no recollection of events after drinking a beer given to her at the fraternity party last week.

  Opelika Mayor visits South Korea ahead of new auto supply plant opening

The automotive supply company recently announced that they plan to open their first U.S. plant in the city of Opelika, creating over 150 new jobs.

  House passes ‘Anti-Road Rage’ bill

  Opelika police investigating early morning armed robbery at Marathon

  Lee County tornado survivor creates memorial for victims

  Ribbon cutting held for completion of solar project in Lafayette, AL

New study shows AL millennials have 2nd lowest credit scores in nation

  Columbus father and son doctor duo providing weekly prenatal care in Eufaula

  East AL schools now carrying life saving opioid overdose drug

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids were involved in over 47,000 overdose deaths in 2017.

Auburn police seek public’s help locating a missing man

Carlos Fernando Ruiz, 31, was last seen Sunday, April 7 leaving a friend’s residence in Auburn.

  Opelika police searching for three suspects in armed robbery

Investigators with the Opelika Police Department are currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at a residence.

  Update given on storm debris cleanup in Lee County

During a Lee County Commission meeting, county engineer Justin Hardee said a private contractor has removed over 150,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 3,500 tons of construction and demolition debris.

  Suspect wanted in Opelika for armed robbery at Marathon gas station

The robbery at approximately 2:15 a.m. on April 6 at the Marathon on Columbus Parkway.

  Health officials raising awareness of rabies after Phenix City woman attacked by fox

As temperatures rise, animals are becoming more active. Raccoons, coyotes, and foxes are being seen in neighborhoods all across the Chattahoochee Valley.

16 finalists announced for Alabama Teacher of the Year

The State of Alabama Department of Education announced Monday 16 finalists for Teacher of the Year.

Auburn gymnast suffers career-ending injuries to both knees

Samantha Cerio took to Instagram Sunday to announce she’s “hanging up my grips and leaving the chalk behind,” effectively retiring from the sport she’s loved for 18 years.

  UPDATE: Man found dead in Chambers Co. ID’d

Police in Chambers County say they have found a body in the community of Huguley.

Opelika police conducting theft investigation at Walmart

Police in Opelika are releasing surveillance photos of a suspect they believed to be involved in a theft of property at Walmart.

One injured after vehicle flipped in wreck in Macon County, AL

One person is injured after a wreck on I-85 in Macon County, Alabama.

Former Auburn football coach officially announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

Tommy Tuberville tweeted confirmation Saturday afternoon that he will be a Republican candidate for the Senate race in 2020.

  Auburn fans proud of men’s basketball season

For the thousands of fans that watched in Auburn Arena, it’s a bittersweet ending.

  Auburn’s historic season ends with Final Four loss to Virginia

The Tigers advanced to their first Final Four in program history this season, before falling to Virginia 63-62 on Saturday.

  What Charles Barkley said before Auburn’s Final Four game

Charles Barkley has never been one to hold his tongue.

Academy Sports and Outdoors donates Auburn gear and gift cards to Lee County tornado survivors

On Friday, Academy donated $2,500 worth of Auburn Tigers Final Four gear and store gift cards to tornado survivors.

2 women arrested after baby dies at home day care

Officials with the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office confirm two women have been arrested after the death of a two-month-old child.

  Woman’s yearslong quest to find her birth mother leads her to north Alabama

A woman was on a quest to find her birth mother. And that search lead her to a woman in Athens, Alabama.

  Auburn ready for Final Four matchup vs. Virginia

Even though Auburn knocked off three blue bloods in a row to make it to the big stage, the Tigers are still being overlooked and that's exactly how they like it.

  23 reported fire fatalities in Alabama so far this year

So far this year, there have been 23 fire fatalities in the state of Alabama.

  State House passes bill adding restrictions to vaping devices

State lawmakers want to crack down on stores selling products like vapes and e-cigarettes.

  Eufaula youth ministry providing safe hangout spot for kids after school

In a town with many kids, some say there isn’t a whole lot to do. But one local church is providing a safe place for kids to hang out after school.

Huntsville man gets life in prison without parole for murders of wife, son

Marc Stone was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders of his wife and son in 2013.

  Final Four watch party at Auburn Arena Saturday

Auburn fans are invited to go to Auburn Arena Saturday to watch the Tigers battle for a Final Four win.

Opelika drivers license office to open on Saturdays

Officials say the change is being made to accommodate people who have difficulty leaving their job or school during the standard work week.

  Austin Wiley leans on parents for advice in Final Four

Former Spain Park High School basketball star Austin Wiley will play in the Final Four on Saturday and seeing the big stage brings back memories for his mom, Vicki Orr.

Lanett Police Department release surveillance photos of theft suspect at Fuller Center

Police in Lanett are releasing surveillance photos of a man they believe to have been involved in a theft incident.

Alabama Community College System launches student focused website

The Alabama Community College System launched their new student-focused website Friday to provide better access to information about education and training.

Barbour County Sheriff’s Office reports multiple sex offender arrests

The Barbour County Sheriff’s Office says they have seen a large number of arrests from sex offender violations in just the first three months of 2019.

Enterprise man charged with rape, sodomy in missing teen case

An Enterprise man is facing sex charges after police say he was found with a missing 15-year-old girl.

  University of Alabama students use mind control to fly drones

University of Alabama students will participate in an unusual drone race Saturday

  Fuller Center and EAMC partner to bring 9 new homes to Beauregard

Organizations in East Alabama are helping families impacted by recent tornadoes by building new homes.

AAA launches new campaign to get Alabamians to put down their phones while behind the wheel

April is distracted driving month and AAA Alabama has a message for all drivers - put down your phone!

  CVCC partners with ASU to help students move between colleges

CVCC’s president said they want students to get the value and quality programs at their school while also having the option to advance to a bachelor’s degree.

  NASA awards $5.2 million contract to Auburn University

Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is expanding on their relationship with NASA which focuses on additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing.

All funerals of Lee County tornado victims paid for

It’s been a month since the outbreak of deadly tornadoes in Lee County, and there is an update on how donations are being spent.

  Program established to serve Lee County storm victims long-term

A new program is aiming to help victims of the Lee County tornadoes long term.

Phenix City police release surveillance photos in forgery case

The Phenix City Police Department is currently conducting a forgery and theft case.

  WoodmenLife serves lunch to first responders and community members in Smiths Station

Chapter volunteers and local WoodmenLife sales representatives smoked Boston butt and grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for first responders and the public.

  Former Tiger Transit driver sentenced for rape of Auburn student

Tony Patillo was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Traffic delayed near Lee Rd. 249 in Smiths Station following school bus accident

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon between the Lee County Flea Market and Bleeker Junction.

  Eufaula police arrest teenager for deadly shooting at Meadow Manor Apartments

Police have made an arrest in connection to fatal shooting that took place at a Eufaula apartment.

  EAMC updates the public on program to rebuild Lee County following tornado damage

So far, the MEND program has helped 15 families to establish temporary housing and funded apartments for families who lost their home. Three homes are also in the process of being rebuilt.

  Community members attend annual Going Blue for Autism and Safety event in Opelika

More than 200 attended the program. There was live music with Clay Barker along with a petting zoo and more.

  Volunteers still needed in Smiths Station and Beauregard following tornadoes

Following those March tornadoes, the Chattahoochee Valley saw volunteers come from across the nation to help clean-up. Now just one day shy of the one month anniversary, Smiths Station is reminding people that volunteers are still needed.

3 suspects wanted in Opelika for credit card fraud and theft

The incident happened Wednesday, March 27 at Kroger on Enterprise Drive.

Suspect wanted for theft at 2 businesses in Lanett

The incidents happened at the Fuller Center on North Gilmer Avenue and at Jerry’s Auto on North Lanier Avenue.

  Auburn community already preparing for final four game

​With Auburn’s win against Kentucky in the NCAA tournament, students flooded Toomer’s Corner, celebrating the victory and rolling the trees and signs. Saturday’s game could bring just as much excitement

NASA awards $5.2 million contract to Auburn University engineering center

The new research will focus on cutting-edge additive manufacturing techniques that will be used to improve liquid rocket engine performance.

  Abortion, lottery bills expected in the AL legislature this week

State lawmakers will return from spring break Tuesday.

  Opelika Police investigating armed burglary, assault

Police say two unknown suspects allegedly broke into an Opelika residence and shot the victim inside before fleeing the scene.

  Shooting on North Antioch Circle in Opelika leaves one injured

One person was left injured after an early morning shooting on North Antioch Circle in Opelika.

Forensics report in murder case of two teens made public

State forensics experts believe, beyond any reasonable doubt, murder suspect Coley McCraney had sexual contact with one of the high school students he is accused of murdering.

Airbnb warns Auburn fans of Minneapolis rental scams

The company released safety tips Monday to inform fans and alumni of scammers who often attempt to take advantage of visitors searching for deals, according to Ben Breit of Airbnb Public Affairs.

  “Come home, Madison”: Parents plead for daughter to come home after running away with a stranger

A 13-year-old teenager, Madison Hunt, of Clanton, has been missing for nearly two weeks and her family says she could be in danger.

  Calhoun Co. man dead after allegedly killing 6-month-old daughter, shooting child’s great-grandfather

Sheriff Matthew Wade says a call of a domestic disturbance was received around 1 p.m. on Kirksey Bend Road just off Highway 77 in Ohatchee.

  Kruising for Korbin; 3-year-old with terminal brain cancer is beating all the odds

3-year-old Korbin Atchley has been diagnosed with fatal brain cancer but he continues to shock doctors as he fights past all of their projections and lives his life to the fullest.

Auburn fans enjoying tournament run

Auburn fans have had a lot of excitement throughout the NCAA Tournament.