East Alabama

Auburn officially retires Nova, its 20-year-old golden eagle

It’s the end of an era for Auburn football fans. Friday, Auburn University announced it is officially retiring Nova, ts famed golden eagle.

  Phenix City woman receives new home from Habitat for Humanity

  Skeletal remains found in Eufaula ID’d as woman reported missing in July

Man sought after pricey bottles of tequila stolen

Auburn police arrest men from N.Y., S.C. on multiple charges

  Alleged robber killed in Atlanta shootout ID’d as Auburn University football chaplain’s son

  Eufaula airport devastated in Mar. 3 tornadoes receives $650K FAA grant

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  Former Auburn City Schools athletic director, Chuck Furlow, dies at 72

  UPDATE: Auburn police find no criminal intent after noose found in AU campus residence hall

Ibraheem Yazeed denied bond, must submit DNA sample

  Testimony reveals why witness says he didn’t come forward after watching Aniah Blanchard’s abduction

  Skeletal remains of an adult found in Eufaula

Nearly $19M in grants will help improve dozens of Ala. communities

Police: Victim shot several times walks into Opelika hospital

Opelika police are investigating after a person, shot several times, walked into a local hospital Wednesday.

‘Find Aniah’ bracelets available in Auburn Nov. 20

Bracelets will be available at the Auburn Dream Center at 1103 Donahue Drive in Auburn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT.

  Council members vote to expand landfill in Phenix City

The current landfill is located off Highway 431 but has been closed since November 2018 because it reached its capacity.

  City council approves to build new fire training center in Phenix City

The city council approved the resolution Tuesday morning to move forward with the plan for the training center to be built adjacent to an existing fire station in the city.

  Judge rules in favor of Phenix City.; allows annexations of Russell Co.

  ‘Change for Trays’ helping feed students without lunch money in Smith Station

  Auburn University Regional Airport sees millions worth of improvements

Chelsea boy fights for life after golf cart accident, family asks for prayers

News organizations file motion to lift gag order in Ibraheem Yazeed case

  Phenix City pedestrian killed after overnight crash

  Two vehicle accident on Hwy. 169 in Lee Co. claims life of Opelika woman

At least one person is injured following a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 169 in Lee County.

Lee Co. DA takes aim at Montgomery Co. over Yazeed’s bond

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes took aim at Montgomery County in a response to Ibraheem Yazeed’s request to have his bond reconsidered.

  Body found on Southview Dr. in Auburn identified as missing Taiwanese Auburn student

A body found on Southview Dr. in Auburn has been identified as missing Taiwanese Auburn student Chih-Kai Lai.

  Phenix City capital murder suspect arrested in Ohio

A man suspected of a Phenix City capital murder taking place in early October has been taken into custody in Ohio.

‘I’m not going to stop’: Mother of Aniah Blanchard pleads for information in daughter’s kidnapping

Angela Harris remains a force in the search for her missing daughter Aniah Blanchard.

Aniah Blanchard kidnapping suspect receiving death threats in jail, attorney says

Attorney Elijah Beaver filed a motion Thursday asking the judge to reconsider Ibraheem Yazeed’s bond.

  Abandoned house catches fire off Summerville Rd. in Phenix City

Fire crews in Phenix City have managed to put out a fire at an abandoned house off of Summerville Rd.

‘It seems like it was a setup,” Aniah Blanchard’s parents tell Dr. Phil in segment to air Thursday

The mother and stepfather of Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old Auburn woman reported missing three weeks ago, are not giving up hope that their daughter could still be found alive.

Police: Over $400K worth of crystal meth seized during traffic stop

Eufaula police say they were performing a traffic stop that eventually led to 15.5 pounds of crystal meth being seized.

  Loachapoka High School hosts career fair for students

Loachapoka High hosted the event for students in grades 7 through 12 to meet face-to-face with college recruiters and potential employers.

  Man found guilty in 2017 shooting death of Auburn woman

On Wednesday, Derrick Oliver was convicted of the murder of 24-year-old Minnie Lee in 2017.

  Walmart in Valley, Ala. reopens after suspect sets fire inside

The Chambers County Development Authority said Tuesday that the store, located on 19th Avenue in Valley, Alabama, is officially open.

  ‘Find Aniah’ bracelets spreading throughout Alabama

Communities across Alabama continue to find ways to support the family of Aniah Blanchard, the 19-year-old who went missing from Auburn October 23.

Texas EquuSearch suspends search efforts for missing Blanchard

Texas EquuSearch has been assisting in the search for the missing Blanchard since last week.

East Alabama 3-year-old in critical condition after eating meth

An East Alabama man and woman are in jail after officers said a toddler ate and overdosed on meth. The three-year-old is in critical condition.

Several new members sworn in to Montgomery city council

It’s Inauguration Day in Montgomery, and in addition to the historic swearing-in of Mayor Steven Reed, several new members joined city council.

Site location decision for new veterans home expected in early 2020

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Kent Davis said by 2045 there will be a shortage of veterans homes.

  Petition started after Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance for violent offenders to not have bond

The petition is now reaching tens of thousands of signatures.

  City of Opelika honors veterans with ceremony at city hall

Veterans Day celebrations were held throughout the community on Monday and in Opelika, city leaders, residents, and more gathered at city hall to honor and remember veterans.

Search efforts continue for Aniah Blanchard

Texas Equusearch has over 40 people with boots on the ground for this search.

  Auburn police say work is not done after arrest of suspect in Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance

Hours after a groundbreaking arrest in the Aniah Blanchard case, the captain of the Auburn Police Department said there’s still a lot of work to be done.

  Blood indicative of a ‘life-threatening injury’ found in Aniah Blanchard’s vehicle, court documents show

Court documents detailing probable cause for the arrest of Ibraheem Yazeed in connection to the case of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has revealed grisly new details in her disappearance.

Macon County man who allegedly murdered his siblings extradited to Ala.

A Macon County man who is charged with the murders of his brother and sister has been extradited back to Alabama.

Eufaula mooo-ving on up withe city’s first-ever Chick-fil-A

People in Eufaula are ready to “eat more chicken” after the area’s first Chick-fil-A on opened for business on S. Eufaula Ave. Thursday morning.

  Suspect in case of missing Aniah Blanchard arrested in Florida

The Auburn Police Department has identified a person of interest in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard.

  WATCH: Auburn police hold press conference update on Aniah Blanchard case, arrest warrant issued

Police in Auburn are hosting a press conference update on the case of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard.

  New 3% culinary fee added to items at two Auburn restaurants

You might pay a little more the next time you decide to eat out in Auburn now that two restaurants, The Hound and The Depot, have added a 3% culinary fee to all food items.

  Opelika man found guilty in 2017 double murder

Jacquavious Greathouse was found guilty in the shooting deaths of 27-year-old Sedric Lewis and 31-year-old Derris Harris.

  Southern Union State Community College holds prayer and moment of silence for Aniah Blanchard

As investigators and volunteers continue to search for Aniah Blanchard, the 19-year-old who went missing from Auburn October 23, the community continues to find ways to keep her at the forefront of their minds.

  Traffic diverted following 18-wheeler accident on Interstate 85 northbound in Opelika

Traffic is being diverted to exit 60.

  First ever Chick-fil-A set to open in Eufaula

The restaurant is located on Eufaula Avenue.

  Whitewater Village apartments in Phenix City set to open for new residents

Representatives at the Phenix City Housing Authority say they’re planning to begin moving residents into the newly built Whitewater Village in December.

  Auburn police seeking person of interest in Aniah Blanchard’s case

The person of interest was inside the store at the time Blanchard was last seen.

Taiwanese Auburn student remains missing after three months, police continue search

An Auburn University graduate student remains missing nearly three months after last being seen.

  Southern Union Community College to observe moment of reflection for Aniah Blanchard

The moment of reflection will take place Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. CST. The time 10:23 reflects the date Blanchard was last seen, which was October 23.

  Young women in East Alabama increase safety precautions after Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance

Many young women said they’re now taking special precautions to stay safe after her disappearance and the disappearance of another young female college student in Atlanta.

  Donations collected for family displaced by fire in Phenix City

The home and belongings of a family in Phenix City were destroyed in a fire last week. Now, a man is trying to help the family get back on their feet.

  21-year-old dies three days after accident on Hwy. 280 in Smiths Station

A 21-year-old woman involved in a Nov. 1 vehicle accident on Hwy. 280 in Smiths Station has passed away from her injuries.

  Billboard and fliers of missing Aniah Blanchard spread across East Alabama

People across the country are searching for answers in the case of missing Aniah Blanchard who was last seen in Auburn almost two weeks ago.

Warrior Inspirational Academy to open as part of Russell Co. School District alternative learning program

The new home of the Russell County School District’s Alternative Learning Program will soon be open.

Vigil, prayer service to be held Monday as search for Blanchard continues

As the search for Aniah Blanchard continues, a vigil in Montgomery and a prayer service in Auburn are set to take place Monday night.

  Prayer service being held in Auburn for Aniah Blanchard

A prayer service for missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard will be taking place in Auburn on Nov. 4.

Reward for missing Aniah Blanchard climbs to $105,000

The reward for information in the case off missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has crossed the 6-figure mark.

  City leaders from the Chattahoochee Valley discuss intercommunity relations with University of Alabama students

Students were given a chance to talk to city leaders about the ins and outs of city government and intercommunity relations.

  Multiple vehicle accident on Hwy. 280 in Smiths Station leads to injuries

A major accident along Hwy. 280 in Smiths Station has left multiple people injured.

  Fire crews battle structure fire on Fairview Dr. in Phenix City

Fire crews are currently battling a structure fire on Fairview Dr. in Phenix City.

Seven east Ala. schools added to state’s failing school list

The Alabama State Department of Education has released the list of “failing schools” for 2020-21, as required by the Alabama Accountability Act.

  Exceptional Foundation of East Alabama hosts Halloween party for individuals with special needs

Organizers said it’s important that those with special needs are able to have the traditional Halloween experience too.

Goodwill partners with veteran’s resource groups for job fair in Phenix City

The Hiring Heroes Job Fair takes place Thursday, Nov. 14 at Troy University on Whitewater Avenue. The fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m.

  Reward amount increases to $80K to help find Aniah Blanchard

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is offering $5,000, UFC President Dana White, UFC Athlete Jon Jones, and an anonymous family from Homewood, Alabama added $25,000 each.

Suspect in multiple Eufaula vehicle thefts arrested

The suspect in multiple vehicle thefts in the Eufaula area gets to dress in a jail uniform for Halloween.

  Lee County EMA director placed on administrative leave

County Administrator Roger Rendleman confirmed that Katherine Carson is on paid leave as the county investigates an issue they hope to have resolved before the next Lee County Commission meeting on Nov. 12.

FULL INTERVIEW: Aniah Blanchard’s mother & stepfather plead for information after 19-year-old’s disappearance

It’s been more than a week since Aniah Blanchard was last seen in Auburn.

UFC president to add $25K to reward to help locate Aniah Blanchard

Blanchard was reported missing from Auburn on Thursday, Oct. 24.

  Man convicted of poisoning Toomer’s oak trees in Auburn fails to show in court

He was scheduled to appear in court for failing to pay his restitution charges.

  Funeral services announced for brother and sister killed in Macon Co., Ala.

Both services will be held on Wednesday.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey offers reward in the disappearance of Aniah Blanchard

Vehicle of missing 19-year-old, Aniah Haley Blanchard, was found

$5K reward offered for info. to help find 19-year-old girl from Homewood missing in Auburn

Aniah Haley Blanchard is 19-years-old and from the Homewood area. Her family has not heard from her since she went out with a male Wednesday night.