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  • AL Driver license systems briefly shutting down

    AL Driver license systems briefly shutting down

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:20:10 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - If you need to renew or obtain a driver license don't expect to do it between Friday and Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety said all driver license systems including online services will be shut down, as they consolidate systems and convert the database to meet federal regulations. "Well, I guess it's necessary sometimes with all of the software to have to upgrade. So, it's one of those situations I guess that you have to deal with," Alabama resident...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - If you need to renew or obtain a driver license don't expect to do it between Friday and Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety said all driver license systems including online services will be shut down, as they consolidate systems and convert the database to meet federal regulations. "Well, I guess it's necessary sometimes with all of the software to have to upgrade. So, it's one of those situations I guess that you have to deal with," Alabama resident...More >>
  • Auburn's Dee Ford serves up smoothies for a good cause

    Auburn's Dee Ford serves up smoothies for a good cause

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:20:10 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - Auburn University football player Dee Ford took a few hours to serve up smoothies for a good cause Wednesday afternoon. Students gathered around the Smooth and Groove smoothie truck on Auburn's campus as the university's defensive end served drinks. Part of the proceeds from the smoothies will go to buy gloves, bats, and balls for the boys club in Auburn. As many people at the truck were thirsty to know what the future holds for Ford, who is going into the N...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - Auburn University football player Dee Ford took a few hours to serve up smoothies for a good cause Wednesday afternoon. Students gathered around the Smooth and Groove smoothie truck on Auburn's campus as the university's defensive end served drinks. Part of the proceeds from the smoothies will go to buy gloves, bats, and balls for the boys club in Auburn. As many people at the truck were thirsty to know what the future holds for Ford, who is going into the N...More >>
  • Vehicle tags not affected by license closure

    Vehicle tags not affected by license closure

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:46:54 GMT
    AL Department of Public SafetyAL Department of Public Safety
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Revenue Department says license plate transactions will continue while the Department of Public Safety shuts down the issuance of driver licenses for a few days.Revenue officials say vehicle owners with valid licenses or non-driver IDs can continue renewing their motor vehicle registrations or purchasing new license plates at county license plate offices.The Department of Public Safety says it has to convert a driver license database to comply with federal ...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Revenue Department says license plate transactions will continue while the Department of Public Safety shuts down the issuance of driver licenses for a few days.Revenue officials say vehicle owners with valid licenses or non-driver IDs can continue renewing their motor vehicle registrations or purchasing new license plates at county license plate offices.The Department of Public Safety says it has to convert a driver license database to comply with federal ...More >>
  • Haley Center evacuated after bomb threat

    Haley Center evacuated after bomb threat

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:49 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Auburn University student Lauren Moffitt said she was working on a project inside the Haley Center on Auburn's campus this morning when she and other students were asked to evacuate the building. "They hadn't told us what the reason was for. They just said if you could just get your stuff we're trying to evacuate the building," Moffitt said. As she was leaving, Moffitt said, that's when she found out she was evacuating because of a bomb threat. "There's b...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Auburn University student Lauren Moffitt said she was working on a project inside the Haley Center on Auburn's campus this morning when she and other students were asked to evacuate the building. "They hadn't told us what the reason was for. They just said if you could just get your stuff we're trying to evacuate the building," Moffitt said. As she was leaving, Moffitt said, that's when she found out she was evacuating because of a bomb threat. "There's b...More >>
  • Ala shutting down driver's license system for work

    Ala shutting down driver's license system for work

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-04-22 12:54:07 GMT
    AL Department of Public SafetyAL Department of Public Safety
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is shutting down it entire driver's license system later this month for computer work.The Department of Public Safety says state offices won't be able to issue new or renewed licenses for nearly five days starting April 25.Crash reports will also be offline during the shutdown, as will access to motor vehicle records.Officials say they're timing the outage to begin over a weekend to help lessen its impact.The state says the shutdown is needed to convert compute...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is shutting down it entire driver's license system later this month for computer work.The Department of Public Safety says state offices won't be able to issue new or renewed licenses for nearly five days starting April 25.Crash reports will also be offline during the shutdown, as will access to motor vehicle records.Officials say they're timing the outage to begin over a weekend to help lessen its impact.The state says the shutdown is needed to convert compute...More >>
  • Students break from studying to mingle with Auburn athletic coaches

    Students break from studying to mingle with Auburn athletic coaches

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:19:09 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Hundreds of students showed up along the concourse behind Auburn University's student center Monday afternoon for the crush finals event. "I love it. I'm glad that we can all see all the coaches out here," AU Student, Tyler Doyle said. Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn and even new basketball head coach Bruce Pearl showed up to the event to take pictures, sign autographs, and wish students good luck as they head into finals week. "This is it. They've ...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Hundreds of students showed up along the concourse behind Auburn University's student center Monday afternoon for the crush finals event. "I love it. I'm glad that we can all see all the coaches out here," AU Student, Tyler Doyle said. Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn and even new basketball head coach Bruce Pearl showed up to the event to take pictures, sign autographs, and wish students good luck as they head into finals week. "This is it. They've ...More >>
  • Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:04:06 GMT
    Press Information Opelika Police Department 04/18/14 – 04/20/14 Reports: · A Theft of Property occurred at approximately 7:10 A.M. on 04/18/14 at 907 Fox Run Parkway (Waffle House). A cell phone, valued at $600 was stolen. There is a suspect and the case is currently under investigation. · A Theft of Property occurred at approximately 9:20 A.M. on 04/18/14 at the Railroad Crossing on Talladega Street. $647 worth of property belonging to CSX Railroad was stolen. A suspect, Laderious Raheem ...More >>
    Press Information Opelika Police Department 04/18/14 – 04/20/14 Reports: · A Theft of Property occurred at approximately 7:10 A.M. on 04/18/14 at 907 Fox Run Parkway (Waffle House). A cell phone, valued at $600 was stolen. There is a suspect and the case is currently under investigation. · A Theft of Property occurred at approximately 9:20 A.M. on 04/18/14 at the Railroad Crossing on Talladega Street. $647 worth of property belonging to CSX Railroad was stolen. A suspect, Laderious Raheem ...More >>
  • Ala. man sentenced for copyright violation

    Ala. man sentenced for copyright violation

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:38:41 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An Alabama man faces two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to copyright infringement in November.In a news release, prosecutors say 54-year-old Augustus Powell, of Huntsville, Ala. was stopped by police in Louisiana three times in one year and found in possession of thousands of bootlegged movies and music.U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik in Lafayette, La., ordered Powell to undergo three years of supervised release last week and pay $7,000 in restitution ...More >>
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An Alabama man faces two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to copyright infringement in November.In a news release, prosecutors say 54-year-old Augustus Powell, of Huntsville, Ala. was stopped by police in Louisiana three times in one year and found in possession of thousands of bootlegged movies and music.U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik in Lafayette, La., ordered Powell to undergo three years of supervised release last week and pay $7,000 in restitution ...More >>
  • 2 men accused of shooting Ala. state trooper

    2 men accused of shooting Ala. state trooper

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:37:00 GMT
    HARTFORD, Ala. (AP) — Two men face attempted murder charges after a state trooper was wounded in a shootout.Alabama Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Kevin Cook tells The Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/1eUECqP) 23-year-old Zachary Taylor Wood of Glenwood and 21-year-old Dillon Scott Rafsky of Enterprise are suspected of shooting Trooper Lee Phillips during a Saturday evening traffic stop.Authorities say Phillips pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle ...More >>
    HARTFORD, Ala. (AP) — Two men face attempted murder charges after a state trooper was wounded in a shootout.Alabama Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Kevin Cook tells The Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/1eUECqP) 23-year-old Zachary Taylor Wood of Glenwood and 21-year-old Dillon Scott Rafsky of Enterprise are suspected of shooting Trooper Lee Phillips during a Saturday evening traffic stop.Authorities say Phillips pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The vehicle ...More >>
  • Auburn Police arrest man accused of breaking into vehicle

    Auburn Police arrest man accused of breaking into vehicle

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:51:03 GMT
    Robert H. Grant, Jr. (Source: Auburn Police Department)Robert H. Grant, Jr. (Source: Auburn Police Department)
    PRESS RELEASEOn Friday, April 18, 2014 the Auburn Police Division arrested Robert H. Grant, Jr., age 29 from Opelika on felony warrants charging him with Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Motor VehicleMore >>
    On Friday, April 18, 2014 the Auburn Police Division arrested Robert H. Grant, Jr., age 29 from Opelika on felony warrants charging him with Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle and Theft of Property Second Degree.More >>
  • Teenager arrested for allegedly breaking into vehicle

    Teenager arrested for allegedly breaking into vehicle

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:37:50 GMT
    Timothy C. Pike (Source: Auburn Police Department)Timothy C. Pike (Source: Auburn Police Department)
    PRESS RELEASEOn Wednesday, April 16, 2014 the Auburn Police Division arrested Timothy C. Pike, age 19 from Opelika on warrants charging him with Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle and TheftMore >>
    Timothy C. Pike, age 19 was arrested on warrants charging him with Unlawful Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle and Theft of Property Third Degree.More >>
  • Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:30:49 GMT
    Press Information Opelika Police Department 04/17/14 • An Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle occurred between 2:15 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. on 04/17/14 in the 1300 block of Hooper Avenue. The victim saidMore >>
    • An Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle occurred between 2:15 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. on 04/17/14 in the 1300 block of Hooper Avenue.
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Threatening message

    PRESS RELEASE: Threatening message

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:28:39 GMT
    PRESS RELEASE FROM THE AUBURN POLICE DIVISION AUBURN, AL - The Auburn Police Division has been investigating the report of an alarming message that was written on a bathroom wall on Auburn University'sMore >>
    A press release from the Auburn Police Division concerning the threatening message found at Auburn University.More >>
  • Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:27:57 GMT
    Press Information Opelika Police Department 04/16/14 • A Burglary and Theft of Property occurred between 9:37 P.M. on 04/15/14 and 7:15 A.M. on 04/16/14 at 2528 Enterprise Drive (Radio Shack). $49,900More >>
    A Burglary and Theft of Property occurred between 9:37 P.M. on 04/15/14 and 7:15 A.M. on 04/16/14 at 2528 Enterprise Drive (Radio Shack). $49,900 worth of electronics and cash were stolen. More >>
  • Many people have died in Alabama fires in 2014

    Many people have died in Alabama fires in 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:16:16 GMT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 53 people were killed in Alabama fires in the first three months of 2014, putting the state near the top nationwide in the number of deadly blazes. Al.com reportsMore >>
    53 die in Alabama fires in first 3 months of 2014. More >>
  • Neighbors question location of Wynn's murder

    Neighbors question location of Wynn's murder

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:18:42 GMT
    By Natalie FultzSALEM - In any relationship, you've got your ups and your downs, but typically the downs don't result in murder. But Anterior Wynn's death by his girlfriend, Belinda Williams, comes asMore >>
    In any relationship, you've got your ups and your downs, but typically the downs don't result in murder.More >>
  • AUBURN POLICE: it's safe for students to attend class

    AUBURN POLICE: it's safe for students to attend class

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:10:05 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - The Auburn Police Division said on Wednesday they feel it's safe for Auburn University students to return back to class on Thursday, as authorities continue to investigateMore >>
    Auburn police say it's safe for Auburn University students to attend class on Thursday after social media circulated a threatening message Tuesday night.More >>
  • Residents react to chilly temps

    Residents react to chilly temps

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:20:09 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanIt's the chilly temperatures on Tuesday that's not surprising Alabama residents. "It's always a cold snap usually around Easter, but hopefully it will be not this weekend," resident,More >>
    Near record breaking chilly weather in April not surprising some Alabama residents.More >>
  • PRESS RELEASE: railroad crossing closings

    PRESS RELEASE: railroad crossing closings

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:26:29 GMT
    PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF OPELIKA:OPELIKA, AL - CSX Railroad has notified the City of Opelika that they will be working on the three Railroad Crossings in the downtown area beginning on Tuesday, AprilMore >>
    CSX railroad announced temporary downtown crossing closings in Opelika, Alabama.More >>
  • Court papers disclose new details in Barron case

    Court papers disclose new details in Barron case

    Monday, April 14 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-14 19:05:11 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new court filing in the criminal case against a former state senator and his campaign aide discloses new information the state attorney general's office planned to presentMore >>
    A new court filing in the criminal case against a former state senator and his campaign aide discloses new information the state attorney general's office planned to present had the case gone to trial Monday.More >>
  • Murder victim's girlfriend describes incident

    Murder victim's girlfriend describes incident

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:20:05 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman LANETT, AL - "Panic, that's all it was, was panic. Because my best friend was laying on the ground while I held him. There's no words to describe how you feel to lose someone likeMore >>
    NBC-38's Dorothy Sherman caught up with the girlfriend of the man who was murdered in Lanett, who talked candidly about the events leading up to the murder.More >>
  • Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-11 13:03:30 GMT
    Press Information Opelika Police Department 04/10/14 • A Theft of Property occurred between 8:00 A.M. on 02/26/14 and 5:30 P.M. on 04/03/14 in the 1000 block of Renfroe Avenue. The victim reported thatMore >>
    Press Information

    Opelika Police Department

    04/10/14

    • A Theft of Property occurred between 8:00 A.M. on 02/26/14 and 5:30 P.M. on 04/03/14 in the 1000 block of Renfroe Avenue. The victim reported that tools totaling $1,946.21 were stolen. There are no suspects and the case is currently under investigation.

     
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  • Abortion opponents to rally outside Alabama statehouse

    Abortion opponents to rally outside Alabama statehouse

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 3:35 PM EST2014-02-25 20:35:46 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortion opponents will rally outside the Alabama Statehouse today as lawmakers consider a series of bills putting new restrictions on abortion. One of the bills would ban abortionMore >>
    Abortion opponents will rally outside the Alabama Statehouse today as lawmakers consider a series of bills putting new restrictions on abortion.More >>
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