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Survey Says: No Tornado in Opelika Last Tuesday

OPELIKA, AL (WLTZ) — The National Weather Service surveyed severe weather damage in Opelika and it turns out — the city experienced straight-line winds and not a tornado. NWS in south Opelika along Moors Mill Road and Society Hill Road…

New Attorney General Sworn In

Montgomery, AL (CNN) -  Alabama Governor Robert Bentley swore in Steve Marshall as state's new Attorney General on Monday. The slot opened after the governor appointed sitting Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate. That's the position vacated…

Funeral Service For Murder Victim

    Ricky Brooks will be laid to rest tomorrow, Saturday, February 11th.  The funeral service will begin 2:00 EST at  St. Paul CME located in Crawford,AL  Brooks, a well known man in the tri-city area, was found apparently strangled…

Suspect In Florida Homicides Given $750,000 Bond

  A woman accused of being accessory to a double homicide was given a $750,000 bond at her first court appearance Thursday, but she is unlikely to be released any time soon. Mary Craig Rice, 37, appeared before Judge Jose…

Phenix City Student is Accepted to the Citadel

Georgia Military College Cadet Donnetta Battle, is furthering her education at The Military College of South Carolina, commonly referred to as The Citadel. The 19-year-old Cadet from Phenix City, Alabama says she’s excited to expand on her military career. Battle…

Standoff at West Point Motel in Troup County Has Ended

WEST POINT, GA (WLTZ) — A standoff between law enforcement and a man and woman ended Tuesday evening at a local motel. Around 4 p.m. authorities were in conversations with William “Billy” Boyette, 44, and Mary Barbara Craig Rice, 37,…

Chambers County Pleased with New 911 Center

CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WLTZ) — Last January, the Chambers County 911 agency opened a new facility to house its operations and functions. The rep push and conversation to have a new center came after the tornado in 2011. Most communication…

Papa Joe's BBQ Joint Unsure It Can Reopen After Fire

OPELIKA, AL (WLTZ) -- A popular barbecue restaurant in Opelika suffered a big set back over the weekend after it caught on fire. A fire broke out at Papa Joe's BBQ on 2nd Avenue around 2 p.m.. Sunday. Employees noticed…

Auburn Police Arrest Two Men for Burglary

Thursday, February 2, 2017 Auburn Police arrested Travis Desmond Vickerstaff, age 20, and Melike Deshawn Philpot, age 19. Police received a call about a burglary in progress at the 200 block of East Drake Avenue. Two men were seen forcing entry…

Hydration stations set up across east Alabama

EAST ALABAMA (WLTZ) — After a long night up or a long flight, our bodies can become extremely dehydrated. This can cause us not to perform or function as well as we should.…

10-year-old Hit by a Truck in Eufaula, Alabama

37-year-old Holly Moulton of Eufaula, Alabama was arrested for a D-U-I and also charged with assault first degree. The charges are in connection with a 10-year-old boy being struck by a vehicle Moulton was driving, said Eufaula Police. The Traffic Investigations Unit…

Russell County DA Praises Jeff Sessions

Alabama's Senator Jeff Sessions clears one more hurdle on the way to becoming US Attorney General. But not without a vicious party-line fight. We sat down with one of East Alabama's top prosecutors...…

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