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Alabama Flags at Half Staff to Remember Tornado Victims

Alabama's governor ordered flags to be flown at half staff in memory of hundreds of storm victims. This is the sixth anniversary of the 62 deadly tornadoes which struck Alabama on April 27th, 2011. Governor Kay Ivey has declared April…

Lee County Gathering

An “old time” music festival is going on this weekend in downtown Loachapoka. It’s an all day jamming session of “mountain and folk time music” that’s been going on for 9 years.…

Roy Moore Announces His Run For the U.S. Senate

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced Wednesday April 26th he is running for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Republican who was suspended from the bench on accusations that he urged defiance of…

VIDEO FORECAST: Timing Out Tomorrow's Strong Storm Potential

After a quiet set of days weather-wise, our pattern turns more active beginning tomorrow. Don't be caught off-guard! A stormy Thursday is expected! A line of storms will be breaking up, but we may still have a few potent storms…

Faith-Based Adoption Bill Approved

Montgomery, AL (WIAT) - Lawmakers in Alabama approved a bill that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to let gay parents adopt children. The measure prohibits the state from refusing to license groups based on religious beliefs. That lets…

Who's Home is it Anyway? Yours or the Ants?

  Ant's are tiny little creatures that create a great big problem in the home and in the yard. In homes with kids and pets, there can be some hesitation about using some of the commercial chemicals to kill ants.…

Sunny and Warm Wednesday, T'storms Thursday

More sunshine today with highs in the low to mid 80s. Overnight temperatures will drop into the low to mid 60s. Showers and thunderstorms expected Thursday with some storms turning strong to severe with…

Shoplifting Suspects Make a Clean Getaway at Hobby Lobby

Opelika police are looking for two bold shoplifters who made quite a haul at hobby lobby. Police say it happened one week ago April 18th at the hobby lobby on enterprise drive. A man and woman were inside the store…

Storms Return Thursday Morning Through Afternoon

After a few dry days, storms will return Thursday morning through the afternoon hours as a cold front passes through the area. Rumors of a potential severe weather events are swirling and we're here to give you the latest on…

Pedestrian Fatally Hit in Opelika

A woman in Opelika was fatally struck by a car Monday night. Opelika Police tell WLTZ First News at around 9:48pm, they received a call of a car crashing into a pedestrian on Fox Run Parkway. Police said in a…

Warmer Temps Return, Thunderstorms Approaching

Sunshine returns today with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Clear skies tonight with lows in the mid to upper 50s. More sunshine tomorrow with highs in the low to mid 80s.…

First 90 Degree Temps of the Year Possible Late Week

Our first 90 degree temps of the year are possible later this week. Can you believe it? After a cool, cloudy Monday with high temps in the mid and upper 60's, we're about to turn the heat on over the…

Alabama Death Row Inmate Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a long shot request to reconsider the appeal of an Alabama inmate scheduled to be executed by lethal injection next month. Monday April 24th justices refused the rehearing request by Tommy Arthur, who…

Opelika High School Seniors Sign Academic Scholarships

Congratulations to a group of Opelika High School seniors. School administrators, family members and teachers gathered on Friday to witness these college-bound students sign full academic scholarships to a variety of colleges and…

Work Week Weather Forecast

A cool start to the work week is ahead as clouds and isolated showers wrap around a departing low pressure that brought us the rainy conditions Sunday. After the low clears the area, temperatures will rebound in a hurry later…

Opelika High School Debuts "Bye, Bye Birdie"

The 1963 classic starring Dick Van Dyke and Janet Leigh is coming to life this weekend. The Opelika Theater Department put the finishing touches on "Bye, Bye Birdie" Thursday night in their final dress…

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