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Spartan Ranger Challenge Preparation

Saturday April 8th Civilians will have a rare chance to run with the elite Army rangers on one of the most physically challenging obstacle courses in the world. The 2017 Spartan Ranger Challenge…

Senator Asks Governor Bentley to Resign

Montgomery, AL (WSFA) - Alabama's most powerful senator says governor Robert Bentley should resign. But Bentley says he has no intention of doing that. The state Ethics Commission spent a year investigating the governor. The commission determined on Wednesday there's…

EF1 Tornado Damage Officially Confirmed in Chambers County, Alabama

The National Weather Service (NWS) made it official; an EF1 tornado caused damage Wednesday in northwestern Chambers County, Alabama. "This is the first tornado in Chambers County this year,"  said Kevin Laws, Science and Operations Officer for NWS Birmingham based in…

Dream Comes True for Central High's Prom King

In the news business most of the reports coming into a newsroom about teens is not good news.  So, when Central High School , in Phenix City, Alabama sent an email about it's prom to The Dee Armstrong Show at…

Ethics Commission Deciding if Alabama Governor Broke the Law

The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday April 5th began deciding whether Gov. Robert Bentley might have broken the law in a sex-tinged scandal that has hounded him for the past year. The five-member panel, heard from witnesses behind closed doors…

Severe Storms Hammer West Central Georgia

While many people in central Georgia and Alabama are breathing sighs of relief after being spared from Wednesday's severe weather, others are beginning the clean-up process. Several structures in the town of…

Lee County Preparing for Severe Weather

Calm skies over Lee County, Alabama Wednesday morning didn't settle nerves or have anyone here let down their guard. “We live in a mobile home so it’s safer for the…

OHS Plant Sale Raises Money for Student Scholarships

Students in the Opelika Horticulture Department spend much of their school year preparing for this week. The OHS Plant Sale began on Tuesday and will resume on Thursday April 6. Students plant, maintain, cultivate and sell the…

LEE COUNTY Emergency Shelter Details

Seeking shelter, or know someone who is? Here is a confirmed list of open shelters: Waverly Community Center located @ 2094 Patrick Street in Waverly (Currently Open) Providence Baptist Church located @ 2807 Lee Road 166 Opelika (Currently Open) College…

Miss Auburn University Prepares for Miss Alabama Interview

The Miss America Scholarship Competition is the largest provider of scholarships to young women in the world. Here in Alabama, participants at the state level are exposed to over $110,000 made available in direct cash scholarships…

Hail Falls During Wednesday Morning Severe Weather

Powerful storms packing hail, rain, and lightning moved across the WLTZ viewing area between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Viewers submitted photos of some of the hail. Submit your photos by clicking here.

Public Hearing on Alabama Abortion Sonogram Bill

A bill in the Alabama Legislature would require women seeking abortions to get a sonogram two days ahead of the procedure and hear a detailed description of the embryo or fetus. The Senate Health Committee has scheduled a Wednesday public…

License Plate Launched to Benefit State Parks System

A new specialty motor vehicle license plate in Alabama has been launched to benefit the state parks system. License Commissioner Jeff Brown told the Tuscaloosa News that the "State Parks Supporter" plate has sold 12 tags after being launched in…

City of Eufaula Cleaning Up After Monday's Storm

When the storms hit Monday, many parts of our viewing area were hit bad, including Eufaula. Trees fell on businesses, power lines blocked streets, now residents are picking up the pieces.…

Severe Weather Threat Prompts Schools to Close

Schools, businesses, and government offices and agencies are closed because of severe weather forecasted for Wednesday, April 5, 2017.   Georgia schools which have announced closings include: Columbus State University - ​Closed Wednesday Columbus Technical College - ​Closed Wednesday Georgia Southwestern State University - ​Closed Wednesday…

Your Monday Night Weather Forecast

The area is getting a brief respite from the severe weather tonight and tomorrow, with highs back in the 80s. All in all, Tuesday will be a beautiful spring day. Things will start to change in a hurry Tuesday night. The…

Eufaula Storm Damage

Storms hit Eufaula Monday morning and crews there are encouraging residents to stay at home. They are working downed power lines and trees and police tell us to stay put as they start the cleanup. The storm hit around 11…

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