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Opelika Citizens Police Academy, Sign Up Now!

The Opelika Police Department is accepting applications for their 8 week citizens police academy. But if you are interested, you need to hurry and apply because the deadline is Friday, February…

Auburn Man Charged with Kidnapping, Assault & Reckless Endangerment

Auburn police arrested 35-year-old David Brewer II Tuesday charging him with kidnapping and reckless endangerment. This all happened over the weekend when a 27-year-old woman was found unconscious in her car, dehydrated and bruised up. Auburn police are now waiting…

Record High In Jeopardy, Cooler Air To Follow This Weekend

Friday's record high is in jeopardy as temps surge out ahead of our next storm system. The record high for Columbus stands at 81 degrees--set back in 1930. Our forecasted high is 81. A cold front will approach Saturday morning…

Child killed when car crashes into dental office

Midfield, AL (WBMA-LD) - A 6-year old boy was killed Thursday when an SUV crashed into an Alabama dentist office. It happened in Midfield, southwest of Birmingham. Midfield police say six adults who were in the vital smiles lobby were…

On a map, can you find where you live?

Associated Press - In Birmingham, Alabama researchers are looking into how to better warn residents of dangerous storms when many people cannot locate their home on a map. Social scientist April Taylor has surveyed some Alabama residents who could not…

Brian Blackmon talks new job at Auburn, leaving Opelika

Opelika's Brian Blackmon is headed to Auburn University. The long-time Bulldog football coach resigned from his post on Wednesday as football coach and Athletic Director to become an offensive analyst for the Tigers.…

Temps Surge To 80 Friday Before Plummeting This Weekend

After a foggy start Thursday, we'll warm up nicely with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Temps surge to 80 on Friday out ahead of our next cold front. Cooler temps and breezy conditions will arrive behind the front Saturday…

Natural Gas Prices Down

In case you didn’t notice, the warm winter weather is affecting the price of natural gas. Prices are down 35% after falling to a six-month low on Tuesday. It remains down this morning as there is…

United Way of Chattahoochee Valley Reaches Highest Campaign Goal

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley celebrated the end of their 2016 campaign Tuesday evening at the Courtyard Marriott in Phenix City, and revealed their highest ever campaign total of $7,123,001. More than 150 guests attended the celebration, representing 68…

Showers Gradually Diminish, Surging Warmth Headed Our Way

We have rain now, but surging warmth is expected by late week! Those pesky, but much-needed rain showers will continue overnight and gradually diminish in coverage by daybreak. Temps will remain rather steady in the upper…

Auburn Man Arrested for Stealing from Unlocked Vehicle

AUBURN, AL (WLTZ) — Another unlocked car door lead to a car break-in in Auburn, but police caught the suspect. On Monday, they arrested David White, 32, for breaking into a car on Maple Street in January. APD said the…

Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force

NEWS RELEASE MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed Executive Order 28 creating the Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force. The Task Force will review the state portion of taxes related to groceries and essential food products and recommend to…

Opelika High School "Ovations" Host Competition

The Opelika High School Choral Department hosted their annual Southern Showcase last weekend. WLTZ's Mallory Hagan takes a look at what it takes to be "competition ready" for showchoirs across the Southeast. …

Rain Returns To The Chattahoochee Valley & Plains

Rain returns to the area Tuesday and Wednesday as a storm system will become "cut off" from the main flow and meander its way south and east. This will bring a line of weakening rainfall into our east Alabama counties…

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