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Opelika Employee to Receive Economic Development Honors Certificate

The City of Opelika employee, Tyler Chaffee, Project Manager for Opelika Economic Development, recently completed The University of Alabama Economic Development Academy. The Academy just finished its first Applied Economic Development Honors class with 18 young professionals from around…

Rain Staying in the Forecast Through the Weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms today with highs in upper 80s to low 90s. Some isolated strong storms are possible with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and periods of heavy rain. Showers possible overnight with…

Humid End to Week, Scattered Storms Stick Around

The warm and humid weather, pretty typical for June all in all, will continue through the latter half of the week. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will again be possible for your Wednesday, with slightly better coverage into Thursday and Friday.…

Governor Ivey Speaks at Juvenile Justice Task Force

Montgomery, AL (WSFA) - Alabama's governor helped kick off the first meeting of the Juvenile Justice Task Force in Montgomery. The state's legislature created the group to find programs that hold juvenile offenders accountable and protect public safety. Governor Kay…

Dezhaun Dumas Court Hearing Postponed Again

    Dezhaun Dumas, the Phenix City teenager accused of leading Columbus police on a high speed chase in a stolen car and then killing an innocent man was back in court Monday.…

Beware of Ticks in East Alabama

School is out and most of us will be spending time outdoors. But, you need to be aware, Summer is also high season for ticks. Here in East Alabama, ticks are right at…

Scattered Showers and Isolated Thunderstorms Tuesday

Rain remains on the forecast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms today with highs in mid to upper 80s. Rain lingers overnight with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms…

Lawyer Claims Something Not Right With Alabama Execution

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama inmate put to death by lethal injection said Friday she is concerned his trembling limbs and labored breathing were an indication something "was not right" with the procedure. Robert Melson, 46,…

Study Looks at Preemies Development

  Many parents of prematurely born babies worry about their education. But there is new research that suggests most of these children actually do well in school. The study of…

When Veggies Come With Labels People Eat More

Standford University researchers tracked vegetable purchases in a large university cafeteria. People were more likely to choose veggies with labels like 'twisted citrus-glazed' carrots or sweet sizzlin green…

A Rainy Week Ahead

A rainy week is on tap as each day has a chance of showers. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms today with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Scattered showers tonight with…

UPDATE: Opelika Woman Murdered, Boyfriend Arrested

Opelika police say 35-year-old Darlene Little who was found with a gun shot wound in her home was murdered. It happened in the 1900 block of Toomer St. Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. Opelika Police have arrested Little's boyfriend, 34-year-old…

Wet Work Week Ahead, Father's Day Looking Warm

The rain-free weather has come to an end across the viewing area as the flow has returned from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing wet conditions for this week. Muggy conditions are here to stay through the work week, with chances…

Saturday's Powerball Jackpot at $435M

Birmingham, AL (WVTM) - So... Are you feeling lucky? The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball lottery is worth about $435-million. This is the tenth-biggest jackpot in U.S. history. The odds of having a winning Powerball ticket are one in 292-million. Profits…

Auburn Public Library Summer Activities & Updates

Self-Checkout Machines The Auburn Public Library has two new self-checkout machines. This is a project they’ve been working on for about a year and a half. They are also one of the few libraries in Alabama to have these machines.…

Alabama Man Executed For Restaurant Killings

  Alabama executed inmate Robert Melson late Thursday for killing three people during a robbery at a Popeye’s restaurant in 1994. Melson was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. local time, following a lethal injection at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore,…

Woman Stabbed in Lee County, Alabama

A 32-year-woman is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed in Lee County on Thursday, June 8, 2017. She was stabbed in a parking lot near the intersection of Lee Road 621 and Alabama Highway 169 just outside the Opelika…

Winn-Dixie Makes Recall for Breadcrumbs

The parents company of Winn-Dixie stores is issuing a voluntary recall of Winn-Dixie Italian style panko breadcrumbs. The recall is because of undeclared allergens found in the products. The products was in stores in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.…

Alabama Execution Set For Thursday Night

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate for the shooting deaths of three fast food restaurant workers during a 1994 robbery. Robert Bryant Melson, 46, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday evening at a…

Alabama Sportswriters Name Julio Jones Pro Athlete of the Year

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Julio Jones is the Alabama Sports Writers Association's pro athlete of the year. The Atlanta Falcons wide receiver earned the award after helping the Falcons make their first Super Bowl appearance since 1998 and second in…

Doctor Advises Nick Fairley to Give Up Football

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley is seeing multiple heart specialists after one physician advised him to stop playing football, Saints coach Sean Payton said Thursday. "Obviously, there's concern," Payton said. "But there isn't a final answer."…

Tune in Alert: Local YouTube Stars on WLTZ

These two YouTube stars, Brandon Jordan and Jake/"DALLMYD", take us behind the scenes on WLTZ First News. Tune in Thursday night at 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 pm EST. Can't tune in? Watch via our Livestream HERE.  

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