Alabama News

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…

Opelika man Arrested for Mobile Home Fire

  The Opelika Police Department tell WLTZ First News they have arrested a man for burning down a mobile home in Opelika. The blaze broke out in 800 block of Crawford Road at the Hickory Haven…

Inmate fatally stabbed with makeshift knife

(CNN) - Someone stabbed an inmate to death at a prison in Elmore, Alabama. Thursday morning, officers found 35-year-old Grant Mickens injured in the prison yard of the Staton Correctional Facility. Mickens had multiple stab wounds in his chest, his…

February 17—Pledge of Allegiance

Jeter Primary School students of Ms. Coblentz’s kindergarten grade class in Opelika, Alabama recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Man Who Died At Old Lanett Mill Identified

A worked who died at the old Lanett Mill earlier this week was identified by Lanett police on Thursday afternoon. Cirilo Banuelos Reyes, a 50-year-old Hispanic male from Alexander City, was killed Tuesday when he fell from the fourth floor…

Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Exports Set New Annual Record in 2016

NEWS RELEASE MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley announced today that exports of Alabama-made products totaled nearly $20.6 billion in 2016, setting a new annual record and showing the vitality of the state’s manufacturing sector. Alabama-made products such as automobiles, aircraft…

Auburn Police Launch Initiative to Prevent Car Break-Ins

 AUBURN, AL (WLTZ) -- There have been more car break-ins in Auburn than ever before according to law enforcement. This is why Auburn police started a new initiative to help reduce this reoccurring crime.The "Lock It or Lose It" initiative…

Another Call to Impeach Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

MONTGOMERY, AL (WLTZ) -- Calls for the impeachment of Alabama governor Robert Bentley are once again ringing through the halls of the state house. According to representative Corey Harbison, the House Judiciary Committee will resume hearings next Wednesday. For now,…

Governor Bentley Calls Special Election for Alabama U.S. Senate Seat

NEWS RELEASE MONTGOMERY – Governor Bentley announces dates for a Special Election to fill the seat in the United States Senate vacated by the appointment of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. “After consultation and lengthy discussions with the Alabama…

Southern Union Plans Black History Month Programs

In celebration of Black History Month, the Office of Diversity Programs at Southern Union State Community College has planned two programs in the month of February. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr, civil rights leader, author, and friend of Dr. Martin Luther…

Construction Worker Dies After Fall From Old Lanett Mill

The Lanett Police Department reports that a man working on the fourth floor of the old Lanett Mill fell to his death shortly before noon Tuesday after a section of flooring gave way. Workers are in the process of demolishing…

Suspect in Opelika Dollar General Robbery Arrested

OPELIKA, AL (WLTZ) — Opelika police arrested the man they said robbed a Dollar General store last week. Johnny Jackson, 23, was arrested on Friday, February 10. He is charged with robbery in the first degree. Police released a images…

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…

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