Sunday, August 31 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:23:58 GMT
The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.More >>
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops...More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:23:23 GMT
An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months.More >>
Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said...More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.More >>
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:23:21 GMT
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...More >>
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...More >>
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:10:29 GMT
The Union Springs Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide involving two males that occurred early Saturday morning. According to Police Chief Danny Jackson, the incident occurred at a residenceMore >>
The Union Springs Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide involving two males that occurred early Saturday morning.More >>
AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -
The accused Auburn shooter, 22-year-old Desmonte Leonard is scheduled for his first court appearance on Thursday morning, according to Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson.
Dawson told WSFA 12 News reporter Brian Henry that Leonard's arraignment will likely be set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Lee County Justice Center. Leonard is currently being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility - no word on if he will be transferred to the Lee County Jail after his hearing or if he will remain in Montgomery.
"Leonard will be under very tight security," explained Dawson. Special concessions have been made with regards to Leonard's transport and time in jail to keep him safe from the general population.
"He was very cooperative when he turned himself in," added Dawson. "Very cooperative and he actually offered an apology for what he did. He told investigators he was sorry."
Dawson said he does not consider this apology a confession in any way.
Leonard turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals at the Montgomery Federal Courthouse with the assistance of Montgomery Attorney Susan James on Tuesday night. Leonard has been charged with three counts of capital murder and two counts of assault in the first-degree for his alleged role in a shooting that killed three men and wounded three others at an Auburn apartment complex over the weekend.