Opelika Crime Commission looks for way to strengthen community

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller has been working for months with his crime commission to try to find ways to reduce crime in the city.

Ala. bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses heads to governor’s desk

Funeral details for Auburn Officer William Buechner

2 unrelated stabbings reported in Eufaula within an hour

Armed suspect sought after victim robbed, pepper sprayed

House speaker makes plea for respectful behavior in chamber

Taco Bell employee stabbed following altercation in Opelika

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  ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh freed after 17 years in prison

ADOC releases strategic plan to combat prison system issues

  Potential record heat on the way

  Early morning fire leaves Montgomery home damaged

Via Airlines releases statement after ending commercial flights in Birmingham

  Stop the Bleed Month: Know what to do in a ‘bleed emergency’

9 illegal immigrants arrested in DeKalb County in alleged human trafficking operation

DeKalb County authorities arrested nine people Tuesday night in connection with what they believe is a human trafficking operation.

  Case against 3 Selma police officers dismissed

The attorney of three Selma police officers accused of making false statements says they were vindicated Wednesday after the case against them had been dismissed.

  Los Angeles County bans official travel to Alabama due to abortion bill

Los Angeles County bans official travel to Alabama due to abortion bill.

VIDEO: Police chief chases off alligator with a shopping cart

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said he didn’t want the alligator to cause a crash. What happened when he tried to prevent that from happening can only be described as internet gold.

  5th annual Red Nose Day campaign kicks off Thursday

Autistic Ill. teen allegedly verbally attacked for wearing military gear gets worldwide support from veterans

SC accused child killer: ‘One out of the five of them would have grown up to do something bad. Me killing them prevented that.’

Mazda Toyota auto supplier YKTA to create 650 jobs in Huntsville

  Kennel owner charged with animal cruelty after dog dies

Montgomery Zoo welcomes new litter of piglets

Police: Dothan City Schools bus at fault in wreck

Dothan police confirm a Dothan City School bus was at fault in a 2-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning.

Dolphin deaths in the Mississippi Sound this year now number 80

Mississippi experts blame the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening for leading to the deaths of dozens of dolphins.

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

Authorities say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States

  Dothan High School teacher faces additional sex crimes charges

A Dothan High School teacher faces new sex crime charges.

  Lawmaker: Lottery bill ‘dead’ for session

Lawmaker: Lottery bill 'dead' for session

  Fire fatalities trending downward in Alabama

The temperature was already in the 70s at 9:30 Wednesday morning when scores of firefighters intentionally set a vacant duplex on fire in Alex City.

Auburn police officer reunited with K9 partner in hospital

Wednesday, the Auburn Police Department said Officer Webb Sistrunk has improved from ICU and is now in critical care at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

Trains speeds to increase on Alabama freight line

Drivers should expect lower wait times at certain railway crossings across central and southern Alabama starting on June 1.

  New military software development project coming to Montgomery

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, as part of its TechMGM initiative, is partnering with the U.S. Air Force to host a team of military and private sector app developers for a new software development project called BESPIN.

Ethics complaint filed against Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins

The complaint was filed on May 17 and centers on the judge’s conduct in a child custody case that eventually included divorce proceedings.

Elderly Hoover man loses life savings in tech support scheme

An elderly Hoover man says he lost his life savings. He tells us he was tricked by someone he thought he could trust. Now he’s warning others.

  Anti-abortion rally held at Alabama Capitol, 1 arrested

Anti-abortion advocates were on the Alabama Capitol steps Wednesday morning to show support for Alabama’s new law that bans nearly all abortions.

  Smile-A-Mile hosting lemonade event to raise awareness of cancer journey

Smile-A-Mile will host a community wide lemonade event in the Auburn and Opelika area for a few days in June.

Man sentenced to 438 years for the rape, sodomy, sexual assault of children in Morgan County

Michael William Lesher was sentenced to 438 years in an Alabama penitentiary for his part in raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing two children a dozen years ago.

2 arrested after drugs, weapons found in Ala. traffic stop

A traffic stop in Eufaula ended with arrests and the seizure of drugs and weapons, accord to police.

‘You’ll get it tomorrow’: FedEx driver finds snake on doorstep

Do you knock on the door? Leave the package on the mat? Ding dong ditch?

New ‘no wake’ zone created at Lake Martin

Boaters will find a new “No Wake” zone near a popular Lake Martin destination when they visit the lake this summer

Alabama prison inmate indicted in 1974 Texas officer slaying

An Alabama inmate serving life in prison for a robbery conviction has been indicted in the 1974 slaying of a South Texas police officer

Troopers working fatal crash on I-85 near Tuskegee

Motorists traveling on Interstate 85 southbound near Tuskegee experienced delays Wednesday after a fatal crash, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

NASCAR to buy Intl. Speedway, owner of Daytona, Talladega

NASCAR is buying International Speedway in a deal worth about $2 billion

  Pro-Am day begins for Zimmer Biomet Championship hosted at RTJ

We’re just one day away from opening day of the Zimmer Biomet Championship tournament at Robert Trent Jones at Grand National.

  Alabama House passes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

The House passed a bill 66-18 that would require a physician to use “reasonable care” to save the life of a child who is born alive after an abortion or attempted abortion.

  Homebuilder speaks out after construction site hit by thieves

Joe Sellers has been building custom homes in and around Montgomery since 2004.

  Alabama legislators push lottery bill debate to Wednesday

A bill to start a state lottery in Alabama failed on a procedural vote in the House of Representatives.

  Leaders meet in Tallassee to discuss future ALDOT projects

Tallassee leaders say they feel like they’re overlooked when it comes to projects and wanted to make sure they were heard.

  Dothan city leaders reviewing new alcohol ordinance

Dothan city commissioners are reviewing a newly revised alcohol ordinance policy.

Symetra Tour golfers compete on Auburn University campus

They took part in the Closest to the Pin Contest at the Samford Hall at Auburn.

Alabama senator introduces bill to repeal abortion ban

An Alabama state senator has introduced a bill that would repeal the abortion ban passed through the Alabama legislature just last week.

Court filings detail events leading up to Auburn officer’s death

Court documents are providing new details about the triple-shooting that injured two Auburn police officers and killed a third Sunday night.

  Accused SC child killer Googled himself days after children were killed

The Lexington County father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in trash bags in Alabama turned to Google for guidance in the days after the alleged crime.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

  ADOC: State, DOJ working together to address Ala. prison issues

The state was required to outline its plan to fix all those problems or face a lawsuit. The DOJ was required to wait 49 days before taking any legal action. That 49-day wait ended Tuesday.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

Bob Evans recalls beef stroganoff trays

EF foods has recalled approximately 527 pounds of Bob Evans beef stroganoff sealed pasta trays because they were produced “without the benefit of federal inspection and outside of inspections hours,” according the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Cedar Bluff teacher arrested at school on drug charges

A Cedar Bluff teacher was arrested on Tuesday for drug charges and public intoxication.

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

  Hyundai donates $250K to MPS for STEM programs

Montgomery Public Schools is receiving a $250,000 donation for its science and math programs, courtesy of Hyundai.

Suspect in rape of 5-year-old requests reduced bond at hearing

A man accused of raping a 5-year-old girl appeared in court Tuesday for his preliminary hearing.

  Suspect in Auburn officer’s death appears before judge

Grady Wayne Wilkes appeared in Judge Chris Hughes’ courtroom at the Lee County Justice Center for a hearing that lasted approximately 10 minutes.

Summer Fund and Food Drive coming up June 7

WSFA 12 News’ annual Summer Fund and Food Drive benefiting the Montgomery Area Food Bank is coming up June 7.

Funeral arrangements for slain Auburn officer set

A GoFund Me account has also been created to assist the family of fallen officer William Buechner and all proceeds will go to them.

Judge revokes bond of woman charged in DUI-related, murder case

A Deatsville woman charged in a DUI-related Autauga County murder case has had her bond revoked in a separate case.

Twitter calls timeout on Auburn Football’s account

The Auburn Tigers football official twitter account has been put on suspension for an unknown reason.

Montgomery begins upgrade to energy-efficient LED streetlights

Montgomery has begun an upgrade to its streetlights, thanks to a project with Alabama Power Company.

  BBB: Top 3 Scams of 2018

Every year scammers get more and more creative trying to get a hold of your hard-earned money.

Montgomery man sentenced to prison for 2016 murder

A convicted Montgomery murderer has learned his fate.

100 degrees in May? It’s never happened.

Records in jeopardy

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

Alabama Public Television didn’t show ‘Arthur’ gay wedding episode

Alabama Public Television didn’t air the recent Season 22 premiere of “Arthur” and has no plans to in the future.

Man arrested after deadly early morning shooting on Fox Run Pkwy. that killed one in Opelika

Police in Opelika have arrested a man after a deadly shooting that left one man dead on Fox Run Pkwy.

  Fire ants causing headaches for Alabama farmers

Fire ants are causing some serious issues for Alabama farmers, not only costing them time and money, but also damaging equipment.

Jury awards Tuscaloosa family of shooting victim $30 million

A family is Tuscaloosa is set to receive $30 million in a lawsuit against DCH Regional Medical Center.

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

The children spend four hours, both in classroom time, and shooting.

Woman claims she was bitten by bed bugs at Bessemer movie theatre

Woman claims she was bitten by bedbugs at a movie theater in Bessemer.

Indiana man killed in crash with tractor trailer

An Indiana man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Butler County.

  Owner of Arrowhead Park in shock after Auburn officer killed in shooting

Tom Cordi has owned the Arrowhead Park since it opened in 1999, and he, along with residents, is still in shock after a shooting that left one Auburn police officer dead and two others injured.

A new take on storm shelters now available in AL

We’re on your side with a look at a new type of storm shelter that is installed right under your bed.

CBD oil can be purchased at Alabama gas stations but not pharmacies

Even though CBD oil is legal in Alabama, the FDA has not made it legal to be sold at your pharmacy because it needs to have strict regulations.