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Detainee dies at Lee County Detention Facility
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:49:20 -0700

23 year old James Ike Hubbard of Auburn was pronounced dead around 11:40 p.m on Friday night, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. According to the media release, Lee County Corrections Officers

Tattoo ink linked to infection gets FDA recall
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:41:04 -0700

White and Blue Lion tattoo ink is undergoing a nationwide recall by the FDA. The brand is linked to a recent skin infection due to bacterial contamination.

Lee County Detention Facility detainee found dead in cell
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:56:30 -0700

An inmate being kept at the Lee County Detention Facility was found unresponsive on Friday, and was later pronounced dead.

Lee County Detention Facility inmate found dead in cell
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:01:20 -0700

An inmate being kept at the Lee County Detention Facility was found unresponsive on Friday, and was later pronounced dead.

Columbus Police Officer attacked for second time in Lee Co.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:53:02 -0700

Captain Van Jackson with the Lee County Sheriff's Office tells News Leader 9 that a Columbus police officer was attacked by motorists Wednesday morning, Aug. 20. According to Jackson, the officer was

Opelika man sentenced for manslaughter, attempted murder
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:41:14 -0700

An Opelika man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatally stabbing one victim, and injuring another. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker handed down the sentence to Kentarious Beasley on Monday,

New deputy coroner for Muscogee County
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:59:21 -0700

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has announced a new member of his team. Trev Fuller was sworn in at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, as a Muscogee County Deputy Coroner. The addition of Fuller brings

Alabama jobless rate jumps to 7 percent for July
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:08:09 -0700

Alabama's unemployment rate rose to 7 percent last month, keeping joblessness in the state well above the national average, according to figures released Friday. The July unemployment rate, announced by ...

Proposed Sabal Trail pipeline and compressor station raises concerns
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:40:12 -0700

The nearly 5-hundred mile long Sabal Trail pipeline would run from central Alabama to central Florida. But if it's approved, one unique, and critics say dangerous part of the pipeline would be built in Dougherty CountyDozens of people met at Eureaka Baptist Church on Tuesday evening to talk about what it would mean if this pipeline becomes a reality, and some South Georgians say it's scary ...

Auburn University joins fight to end child hunger
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:35:03 -0700

Lt. Gov Kay Ivey & Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs announced the new partnership to fight childhood hunger in the state of Alabama.