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Man found shot dead inside Alabama home, investigation ongoing

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – Lee County investigators are searching for the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing a 33-year-old man early Monday morning.  According to Sheriff Jay Jones, they received a 911 call around 1:00 a.m., Monday about a possible shooting. Deputies responded to a home located in the 200 block of […]
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33-year-old Lee County man dies from apparent gunshot wounds early Monday morning

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting as a homicide after receiving calls to a residence in the 200 block of Lee Road 705, southeast of Opelika. Lee County Sheriff Communications received the call at 12:57 a.m., according to a press release. Deputies arrived on the scene...
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Auburn cornerback target sets tentative commitment date

A prospect that has earned more than two dozen offers thanks to some impressive summer camp performances, 2023 cornerback JC Hart has set a commitment date with plans to make his decision this Friday at 5 p.m. at Loachapoka High School. A 6-2, 175-pounder with legit 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, Hart will choose between Auburn, Mississippi State, UCF and Vanderbilt at a ceremony at his school. However, those plans could be delayed because of current construction going on in the gym at Loachapoka.

Woman charged with murder after body found on Lee Road 705 in Opelika

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest following the investigation into a man found dead on Lee Road 705 in Opelika. Lee County Investigators say 38-year-old Shakeisar Peavy has been arrested and charged with murder. According to officials, on Monday morning, August...

Last woman convicted during Salem witch trials exonerated

(CNN) - It took more than 300 years, but the last woman convicted during the Salem witch trials has been exonerated. The name of Elizabeth Johnson Jr. is now cleared, thanks to the effort of an area teacher and her eighth-grade civics class. Johnson was accused of witchcraft in 1692,...

Jason Caldwell's Monday morning quarterback column

It has only been a few days, but there are already a few guys who jump out to me as players to watch for this Auburn football team as the Tigers head towards the 2022 season. I have mentioned true freshman wide receiver Camden Brown several times over the last few months and nothing I have seen the first couple of days makes me change my mind on him. I think he’s got a great chance to get into the playing rotation this year. He’s just different. He’s big and physical, but also goes 100 MPH when he’s on the field. He’s full bore every rep, something that comes from playing the kind of players he’s worked with and against during his high school years.

How to Watch: Auburn basketball against Israeli national team

The Auburn basketball team is expected to face its biggest challenge of its exhibition tour when the Tigers hit the court at 12:30 p.m. CDT on Monday to play the Israeli National Team. The contest, which will be televised on the SEC Network, is now scheduled to start 30 minutes later than originally set.

Exhibition tour shows Tigers have depth for upcoming season, Pearl says

Following a loss on Monday to the Israeli National Team on a tour that also included two dominating victories for the Auburn basketball team, Coach Bruce Pearl said what he saw gives him encouragement for the 2022-23 college season. “The biggest thing is that we have got 12 good basketball...

Auburn Basketball Live: Exhibition game vs. Israeli national team

The Auburn basketball Tigers will play the finale of their three summer exhibition games at 12:30 p.m. CDT in Tel Aviv vs. the Israeli National Team. After winning their previous contests Coach Bruce Pearl's team is expected a major challenge on Monday. The Tigers defeated the Israel Select all-star squad...

Tank's tuneup for 2022 may lead to more speed on Saturdays

AUBURN, Alabama–Tank Bigsby’s long-time teammate, offensive guard Keiondre Jones, said he expects Auburn fans will see an improved Bigsby for the running back’s junior season. As Bigsby looks to put together back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, he said that he agrees with Jones. “This offseason I just put...

Auburn football alums return for Real Life Wednesdays

AUBURN, Ala. – A highly recruited receiver from Miami, Devin Aromashodu earned a starting position as a true freshman in 2002 and made a 43-yard reception in his first Auburn game. The Tigers, however, lost 24-17 in Los Angeles to the University of Southern California, and after flying home...

Traffic Fatality in Calhoun County

Calhoun County, AL – Per the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency a single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, has claimed the life of a Wadley man. Brady C. Pike, 20, was critically injured when the 2000 Toyota 4-Runner he was driving left the roadway, went down an embankment and overturned. Pike was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham for medical treatment. On Saturday, Aug. 6, Pike succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The crash occurred on Friendship Road, approximately one mile east of the Oxford city limits, in Calhoun County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.
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Deni Avdija shines in Israel-Auburn showcase

Deni Avdija was in a bit of an unusual scenario on Monday afternoon, as the best player on Israel's national team, going up against an Auburn Tigers team projected to be in the top-25 this upcoming college basketball season. The game was also on national TV, broadcast by the SEC Network.

Auburn unranked but receives votes in preseason coaches poll

Auburn will enter Year 2 of the Bryan Harsin era unranked in the coaches poll. The preseason edition of the poll was released Monday morning and featured six SEC programs in the top-25. Auburn was not one of those teams, but the Tigers were among the group of teams still receiving votes in the poll. The Tigers were sixth among the “others receiving votes,” ostensibly placing them as the No. 31 team in the country heading into the 2022 campaign.