Auburn

Capital Murder Charges Filed in Aniah Blanchard Case, D.A. Will Seek Death Penalty

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes revealed that Aniah Blanchard died of a gunshot wound. Hughes says charges against Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery will be upgraded from kidnapping to capital murder. He says even though two other suspects face charges in the case, Yazeed was the one person responsible for the abduction and death…

NO.15 AUBURN TAKES DOWN NO.5 ALABAMA IN THE 84TH IRON BOWL, 48-45

Shaun Shivers scored on an 11-yard run with 8:08 left to put No. 16 Auburn ahead and another failed field goal by Alabama in the Iron Bowl wiped away the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide’s playoff hopes in a wild 48-45 victory for the Tigers on Saturday. Auburn (9-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) survived a final, marathon Crimson Tide drive when Joseph Bulovas’ 30-yard…

Auburn Men’s Basketball will compete in 2020 Orlando Invitational

ORLANDO – The Auburn men’s basketball team is set to play in the 2020 Orlando Invitational, Nov. 26-29, 2020. The event will take place at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports near Orlando, Fla. The Tigers are joined in the eight-team field by Belmont, Boise State, Gonzaga, Michigan State, Saint Louis, Siena and Xavier. It will be Auburn’s…

Police: Second Suspect in Aniah Blanchard Case Disposed Evidence

Authorities say a second man arrested in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard disposed of evidence in the case. Police arrested Antwon Shamar Fisher, 35, of Montgomery, on first-degree kidnapping charges in Blanchard’s disappearance. “Antwon” not “Antwain”, as previously reported by authorities, was determined in court to be the correct spelling of the suspect’s name. Police earlier charged 29-year-old Ibraheem…

Auburn University Looks off Campus to Ease Housing Crunch

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – An Auburn University executive says private, off-campus apartments could be a solution to help ease a campus housing crunch. Bobby Woodard, senior vice president for student affairs, made the comments at a recent work session of Auburn University’s board of trustees. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that Woodard’s office has reached out to local apartment operators about…

No. 16 Auburn cruises by Samford 52-0

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn’s defense held Samford to 114 yards and forced four turnovers, JaTarvious Whitlow scored twice, and the No. 16 Tigers tuned up for the Iron Bowl with a 52-0 victory Saturday at rain-drenched Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn forced and recovered a fumble on a fourth-and-4 on Samford’s opening drive, the first of three turnovers and a trio…

BREAKING: Second Suspect Arrested In Aniah Blanchard Case

  There’s a new break in the search for missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard,  after a second man was arrested in connection to her disappearance. Lee Co. District Attorney Brandon Hughes, confirmed the arrest of 35-year-old Antwain Fisher who is also known as “Squirmy” with Kidnapping First Degree. Antwain Shemar Fisher, one of two suspects arrested in connection to Aniah Blanchard’s…

Auburn Student Missing Since August Found Dead, Foul Play Not Suspected

An Auburn University student who was reported missing was found dead on Sunday, November 10th. Auburn police say 22-year-old Chi-Kai Lai, an Asian student enrolled at the university, was found in an out-building in the 500 block of Southview Drive. Authorities say it looks like Lai has been living in that building. Lai was reported missing on August 19th. Police…