Macon County

Update: Investigators Remain in Macon County Where Aniah Blanchard’s Body May Have Been Found

Alabama News Network remains on the scene in Macon County, where members of several law enforcement agencies are combing a large area where they found human remains yesterday. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says there’s good reason to believe the remains are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Additional law enforcement members are expected to arrive throughout the day…

Update: Investigators on Scene in Macon County in Aniah Blanchard Case

Members of several law enforcement agencies were still on the scene in Macon County tonight where human remains have been found. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes has said there’s good reason to believe the remains are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Blanchard was last seen on video at the Chevron gas station along South College Street in Auburn…

BREAKING: Remains Found in Macon County; Possibly of Aniah Blanchard

    BREAKING: Alabama News Network has confirmed that human remains have been found in Macon County. Those remains could possibly be those of Aniah Blanchard. The remains were found off Exit 22 of Interstate 85, near Shorter, off Macon County Road 2. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia, that “I can confirm that human…

Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen on Veterans Day

Remembering the sacrifices of the first African-American pilots- A ceremony honoring the historic Tuskegee Airmen was held Monday in Macon County at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field. “As we honor our veterans, we’re reminded of the Tuskegee airmen and the sacrifices that they made and the accomplishments to the war effort,” ceremony attendee Rovetta Hanna said….

Alabama’s Tuskegee Seeks to Expand Tourism With Conference

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) – Officials are trying to encourage more tourism in the Alabama city of Tuskegee and surrounding Macon County. The east Alabama town of 8,500 is home to Tuskegee University and Moton Field, where the nation’s first black military pilots trained during World War II. It’s also the birthplace of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Leaders hope to…

“Overdue” Repairs To Macon County Bridge Are Almost Complete

It’s been 3 years this month, since drivers have been able to pass on county road 32 in Macon county without being turned around by a “road closed” sign.   Major flooding, destroyed the bridge on the county road also known as Washington Avenue 2015. This is what it looked like last June — nearly a year and a half…

Macon County Single Car Fatal Accident

Auburn Man Dies.

  OPELIKA POST – A single-vehicle crash at 4:45 a.m. today, Oct. 13, has claimed the life of an Auburn man. Jeremy Maurice Dowdell, 32, was killed when the 2004 GMC Yukon in which he was a passenger left the roadway and overturned.  Dowdell, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and…

One Suspect shot in Macon County manhunt

Three suspects remain at large.

We now have more information on a manhunt in Macon County. One suspect in that man hunt was shot and taken into custody, three other suspects remain at large. It all started around 2:30am Wednesday , September 26. A man sleeping in his car at a truck stop off I-85 exit 42 was attacked by four men. Investigators say after…

Four-Car Crash in Macon County Claims Two Lives

Alabama State Troopers are investigating what caused a deadly four-car crash in Macon County Wednesday morning. Troopers say 71-year-old James McCorvey of Columbus, Georgia and 39-year-old Derrick Shelton of Prattville died in that crash Highway 80, east of Tuskegee. Authorities say McCorvey sideswiped an SUV before hitting Shelton’s car. McCorvery was not wearing a seatbelt and both men died at…

SBI and Notasulga Police Arrest a Murder Suspect

Victim had been reported missing.

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation’s Joe Herman says a suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in Notasulga in Macon County.   The suspect is 20 year old George Foster, III, above. He’s charged with the shooting death of 25 year old Monterrious Bentley. Bentley had been reported missing early in the week…his body was found on Wednesday….