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Opelika Man Charged with Attempted Murder in November Shooting

On November 30, 2020, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to shots being fired in the area of Lee Road 721 in Opelika. As Lee County Deputies and Investigators were responding to the scene, Lee County Sheriff’s Dispatch notified units that there was an individual that had been shot and was in a vehicle headed…

Opelika Man Arrested and Charged with Drug Trafficking Monday Night

An Opelika man has been arrested on multiple drug charges. Lee County Sheriff’s Investigators conducted a search warrant in the 8000 block of Lee Rd.390 in the Beulah area of Lee County. Monday, December 1st, Deangelo Labrone Willis, 45 was arrested and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana in the First Degree, and Possession of…

74-Year-Old Opelika Woman in the Running for the Nation’s Fittest Senior

A 74-year-old from Opelika proving it’s never too late to start new goals… From embarking on a new career to being in the running for the nation’s ‘most fit’ senior. Before the pandemic, Mona Burke spent several days a week in the Anytime Fitness Opelika gym working to get healthier after injuring herself in 2019. Now, she is working out…

Alabama Coronavirus Cases Rise by Nearly 300

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)- Alabama’s Coronavirus death toll neared 500 on Saturday.  The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports that there have been more than 11,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and at least 485 deaths which is 12 more than reported Friday. Mobile, Jefferson, and Montgomery counties all accounted for 41% of all case growth in the…

Opelika Man Arrested for Solicitation of a Child

Robert Chad Kelley/Source: Lee County Sheriff’s Office An Opelika man was arrested and charged with Electronic Solicitation of a Child. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says on December 3, investigators received information and found that 27 year old Robert Chad Kelley had been electronically contacting a 14 year old female for the purpose of having sexual relations. Investigators also say…

LACEUP (11/29/19)

2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs Semifinal Results CLASS 1A Lanett (13-0) 42, Sweet Water (11-2) 35 Mars Hill Bible (14-0) 22, Pickens County (11-3) 18 CLASS 2A Reeltown (13-1) 29, Leroy (11-3) 28 (OT) Fyffe (14-0) 21, Collinsville (12-2) 0 CLASS 3A Mobile Christian (9-4) 41, T.R. Miller (9-5) 21 Piedmont (13-1) 41, Walter Wellborn (12-2) 7 CLASS 4A UMS-Wright…

Opelika Schools Hold Moment of Silence Instead of Prayer After Complaint

Opelika City School leaders are reviewing prayer over a loudspeaker prior to high school football games after receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The Opelika City Schools Board of Education received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation based in Madison, Wisconsin.  The letter cited current Supreme Court of the United States ruling that school sponsored prayer is…

Man in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Train in Opelika

One man is fighting for his life after being struck by a train Saturday morning. According to the Opelika Police Department, officers and Opelika Fire Department units responded to the railroad tracks in the wood-line near the dead end of Dorsey Street at around 1:42 a.m. Once on scene, they found a Hispanic male who had been struck by a CSX…

Two-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of An Opelika Man

A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of an Opelika man. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Kyle Vaughan Jones, 39, was killed when the 2007 Suzuki motorcycle he was operating was struck by a 2012 Honda Accord. The crash occurred at 10:42 p.m. on Saturday. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Interstate 85…