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The Opelika Police Department and Lee County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a 2-year old in Opelika Friday morning.
The Alabama Attorney General's Office announced that former Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes has been ordered to serve his sentence in the Lee County Detention Facility.
Auburn University Provost Bill Hardgrave has been named the preferred candidate for the University of Memphis' next president. Hardgrave's approval for the position is awaiting a vote on Tuesday afternoon.
The protest, held Thursday from 4 - 5:30 p.m., drew a crowd of roughly 30 students and a few other community members. They held signs saying “We support Auburn staff” and calling for employees to be able to choose whether they would like to get the vaccine.
As of Nov. 2, 11 patients were hospitalized for COVID-19 at East Alabama Medical Center and EAMC-Lanier, down from 93 on Sept. 4.
State agencies have awarded more than $1.5 million in research grants to Auburn University, according to a press release from the governor’s office Thursday.
Starting Jan. 1, 2022, Auburn will offer a minimum hourly wage of $14.50 to administrative professionals and eligible full-time and part-time regular employees, according to an email sent to Auburn staff and students on Monday.
Auburn police arrested Ashanae Teonna Bowen, 19, from Auburn, on Oct. 13, on felony warrants charging her with two counts of discharging a firearm into an unoccupied dwelling or vehicle, according to a press release from the Auburn Police Division.
Auburn police charged an Auburn man with manslaughter in connection to the death of an 13-month-old infant on Saturday.
Auburn University released its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Oct. 1, a collection of reported crimes on the University’s campus in 2020.