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1 hr ago | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
Alabama Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, greeted supporters at the City of Auburn Council Chambers Monday, October 20, during an election forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of East Alabama. Two hours before he appeared in Auburn, he surrendered to authorities at the Lee County Sheriff's Office and was booked on 23 felony Ethics Law Violations. Comment?
Monday Oct 13 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
Several hundred people, led by clergy members, marched from a Ferguson church to the city's police headquarters on Monday, part of a four-day weekend of rallies and marches. Nearly 20 people have been arrested during a large rally to protest the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Comment?
Thursday Oct 9 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
The Auburn Police Department has made an arrest in the early morning hit-and-run accident that took place Sunday, Oct. 5. Jarrod C. Litton, 24, of Auburn was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 8 on felony warrants charging him with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and assault first degree. An investigation into the incident by the Auburn Police Division resulted in Litton being developed as a suspect. Comment?
Thursday Oct 9 | via WTVY Dothan
A jury has recommended life without parole for a Montgomery man convicted in a fatal shooting that killed two Auburn football players and third man. The jury voted 7-5 Thursday on the sentence for Desmonte Leonard. Comment?
Thursday Oct 9 | via Alabama Live
A 24-year-old Auburn man is accused of hitting three Mobile teenagers with his vehicle early Sunday morning and seriously injuring one. Jarrod C. Litton was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree assault, Auburn police say. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 7 | via Reuters
An Alabama jury on Tuesday convicted a 24-year-old man of capital murder in the deaths of two former Auburn University football players and another man, all shot at a pool party in 2012, a court official said. Desmonte Leonard was found guilty of murdering Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips, both 20-year-old former college football players, and Demario Pitts, 20, in an incident that shook the college town and its storied football program. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 7 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
It took 58 minutes to charge the jury in the capital murder trial of Auburn mass shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard. At 9:37 a.m. the jury was sent to begin their deliberations. Comment?
Monday Oct 6 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
They took the jury back to what was described as a chaotic crime scene at University Heights Apartments. The defense is resting its case in the capital murder trial of Auburn mass shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard. Comment?
Friday Oct 3 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
They took the jury back to what was described as a chaotic crime scene at University Heights Apartments. While on the stand, Leonard said he was being attacked and feared for his life when he started shooting. Comment?
Thursday Oct 2 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
They took the jury back to what was described as a chaotic crime scene at University Heights Apartments. A witness says an argument over staring led to the shooting that killed two one-time Auburn University football players and another man. 1 comment
Wednesday Oct 1 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
Marengo County's first truck driving school is just days away from opening. It's a significant development for this part of Alabama because there is a nationwide shortage of commercial truck drivers. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 30 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
A Lee County jury learned new details about what sparked a fight leading up to a mass shooting in Auburn. All three victims, who were shot and survived, were called by the prosecution to testify in the Desmonte Leonard capital murder case. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
Jury selection is now complete in the murder trial of Desmonte Leonard, 24, the man accused of killing three and wounding three others in a mass shooting at a party in Auburn back in June 2012. There are two hearings that must be held before a trial can start. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 24 | via Alabama Live
As jury selection for Desmonte Leonard's capital murder trial entered its second day Tuesday, many potential jurors admitted to having some knowledge of the case. Leonard is accused of fatally shooting former Auburn football players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips and Opelika resident Demario Pitts during a party at a former University Heights apartment complex on June 9, 2012. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 24 | via WTVM
Twelve jurors and four alternated have been impaneled. The group includes eight white women, three white men, one African American woman, three African American men and one Latina woman. Comment?
Sep 17, 2014 | via WTVM
An arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation into a shooting incident that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Tyrelle Kynard. An arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation into a shooting incident that resulted in the death of 17-year-old Tyrelle Kynard. Comment?
Jun 9, 2012 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
Jury selection is underway for the capital murder trial of Desmonte Leonard, the man accused of murdering three people and injuring three more in a mass shooting in Auburn. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in this case, which is partly why jury selection is expected to last several days because both the defense and the prosecution will quiz each potential juror about their views on the death penalty. Comment?
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