9:39 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Alabama Receives Unemployment Grant, Fourth of July Travel Precautions

Bald eagle with Auburn's Southeastern Raptor Center
Credit Southeastern Raptor Center / Facebook

Alabama plans to use a $1.2 million federal grant to expand a program aimed at getting the state’s unemployed back to work.

The Alabama Department of Labor announced the grant in a statement yesterday. Agency officials say money from the U.S. Department of Labor will expand a program that provides one-on-one counseling services to people receiving unemployment benefits.

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Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 Newscast
4:37 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Seatbelt Fatalities, Toomer's Oaks and Black Warrior Film Festival


        The state says 255 people killed on Alabama roadways last year weren't wearing seat belts.

        Crash reports from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency shows 511 people died in wrecks investigated by state troopers.

        Of those, 255 people weren't wearing seat belts. Troopers say 79 percent of the victims were in cars with seat belts but decided not to use them.

         Trooper spokesman Steve Jarrett says people are dying needlessly because they choose not to wear seat belts.

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Business & Education
6:40 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Auburn Using Sustainable Food, Drink Containers

Officials at Auburn University say they've eliminated plastic foam food and drink containers on campus to promote environmental sustainability.

Auburn University's Senior Executive Chef Emil Topel tells private vendors on campus will now use paper materials to hold food and beverages.

Director of Campus Sustainability Michael Kensler says moving to paper products over plastic foam will cost the university $5,000 more per year. Kensler says the cost won't impact the cost of student meal plans.

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Arts & Life
6:27 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Public Memorial Set for Auburn Eagle, Tiger


A public memorial has been scheduled for next week to honor Tiger, the first golden eagle to fly free inside Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium.

University officials said the memorial would be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Plainsman Park, with speakers including Athletics Director Jay Jacobs and Calvin Johnson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The free event will include a video tribute, a flight demonstration and educational program.

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Science & Health
6:35 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Auburn University Researches Ebola Treatment

Credit Cynthia Goldsmith/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A team of researchers at Auburn University are working on a potential treatment for viruses like Ebola.

The deadly virus has killed more than 900 people in Africa. Two American aid workers who caught the virus were recently flown back to the United States so they could receive treatment at a specialized hospital in Atlanta.

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Tuscaloosa-Ticket Scalping
3:48 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Tuscaloosa OKs License Fee For Ticket Sellers

The Tuscaloosa City Council has approved a law that requires anyone involved with a ticket reselling business to get a license from City Hall.
Credit / City of Tuscaloosa

The city of Tuscaloosa is joining Auburn in clamping down on ticket scalpers.

The Tuscaloosa City Council has approved a law that requires anyone involved with a ticket reselling business to get a license from City Hall.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that the license will cost $100 for both resellers and runners who purchase tickets from other individuals.

The city has been regulating ticket scalpers since the 1970s.

The city of Auburn imposed a $155 license on ticket sellers earlier this month.

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Power outage Auburn University
7:34 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Power Restored on Auburn Campus After Outage

Auburn University officials say power is restored after an outage left parts of the university in the dark.
Auburn University

A power outage left parts of the Auburn University campus in the dark before electrical service was restored.

   Many buildings on campus went dark around 1 p.m. Tuesday, but the lights were back on about 45 minutes later.

   University spokesman Mike Clardy says it's not clear what caused the problem.

   Employees were working in the dark at the football building during the outage, and students posted comments on social media about other buildings being without power.

Business & Education
7:37 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Auburn Among Fastest-Growing US Cities

A look at the Auburn University campus. New information from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Auburn was among the top 15 fastest-growing cities with populations fo at least 50,000 people.

A new estimate shows Auburn is among the fastest growing in the country.

   The estimate released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Auburn was among the top 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of at least 50,000 people. reports ( ) the city had an estimated population growth rate of 3.71 percent during the one-year period starting July 1, 2011.

   Eight Texas cities made the ranking of 15 with San Marcos, located between San Antonio and Austin, topping the list with a 4.91 percent increase.

Tree Poisoning Trial
5:03 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Auburn Toomer's Corner poisoning trial delayed

Toomer's Corner 2010
hz536n/George Thomas Flickr

A judge is delaying the trial of an Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn's cherished Toomer's Corner oak trees.

Defense attorneys for Harvey Updyke have asked the judge to move the trial to a different location. Judge Jacob Walker said Thursday that he would set a hearing date to consider the request.

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