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Bob Wooddy

The Auburn Police Dept Asking for Assistance

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 …in identifying 2 individuals connected to the unlawful breaking and entering of an auto and fraudulent use of a credit card investigation. The incident was reported to police on April 13, 2018, after someone unlawfully entered a vehicle parked at a residence on South ridge Court and stole a wallet.  the suspect(s) used the stolen cards at various businesses in Auburn. video surveillance of the two individuals shows what appears to be a black 4 door sedan. These suspects purchased several televisions, a game system & multiple games. The suspects attempted to conduct a fraudulent transaction at a business in Montgomery as well. If you have any information on the case please contact the anonymous tip line at (334) 246-1391.

StoryBook Farm-Derby Day

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Dena Little and former Auburn defensive end Brett Eddins were on “Auburn/Opelika This Morning” Tuesday 4/17 to talk about Derby Day May 5th and the services provided to children in Lee Co. and beyond. Brett talked about his time under coach Tommy Tuberville on the Auburn football team and how his time as a volunteer at StoryBook actually started during his time as a player. Dena talked about the incredible day planned for 10th Derby Day and the 14th annual horse show scheduled for this Saturday 4/21.

Auburn Police Make Arrest

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Auburn Police have arrested Rodriques O’Neal Pitts, age 20 from Auburn, on warrants charging him with two counts of B&E Auto, Theft of Property 4th Degree, Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement and Failure to Appear.  At about 2:30 a.m., Auburn Police responded to an auto burglary in progress at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Commerce Drive. Once on scene, officers located Pitts, at which point he fled and was taken into custody after a brief chase. Officers located various property taken from a 2014 Nissan Altima and a 1991 BMW 735IL in Pitts’ possession, as well as keys for a Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata was located nearby and had been stolen hours earlier from an apartment complex in the 800 block of Bedell Avenue. Pitts was initially taken into custody on a Failure to Appear warrant and later charged with B&E Auto (two counts), Theft of Property 4th Degree, Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude. Pitts was transported to the Lee County Jail. 


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— Obscene images have been found spray-painted on more than 20 stop signs in the Alabama city of Arab. The city must now find money and manpower to replace the 22 signs found defaced this week. Officials did not describe the images found on the signs. Rian Almond with the Arab Street Department says Arab is a small town, with limited resources and now other jobs have to be postponed to replace the signs. It costs the city about $40 to fix each sign. That’s a total of about $900 the city could’ve used another way. Almond says there’s no way to clean the images, so the signs must be replaced. City officials say they’re offering a $250 reward for any information that may lead to an arrest.

The Hotel @ Auburn Jobs & More

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Allison Duke, Marketing Director at The Hotel @ Auburn joined “Auburn/Opelika This Morning Monday April 16th to talk about everything happening at The Hotel @ Auburn. Allison was excited to announce The Hotel has full and part-time openings and interviews will be held at The Hotel Tuesday 4/17. Allison also talked about their “Crunch & Brunch” event at The Hotel coming up Saturday 4/21, Kenny on the Keys, Mother’s Day at The Hotel @ Auburn and more…

4 Seasons Federal Credit Union’s Ronnie Lipham

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President Lipham was on WANI’s “Auburn/Opelika This Morning” with Bob Wooddy to talk about the great home-town, personal service 4 Seasons gives their customers every day. With 2 locations 4 Seasons is truly able to focus on you, rather than the “big corporate” home office. Mr Lipham also talked about incredible rates offered through 4 Seasons for new and used cars and something new, the coming of Home Mortgage Loans. Take a listen to the conversation here, there’s much more President Lipham discussed Friday 4/13 on WANI