Lee County, Ala. (EETV) - A search of Lee County Jail records indicates that the second transit driver involved in the alleged rape on a Tiger Transit is no longer in custody. Tony Patillo is no longer listed as in custody after being arrested on Friday for multiple sexual violence charges following the alleged rape on a bus. Patillo's bail was set at $127,000. James Johnson, another transit driver was also arrested and posted a $125,000 bail earlier this week. Since the arrests, Auburn University has announced new safety features for all Tiger Ten late night buses. Background On Friday, September 15, at approximately 11:50 pm, the Auburn Police Division received a report of a male exposing himself while standing over a female in the 700 block of Aspen Heights Lane in Auburn. Responding officers located Patillo near the roadway and detained him.
AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Tony Patillo, one of the Tiger Transit bus drivers arrested on rape charges earlier this week, was always welcoming to students that got on his bus, says Auburn sophomore Carlee Coleman. Coleman rode his bus regularly and said she never felt unsafe. "He always was cheery, he made you feel safe and he talked a lot about his family or would ask me about my day at school." She even took selfies with Patillo to send to her mom to prove she was getting home safely.
Former first family members will be welcomed to the Plains Thursday, October 5. Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, daughters of former President George W.
Auburn University today announced new security measures for the Tiger Ten late night bus service.
Smiths Station, Ala. (EETV) - Following the Lee County Board of Education's decision to remove prayer from football games, a new Christian symbol could soon hold a prominent place in Panther Stadium. The owner of Green's Propane Gas, a longtime supporter of Smith's Station Athletics, has decided to put the Lord's Prayer on his scoreboard advertisement. "I understand the school board position not wanting to fight a lawsuit, but as a business, it is my right to advertise how I like," said Green. The new scoreboard will not be constructed until another advertisement is sold.
AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Chalk drawings with political messages were seen on the Haley Concourse this morning as students walked to classes.
Opelika, Ala. (EETV) - Following a recent safety inspection, the Cunningham Drive Bridge has been closed indefinitely. The closure comes after inspectors said the bridge is no longer sufficient to safely carry public traffic. City officials say they plan to replace the bridge with the assistance of ALDOT, but there is no schedule to do so yet. The attached detour plan routes traffic from the Frederick Road side of the bridge to Gateway Drive to Thomason to 1st and around.
MONTGOMERY, Ala (EETV) The Republican candidates in Alabama’s special senate runoff election debated in Montgomery for the first time Thursday ahead of next week’s vote.
On Friday August 25th when fans showed up to the annual football game between Opelika High School and Smiths Station High School they did not know that nearly a month later we would still be talking about it but not for what happened during the game but what happened before. On this particular Friday night just like it had been for many years a student-led prayer was said over the public address system prior to kickoff.
AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Police responded to a suspicious driver reported in the Auburn area Wednesday afternoon. A juvenile female and two juvenile males were walking on Heywood Street in Auburn at approximately 4 p.m.
AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Toni Patillo, one of the Tiger Transit bus drivers arrested on rape charges earlier this week, was always welcoming to students that got on his bus, says Auburn sophomore Carlee Coleman.
Traffic concerns surrounding a proposed gas station led to much controversy at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. A new housing development was also approved along North Donahue Street as well as improvements to the Auburn Mall and food trucks in the area.
Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - First Transit is now responding to allegations that drivers were not properly screened during the hiring process. Following the arrest of two Tiger Ten Transit Drivers for rape and sodomy, many people on social media began questioning the pre-employment screenings of the drivers. Facebook users began to point to a public profile with the name Tony Patillo (same name and picture as the Tony Patillo that was arrested) discussing what it takes to be a transit driver. The post said, "Attention everyone in the Opelika., Auburn and surrounding area!!!Drivers needed ., qualifications::: no license.,no background check.,,the only qualifications needed is showing up for work...If interested call 1800(come to work)..." First Transit has responded to these allegations and assert that transit drivers are subject to pre-employment background screenings and random drug tests throughout their employment. Senior Director of Corporate Communications for First Transit, Chris Kemper says both drivers have been removed from service and that the termination process has begun. The following statement from First Transit is below: At First Transit, we are greatly troubled by the events of Friday night.
Falls in Auburn are synonymous with Football, but many mothers-to-be will also be expecting the birth of a newborn during this time.
Auburn, Ala (EETV)- The Tiger Transit was in a small accident this morning outside the Student Center.
Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Following the rape of an 18 year old on a tiger transit, by two Transit drivers, Auburn University released the following statement: "Two arrests have been made resulting from a sexual assault that occurred early Saturday morning.
Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn backup quarterback Sean White has been dismissed from the Auburn football team, first reported by Al.com. White was arrested early Sunday morning (Sept.
The Auburn Police Division has arrested two adult males on charges related to a sexual assault that occurred Friday, September 15, 2017.
Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Backup quarterback Sean White was arrested early Sunday morning for public intoxication. White, 21, was arrested by Auburn Police and was admitted to the Lee County jail at 3:28 a.m. He is being held on $500 bond according to the Lee County Detention records. According to the records, his court date is set for Nov.
AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Parking on campus is a difficulty students at universities across the country can relate to.