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Second transit Driver out on bail after alleged transit rape

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.


One Smiths Station company plans to make a bold statement following pre-game prayer ban

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.


Opelika bridge deemed unsafe for the public

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.


Suspicious driver reported in Auburn area

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.


Sean White Dismissed from Team

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.


1 dead after crash in Opelika

Opelika, Ala. (EETV) - At approximately 5:30 PM Wednesday afternoon, Opelika Police received a 911 call of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Northpark Drive and Andrews Road on the east side of Opelika.


Three arrested in Auburn on burglary charges

AUBURN, Ala. - On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Auburn Police arrested Tyler Isreal Avery, age 18 from Salem, Marquez Deonte Thomas, age 21 from Opelika and Kendavious Lamarcus Williams, age 20 from Auburn on warrants charging them with Burglary 1st Degree and Theft of Property 2nd Degree. At about 11:00 p.m.


Governor Ivey extends voter registration deadline

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed Executive Order 711 extending the deadline to register to vote in the September 26, 2017 Republican Primary Run-off Election for Alabama’s U.S.