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Pet of the Week: Rivers

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- This week's Lee County Humane Society Pet of the Week is Rivers. Rivers is a two year old dog who has been at the shelter for around two months. Officials say that he is well behaved and potty trained.


Alabama leaders react to landmark SCOTUS religious liberty case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- Several Alabama leaders are reacting positively to a landmark decision on religious liberty released today by the United States Supreme Court in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. The case centers around a Colorado-based Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple due to personal religious grounds. All five conservative justices and two of the court’s traditionally liberal justices sided with the Christian cake shop owner. The case was seen as a test to whether state anti discrimination laws supersede personal religious liberty rights. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement saying, “The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission is major a victory for the First Amendment right of religious expression in America.” Congressman Mike Rogers, who represents the Auburn area, also released a statement saying, “After years of going down a path that seemed to forget our core values, today marks a turn in the tide as religious liberties prevailed.”


Attorney General Steve Marshall joins other state officials in supporting new school safety program

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV)- Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has endorsed Gov. Kay Ivey's new school safety proposal. The proposal, called the Alabama Sentry Program, allows specially trained school administrators to be armed in order to prevent potential school shooting treats. “I share Governor Ivey’s concerns that every effort be made to ensure that all Alabama’s schools have the ability to protect our children by quickly responding to threats to their safety,” said Marshall.


Longtime Auburn Mayor Bill Ham not seeking reelection

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Longtime Auburn Mayor Bill Ham formally announced Monday during a Memorial Day breakfast that he would not seek reelection. Ham was first elected in 1998 and during that time has overseen a period of immense population and economic growth in the city. Ham has traditionally been a familiar face on Auburn University's campus throughout the years, having traditionally participated in events hosted by various campus organizations.  The next Auburn municipal election is scheduled for August 28. 


Police make arrest in connection to Saturday shooting

Auburn, Ala. (EETV)- On Saturday, Auburn Police arrested Jemilia B. Tyson on a felony warrant charging her with Assault 1st Degree. On Saturday, Auburn Police officers officers responded to an assault in the 1600 block of Wrights Mill Rd.


Pet of the Week: Darcy

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- This week's Lee County Humane Society Pet of the Week is Darcy. Darcy is one of over 60 kittens currently available for adoption at the shelter.  Shelter officials say that Darcy i loves snuggling up in laps and chasing toys with her kitty friends.