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SUV fatally hits Auburn pedestrian

SUV fatally hits Auburn pedestrian

A 34-year-old man faces a prison sentence for allegedly hitting and killing an Auburn woman while speeding away in his SUV from a police officer, authorities said.

The tragedy started to unfold just before yesterday midnight when the police officer traveling down Auburn Way South received a call regarding a burglary in the area. He rushed to the site of the reported incident, and encountered Russell Ward.

Ward who was in a SUV attempted to flee. The officer didn’t chase him and proceeded to the 911 call.

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Texas A&M defeat Tigers 81-63

Texas A&M defeat Tigers 81-63

Despite Tyler Harris’ excellent performance in his final home game on Senior Night, Tigers suffered defeat at the hand of the Auburn A&M in Auburn Arena on Tuesday night.

The game started with promise but later slipped away from Auburn. Texas A&M defeated the Tigers 81-63 even as Harris performed well and scored 20 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and a career-high 3 blocks.

Still, Harris was definitely the brightest spot for the Tigers during the game. After the game, he praised fans, describing them as ‘great’.

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Auburn University to complete Samford Park redevelopment project this weekend

Auburn University to complete Samford Park redevelopment project this weekend

Auburn University has announced that it will complete a redevelopment project at its historic Samford Park on Friday and Saturday this week by planting descendants of the original Auburn Oaks along the new walkway of the park.

Dan King, the associate vice president of Facilities Management, said that they were very happy to return the spirit of the beloved Auburn Oaks to the historic park.

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Auburn scores 21-0 victory over Indiana State

Auburn scores 21-0 victory over Indiana State

After scoring a 21-0 triumph over Indiana State 21-0 at Jane B. Moore Field on Sunday, the No. 3 Auburn team remains unbeaten at home. The most recent victory capped a 4-0 weekend record as host of the Tiger Invitational.

Auburn (15-1) scored 9 runs before the Sycamores (3-5) received their first chance to bat. Following the third, the Tigers made all 21 of their runs, totaling 19 hits among thirteen different batters. With 5 home runs in the five-inning affair, Auburn matched a season high.

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T.J. Dunans’ return expected to bring significant boost to the Tigers

T.J. Dunans’ return expected to bring significant boost to the Tigers

Point guard T.J. Dunans’ return from a knee injury brought a significant boost to the Tigers earlier this week when they scored 84-81 victory over Georgia, and the team’s coach Bruce Pearl is hoping for more of the same in upcoming games.

Auburn is all set to attempt a season sweep of Alabama in the game scheduled to take place at Coleman Coliseum at 4 p.m. this Saturday on the SEC Network.

Forward Tyler Harris is also expected to return to the lineup and play in this Saturday’s game against Alabama. He missed the Georgia game due to a concussion he suffered two games back.

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Fire damages grocery store in Auburn

Fire damages grocery store in Auburn

A fire broke out at a grocery store in the Lakeland Hills area of Auburn Thursday evening, causing significant damages, authorities confirmed.

The fire at the Haggen Foods, which is located in the 1400 block of Lake Tapps Parkway SE, was first reported at around 5:52 p.m., within minutes of the blaze’s emergence. Valley Regional Fire crews were rushed to the scene, where they ordered evacuation of the building.

Fire officials could not say what exactly caused the fire, but they said they believed the fire started in the grocery store’s deli area.

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Robbery suspect fatally shoots self during Auburn police pursuit

Robbery suspect fatally shoots self during Auburn police pursuit

A man wanted by Auburn police in connection with an armed robbery shot himself to death while during a chase by officers in Lee County on Wednesday, authorities confirmed.

Confirming the incident, Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said officers responded to a report of the armed robbery of a business on Longleaf Drive and Cox Road at around 11:50 a.m. local time.

Officers saw the suspect leaving the area in a vehicle at a high speed, they pursued him and repeatedly asked him to stop but he refused to comply with the officers’ orders.

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