Harvey Updyke, the man who poisoned Auburn’s famed Toomer’s Oaks, has died, according to a media report.
A Lee County judge reinstated the bond of the Auburn 17-year-old charged in connection with the deaths of Rod and Paula Bramblett in a vehicle crash.
A Lee County grand jury indicted the Auburn 16-year-old charged in connection with the deaths of Rod and Paula Bramblett in a vehicle crash.
The 16-year-old arrested in connection with the deaths of Rod and Paula Bramblett will have his bond revoked if a judge grants the district attorney’s request to do so because of more offenses reported involving the teen since that fatal crash.
Harvey Updyke failed to appear in Lee County court Wednesday afternoon and the Lee County District Attorney's Office now has 30 days to gather more information before the judge decides whether or not to issue a warrant for Updyke's arrest.
The Auburn football team will wear helmet stickers honor late broadcaster Rod Bramblett during the Tigers’ first two games this season, the program announced Wednesday.
Andy Burcham paused. He took a deep breath.
Auburn announced Andy Burcham as "Voice of the Auburn Tigers" during a press conference on Aug. 12, 2019.
Andy Burcham, who has been part of Auburn radio broadcasts for the previous 31 years in various capacities, has been named the lead announcer for Auburn football, men’s basketball and baseball, Auburn Sports Properties and Auburn Athletics announced Monday.
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The male juvenile driver of the vehicle that struck the SUV driven by Rod and Paula Bramblett on May 25 says he fell asleep behind the wheel at the time of the fatal crash.Both of the Brambletts died later that night from their injuries. Rod was 53 and Paula was 52.The 16-year-old driver told police he fell asleep while driving and did not remember what happened, according to the traffic crash report filed by the Auburn Police Division and released Thursday afternoon to the Opelika-Auburn News after an open-records request made last week.The two-vehicle crash, which occurred in Auburn on Shug Jordan Parkway at the traffic signal at West Samford Avenue, involved an SUV driven by the Brambletts and an SUV driven by the juvenile.The accident also left the juvenile with injuries. His name was redacted and not released on the accident report.The teen was traveling southbound in the outside lane on Shug Jordan Parkway approaching West Samford Avenue in a 2011 Jeep Laredo, the report states.The 2017 Toyota Highlander driven by the Brambletts is believed to have been stationary or near stationary in the southbound outside lane of Shug Jordan at the traffic signal at West Samford, states the report.The juvenile’s vehicle struck the Brambletts' vehicle to the right of center. The impact caused the Brambletts' vehicle to be pushed into the intersection and through the opposing lane of traffic before coming to a stop on the curb, the report states.The impact caused the juvenile’s vehicle to hit a pedestrian crossing signal and a traffic light pole before coming to a stop.The report released by police is based on current and available data. The report states it does not include data extracted from vehicle and toxicology reports.Rod Bramblett was the well-known "Voice of the Auburn Tigers," having broadcast Auburn athletic events for many years. Wife Paula worked in an IT department at Auburn University.The teen is a local high school student, from a local family.The Brambletts were remembered in a memorial service last Thursday, May 30, in Auburn Arena.The investigationA full investigation remains in progress, Auburn police previously said, adding that the Brambletts were wearing their seatbelts when the accident occurred.A full and complete investigation is being conducted that includes examination of the crash and vehicle data, accident reconstruction, toxicology, determination of speed and/or other contributing factors, according to the previous report.Once the investigation is concluded police will present the case to the district attorney’s office for review, the report stated.
Members of the Auburn Family filled the seats at Auburn Arena on Thursday to say goodbye to the "Voice of the Auburn Tigers," Rod Bramblett, and his wife Paula, at their memorial service there.
Auburn Sports Network vice president and general manager Chris Davis reflects on Rod and Paula Bramblett prior to their memorial service on Ma…
Rod Bramblett's Auburn basketball radio broadcast partner Sonny Smith reflects on Rod and Paula Bramblett prior to their memorial service on M…
Rod Bramblett's former Auburn football radio sideline reporter Quentin Riggins reflects on Rod and Paula Bramblett prior to their memorial ser…
Rod Bramblett's broadcast partner for Auburn football, Stan White, reflects on the lives of Rod and Paula Bramblett prior to their memorial se…
Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn reflects on his time with Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula after their memorial service on May 30, 2019.
A listener gently reached for his chest, laying a hand to his heart.