Opelika police searching for suspected Iron Bowl credit card thieves

OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – Opelika police are searching for several suspects who allegedly stole credit cards during this weekend’s Iron Bowl and used them at multiple Tiger Town businesses. “On December 2, the Opelika Police Department received several complaints of Fraudulent Use of Credit/Debit Cards at multiple businesses in Tiger Town. The suspects used credit/debit cards that had been stolen at the Auburn football game on 11/30/2019. There are at least three black males and two black female suspects,” said Captain Shane Healey. Investigators say the suspects used the stolen cards at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Home Depot. The suspect’s vehicle is a dark-colored four-door passenger car, possibly a Hyundai. “One black female was last seen wearing a “Bama” sweatshirt or hoodie, tan pants and carrying a red purse. Another black female was last seen wearing a black hat, glasses, a multicolored striped shirt, and black pants. One black male subject was last seen wearing a red and gray “Bama” hat, glasses, red hoodie, and blue jeans, and he had a white goatee. Another black male was last seen wearing a blue hat, blue button-up shirt, and blue jeans, and he had a white beard. Th...

I Traveled for 90 Days With Two Weeks’ Worth of Clothes — Here’s What I Learned About Packing

When my husband and I decided to quit our regularly scheduled New York City lives and embark on a three-month-long adventure through Southeast Asia, I knew our once-in-a-lifetime experience would come with an equally epic packing list: hiking boots for a trek to the top of Mount Bromo; an evening dress for sparkling drinks at Bangkok’s Sky Bar; a half-dozen bottles of sunscreen for days spent lying on Bali’s beaches; the list goes on and on.  In all, I estimated my packing list could likely top 114 items — an amount unlikely to fit into the 40-liter backpack we’d bought to carry everything I’d need for those 90-odd days. Eek. To say I felt overwhelmed would be an understatement. But I’m hardly the first person to be daunted by packing. It’s a feeling many people get before a vacation, according to Hitha Palepu, author of “How To Pack: Travel Smart For Any Trip” and founder of Hitha On The Go. “There’s a comfort in being home that’s hard to replicate on the road,” she tells me. “You have all your creature comforts: your own bed, your coffee the way you like it, and your whole wardrobe at your disposal. To distill everything that makes you feel you — in a tiny bag — c...