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Athens girl reunites with mother after brief, tense search

A 5-year-old Athens girl  is back  home tonight after going missing for several hours.  Aubree L Kirby, went missing at 5:15 p.m. today. Aubree and two other children were playing on the playground at Bonnie Doone Apartments. One of the children was going to town and asked Aubree if she wanted to go. Her grandmother who told her no, but Aubree went back and said she had permission to go. When Aubree's grandmother began to miss her, a first grader said she saw Aubree get  into a car. Officers found a car matching the description at Wal-Mart. The owner she told officers that Aubree was at a friend's home, which is where we found her.

UAH officials and police are trying to locate a man they say sexually assaulted a student last night. The student claimed the man approached her and asked for a ride. Once inside the car, the man allegedly groped the woman and exposed himself. The student was able to get the man out of her car and reported the incident. Tonight , police share a description of the suspect.

The cleanup and recovery from this week's storms continue. Tonight we show you how communities are coming together to help their neighbors and how you can get donate and get involved.

See you tonight at 10!

Kim Essex

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