Lee County, AL votes to renew special property taxes for 3 school districts

All of the property taxes were voted to be renewed. Lee County election officials said it’s a significant decision in the funding for schools across East Alabama.

Grand Canyon museum visitors exposed for years to radiation, safety manager says

Authorities said the uranium ore was stored next to a taxidermy exhibit. A nuclear expert said the uranium exposure was unlikely to be hazardous to visitors.
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  Screen time for children under 2 more than doubles since 1997, study finds

Time in front of the TV for kids under 2 jumped from 30 minutes to more than 2.5 hours.

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Neighbor arrested after altercation turns into murder along Hwy. 131 in Barbour Co.

Community votes 18-1 to move Columbus Government Center in final public meeting

USS CSS Water Witch in front of Columbus’ National Civil War Naval Museum to be removed

One person dead following shooting near Hwy. 131 in Barbour Co.

  Veterans Parkway and Moon Road construction comes to an end

The project, originally started in 2014, widened the highway from 2 to 5 lanes and added new grass medians.
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  Snow, ice expected to affect 90 million in US

Americans from the Plains to the Northeast are under a winter weather watch, warning or advisory.

  NEW DETAILS: Suspects in shooting of Auburn Police Officer died from gunshot wounds, not fire

UPDATE: New details released in murder of Columbus man who died a week after being shot

Auburn man killed after motorcycle crashes into tree

Family and friends remember Columbus shooting victim, Ronnie Brooks Jr.

  Auburn Police releases identity of officer shot during traffic stop of robbery suspect

Man dies a week after being shot at Buena Vista Rd. apartment in Columbus

Suspect in Auburn officer shooting dies in fire during standoff

UPDATE: Man suspected of shooting Auburn police officer dies in apartment fire

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  82-year-old crossing guard pushes kids to safety before being hit by SUV

The SUV's driver told police the glare from the sun prevented her from seeing people in the crosswalk.

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  Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

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  Columbus residents share mixed reactions to President Trump’s state of emergency

Georgia Senate Bill 81 to increase state legislators pay

Columbus cold case gaining national recognition

Sex crimes with minors increasing in GA

  Kia plant in West Point unveils brand new SUV, celebrates economic boost in community

A brand new eight-passenger Kia vehicle is hot off the production line at the plant in West Point for the first time today.
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Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general.

  City truck driver arrested, charged in fatal accident on River Rd. in Columbus

Columbus police name 2019 Most Wanted list

Ridgecrest Elementary School in Phenix City receives $20K grant for visual arts and music

6 suspects arrested in Valley, AL drug bust