Columbus City Council approves proposal for bulletproof vests and helmets for fire medics

Columbus Fire & EMS is looking to add bulletproof vests and bulletproof helmets for their medics and fire crews in active shooter situations.

Richest 26 people alive have as much money as poorest 3.8 billion, report says

The world's largest fortunes, according to the report, are growing at a rate of $2.5 billion a day.
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  Some fear federal safety net is unraveling for those in need

As the longest government shutdown in U.S. history stretches into a fifth week, millions of poor Americans who depend on food and rental assistance are becoming increasingly worried about the future.

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  Missing AL man found shot to death in a vehicle in LaGrange, police say

Business and church in Midtown Columbus on high alert after multiple burglaries

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day celebrated in Harris County

Columbus Metra bus driver rescues passengers after bus goes up in flames

  Denny’s restaurant in Columbus open for business after car runs into building

Denny’s in Columbus was closed for a brief time after a vehicle was driven into the side of the building.
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Ticket prices slump for Patriots-Rams Super Bowl game

The price of admission to the Feb. 3 game between New England and Los Angeles is averaging more than $4,000 a seat.

  UPDATE: Missing Opelika teen returned home safe

Great Wolf Lodge Resort going strong after grand opening eight months ago

Columbus Water Works gives notice of unpaid bill, payment issues to Ralston Towers owners

Law enforcement reminds parents, children to be cautious of child predators at school bus stops

  MLK Day events in the Chattahoochee Valley

Lee County Sheriff’s Office warning of jury duty phone scam

LaGrange police investigating late-night shooting on Adamson St.

PAWS Humane pet experts advising to bring pets inside as freezing temperatures approach

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Public schools across US risk running out of funds for free, reduced lunch program

In the Grand Rapids Public School District alone, that's up to 17,000 children that could be affected

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REPORT: NFL rule allows Commissioner Roger Goodell to reverse outcome of Saints-Rams game

Reports: AL quarterback Jalen Hurts takes step towards transfer

According to ESPN and CBS Sports, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has taken a first but not final step towards transferring to a different college football program.

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  WATCH: Chambers County Sheriff’s Office holds press conference after man wanted for 1985 murder arrested in Puerto Rico

CPD offering increased reward for information in the murder of Columbus teen

Two suspects arrested in murder of Seale couple initially believed to have died in a fire

Experts give tips to prep your home, car for winter weather

  Teen suspect linked to Columbus thefts and murder appears in court

Nearly one month after a fatal shooting, and days after officially being charged, 17-year old Jaquavis Richardson plead not guilty.
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Supreme Court to allow Trump administration transgender military ban to go into effect

The court has allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people.

  Partial government shutdown could affect food assistance programs in the Chattahoochee Valley

Fire crews on scene of house fire on Magnolia Ct. in Phenix City

MCSD to provide jobs to Columbus State University College of Education graduates

Muscogee County Jail over capacity as inmate trials are delayed; DA responds