Women United hosts annual Power of the Purse Luncheon in Columbus

The luncheon is the biggest event of the year for Women United, an initiative of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Eating healthy during the holidays

19-year-old arrested in connection with social media threats to Eufaula schools

Home for Good and United Way help to lower the number of homeless veterans in Columbus

CSU professor, student create math-inspired comic book for elementary students

Search continues for missing, dead in California wildfires

Phenix City man killed after being accidentally struck by vehicle on J.R. Allen Pkwy.

Continued Coverage

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson to join law firm as term ends

Lafayette man throws hot sauce on store clerk during robbery, police say

US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo’

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

Chambers County Board of Education asking the public’s input on consolidating schools

Proposal underway for roundabout at intersection of N.College St. and Farmville Rd. in Auburn

  Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

It's now the deadliest blaze in state history.

Eufaula police investigating social media post posing potential threat toward schools

Eufaula police confirmed they are investigating a suspicious social media post posing a possible threat to local schools.

  Multiple businesses burglarized in Columbus shopping plaza; owners increasing security

Columbus police are investigating multiple break-ins reported at Mission Square shopping center on University Avenue.

Lee Co. DA looking at ‘very lengthy sentence’ for Auburn man convicted of double murder

The Lee County district attorney says his office will be asking for a very lengthy sentence in the cast where two people died following a vehicle crash in Opelika.

Auburn University student, two recent grads named Rhodes Scholarship finalists

Stan Lee, superhero creator, comic book icon, dead at 95

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

Dinglewood Pharmacy still scrambling hot dogs after 100 years

GA State Patrol sponsoring 10th Toys for Tots campaign

AL Lieutenant Governor appoints new chief of staff

  Uptown Columbus announces Craft Beer Week ahead of annual Beer & Wine Festival

Uptown Columbus announced its first ever Craft Beer Week leading up to the 9th annual Beer and Wine Festival this weekend.

Back to the polls: Georgia Secretary of State election forces run off

Democrat John Barrow and Republican Brad Raffensperger will square off again for the Dec. 4th election

Doctor paints patient’s genitals purple as a ‘joke’

The doctor pleaded guilty to harassment but kept his medical license following the incident.

Healing 4 Heroes helping veterans transition with trained service dogs

Healing 4 Heroes is a non-profit group in Atlanta who trains service dogs for veterans for free, helping them with their transition out of the military.

City of LaGrange hosts training to help end animal cruelty and dog fighting

The session, run by the Atlanta Humane Society, was attended by law enforcement and animal services from across the state

GA mom says ‘our world needs more people’ like stranger who helped with daughter’s hair

A Columbus mother was struggling with effectively styling her adopted daughter’s hair when someone she had never met before came to her rescue.

Georgia Southwestern launches ‘Southwestern Promise’ scholarship for Hurricane Michael survivors

High school seniors throughout Southwest Georgia are eligible for a new scholarship at GSW.

Catholics to name suspected abusers in Alabama, Mississippi

A Roman Catholic leader says church offices in Alabama and Mississippi will release the names of clergy members accused of sexually abusing minors

11 Chattahoochee Valley brothers serve more than 150 years in the military

Eleven of the Davis brothers all made the choice to serve in the military at some point during their lives.

Wildfires rage in California; 31 dead, more than 200 missing

Strong winds and low humidity are fueling three wildfires across the state of California.

FOX NFL celebrates Fort Benning’s centennial with live broadcast

Fox NFL Sunday joined the celebration by broadcasting live from York field. Michael Strahan from ABC’s Good Morning America was one of the hosts for the live broadcast.

National Infantry Museum hosts a service of remembrance commemorating end of WWI

Ceremony remembers the nearly 17 million people who died in the war and their legacy that lives on

Annual Veterans Day dinner held in Smiths Station

The dinner was held at VFW Post 5228 and 30 veterans were treated with a Thanksgiving-like meal along with a certificate of appreciation.

Phenix City Coach to be inducted into AHSAA Hall of Fame

Central High School coach Carolyn Wright to be inducted into the AHSAA Hall of Fame after winning record while coaching girl's basketball.

Georgia is the 2nd most stressed out state, according to a new study

Long Commutes and Traffic congestion help earn Georgia the number two spot on the list

Gov. Deal orders flags to fly half-staff in honor of former GA Supreme Court justice

The flags are to fly half-staff at judicial buildings and grounds throughout Georgia, in additional to the State Capital building and grounds.

Thousands attend annual Fall Food Truck Festival in Columbus

The festival features more than 20 food trucks that spread across the park.

Opelika officials work to improve water quality

For the past several weeks, city of Opelika officials have been working on ways to improve the Pepperell Branch Watershed.

Amazing Columbus! Campaign releases new video of what makes this city remarkable

Campaign says Columbus is ready to become an "It" city of the south

Montgomery neurologist develops groundbreaking concussion technology

A Montgomery neurologist developed a groundbreaking technology to diagnose concussions immediately after they happen.

Thousands gather for 9th Annual Food Truck Festival

The chilly weather outside did not stop thousands of people from having a good time at the annual food truck festival at Woodruff Farm Park.

Georgia Governor race still hasn’t been called: Here’s what’s happening

President Trump weighs in and Kemp is preparing to take over from Gov. Deal, But Abrams still hasn't' conceded- claiming there's uncounted votes

69-year-old Dutchman asks courts to lower his age by 20 years

Emile Ratelband claims age is a matter of free will and he should be allowed to change his

Backstreet Boys coming to Alabama and Georgia on new world tour

The 90′s boy band just announced a brand new album and a world tour

TOP 9 ON 9: Week in review

Let’s take a look back at the top nine stories on News Leader 9 this week.

Lee County Humane Society’s stray intake unusually high

The Lee County Humane Society is desperately asking for the community’s help. Since the beginning of the month, they’ve taken in over 60 animals.

EAMC introduces new visitor management system

The system will manage and identify visitors to help ensure hospital safety

Georgia Governor to hold special legislative session for hurricane relief

Governor Nathan Deal will meet with state legislature to discuss allocating emergency funds to hurricane recovery

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, and the deeply purple state learned Saturday there will recounts in three key races.

Two-vehicle accident kills Opelika woman

Sharron Robinson Fuller, of Opelika, was killed after a rollback wrecker crashed into her from behind

Workout studio in Phenix City combats bullying with self-defense classes for kids

Body by Design in Phenix City is taking on the issue of bullying by teaching self-defense, mental toughness, and controlling anger.

Overflo Outreach Ministries celebrates 2nd annual Bourgeoisie and Bow Ties Community Awards Gala in Columbus

Overflo Outreach Ministries presented its second annual Bourgeoisie and Bow Ties Community Awards Gala on Friday.

Suspect accused of child cruelty in Columbus appears in Recorder’s Court

28-year-old Deandre Boyd is charged with cruelty to children, reckless conduct, criminal trespass, battery, and obstruction.

5 Oakman HS football players injured in locker room wall collapse

One of the injured students was unable to walk and was taken to the hospital. All of them were conscious and alert. Two football players suffered lacerations and were taken to the hospital.

UPDATE: Suspect in social media threats toward schools case waives extradition hearing

Levi Junior Calhoun. 27 of Georgetown, Georgia was arrested on a felony warrant for making a terrorist threat.

Greenville football player dies after breaking neck in game

A Greenville football player died a week after being severely injured in a high school football game.

East AL high school seniors denied at polls after registering to vote through school initiative

Parents of high school seniors at an East AL high school say after a school initiative to register eligible seniors to vote in Tuesday’s election, their children were denied at the polls

Veterans Day closures in the Chattahoochee Valley

Many local governments and businesses will observe the holiday on Monday

2 Auburn men arrested after assault and robbery

The men allegedly used social media to set up a meeting at the victim's house under the false guise of selling him a laptop

Cesar Sayoc charged with sending package bombs to leading liberals, could face life in prison

The 56-year-old put liberal institutions on edge last month when he sent packages to leading figures around the country containing explosives.

GUEST SEGMENT: Amerigroup and Omega Psi Phi host health and resource fair

Two Columbus organizations are working to together to provide the Chattahoochee Valley with a health and resource fair.

Veterans Day highlights vets across the Chattahoochee Valley

November is a month to celebrate our veterans and many organizations are in the community to help them transition back to civilian life and tell their stories.

Suspect voter fraud? Here’s how to report it

Secretary of state for Georgia and Alabama both have websites where you can now report suspicious voting conditions

2 suspects arrested, 3 more at large in armed robbery, assault in LaGrange

LaGrange police are investigating a case of alleged armed robbery and assault involving five suspects.

Winter wonderland fulfills wish of Texas woman with cancer

A Lindale woman with stage 4 cancer had her wish for snow fulfilled with a magical winter wonderland.

Valley police searching for runaway 16-year-old

The Valley Police Department is searching for a runaway teenager.

Columbus Police looking for stolen vehicle suspect

A car was reported stolen on Saturday night from the Circle K gas station on Forrest Road

California bar shooting victims included young students, Marine veteran, sheriff’s deputy

Ventura County, CA, Sheriff Geoff Dean said 12 victims were killed, including Ron Helus, a sergeant from his department who was one of the first responders to the scene.

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for runaway teenager

She reportedly left her home on Oct. 28 and has not returned home.

Medical researchers cite possible connection to antibiotic and polio-like illness symptoms

In a News Leader 9 investigation—a antibiotic known by the brand name of ‘Levaquin’ is garnering national attention by medical researchers and doctors.

Stage production ‘Kudzu The Musical’ premieres at the Springer Opera House in Columbus

A new stage production premiered at the Springer Opera House in Columbus Thursday night.

Bus stop safety concerns rise in Columbus after student allegedly hit by car

five known cases of drivers hitting children at bus stops across the country. One of the latest happening in Tampa, Florida. parents in the Chattahoochee Valley say it's scary.

Mildred L. Terry Library and YMCA in Columbus observe 3rd annual Veterans Day celebration

The celebration honored those who have served in the armed forces and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Columbus police investigating shooting at Marathon gas station on Veterans Parkway

The shooting happened at the Marathon gas station on Veterans Parkway.

Man arrested on child pornography charge in Columbus appears in Recorder’s Court

26-year-old De’Andre Downs was arrested under the Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Hearing scheduled in Albany after Abrams' campaign files complaint against Dougherty County

Stacey Abrams' campaign is filing a complaint against Dougherty County following the Nov. 6 election, according to campaign officials.

Columbus Tech hosts ceremony to recognize veterans in the community

The event took place in the McCaulley Auditorium inside the college’s main campus.

Home Depot partners with Disabled American Veterans to transform Phenix City facility

More than 10 members of Team Depot completed the work including installation of a wheelchair ramp and deck, and kitchen and bathroom repairs and upgrades.