Murder trial for teen accused of killing Columbus man on Wickham Dr. starting

Toddler shot baby in face while couple showered, police said

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

Woman found dead on FL interstate; family alleges date left her for dead

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

CSU announces dates for fall commencement ceremonies

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  Organization hosts annual toy giveaway at Piedmont Columbus Regional

House of Heroes completes 1,000th home repair

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson hits gavel for the last time in council chambers

Minnie’s Uptown restaurant in Columbus to have product sold at wholesale grocer

Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

5 suspects wanted in deadly shooting on MLK Blvd. in Columbus

  New Hampton Inn coming to Uptown Columbus

A new Hampton Inn will fill the location of the old Raymond Rowe Furniture building.

Ace Hardware in Columbus presents $1K donation to Children’s Miracle Network

The owners of the store presented a check for $1,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network.

  Culver’s, ALDI add to growing development in Phenix City, officials say

An ALDI supermarket and Culver’s eatery are two of the latest names set to make a new home in Phenix City, says city council.

Area colleges offering assistance to Virginia College students in Columbus

Tuesday morning, Miller Motte Technical College, Andrews College in Cuthbert, Georgia, and Columbus Technical College were on-site at the local campus.

  CPD arrests man on multiple counts of child pornography, exploitation

U-Haul unveils plans for storage facility in old Kmart building on Airport Thruway in Columbus

GUEST SEGMENT: Piedmont doctor points out differences between flu and cold

Trial for first of four suspects involved in April murder postponed

Deadline for ACA healthcare enrollment is Friday

Columbus police searching for burglary suspect seen on surveillance camera

Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination

The company reportedly received five consumer complaints.

‘White people are the best’: Columbia student’s racist tirade captured on video

In a racially charged rant, the Columbia sophomore harasses and shouts white supremacist ideologies at a group of primarily minority students.

Nearly 750 Harris Co. residents without power

Nearly 750 residents of Harris County are currently without power.

Police shoot, wound woman accused of stabbing wife to death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says authorities have shot and wounded a woman accused of fatally stabbing her wife

Search intensifies for woman who disappeared in Colorado on Thanksgiving

Kelsey Berreth made a trip to a Safeway grocery store near Woodland Park, CO, on Thanksgiving Day. She hasn’t been seen since a short time later.

Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

Meriwether County Schools delay opening due to possible inclement weather

Meriwether County Schools will have a delayed opening until 10 a.m. due to the possibility of black ice early in the morning.

AL Gov. Ivey Announces Inauguration theme

The theme for next months inaugural event will be “Keep Alabama Growing.”

Family of Lauren Burk hopeful death sentence will stay for convicted killer

Courtney Lockhart is asking courts to overturn his death penalty sentence 10 years after he abducted and killed 18-year-old Lauren Burk

CSU students representing university at Georgia Legislature

Two Columbus State University students are representing the school at the Georgia Legislature.

City of Columbus releases government holiday schedule

Expect schedule changes to local government, waste management, bus systems, and more.

Report: Alabama prison homicide rate highest in nation

Rise in prison homicides is raising concern

Phenix City PD looking for armed robbery suspect caught on camera

The man is wanted in connection with a robbery on Dec. 10th at the Chevron on Summerville Rd.

2 arrested on AL prison contraband charges

The incidents, which were unrelated, happened Sunday at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County.

Georgia Government will delay opening Tuesday due to weather

Gov. Deal has set the delay for one hour, meaning offices will open at 11:00 AM instead of the usual 10:00 AM

Trump’s troubled White House in search of new chief of staff

Trump's top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, is out of the running and Trump is now soliciting input on at least four individuals, including Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Columbus teens arrested, charged with trafficking meth

A pair of Columbus teenagers have been arrested and charged with trafficking meth among other drug charges.

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas while awaiting extradition to Kansas.

Supreme Court of Georgia upholds conviction in 2012 Columbus barbershop murder

A man convicted in the murder of a Columbus barbershop owner has had his conviction reaffirmed by the Supreme Court of Georgia.

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother in OH

Youngstown Fire Capt. Kurt Wright says the first floor of the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Wright says three children were ages 9, 3 and 2 and the other two were 1-year-old twins.

Former Miss Kentucky allegedly sent topless photos to 15-year-old student

The boy’s parents found the photo of the teacher on his phone and reported it to authorities, police said. She had been his teacher when he was in middle school.

5 Georgia officers could face trial next year in shootings

As many as five white police officers in Georgia could face trial next year for shooting unarmed black men

  Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — including a nationwide transition to 100 percent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years — that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal

Hearing set for man seeking appeal in Auburn student slaying

A hearing has been set for an Alabama man seeking a new trial over his death sentence for kidnapping and killing an Auburn University student

One dead following overnight shooting on MLK Blvd. in Columbus; police investigate

Columbus police are investigating a shooting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. that left one man dead.

CPD arrests two on multiple felonies each: child pornography and enticement

39-year-old Melvin Eugene Balkcom Jr. and 32-year-old Gracie Elizabeth Johnson were both arrested on charges of child pornography and enticement although it is not yet clear if the arrests are related

House fire breaks out in Salem, AL

So far, there are no details on how the fire broke out and no injuries have been reported.

Muscogee County students host 1st community Chinese cultural performance

This is the first bilingual program in Columbus Community to represent Chinese language and culture

Columbus skaters take the ice for their annual Christmas show

The skaters performed their talented tricks and routines to Christmas music. Some skaters were also decked out in holiday costumes.

Columbus Police crack down on the sale of alcohol to minors, 10 arrested

On Saturday, they visited 28 local businesses where 10 different employees were arrested and charged with illegal Sale of Alcohol to a Minor

Happy National Pastry Day!

Here's some things you might not know about the sweet treats

1 year after a double homicide at the Efficiency Lodge Hotel, family of victim is still hoping a suspect will come forward

On Saturday, friends and family held a celebration of her life where they could reflect on all the good times they had shared with Kelsey

Auburn considering board changes

The city of Auburn may soon have a new way to appoint citizens to boards and commissions thanks to the boards and commissions task force.

‘They were like brothers’: Boy, 12, raises money for best friend’s headstone

The 12-year-old raised money through donations and odd jobs until he had enough to pay for his friend’s headstone.

Inmate attorneys say AL prisons are in contempt of court after under-staffing mental health

Last year a court ordered the Alabama prison system to hire more mental health staffing but they have yet to comply and remain understaffed

Local business aims to acquire vacant MasterBrand facility

Mint Julep Boutique is looking to take over the old MasterBrand facility as its own distribution warehouse.

AL Gov. Ivey Awards $6.3 Million to Help Crime Victims

The grant will be used to set up crime victim officers across the state to help victims navigate the criminal justice

Families seek answers year after sons' bodies found

It’s been a year since the bodies of an Atlanta-based rapper and his cousin were found in Macon County.

  Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

Pres. Donald Trump said Chief of Staff John Kelly is on his way out.

LaGrange City Councilman named 2018 Physician of the Year

This year's pick was Dr. Tom Gore, a long time cardiologist and community advocate

Popular Ex-meteorologist arrested on charges of domestic violence and stalking

A protection from abuse request filed that day says Prater sent a woman 37 emails and called her 17 times that morning

Two left injured after a late night shooting in Auburn

Police say the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Holmes Avenue and appeared to stem from a personal altercation

Police issue warrants for a Randolph Co. man after he fails to register as a sex offender

Police say the convicted sex offender recently moved to Cuthbert from Dawson, GA and failed to notify both Randolph and Terrell County prior to his moving

Courts rule that Georgia woman accused of starving child can represent self

A Gwinnett Co. woman is now on track to represent herself as she faces the death penalty on accusations of starving her daughter to death in 2013

State program planting community gardens in poor areas

An ongoing program to help spread healthy eating habits through parts of rural Alabama has established or supported nearly community gardens in outlying areas

Gov.-elect Kemp names floor leaders for 2019 legislature

Gov.-elect Brian Kemp has chosen six Georgia lawmakers to shepherd his agenda during the 2019 legislative session

Piedmont Columbus Regional hosts annual tree lighting event

Guests came out to enjoy free refreshments and festivities such as music and games. There were also donations made Piedmont Columbus Regional’s NICU.

Ellerslie firefighters warn of home fires as homeowners put up decorations; welcoming volunteers for emergencies

Volunteer firefighters say as temperatures continue to drop, there’s a higher risk for home fires. They say it’s not always easy to get volunteers to get the job done.

Uptown Columbus hosts annual parade and tree lighting event

Attendees gathered to watch the tree lighting after the parade.

Decatur shoe repairman receives Christmas surprise after thieves stole his equipment

Sisters from Iowa and New York mailed the Decatur shoe repairman a $5,000 check after they heard about his misfortune.

Ivey flips switch to light state Christmas tree

Gov. Kay Ivey flipped a switch on Friday night to light the state’s Christmas tree at the Capitol.

Mother indicted in death of baby found in motel freezer

A woman has been indicted in the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in an Alabama motel room freezer

Manufacturing company in Warm Springs, GA to permanently close

Georgia-Pacific will begin eliminating positions in mid-December.

Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration, Russians

The plea agreement will remain under seal until a later date.

Man convicted of killing Auburn University student in 2008 returns to Lee Co. for hearing

A man convicted of killing an Auburn University student will be back in a Lee County courtroom.

Columbus businesses and schools reaching out to help Virginia College students ahead of campus closing

In the Chattahoochee Valley, other area business and schools are stepping up to help the displaced Virginia College students.

Man who plowed into Charlottesville crowd found guilty of first degree murder

The final witness was not in court late Thursday morning, however, causing a delay in the trial and an extended lunch break.

Community Warriors help neighbors in Phenix City by handing out bags of food

The Community Warriors, a retired military group, are teaming up with Feeding the Valley to make sure everyone has a meal on their table this holiday season