Crime

  UPDATE: Columbus police arrest child molestation suspect

Day 3: Bo Dukes admits in interview shown in trial to helping dispose of Tara Grinstead’s body

Opelika police hoping for new leads in cold case of woman’s 2000 murder

Federal indictment handed down for social media threat

  One dead, one injured in early morning shooting on Seale Rd. in Phenix City

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

Continued Coverage

  Columbus police investigating shooting near Parkchester Drive and Buena Vista Road

Suspect wanted in Troup County for theft, breaking into a vehicle

Two Opelika juveniles arrested on robbery charges in Auburn

  Fifth suspect in December apartment murder makes first court appearance

  Columbus police investigating after man shot in shoulder on Winston Rd.

  Phenix City police investigating shooting, armed robbery at Summerville Rd. Waffle House

  Man arrested in connection with shooting on 4th Ave. in Columbus

Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that took place on 4th Ave. in Columbus over the weekend.

  Woman arrested for stabbing on Walters Loop in Columbus makes court appearance

Columbus police have taken a woman into custody after allegedly being involved in a stabbing incident.

Suspect wanted in Lanett for burglary at convenience store

The burglary happened Monday, March 18 at the Cherry Food Mart at approximately 4:30 a.m.

  Opelika man arrested after early morning shooting on Commerce Dr. in Auburn

An Opelika man is behind bars after being taken into custody following an early morning shooting.

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

  State and local officials warn of home repair fraud after tornado

  Final two suspects appear in court after murder at MLK Blvd. apartment in Columbus

Suspect arrested in Columbus on child cruelty charge

Third body found in search for 3 missing Georgians

Suspsect wanted in Columbus for stealing vehicle from convenience store parking lot

Suspect wanted in LaGrange for aggravated assault and child cruelty

Tavarus Coverson, 29, is wanted for aggravated assault, cruelty to children, and stalking.

LaGrange couple wake up to find wall of home riddled with bullet holes

LaGrange police are investigating after a couple woke up to find walls in their home covered in bullet holes.

  Police in Eufaula warning residents of payroll scams targeting employees and employers

The Eufaula Police Department and several other law enforcement agencies say they are investigating multiple reports of scams that target employees, employers and their payroll.

  Auburn police investigating attempted armed robbery on S. College St. near AU campus

An attempted armed robbery of a business near Auburn University’s campus has the school’s Department of Campus Safety and Security alerting students to be aware of their surroundings.

  Final two suspects in MLK Blvd. murder arrested in Columbus

The final two of five suspects in the December 2018 shooting of 34-year-old Derrick Scott on MLK, Jr. Blvd. in Columbus have been arrested.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

Alabama State Trooper arrested on multiple drug charges

Tuesday, agents with the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation arrested ALEA Trooper Stephen Langham on six felony charges.

Troup Co. Sheriff’s Office issues warrants for woman who allegedly stole more than $82K from employer

Sheriff’s deputies in Troup County have issued warrants for a woman who allegedly stole a large sum of money from her employer.

Columbus police arrest man on charges of terroristic threats after potential bomb threat

A man has been taken into custody by Columbus police and is now facing charges of making terroristic threats.

  Father accused of taking AK-47 to FL school after son said teacher ‘slammed him’

The father reportedly told police he didn’t intend to hurt anyone with the gun, saying he carries it for protection and forgot he had it on him.

  Newborn left to die in 1981 identified by DNA; mother charged in South Dakota

After 38 years, police used DNA tests and genealogy to help arrest the suspected mother of a newborn left to die on the side of a South Dakota road.

Suspect wanted in Columbus for multiple residential burglaries in the Benning Hills area

On March 11 and March 12 between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m., the suspect unlawfully entered homes and vehicles.

Lanett man arrested on drug trafficking charges, others arrested on possession

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office has taken a Lanett man into custody on charges of drug trafficking.

Georgia woman arrested, facing terrorism charges for conspiring to provide support to ISIS

A Georgia woman has been arrested after she allegedly joined an online group pledging support to ISIS and recruiting members to join them.

  Police release surveillance photos of suspect in Albert St. shooting in Columbus

Columbus police are releasing surveillance photos of a man holding a gun. They say this man is a suspect in a shooting that took place on Albert St. on Mar. 7.

  ONE YEAR LATER: Columbus mother remains missing after disappearing under mysterious circumstances

On March 12, 2018, a Columbus mother of three went missing from her home on Montclair Drive under mysterious circumstances.

Man who allegedly threatened Google arrested in California

The YouTuber allegedly drove across the country in order to confront Google officials, telling police he’d get violent if the visit didn’t go well.

US Marshals still searching for disbarred GA attorney, accused of killing mother

US Marshals are looking for a disbarred Georgia attorney, accused of killing his mother while waiting for a jail sentence.

Opelika police searching for suspect in fraud investigation

The Opelika Police Department is releasing surveillance photos of a woman believed to be involved in a fraud investigation.

  Columbus police on the scene of an armed bank robbery on Whittlesey Blvd.

The Columbus Police Department is on the scene of an armed robbery at a bank.

  Columbus police arrest man on drug trafficking charges, other offenses

The Columbus Police Department has arrested a man on multiple drug charges, including trafficking.

Young girl found dead inside duffel bag near California trail identified

The search for the girl’s identity began after her body was found partially concealed in a black duffel bag and dumped down an embankment.

Man found guilty in adopted son’s murder inspired by Oscar-winning movie ‘Manchester by the Sea’

The main character in "Manchester by the Sea" learns he cannot be prosecuted for killing his children, following an accidental house fire.

Columbus man arrested on child molestation charges

A Columbus man is behind bars today after being arrested on multiple child sex crime charges.

  Man injured in shooting on Albert St. in Columbus; police investigate

A man was shot multiple times just before 8 p.m. on Albert Street near Bruce Avenue.

Lanett man struck by car, driver believed he hit a box

A Lanett man is in the hospital after a driver struck what he believed to be a box, but turned out to be a person.

LaGrange woman arrested after allegedly stabbing boyfriend

A LaGrange woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her live-in boyfriend.

  Suspect wanted in Columbus for aggravated assault and 2 armed robberies

A suspect is wanted in Columbus for aggravated assault and armed robbery at two gas stations.

  Delivery driver shot in back after dispute over disabled parking space in Missouri

The 65-year-old suspect was arrested. Officers are due to meet with prosecutors to decide if charges will be filed.

Second arrest made after LaGrange man killed while giving ride to strangers

Omare Atcherson turned himself in on March 5.

After worker accused of throwing toddler, Missouri daycare’s state license revoked

The daycare announced through an attorney that it will appeal the state’s decision to revoke its license. It can remain open during that process.

10 supsects arrested on drug-related charges in Chambers County, AL

From Feb. 28 to March 3, the Chambers County Drug Task Force and the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted several operations that resulted in the search warrants and arrests.

  Former AU transit bus driver found guilty of rape, other charges

A former Auburn University transit bus driver accused of raping a student on a university bus has been found guilty on multiple charges.

Young woman, 21, fatally shot helping friend escape suspected domestic violence

Within a day, police arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly shooting at his child’s mother but instead striking and killing the victim.

  California man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old he met on Tinder

Officers say the victim initially lied about her age on Tinder, but after eight months of communication with the suspect, she disclosed she was only 12.

Medical practice owner charged with rape, sodomy, incest

Jean Senecal, 72, has been charged with two counts if first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of incest.

  Columbus man receives life sentence for armed robbery turned murder

In court, Wilson pled guilty to murder, attempted murder, and attempted armed robbery after fatally shooting an employee of the Columbus Pawn Shop in December of 2017

  Jury finds man guilty in 2016 murder of Columbus cab driver

23-year-old Devin Durden was found guilty of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery and Possession of firearm for the robbery and fatal shooting of a Columbus cab driver

Valley woman sentenced to nearly four years in prison after stealing $700K from employer

A Valley woman has been sentenced after being found guilty of embezzling more than $700,000 from her employer.

Two charged with child abuse in Emanuel County

A man and woman are facing charges after allegedly abusing a three-month-old girl Wednesday in Emanuel County.

  1 arrested, another wanted after LaGrange man killed while giving ride to strangers

17-year-old Travis McFarland was arrested Friday on charges of Murder, Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity

  Lee County man arrested after authorities find 350+ images of child pornography

A Lee County man has been taken into custody on charges of child pornography after investigators recovered more than 350 images of child pornography during a search.

  Parkchester Dr. murder suspect appears in front of Columbus judge

The man accused in the shooting death of Ronnie Brooks, Jr. has made an appearance in front of a Columbus judge.

  Troup County Sheriff’s Office release surveillance photos of Alabama theft suspect

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance photos of a theft suspect in Alabama they believe may be connected to one in their jurisdiction.

Auburn police investigating assault adjacent to AU, campus safety issues warnings

An assault occurring adjacent to the campus of Auburn University has safety officials issuing reminders on how to safe to students.

  Auburn police take stand inTiger Transit rape case

Officers from the Auburn Police Department took the stand Thursday. Lee County jurors also saw body camera footage showing interactions with the defendant.

  2 suspects arrested in Eufaula for trafficking in stolen identities and drug possession

Marlene Elena Reveron, 47, of Miami, Florida and 33-year-old Leodan Carbonell Vargas, also from Miami, are charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking in stolen identities.

  Man arrested following early morning shooting in Eufaula, charged with attempted murder

The Eufaula Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that took place in the early morning hours along State Docks Rd.

  LaGrange police investigate late-night shooting after two men enter home on Cox St.

LaGrange police are currently investigating a late-night shooting on Cox St. that left one person injured.

Parents dumped baby’s body after he died while they were on drugs, CA prosecutors say

The suspects both face charges of child abuse resulting in death. If convicted, they could receive up to 10 years in prison.

  Ex-husband blames cult as motive in deaths of 5 family members

Two suspects, a mother and daughter who were related to all of the victims, are charged with their family members’ murders.

  Testimonies begin in trial of Tiger Transit driver charged with rape of AU student

An Auburn University student who was allegedly raped while on a campus bus took the witness stand Wednesday along with several former and current Auburn students.

Auburn man arrested on multiple drug, gun charges

Auburn police have taken a man into custody on multiple drug and gun charges.

  UPDATE: Body pulled from Chambers County Creek ID’d; 2 arrested, charged with murder

Two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of as as of yet unidentified man that was pulled from a creek in Chambers County.

Mother suspected of killing baby, tossing son from landing in California

Officers went to the apartment building after a neighbor called 911 to report that a child was screaming or crying, and then, she noticed a woman was holding the child over a second-story landing.

Groomer arrested after allegedly abusing service dog so badly its tail had to be amputated

Surveillance video shows seven minutes in which the suspect appears to manhandle the dog, tie her down and yank her tail so hard it breaks.

  Family of Hamilton Road shooting victim urging suspect to come forward; CPD searching for leads

Columbus police are asking the public for help finding the suspect or suspects involved in the fatal shooting, from late Saturday night.

  Charges for former Tiger Transit driver accused of raping Auburn student change

Jury selection continued Tuesday for the trial, and the charges against the defendent, Tony Martin Patillo, have changed after allegedly raping an Auburn University student while she was on a university transit bus.