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Suspect wanted in Columbus on multiple warrants for property crime offenses

A suspect is wanted in Columbus on several outstanding warrants for offenses related to property crimes.

CPD investigating shooting on Steam Mill Rd.

Mother arrested after newborn found dead in trash can at Amazon warehouse

Uber driver says he almost died when a suspected drunken passenger grabbed the wheel

For the first time in 35 years, no children were murdered in Sacramento, CA, last year

Columbus man arrested after attempting to run another car off the road

Columbus police investigating shooting on Youmans St.

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  Supreme Court of Georgia upholds murder conviction in 2008 slaying of expectant mother in Columbus

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

Man, 34, wrecks home with ax after he thought wife damaged his action figures

8-year-old survivor of quadruple homicide thanks deputies who saved her

3 teens arrested after 14-year-old crashes car into police station

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

  Mother found passed out on top of 1-year-old charged after his death

The 33-year-old mother was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl

Deputies say when they arrived on scene, the man was attempting to kill a young girl, so they opened fire, killing him.

  FBI searches for “Traveling Bandit” bank robber

The FBI says the Traveling Bandit has robbed at least seven banks in six states in the last month

Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’

The suspects are both being held without bond on various charges related to the boy’s death, sexual abuse and child pornography.

  Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

2 arrested after drug investigation in Valley

Suspect in Chambers Co. 1985 capital murder to be extradited following Puerto Rico arrest

Columbus Police respond to armed robbery at Little Caesars Pizza

LaGrange police investigating late-night shooting on Adamson St.

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

  SC man who threw hot coffee at teen McDonald’s employee arrested

Police say Joshua Emery Noel had a warrant issued for his arrest on Jan. 11 for second-degree assault and battery.

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

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for Nelson’s murder.

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

Two people have been arrested and charged in the murder of a Seale couple who were initially believed to have died in a house fire.

Lee Co., GA man arrested with $9K+ of spice in Columbus, charged with trafficking

A man from Lee County, Georgia has been arrested in Columbus with a large amount of drugs.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Suspect arrested, charged with armed robbery and use of weapon during a crime

Mikelle Harrison was wanted for the armed robbery of two people at their home on January 10.

GA man arrested for plotting attack on White House

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that investigators have arrested a Georgia man they believe planned to attack the White House.

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.

CPD releases report of arrests, citations after taking measures to reduce crime during holiday season

The Columbus Police Department reallocated resources and assigned officers to patrol neighborhoods in December with the goal of reducing traffic-related deaths and residential theft and burglaries.

Columbus police investigating armed robbery at Flat Rock Park

The Columbus Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Columbus park.

Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.

Columbus Police looking for suspect in armed robbery

The individual pictured is wanted for the Armed Robbery of two individuals at their residence. The incident occurred on January 10th around 3:10 PM.

1 arrested and warrant issued for second suspect in murder on Dunwoody Dr. in Columbus

Jacquavis Donell Richardson, 17, is charged with the murder of Jaquan Harris.

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Suspects wanted for armed home invasion in West Point

On January 11 at 11:37 p.m., West Point police and GBI agents responded to a home on 6th Avenue in reference to a home invasion.

Phenix City PD looking for man in connection with auto burglary

The individual pictured is wanted in connection with an auto burglary that occurred on January 8th.

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

The man is accused of shaking and beating the 4-year-old, including kicking her down a hallway, as punishment for spilling the juice.

Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.

Wyoming Escaped inmate caught in Georgia

Escapee Richard Fountaine and his accomplice Kimberly Belcher were captured Friday afternoon near Middle Georgia

Man accused of Wynnton Rd. murder appears in court for bond hearing

The judge set Davis's bond at $250,000 and also placed him under house arrest, tracked by an ankle monitor

Opelika man arrested for Burglary and Auto Breaking & Entering

William Blake Norton is charged with Burglary, two counts of Breaking and Entering, and two counts of Theft

Opelika police investigating robbery on Dale Ave.

The Opelika Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place in the 3500 block of Dale Ave.

Valley man arrested after ‘fondling’ woman, charged with sexual abuse

Valley police have arrested a man in connection with a sexual abuse case.

Suspect wanted in Auburn for vandalizing and abandoning dogs at Lee County Humane Society

The Lee County Humane Society is investigating vandalism to its shelter and incidents of dogs being abandoned at the location.

2 suspects arrested in Lee County for armed robbery and mulitple charges

The arrests stem from an armed robbery that happened January 5.

Russell County authorities offering reward for information in Seale, AL double homicide

A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information in a Russell County homicide.

Lanett police arrest man for sexual assault of a juvenile

A Lanett man has been taken into custody in connection with a sexual assault of a juvenile.

Missing boy, 6, found alive in crawl space of Missouri attic; mother, boyfriend arrested

The boy’s father went to pick him up from his mother’s house in August, but the two and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found.

Mother charged with abuse after putting baby inside freezer, deputies say

A baby is reported to be safe after his mother allegedly placed him inside a stranger’s unused freezer then hid in a crawl space.

Columbus police searching for suspects in violent crimes

Michael Lewis and Scotty Sherman are both wanted for separate aggravated assault charges.

Columbus police searching for 2 property crime offenders

William Blake Turnham is wanted for auto theft and Quincy Persel Jones is wanted for burglary.

One injured in shooting on N. 16th St. in Opelika; police searching for suspect

A shooting in Opelika left one person injured Tuesday evening, and police are searching for the suspect.

CORRECTION: Woman arrested on charges of exploitation in Columbus appears in court

The Columbus Police Department has taken a woman accused of exploitation and intimidation into custody.

Victims in deadly house fire being investigated as homicide ID’d

What started off as a deadly house fire is now turning into a double homicide investigation in Russell County.

Man arrested after allegedly stealing $10 million winning lottery ticket from roommate

The lottery winner shared his good news with his two roommates, but when he couldn’t collect, he suspected one of them had stolen the ticket and reported it to police.

Mother charged after son’s body found encased in concrete in Denver storage unit

The boy's mother was charged with abuse of a corpse in what sources say was an attempt to hide evidence.

Man wanted in Columbus for questioning in double homicide on Stuart Dr.

A man is wanted in Columbus for questioning in a double homicide that happened on Stuart Drive.

  LaGrange police reminding of Georgia Safe Haven Law after baby found deceased in cooler

One day after a baby was found lifeless in a cooler in Troup County, officials are hoping to remind and educate people about a law meant to protect infants in the state of Georgia.

Man accused of bringing date to condo with woman he allegedly killed in basement

The suspect faces various charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and identity theft.

Man caught on camera licking doorbell, prowling outside CA home for 3 hours

Police say the suspect could face misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling.

Suspect wanted in Lee County, AL for credit card fraud

A suspect is wanted in Lee County, Alabama for credit card fraud.

Columbus Police release holiday crime overview

Starting in early December CPD began reallocating some of its resources to concentrate on traffic related incidents and residential patrols, all in efforts to stop holiday DUIs and theft

LaGrange Police investigate attempted armed robbery

Based on the store employee’s description, officers quickly located the suspect who was later identified as Ravon Woods

Parents arrested after 1-year-old girl’s body found buried in NM backyard

The case began in December when the girl’s father allegedly told his mother he drowned the 1-year-old in the bathtub apartment.

Man charged with murder in shooting of 7-year-old Houston girl; race not believed to be factor

A manhunt began after the Dec. 30 murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was fatally shot when a suspect opened fire on her family’s car.

Phenix City Police looking for woman in connection to forgery case

According to officers, she is wanted for questioning in the matter of a possession of a forged instrument 1st degree incident that occurred on January 5th

Mother accused of forcing 8-year-old daughter to help in plot to poison husband with antifreeze

Prosecutors say the woman’s husband was not hurt because each time he allegedly drank the antifreeze, he noticed a chemical taste and spat out the drink.

South Georgia D.A. says he will prosecute overdose death cases

The District Attorney wants this case to serve as a warning — supplying illegal drugs to others has real legal consequences.

Bo Dukes captured in Ocilla

Bo Dukes has been caught, officials said.

GBI makes arrests in Thomaston murder investigation

Following a missing person investigation in Lamar County, 2 have been charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and kidnapping

Columbus man accused of taking thousands from disabled mother’s account released from jail; case continues

51-year-old Vincent Wiggins is charged with exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults or elder persons.

Authorities searching for man who escaped Decatur facility

Authorities are searching for 41-year-old John Lee Matchum.

Alabama Supreme Court orders new trial for death row inmate

The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for an inmate who has been on death row for 15 years

CPD investigating late-night shooting on Brown Ave.

Columbus police are currently investigating a Thursday night shooting on Brown Ave.

Americus Police investigating multiple shootings

Police are investigating a string of shootings that left multiple people hurt this week.

TCSO searching for man wanted on robbery, aggravated assault charges

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted on several offenses.

Second man charged in connection with Americus woman’s death

Police have charged another man with murder in connection with the death of a woman.