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East Alabama headlines for Friday, July 9th

LANETT, AL (WTVM) – The investigation into the death of a six week old baby in Lanett continues. The baby was found Wednesday, July 8th at home in the 400 block of 57th Avenue. The infant boy was found unresponsive by officers and EMS.  Lanett Commander Stephen Doyal tells news leader 9, investigators are in Montgomery awaiting autopsy results.  Doyal anticipates preliminary findings sometime late Friday.  Investigators say there were no visible signs of injury to the baby and parents shared with investigators that the baby had a history of medical issues.

 OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – Opelika police have arrested 31-year old Jonathan Miller and charged him with attempted murder and domestic violence. Police say Miller stabbed his soon to be ex-wife 17 times at their home off Old Columbus Road.  The incident happened over the holiday weekend. Police say Miller also turned the knife on himself.  The wife was treated and released from the hospital. Police say Miller remains at East Alabama Medical Center and is being guarded by officers until he can be transported to the Lee County Detention facility.

 OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – Opelika police have arrested a 20-year old Opelika man for Sexual Abuse of a child less than 12 years of age. Dennis McCoy was arrested Thursday while incarcerated at the Lee County Detention facility. Investigators say the sex abuse charge stems from a reported rape that happened on June 11th in the 500 block of Ranitree Street.

 

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  • PLEASE SHARE: CPD searching for runaway teen for the second time this week

    PLEASE SHARE: CPD searching for runaway teen for the second time this week

    Friday, March 24 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-03-24 22:18:30 GMT
    Mariah Walton (Source: CPD)Mariah Walton (Source: CPD)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are asking for the public's help again in search of a missing teen.  Mariah Walton, 14, has run away for the second time this week and she is frequently in the area of Forsyth St. and Bell St.  

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    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are asking for the public's help again in search of a missing teen.  Mariah Walton, 14, has run away for the second time this week and she is frequently in the area of Forsyth St. and Bell St.  

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  • Man arrested in connection to first homicide of 2017 pleads not guilty

    Man arrested in connection to first homicide of 2017 pleads not guilty

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:04:13 GMT
    William Washington (Source: Muscogee County Jail)William Washington (Source: Muscogee County Jail)

    The man police say is connected to the first homicide in Columbus pleaded not guilty in a first appearance in recorder's court on Friday. William Washington was given bond at $50,000 and his case now goes to superior court. 

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    The man police say is connected to the first homicide in Columbus pleaded not guilty in a first appearance in recorder's court on Friday. William Washington was given bond at $50,000 and his case now goes to superior court. 

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  • Healthcare insurance representatives in Columbus concerned for healthcare plan future

    Healthcare insurance representatives in Columbus concerned for healthcare plan future

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-03-25 02:52:23 GMT
    Healthcare (Source: WTVM)Healthcare (Source: WTVM)

    "I had patients at Midtown Medical Center who told us they originally selected a plan where they thought Columbus Midtown would be their in network facility only to learn that their actual in network facility was many, many miles away," said Vice President of Operations Aspirion Health Resources, Suzie Bryan. Bryan said it's situations such as these which pose problems with the current Obamacare in place. “It's been financially difficult for hospitals."

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    "I had patients at Midtown Medical Center who told us they originally selected a plan where they thought Columbus Midtown would be their in network facility only to learn that their actual in network facility was many, many miles away," said Vice President of Operations Aspirion Health Resources, Suzie Bryan. Bryan said it's situations such as these which pose problems with the current Obamacare in place. “It's been financially difficult for hospitals."

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