COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - From the WTVM News Leader 9 news desk, here are the three stories you need to know for Wednesday:
- The Sunny Side Child Care Center in Montgomery is closed for cleaning after at least 60 children got sick, from what appears to be a food illness. Health officials have collected food samples to test, but they say it's not yet clear what exactly made the children sick.
- More money is being devoted to crime prevention in Columbus. City council last night approved funding for 20 separate programs at a cost of more than $700,000. All of the programs aimed at youth development.
- Local police and the FBI are investigating after flyers promoting the KKK were left in yards and driveways of homes in Georgia and Alabama. Authorities are working to find out who distributed the flyers. Those responsible could face trespassing and littering charges. The flyers promote white supremacy and hatred toward gay people and they were put in plastic bags with candy. Local police say they will not tolerate such activity. Hundreds of flyers were found outside Atlanta, as well as Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Bessemer.
WEATHER: It's another hot day as the heat in our area will be in the mid-to-upper 90s through Thursday. The high temperature for Wednesday is 96 degrees with a 30 percent chance of isolated storms. A heat advisory is in effect for Wednesday through the evening.
For your latest weather forecast, you can check out WTVM Weather on Facebook, or download WEATHER APP to 40909 and download the Storm Team 9 weather app for your smartphone.