3 things to know: Police investigate Lumpkin Food Mart robbery; 'sizzling' heat Thursday

3 things to know: Police investigate Lumpkin Food Mart robbery; 'sizzling' heat Thursday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - From the WTVM News Leader 9 web desk, here are three things you need to know as you kickstart Thursday:

  1. Columbus police are investigating an armed robbery that happened around midnight at the Lumpkin Food Mart on South Lumpkin Road. At this time we are working to learn how many suspects are involved and if they made off with anything. We will get you more information as it becomes available.
  2. Two people are recovering after a crash this morning that ripped a car in half on Cusseta Rd. late Wednesday. Police say the car swerved to avoid another car - and lost control and hit multiple items eventually getting split in half. Police say that speed was likely a factor in the incident.
  3. And a discovery in Phenix City is causing a big mess for officials. Illegal pipe are found to be dumping raw sewage into rivers and creeks. The city says that former workers are to blame for the illegal pipes. The pipes are currently closed off and no more waste is contaminating the rivers.

*BONUS: The Barbasol Championship tees off at the Lake Course at Robert Trent Jones Grand National course in Opelika. You can follow complete coverage on WTVM.com by clicking here.

WEATHER: The word for Thursday is "sizzling" with more heat advisories across the Chattahoochee Valley and temps feeling above 100 degrees – again. There is a 10 percent chance of rain with highs in the upper 90s.

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