Claflin school almost finished with renovation into apartment homes

News Leader 9 is bringing you a sneak peak into new apartment homes in Columbus with a unique and vital history with an original structure dating back more than 150 years.

  LIVE: Defense resumes in key impeachment week; GOP defends as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

Pressure is increasing on senators to call John Bolton to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial after the revelation that a draft of a book by the former national security adviser undercuts a key defense argument.
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  Speeding driver damages nearly 90-year-old veterans memorial in Tennessee, neighbors say

The memorial was put up in the 1930s to honor the area’s veterans of World War I, but was since rededicated to also recognize veterans of World War II and the Korean War.


New details released in shooting involving teenagers on Woodruff Farm Rd.

  Someone in Lee Co. might be impersonating police, sheriff’s office warns

Opelika police investigating overnight shooting

  UPDATE: No injuries in 4th Ave. house fire caused by unattended candle

Off-duty B’ham officer shot while responding to call

There is currently a heavy police presence on Georgia Road.
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Tapeworm removed from Texas man’s brain after more than a decade

Eating raw or undercooked beef or pork is the primary risk factor for becoming infected with a tapeworm.

  Shots fired in east Columbus leaves one man behind bars on multiple charges

  Columbus police investigating shooting on Woodruff Farm Rd.

  Early morning shootout leaves one man dead in Eufaula

  UPDATE: Escaped Eufaula inmate found, returned to jail

  Columbus police investigate shooting at apartment complex on N. Lumpkin Rd.

  Chattahoochee Valley officials work to enforce stricter sentences, higher bonds for violent offenders

  10 new movies set to film in Columbus

  EXCLUSIVE: Sister of 38th St. murder victim in Columbus says he was threatened hours before death

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  Billie Eilish wins big at Grammys as music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

Billie Eilish won album of the year and record of the year to cap a dominant night of five victories at the Grammy Awards.


College Gameday coming to Auburn for Auburn-Kentucky showdown

  Central High School in Phenix City announces new head football coach

Central High School announced during a press conference Tuesday that Patrick Nix will take on the role as head football coach.


  Talbot County man arrested, charged with 6 felonies for mistreating dogs

  One person dead following accident on Hwy. 39 in Stewart County

LaGrange police searching for missing man

  Mayor introduces Columbus crime prevention plan during State of the City Address

UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in shooting death on 38th St. in Columbus

Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Allison confirmed 42-year-old Allen McMillan was pronounced dead at Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital.
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  China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

China postponed the end of the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80.

  Suspect back in jail after traffic stop in Columbus leads to injured officer, crash

  Suspect charged in the murder of 13-year-old on 32nd Ave. in Columbus

  UPDATE: Suspect wanted after officer-involved shooting at hotel on Hwy. 280 in Phenix City

2 separate heaters fail inside Alabama women’s prison