Manhunt for suspect in Yale student’s murder ends with Montgomery, Ala. arrest

A manhunt for an MIT graduate student accused of killing a Yale University student has come to an end with his arrest in central Alabama.

Police investigate shooting on Drake St. in Columbus

  Goodwill hosts free summer program for high school students

  Columbus Police Department hosts 38th Annual Special Olympics Torch Run

  Domestic Violence Roundtable offers training to local law enforcement

Lee County residents to vote on zoning regulations

  Auburn Senior Center re-opens after pandemic

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Americus Police believe shootings are gang-related

  Suspect’s attorney claims self defense in Gentian Blvd. murder

Alabama Power warns of scam targeting customers

  Counterfeit Percocet and Xanax pills circulate streets in Chattahoochee Valley

Auburn University football hopes for full capacity in fall

Heavy police presence on Veterans Pkwy. in Columbus

Ivey reacts to CDC mask, social distancing guideline changes

“Finally, we are seeing some encouraging, common sense guidance from the CDC,” Ivey said.

Father’s charge now capital murder in Montgomery baby’s death

Authorities say the charge against a father accused of killing his newborn son has been upgraded.

Columbus man charged with sexual exploitation of children

A Muscogee County man is charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of children.

LaGrange police searching for critical missing 4-year-old

The LaGrange Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a missing 4-year-old.

Reward offered for arrest of Georgia murder suspect

Kemp’s economic plan cuts off federal unemployment payments

Gov. Ivey expands vaccine eligibility to those 12 and older in Alabama

Senior Prank: Minecraft Creeper at Auburn High School

  MILITARY MATTERS: Run Across GA is Back, Helping Veterans with Home Makeovers

  Valley Rescue Mission reopens dining facilities to community

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic now open at Columbus bus station

Local citizens can now get the COVID-19 vaccination at the Columbus Metra Transit System on Linwood Boulevard.

  Gas prices continue to rise in the Chattahoochee Valley

Gas prices are raising in the Chattahoochee Valley. Plenty of drivers are causing a frenzy by racing to the pumps and filling up.

Albany tax preparer pleads guilty

The Justice Department reported that according to court documents, between 2012 and 2017, Candace Roberts worked as a return preparer and manager at Rogers Tax Service, a tax preparation business in Albany.

  Research chair for sickle cell named in Rep. Calvin Smyre’s honor

A research chair for sickle cell will be named in Rep. Calvin Smyre's honor and an eminent scholar will be recruited to Georgia to study sickle cell anemia.

Court records: Father charged in newborn’s death was out on bond for unrelated drug charges

Court records say the father charged in the death of newborn son is also facing unrelated drug charges in Elmore County.

  CVCC holds first in-person graduation since COVID-19 pandemic began

For the first time since the pandemic began, Chattahoochee Valley Community College held their first in-person graduation Wednesday, May 12.

  East Alabama doctors gear up to vaccinate children 12 and older against COVID-19

Children as young as 12-years-old are eligible to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Now, East Alabama pediatricians are gearing up to vaccinate this younger population.

Winn Dixie parent company offering money off groceries for getting COVID-19 vaccine

Winn Dixie’s parent company Southeastern Grocers, is offering an inventive to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.

Ohio’s governor announces $1 million dollar drawings for people who get COVID vaccine

The money will come from existing federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.

WATCH LIVE: Kemp, state officials to give update on pipeline cyberattack’s impact on state

Remarks are set for 3 p.m.

Columbus police still searching for missing woman, last seen over 30 years ago

The Columbus Police Department is searching for a missing woman who was last seen over 30 years ago.

  Columbus Bar Association holds annual Law Day celebration

The Columbus Bar Association held their annual Law Day presentation at the River Center Tuesday.

Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office employees receive badges honoring March 3rd tornado victims

Now dozens of Lee County Sheriff’s Office employees who were working that day and in the aftermath of the tornado are authorized to wear a special ribbon bar.

Gas averages top $3 for first time since 2014

On Wednesday, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline topped $3, the first time it’s reached that level since late 2014, according to AAA.

Patient pooch’s wait on adoption from Alabama shelter at 840 days and counting

Rutabaga has been overlooked and passed-by for possible adoption for more than two years, the longest stint on record for the East Alabama Humane Society in Phenix City.

Gov. Kay Ivey awards grant to help child abuse victims in East Ala.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a grant to an East Alabama nonprofit agency that helps child victims of sexual assault and abuse in Lee and Macon Counties.

Dunkin’ employee charged in death after allegedly hitting customer over slur

A Dunkin' employee allegedly punched a customer for using a racial slur

  Shortage of inmates causing bulk waste pick-up delays in Columbus

The Fountain City is seeing a two week delay waste pickup, according to a presentation Tuesday evening at Columbus City Council.

  Impact of Colonial Pipeline cyberattack on local gas supply

Because of the Colonial Pipeline being shutdown, experts say we’re starting to see some temporary outages at various gas stations throughout the southeast.

  One person injured, one in custody after shooting at gas station on Veterans Pkwy.

One person is recovering and another person is in custody after a shooting at a gas station in Columbus.

  Opelika-based tech company helps law enforcement nationwide connect and engage with community

An East Alabama technology company is making nationwide impacts on law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

  Columbus Police Department undergoes restorative practice training

High-ranking officers are getting a lesson in restorative practice training that covers topics of team building, inclusion, and diversity.

Woman arrested for kidnapping 2 infants, shooting in Savannah

The two missing infants that were taken during a shooting in Savannah have been found and are safe.

Mayor: Buc-ee’s considering location in Auburn

Auburn Mayor Ron Anders has confirmed the company is interested.

Alabama National Guard turns to vaccinating inmates, the homebound

Guard members finished their mass vaccination clinics in 24 rural counties last month and will now split up into smaller groups to find hard-to-reach populations.

2 arrested after I-85 confrontation leads to shots fired, Auburn police say

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with a weekend shooting incident, according to the Auburn Police Department.

Columbus police searching for missing teen, last seen near Wynnton Rd.

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen.

  Phenix City native, U.S. Army Reserve Soldier to compete in 2021 Olympics

A Phenix City Native and U.S. Army Reserve Soldier has earned a spot on Team USA in Women’s Sport Pistol and will compete in the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Kemp temporarily suspends state gas tax

The executive order is in light of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack.

Gov. Ivey, 19 governors sign letter to Pres. Biden on southern border crisis

Governor Ivey has signed on to a letter with 19 other governors calling on President Biden and Vice President Harris to take action on the crisis at the southern border.

  Muscogee County School District eases graduation restrictions

Good news for families with graduating seniors in Muscogee County. The school district is easing some COVID-related restrictions, and now more people can witness their child turn their tassels.

  Elementary school students awarded for participating in mentoring program

Third, fourth and fifth grade students were awarded Monday for their hard work in the Men Act This Way Mentoring Inc. Program.

Two women killed in two-vehicle accident near Hamilton Rd. in LaGrange

A two-vehicle accident has claimed the lives of two women.

  Dancing Stars of Columbus returning this year virtually

After having to cancel their show in 2020 due to COVID-19, Dancing Stars of Columbus is returning to the Fountain City.

  Opelika Police Department updates public on campaign to reduce crime

The Opelika Police Department shared an update on their “Together, Opelika” campaign that launched six months ago.

Suspect arrested in deadly Gentian Blvd. shooting

An arrest has been made in a Columbus shooting death.

MLS Next coming to Alabama

Major League Soccer has launched a nationwide elite youth soccer league to help players take their game to the next level.

  East Alabama schools wrapping up school year

After a difficult year for many across the country and in the Chattahoochee Valley, school districts are winding down the academic year and students are getting ready for summer.

Heavy police presence on Floyd Rd. in Columbus

Police are on the scene of a shooting incident on Floyd Road in Columbus.

Gov. Ivey to end Ala. participation in federal pandemic unemployment benefits

This goes into effect June 19.

Multiple vehicle accident on Hwy. 165 in Phenix City

Police are on the scene of a multiple vehicle accident in Phenix City.

Rural, underserved Alabama communities to receive broadband access

Underserved communities across Alabama will soon receive broadband services thanks to nearly $17 million approved by Gov. Kay Ivey’s office.

  Harris County High School holds drive-thru parade for graduating seniors

Harris County High School held a drive-thru parade to honor the 2021 graduating seniors.

Man faces death penalty in South Ga. toddler murder case

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said this is an “appropriate case” to seek the death penalty.

WATCH LIVE: Kemp to sign citizen’s arrest overhaul bill into law

The state’s citizen’s arrest law entered the spotlight after Ahmaud Arbery’s death.

UPDATE: Scene is clear at Blackmon Road Middle School after alleged bomb threat

Police are currently on the scene of an incident on Blackmon Rd. in Columbus.

LaGrange police investigating shooting on Miller St.

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred on May 9.

McDonald’s restaurants across Ala. to hire 3,000 people

Area McDonald’s owner-operators expect to hire approximately 1,500 of the 3,000 restaurant jobs in Birmingham and surrounding areas during a week-long hiring event May 10-14 in preparation to welcome back customers safely.

AUM softball wins first ever Gulf South Conference championship

The Auburn Montgomery softball team defeated Mississippi College on Saturday to win the Gulf South Conference Championship. It was the Warhawks’ first championship at the Division II level in program history.

  CPD: Person shot in leg at Peachtree Mall parking lot; no suspect in custody

One person was shot in the leg at the Peachtree Mall parking lot in Columbus Georgia according to CPD.

Car crash near Jowers Rd. in Russell Co. leaves one person injured

A car crash in Russell County left one person injured.

CHIME IN: Happy Mother’s Day - show off your favorite moms!

Happy Mother’s Day from WTVM News Leader 9 to all of the moms and mother-like figures!

Columbus police on scene of two-vehicle accident on Macon Rd.

The Columbus Police Department is on the scene of a two-vehicle accident.

  Victim ID’d in deadly shooting on Macon Rd. in Columbus

One man is dead after a shooting on Macon Road Saturday evening, May 8.

Alabama is extending at-home vaccinations

Deputy State Health Officer, Dr. Karen Landers, said it’s important to think about those unable to leave their homes or with inadequate transportation.

Alabama teen with rare cancer dies days after community’s touching rally

Just days after being welcomed home by the Dadeville community, Maddie McClendon has passed away. She was 18-years-old.

Gov. Brian Kemp signs bills to improve foster care, adoption in Georgia

Governor Kemp’s recent bills signed into law are expected to improve foster care and adoption across the Peach State.

  Columbus to begin using new automated recycling system

The Fountain City is looking to change the way you do recycling come Monday morning. Things are switching over to a more automated route.