Ammonia leak near Buck Ice leads to Talbotton Rd. closure in Columbus

Columbus police and fire crews responded to an ammonia leak near Buck Ice earlier this afternoon.

  First-ever CPD hiring event yields high results

Four people arrested on drug trafficking, gun charges after traffic stop

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

Suspect on the run after allegedly shooting LaGrange man

  Man hit by train overnight in Opelika, in critical condition

  Goodwill holds ribbon cutting for GED, life skills program

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5 elderly men, 85-year-old woman arrested for public sex in Conn. park, police say

  Beauregard community comes together for first football game after deadly tornadoes

  Faith-based movie filmed in Columbus hits theaters

  MCSD school bus involved in three-vehicle accident on Forrest Rd.

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

  Columbus mother says man tried to abduct her 10-year-old son while walking home from school

  Harris County residents worry rezoning land will impact school system

Although the planning commission denied the proposal, the ultimate decision is left up to the county commission. Residents here hope their concerns were heard at Wednesday’s meeting, and commissioners will take into account the impact this project could have on schools.

  Defendants to pay $280M+ in wrongful death lawsuit of East Ala. vehicle accident

A Muscogee County jury handed out its verdict today for a wrongful death lawsuit from 2016.

  World’s most advanced fighter jet’s engines being built in Chattahoochee Valley

The most advanced fighter jet in the world has roots in the Chattahoochee Valley. Pratt and Whitney in Midland makes engines for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II.

State of Alabama looks to give you back YOUR property, cash

The state holds physical objects for two years before selling them.

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

$50K grant helps repair hurricane damage at Americus theater

Police: Toddler taken to hospital drunk on schnapps, grandma arrested

LaGrange police investigating armed robbery in Walmart parking lot

WATCH: Memorial service for former WTVM reporter, Opelika native Nancy Parker

  Muscogee Co. director of Elections and Registration discusses new voting machines in Ga.

Columbus police searching for runaway teen

16-year-old Jesseanah Jones was last seen Thursday, August 8 at the Baymont Inn & Suites on Whitesville Road while in DFCS custody.

What temperature should you keep your AC on? AC repairman weighs in

Stay comfortable and save money by using these recommended settings for your central air.

Limestone County sheriff indicted on theft, ethics charges

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is facing 13 counts of theft and ethics charges. Blakely was arrested on Thursday and released on bond.

  Atlanta double murder-suicide has ties to Columbus medical family

Dr. Christopher Edwards, the ex-husband of, Dr. Marsha Edwards father of Erin and Christopher Edwards Jr. is a prominent surgeon in Atlanta, but his roots run deep in Columbus.

Columbus police investigating possible arson case on Ginny Ave.

Fire crews responded to a house fire on Ginny Avenue shortly before 7:30 p.m.

  Chamber of Commerce says new developments are coming to Columbus area

If you’re looking for new places to eat or visit around town in Columbus, there are more options coming in the near future, according to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.

Wetumpka tornado survivor has a warning for others

Looking back, the homeowner regrets it but also says he was still rattled from the storm and wasn’t thinking clearly.

  Piedmont Columbus Regional rolls out new online scheduling

On July 1, Piedmont Columbus Regional rolled out a brand new electronic medical record system called Epic.

  WOKS radio station in Columbus offers free lunch in celebration of 60 years of service

The station gave away free lunch to the first 60 guests at JB’s Dollar Scoop to celebrate 60 years of service to the community.

  New Popeyes chicken sandwich creates frenzy at locations across Columbus

Many people have been trying to get a taste of the new chicken sandwich at Popeyes.

  Second suspect arrested in 2017 murder on Rigdon Rd. in Columbus pleads not guilty

34-year-old Kendrick Washington was arrested last week in connection to a 2017 shooting on Rigdon Road.

Shaw High School students praised for speaking up after threats made by another student

A group of students at Shaw High School in Columbus are being lauded by their principal after bringing administrators’ attention to a potential safety concern.

Suspect wanted in Columbus for fraud, exploitation of elder person

A woman is wanted in connection to fraudulent activity and exploitation of an elder person.

UPDATE: Signs go up to alert drivers about potholes at Veterans Pkwy. and 9th St. in Columbus

After WTVM News Leader 9 reported on what many drivers called a “large” pothole at the railroad tracks between Veterans Pkwy. and 9th St. in Columbus, it seems something is being done to address it.

  One arrested, one at large in Custom Jewelers armed robbery in Phenix City

Police in Phenix City have arrested one man and named a second suspect in an armed robbery at Custom Jewelers.

  Three men sentenced for Curry St. home invasion turned murder

The three men found guilty of a 2017 home invasion turned murder have now been sentenced.

Man found guilty of 2005 Columbus murder granted new trial, defense attorney says

A man convicted of killing a 24-year-old woman in 2005 in a Columbus apartment has been granted a new trial, according to his defense attorney.

  Columbus Hospice in need of more volunteers

Columbus Hospice aims to give quality of life for terminally ill patients. They currently have about 150 volunteers, but staff says they always need more.

  Columbus police investigating late-night shooting on Cusseta Rd.

Police in Columbus are investigating a shooting on Cusseta Rd. that left a woman with injuries to both her legs.

  Police release new details on bank robbery at Wells Fargo in Phenix City

A Wells Fargo bank location in Phenix City has a large police presence.

Auburn University reminds student about safe travel at night after attempted robbery

Police in Auburn are investigating an attempted robbery near Auburn University’s campus, which has prompted the university to remind students about staying safe while traveling at night.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

  First responders in Columbus start training for new rescue task force

There were about 40 first responders from multiple agencies ready to train on Wednesday. Their goal is to find ways to get to emergencies faster and save more lives.

  CPD officer pleads guilty to sexual battery charges

50-year-old Michael Ledford pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual battery in a Macon courtroom on Tuesday.

  USDA, SBA collaborate for small business expo in West Point

The expo included plenty of resources and information on how to run a small business in Georgia.

  Columbus residents react to new law that protects renters from landlord retaliation

Under House Bill 346, landlords who wrongfully try to evict tenants or raise rent due to documented reports of a leaky roof or poor construction would be responsible for paying the tenant one month’s rent plus $500 along with legal costs.

  Loan executives tour Feeding the Valley Food Bank in Columbus

On Wednesday, loan executives toured Feeding the Valley Food Bank to learn about funded programs, disaster relief, volunteer services, and new ways to create change for those who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

  Planning commission denies Grey Rock Rd. rezoning proposal in Harris County

The developer is looking to rezone almost 200 acres of property to build a neighborhood on Grey Rock Road. Some Harris County residents say bringing in 200 more families is going to have a negative impact on schools, safety, and property values.

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

Slidell Police arrested two adults after a kindergarten student was found with three bags of cocaine at a Slidell school Tuesday morning.

  Beauregard family rebuilding home by hand following March 3rd tornadoes

Some families have put new homes on their properties, some are rebuilding, and others have been gifted homes from organizations. One family is doing this by rebuilding their home entirely on their own.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

  Phenix City warning residents of phone scam attempting to gain personal information

The city has received several complaints regarding individuals posing as city officials and attempting to obtain personal and financial information by phone.

  Piedmont Columbus Regional in Columbus welcomes 55 nursing school graduates into its residency program

The new nurses were welcomed with a breakfast and got a chance to meet and hear from Piedmont's chief nursing officer.

  LaGrange man wanted for homicide in Gulf County, Fla. dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office says Smith died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  EXCLUSIVE: CPD in dire need of nearly 100 officers, says police chief

The Columbus Police Department is looking to hire nearly 100 officers, a number that is continuing to grow.

Columbus Health Department holding baby shower for moms-to-be

The Columbus Health Department is teaming up with Project Launch Georgia in an event aiming to encourage expectant mothers and moms with newborns to breastfeed.

  Auburn police searching for missing AU student from Taiwan

Auburn police are on the lookout for a missing Auburn University student who is from Taiwan.

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

LaGrange police searching for burglary suspect

Police in LaGrange are releasing surveillance photos of a burglary suspect in the hopes that someone will recognize him.

Bridge collapses near Ga., Fla. line

The bridge is just inside Gadsden County, Florida.

Police identify skull found by hunter in Tuscaloosa Co. woods in February

The human skull has been identified to be that of James Handley, who was reported missing in April 2015.

  Columbus woman to appear on ‘The Dave Ramsey Show’ after paying off $65K in debt

One Chattahoochee Valley woman is heading to Tennessee to appear on “The Dave Ramsey Show” after paying off $65,000 in debt in just 28 months.

  Pothole on Veterans Pkwy. and 9th St. in Columbus raises concerns for drivers

The pothole is near the Family Dollar store on the busy intersection of Veterans Parkway and 9th Street. Drivers say they’ve seen damage to vehicles.

  Phenix City Mayor’s Ball Committee donates $25K in scholarship funds to CSU

The donation is the fourth endowment partnership with the university and the funds came from the annual mayor’s scholarship drive, which raises thousands of dollars for Phenix City students to attend college.

Ala. law aims to penalize people with fake service dogs

Federal law says you can’t ask someone what their disability is or require medical documentation for the dog or owner.

  Ala. governor visits school district in Barbour Co., highlights importance of education

Gov. Ivey visited Barbour County Tuesday to highlight the importance of education as one local school district hopes to receive a statewide grant and top state honors.

Columbus drivers concerned of limited visibilty at intersection of Wooldridge Rd. and Veterans Pkwy.

Some drivers in Columbus are voicing their concerns on what they call a potentially dangerous intersection.

  CPD officer accused of fleeing accident scene, reporting her vehicle stolen bonds out of jail

27-year-old Nicole Reeves bonded out of jail over the weekend.

  Wrongful death trial begins in Columbus 3 years after an East Ala. vehicle accident

Today a family is looking for justice after a tragic accident with a tractor-trailer claimed the lives of five women in one vehicle.

Alabama’s youngest county commissioner attacked by family dog

Though smiling and giving a ‘thumbs up’, you could still see dried blood on his hands and legs.

  Friends mourn the loss of Opelika native and journalist Nancy Parker

Friends said time spent with Nancy Parker was always a delight.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

  TSYS celebrates opening of new customer service building

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the building, which will serve as a customer service call center for Capital One.

Eufaula police searching for missing woman

Dawn Maria O’Brien, 40, was reported missing by her family over the weekend. Police say the last contact with her was July 29, 2019.

  LaGrange man wanted for homicide in Gulf County, Fla.; reward offered for information leading to arrest

34-year-old Stephen Smith has been identified as the suspect in a fatal shooting that happened shortly after 10 a.m. Monday in the Gulf Aire Subdivision.

Alabama marriage forms change next week

Alabama will require new forms for getting married beginning Aug. 29

  Columbus Police Department looking to fill 100 positions with major hiring fair

If you have ever considered picking up a badge, now could be the moment you have been waiting for.