Columbus police searching for missing man last seen on 10th Ave.

29-year-old David Sheffield, Jr. was last seen Friday, August 7 at around 2:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of 10th Avenue.

Dr Pepper trying to address soda shortage at grocery stores

Columbus police searching for missing woman last seen near Kennedy St.

Suspect arrested in Columbus on sex trafficking, pimping charges

Three charged with human trafficking in Lee County

Two detained, one wanted after shooting into occupied Opelika police car

Movie filmed in Columbus amid pandemic

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Reports: Ga. Gov. not requiring masks at public schools

Texas man held on $1 million bond in Alabama, accused of having sex with minor

Georgia man accused of falsely claiming drug would lower COVID-19 risk

Franklin County parents charged after child found dead in hot car

Phoebe enters 23rd week of COVID-19 battle

UPDATE: Hostage suspect, former police officer waives court appearance

  Exclusive: Meet the Harris County Commissioner District 4 runoff candidates

The race for Harris County’s District 4 Commissioner has been narrowed down to two candidates: Richie Grantham and Bobby Irions.

Seale woman killed in single-vehicle crash in Russell Co.

A single-vehicle crash in Russell County has claimed the life of a Seale woman.

COVID-19 death now confirmed in all 67 Alabama counties

A rural southeast Alabama county that borders Florida is accustomed to being last when it comes to COVID-19. It was the last to confirm a case and now the last to confirm a death.

  EXCLUSIVE: Midtown Park Apartment fire survivors speak on living challenges

It’s been a week since Midtown Park Apartment fire survivors have been displaced from their homes in Columbus, and some families are still staying in Days Inn and La Quinta Inn.

1,122 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths confirmed Sunday

Motor vehicle accident closes one lane in Cusseta

Calvary Baptist Church launches shoe drive for students as school year begins

Police investigate stabbing on 32nd Ave. in Columbus, one person dead

Police investigate shooting on Chester Ave. in Opelika, three people injured

  After residents displaced by Columbus fire, WTVM Give 9 Fire Relief raises over $6K for American Red Cross Emergency Fund

Suspect arrested in Columbus for sex trafficking, pimping, crimes involving a minor

23-year-old Zachary Bailey is charged with sex trafficking, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, pimping, enticing a child, and more.

  Hundreds attend Davis Broadcasting’s Tools 4 School supply giveaway in Columbus

The 21st annual Davis Broadcasting Tools 4 School event gave out more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies.

Suspect arrested in Columbus, charged with sex crimes

Rashid Rush, 21 is charged with sex trafficking, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and interference with custody.

  Columbus elementary school teacher receives national award

Eric Crouch, a fifth grade teacher at Double Churches Elementary School was selected as the National 2019-2020 LifeChanger of the Year grand prize finalist.

  Muscogee County reports highest one-day COVID-19 death toll

The Muscogee County Health Department reported six deaths Wednesday which is the highest one-day total of deaths in the area to date.

UPDATE: Suspect charged with false imprisonment following hostage situation on W. Britt David Rd. in Columbus

Lance Herring, 52, is charged with false imprisonment following a hostage situation in Columbus Friday evening.

  MercyMed of Columbus farm stand accepting EBT for produce

The produce is harvested every Friday and offered at half the cost of normal store-bought produce.

Piedmont Columbus Regional recognizes off-duty nurse who jumped to man’s rescue

An off-duty nurse who went beyond the call of duty is being recognized by Piedmont Columbus Regional for her efforts in rescuing a man who nearly drowned.

Police: Rape suspect, freed due to virus, kills accuser

Police in Virginia say that a rape suspect who was released from jail in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic went on to kill the woman who had accused him.

  Start date for Ft. Benning schools pushed back again

Students who attend school on Fort Benning will begin school later than was previously announced.

Kemp, GEMA give PPE shipment update ahead of back to school

More than 3.2 million supplies have been delivered to Georgia schools.

Alabama awards $100M in grants to support hospitals, nursing homes

$100 million in much needed funding has been awarded to help mitigate the public health emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Friday.

Governor Kay Ivey wants Alabama to ‘Mask Up!’

The message encourages Alabama residents to ‘Mask Up’ to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

  LaGrange woman beaten, set on fire; ex-boyfriend arrested

A LaGrange woman is recovering from her injuries after she was beaten and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend.

Man arrested in attempted LaGrange burglary

LaGrange police detained three people in an attempted burglary, but only one was arrested.

Enrichment Services Program to accept energy assistance appointment calls for several Ga. counties

Enrichment Services Program, Inc. (ESP) received CARES funding and will begin accepting appointments for energy assistance for several Georgia counties.

  YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus offering learning pods for students attending school virtually

Kids can be dropped off as early as 6 a.m., and the learning sessions will begin at 8 a.m. All kids are required to bring their Chromebooks to complete their assignments, and staff will be ready to assist them.

Doctors finding more COVID-19 patients with kidney damage

A study found that up to half of COVID-19 patients in ICU treatment ended up on dialysis.

Feeding the Valley Food Bank seeing increased demand amid pandemic

Feeding the Valley Food Bank is one of many food pantries that’s been feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Phenix City mayor presents 52 students with scholarships

Mayor Eddie Lowe hosted a ceremony for the 2020 scholarship recipients at the Phenix City Amphitheater.

  Multiple people injured in vehicle crash on Stagecoach Dr. in Phenix City

The two-vehicle crash happened on Stagecoach Drive. Eastbound lanes are currently blocked.

  Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes turns himself in on theft warrant

A warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes on a charge of first degree theft of property.

  Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes turns himself in on theft warrant

A warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes on a charge of first degree theft of property.

  Columbus murder suspect taken into custody in Phenix City

According to the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Jermaine Robinson was wanted by Columbus police for murder and aggravated assault.

Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

Angie Graves was working at the Subway at White’s Travel Center along Interstate 81/64 on Thursday morning when she spied country music star Kane Brown.

  7-year-old Chatham County boy dies from COVID-19, according to DPH

The Georgia Department of Public Health reports a 7-year-old African-American boy from Chatham County has died from COVID-19.

  Investigation of Midtown Park Apartments fire in Columbus continues

Fire crews said the cause of the fire is still unclear.

  United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley delivers school supplies from Stuff the Bus campaign

Employees and volunteers began loading trucks Thursday morning to make school supply deliveries.

Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office warning residents of suspicious door-to-door homeschooling offers

The sheriff’s office says it's being reported that individuals are going door-to-door requesting a monetary fee for homeschooling.

  One person dead following vehicle crash on Hwy. 26 near Hurtsboro, Ala.

The crash claimed the life of 82-year-old John Hyder.

Macon County receives new saferoom to accommodate residents during severe weather

Residents in Macon County will have a new place to go in the event of severe weather.

  ‘Ya’ll we’ve got to get through this thing and we will together': Gov. Ivey on COVID-19, masks and testing

Governor Ivey, speaking with WBRC FOX6 News anchor Jonathan Hardison, said she and state health leaders will have to watch the numbers as we get closer into September to see if she needs to extend that statewide mask ordinance.

  Ex-WWE superstar, Columbus native may have just admitted to 1970s murder

A Columbus native and former WWE superstar appears to have made a Facebook post insinuating that he made a man “disappear” in Columbus in the 1970s.

  Autism Society of Alabama provides resources and supplies to parents and teachers

Autism Society of Alabama hosts workshops for parents, life skill zoom classes and virtual camps for kids.

Elderly man killed in two-vehicle crash on I-85 in Valley

A vehicle crash in east Alabama has claimed the life of an elderly Georgia man.

  UPDATE: Second person injured in early morning shooting that killed one Columbus man

Columbus police say a 26-year-old Columbus man who was killed in early morning shooting at a gas station was not the only one injured.

  Thousands struggling to recover after economic downturn due to COVID-19

Hundreds of thousands of people are still receiving help from the government since the pandemic began.

  Columbus teacher taking break from the classroom, offering virtual learning help

One Columbus teacher says she is taking a break from the classroom this year. However, she won’t be taking a break from teaching altogether.

  Ga. lawmakers call for more aide with unemployment cases during pandemic

Senator Ed Harbison said there are too few employees handling unemployment cases and it’s creating a hardship for people during the coronavirus pandemic.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Davis Broadcasting gearing up for Tools 4 School supply giveaway in Columbus

The giveaway will be a drive-thru event and will take place at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road.

  City of Opelika hosting town hall sessions to bring government and citizens together

In the coming weeks, the city will host a series of town hall questions and answer sessions. The first session takes place Thursday.

Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 surge possibility as schools reopen

“I’m bracing myself for an August and September of rising case rates again,” explained Dr. Don Williamson, M.D., Executive Director of the Alabama Hospital Association.

  Street dedication honors former Phenix City Councilman Arthur L. Sumbry, Sr.

A portion of 5th Street South was dedicated as Arthur L. Sumbry Sr. Memorial Parkway.

  Chambers Academy reopening for in-person classes

Chambers Academy in Lafayette will be opening up its doors for the first day of school Thursday, August 6.

  Congressman Sanford Bishop releases statement on investigation of spending violations

Sanford Bishop said in a press release he is cooperating fully with the investigation and that any mistakes made were fixed immediately.

  Early move in underway at Auburn University

Parents and staff are unloading their cars and filling up dorm rooms Wednesday with some new rules in place.

Alabama Ethics Commission finds Lanett mayor may have committed ethics violation

Lanett Mayor Kyle McCoy is coming under fire after the Alabama Ethics Commission has found that he may have committed an ethics violation.

After three weeks in the hospital, 97-year-old Rosa Lee Tyson beats COVID-19

A Rowan County man was determined to see his 97-year-old mother get better after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

  COVID-19 changing the future of courtrooms in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic will add to the existing backlog of cases in the Chattahoochee Circuit.

Georgia passes 200K COVID-19 cases, death toll nears 4K

The Peach State has now seen more than 200,000 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

Columbus hotel employee arrested after allegedly stealing elderly guest’s bank information

Columbus police have arrested a hotel employee who reportedly stole the bank card information of an elderly guest.

  Ralston Towers officially closing

After years of issues, both physical and monetary, today Ralston Towers is officially closing.

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

Woman arrested after allegedly emptying husband’s bank account while he was out of the country

A Columbus woman is in custody for allegedly emptying her estranged husband’s IRA account while he was out of the country.

  Man arrested in historic Holland Mansion fire, seven other Phenix City fires

A man has been arrested in connection to a fire that burned the historic Holland Mansion, as well as seven other fires in Phenix City.

  Reward being offered in case of missing Harris Co. mother found deceased in woods

In September 2019, Sidney McElwee-Kersey, a missing Harris County mother, was found deceased in the woods.

  MCSD prepping for verification week ahead of school reopening date

While learning will look different for students whether in the classroom or virtually, the registration and enrollment process also looks different this year for parents with children in the District.

  CSU launches new cybersecurity program

CSU unveiled its cybersecurity program with an inaugural class made up of 14 students.