Auburn community reacts to university president’s sudden departure

Auburn University President Dr. Steven Leath shocked the Auburn community when he suddenly stepped down from his role at the university last week after just two years.

Auburn University Board of Trustees committee recommends interim president

Alabama inmates accused of plotting to bomb jail; call themselves “Pinky & The Brain”

  3 people, including child, shot at apartments on Veterans Parkway

  Concentra Clinic offers urgent care to Veterans in Columbus

  Historic Westville Opens to the Public in Columbus

Parks and Rec. offers kids free ‘Passport to Columbus’ this summer

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CDP search for armed robbery suspect

  Man dies after drowning in the Chattahoochee River

  Southwest GA man sick after trip to Dominican Republic

  16th annual Juneteenth Western Dance held at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center

Church on the Trail in Midland displaying the ‘Compassion Experience’

  Dedication ceremony held for opening of new park in Uptown Columbus

Steven Leath, Auburn University to ‘part ways’

Auburn University President Steven Leath is stepping down, the university announced Friday.

  Members of Emerging Leaders United work on service projects in the Chattahoochee Valley

The members worked on projects at SafeHouse Ministries, Columbus Hospice of Georgia & Alabama, and the Phenix City Housing Authority’s community gardens.

Man gets trapped while dumpster diving in Salem, Ala.

"Signs are there warning individuals to not climb into those containers and they are there for a reason,” said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.

  Artist needed to paint mural in Midtown Columbus

MidTown Inc. is seeking proposals from artists to paint a mural on the 13th Street corridor.

  Family, friends remember Fort Benning soldier shot and killed in Phenix City

  Georgia Southwestern’s nursing program ranked #1 in GA

  Opelika water fix could cost millions of dollars

  Columbus native receives high recognition for creating Google doodle in honor of Juneteenth

  Residents concerned after large amount of date rape drugs found in Lee County, Ala.

Fugitive arrested for 2017 murder of 3-year-old in Troup Co.

  Paws Humane Society in Columbus hosts grand opening of wellness clinic

The low-cost veterinary clinic offers services such as vaccines, annual exams, microchips, preventive medicine, testing and more.

  Apollo 13 astronaut to visit Coca Cola Space Science Center

One of the astronauts who almost died trying to get to the moon will be in Columbus over the weekend.

Columbus police searching for runaway 16-year-old

A Columbus 16-year-old is being reported missing after reportedly running away.

  Opelika police investigating multiple unconnected armed robberies

Police in Opelika are currently investigating two armed robberies, but do not believe they are related to one another.

Phenix City man arrested after armed robbery of Tallassee Subway

The robbery happened on June 8. No injuries were reported, but an employee said the suspect put the gun to her head.

  Cardi B hit with new felony charges in strip club brawl

The indictment filed in state court on Friday charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges.

3 sentenced in GA prison meth plot

Crystal Avery, 37, of Lithia Springs was sentenced for her part.

  Hundreds of people attend Columbus job fair for Ft. Benning MWR

Fort Benning has been busy trying to fill more than 100 open positions with the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  Paws Humane Society reopens Wellness Clinic, introduces new veterinarian

The Wellness Clinic offers services such as vaccines, annual exams, microchips, and testing- all at discounted prices.

Trump shows off proposed red, white and blue Air Force One paint job

Trump likes using Air Force One, but has no affection for the plane's iconic, Kennedy-era blue and white design that is known the world over. Trump views the color scheme as dated, too muted and insufficiently patriotic.

CPD investigate early morning armed robbery on Forrest Rd.

Police say the robbery occurred at the Circle K gas station on Forrest Road around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

Salem Fire Dept. fights structure fire on Hwy. 280

Authorities say the home was abandoned and so far no injuries have been reported.

  Trial begins in Columbus for teens charged in deadly shooting on Curry St.

Police say Kenneth Moore came home to three teens inside of his Curry Street home and that’s when shots rang out in December 2017.

  Roy Moore announces he’s running again for US Senate

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announces he's running again for U.S Senate in 2020.

  Mayor of Phenix City honored by the Boy Scouts of America Chattahoochee Council

Mayor Eddie Lowe was recognized at the organization’s annual Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner at the Martin Idle Hour Park Community Center.

  Mayor hosts second Let’s Talk Columbus forum

The event gives community members a chance to share their thoughts with Mayor Skip Henderson, whether it’s a compliment, critique, or plan for a project around town.

  Scott’s Miracle Riders donate $100K to Piedmont Columbus Regional

Scott’s Miracle Riders presented the hospital with $100,000 on Thursday for a neonatal transport incubator.

Chuma Okeke taken in first round of NBA Draft

The former Tigers big man is the first Auburn player taken in the first round of the NBA Draft since Mamadou N’Diaye in 2000.

  Waiting for a Merical: Teen’s death gives life to family friend

After Paige Merical died, her spirit lives on through her gift of organ donation.

  Stay Ready Foundation’s coaches clinic held in Columbus

The professional growth, development, and leadership event was led by Tim Walton, founder of the Stay Ready Foundation. Walton is also a Carver High School graduate and a Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coach.

  CBD stores opening across the Chattahoochee Valley as it’s now legal in Ga. and Ala.

It’s important to understand exactly CBD is and is not. CBD comes from the hemp plant and contains trace amounts of THC. THC is what gives marijuana its high. According to the Georgia House, CBD is now legal as long as there is less than 0.3% THC in it.

  With or without new prisons, Ala. likely to spend millions on infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Justice ordered sweeping changes to the Alabama Department of Corrections after a lengthy investigation that found...

Huntsville Uber driver helps lead police to sodomy suspect

A sodomy suspect is in jail thanks to an Uber driver’s instincts.

  Treatment developed at AU for rare genetic disease to undergo first human clinical trial

Researchers say they hope to find an effective treatment for the rare, deadly genetic disease GM1 gangliosidosis.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Intersection of Armour Rd. and W. Britt David Rd. in Columbus blocked following accident

The three-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of Armour Road and West Britt David Road.

  Georgia moves away from Super Tuesday in setting presidential primary date

The state of Georgia is veering away from the group of states holding their presidential primaries on Super Tuesday ahead of the 2020 election.

  GA man to serve 5 life sentences for murder of his friends

The fourth day of the trial began with closing arguments from the state and the defense.

  Ala. Sen. Doug Jones reacts to Roy Moore’s second bid for Senate seat

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announced Thursday he’ll make another run for the U.S. Senate.

  Watch ‘Toy Story 4’ for free with Amerigroup

"Toy Story 4″ hits theaters today and you and your family have a chance to see it for free.

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley announces new President

On Tuesday, the United Way’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve Ben Moser, JD, CFRE for the position.

City of Auburn responds to reports of taste, odors issues in water

While customers may experience musty tastes and odors, officials say the water is safe to drink and meets all regulatory requirements.

LaGrange native graduates from basic training in Texas

Kiarra recently completed the intensive, eight-week program that included training in Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  Veterans waiting for new VA health clinic to open in Columbus

Columbus is home to thousands of military veterans.Most are waiting for the day that they don’t have to travel out of town to get the healthcare they need.

  Dougherty Co. Sheriff’s Office offers gun lock giveaway to reduce accidents

After recent self-inflicted shootings of children, free gun locks will be given out to citizens in Dougherty County.

  Another human smuggling operation intercepted in DeKalb County

Investigators in DeKalb County investigators have intercepted the second immigrant smuggling operation within a month.

  Film industry leaders attend exclusive Columbus Entertainment 100 event

The Columbus Entertainment 100 event was made possible by the Columbus Film Commission, Flat Rock Studios, Columbus State University, and Georgia Entertainment News to create a learning atmosphere and to share more about the city.

Disabled Veterans Day to be observed June 30th in Columbus

Disabled Veterans Day will be observed on June 30. Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson issued a proclamation on Wednesday.

  Ala. couple has warning about scammers pretending to be with the bank

A Limestone County couple was conned out of thousands of dollars by thieves running a very elaborate scheme with stolen identities.

  Auburn City Council approves proposal for new Chick-fil-A drive-thru on Magnolia Ave.

Auburn City Council voted Tuesday 6-3 to approve a new proposal to reroute the Chick-fil-A drive-thru on Magnolia Ave. in downtown Auburn.

  Gov. Ivey visits Paris Air Show to recruit business

Gov. Kay Ivey along with business leaders took a trip to the Paris Air Show in hopes of expanding the state’s current aerospace and automotive industries.

  Urban League of Greater Columbus summer jobs program equipping youth for the workforce

The program helps participants gain real-life work experience. Students are placed in local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies to gain valuable work experience during summer break.

EXCLUSIVE: Family and witness recount boat accident at Lake Oliver Marina

People said it happened so quickly. One minute the family was coming in from a short trip on the water, the next minute they were airborne and crashing into the marina. Luckily, everyone on board is expected to recover from their injuries.

  Closure underway along Airport Road in Phenix City

City officials say Airport Road from Summerville Road to 13th Street is closed for 7 to 10 business days.

  National Infantry Museum in Columbus celebrates 10-year anniversary

An event was held Thursday to celebrate the museum's 10th anniversary.

  Colossal Collards: Americus woman grows abnormally large crop

83-year-old Meland Hope Hawkins grows abnormally large collard greens from her Americus home.

Suspect charged with drug trafficking after marijuana, cocaine siezed during traffic stop in Troup Co.

According to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, approximately two pounds of marijuana and cocaine was in the suspect’s possession.

  Amount of ‘date rape’ drug shocks veteran officer in Tallapoosa County

Sitting on the table in a secluded building in Alex City are two and a half gallons worth of GHB, also known as the date rape drug.

  Auburn moving forward with Opelika Road construction

Auburn city officials are preparing to move forward with the fourth phase of work on Opelika Road, this time on a portion between Gentry Drive and Saugahatchee Road.

Contractor charged with taking kickbacks on Army projects

Federal prosecutors say a Tennessee construction company executive was paid at least $436,000 in kickbacks in a scheme involving multimillion-dollar contracts at two military bases in Georgia

  Columbus residents gather to observe World Sickle Cell Day

Leaders say their mission is to promote sickle cell awareness and to provide support and resources to those affected by the disease.

LaGrange Fire Dept. responds to kitchen fire on Hickory Terrace

Authorities say the accidental fire was a result of unattended cooking and caused an estimated $30,000 in smoke and heat damage to the structure.

  Safe Kids Columbus hosts bike rodeo focusing on fun and safety

On Wednesday, Safe Kids Columbus will host their final mini bike rodeos at the Psalmond Road Recreation Center.

Hogansville closes Lawrence Street, White Avenue after storm drain collapse

Officials say there may be a detour in place for some time as construction on the drain takes place.

  IN COURT: Whittlesey Blvd. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Authorities say the charges stem from a domestic dispute that got out of hand at a hotel on Whittlesey Blvd. last Saturday morning.

Smart Uptown Columbus project selected for new technology grant

The Columbus Smart Uptown project seeks to use modern technology to improve safety and security, transportation systems, and connectivity in the uptown district.

  Columbus Police investigate armed robbery on 12th Ave.

According to witnesses, two unknown males wearing all black entered the store with guns drawn and demanded money.

  6-year-old Ala. girl is a published author

Jordyn williams of Birmingham, AL just finished her kindergarten year in school, but is already a published author. With the help of her mom, Jordyn wrote a children's book "I Finally Learned to Read and Write." The mother and daughter share their story and it's a cool one.

  Mother and boyfriend charged in Troup County toddler’s death

Both suspects are charged with Felony Murder, Second-Degree Murder, and First-Degree Cruelty.