Troup County inmate found with cell phone loaded with child pornography

After a tip from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, an inmate at the LaGrange Transitional Center was found to be in possession of a cell phone with numerous images of child pornography.

  Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum to undergo name change

VIDEO: Five teens charged with capital murder in death of 16-year-old Biloxi girl

  Georgia candidate for U.S. Senate makes campaign stop in the Fountain City

  Lee Co. Coroner attending mass casualty training event in Washington D.C.

Longtime Troy band director Dr. John M. Long passes away

Dog stuck in cave saved by rescuers in southern Indiana

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St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School sixth grader wins regional spelling bee

  GUEST SEGMENT: Urban League Young Professionals want you to know your rights

  Former WTVM anchor John Lyles passes away at age 50

  Pure Taqueria opens its doors in north Columbus

City of Auburn debuts new app for residents to access city services

Chairman gives preview to study group on gambling policy

  Opelika police release sketch of man impersonating an officer

Opelika police are releasing a sketch of a man who is reportedly impersonated an officer and sexually groped a young woman after conducting a traffic stop.

Childproof packaging removed in most accidental poisonings in children, study says

The Poison Prevention Packaging Act passed in 1970 required a number of household items like cleaning chemicals, flammable liquids and prescriptions to have child-resistant packaging.

Suspect shot after home invasion in Elmore County

The suspect in an early morning home invasion incident is in critical condition after being shot multiple times, according to the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office.

  Traditions closing after three decades in Columbus

After serving the Columbus community for three decades, the owners of Traditions have decided to close their doors for good.

Bank manager sentenced for stealing $315K from elderly customer

  Southern Roots Country Store & Cafe plants roots in the Fountain City

  Comic-lovers unite at Coca-Cola Space Science Center for annual Toy & Comic Book Show

MEEF announces top 10 candidates for Muscogee Co. Teacher of the Year

Anniston (Ala.) City Council will not seek legal action after plan to quarantine coronavirus canceled

  Gov. Kay Ivey and Ala. officials confirms coronavirus passengers will not be quarantined in Anniston

  Columbus concert promoter passes away at age 69

According to Michael “Mike” Blackwell’s obituary, the 69-year-old passed away Saturday, Feb. 23 in Columbus.

  Mothers gather in Columbus for anti-violence march

People in the Columbus community gathered along side city officials for the Mom’s Against Violence March on Saturday. Their intentions were to send a strong message to end gun violence in the city.

Proposed quarry causing concerns in Opelika

A quarry that’s being proposed just north of Opelika is causing major concerns for residents and city leaders.

  Keep Columbus Beautiful hosts Arbor Day celebration

Keep Columbus Beautiful and community partners hosted their National Arbor Day at Cooper Creek Park today.

  Columbus mothers and daughters gather for luncheon at Liberty Theatre

Mothers and daughters got a chance to attend a Mother-Daughter Luncheon with several vendors for women at the Liberty Theatre in Columbus.

Anniston city leaders blindsided by plan to use local FEMA facility as part of Coronavirus quarantine

The FEMA Center in Anniston will be used to quarantine some passengers from the Diamond Princess.

  Couple who vanished during California getaway found alive

An academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California coastline has been found by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive.

  Columbus woman shares story of being scammed out of $1K+

Officials from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Columbus have received weekly phone calls from victims of scams.

Downed utility lines block lanes on GA-1 at Union Street in Troup Co.

The lanes are expected to be cleared by 7:30 p.m.

2 arrested in N.C., found driving stolen vehicle connected to Tennessee Amber Alert, deputies say

A man and woman were arrested in connection to an Amber Alert Friday after being found driving a stolen vehicle connected to the investigation in Wilkes County.

Auburn announces kick time for spring game

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Auburn Ticket Office at Auburn Arena from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Baby born in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20!

Harrison was born at Grandview Hospital in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20 p.m. But that’s not all.

  Muscogee County teacher nominated for national award

Eric Crouch, a fifth grade teacher at Double Churches Elementary School, is nominated for the National Life Changer of the Year Award. Crouch is ranked No. 5 out of the 850 teachers nominated.

Nursing homes on track to have worker shortage

Alabama nursing homes will need about 9,600 licensed practical nurses (LPN) by 2030 to meet the necessary demand, according to a 2017 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study.

  Columbus native appears in new ABC show, ‘For Life’

Erskine Alexander was an extra on the new ABC drama, “For Life.” He said he's grateful for the opportunity.

  Columbus sees 15 homicides in 3 months

There were six people killed in both December and January. There have been three homicides so far in February.

Shop tax free during Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax holiday

From Feb. 21 through 23rd, Alabama shoppers can stock up tax-free on items needed to prepare for a weather emergency or natural disaster.

  Victory Over Violence: Moms Against Gun Violence hosting march to end violence in Columbus

In an effort to eliminate violence, the community has to start by working to reduce it.

  Pam Brown announces candidacy for Muscogee County Sheriff

Pam Brown also ran for sheriff in 2012 and 2016. She said she has ideas to help stop crime and save money.

  The Juicy Seafood restaurant in Columbus responds to allegations of card fraud

The Juicy Seafood has a cash reward for any customer with proof of card fraud at the restaurant.

  2 Auburn men arrested in ongoing drug investigation

32-year-old Quinard Melton and 27-year-old Tevin Spinks were arrested Wednesday and are charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Columbus police searching for missing woman last seen near Ginny Ave.

20-year-old Destiny Leonard was last seen Wednesday, February 19 near Ginny Avenue.

  Man beaten after altercation during street basketball in Columbus passes away

62-year-old Daniel Jones died Friday afternoon at Piedmont Columbus Regional.

  Ala. state trooper involved in accident with tractor trailer in Lee Co.

The accident happened on Interstate 85 near mile marker 48 in Lee County.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Fancy Fest empowerment event returns to the Columbus Convention & Trade Center

Fancy Fest takes place Friday, February 21 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

  Columbus police searching for missing teen last seen near Gleason Ave.

14-year-old Makayla Lawrence was last seen February 19 near Gleason Avenue in Columbus.

  17-year-old wanted for murder at Warren Williams Homes in Columbus turns himself in

Columbus police confirmed Derick Jones, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in to police Friday.

  Suspect arrested in 2019 fatal hit and run accident near Victory Dr. in Columbus

Eddie Riggins is facing multiple charges, including first-degree homicide by vehicle.

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court is keeping a block on a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks - when many women may not even know they are pregnant.

Man shot while driving near Jenkins St. in LaGrange; police searching for suspect

LaGrange police are investigating a shooting that left a man injured Thursday night.

Woman charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

The arrest comes after a joint investigation between federal and local law enforcement agencies.

  Columbus organization informing people with criminal records of voting rights

A Columbus organization called Southerners on New Ground (SONG) is working to inform people with criminal records of their voting rights.

  North Columbus-Benning Clinic announces closure as part of military health system reform

North Columbus-Benning Clinic at Fort Benning is closing to all military retirees, active-duty families, and active-duty soldiers.

  United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley celebrates exceeding 2019 campaign goal

The organization exceeded its goal by more than $150,000, raising $7,241,800.

  Phenix City Housing Authority receives grant to help fund new park

The Phenix City Housing Authority wants to make multi-million dollar changes to the Five Points neighborhood.

  Several organizations participate in dedicating little free library to MLK Elementary School in Columbus

A little free library was dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Thursday.

  COURT: Argument over money leads to murder of Columbus man on Rice St.

“My son died on the ninth. I will never forget 11:30 at night the phone call I received stating they were looking for next of kin and it’s been hell for the last two weeks,” Wanda Baker said.

  Former Pine Mountain police chief dies at 72

Authorities said former Police Chief David White suffered a heart attack Wednesday night.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

  Victory Over Violence: Former Columbus drug dealer shares story of success in hopes of helping others

Jermaine Morgan shares his story of leaving the lifestyle of selling drugs to getting an education and becoming a firefighter and real estate agent.

House-approved teacher benefits package could face challenge in Senate

The proposal created a Tier III retirement benefits package for education employees including people like teachers, janitorial staff, bus drivers, and other staff. The goal is to alleviate a teacher shortage.

  Cirque du Soleil comes to Columbus for 6 performances

Cirque du Soleil presents Axel, an ice spectacle that features spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, visual effects, and live music.

  Columbus police respond to vehicle accidents on 13th St.

Two separate accidents happened on 13th Street.

  13-year-old arrested in Opelika, charged with multiple felonies

A 13-year-old in Opelika has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies.

  Teenage driver groped by man impersonating an Opelika police officer

Police in Opelika are searching for a man said to be impersonating one of their own.

  UPDATE: 8-month-pregnant 15-year-old runaway reported missing located; safe

A Columbus teenager who is eight-months-pregnant has been reported missing after reportedly running away.

  Columbus police release surveillance photos of car in Brighton Rd. drive-by homicide

Columbus police are searching for the vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a Columbus man on Brighton Rd.

  UPDATE: 21-year-old Meriwether Co. man reported missing located

The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 21-year-old.

Man captured after Jan. officer-involved shooting that ended with a Valley officer nearly struck by a vehicle

A Cusseta man is in custody after fleeing police and nearly striking an officer with his vehicle one month ago.

NEW DETAILS: Suspect claims victim in Rice St. shootout fired first shot; suspect owed victim money

New details are emerging in a Rice St. shootout that killed one man after the suspect made his first court appearance.

Georgia Military College names new Executive Director of Columbus campus

Georgia Military College’s Columbus campus has named a retired Major General as its new Executive Director.

Alabama lawmakers advance bill aimed at transgender athletes

An Alabama legislative committee has advanced a bill that would bar transgender students from some sports teams.

TBI issues Amber Alert for east Tennessee infant last seen in December

TBI said 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell was last seen Dec. 26, 2019. She was not reported missing until Feb. 18.

LaGrange police searching for missing 16-year-old girl

16-year-old Elaysia Pink was last seen February 12.

  2020 homicide numbers nearly double compared to February 2019

The death of a man in Columbus Wednesday marked the city’s ninth homicide of 2020.

  Flooding causes road closures in Chambers County

Authorities in Chambers County are urging drivers to use extreme caution while traveling through the area.

  Stewart Community Home in Columbus in need of supplies and donations

The community home provides safe, permanent, and transitional housing for individuals experiencing homelessness and have physical and intellectual disabilities.

  Mercedes-Benz of Columbus heart Raffle raises $1.1M

It was a small investment in the lives of others that paid off big time.