Hundreds to gather for 50-hour worship event in Columbus

Tent America is a 50-hour workshop event beginning Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. There will be non-stop music and praise and worship until Saturday night.

Juvenile arrested for making bomb threats against school in Muscogee Co.

New trade deal could help some Ala. farmers

  Construction underway for new Auburn-Opelika skate park

  Crews still working to put out weekend fire at recycling plant in Auburn

  Woman injured in shooting at Alpine Apts. in Columbus ‘slowly’ improving, family says

  Phenix City barbershop hosts annual customer appreciation day for breast cancer awareness

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  Suspect arrested for robbery at Waffle House in Valley, Ala.

  Fake Filters? Made-up addresses, strange receipts and copycat websites reveal knock-offs on the market

Pope tweets at saints, but not those Saints - social media goes wild

Lee Rd. 240 blocked in Smiths Station after head-on collision

LaGrange woman stabs woman who attempted to stop physical altercation with a third woman

Two injured in shooting on Whitesville St. in LaGrange, one remains hospitalized

  Columbus police searching for man in connection with June 2019 shooting

Police in Columbus are searching for a second suspect in a shooting in June 2019 that left two people injured.

Ala. Dems pass contradicting party bylaws

Questions are looming following a meeting Saturday by the state Democratic party where Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley garnered just enough votes to pass new party bylaws

Huntsville FBI employee found dead in North Carolina creek; local FBI reacts to her death

A North Alabama woman was found in a North Carolina forest Monday. The Graham County Sheriff’s Office confirms Kathleen Polce Miller’s body was discovered in the Big Santeetlah area of the County.

Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapses in downtown New Orleans

The Hard Rock Hotel construction site collapsed Saturday morning onto Canal Street

  FBI training taking place this week for entire next generation of law enforcement

Man caught on camera setting up candlelight date at Columbus RiverWalk

  Reeds Jewelers in Columbus hosting silent auction to benefit John B. Amos Cancer Research Association

  GUEST SEGMENT: Urban League of Greater Columbus hosting Equal Opportunity Day dinner and gala

  Columbus police searching for missing teen last seen near Sims St.

Tuskegee-Morehouse Parade kicking off in Phenix City, ending on Broadway in Columbus

  Juvenile suspect arrested in the shooting death of 12-year-old Phenix City boy

According to police, the juvenile suspect had a court hearing on Friday. He is being held in a regional youth detention facility in Lee County for the murder of John Jones.

  Families of Phenix City homicide victims continue searching for answers, months later

“They tell me the same thing," Trice’s mother, Eddie Williams, said, "we don’t have anything, we don’t have any leads. We still have stuff at the crime lab, just the same ole nothing.”

  2 suspects wanted for armed robbery on Dix St. in LaGrange

The armed robbery happened Friday, Oct. 11 in the 400 block of Dix Street. Officers responded to the area at 1:20 a.m.

  Auburn middle schooler surprised when soldier father returns home months early

An Auburn middle school student got a sweet surprise when his active duty father returned home from overseas months earlier than he was supposed to.

  Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa gifts signed jersey for slain Phenix City 12-year-old to be buried in

The family of slain Phenix City 12-year-old John Jones has received a very special gift from University of Alabama football player Tua Tagovailoa.

  Man now remains in Meriwether County Jail for murder and aggravated assault

52-year-old Allen Keeble is charged with murder and aggravated assault due to the shooting death of 41-year-old John Andrews.

Nike ‘Jesus Shoes’ filled with holy water sell for $3K

The shoes also are adorned with a crucifix, have a red insole and are scented with frankincense, drawing inspiration from the Vatican.

  Body retrieved from the Chattahoochee River now identified

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab identified the body as 19-year-old Jakharee Shariffe McCalister. According to Freeman Worley, Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner, the body was identified by fingerprints.

  Statewide fire alert extended as Ala. drought, wildfires increase

Worsening drought conditions and a rise in wildfires means the AFC will extend the statewide fire alert until the State Forester determines conditions have improved.

  Congressman Sanford Bishop responds to lack of improvements at Ralston Towers

Nearly two weeks after a 60-day deadline for improvements to be made at Ralston Towers expired, Congressman Sanford Bishop has released a response to the lack of improvements.

  The Back the Badge event is lending a hand to law enforcement and their families

Back the Badge is a 5-K event being held tomorrow October 12th in Auburn.

  Crisis Center of Russell Co. holding First Annual Night of Celebration

The Crisis Center of Russell County is holding their First Annual Night of Celebration Thursday, October 17 during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Governor Ivey completes radiation treatment

Governor Kay Ivey has completed her radiation treatment for lung cancer.

Ala. Gov. Kay Ivey completes radiation treatments following lung cancer diagnosis

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has completed her radiation treatments three weeks after announcing she had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

UNCF campaign kicks off with ‘Jazz Under the Stars’ event in Columbus

Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson and other city and business leaders kicked off their annual United Negro College Fund (UNCF) campaign on Thursday.

New device helps prevent infant hot car deaths

The eClip, created by Elepho, Inc. pairs with your smartphone and sends you an alert if you leave the car with your child still in the backseat.

A Maui family’s world record avocado made guacamole enough for 20

The seeds actually came from a family member in Kailua.

  TSYS partners with United Way for Day of Giving at South Columbus Elementary

More than 20 TSYS employees and the United Way planted winter vegetables in the South Columbus Elementary School Garden on Thursday.

  One Year Later: Cuthbert residents remember living through Hurricane Michael

In the Chattahoochee Valley, Randolph County and the city of Cuthbert were hit the hardest by Hurricane Michael. Even though much progress has been made in the year, residents said there is still some work left to do.

Columbus police searching for runaway teen last seen near Wynnton Rd., 13th St.

16-year-old Mariah Walton was last seen Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the area of Wynnton Road and 13th Street. She was last seen

First candidate enters the race to replace retiring Columbus District 4 councilwoman

A candidate for the Columbus City Council seat that District 4 Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh is vacating with her retirement has entered the race.

  Piedmont Columbus Regional unveils newly renovated TSYS Radiation Oncology Center

The oncology center is named in recognition of a $1 million gift from TSYS, a global payments company.

A Birmingham store clerk fires back at robbers

Birmingham police hope this robbery video will help them catch two masked suspects. A store clerk fired at them during the robbery.

  Autopsy results for body pulled from Chattahoochee River received by coroner, no ID

The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office has received the autopsy results for a body pulled from the Chattahoochee River, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley.

  Lee Co., Ga. Sheriff’s Office looking for man accused of stalking, sexual battery in Walmart

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia is searching for a man they believe to be responsible for a sex crime that took place in a Walmart.

SC man catches massive gator in Santee lake

The reptile weighed more than 1,000 pounds!

  Police searching for Columbus man suspected of breaking into vehicles, stealing one

Columbus police are searching for a man they believe to have broken into vehicles and stolen one.

  Columbus Day closures in the Fountain City

The consolidated government is closed Monday, October 14th to observe the holiday. Normal operation hours will resume Tuesday.

1 year later: Hurricane recovery ongoing for former Ala. pastor’s church

Panama City was hit hard including a church which stood for over 60 years.

Savannah Firefighter performs CPR for 30 minutes, saves woman

Savannah Fire Rescue Firefighter Trevor Jaha is being called a hero after he saved a woman on a flight by performing CPR for 30 minutes.

  Students learn about future opportunities at college and careers education expo

Muscogee County, Russell County, Fort Benning and home-schooled students have the chance to learn about different careers, internships and participate in mock interviews.

  Georgia Department of Public Health reports second vaping-related death

The Georgia Department of Public Health confirms a second death in the state linked to vaping.

  The Goodwill Resource Center is holding a large resource fair for jobs and diversity in the workplace

In light of National Diversity Month, the Goodwill Resource Center is holding a large job and resource fair today in Columbus.

‘Baby Stormy’ celebrates first birthday

She was born at just 27 weeks, during Hurricane Michael, one year ago in Early County.

  Friends and neighbors react to the death of Phenix City 12-year old shot in the head

The Phenix City community is mourning the loss of one of their own after a 12-year-old boy died after being shot in the head.

Blue Bell recalling some Butter Crunch half gallons due to broken tool pieces

Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling select lots of it’s Butter Crunch Ice Cream made at its Sylacauga plant because they contain pieces of a broken plastic tool according to the FDA.

  MCSD investigating two threats made towards Spencer High School

One threat was made two days ago. The most recent threat was made Tuesday night.

  Family of Columbus woman responds to domestic violence that led to her hospitalization

“Trilisha was a single working mother," Williams’ aunt, Latrice Williams, said, "that was taking care of her three kids and she is a victim of domestic violence.”

  Suspect arrested for murder of man on Gaston Rd. in Greenville, Ga.

52-year-old Allen Newby Keeble of Greenville, Georgia is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of 41-year-old John Marshall Andrews.

Georgia National Fair returns to Perry, Ga. for 30th year

The fair runs through Sunday, Oct. 13 and has rides, funs, games, and entertainment for everyone.

Supreme Court declines 6 Ala. death row inmates’ case reviews

The nation’s highest court declined each case to the praise of state Attorney General Steve Marshall.

  Watching Your Wallet: Student Loan Grace Period

Five million Americans currently have student loans in default according to data with the Federal Reserve.See how to “learn your loan” and avoid the pitfalls of the student loan grace period.

  Lanett man arrested, charged with attempted murder

45-year-old Richard Lee Hugley is charged in a shooting that left a man injured Tuesday evening.

Savannah PD issues warning after dating app scams result in armed robberies

The Savannah Police Department is issuing a warning after several recent cases of armed robberies that stemmed from meetings arranged through dating apps.

Suspect wanted in Valley, Ala. for robbery at Waffle House on 20th St.

The robbery happened Wednesday morning at the Waffle House on 20th Avenue. Police were called to the restaurant at 3 a.m.

Demolition of USS Water Watch exhibit underway at National Civil War Naval Museum

According to the museum, the demolition is due to worsening conditions and safety concerns.

Woman suing JSU, says she was sexually attacked by an athlete in 2017

A Georgia woman filed a lawsuit against Jacksonville State University alleging she was sexually assaulted as a freshman by a member of the JSU men’s basketball team.

  Phenix City man dies in single vehicle crash on Lee Rd. 2024

42-year-old Heath Stafford died after he struck a utility pole. Authorities say he was refusing to stop for the Lee County Sheriff's Office, approximately five miles west of Phenix City when he crashed.

  COURT: 6-year-old reportedly pulls trigger to save his mother in Alpine Apts. shooting

Anthony Gates reportedly put the gun down, when the victim's 6-year-old picked up the gun, took aim at Gates and accidentally hit his mother.

  Body recovered from the Chattahoochee River near pedestrian bridge

Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley confirmed first responders began the recovery at around 10 a.m.

  After 38 years on the air, Chuck Leonard announces his upcoming retirement

After 38 years with WTVM, iconic local anchor Chuck Leonard announces his retirement.

  Hope Harbour hosts 5th annual domestic violence walk and remembrance ceremony in Columbus

The event is held to remember the lives lost from domestic violence, honor the families of the victims, and to also raise domestic violence awareness.

  Phenix City area residents speak on officer-involved shooting on 16th St.

Police say it started with a domestic violence call at a home near the intersection of 16th Street and 17th Avenue. Shortly after the call, shots were fired.

  City Council enters agreement for Marriott expansion project in downtown Columbus

Columbus City Council approved a memorandum of understanding Tuesday to expand the Marriott Hotel and create a skybridge to connect it to the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

Steven Reed makes history as Montgomery’s first black mayor

Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed has defeated David Woods and will become the city’s next mayor.

  Lee Co. organization hosting 5K, fun run to benefit families of fallen and injured officers

Back the Badge Lee County is hosting an Auburn Strong 5K and one-mile fun run Saturday, Oct. 12.

  Police chief, sheriff talk recent violent crimes and prevention in Columbus

Local law enforcement said they are doing all they can, evening putting additional cars on the streets.

  Senator Doug Jones tours East Alabama

Jones held a public town hall at Tuskegee University on Tuesday. He also stopped in Phenix City for a meeting with local elected officials on the economic development in the area.