5 traffic deaths during Memorial Day weekend, ALEA reports

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says it investigated a total of 375 crashes resulting in five deaths. There were also several drownings, according to Marine Patrol.

  Free COVID-19 testing to be offered at Carver High School in Columbus

  Ga. Governor Kemp visits two companies in Columbus; talks reopening state’s economy

  Traffic delayed on I-185 southbound in Columbus following vehicle accident

AHSAA sharing guidelines for return to play for high school programs

  Opelika Parks and Recreation bringing programs, activities for the summer

Lee High School star athlete drowns at Chewacla State Park

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Shaw High School in Columbus hosts farewell ceremony for graduating seniors

  Man released from Phenix City hospital after battling COVID-19 for over 2 months

New ‘Hunger Games’ book sells more than 500,000 copies

  Suspect in Aniah Blanchard’s murder to appear before grand jury for assault of an officer

  New Kombucha shop opens in Uptown Columbus amid COVID-19 pandemic

  DA candidate turns himself in to Columbus police; faces charges related to campaign music video

  14-year-old turns himself in to Columbus police in connection with murder on Belmont St.

The 14-year-old was wanted in connection with the shooting that claimed the life of 16-year-old Lamarion Wright last Friday on Belmont Street near Wilson Apartment Homes.

Wind Creek sets dates to reopen all Alabama casinos

The public opening will still be limited to a third of the casinos’ original capacity in order to properly adhere to the social distancing guidelines.

  COURT: Deadly shooting near Wilson Apts. in Columbus stems from attempted robbery

Court testimony revealed the suspect along with another teenager tried to rob Lamarion Wright. When Wright refused to give up his possessions, he was shot.

  Columbus police searching for missing man

Robert Campbell, 66, was last seen May 22 near 15th Street.

  Troup County Jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

  District Attorney candidate turns himself in to police after weekend incident

Columbus City Council, DA candidates participating in virtual forum

Report: Albany nursing home fined $186K following unreported allegations of sexual abuse

  Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts for 5 days in June

  Why is the Alabama COVID-19 recovery rate only an estimate?

  Columbus City Council approves compensating front line city employees with time off

Columbus City Council passed a Pandemic Hazardous Duty Time Off Resolution at Tuesday night’s meeting granting up to 40 hours of time off.

UAB enrolls patients in phase 2 of groundbreaking study aimed at fighting COVID-19

Phase 2 of the most prominent COVID-19 drug trial will explore treatments for some of the most critical cases.

  Fundraiser underway to benefit family of fallen Auburn officer

Officer William Buechner’s motorcycle club, Gunners of Auburn, is selling t-shirts and tickets for a giveaway.

  Montgomery becomes coronavirus hotspot as cases continue to rise

In Opelika, East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) officials said it’s a good reminder we haven’t yet conquered the virus

Lanes blocked on GA-22 near Old Pope Rd. in Muscogee Co. after dump truck overturns

A dump truck overturned and spilled loads of sand onto the roadway.

Alabama state health officer concerned about ongoing community transmission of COVID-19

Alabama recently saw a spike of more than 600 cases in 24 hours.

136 nursing homes across state report COVID-19 cases

There are currently 136 nursing homes in the state that have reported a COVID-19 positive case, according to the Alabama Nursing Home Association.

  PROFILE: Muscogee County School Board District 7 candidate, Dr. Walter Taylor

Born and raised in district seven, Dr. Walter Taylor said he knows the struggles parents and students face. That’s why two of his top platforms are parental help and mental health support.

  Russell County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing woman

Marsha Lyle, 41, last spoke to her family May 5 and was known to be in Ocala, Florida May 7.

  UPDATE: Memorial Day shooting suspect turns himself in to Opelika police

Opelika police have identified a suspect in a deadly shooting on Covenant Dr.

  GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sent an open plea to Trump Tuesday to consider his state as an alternate site for the quadrennial convention.

  Arrest warrants issued for D.A. candidate Mark Jones

One of two candidates for District Attorney of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit now has warrants for his arrest.

  Six Flags announces new safety measures for when parks reopen

If you are planning a trip to Six Flags this year, you will need to know about the new policies the company has put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Opelika man arrested for attempted murder after April shooting on Hurst St.

Opelika police have arrested a man in connection to a shooting that took place in mid-April.

  Man killed in Harris Co. hit-and-run was a Ft. Benning soldier

A man killed over the weekend in a fatal hit-and-run in Waverly Hall has been identified as a Fort Benning soldier.

’Incomprehensible’: Police say World War I monument vandalized on Memorial Day in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police are investigating after they discovered a World War I memorial vandalized on Memorial Day.

Two suspects identified after car shot at while sitting at LaGrange traffic light

Two suspects in LaGrange are wanted after allegedly shooting into a car while it sat at a traffic light.

PPE supplies enroute to Ga. nursing homes

A 14-day supply of PPE is shipping to more than 15,000 nursing homes across America.

  Man charged in Aniah Blanchard’s murder to appear in court for assaulting officer

A man charged with kidnapping and murdering an Auburn woman is set to appear in court on other charges.

  COURT: Murder victim allegedly intervened in assault before being shot

New details in the murder of a 60-year-old man are emerging as a second suspect made his first court appearance after being arrested over the weekend.

  Teen arrested, another being sought after 16-year-old gunned down in Columbus

One teenager is in custody and another is being sought in connection to the shooting death of a Columbus 16-year-old.

  United Way, Feeding the Valley to provide meals to children during Memorial Week

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley and Feeding the Valley are working to meet the nutritional needs of children over Memorial Week.

  Daughter of Rod and Paula Bramblett remembers parents in letter to AU family

Monday marked one year since Rod Bramblett, known as the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife Paula died in a car crash.

  Opelika Civitan Club holds virtual Memorial Day ceremony

During the tribute, officials read the names and showed pictures of Lee County residents who died in the line of duty.

  Overlook neighborhood in Columbus hosts Memorial Day tribute

Residents of the Overlook neighborhood gathered in patriotic colors to observe Memorial Day.

  Columbus man builds massive barbecue pit for Memorial Day observance

Columbus resident Buddy Holland recently built a 16 by 24-foot shelter in his backyard to house a massive barbecue pit.

  Authorities still searching for driver of vehicle in fatal hit and run in Waverly Hall

The Georgia Department of Public Safety said 39-year-old Joseph Velasquez was hit on SR 85 Friday at around 9:30 p.m.

  Annual Memorial Day observance held at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus honoring lives lost

The Coweta Falls Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) paid homage to their ancestors with a Memorial Day Ceremony at Parkhill Cemetery Monday.

  Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery observes Memorial Day with wreath laying ceremony

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was not open to the public.

Reports of COVID-19 fraud double in Alabama in one month

The Coronavirus Fraud Coordinator in his office is part of “daily briefings” to have a “daily aperture of the different types of frauds that are occurring across the country,” explained Town.

  Surprise graduation celebration held for senior whose mom was murdered in Columbus in 2019

One year ago today, TeAnna Champion’s mom was murdered in Columbus.As friends and family drove by to congratulate TeAnna on graduation, she said she knew someone special was looking down on her.

  ICE detainee in Stewart Co. dies from COVID-19 complications

34-year-old Santiago Baten-Oxlaj died at Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital. He had been hospitalized since April 17.

  National Infantry Museum in Columbus observes Memorial Day virtually

Museum staff and veterans took part in the Memorial Day Observance Ceremony virtually on Monday.

  Boaters practice social distancing and safety during Memorial Day holiday

At Lake Oliver Marina, families could be seen practicing social distancing on their boats while they soaked up sun.

  UPDATE: Opelika victim identified in fatal Memorial Day shooting

An Opelika man killed in a shooting on Covenant Dr. has been identified.

  ONE YEAR LATER: Remembering Rod and Paula Bramblett killed in tragic accident

It has been one year since a tragic vehicle accident claimed the lives of ‘The Voice of the Auburn Tigers’ Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula.

  East Ala. woman surprised with 80th birthday parade

An east Alabama woman is celebrating a milestone birthday, but not in quite the way she originally intended.

  Fire crews in LaGrange battle overnight hotel fire

An overnight fire at a LaGrange hotel resulted in thousands of dollars in damage, but no injuries.

Authorities identify man found dead in Lake Martin

Authorities have released more information on a death investigation at Lake Martin.

  Chattahoochee Valley residents honoring fallen soldiers over Memorial Day weekend

While Memorial Day weekend may be a three day weekend for some, other families in the Chattahoochee Valley are making an effort to honor the lives of fallen soldiers.

  Georgia Power offers Memorial Day boating safety tips

"For small kids, it doesn’t take much for them to get caught in one of those currents and get pull down in the water,” said Bell.

Body found on Lake Martin, death investigation underway

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a death investigation.

  Columbus Health Dept. holding pop-up COVID-19 testing sites during the Memorial Day weekend

Columbus Health Department officials say they’re working to provide more opportunities outside of the Fountain City for COVID-19 testing this holiday weekend. They held a pop-up testing site at Harris County High School Sunday.

  Carver High School senior has drive-thru graduation after a tough year

Like many 2020 graduates, Traveon Faison’s senior year has been impacted by coronavirus.

Huge alligator found outside front door of home in neighborhood in Venice

Imagine waking up to weird noises outside your home, and when you check what’s going on through your Ring doorbell you see a gator on your doorstep.

  Coronavirus not deterring Panama City Beach crowds during Memorial Day weekend

Many Americans consider Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start to summer, which can mean grilling out or heading to the beach. Panama City Beach in Florida is very crowded for the holiday weekend as this is the first weekend since short-term rentals recently reopened.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Police on scene of motor vehicle accident on 219 near Bartley Rd.

A motor vehicle accident on 219, just north of Bartley Road has lanes closed in the area.

Man injured jumping from ‘Chimney Rock’ on Lake Martin Saturday

A man was injured jumping from a popular cliff on Lake Martin Saturday.

East Alabama Medical Center offering antibody testing

East Alabama Medical Center officials say that about six weeks ago the phone lines to their call centers were ringing off the hook

Alabama Department of Labor works to resolve unemployment glitch

The Alabama Department of Labor released a statement shortly after 11 a.m. saying they are working to rectify the error.

  One person dead after hit and run involving pedestrian in Harris Co.

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle on SR 85 in Harris County.

  Two vehicle crash leads to fatality near Opelika

A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Phenix City woman on Friday evening, May 23.

  Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phenix City share the meaning of Memorial Day

As Memorial Day weekend begins, veterans in the Chattahoochee Valley want you to reflect on the true meaning of the day.

Two men arrested after participating in campaign video for district attorney candidate

Two men appeared in court Saturday morning, May 23, for their alleged connection to a campaign video.

Second suspect arrested in fatal April shooting in Columbus

A man was arrested on Saturday morning, May 23, on an outstanding murder warrant in reference to the murder of Richard Watson.

Fire crews on scene of structure fire on 12th Ave. in Columbus

Fire crews are currently on the scene of a structure fire on 31st Street and 12th Avenue in Columbus.

  Pam Brown in the race for Muscogee County Sheriff

Brown has more than 20 years of service to the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.

  Mark LaJoye running for Muscogee County Sheriff

Mark LaJoye is the lone Republican candidate running to be the next Muscogee County Sheriff.