AAA offers free ‘Tow To Go’ for Memorial Day

Just call and a tow truck will take you and your car to a safe location within a 10-mile radius for free.

Suspect wanted for armed robbery at Dollar General store in LaGrange

  Funeral service for fallen Auburn officer draws hundreds across state lines

  ‘It’s not about picnics’: A war widow has a message for Americans on Memorial Day

  52nd annual Memorial Day Fly-In at Tuskegee’s Moton Field set to take off Saturday

  A cafè in Tuscaloosa is serving those impacted by Alzheimer’s

Lake Martin boaters beware; new ‘no wake zone’ in place

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State troopers keep watchful on state lakes and roadways

  Memorial Day Weekend travel expected to break records

  End of watch: Final radio call made for fallen Auburn police officer

  Auburn says goodbye to fallen Officer William Buechner

  CDC fights measles outbreak

CSU to host summer camp for visually impaired children

Troup County Sheriff’s Office searching for runaway teen

Franklin Wise, 15, was last seen April 4 at his home in the 1800 block of Baughs Cross Road.

Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

The cause of Friday's afternoon blast wasn't immediately known, and the wounded suffered leg injuries and weren't life-threatening.

  Tips for staying cool and hydrated while out in the hot heat

A hot Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected. Since temperatures will be up in the 90s, people are being asked to be careful.

  CPD not pursuing criminal charges in death of former MCSD School Board member’s son

Police say Wells Jr. and his live in girlfriend had a volatile relationship that played a part in the fatal shooting.

Bill would make murder of Ala. first responder capital offense

High School Graduations across the Chattahoochee Valley

  Abortion law could impact Alabama economy

  Three teenagers arrested in Lee County armed robbery, held on $100K bond

Russell County High School 2019 graduating class moves their tassels

  Fallen Ala. officer’s neighborhood turns blue in his memory

House approves wine shipment legislation

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed legislation allowing residents to purchase wine and have it shipped directly to their house

  How to protect yourself against the sun

It's that time of the year where most of us hit the outdoors more than usually, which means sun exposure. We know a lot about the tips to protect against the sun but we all need reminders. Dr. Lauren Kole, a dermatologist at UAB Hospital helps us out.

Top GA officials unveil human trafficking task force

The attorney general will be in charge of the group

  LaGrange fire officials investigating fire at assisted living

Fire officials in Columbus are currently investigating an overnight fire at a nursing home.

  Alabama Senate considers literacy bill

The bill would hold a third-grader back if they couldn't read at or above grade level.

  Columbus police on scene of possible shooting on Pecan St.

The incident reportedly happened in the 2900 block of Pecan Street near Rigdon Road.

  Club Visions in Columbus hosts appreciation party for area teachers

The party was held at Club Visions. The event featured food and giveaways. Music was provided by Davis Broadcasting Inc.

  Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosts Military Appreciation Breakfast

The Military Appreciation Breakfast unites Chamber investors with top leaders from the military community as well as local, state, and national legislative officials yearly.

  Char-Broil in Columbus gives grilling tips ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The company showed News Leader 9 how to properly check grills if they have been sitting, and the proper way to clean them.

  Many teachers taking on extra jobs this summer

While she will be staying in the classroom this summer, she says many of her peers will seek secondary employment outside of education.

Auburn city services to close early Friday allowing employees to honor life of fallen officer

All Auburn city services will close at noon on Friday, May 24 to allow employees to honor the life of a fallen Auburn Police Officer.

  Study shows people still don’t buckle up

The study also shows you are 500 times more likely to be thrown from your vehicle during a crash if you’re not wearing your seatbelt.

‘Heartbeat Bill’ prompts 3 film productions to pull projects out of GA

Two were from the Atlanta area and one was looking to work in Savannah. They say the reason is because of the “Heartbeat Bill” that was recently signed into law.

  Phenix City Success Academy ends school term with celebration for students

Mentors at the Phenix City Success Academy sponsored a pizza party and gave children final words of encouragement as they prepare for summer break.

  Making sure your vehicle is safe during dangerous heat

Car care experts say your car works harder when it’s hot outside, especially once temperatures get above 85 degrees.

  Key witness testifies in 5 Corner Lotto murder trial in Columbus

Kimberly Huffman, who is also facing charges in the murder, took the witness stand on Thursday.

  Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Paramedics warn everyone to be safe in the heat this holiday weekend

What you need to know to stay safe in high heat for the holiday weekend.

  Examining the truths and myths behind the MMR vaccine

Measles vaccinations have long been a subject of debate in America, so much so that for the first time since the year 2000, there is now an outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 800 cases across the nation. 6 of those cases are right here in GA.

  Columbus murder suspect chooses not to make court appearance after allegedly killing father and son

A Columbus murder suspect waived his initial court hearing after being charged with the murder of a father and his 3-year-old son.

  WTVM Editorial 5-23-19: Pay Raises Worth It

With the country at large currently enjoying 3.6% unemployment, the lowest rate since 1969, finding qualified workers is getting tougher.

  HEALTH WITH DR. PAULA: Keeping your skin safe in the sun

Kids across the Chattahoochee Valley are getting ready to be out of school for the summer and will be looking for some fun in the sun.

  Two injured in two separate Eufaula stabbings

Two people have been injured after two separate stabbings took place in the city of Eufaula.

NOAA forecasts “near normal” hurricane season

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has just released its outlook for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season.

Ga. man and woman arrested in Eufaula on drug trafficking, child endangerment charges

A man and woman from Albany, Georgia were taken into custody in Eufaula after a traffic stop led to police finding large amounts of drugs in the vehicle.

  Taco Bell employee stabbed following altercation in Opelika

Police are investigating after a Taco Bell employee was stabbed Wednesday night.

ADOC releases strategic plan to combat prison system issues

The Alabama Department of Corrections has released its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan to combat issues identified in the prison system.

  Two shootings in south Columbus leave two people injured

Two different overnight south Columbus shootings have left two people injured.

  Graduation held for TSYS Project Search program participants

Participants of TSYS Project Search are helped with transitioning to productive adult life.

  Resurfacing project to begin on Interstate 85 in Harris and Troup counties

Road construction crews will start the project on Interstate 85 in Harris and Troup counties on Tuesday, May 28.

9 illegal immigrants arrested in DeKalb County in alleged human trafficking operation

DeKalb County authorities arrested nine people Tuesday night in connection with what they believe is a human trafficking operation.

  Demolition underway for home on Nightwind Ct. in Columbus months after house fire

The home on Nightwind Ct. is being demolished more than four months after it caught fire.

Los Angeles County bans official travel to Alabama due to abortion bill

Los Angeles County bans official travel to Alabama due to abortion bill.

  Air conditioning companies overwhelmed as summer heat hits early

Energy Savers said May is their busiest month and with summerlike temperatures starting a little early, their call volume has tripled.

Piedmont Columbus Regional hosts annual public safety luncehon appreciating first responders

The luncheon is a way to thank first responders and fellowship with agencies across the Chattahoochee Valley.

  100+ Aaron Cohn Middle School students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society

103 students at Aaron Cohn Middle School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society Wednesday Morning.

  City of Valley celebrates groundbreaking of Four Star Freightliner

The City of Valley is receiving a major economic boost with the groundbreaking od Four Star Freightliner.

  Funeral service announced for fallen Auburn police officer

The funeral for William Buechner will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 24 at the Auburn Arena.

Lawmaker: Lottery bill ‘dead’ for session

Lawmaker: Lottery bill 'dead' for session

  2 arrested in Eufaula after meth, heroin seized during traffic stop

According to the Eufaula Alabama Police Department, 224 grams of methamphetamine, 6 grams of heroin, and weapons were seized during the traffic stop.

  Auburn officer injured in deadly shooting reunites with K9

Officer Webb Sistrunk was one of two officers injured in a deadly shooting in Auburn just days ago and is still in the hospital, but was able to be reunited with one fellow officer.

Elderly Hoover man loses life savings in tech support scheme

An elderly Hoover man says he lost his life savings. He tells us he was tricked by someone he thought he could trust. Now he’s warning others.

  Testimony continues in day three of Five Corner Lotto murder trial in Columbus

A Columbus murder trial is in its third day as testimony continues.

Man sentenced to 438 years for the rape, sodomy, sexual assault of children in Morgan County

Michael William Lesher was sentenced to 438 years in an Alabama penitentiary for his part in raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing two children a dozen years ago.

  Columbus Fire & EMS gets approved for $145K additional funds

Columbus City Council has approved $145,000 additional budget for Fire and EMS to make sure they have everything they need to save lives.

  Historic Westville a month away from opening in Columbus

Historic Westville, a living history museum previously located in Lumpkin, Ga., has announced its long-anticipated opening date in Columbus.

  Man arrested for murder of Columbus father and son on Stuart Dr.

Columbus police have arrested a man for the Nov. murder of a Columbus father and son.

Alabama House passes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

The House passed a bill 66-18 that would require a physician to use “reasonable care” to save the life of a child who is born alive after an abortion or attempted abortion.

  Northside Patriots win first GHSA Class 4A state title

The Northside Patriots swept the Denmark Danes 7-6 and 11-2 on Wednesday night to claim the GHSA Class 4A state baseball title.

  Record-breaking heat causes adjustments for Little League Baseball and summer activities in Columbus

Now is the time to beat the heat, with programs beginning and ending as summer draws closer. A number of family fun summer activities are being affected by the heat wave.

Walmart offering grocery delivery in Columbus

To find out if you’re eligible for grocery delivery, visit or the Walmart Grocery mobile app.

  Symetra Tour golfers compete on Auburn University campus

They took part in the Closest to the Pin Contest at the Samford Hall at Auburn.

Alabama senator introduces bill to repeal abortion ban

An Alabama state senator has introduced a bill that would repeal the abortion ban passed through the Alabama legislature just last week.

  Man accused of murdering Auburn police officer, injuring 2 others appears in court

The Lee County District Attorney is seeking the death penalty in the case against Wilkes for the murder of Auburn Police Officer William Buechner.

  Suspects arrested for breaking into cars in Eagle Pointe subdivision in Columbus

Between three and four suspects have reportedly been breaking into cars in the Eagle Pointe subdivision off of Forrest Road.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  Burger King’s Impossible Whopper Tour stops in Columbus

The tour stopped in downtown Columbus Tuesday to promote the restaurant’s newest burger option.

Suspect charged with aggravated assault in LaGrange after firing shot at maintenance worker

Antonia Heard, of Valley, Alabama, is charged with aggravated assault.