Columbus church hosts teen summit to help youth with challenges in society

  Opelika gospel artist signs to major label

  3 deadly vehicle accidents reported in the Chattahoochee Valley in 3 days

911 texting now available in Auburn

  Chick-fil-A restaurants in Columbus and Phenix City host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

  Alleged abused dog in Phenix City reported missing

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Firefighters respond to structure fire on Valley Dr. in Cataula

  Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

  Man shot, killed on Upatoi Ridge during possible home invasion

  UPDATE: 13-year-old dead following shooting on 32nd Ave. in Columbus

Suspect wanted for robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Phenix City

  Columbus officials release which services from Columbus Health Department will move to new location

UPDATE: Victim ID’d in shooting at Warren Williams Homes in Columbus

Over a dozen Columbus police units are at the scene.

Warming stations opening in Columbus due to expected below-freezing temperatures

TheSafeHouse and The Verge Church will open next week to provide an emergency warming station to anyone in need of shelter.

  UPDATE: Victim ID’d in fatal Lee Co. crash at Hwy. 280 and Lee Rd. 179

The accident happened at Highway 280 and Lee Road 179. A tractor-trailer truck collided with a car.

City of Columbus announces MLK Jr. Day closures

The City of Columbus has announced closures and altered or suspended services.

Mayor announces interim chief of Columbus Fire and EMS

  Suspect arrested in LaGrange for armed robbery on Harwell Ave.

Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

Fire crews contain fire on Bailey’s Way in LaGrange

Columbus police searching for runaway teen last seen on N. Lumpkin Rd.

LaGrange police warn of check scam targeting residents by mail

  Elementary students in Columbus plant trees in honor of Dr. King

Students at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School planted seeds of knowledge alongside the Keep Columbus Beautiful organization.

Suspect wanted in Phenix City for robbery at Dollar General on Broad St.

The robbery happened January 10 at Dollar General on Broad Street.

2 women charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

Stormy Rodriguez and Ashley Cooper were arrested shortly after sheriff’s deputies stopped their vehicle for a traffic violation.

Meeting scheduled for Ralston residents; screening for Housing Choice Vouchers to follow

Residents at Ralston may soon get a new place to live.

  Shaw High School in Columbus offering students state certified EMT training

The school held an open house Thursday evening for its EMT Pathway Program.

  ‘Black Men Speak’ event addresses issues facing the Columbus community

Several community members came together Thursday night to discuss how they can have more of a positive impact in the Columbus community.

Arrest warrant issued for OBJ following alleged contact with security guard at Superdome

OBJ is facing a charge of simple battery.

  LaGrange police investigate ‘the biggest local drug trafficking case’ in years

A couple was arrested Wednesday for trying to smuggle drugs into the Georgia prison system.

  Construction company lands $9.2M deal to add new housing complex in North Columbus

The 80-unit four-building complex is designed to serve area working families in a variety of ways.

Search continues for missing Tallapoosa County woman

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, along with the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the search for 65-year-old Judy Jackson Kennebrew.

  UPDATE: Woman dies after two-vehicle accident on Bradley Park Dr. in Columbus

Several police and fire units are on a scene near the Cracker Barrell restaurant.

  Three Years Later: New details in unsolved murder of Destiny Nelson in Columbus

17-year-old Destiny Nelson was shot at her Bull Creek Apartment home on January 16, 2017. Destiny's mother and Columbus police are releasing new details about her murder.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigating burglaries in Pine Mountain, West Point, Fortson

The burglaries happened Wednesday, January 15 in the areas of Hamilton Road Grove Road in Pine Mountain, Highway 103 and Highway 219 in West Point, and Highway 315 in Fortson.

Candidate Profile: Congressman Bradley Byrne runs for US Senate

He has served as a state Senator and currently represents district one in the U.S. House of Representatives.

‘What a glorious day’: Arkansas inmates get baptized while in jail

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office made a big announcement concerning the spirituality of their inmates.

2 suspects wanted in Columbus for several car break-ins and bank card fraud

The break-ins happened this week at several apartment complexes near Armour Avenue, Warm Springs Road, Whittlesey Road, and Flat Rock Road.

Louisiana man arrested in Auburn for drug possession, receiving stolen property

19-year-old Skylar T. Long is charged with receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a pistol without a permit.

  Juveniles wanted in Opelika business robbery on Pepperell Pkwy.

Police in Opelika are currently investigating a first-degree robbery at a business on Pepperell Pkwy.

  Valley police investigating overnight armed robbery on 20th Ave.

Police in Valley are searching for the people responsible for an armed robbery at a gas station that took place overnight.

  Phenix City police searching for car theft person of interest

Phenix City police are releasing surveillance video of a man they need to question in connection to a vehicle theft.

Phenix City man caught on security camera defecating near golf course pro shop

A Phenix City man is behind bars after being caught defecating by security cameras.

  Chattahoochee Valley smashes goal for WTVM Blood Drive Telethon

Our goal was to schedule 58 appointments to save lives with the Red Cross and the Chattahoochee Valley far exceeded that goal!

10 arrested after guns, 25lbs of marijuana located in DeKalb County home

It happened Monday on County Road 577.

Two LaGrange City Council members sworn into office

District 2 Councilman LeGree McCamey was sworn in for a fourth term and District 1 Councilman Mark Mitchell was sworn in for a second term.

  CVCC in Phenix City receives new computer labs for health science students

Health science students will get to use a more hands-on approach and use augmented reality and virtual reality to dissect different anatomy and more.

Candidate Profile: Jeff Sessions wants his old job back as U.S. Senator

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is among the crowd of seven Republican candidates competing for his former U.S. Senate seat.

  Michelle’s Restaurant to open on Hwy. 280 in Phenix City

Michelle’s restaurant, on Highway 280 near Dirt Cheap and Taco Bell, is preparing for a grand opening.

  Man hit, killed by train at 35th St. and River Rd. in Columbus

Tragedy on the train tracks in Columbus Wednesday morning as a man is hit and killed.

  Rainbow shirt and cake a ‘lifestyle violation,’ student expelled from private school

The private school claims the picture is the latest in two years’ worth of “lifestyle violations”.

  2 suspects arrested in LaGrange after leaving meth, marijuana inside restroom of dermatology office

LaGrange police said the two suspects dropped off drugs, cell phones, tobacco, and rolling papers for a prison inmate who had a later appointment at the dermatology office.

Bama commit from Lanett High School wins Mr. Football award

Story led the Panthers (15-0) to an undefeated season and the Class 1A state title this past season. He has also signed with the University of Alabama.

Columbus police searching for identity theft, fraudulent check suspect

Columbus police are releasing surveillance photos of a man they believe to be involved in a case of identity theft.

Georgia man charged in murder of Dothan movie producer

Authorities in Douglas County, Georgia arrested 49-year old Marcus Hubbard Wednesday and charged him with killing Rodney Caliste.

Opelika police release surveillance photos of credit card theft suspects

Opelika police are requesting assistance in identifying a suspect believed to have stolen a wallet with multiple credit cards.

  3 suspects arrested in Smiths Station after cages for children found inside home

Three suspects were arrested for child abuse in Smiths Station after a welfare check at a residence in the 5000 block of Lee Road 246.

Candidate Profile: Mooney running for US Senate to protect ‘American Values’

He is one of the seven republicans who will be on the ballot March 3rd in the primary.

  Candidate Profile: Judge Roy Moore making second Senate run

Judge Roy Moore is attempting to become Alabama’s next U.S. Senator after facing defeat in 2017.

Murder arrest made after south Ala. security guard shot in the back

Enterprise police and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Emmanuel “Mannie” Key Tuesday and charged him with the murder of 42-year-old Stevie Lamaric Franklin, of Troy.

Five Columbus juveniles arrested for 13 car break-ins since early December

Columbus police say that since the end of November, there have been 27 car break-ins and stolen vehicles reported.

Several Alabama Law Enforcement agencies allowing officers to drive patrol cars to churches to deter crime

With more and more houses of worship being targets of crime, local law enforcement has been thinking of ways to help protect places of worship.

Senator to introduce bill that would deny bail for violent felonies

State Senator Cam Ward is drafting legislation to reform the state's bail schedule.

  16-year-old escapes juvenile justice custody in Columbus, reported missing

Columbus police are searching for a teenager who reportedly escaped from juvenile justice custody earlier Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: Man killed after being struck by train in Columbus identified

A man is dead after being struck and killed by a train in Columbus.

  Several days of rain causing flooding concerns across the Chattahoochee Valley

A wet past few days have caused some flooding problems across parts of our area, some that have had problems in the past. The Chattahoochee River is currently under a flood warning.

  Vivian Childs announces candidacy for Georgia’s 2nd congressional district seat

Vivian Childs is hoping to be the Republican to take on incumbent Democrat Sanford Bishop for the seat.

  Cause of Auburn University graduate student’s death listed as undetermined

22-year-old Chih Kai Lai, of Taiwan, was found dead in November after being reported missing since August 2019.

  4 men sentenced for role in 2016 murder of Deonn Carter in Columbus

Judge Ron Mullins said this case is one of the worst he’s ever sat through because witness after witness testified about how loved Carter was and how his kind spirit is missed in the community.

  Columbus woman pushing for bail system reform

Waleisah Wilson believes people charged with misdemeanors should not be put behind bars She had several supporters at a city council meeting on Tuesday.

  Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a stop in Opelika

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made his way to East Alabama Tuesday as he winds his way through the state on his campaign for U.S. Senate.

  Blood donation saves life of Columbus woman during sickle cell crisis

This past summer, a Columbus woman suffering from sickle cell disease said she would have died had it not been for a lifesaving blood donor.

  Central High School in Phenix City announces new head football coach

Central High School announced during a press conference Tuesday that Patrick Nix will take on the role as head football coach.

  Alabama attorney general presents Loachapoka High School with Safe School Award

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall presented the school with Safe School Award for State Board of Education District 2.

  5 teens arrested for multiple vehicle break-ins and thefts in Columbus

Between November 26, 2019 and December 8, 2019, there were approximately 27 reported cases of stolen vehicles and break-ins.

  Suspect in double-murder on Mellon St. in Columbus makes court appearance

Terrance Streeter is expected to have his probation revoked, meaning he will remain in jail to await trial.

  BBB: Spotting the fake when it comes to the 2020 census

Census takers may ask about the number of people in your home, income and things of that nature.

White House considers diverting billions more for border wall

The Trump administration plans to pull an additional $7.2 billion from military funds for the border wall.

  14-year-old runaway last seen on Lawyers Lane in Columbus

Police in Columbus are searching for a 14-year-old runaway who was last seen on Jan. 10 in the area of Lawyers Lane.

Search continues for missing Tallapoosa County senior

A missing senior alert is still active for the woman, whom law enforcement says may be suffering from a condition that would impair her judgment.