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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.

  Columbus police investigating homicide on N. Lumpkin Road

Columbus Police Department seeking individuals for armed robbery and aggravated assault

Columbus police searching for suspect in deadly armed robbery at Circle K store

  Firefighters battle house fire on Flintlock Drive in Columbus

  Second suspect in Custom Jewelers armed robbery arrested in Birmingham

Columbus Police locate missing 6-year-old girl

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  Search underway for 6-year-old child in Chattahoochee River

Police investigate single vehicle accident near Wynnton Road

More than 11K Columbus residents without power following afternoon storms

  UPDATE: Two arrested after shooting near Midtown nightclub

  Founder of Round House Company pleads guilty to fraud in Lee Co.

  Two shootings in south Columbus leave two people injured

  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.

  Early morning shooting in Auburn leads to first officer death in 30+ years, police chief says

Auburn police have arrested a suspect they say killed one officer and shot two more officers.

  Neighbors say CPD officer was dating the woman he’s accused of murdering

More details are emerging about the relationship between Sgt. William Talley and the woman he's accused of killing Saturday night, Kelly Levinsohn.

  Section of JR Allen Parkway reopens after semi-truck overturns

Section of JR Allen Parkway has been shut down due to an overturned semi.

Columbus Fire & EMS, police working an apartment fire on Crystal Dr.

UPDATE: Scene of vehicle fire on Talbotton Rd. in Columbus now clear

  Man arrested, charged with murder in late night shooting on Will Ave. in Phenix City

  UPDATE: One person killed in River Rd. accident involving city trash vehicle

  Former U.S. representative, Columbus attorney passes away from natural causes

  Two suspects arrested in murder of Seale couple initially believed to have died in a fire

  Fire crews on scene of house fire on Magnolia Ct. in Phenix City

Fire crews are currently on the scene of a house fire in Phenix City.

  UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal accident involving a pedestrian in Columbus

Columbus police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian.

  UPDATE: Deceased GA newborn found in a cooler found to be full-term child

Witnesses in the area stated the cooler had been on the side of the road near the wood-line for several days, possibly up to a week

UPDATE: Victim ID’d in deadly shooting on Dunwoody Dr. in Columbus

Investigations are underway in Columbus following a fatal shooting.

  UPDATE: Father and toddler dead following shooting in Columbus, GA

The Columbus Police Department and EMS are currently on the scene of a shooting.

  Columbus police investigating shooting on 32nd St.

Columbus Police investigate a Sunday afternoon shooting

  Chattahoochee Valley drug task force helicopter crashes near Montgomery

A helicopter from the Chattahoochee Valley has crashed near Montgomery.

Plane carrying passengers crashes near Exit 60 in Opelika

The plane crashed near Exit 60 northbound.

ALEA working collision between two tractor-trailers in Lee Co.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is currently working a collision between two tractor-trailers on U.S. Hwy. 80 in Lee County.

State of Emergency issued in AL ahead of Hurricane Michael

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a State of Emergency Monday afternoon.

  LaGrange police investigating overnight shooting at Tall Pines Apartments

The LaGrange Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting at Tall Pines Apartments on Turn St.

  Car fire in Pine Mountain halts traffic on I-185

A car fire on I-85 in Pine Mountain has slowed traffic down.

  Fire on Kirkwood Dr. destroys Columbus family’s home

INVESTIGATIONS ARE UNDERWAY IN COLUMBUS AFTER AN HOUSE FIRE DESTROYED THE ROOF OF AN HOME

  Auburn man hit, seriously injured by school bus

An Auburn man was seriously injured after being hit by a school bus.

  UPDATE: Pin-in accident on Buena Vista Rd. clear, traffic moving

The Columbus Police Department and Columbus Fire and EMS Services are on the scene of an accident on I-185.

Woman injured in shooting on Forrest Rd.

Woman injured after shooting on Forrest Rd.

Columbus fire crews battling mobile home fire

Columbus Fire crews are battling a mobile home fire

1 dead, 3 arrested after shooting in Greenville

One man is dead following a shooting early Saturday morning in Greenville, Georgia.  According to the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office around 2 a.m. Saturday morning a party was happening along Georgia Highway 100 and a confrontation began in a grassy area nearby.

  BREAKING: Body Identified after being pulled from Chattahoochee River

The body pulled from the Chattahoochee River on Saturday has been identified

Suspect charged after pedestrian struck and killed in Columbus

One person died early Thursday morning after being hit by a car.

  Car crashes into Phenix City home

First responders and police in Phenix City are on the scene of a car into a home.

CPD investigating shooting on Dupree Dr.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) Columbus Police have confirmed to News Leader 9 that one person was shot Tuesday night.  A 911 call came in just after 11 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a scene on Dupree Dr. and tell us that one shooting victim was found.  That victim was treated on the scene and taken to the hospital.  We're working to learn more about the severity of the victim's injuries and if there are any possible suspects.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights rese...

Cataula family loses home to Sunday night fire

CATAULA, GA (WTVM) - The Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department confirms that a large fire has destroyed a home in Cataula. Fire crews were called to the home on Chambliss Cir. just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The home was completely involved in fire when crews made it to the scene. The department says a propane tank located near the home, as well as near-by power lines created a hazardous situation for firefighters.  Several engines, rescue vehicles and a tanker were used ...

Parents alarmed after teen makes online shooting threat towards Opelika High

Opelika police are investigating possible threats at Opelika High School.

Female motorcyclist identified in Russell County crash

Russell County Coroner, Arthur Sumbry Jr. has confirmed to WTVM that an unidentified female died in a motorcycle crash Sunday night.

Victim ID'd deadly shooting on N. Lumpkin Rd., Columbus police investigate

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Police are on the scene of a possible shooting reported in south Columbus early Monday morning.

UPDATE: Missing Columbus 14-year-old located

The Special Victims Unit of the Columbus Police Department has issued a critical missing person alert for a 14-year-old and the teen has been located.

UPDATE: Fire officials confirm cause of house fire near Comer St.

News Leader Nine has confirmed that Columbus Fire & EMS crews are on the scene of a house on fire in north Columbus.

CPD: Mother killed, daughter wounded in New Year's Day shooting

Multiple Columbus Police units are on Colorado Street following a shooting.

UPDATE: Police say 'weather conditions' contributed to multi-vehicle accidents on I-185

Columbus police and EMS units are responding to reports of a multi-car collision along I-185 in Columbus.

Russell County Coroner's Office called to scene of single vehicle accident

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - The Russell County Coroner's office is on the scene of a single-vehicle accident in Phenix City.  Phenix City Police and Fire & EMS units responded to the scene, along Whiterock Rd, just after 11:30 p.m. EST Sunday.  Crews were working to free at least one person from a car. Police have blocked off both directions of traffic on Whiterock Rd, near Woodland Dr. WTVM has a crew on the scene. Stay with us online and on air as we update you on thi...

Drugs brought into Columbus Public Safety building, lockdown lifted

WTVM was first on the scene at the Columbus Public Safety Building, where drugs were discovered.

BREAKING: Amber Alert children located at Eufaula hotel Friday morning

EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) - Four missing children, who disappeared from Bradenton, Florida, were safely located in Eufaula Friday morning.  Eufaula Police say just after midnight Friday, a pair of guests at the Hampton Inn Hotel in Eufaula contacted authorities after they recognized four children playing in the lobby from an Amer Alert. Responding officers were able to positivley identify a vehicle from the Amber Alert parked at the hotel. They later arrested the chidlren's mothe...

Columbus Public Works, GA Power crews headed back out

News Leader 9 has confirmed that all crews from Public Works and Georgia Power are no longer assisting the public.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: 25-year-old man dies in Sunday night shooting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A 25-year-old man has died after being shot in east Columbus Sunday night.  Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner, Freeman Worley, tells WTVM that Nathan Johnson, 25, died at Midtown Medical Center just after 10:00 p.m. Sunday. Columbus Fire and EMS responded to an emergency call in the 2000 block of 8th St., near Ewart Ave., around 9:30 p.m. That's where Johnson was found suffering from unknown injuries and taken to the hospital.  No word y...

Man dies following shooting on Wickham Drive

The man shot on Wickham Drive in south Columbus on Tuesday night has died.

UPDATE: 8-year-old boy missing from Prattville found safe

PRATTVILLE, AL (WTVM) - The Prattville Police Department has canceled the search for a missing 8-year-old boy.

BREAKING: Missing Tuskegee girl thought to have been taken by 2 women

TUSKEGEE, AL (WTVM) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says they're looking for a missing Macon County child, who they think was taken by two women earlier today. Officials say 9-year-old, Neisha Howard, hasn't been seen since 4:00 CST Saturday. They believe Howard's non-custodial mother, Jerlean Scott, and another woman may have taken her.  Police think those women are traveling to the Clearwater, Florida area in a red-colored SUV with a Florida tag.  You're asked ...

Late night shooting leaves 1 dead in Phenix City

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - One person is dead following an overnight shooting in Phenix City. Just before midnight, Phenix City Police were called to the 2700 block of 8th street following a shooting. According to PCPD, when officers arrived on the scene Quoyai Shorter, 19, was found with a gun shot wound to the chest. Shorter was pronounced dead at the scene. Phenix City Police are investigating this case as a homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call the Phenix C...

BREAKING: Obamacare repeal fails in overnight U.S Senate vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate has voted against the repeal of Obamacare in a 49-51 vote.  That vote was made just before 2:00 Friday morning.  Three republicans joined the democrats in defeating a "skinny bill repeal." Senators John McCain, Lisa Murkoski and Susan Collins were a part of that group. News Leader Nine will have the latest details surrounding this vote on air on WTVM beginning at 5:00 a.m. Copyright 2017 WTVM. All rights reserved.

1 teen dead following Farr Rd. shooting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader 9 has confirmed one man is dead following an overnight night shooting on Farr Road in Columbus.

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed at intersection of 13th St. and 1st Ave. in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police are on the scene of a potential pedestrian fatality at the intersection of First Avenue and 13th Street.

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting on Ridgon Road

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police are actively investigating a shooting at 831 Rigdon Rd.  News Leader 9 is learning that three people were shot in the area just after 2:00 a.m. Friday. Those injured in the shooting have been transported to Midtown Medical Center for treatment. No word on their conditions.  Witnesses are being investigated. Stick with WTVM on air at 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., as well as online, as we bring you updates to this developing story.  Co...

Update: Columbus children who prompted an Amber Alert are now safe

Two Columbus children, who were believed to be in danger, are now safe.

Columbus State Police investigating attempted armed robbery

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University Police are investigating an armed robbery attempt that happened on the university's Riverpark Campus.

2 injured in unrelated, overnight Columbus shootings

Columbus Police are investigating two, unrelated shootings that happened less than an hour apart early Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Man identified following deadly shooting at Wilson Homes Apartment

Columbus Police have confirmed that one man has died following a shooting incident at an 8th Avenue apartment complex.

Auburn Police investigating early morning robbery

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - At approximately 1:45 Saturday morning a female student was robbed on Toomer Street near the Lambda Chi fraternity house in Auburn. Officials with the Auburn Department of Public Safety say two black males attempted to take the students cell phone from her.   The victim was not injured during the robbery, and no weapons were used.  One suspect is on the run and was last seen running towards McDonalds on West Magnolia Avenue. He is d...

21 year-old man shot in the face while sleeping

The 21-year-old man was sleeping in the living room of his home when he was shot in the face with a pistol.

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Escalator fire breaks out at Atlanta airport, 2 injured

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTVM) - A spokeswoman says two firefighters sustained minor injuries after responding to an escalator fire at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The fire broke out around 5:30

Suspects run over sheriff's deputy, 3rd suspect on the run

The suspect who police were tracking at a home on Yates Drive is now on the run.

House fire kills four children in Conyers

Authorities said four children have been killed in a house fire in Conyers, Georgia.

Columbus woman killed violently, 2nd murder of year

Columbus police are investigating the city's second murder. Authorities found 51-year-old Brenda Lowe dead in her home on Thomas Street, off Rigdon Road.

Mom of teen accused of terror plot: 'He is a good boy'

News Leader 9 has reached out to the family of the teen accused of making a terror plot at his school. They were advised by their lawyer to not make any comments on the case.

New Year's murder suspect arrested, 2nd suspect still on the run

One of the murder suspects in a New Year's morning shooting has been arrested. Dequandrea Truitt surrendered himself to police Sunday night.

One killed in tractor trailer accident on I-85 in Auburn

News Leader 9 is on the scene of a fatal tractor trailer accident on Interstate 85 South. The accident happened just before 2:00 p.m. CT near the Moores Mill Road overpass in Auburn.

Missing Columbus man found

Authorities said a missing man from Columbus has been found.