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  Columbus health officials discuss preparing for Coronavirus following warning of spread across the U.S.

  Ala. Rep. Bradley Byrne visits Opelika during campaign tour

  Lee County names new EMA director

  Troup County inmate found with cell phone loaded with child pornography

Doctor arraigned on new counts in pill mill investigation

Columbus police investigating hit and run at West Georgia Optical Center

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  Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum to undergo name change

  Georgia candidate for U.S. Senate makes campaign stop in the Fountain City

  Former WTVM anchor John Lyles passes away at age 50

  Opelika police release sketch of man impersonating an officer

Anniston (Ala.) City Council will not seek legal action after plan to quarantine coronavirus canceled

  Gov. Kay Ivey and Ala. officials confirms coronavirus passengers will not be quarantined in Anniston

  Mothers gather in Columbus for anti-violence march

People in the Columbus community gathered along side city officials for the Mom’s Against Violence March on Saturday. Their intentions were to send a strong message to end gun violence in the city.

Proposed quarry causing concerns in Opelika

A quarry that’s being proposed just north of Opelika is causing major concerns for residents and city leaders.

  Columbus woman shares story of being scammed out of $1K+

Officials from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Columbus have received weekly phone calls from victims of scams.

Downed utility lines block lanes on GA-1 at Union Street in Troup Co.

The lanes are expected to be cleared by 7:30 p.m.

  Victory Over Violence: Moms Against Gun Violence hosting march to end violence in Columbus

  2 Auburn men arrested in ongoing drug investigation

Columbus police searching for missing woman last seen near Ginny Ave.

  Man beaten after altercation during street basketball in Columbus passes away

  Ala. state trooper involved in accident with tractor trailer in Lee Co.

  Columbus police searching for missing teen last seen near Gleason Ave.

  17-year-old wanted for murder at Warren Williams Homes in Columbus turns himself in

Columbus police confirmed Derick Jones, accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in to police Friday.

  Suspect arrested in 2019 fatal hit and run accident near Victory Dr. in Columbus

Eddie Riggins is facing multiple charges, including first-degree homicide by vehicle.

Man shot while driving near Jenkins St. in LaGrange; police searching for suspect

LaGrange police are investigating a shooting that left a man injured Thursday night.

Woman charged with drug trafficking in Lee County

The arrest comes after a joint investigation between federal and local law enforcement agencies.

  Phenix City Housing Authority receives grant to help fund new park

The Phenix City Housing Authority wants to make multi-million dollar changes to the Five Points neighborhood.

  COURT: Argument over money leads to murder of Columbus man on Rice St.

“My son died on the ninth. I will never forget 11:30 at night the phone call I received stating they were looking for next of kin and it’s been hell for the last two weeks,” Wanda Baker said.

  Victory Over Violence: Former Columbus drug dealer shares story of success in hopes of helping others

Jermaine Morgan shares his story of leaving the lifestyle of selling drugs to getting an education and becoming a firefighter and real estate agent.

  Columbus police respond to vehicle accidents on 13th St.

Two separate accidents happened on 13th Street.

  Teenage driver groped by man impersonating an Opelika police officer

Police in Opelika are searching for a man said to be impersonating one of their own.

  UPDATE: 8-month-pregnant 15-year-old runaway reported missing located; safe

A Columbus teenager who is eight-months-pregnant has been reported missing after reportedly running away.

  Columbus police release surveillance photos of car in Brighton Rd. drive-by homicide

Columbus police are searching for the vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a Columbus man on Brighton Rd.

  UPDATE: 21-year-old Meriwether Co. man reported missing located

The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 21-year-old.

Man captured after Jan. officer-involved shooting that ended with a Valley officer nearly struck by a vehicle

A Cusseta man is in custody after fleeing police and nearly striking an officer with his vehicle one month ago.

NEW DETAILS: Suspect claims victim in Rice St. shootout fired first shot; suspect owed victim money

New details are emerging in a Rice St. shootout that killed one man after the suspect made his first court appearance.

LaGrange police searching for missing 16-year-old girl

16-year-old Elaysia Pink was last seen February 12.

  Stewart Community Home in Columbus in need of supplies and donations

The community home provides safe, permanent, and transitional housing for individuals experiencing homelessness and have physical and intellectual disabilities.

  Public meeting scheduled to get input on possible parking meters or pay stations in Uptown Columbus

If you regularly park in Uptown Columbus, you may want to mark your calendar to attend a public meeting next week.

  UPDATE: Victim identified in suspected drive-by shooting on Brighton Rd. in Columbus

Columbus police are currently on the scene of a shooting on Brighton Rd.

  ‘It was very tough to even decide to want to fight’: Walt Harris prepares for first fight since losing daughter Aniah

Every punch, every kick, every drop of sweat has a purpose for UFC Heavyweight, Walt Harris.

Ala. medical marijuana bill passes first hurdle in state legislature

A Senate Judiciary Committee passed a medical marijuana bill 8-1 Wednesday morning. It now heads to the full Senate.

UPDATE: Man identified after body found in Lanett

A body found along Cherry Ave. in Lanett has been identified as an elderly man.

  City of Auburn supports opposition of quarry in Lee County

The City of Auburn is showing its support for the City of Opelika against a controversial quarry plan. Creekwood Resources has applied for a quarry site permit on County Road 168 which is just off U.S. Hwy 431 in Opelika.

First responders on the scene of vehicle accident near Cusseta Rd., 10th Ave. in Columbus

The accident happened near Cusseta Road and 10th Avenue. Injuries have been reported.

  Death investigation underway after body found on Cherry Ave. in Lanett

According to Lanett Fire & EMS, a man who appeared to be in later years was found in the 1900 block of Cherry Avenue.

Dozens lobby at statehouse for criminal justice reform

More than 100 people came to the statehouse to lobby state lawmakers for criminal justice reform Tuesday.

  EXCLUSIVE: Family of murdered Columbus teen speaks on what would have been his 14th birthday

17-year-old Jahiem Davis is home with his family, celebrating what should have been his brother Jamareion’s 14th birthday. Jamareion was shot and killed on 32nd Avenue one month ago.

  Animal rescue organization needs help giving mistreated Talbot Co. dogs new homes

Nine dogs were rescued from unsafe and unhealthy conditions in Talbot County Monday. Now, one rescue is asking for help to improve their chances at making a comeback from this awful situation.

  LaGrange fire crews contain house fire on Oak Lane

Fire crews responded to the fire Tuesday morning.

  Mother of man killed in Upatoi home invasion facing several drug charges

Autumn Tillery turned herself in to the Columbus Police Department Tuesday and is facing multiple drug-related charges.

87-count indictment handed down in federal pill mill case

A federal grand jury has handed down a weighty superseding indictment in a pill mill investigation involving a Lee County psychiatrist.

Gov. Ivey declares State of Emergency after Alabama flooding

Gov. Kay Ivey is issuing a State of Emergency declaration for all of Alabama’s 67 counties as a way to aid in the state’s recovery from recent flooding.

Columbus police investigating shooting on Veterans Parkway

Columbus Police responded to a shooting on Veterans Parkway near 7th St. Monday afternoon.

Proposals to end grocery tax expected this legislative session

A tax on food raises about $500 million for the education trust fund in Alabama.

Residents react to apparent murder-suicide in Notasulga

Trammell Mill Road sits right on the edge of Macon County, Alabama... just a stone’s throw away from Lee County. It’s a dirt road you’d never imagine would be a murder scene.

Columbus man arrested, charged with murder following release from hospital

A Columbus man involved in a shooting in the 2400 block of Rice St. has been arrested following his release from the hospital.

  Columbus police issue murder warrant for 17-year-old in Jan. shooting

Columbus police are searching for a 17-year-old who is wanted for a January murder at Warren Williams Apartments.

  Opelika man charged with attempted murder after shooting near Auburn University

An Opelika man is behind bars after shooting a 22-year-old Auburn man at an apartment complex near the campus of Auburn University.

  Weapons found in student parking lot of Smiths Station High School

A routine search of the student parking lot at Smiths Station High School found weapons in one of the vehicles.

Shooting along Hwy. 14 in Notasulga confirmed to be murder-suicide

A shooting that left one person injured and two others dead has been confirmed to be a murder-suicide.

  Shooting at Evergreen Apartments near campus of Auburn University

An off-campus shooting near Auburn University has left one person injured and police are searching for a suspect.

  UPDATE: 2 dead, 1 injured after incident on Hwy. 14 in Macon Co., Ala.

Three people have been shot and two of them are dead after an incident along Alabama Hwy. 14 in Macon County.

Meet Auburn’s new police chief Cedric Anderson

The City of Auburn has appointed a new police chief. Cedric Anderson will begin in his new role in March, but he’s no stranger to the Auburn Police Division.

Man charged with aggravated assault for actions after brother’s murder released from jail

A Columbus man who has been charged with aggravated assault for his actions just moments after his younger brother’s murder is no longer in the Muscogee County Jail.

  Columbus police investigating armed robbery on Gentian Blvd.

What began as a normal day for the manager of Los Olivos, a used and new tire shop in Columbus, quickly took a turn when the manager says two men entered the shop.

Columbus police investigating armed robbery on Gentian Blvd.

The robbery happened in the 3700 block of Gentian Boulevard.

  Man beaten after interrupting street basketball game in North Columbus

Darnel Piett is accused of beating 62-year-old Danny Jones after Jones interrupted a street basketball game in North Columbus.

  Suspect arrested in shooting that left one person dead, another injured in LaGrange

Adreco Parham is charged with murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

  One person injured in shooting on Samford Ct. in Opelika

The shooting happened shortly after 9 a.m. on Samford Court Friday.

  Lee County Sheriff’s Office warning citizens of jury duty phone scam

According to the sheriff’s office, people have received calls stating they’ve missed jury duty.

  One person injured in shooting on 13th Ave. in Columbus

The shooting happened on 13th Avenue near 47th Street.

  East Alabama residents concerned about safety on Highway 431

Phenix City police report in 2019 alone, Highway 431 saw more than 70 accidents with seven of them being fatal.

  Ralston Towers residents in Columbus receive vouchers to move out of the building

With vouchers in hand, residents can now start looking for their next place to live while knowing exactly what they need to do to keep their connection with HUD.

  Heard Co. man arrested after allegedly trying to meet who he thought was underage boy

53-year-old Steven Wayne Webb of Franklin, Georgia is charged with criminal attempt aggravated child molestation and two counts of child exploitation.

  Columbus police searching for missing teen last seen near 6th Ave.

7-year-old Kionna Tillman was last seen Feb. 2 near 6th Avenue.

  Columbus police searching for missing teen last seen near Hamilton Rd.

17-year-old Sarah Sargent was last seen Feb. 2 near Hamilton Road and 22nd Street.

  Community speaks on change of venue for Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic

The possible venue change comes after years of dwindling attendance and participation in Columbus.

  Opelika making tech upgrades; adding energy efficient LED lights, better WiFi

The mayor of Opelika is eager to some technological updates, including replacing street lights with efficient LED lights, and free WiFi downtown.

  Chinese students visiting Columbus unable to return home due to Coronavirus outbreak

Their trip was supposed to end Tuesday, but the earliest potential day they could go home is at the end of March.