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  Wrongful death trial begins in Columbus 3 years after an East Ala. vehicle accident

Today a family is looking for justice after a tragic accident with a tractor-trailer claimed the lives of five women in one vehicle.

LaGrange man wanted for homicide in Gulf County, Fla.; reward offered for information leading to arrest

  MCSD responds to reports of threats at Hannan Magnet Academy

  MCSD votes unanimously to sell 9 pieces of surplus property

  Family creates memorial scholarship in honor of journalist Nancy Parker

  Launch in Columbus closes Tuesday to honor Central High student killed in bus crash

  2 Columbus tax preparers plead guilty in fake tax return scheme

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UPDATE: 13-year-old girl reported missing in Columbus located in good health

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Remembering Nancy Parker: Devoted journalist, loving wife and mother

New development coming to Auburn

  Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Manchester Expressway in Columbus

  Father of 6-year-old who drowned in Chattahoochee River passes away

  Second suspect arrested in 2017 murder, more arrests expected

Police arrested one suspect, Reginald Jackson, shortly after the shooting. Today, another suspect, 34-year-old Kendrick Washington, was arrested, booked in the Muscogee County Jail and charged with murder for Scott’s death.

  Columbus police officer arrested after fleeing the scene of accident, reporting her vehicle stolen

Columbus police have arrested one of their own.

  Sketch of suspect in Smiths Station murder released, law enforcement on the search

A sketch of the person believed to be involved in the homicide of 20-year-old Demetrius Bradford, Jr. in Smiths Station.

Man arrested after 2017 murder on Rigdon Rd. that left another disabled

A second arrest in a July 2017 murder has been made.

  Phenix City man sentenced to 35 years in federal prison on drug and firearms charges

  Columbus family reaches a settlement in 2014 fatal officer-involved shooting

  Stand your ground: Phenix City jewelry store owner fires shots to defend against armed robbers

  Suspect arrested for child molestation, enticing a child in Columbus

  Webster Co. students have longer summer break as school starts after Labor Day

  Columbus police searching for 16-year-old runaway last seen near Valleybrook Rd.

ACS to expand transportation facility; looking for more drivers

They’re hoping to have the entire process completed by May 2020.

  Unwinding in the Chattahoochee Valley for ‘National Relaxation Day’

We often don’t make time for ourselves to relax with our busy day-to-day schedules. August 15th highlights the benefits of taking time to de-stress on ‘National Relaxation Day’.

  Columbus-filmed “Electric Jesus” to feature stars of “The Breakfast Club,” “The Office”

A press conference being held by Columbus city leaders and the director of the Fountain City’s newest film project added two notable actors to the cast.

  2 victims meet after being hit by car in Publix parking lot in Columbus

Who knew their trip to Publix would end up with Paul being pinned to a brick column by a car? But now, the Browns are looking on the brighter side of things and how this accident brought them a new friend.

  Classmates mourn of the loss of Central High School senior class president

It’s a difficult day for students at Central High School in Phenix City, after their senior class president died four days after a car accident.

2 new sports parks coming to Lee County

"We're starting off with a couple of ball fields and a multi-purpose field at both locations," said Lee County Administrator Roger Rendleman.

  Red Cross requesting blood donations amid urgent summer blood shortage

As the summer starts to wind down, the American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donations to help end a summer blood shortage. They are working to get as many donations as possible before the summer ends because they say many regular donors are delaying in giving to take final summer vacations

  Former Chambers Co. Probate Court employee convicted of stealing almost $300K

A former Chambers County Probate Court bookkeeper has been convicted of stealing nearly $300,000 from the Court.

  Ralston Towers might be all dried up with Columbus Water Works threatening third cut off

Residents at Ralston Towers in Columbus may soon be facing a much drier living situation if the building owners fail to pay their water bill.

  Congressman Drew Ferguson talks immigration, gun reform and update on Ralston Towers

Congressman Drew Ferguson stopped in Columbus for the second time in less than two months to discuss what is happening across the country and how it affects people who live in Georgia.

  East Alabama teen dies in Phenix City bus crash

An east Alabama teenager has died after being involved in a crash with a Phenix City School District bus.

  Power, air conditioning restored Muscogee County Jail, Sheriff says

The root of the problem the past day lies in the three-phase power system in the jail. One phase burned out, leaving the jail with limited power.

  Locals who work outside share their thoughts on the heat

The stifling heat those in the area have been experiencing is bad enough even if you’re only spending a few minutes in the heat.

  Russell County Middle School assistant principal arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence

Julius Hunter is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.

  Suspect arrested for murder of 21-year-old near Wallace Dr. in Columbus

Gerald Reed, 21, is charged with the murder of Jaylin Williams.

  Suspect arrested in deadly shooting near Wilson Apts. in Columbus

Deronte Kahlil Brown was taken into custody on Tuesday, August 13 and is charged with murder. Brown was apprehended at an address in Phenix City.

UPDATE: Power restored to Muscogee County Jail, Recorder’s Court following electrical malfunction

Repairs have been completed at the Muscogee County Jail and Recorder’s Court following an electrical malfunction.

  Hot conditions at Columbus High School raise concerns for parents

Parents of Columbus High School say their children are facing such conditions both inside and outside the classroom.

  Beauregard family building their third home after multiple tragedies

A family in Beauregard, Alabama is building their third home on Lee Rd. 38 after a fire and March 3rd tornadoes destroyed their home, just 6 months apart.

  Auburn University names new “Voice of the Auburn Tigers” following Bramblett’s passing

Almost three months after “Voice of the Auburn Tigers” Rod Bramblett and his wife were killed in a car accident, Auburn University has named his replacement.

36-year-old man reported missing in Columbus

Columbus police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 36-year-old man who has been reported missing.

  Man arrested in shooting on Palomino Rd. in Phenix City

A man is behind bars after his alleged involvement in a shooting that left one other person injured.

  New details in Phenix City school bus crash

One person involved in a crash involving a school bus in Phenix City remains in the hospital.

Alabama getting $6.3M to fight opioid addiction

The state of Alabama is getting $6.3 million to help fight opioid addiction.

New medical services facility coming to Auburn

Auburn Research Park is expanding and adding a new medical services facility.

Gov. Ivey to host ceremonial bill signing

Gov. Kay Ivey will host a ceremonial bill signing on Monday for legislation passed during the 2019 legislative session.

  Eufaula man stabbed, killed during overnight domestic incident, suspect arrested

A woman has been arrested in connection a domestic incident that led to the stabbing death of a Eufaula man.

  Man killed in early morning accident on Steam Mill Rd. in Columbus

A man has died after being involved in a fatal accident early this morning.

  20-year-old ID’d following fatal shooting on Lee Rd. 315 in Smiths Station

One man is dead following a shooting on Lee Rd. 315 in Smiths Station, according to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.

Death investigation underway in Lee County, Ala.

According to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris, deputies are investigating the death of an individual on Summerville Road.

  New call center expects to bring 600 jobs to Columbus

“There is an opportunity for growth and promotions here," she said, "because we do not bring people at the level of supervisors or leaders from outside, we promote from within.”

First responders on the scene of 3-vehicle accident on Hwy. 80 W. in Phenix City

The accident happened on Highway 80 West near T-Bones Steakhouse.

UPDATE: 11-year-old reported missing in Columbus located

Ark’Qavious Streeter, 11, was last seen at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 8 near Lee Street.

Big move-in day for Auburn University freshmen

In front of the Helen Keller dorm and Owen Hall, there was a method to the madness.

  School bus involved in accident on Hwy. 165 in Russell Co.

The accident happened near Highway 165 and Misty Forest Drive in Phenix City.

  Footage released showing 13-year-old body slammed in MCSD classroom in 2016

A behavioral specialist body slammed Montravious Thomas at the AIM Alternative School in 2016, resulting in Thomas’ leg being amputated.

  Georgia Conservancy celebrating the environment with Grand Whitewater Paddle event

The sixth Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle is happening this Saturday, August 10. The classic rafting experience brought thousands of Whitewater enthusiasts to the Chattahoochee Valley over the past few years.

  Students, parents talk first day of school in Muscogee Co.

Students and parents in Muscogee County discussed how everything went on the first day of school.

  2 men wanted for questioning in shooting that left woman injured in LaGrange

The incident happened Thursday, August 8 in the 200 block of McGregor Street shortly before midnight.

  National Bowling Day is Saturday, August 10

There’s just one day to spare before National Bowling Day on Saturday, August 10. Bowlero’s Columbus location will be celebrating National Bowling Day by offering free games between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. if you sign up.

  2 pedestrians hit by vehicle in parking lot of Publix grocery store in Columbus

The accident happened at Publix on Woodruff Farm Road.

Organization dedicates new home for family impacted by tornadoes on Lee Road 39

Not only did the family get this beautiful four- bedroom mobile home, but Samaritan’s Purse also included a storm shelter -- free of charge -- and big enough for eight adults.

  Students in Muscogee Co. start off school year with a hand from sorority

Some students got help with their first day needs thanks to organizations holding school supply drives for pencils, papers and even backpacks. One sorority continued to encourage students on their first day of school Thursday.

Suspect wanted in Lee County for credit card fraud

Michael Waites, 37 of Phenix City, has a warrant for fraudulent use of a credit card.

  Lawmakers warn drivers in Muscogee Co. on the importance of following school bus laws

Whether you have children in school or not, now is the time to be “aware,” especially around school zones and school buses.

  U.S. congressman requesting emergency vouchers for the Ralston Towers in Columbus

“I’m fine with that I’m ready to move now," one resident said. "I’m kind of stuck, that’s why I’ve been here as long as I have. But I’m ready to move, I’m ready to get out of here, I’m tired of living like this it is an embarrassment.”

  Parents pay almost $700 on average for back-to-school supplies, according to National Retail Federation

As parents have been getting their kids ready for school, they've been forking over some big bucks in some cases, for school supplies and other things for the school year.

Opelika making all sidewalks, government buildings ADA compliant

Opelika city officials have made it their mission to make all sidewalks and government buildings ADA compliant.

  Update: Suspect in Americus viral video case claims not to have HIV, made video out of anger

The Americus Police Department has not filed any charges against a woman seen in a viral video posted on Facebook, as their investigation continues.

  Man indicted on manslaughter charge in Lee Co. following fatal accident involving truck with jet fuel

The driver of a tanker truck that struck another vehicle and killing its driver is now facing an indictment for manslaughter.

New details emerge in Sumter Co. plane crash that killed two people

A preliminary report on a Sumter County plane crash released by the National Transportation Safety Board has revealed some new details.

  19-year-old arrested in murder of Manchester man

A 19-year-old Warm Springs man is behind bars after being arrested in connection to the murder of K’myre Jernard “KJ” Couch.

  Columbus law enforcement, city leaders make stops around town for National Night Out

If you saw a lot of police, firefighters, and local law enforcement in your neighborhood Tuesday night, you have nothing to worry about.

  New backseat seatbelt law coming to Alabama Sept. 1

Currently in Alabama and Georgia, adults are only required to wear a seat belt while in the front seat.

Rule change expected to give struggling hospitals another lifeline

A new rule change was announced this month is expected to help financially struggling hospitals.

  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officially puts The Ralston on notice

According to residents, Ralston Towers has been plagued with problems for a number of years and there may be some relief in sight now that the federal government has stepped in.

  3 injured in shooting on Old Buena Vista Road in Columbus, suspect arrested

Columbus police are investigating a shooting late Monday night that left three people injured.

  EXCLUSIVE: Columbus family heartbroken after relative killed in Dayton, Oh. mass shooting

Chris Kelley says his cousin was among the nine victims shot and killed in the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.