3 things to know from News Leader 9 - Tuesday, June 23

3 things to know from News Leader 9 - Tuesday, June 23

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - From the WTVM News Leader 9 news desk, here are the three stories you need to know for Tuesday:

  1. A Russell County jury resumes deliberations Tuesday in the Willie Dickerson murder trial. Dickerson is accused in the stabbing death of Willie Pugh three years ago in Barbour County. The defense claims Dickerson was framed.
  2. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a Georgia man accused in the deaths of an elderly couple looking to buy a classic car through Craigslist. Ronnie Towns is charged with malice murder and armed robbery in the deaths of Elrey and June Runion.
  3. People from across the country are headed to the National Infantry Museum on Tuesday for the unveiling of a national monument. The monument is attributed to retired Lieutenant Colonel and United States Representative Steve Russell, who commanded the task force responsible for the capture of Saddam Hussein.

WEATHER: It's another hot, hot, hot day in the Chattahoochee Valley - with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s; some counties in our area are under heat advisories until 8 p.m. EST and 9 p.m. CST on Tuesday.

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