TOP STORIES ON 9: Week in review
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A lot has happened in the past week, a few local crimes have been solved leaving suspects behind bars and an act of kindness has warmed hearts. Here are a few things you might have missed out on for this week's news.
Markees Spires, a man who was charged with a deadly wreck was sentenced to 173 months (approximately 14 years) with 36 (three years) to serve.
He also has to pay fines, fees, and restitution.
A hit-and-run accident left a man dead in Phenix City late Thursday night on Stadium Drive near Clover Leaf Apartments.
Police are asking for anyone who might have information on this hit-and-run to give them a call.
Columbus Police were investigating a deadly shooting in the 400 block of Mellon Street.
The man shot and killed was identified as Stanford Jones. He was found in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound.
Columbus Police Department has arrested two people with a total of more than $8,000 of drugs between the two of them.
24- year-old Austin Pruitt and 22-year-old Desirae Prance were arrested on August 8 and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of drug-related items, narcotic equipment.
A new internet challenge targeting children could be deadly, and tech experts believe it's spreading rapidly online.
Researchers suspect the "Momo challenge" may be moving into the greater Cincinnati area if it hasn't already.
Open record information reveals almost 300 students were arrested at Muscogee County School District facilities in the 2017-18 school year.
The shocking number is shining a new light on safety and security within the district.
A Muscogee County School District board member's home was struck by lightning leaving behind much damage.
He is grateful that no one was hurt.
The West Hollywood City Council is calling for the removal of President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, primarily due to his "disturbing treatment of women," KCBS reports.
While the meetings continue, neighbors in one portion of town are addressing a lack of development and attention in their area.
Neighbors challenge and address the lack of economic development in south Columbus.
A Michigan woman was recently denied a manicure at a Walmart nail salon.
The employees told Angela Peters that due to her cerebral palsy, the manicurist could not paint her nails because her hands were too shaky.
That's when nearby Walmart cashier Ebony Harris stepped in.
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