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    Thomas soundly defeats Wells for District 2 seat Video included

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    In the only runoff race in Muscogee County, challenger John Thomas has pulled off a huge victory to capture the district 2 school board seat. Thomas handily defeated incumbent John Wells who has served on the board for 28 years. Thomas captured 80% of the vote topping Wells' 20% of the vote. More>>

    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. More>>

    Carter wins GOP runoff for Kingston's House seat

    Buddy Carter has won the Republican nomination to replace GOP Rep. Jack Kingston in the U.S. House. More>>

    Wilson wins Dem primary for Ga. superintendent

    Democrat Valarie Wilson has won her party's nomination for state school superintendent. More>>

    Opelika high schooler charged with murder after teen shot and killed

    Vantavious Quintez, 17, of Opelika, is accused of shooting Alizah Ellis, also 17, of Opelika, Monday. Vantavious Quintez, 17, of Opelika, is accused of shooting Alizah Ellis, also 17, of Opelika, Monday.
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    Vantavious Quintez, 17, of Opelika, is accused of shooting Alizah Ellis, also 17, of Opelika, Monday. More>>

    A little sun, rain, and humidity

    Omgosh!!! This gorgeous rainbow is across my yard right now! How Beautiful & Awesome!!! — feeling blessed Lesli Keefe Omgosh!!! This gorgeous rainbow is across my yard right now! How Beautiful & Awesome!!! — feeling blessed Lesli Keefe
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    An upper level low across southern Mississippi will continue to lift plenty of moisture and instability across the region. High pressure will also lift plenty of tropical air as it all interacts with an approaching front farther north. Breaks of sun and scattered showers will remain in the forecast. Readings return to more seasonal averages but still comfortable for this time of year. The weekend looks to be the same, especially for Sunday and Monday as we see another cool front dropping this... More>>

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

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    A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot... More>>

    ‘Tornado’ hits CSU campus in mock emergency drill Video included

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    About a half a dozen student role-players were treated by university employees Tuesday morning in a tornado response drill. The students were part ofthe scenario that called for a tornado to hit Courtyard I, a student apartment complex on the main campus.CSU Police, Columbus Fire EMS, Columbus Police and CERT participated. CERT is made of up volunteers from the university that have gone through emergency response training."People see things on TV and they don't necessarily know how they're g... More>>

    Former Ft. Benning soldier receives Medal of Honor

    Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts receives the Medal of Honor Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts receives the Medal of Honor
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    A former Ft. Benning soldier received the Metal of Honor Monday during a ceremony at the White House. More>>

    Why all the clouds and rain recently? A Deeper Look.

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    Things have felt more like October than July recently. We delve deeper into the meteorology behind this somewhat unusual weather.

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    News 3 Neighbors: WWII Veteran "Shorty" Ogburn

    World War II veteran Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn receives a home renovation from the Cataula VFW. World War II veteran Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn receives a home renovation from the Cataula VFW.
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    Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn has been living in the same house in Cataula for 45 years. Over the weekend his home underwent extensive renovations thanks to volunteers with the Cataula VFW. Darrell Sullivan is a lifetime member of that post andwas the team captain for the renovation project. Sullivan says, "Shorty is a World War II veteran. He's been shot multiple times with small arms and with shrapnel. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war twice." The weekend rain was not a deterrent for ... More>>

    LaGrange police looking for woman in hit-and-run case

    Police need your help identifying this woman Police need your help identifying this woman
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    LaGrange Police need your help identifying a woman. More>>

    UGA defensive lineman arrested for aggravated assault

    UGA football player Jonathan Taylor was charged with aggravated assault UGA football player Jonathan Taylor was charged with aggravated assault
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    Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault. More>>

    Update: A & K Thrift Mall owners give statement on abrupt closing Video included

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    A press release will be released on the A K Thrift Mall website Monday night after the mall closed without warning this weekend, according to the mall's website. More>>

    Special Report: Selling seized guns Video included

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    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ... More>>

    Opelika police: Woman stole 16 identities

    North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people. North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people.
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    Schrell Denise Mincey is accused of making fake credit cards using the stolen identities. More>>

    Auburn investigating reported sexual assault

    Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend. Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend.
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    The Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security was notified Sunday about a sexual assault over the weekend.It reportedly happened on campus Friday night or early Saturday morning. More>>

    Columbus Applebee's employees robbed at gunpoint

    Columbus police are investigating the armed robbery of two Applebee's employees that occured early Monday morning. Columbus police are investigating the armed robbery of two Applebee's employees that occured early Monday morning.
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    Two Applebee employees were robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning, Columbus police confirm. More>>

    Lee County schools talk school safety practices Video included

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    Lee County schools are leading the way when it comes to school safety and they credit their collaboration with law enforcement officials. The Director of Student Services says they practice a hide, run, fight technique at the schools. More>>

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    • A little sun, rain, and humidity

      A little sun, rain, and humidity

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:30:44 GMT
      Omgosh!!! This gorgeous rainbow is across my yard right now! How Beautiful & Awesome!!! — feeling blessed Lesli KeefeOmgosh!!! This gorgeous rainbow is across my yard right now! How Beautiful & Awesome!!! — feeling blessed Lesli Keefe
      An upper level low across southern Mississippi will continue to lift plenty of moisture and instability across the region. High pressure will also lift plenty of tropical air as it all interacts with an approaching front farther north. Breaks of sun and scattered showers will remain in the forecast. Readings return to more seasonal averages but still comfortable for this time of year. The weekend looks to be the same, especially for Sunday and Monday as we see another cool front dropping this...
      An upper level low across southern Mississippi will continue to lift plenty of moisture and instability across the region. High pressure will also lift plenty of tropical air as it all interacts with an approaching front farther north. Breaks of sun and scattered showers will remain in the forecast. Readings return to more seasonal averages but still comfortable for this time of year. The weekend looks to be the same, especially for Sunday and Monday as we see another cool front dropping this...
    • Why all the clouds and rain recently? A Deeper Look.

      Why all the clouds and rain recently? A Deeper Look.

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:06:23 GMT

      Things have felt more like October than July recently. We delve deeper into the meteorology behind this somewhat unusual weather.

      Things have felt more like October than July recently. We delve deeper into the meteorology behind this somewhat unusual weather.

    • A damp Tuesday; brighter days to come

      A damp Tuesday; brighter days to come

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:04:05 GMT
      Disturbance aloft is responsible for recent rainsDisturbance aloft is responsible for recent rains
      Showers and a few thunderstorms will be scattered about the area again today, then we can expect a bit more sunshine and a return to more normal temperatures for late July.
      Showers and a few thunderstorms will be scattered about the area again today, then we can expect a bit more sunshine and a return to more normal temperatures for late July.
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    • Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

      Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

      Jul 21, 2014 07:00 PM2014-07-23 02:34:36 GMT
      The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.
      A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm
      A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm
    • 18 arrested so far in Anderson County drug roundup

      18 arrested so far in Anderson County drug roundup

      Eighteen people have been arrested so far as part of a round up in Anderson County after a grand jury returned indictments on 26 people on drug charges.
      Eighteen people have been arrested so far as part of a round up in Anderson County after a grand jury returned indictments on 26 people on drug charges.
    • LaGrange police looking for woman in hit-and-run case

      LaGrange police looking for woman in hit-and-run case

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:02 GMT
      Police need your help identifying this womanPolice need your help identifying this woman
      LaGrange Police need your help identifying a woman.
      LaGrange Police need your help identifying a woman.
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    • Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

      Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:40:32 GMT
      National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.
      National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.
    • Opening statements set in porch shooting trial

      Opening statements set in porch shooting trial

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:30:47 GMT
      After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
      After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
    • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

      Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 05:22:35 GMT
      Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a...
      Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...
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