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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>>

    Server receives $10,000 tip

    A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime. A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime.
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    A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime. More>>

    LaGrange police looking for stabbing suspects

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    Police need your help finding the suspects who attacked and stabbed a man in LaGrange. More>>

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike Video included

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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

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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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    • Server receives $10,000 tip

      Server receives $10,000 tip

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:52:59 GMT
      A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime.A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime.
      A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime.
      A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • Officials release sketch in peacock shooting death

      Officials release sketch in peacock shooting death

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:31:09 GMT
      Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
      Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
    • Seattle police: Homeless arrested most for pot

      Seattle police: Homeless arrested most for pot

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:30:54 GMT
      An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
      An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
    • APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

      APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:27:31 GMT
      Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.
      Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.
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