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    Grandmother of boy tied up in Macy's bathroom speaks Video included

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    The family of an 8-year-old boy, who police say was tied up and sexually assaulted in Peachtree Mall, pleading for the public's help after nearly two weeks with no arrest. More>>

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    Principal of Double Churches Middle School passes away Video included

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    The principal of Double Churches Middle School passed away Wednesday night. Chris Cox was appointed to the job in 2012. More>>

    Escaped Muscogee inmate captured in Lee County

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    Darrin Adams was recaptured in Lee County Thursday and is being charged with two escapes. More>>

    From Phenix City to Texas: US Hi-Way Sale this weekend

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    Alabama towns along U.S. 80 will be participating in a massive yard sale this weekend. More>>

    Submit your questions for the Columbus mayoral debate

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    Submit your questions for Teresa Tomlinson and Colin Martin. Then watch the debate Monday on WRBL. More>>

    Program Note: Jeopardy, Wheel airing on ERBL during debates

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    "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" will air on ERBL "Me-TV" 3.2 Monday and Wednesday. More>>

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Video included

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    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and... More>>

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

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    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby. More>>

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now Video included

    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by... More>>

    Geico planning middle Ga. expansion

    A national insurance company has announced plans to create new jobs in middle Georgia. More>>

    Opelika Mayor announces Pharmative expanding

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    Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Pharmative will be investing additional capitol into the manufacturing facility in Opelika to accommodate their growing demand, Tuesday. Pharmative is one of the nation's largest manufactures of highqualityy vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. The company plans to invest anadditionall 21.6 million and hire 54 associates over the next three years. More>>

    Tuskegee is training ground for diabetes education program

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    Alabama has a high prevalence of diabetes. Macon County, where Tuskegee is located has a 14 to 16 percent range for prevalence compared to just over 11 percent for the state. To change habits, an accredited diabetes education program was started in Tuskegee. More than forty people took part. The goal of the ten week course was to help those with diabetes learn to control their blood sugar by changing their behavior. ... More>>

    Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent

    State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008. More>>

    CPD used "old fashioned ways" to solve church vandalism case Video included

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    Columbus police have released more information about how they arrested a man accused of vandalizing multiple churches in south Columbus. They say they had to use what they call old fashioned police work.  More>>

    Columbus police catch thieves involved in more than 200 burglaries Video included

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    Columbus police say they have had an outstanding run of catching burglars over the last few months. They say the crime rate on property crimes in Columbus has dropped drastically. More>>

    Auburn University classes cancelled after reported threat Video included

    Image tweeted by student newspaper The Auburn University Plainsman shows the alleged threat written inside a bathroom. Image tweeted by student newspaper The Auburn University Plainsman shows the alleged threat written inside a bathroom.
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    Auburn University classes have been canceled Wednesday "due to student and parent anxiety over [a] threat," an emergency message posted to the school's Web site reads. More>>

    Phenix City flasher sentenced

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    Zachary Heath Belitz  has been sentenced to 30 days of hard labor. More>>

    Lanett police make fifth arrest in Griggs murder

    Charlie Sigers, Jr., is the fifth person arrested for the shooting death of Christopher Griggs. Charlie Sigers, Jr., is the fifth person arrested for the shooting death of Christopher Griggs.
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    Charlie Sigers, Jr., 36, of Valley, was arrested in the shooting death of Christopher Griggs. More>>

    Bentley opponent releases tax return

    One of Gov. Robert Bentley's opponents in the Republican primary for governor has released his income tax return. More>>

    Blanchard Elementary sinkhole being repaired

    Repairs outside Blanchard Elementary School after a sinkhole formed in the parking lot. Repairs outside Blanchard Elementary School after a sinkhole formed in the parking lot.
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    District announces changes to student pickup and dropoff during repairs.

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    Last day to register to vote in mayoral race is April 21

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    April 21 is the last day for new voters interested in casting ballots in May 20th elections to register. More>>

    WRBL to broadcast live debates

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    Live debates featuring candidates vying for Columbus mayor and open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.

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    • Rain, rain, and more rain

      Rain, rain, and more rain

      Friday, April 18 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:27:04 GMT
      Rain, and a lot of it, is in the forecast through Saturday morning. Some locations could eclipse the 3” mark, especially south of Columbus. The winds will also be up there at 15-20 mph and could gust as high as 30 mph. Easter Sunday is looking better as we’ll see more sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s. A weakening cold front next Tuesday will provide us with another chance of rain. We’re looking warmer to e...
      Rain, and a lot of it, is in the forecast through Saturday morning. Some locations could eclipse the 3” mark, especially south of Columbus. The winds will also be up there at 15-20 mph and could gust as high as 30 mph. Easter Sunday is looking better as we’ll see more sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s. A weakening cold front next Tuesday will provide us with another chance of rain. We’re looking warmer to e...
    • Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

      Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

      Monday, April 7 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:37:01 GMT
      After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
      After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
    • Weather Radio Programming: SAME Codes

      Weather Radio Programming: SAME Codes

      Friday, April 4 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:31:34 GMT
      Here are the SAME codes you will need to program your weather radio.
      Here are the SAME codes you will need to program your weather radio.
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    • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

      Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

      Friday, April 18 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:42:10 GMT
      Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
      Family members and friends of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are honoring him a year later.
    • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

      Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

      Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:31:36 GMT
      An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.
      An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.
    • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

      Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

      Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:31:31 GMT
      Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when...
      Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was...

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    • CPD used "old fashioned ways" to solve church vandalism case

      CPD used "old fashioned ways" to solve church vandalism case

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:38:08 GMT
      Columbus police have released more information about how they arrested a man accused of vandalizing multiple churches in south Columbus. They say they had to use what they call old fashioned police work. 
      Columbus police have released more information about how they arrested a man accused of vandalizing multiple churches in south Columbus. They say they had to use what they call old fashioned police work. 
    • Blanchard Elementary sinkhole being repaired

      Blanchard Elementary sinkhole being repaired

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:04:33 GMT
      Repairs outside Blanchard Elementary School after a sinkhole formed in the parking lot.Repairs outside Blanchard Elementary School after a sinkhole formed in the parking lot.

      District announces changes to student pickup and dropoff during repairs.

      District announces changes to student pickup and dropoff during repairs.

    • 25th Infantry Division team wins 2014 Best Ranger Competition

      25th Infantry Division team wins 2014 Best Ranger Competition

      Monday, April 14 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:25:38 GMT
      Winners: Rose & BergmanWinners: Rose & Bergman
      2nd Lt. Michael Rose and 2nd Lt. John Bergman won the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning. Over the course of the competition, each ranger covered up to 75 miles with little or no sleep.
      2nd Lt. Michael Rose and 2nd Lt. John Bergman won the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning. Over the course of the competition, each ranger covered up to 75 miles with little or no sleep.
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