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    Hundreds pray for peace at Stop the Violence Memorial Video included

    Columbus leaders are calling the community to end the violence in the area. There have been 18 murder in Columbus this year. More>>

    Update: Columbus man runs himself over with car on 1st Avenue, police say Video included

    Authorities were seen looking around a Black Oldsmobile in the backyard of a nearby home. Witnesses say the car struck and killed Williams. Authorities were seen looking around a Black Oldsmobile in the backyard of a nearby home. Witnesses say the car struck and killed Williams.
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    Anthony Williams, 29, was run over and killed by a car near Chase Homes on 1st Avenue late Saturday night, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. More>>

    Labor Day brings sweltering heat and humidity

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    Even though the calendar has switched over to September, the heat is still here and isn't going away anytime soon. More>>

    2 pedestrians killed after car accident

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    2 Opelikapedestrians are dead after a fatal car accident Friday. Around 9:30 Friday night, law enforcement personnel received a call about a car hitting 2 pedestrians on Columbus Parkway. When officials arrived, they found 2 people that had been struck by a car. 42 year old Angela Brooks of Opelika and 51 year old Ronald Edwards were found with life threatening injuries. Brooks was airlifted from the scene by Lifesaver helicopter to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Ga. She died from multip... More>>

    Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says Video included

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    Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ... More>>

    Update: MCSD Tribunal upholds teacher layoff Video included

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    A laid off Muscogee County school teacher is trying to get her job back during a tribunal hearing. LaQuita Buckner was let go on July 11th after serving the school district for 18 years. More>>

    Bloody details revealed in Columbus murder suspect’s court hearing Video included

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    Police say the man accused of killing a Columbus woman and her baby was covered with blood when police pulled him over hours after the bodies were found.Brandon Conner had his first court hearing on Friday. Detectives testified on how they connected Conner, 35, to the murders.The remains of Rosella Mitchell and her son Dylan Conner were found in a home on Winifred Lane after a fire last Thursday. Officials say Mitchell was stabbed with a knife multiple times before the fire.Police say several... More>>

    WRBL PrepZone high school football scores Video included

    The latest football news from WRBL News 3 sports each Friday night at 11:15p et on The PrepZone. The latest football news from WRBL News 3 sports each Friday night at 11:15p et on The PrepZone.
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    Latest in-game and final high school football scores from across the Chattahoochee River valley area.

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    3 injured after tractor-trailer overturns in Phenix City Video included

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    Two tractor-trailers collided Friday morning in Phenix City.It happened on US-431 near Chattahoochee Valley Community College.Officials say a tractor-trailer carrying recycled cans flipped over- after it couldn't stop at a red light. The semi then slammed into a car and a logging truck. Crews cleaned up the cans that spilled onto the highway as traffic backed up for miles. Nothing spilled from the logging truck. 3 people were sent to the hospital--but no one was seriously injured. More>>

    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

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    Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. More>>

    Cool School: Glenwood Video included

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    Glenwood is teaching kids the importance of a "hand written letter" through a student-run post office.11 students meet twice a week after school to sort and deliver the mail that any student, parent, or teacher can write and drop off in a mailbox in the front of the school. The mail is then delivered to the classrooms 3 times a week. Last year, students were sworn in by the Smiths Station Post Master- but not before they could prove they could handle the job.“Those who scored 80% on the onlin... More>>

    Columbus State posts fundraising record

    Officials say Columbus State University has raised a record $12.7 million in private donations. More>>

    Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola... More>>

    City manager responds to Auburn election controversy Video included

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    The people have spoken and elected a new city councilman for Ward 1 in Auburn but the losing incumbent says there is some foul play involved. It started with residency claims and has grown to voter fraud as ousted Ward 1 councilor Arthur Dowdell tries to reclaim his seat. More>>

    Columbus Chamber recognizes small businesses

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    The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce recognized entrepreneurial excellence Thursday night at its annual Small Business Awards Ceremony. Several hundred attended the ceremony at the Rivermill Event Center. Colby Cardin acted as the volunteer chairman of Small Business Week for the Chamber which culminated with the awards ceremony. More>>

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

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    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in... More>>

    Eight Auburn students test positive for tuberculosis infection

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    Eight Auburn University students have tested positive for the tuberculosis infection, the Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday. More>>

    Search continues in Columbus for LaGrange murder suspect

    Devonte Thorpe is wanted for the murder of Dejerius Hardnett in LaGrange. He is beleived to now be in the Columbus area. Devonte Thorpe is wanted for the murder of Dejerius Hardnett in LaGrange. He is beleived to now be in the Columbus area.
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    Authorities continue searching for Devonte Thorpe. He is wanted for a LaGrange murder and is now believed to the in the Columbus area. More>>

    PrepZone Webcast: Week One

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    The team previews week one's match-ups including Carver vs. Spencer at Memorial, Opelika vs. Auburn and Central vs. Harris County. More>>

    VIDEO: News 3, Kissin' take Ice bucket challenge for Greenville coach

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    WRBL News 3 and Kissin' 99.3 ice bucket  challenge raised $600 for ALS research in the name of former Greenville High Coach Jeremy Williams.

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    Trial date set for murder-for-hire case

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    The trial date for Lisa Graham is set for February 17, 2015. More>>

    Health Watch: Walmart to open health care clinic Friday in Columbus

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    Walmart's slogan “Always low Prices” may be echoed by patients soon. The retail giant is getting into the health care business. The Walmart Care Clinic is set to open Friday inside the Walmart Supercenter on Whittlesey. Patients pay 40 dollars for a visit, Walmart employees pay 4 dollars to see a licensed nurse practitioner.Some of the services offered include diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, pr... More>>

    Tunnel approved under rail tracks on Buena Vista Road Video included

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    Driving down Buena Vista Road can be a headache, but not for much longer. As News 3's Naomi Keitt explains, city council approved a plan to tunnel underneath the railroad tracks at the busy "spider-web" intersection. More>>

    "Person of Interest" named in Meriwether County homicide investigation

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    Meriwether County Sheriff's officials have named a person of interest in a homicide investigation.The body of Tommy Ogletree, 62 was discovered on Friday, August 22, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m. in a Callaway Road home. He had been shot.A warrant was issued for Christopher Dion Barner, 26, of Newnan, GA. Investigators have arrested him charging him with theft of Ogletree's 1998 Lexus ES300 car. They say Barner was... More>>

    "Worm" arrested in teen murder investigation

    Terrance Streeter, who also goes by "Worm," arrested on assault charges Terrance Streeter, who also goes by "Worm," arrested on assault charges
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    Columbus police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a teenager. Terrance Streeter, who goes by the nickname "Worm," was arrested Wednesday, and charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

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    Lanett Police search for armed robbery suspect

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    The Lanett Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a white female suspect connected to an armed robbery. More>>

    UPDATE: LaGrange police identify suspect in Dawn Drive murder Video included

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    LaGrange police are investigating the murder of Dejerius Hardnett, who succumbed to injuries sustained from a Sunday assault, police announced Monday. More>>

    18-wheelers ahead of the curve of technology Video included

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    The automotive industry is making cars of the future,with features like automatic parking, automatic braking, radars and cameras being installed on many new models, but big trucks in Columbus are also getting technological advances that will help keep the drivers, and you, safe on the road. More>>

    Stolen car suspect flees Opelika police after chase

    Opelika police are looking for this man that got into a car and stole it earlier this month. Opelika police are looking for this man that got into a car and stole it earlier this month.
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    Opelika police are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who got away after a chase earlier this month, the police department announced Tuesday. More>>

    Fort Benning releases September heavy weapons firing training schedule

    Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week. Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week.
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    Fort Benning officials have released the post's latest firing schedule, which could bring smoke and loud sounds to portions of the Columbus community into October. More>>

    Opelika man to receive Medal of Honor

    Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15. Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15.
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    Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15. More>>

    Carter picks up support from Ga. teachers' group

    One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia is announcing its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. More>>

    Officials to announce Advanced Placement results

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is scheduled to join other state officials to announce the results of recent Advanced Placement tests. More>>

    Ala judge raises bond for band director

    A south Alabama judge is raising the bond for a high school band director charged with having sex with students. More>>

    Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist Video included

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    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be... More>>

    Body cameras increase accountability, West Point police say Video included

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    Many have called for law enforcement to wear body cameras to increase accountability, especially after the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.The West Point Police department answered that call last December. They've been using the cameras for about eight months and they say they've liked the results so far. They're even encouraging other departments across the country to invest in the cameras.“It's there, if the body camera is on and it's running, it's going to capture what's going on, it's going t... More>>

    Murder suspect turns himself in after Columbus mom, baby found dead in house fire Video included

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    The man suspected of killing a Columbus mother and baby found after a house fire last week has turned himself in to police, his attorney tells News 3.Defense Attorney Mark Shelnutt tells News 3 that Brandon Conner, 35, turned himself in late Tuesday night after police named him a suspect in the death of Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old son Dylan Conner.Remains believed to be that of Mitchell and her 6-month-old son were found after a house fire at 1324 Winifred Lane last Thursday. Mitchel... More>>

    2014 Auburn City Council Election Unofficial Results

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    Unofficial results of the 2014 Regular Municipal Election have been reported by the city after Tuesday's election.Results show that Celmon Byrd upset incumbent Arthur Dowdell in Ward 1, Beth Witten beat Wendell McLain to replace Tom Worden in Ward 3, Lynda Tremaine defeated incumbent Robin Kelley in Ward 5 and incumbent Dick Phelan beat Bradford Donnelly in Ward 6.Below are the unofficial results:Ward 1Machine #1Machine #2AbsenteeTotalPercentByrd2460425063%Dowdell1470014737%Ward 3Machine #1Ma... More>>

    Woodrow Lowe addresses Phenix City school board over firing Video included

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    Former Central High School football coach Woodrow Lowe addressed the Phenix City school board Tuesday for the first time since his controversial firing in May. More>>

    Gov. Deal seeking to allow computer courses as core credit

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.
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    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. More>>

    Columbus cyclist injured in hit and run asking for public's help to find suspect Video included

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    A hit and run victim is asking for help finding the motorcyclist that hit him while he was riding his bike a few weeks ago, and left him injured on the side of the road.Steven Blankenship says he was riding his bike on South Lumpkin Road when he made a left turn signal with his arm to turn onto the Columbus Water Works access road. He says when he stuck his arm out, a motorcycle hit his arm and sent him flying into the intersection.“There were two cars behind me that slowed down for me to tur... More>>

    News 3 Neighbors: Columbus hosts Georgia Rotary students

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    Whitewater Express had a definite international flavor Sunday morning. Students from 21 countries prepared to make a splash rafting on the Chattahoochee. The 51 students are members of the Georgia Rotary Student Program which brings students to the U.S. for a year to further their college education. Each student has a host Rotary Club that takes them under their wing. More>>

    Things to know before renting your home for football season

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    The City of Auburn has released a list of things you should know before renting out your home for football season. More>>

    Mayor Teresa Tomlinson responds to Columbus' recent violent crimes Video included

    Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who is traveling overseas on a city trip, has sent a statement to WRBL News 3 about Columbus' recent violent crimes. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who is traveling overseas on a city trip, has sent a statement to WRBL News 3 about Columbus' recent violent crimes.
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     Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is responding to recent violent crimes in the Columbus area and scheduling a peace rally. More>>

    LIVE: Kareem Lane retrial in 1992 Columbus superintendent murder case

    Kareem Lane faces a trial starting in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Kareem Lane faces a trial starting in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns.
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    The retrial of Kareem Lane - the man accused of murdering Columbus schools superintendent Jim Burns in 1992 - began Monday. Live updates from the courtroom. More>>

    Murder victim's mother raises money for anti-violence program Video included

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    The mother of Columbus' 15th murder victim is speaking out hoping to raise funds to begin an anti-violence program in the community. Christopher Jones was just 16 years old when he was shot in the head and killed just a few days ago on Winston Road. More>>

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    • Labor Day brings sweltering heat and humidity

      Labor Day brings sweltering heat and humidity

      Monday, September 1 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:52:42 GMT
      Labor Day forecastLabor Day forecast
      Even though the calendar has switched over to September, the heat is still here and isn't going away anytime soon.
      Even though the calendar has switched over to September, the heat is still here and isn't going away anytime soon.
    • Weather Wise: Why is there wind

      Weather Wise: Why is there wind

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:04:26 GMT
      This shows the flow of winds on a non-rotating planet, which we know earth is not one of those. This is called the Pressure Gradient Force. This shows the flow of winds on a non-rotating planet, which we know earth is not one of those. This is called the Pressure Gradient Force.
      Wind. We’ve all experienced it in one way or another. But how does it come about? Why are some days windier than others? Well, in this week’s Weather Wisdom, we’ll answer all that and more!
      Wind. We’ve all experienced it in one way or another. But how does it come about? Why are some days windier than others? Well, in this week’s Weather Wisdom, we’ll answer all that and more!
    • A look at our closest star

      A look at our closest star

      Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:46:44 GMT
      The Sun. It is the primary driver of our weather. Without it, we’d be a floating rock with no water, no heat, no weather, and no life. In this Weather Wisdom segment, we’ll talk about the closest star to earth and how it all works to give us life and weather.
      The Sun. It is the primary driver of our weather. Without it, we’d be a floating rock with no water, no heat, no weather, and no life. In this Weather Wisdom segment, we’ll talk about the closest star to earth and how it all works to give us life and weather.
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    • Update: Columbus man runs himself over with car on 1st Avenue, police say

      Update: Columbus man runs himself over with car on 1st Avenue, police say

      Sunday, August 31 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:13:37 GMT
      Authorities were seen looking around a Black Oldsmobile in the backyard of a nearby home. Witnesses say the car struck and killed Williams.Authorities were seen looking around a Black Oldsmobile in the backyard of a nearby home. Witnesses say the car struck and killed Williams.
      Anthony Williams, 29, was run over and killed by a car near Chase Homes on 1st Avenue late Saturday night, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
      Anthony Williams, 29, was run over and killed by a car near Chase Homes on 1st Avenue late Saturday night, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
    • Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says

      Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says

      Saturday, August 30 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:11:34 GMT
      Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ...
      Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ...
    • Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

      Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

      Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM2014-08-28 22:27:56 GMT
      Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
      Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
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