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    Columbus police have identified Chandler Saxton as the shooter. Columbus police have identified Chandler Saxton as the shooter.

    Columbus gas station shooter suspect identified Video included

    Updated: Aug 01, 2014 10:44 AM

    Columbus police identify Chandler Saxton as the man who opened fire and injured one at a gas station Thursday night.

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    MI mega-millions winner plans to open no-kill animal shelter

    Kelsey Zachow, 24, of Port Huron, is a Mega Millions jackpot winner. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ) Kelsey Zachow, 24, of Port Huron, is a Mega Millions jackpot winner. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)
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    (WWJ)-Friday the 13th turned out to be lucky for a 24-year-old Michigan woman who picked that day’s winning Mega Million ticket worth $66 million. More>>

    Only on 3: Sheriff talks about deputy arrest Video included

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    A Muscogee County Sheriff deputy was arrested for bringing in contraband and some other things into the county jail. More>>

    Several arrested during drug raid at Phenix City home Video included

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    News 3’s cameras were the only ones rolling as police from both Phenix City and Columbus swarmed the home on 7th Avenue Thursday afternoon. More>>

    Big changes coming to the Auburn Mall Video included

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    The next time you go to the mall in Auburn, you will see a lot of changes. A new ownership group is renovating the inside and outside of what was the Village Mall. The name is changing to "the Auburn Mall.”   More>>

    Auburn police repairing 911, phone outage

    The Lee County Sheriff's Office is answering Auburn 911 calls after a phone outage at police headquarters. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is answering Auburn 911 calls after a phone outage at police headquarters.
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    The Auburn Police Department is making repairs to their phone system after an technical outage left them without communications Friday morning. More>>

    Giraffe dies after head hits highway overpass

    A photo posted to Twitter by @PabiMoloi shows the giraffes moments before one of them hit their head on a bridge and died. A photo posted to Twitter by @PabiMoloi shows the giraffes moments before one of them hit their head on a bridge and died.
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    Twitter photo showing giraffes moments before one hits head on bridge and dies goes viral.

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    Weekend showers and storms likely

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    August is about to get off to a wet and stormy start, thanks to a stalled front and an upper air trough which is likely to hang around for a few more days. More>>

    Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure Video included

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    Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking... More>>

    US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

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    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. More>>

    Update: Lawsuit dropped against Byrd, refiled in Auburn residency dispute Video included

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    Only a month before city elections are held in Auburn, a concerned citizen has filed a lawsuit hoping to get one candidate scratched of the ballot. The lawsuit stems from a claim by current councilor Arthur Dowdell who says his opponent Clemon Ward is not ac actual resident of the district. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: 5-year-old doesn't want her brother to grow up

    Five-year-old Sadie says she does not want her baby brother to grow up because he's so cute. The YouTube video has now gone viral. Five-year-old Sadie says she does not want her baby brother to grow up because he's so cute. The YouTube video has now gone viral.
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    Sadie says she does not want her baby brother to grow up because he's too cute. More>>

    PHOTOS: Suspects seen stealing Phenix City Walmart TVs

    Courtesy Phenix City police Courtesy Phenix City police
    Updated: Jul 31, 2014 11:00 AM

    Phenix City police need your help identifying the suspects who stole four televisions from Walmart. ? More>>

    Delivery person robbed of pizza

    Police say a delivery person had a pizza stolen from them. Police say a delivery person had a pizza stolen from them.
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    Opelika police say the delivery person was asking directions from an unknown person, when the person leaned into the car and stole a pizza.
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    Health Watch: 3D Mammography available in Columbus

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    3D mammography is available in Columbus. The images offer radiologists a multi-faceted view of the breast, making for an earlier diagnosis of breast cancer at a more treatable stage.Health officials say the 3D mammography when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone.Dr. William Lewis is a radiologist at the Columbus Diagn... More>>

    A&K remains open for vendors

    The thrift mall owners opened their doors for 8 days to allow vendors to obtain their items. The thrift mall owners opened their doors for 8 days to allow vendors to obtain their items.
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     The A&K Thrift Mall opened their doors again today for their vendors. More>>

    POLICE: theft of $20,000 worth of NASCAR memorabilia

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    Police are investigating a theft where more than $20,000 in NASCAR memorabilia was stolen. More>>

    Tax-free weekend this Friday in GA, AL

    Georgia and Alabama will participate in the tax-free holiday this weekend. Georgia and Alabama will participate in the tax-free holiday this weekend.
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    Are you looking for the right time to shop for back to school items? If you're a Georgia or Alabama resident, this upcoming weekend will bring the best deals. More>>

    Crossing arms to be installed at Smiths Station railroad crossing Video included

    A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train at an unprotected crossing. A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train at an unprotected crossing.
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    The Smiths Station High School teacher whose SUV was hit by a train Monday remains in the hospital in satisfactory condition, but her accident has Lee County officials speeding up the process to install security measures.The Lee County Commission has been trying to install crossing arms, flashing lights and a bell at the intersection across from SSHS since 2011. Coincidentally, the project is slated to begin in less than a month.After Monday's accident, the commission added an item to the age... More>>

    Free school supplies to be given away at Back to School Bash

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    A Back to School Bash is being held for students. More>>

    Bentley says special legislative session an option

    Gov. Robert Bentley says a special session of the Legislature to address economic incentives to attract industries is an option. More>>

    Fallen Columbus police officer honored one year after fatal car crash Video included

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    It was a night of celebration and remembrance at Rivertown Church in Columbus. Dozens shared their favorite stories of the late Corporal Keith Slay and came together to lift each other up. More>>

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