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    Melanie Mitchell has been released from her job after a reported case of child abuse in Auburn. Melanie Mitchell has been released from her job after a reported case of child abuse in Auburn.

    Auburn child care worker charged with child abuse

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    A child care worker has been released from her job and charged with child abuse after a reported incident at an Auburn child care facility, Auburn police announced Friday. More>>

    How many people are in the Muscogee County jail?

    Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr says the jail is overcrowded, according to statistics he posted to his Facebook page Friday. Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr says the jail is overcrowded, according to statistics he posted to his Facebook page Friday.
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    1,202, which is 132 too many, Sheriff John Darr says on Facebook.

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    Man shot in "rear end" on Matilda Street in Columbus

    Man running away from gunfire reportedly struck in the "rear end," police said. Man running away from gunfire reportedly struck in the "rear end," police said.
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    A man walking along Matilda Street in Columbus late Thursday was shot in the "rear end," according to Columbus Police Lt. Ralph Dowe. More>>

    Car break-in suspect caught on camera in Lee County Video included

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    A car break-in suspect was caught on camera by a Lee County homeowner's surveillance cameras. More>>

    Police: Auburn man stole $12,000 worth of jewelry

    Casey Williams is accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from an Auburn home he visited in early July. Casey Williams is accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from an Auburn home he visited in early July.
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    An Auburn man has been arrested and charged with stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from a home he visited in early July, Auburn police announced Thursday. More>>

    Heat for the weekend; cooler next week

    Forecast lows for Wednesday (from NOAA) Forecast lows for Wednesday (from NOAA)
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    Rain chances will drop off just as temperatures go up for the weekend, with heat and humidity expected to prevail. A change is in the works for early next week. More>>

    Scott Hill hired as President and CEO of Columbus Regional

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    Scott Hill, has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Regional Health, the company announced Thursday.  More>>

    Birmingham man's penis amputated during circumcision, according to Jefferson County lawsuit Video included

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    The man says he was not warned that a circumcision procedure could lead to a penis amputation.
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    Auburn councilor questions residency of his opponent 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>>

    Desmonte Leonard accused of having sex with prison guard

    Accused Auburn murder Desmonte Leonard is now accused of having sex with his Montgomery prison guard. Accused Auburn murder Desmonte Leonard is now accused of having sex with his Montgomery prison guard.
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    Accused Auburn murder now accused of having sex with Montgomery prison guard, according to reports.

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    Curtis Newsome found guilty of murdering pregnant Phenix City girlfriend

    Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of killing his pregnant girlfriend Caneya Webb in 2013. Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of killing his pregnant girlfriend Caneya Webb in 2013.
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    Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of murdering his pregnant girlfriend inside her Phenix City apartment in June of 2013, WRBL News 3 media partner The Ledger-Enquirer reports. More>>

    US airlines to resume flights to Israel

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    The U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip. More>>

    Ga. governor chides president over young migrants

    Georgia's governor has sent a letter to the president saying it is "unconscionable" that the federal government didn't communicate with his office before sending unaccompanied young migrants to the state. More>>

    Columbus veterans workshop scheduled for August 6

    Veterans and their families who are in need of assistance are invited to attend veterans workshop. Veterans and their families who are in need of assistance are invited to attend veterans workshop.
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    Veterans and their families is need of assistance are invited to upcoming workshop.

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    Fundraiser planned for 2-year-old Columbus leukemia, stroke survivor

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    Family of 2-year-old boy with leukemia is hosting a fundraiser Thursday.

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    Columbus, River Valley unemployment rate rises

    Vally region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday. In Columbus, the rate was 8.5 percent. Vally region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday. In Columbus, the rate was 8.5 percent.
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    Valley region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday.

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    Nick Marshall's mom pays his marijuana citation

    Nick Marshall spent nearly half an hour with authorities during a traffic stop on June 11. Nick Marshall spent nearly half an hour with authorities during a traffic stop on June 11.
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    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation. More>>

    What do you think of the WIC program?

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    Georgia seeking public input on an assistance program. More>>

    Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

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    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian... More>>

    Montgomery base could house immigrant children

    Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children. More>>

    Governor to appoint new Harris County commissioner

    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to appoint new Harris County commissioner to replace convicted commissioner Charles Wyatt. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to appoint new Harris County commissioner to replace convicted commissioner Charles Wyatt.
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    Vacancy open after Charles Wyatt was convicted for bribery and other charges. More>>

    11 local agencies set to get $680,000 in crime prevention grants Video included

    Columbus crime prevention to focus on middle school students as a way to decrese drug and gang activity in Muscogee County. Columbus crime prevention to focus on middle school students as a way to decrese drug and gang activity in Muscogee County.
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    City to distribute near $700,000 in crime prevention fund money, Columbus announced Tuesday. 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>>

    Army: Patient IDs wrongly trashed at Ala base

    The military says as many as 2,300 patients are affected by a breach of personal information at the Lyster Army Health Clinic at Fort Rucker. More>>

    Flooding and sinkhole still a problem for Phenix City neighborhood Video included

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    A clogged water pipe has caused flooding and a growing sinkhole in an East Alabama neighborhood. More>>

    UPDATED: UGA defensive lineman arrested, dismissed from team

    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>>

    Officer who pulled over Auburn QB fired after domestic violence arrest Video included

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    One of the officers who cited Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall for marijuana possession has been arrested and fired, according to officials. More>>

    3 new members elected to Muscogee County BOE Video included

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    After a major upset victory on the Muscogee County school board, newly elected member John Thomas is looking forward to the future by helping students across the district. In a 80-20 landslide, a political newcomer soundly defeated John Wells, who has served on the school board for 28 years. 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Former Auburn astronaut Hank Hartsfield dies at 80

    Hank Hartsfield, who took three trips to space, had a physics degree from Auburn University. Hank Hartsfield, who took three trips to space, had a physics degree from Auburn University.
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    Hank Hartsfield, who logged three trips into space, had a physics degree from Auburn University. More>>

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    • Heat for the weekend; cooler next week

      Heat for the weekend; cooler next week

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:20:41 GMT
      Forecast lows for Wednesday (from NOAA)Forecast lows for Wednesday (from NOAA)
      Rain chances will drop off just as temperatures go up for the weekend, with heat and humidity expected to prevail. A change is in the works for early next week.
      Rain chances will drop off just as temperatures go up for the weekend, with heat and humidity expected to prevail. A change is in the works for early next week.
    • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

      Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:06:07 GMT
      Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
      The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.
    • 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.

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    • Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

      Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

      Friday, July 25 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:56:06 GMT
      A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.
      A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.
    • Fired Ohio State band director vows to clear name

      Fired Ohio State band director vows to clear name

      Friday, July 25 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:23:40 GMT
      The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
      The fired director of Ohio State University's celebrated marching band said through his attorney Friday that he has become a scapegoat for behavior occurring within the organization before his leadership and he'll...
    • Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids

      Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids

      Friday, July 25 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:23:37 GMT
      Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two...
      Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said....
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