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    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>>

    UPDATE: LaGrange police looking for person of interest 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>>

    Midtown Columbus power outage affects 600

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    Georgia Power says a power outage in Midtown Columbus is affecting about 200 of their customers, including WRBL News 3. 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>>

    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>>

    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 aggravated assault suspect photo released

    Terrance Streeter, who also goes by "Worm," is wanted following an incident of aggravated assault on Calvin Avenue, Columbus police announced late Monday. Terrance Streeter, who also goes by "Worm," is wanted following an incident of aggravated assault on Calvin Avenue, Columbus police announced late Monday.
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    Terrance "Worm" Streeter is wanted for aggravated assault on Calvin Avenue, police announced late Monday. More>>

    Columbus gets new Walmart's...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>>

    Mourners urge black Americans to take action Video included

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    The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown - recalling him as a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. More>>

    Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

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    An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia Army base, threw objects around the office and then fatally shot herself in the head Monday as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her,... More>>

    Columbus police issue alert for missing elderly man

    John Parker was last seen at the Rainbow Foods on Buena Vista Road Monday. John Parker was last seen at the Rainbow Foods on Buena Vista Road Monday.
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    Columbus police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing elderly man last seen Monday. 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>>

    Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

    Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan. Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.
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    Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation. More>>

    Two Opelika men arrested for attempted Frederick Road burglary

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    Opelika police have arrested two men for allegedly breaking into and stealing items from a home on Frederick Road Friday morning, police announced Monday. More>>

    Opelika driver injured in Marvyn Parkway shooting

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    An Opelika driver was hospitalized this weekend after being shot along Marvyn Parkway, Opelika police announced Monday. More>>

    Opelika police investigating weekend car break-ins

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    A computer and credit cards stolen from Opelika cars this weekend, police announced Monday.

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    Deadly Columbus club shooting leaves one dead

    Updated: Aug 24, 2014 02:30 PM

    A 47 year old man is dead after a fatal shooting at a Columbus club according to Columbus police. 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>>

    Loved ones remember mother, son at candlelight memorial

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    Family and friends spent Sunday night honoring the lives of a Columbus mother and her infant son who were killed in a house fire just a few days ago."I know Mandy's with God up in heaven," said Mandy Mitchell's second cousin. More>>

    Columbus man shot in legs on Garden Drive

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    A 27 year old Columbus man was shot in the legs on Garden Drive early Sunday morning according to a Columbus police report. More>>

    Public memorial set for Auburn eagle, Tiger

    A public memorial has been scheduled for next week to honor Tiger, the first golden eagle to fly free inside Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium. More>>

    Opelika man found murdered in his home

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    The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of a 75-year-old Opelika man.Garvin Albertson was found dead on his bedroom floor Friday around 3:30 p.m. Two of his friends called 911 after unsuccessfully trying to reach him on the phone. When sheriff's deputies and EMS personnel arrived to his home on Lee Road 40, theyfound Albertson withwhat appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen and injuries consistent with blunt force trauma to the head.Albertson was a retired veteran w... More>>

    Motorcyclist dies in accident on Victory Drive

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    Columbus police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a 23 year old man Friday. 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>>

    CSU students give back during annual Day of Service

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    Hundreds of Columbus State students spent Saturday morning giving back to their community during the annual Day of Service. More>>

    Judge: No bond for Alabama VA worker

    A federal judge has ruled a worker at the Veterans Administration Health Center in Tuskegee will be held without bond until his trial on charges alleging sexual abuse of a mentally disabled volunteer. More>>

    2 arrested after teen killed in South Columbus shooting Video included

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    The Columbus Police Department is investigating a death at the intersection of Winston Road and Head Street in South Columbus. More>>

    UPDATE: Coroner rules deaths of Columbus mother, baby a homicide

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    Coroner Buddy Bryan tells News 3 that they are now calling the fire that claimed the life of a Columbus mother and her infant a homicide.As news 3 reported --the bodies of 32-year-old Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old boy Dylan Conner- were found in a back bedroom of their Winifred Lane home after a fire around midnight Thursday.Detectives previously told News 3 they were collecting and analyzing evidence from the scene to determine whether accelerants may have been used to start the fire.... More>>

    Video of deadly Columbus gas station shootout Video included

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    News 3 has obtained surveillance video showing the deadly shootout at a south Columbus gas station a few weeks ago.Police say on July 31st, Chandler Saxton, 35, fired several shots at John Jones, 31, at the Big Cat Gas Station on Buena Vista Road. The video captures the entire incident, from the initial shooting - to the victim returning fire.In court testimony, police say the shooting stemmed from an argument over a woman. Authoritie... More>>

    Former Russell Co. HS band director accused of having sex with students Video included

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    Authorities tell News 3’s sister station WKRG that Jeffery Gainous, the former band director at Russell County High School from 2005-2008, was arrested Wednesday for having inappropriate sexual contact with at least 8 high school girls over the last three years during his time at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama. More>>

    Ice bucket challenge raises awareness for terminal disease Video included

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    It's hard to ignore the ice bucket challenge videos as they have completely taken over social media. But what is ALS and are these challenges helping? News Three's Naomi Keitt looked into these questions and spoke to a Columbus man whose brother passed away from the disease. More>>

    Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia Shoe Box Recycling Project

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    Over 300 million shoes end up in landfills, so now the Girl Scouts of HistoricGeorgia are asking for you to donate your shoes for their Shoe Box Recycling Project. Girl Scout Ella McCall came on News 3 Midday to talk about the project. More>>

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    • Watching the weekend

      Watching the weekend

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:42:07 GMT
      We've had a nice stretch of dry weather, but the rain could return just in time for the Labor Day weekend.
      We've had a nice stretch of dry weather, but the rain could return just in time for the Labor Day weekend.
    • TS Cristobal expected to move away from Bahamas

      TS Cristobal expected to move away from Bahamas

      Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas.
      Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas.
    • Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

      Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

      Monday, August 25 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-08-25 06:09:34 GMT
      Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in northern California's San Francisco Bay area.
      The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic...
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    • FIRST ON 3: Police looking for man after Columbus mom, baby found dead after house fire

      FIRST ON 3: Police looking for man after Columbus mom, baby found dead after house fire

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:12:09 GMT
      Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds.Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds.
      Police are searching for Brandon Conner, 35, who is wanted for murder.
      Police are searching for Brandon Conner, 35, who is wanted for murder.
    • Murder suspect turns himself in after Columbus mom, baby found dead in house fire

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

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:37:59 GMT
      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...
      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...
    • Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

      Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

      Monday, August 25 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:41:56 GMT
      Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.
      Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation.
      Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation.
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    • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

      Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:50:12 GMT
      Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
      Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
    • Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

      Bound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:49:45 GMT
      The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape and stabbed numerous times have been recovered from a river in Philadelphia.
      The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found...
    • McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

      McDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:38:36 GMT
      The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose...
      The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the...
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