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    The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say. The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.

    Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

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    A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm More>>

    Update: A & K Thrift Mall owners give statement on abrupt closing Video included

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    A press release will be released on the A K Thrift Mall website Monday night after the mall closed without warning this weekend, according to the mall's website. More>>

    Special Report: Selling seized guns

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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>>

    Perdue, Kingston make final campaign pushes before Election Day Video included

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    Georgia's two Republican candidates for US Senate, David Perdueand Jack Kingston,are facing off in the polls Tuesday, and they are taking different approaches with their last-minute strategies.Businessman David Perdue spent the last day of his runoff campaign on a fly-around tour of the state, and greeted his Columbus supporters on one of his stops. Perdue has been on the road for two weeks with anRV tour, and he says he feels good about Election Day because Muscogee County voters agree with... More>>

    Tropical depression two forms in central Atlantic

    Tropical Depression Two formed in the central Atlantic Monday. Tropical Depression Two formed in the central Atlantic Monday.
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    Tropical Depression Two has formed over the Atlantic, National Hurricane Center announces. More>>

    Opelika police: Woman stole 16 identities

    North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people. North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people.
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    Schrell Denise Mincey is accused of making fake credit cards using the stolen identities. More>>

    News 3 Neighbors: WWII Veteran "Shorty" Ogburn

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    Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn has been living in the same house in Cataula for 45 years. Over the weekend his home underwent extensive renovations thanks to volunteers with the Cataula VFW. Darrell Sullivan is a lifetime member of that post andwas the team captain for the renovation project. Sullivan says, "Shorty is a World War II veteran. He's been shot multiple times with small arms and with shrapnel. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war twice." The weekend rain was not a deterrent for ... More>>

    Rain, rain, not going away too soon.

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    The upper level low pressure system responsible for the “extra” added support for consistent showers, storms, and extensive cloud cover will drift farther west and weaken. This will allow more breaks of sunshine, therefore, we can add higher readings but still shy of average highs for the next 24 hours. We still will be forecasting scattered afternoon showers, with a few weak disturbances or waves ahead of a cool front across the mid-West. Check out our latest forecast here or Our Hurricane F... More>>

    PHOTOS: Sardis Missionary Baptist Church visits WRBL

    WRBL First Alert Meteorologist David Reese tours students at WRBL News 3. WRBL First Alert Meteorologist David Reese tours students at WRBL News 3.
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    Kids and parents from the Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Sand Hill, Alabama visited WRBL News 3 Monday. More>>

    Auburn investigating reported sexual assault

    Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend. Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend.
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    The Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security was notified Sunday about a sexual assault over the weekend.It reportedly happened on campus Friday night or early Saturday morning. More>>

    Ukraine at potential turning point after crash Video included

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    The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict - either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the... More>>

    Columbus Applebee's employees robbed at gunpoint

    Columbus police are investigating the armed robbery of two Applebee's employees that occured early Monday morning. Columbus police are investigating the armed robbery of two Applebee's employees that occured early Monday morning.
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    Two Applebee employees were robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning, Columbus police confirm. More>>

    200 pairs of panties stolen at Augusta mall

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    Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall. More>>

    Caneya Webb murder trial heads to court Video included

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    In Phenix City Monday, the trial is set to begin for the murder of Caneya Webb who was pregnant when she was found strangled in her apartment last June. More>>

    Local HIV community mourns Malaysia crash victims Video included

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    The HIV community across the Chattahoochee Valley is mourning the los of more than 100 HIV researchers, doctors, and advocates that lost their lives on the Malaysian flight. More>>

    Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy opens in Phenix City Video included

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    The rain and overcast sky didn't deter whitewater fans early Saturday morning. Along with city officials, they came out to celebrate the grand openings of the Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy. News 3's Naomi Keitt was at the ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning and explains how it will help boost the local economy. More>>

    Lee County Sheriff's Office: Phenix City man violently attacked child

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    A Phenix city man is facing child abuse charges stemming from a domestic incident on July 17th. The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 22 year old Zachary Ryan Tadlock of Phenix City for Torture and Willful Abuse of a Child and Domestic Violence Assault in the 3rd degree. More>>

    Opelika man arrested for Drug Trafficking

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    An Opelika man is behind bars Saturday charged with drug trafficking. On Friday July 18,2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 35 year old Roger Lardrell McCullough for Trafficking Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the first degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. More>>

    Smiths Station man arrested during drug investigation

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    A Smiths Station man is behind bars Saturday for a number of drug related crimes. On July 18, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 50 year old Franklin Eugene Peacock for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication. More>>

    Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint on-demand

    View on-demand photos and videos from Saturday's TriColumbusGa Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint race. View on-demand photos and videos from Saturday's TriColumbusGa Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint race.
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    On-demand photos and videos from Saturday's Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint.

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    College football to return to Phenix City for first time in 25 years Video included

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    College football returning to Phenix City with launch of Whitewater Classic. More>>

    Opelika man accused of molesting two children

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    An Opelika man has been arrested and is accused of molesting two young kids more than a decade ago. More>>

    Lee County schools talk school safety practices Video included

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    Lee County schools are leading the way when it comes to school safety and they credit their collaboration with law enforcement officials. The Director of Student Services says they practice a hide, run, fight technique at the schools. More>>

    Police: Columbus man stabbed in neck on Farr Road

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    A Columbus man is in satisfactory condition after police say he was stabbed in the neck.It happened early Friday morning at around 2am on Farr Road. Police say the call originally went out as a shooting on Connor Road, but the aggravated assault took place about a mile away on Farr Road.Police reported the 26-year-old man was in critical condition but the hospital said Friday morning that he was in satisfactory condition.Police are now looking for a young, heavyset black female in her 20’s. More>>

    Man charged in TSYS identity theft sentenced to 4 years

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    Drew Johnson, 27, of Columbus, Georgia was sentenced to serve 4 years in federal prison for accessing personal information files in September 2013, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Friday. More>>

    • Weather To GoMore>>

    • More sunshine, lower rain chances

      More sunshine, lower rain chances

      Monday, July 21 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:20:37 GMT
      After substantial weekend rains across much of the area, we are looking forward to a bit more sunshine this week, but we can't take the rain out of the forecast just yet.
      After substantial weekend rains across much of the area, we are looking forward to a bit more sunshine this week, but we can't take the rain out of the forecast just yet.
    • Rain, rain, not going away too soon.

      Rain, rain, not going away too soon.

      Monday, July 21 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:01:37 GMT
      The upper level low pressure system responsible for the “extra” added support for consistent showers, storms, and extensive cloud cover will drift farther west and weaken. This will allow more breaks of sunshine, therefore, we can add higher readings but still shy of average highs for the next 24 hours. We still will be forecasting scattered afternoon showers, with a few weak disturbances or waves ahead of a cool front across the mid-West. Check out our latest forecast here or Our Hurricane F...
      The upper level low pressure system responsible for the “extra” added support for consistent showers, storms, and extensive cloud cover will drift farther west and weaken. This will allow more breaks of sunshine, therefore, we can add higher readings but still shy of average highs for the next 24 hours. We still will be forecasting scattered afternoon showers, with a few weak disturbances or waves ahead of a cool front across the mid-West. Check out our latest forecast here or Our Hurricane F...
    • Tropical depression two forms in central Atlantic

      Tropical depression two forms in central Atlantic

      Monday, July 21 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:04:31 GMT
      Tropical Depression Two formed in the central Atlantic Monday.Tropical Depression Two formed in the central Atlantic Monday.
      Tropical Depression Two has formed over the Atlantic, National Hurricane Center announces.
      Tropical Depression Two has formed over the Atlantic, National Hurricane Center announces.
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    • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 07:01:56 GMT
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
    • Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

      Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:34 GMT
      The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.
      A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.
    • HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

      HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:25 GMT
      A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade.
      The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
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