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    Authorities: Man walks into sheriff's office, confesses to sexual abuse

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    A 62-year-old Chambers County man was arrested on two counts of Sexual Abusecharges. Authorities with the Chambers County Sheriff's Office say Johnny Bolt, of Five Points, walked into the sheriff's office this week and confessed to sexually abusing a family member under the age of 12. They say he was arrested Thursday and made bond that same day. More>>

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    497th MCT soldiers return home

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    19 families are once again enjoying the company of their soldiers Friday night. The 497th movement control team returned to Fort Benning after a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan. More>>

    Grandmother of boy tied up in Macy's bathroom speaks Video included

    The grandmother, whose face is concealed to protect child's identity The grandmother, whose face is concealed to protect child's identity
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    The family of an 8-year-old boy, who police say was tied up and assaulted in Peachtree Mall, pleading for the public's help after nearly two weeks with no arrest. More>>

    MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

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    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing... More>>

    Escaped Muscogee inmate captured in Lee County

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    Darrin Adams was recaptured in Lee County Thursday and is being charged with two escapes. More>>

    53 die in Alabama fires in first 3 months of 2014

    Authorities say 53 people were killed in Alabama fires in the first three months of 2014, putting the state near the top nationwide in the number of deadly blazes. More>>

    Submit your questions for the Columbus mayoral debate

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    Submit your questions for Teresa Tomlinson and Colin Martin. Then watch the debate Monday on WRBL. More>>

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

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    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. More>>

    Georgia Supreme Court visits Columbus Video included

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    Hundreds of students, lawyers, and citizens packed the Springer Opera House Friday morning to hear oral arguments presented in front of the Georgia Supreme Court. More>>

    Ala jobless rate jumps to 6.7 percent

    Alabama's unemployment rate is rising. More>>

    Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

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    Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. More>>

    Principal of Double Churches Middle School passes away Video included

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    The principal of Double Churches Middle School passed away Wednesday night. Chris Cox was appointed to the job in 2012. More>>

    Program Note: Jeopardy, Wheel airing on ERBL during debates

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    "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" will air on ERBL "Me-TV" 3.2 Monday and Wednesday. More>>

    Geico planning middle Ga. expansion

    A national insurance company has announced plans to create new jobs in middle Georgia. More>>

    Last day to register to vote in mayoral race is April 21

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    April 21 is the last day for new voters interested in casting ballots in May 20th elections to register. More>>

    From Phenix City to Texas: US Hi-Way Sale this weekend

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    Alabama towns along U.S. 80 will be participating in a massive yard sale this weekend. More>>

    WRBL to broadcast live debates

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    Live debates featuring candidates vying for Columbus mayor and open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.

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    • Rain, rain, and more rain

      Rain, rain, and more rain

      Friday, April 18 2014 4:27 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:27:04 GMT
      Rain, and a lot of it, is in the forecast through Saturday morning. Some locations could eclipse the 3” mark, especially south of Columbus. The winds will also be up there at 15-20 mph and could gust as high as 30 mph. Easter Sunday is looking better as we’ll see more sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s. A weakening cold front next Tuesday will provide us with another chance of rain. We’re looking warmer to e...
      Rain, and a lot of it, is in the forecast through Saturday morning. Some locations could eclipse the 3” mark, especially south of Columbus. The winds will also be up there at 15-20 mph and could gust as high as 30 mph. Easter Sunday is looking better as we’ll see more sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s. A weakening cold front next Tuesday will provide us with another chance of rain. We’re looking warmer to e...
    • Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

      Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

      Monday, April 7 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:37:01 GMT
      After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
      After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
    • Weather Radio Programming: SAME Codes

      Weather Radio Programming: SAME Codes

      Friday, April 4 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:31:34 GMT
      Here are the SAME codes you will need to program your weather radio.
      Here are the SAME codes you will need to program your weather radio.
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    • Grandmother of boy tied up in Macy's bathroom speaks

      Grandmother of boy tied up in Macy's bathroom speaks

      Friday, April 18 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:26:14 GMT
      The grandmother, whose face is concealed to protect child's identityThe grandmother, whose face is concealed to protect child's identity
      The family of an 8-year-old boy, who police say was tied up and assaulted in Peachtree Mall, pleading for the public's help after nearly two weeks with no arrest.
      The family of an 8-year-old boy, who police say was tied up and assaulted in Peachtree Mall, pleading for the public's help after nearly two weeks with no arrest.
    • Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

      Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

      Monday, April 7 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:37:01 GMT
      After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
      After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
    • Principal of Double Churches Middle School passes away

      Principal of Double Churches Middle School passes away

      Thursday, April 17 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:46:47 GMT
      The principal of Double Churches Middle School passed away Wednesday night. Chris Cox was appointed to the job in 2012.
      The principal of Double Churches Middle School passed away Wednesday night. Chris Cox was appointed to the job in 2012.
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    • CPD used "old fashioned ways" to solve church vandalism case

      CPD used "old fashioned ways" to solve church vandalism case

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:38:08 GMT
      Columbus police have released more information about how they arrested a man accused of vandalizing multiple churches in south Columbus. They say they had to use what they call old fashioned police work. 
      Columbus police have released more information about how they arrested a man accused of vandalizing multiple churches in south Columbus. They say they had to use what they call old fashioned police work. 
    • Blanchard Elementary sinkhole being repaired

      Blanchard Elementary sinkhole being repaired

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:04:33 GMT
      Repairs outside Blanchard Elementary School after a sinkhole formed in the parking lot.Repairs outside Blanchard Elementary School after a sinkhole formed in the parking lot.

      District announces changes to student pickup and dropoff during repairs.

      District announces changes to student pickup and dropoff during repairs.

    • 25th Infantry Division team wins 2014 Best Ranger Competition

      25th Infantry Division team wins 2014 Best Ranger Competition

      Monday, April 14 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:25:38 GMT
      Winners: Rose & BergmanWinners: Rose & Bergman
      2nd Lt. Michael Rose and 2nd Lt. John Bergman won the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning. Over the course of the competition, each ranger covered up to 75 miles with little or no sleep.
      2nd Lt. Michael Rose and 2nd Lt. John Bergman won the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning. Over the course of the competition, each ranger covered up to 75 miles with little or no sleep.
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