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    18-wheelers ahead of the curve of technology Video included

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    The automotive industry is making cars of the future,with features like automatic parking, automatic braking, radars and cameras being installed on many new models, but big trucks in Columbus are also getting technological advances that will help keep the drivers, and you, safe on the road. More>>

    Tunnel approved under rail tracks on Buena Vista Road Video included

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    Driving down Buena Vista Road can be a headache, but not for much longer. As News 3's Naomi Keitt explains, city council approved a plan to tunnel underneath the railroad tracks at the busy "spider-web" intersection. More>>

    Health Watch: Walmart to open health care clinic Friday in Columbus

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    Walmart's slogan “Always low Prices” may be echoed by patients soon. The retail giant is getting into the health care business. The Walmart Care Clinic is set to open Friday inside the Walmart Supercenter on Whittlesey. Patients pay 40 dollars for a visit, Walmart employees pay 4 dollars to see a licensed nurse practitioner.Some of the services offered include diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, pr... More>>

    VIDEO: News 3, Kissin', take Ice bucket challenge for Greenville coach

    Our Ice Bucket Challenge raised $601.00 for the Jeremy Williams Benefitting the Emory ALS Center Our Ice Bucket Challenge raised $601.00 for the Jeremy Williams Benefitting the Emory ALS Center
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    Our ice bucket challenge was quite a success tonight on News 3, alongside with our media partners at PMB Broadcasting. Kissin' 99.3's Bear O'brian, Dave Arwood, Mike Kelly, Damon Free, Lori Lee challenged, and even Sheriff Mike Jolley from Harris County did his part. Many folks came out to participate helping to raise awareness for ALS. All donations will support ALS/”Run for Jeremy” helping research to Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Our community support raised $601.00 in a half hour, during our... More>>

    Cell phone of LaGrange murder suspect traced to Columbus

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    Police in LaGrange say a cell phone trace of a murder and auto theft suspect led them to a Columbus apartment complex. Officials searched through Eagles Trace apartments looking for Devonte Thorpe, but their search was unsuccessful. They say they're looking for Thorpe in connection with the murder of DeJerius Hardnett. He is also wanted for auto theft.Thorpe is said to be driving a dark grey 2011 Chevy Impala with Geo... More>>

    "Person of Interest" named in Meriwether County homicide investigation

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    Meriwether County Sheriff's officials have named a person of interest in a homicide investigation.The body of Tommy Ogletree, 62 was discovered on Friday, August 22, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m. in a Callaway Road home. He had been shot.A warrant was issued for Christopher Dion Barner, 26, of Newnan, GA. Investigators have arrested him charging him with theft of Ogletree's 1998 Lexus ES300 car. They say Barner was... More>>

    "Worm" arrested in teen murder investigation

    Terrance Streeter, who also goes by "Worm," arrested on assault charges Terrance Streeter, who also goes by "Worm," arrested on assault charges
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    Columbus police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a teenager. Terrance Streeter, who goes by the nickname "Worm," was arrested Wednesday, and charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

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    Lanett Police search for armed robbery suspect

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    The Lanett Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a white female suspect connected to an armed robbery. More>>

    UPDATE: LaGrange police identify suspect 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>>

    Auburn fans encouraged to take heat precautions

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    The Auburn University Athletics Department is encouraging fans to take precautions to keep themselves safe in the heat and to enjoy the gameday experience. More>>

    Stolen car suspect flees Opelika police after chase

    Opelika police are looking for this man that got into a car and stole it earlier this month. Opelika police are looking for this man that got into a car and stole it earlier this month.
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    Opelika police are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who got away after a chase earlier this month, the police department announced Tuesday. More>>

    Fort Benning releases September heavy weapons firing training schedule

    Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week. Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week.
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    Fort Benning officials have released the post's latest firing schedule, which could bring smoke and loud sounds to portions of the Columbus community into October. More>>

    Opelika man to receive Medal of Honor

    Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15. Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15.
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    Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15. More>>

    Carter picks up support from Ga. teachers' group

    One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia is announcing its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. More>>

    Officials to announce Advanced Placement results

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is scheduled to join other state officials to announce the results of recent Advanced Placement tests. More>>

    Ala judge raises bond for band director

    A south Alabama judge is raising the bond for a high school band director charged with having sex with students. More>>

    Still dry for now

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    Another day of stable air but warmer since our airflow will be more from the south opposed to the northeast. Not terribly humid but readings will easily climb, close to the mid 90 mark. This weekend we'll see a tropical disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico; helping to increase our chances for afternoon showers and storms throughout the Labor Day weekend. More weather: http://WRBL.com/weather More>>

    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>>

    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 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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    • Auburn fans encouraged to take heat precautions

      Auburn fans encouraged to take heat precautions

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:43:35 GMT
      The Auburn University Athletics Department is encouraging fans to take precautions to keep themselves safe in the heat and to enjoy the gameday experience.
      The Auburn University Athletics Department is encouraging fans to take precautions to keep themselves safe in the heat and to enjoy the gameday experience.
    • Still dry for now

      Still dry for now

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:12:34 GMT
      Another day of stable air but warmer since our airflow will be more from the south opposed to the northeast. Not terribly humid but readings will easily climb, close to the mid 90 mark. This weekend we'll see a tropical disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico; helping to increase our chances for afternoon showers and storms throughout the Labor Day weekend. More weather: http://WRBL.com/weather
      Another day of stable air but warmer since our airflow will be more from the south opposed to the northeast. Not terribly humid but readings will easily climb, close to the mid 90 mark. This weekend we'll see a tropical disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico; helping to increase our chances for afternoon showers and storms throughout the Labor Day weekend. More weather: http://WRBL.com/weather
    • 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.
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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.
    • 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.
    • UPDATE: LaGrange police identify suspect in Dawn Drive murder

      UPDATE: LaGrange police identify suspect in Dawn Drive murder

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:51:43 GMT
      LaGrange police are investigating the murder of Dejerius Hardnett, who succumbed to injuries sustained from a Sunday assault, police announced Monday.
      LaGrange police are investigating the murder of Dejerius Hardnett, who succumbed to injuries sustained from a Sunday assault, police announced Monday.
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    • Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

      Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

      Thursday, August 28 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-08-28 06:18:48 GMT
      Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...
      Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off...
    • University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

      University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

      Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:17 GMT
      On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by...
      On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former...
    • Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

      Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

      Thursday, August 28 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:49:16 GMT
      When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
      When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
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