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    Lester Sullens is accused of escaping from an Albany prison and fleeing to an area in Troup County. Lester Sullens is accused of escaping from an Albany prison and fleeing to an area in Troup County.

    Escaped inmate search underway in Troup County

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    Escaped inmate from Albany-area may be in Troup County. Law enforcement search continues.

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    VOTE: Columbus teen organizing community meals in running for scholarship

    Jhacori Stacy, a member of the Elizabeth Canty Boys & Girls Club, started a community meal program called “Food, Food,  Everywhere but Not a Drop to Eat” in April 2012. Jhacori Stacy, a member of the Elizabeth Canty Boys & Girls Club, started a community meal program called “Food, Food, Everywhere but Not a Drop to Eat” in April 2012.
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    Jhacori Stacy, a member of the Elizabeth Canty Boys & Girls Club, started a community meal program called “Food, Food,  Everywhere but Not a Drop to Eat” in April 2012. More>>

    VIDEO: Opelika man receives 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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    President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a retired sergeant major from Opelika. More>>

    Home Depot security breach may reach farther than direct customers

    Child Support debit card issued by Georgia may be impacted by Home Depot breach Child Support debit card issued by Georgia may be impacted by Home Depot breach
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    One man claims his family is seeing the side effects of Home Depot's security breach without even shopping at the store. More>>

    Fire damages Columbus home on Stafford Lane

    Video posted to Facebook shows flames coming out a home on Stafford Lane Monday. Video posted to Facebook shows flames coming out a home on Stafford Lane Monday.
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    Firefighters spent Monday morning battling a fire that damaged a home in the Georgetown community.
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    One arrested, at least one missing after Auburn car break-ins

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    Auburn police have arrested one and are looking for at least one more suspect after thousands of dollars worth of items stolen from cars, the police department announced Monday. More>>

    A look at the GA State Senate District 29 race Video included

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    There are only 50 days left until voters will have their say on a number of state races including the Georgia State Senate District 29 seat. Political newcomer Democrat Brian Roslund made his official announcement Monday morning after months of grassroots campaigning. He's facing off against 2 term Republican State Senator Josh McKoon. More>>

    UPDATE: Police investigate shooting at North Columbus apartment complex

    Updated: Sep 13, 2014 06:33 PM

    Columbus police are investigating a shooting at the Greystone at Inverness apartments on Moon Road early Friday morning.At least one has been transported to the hospital, according to police. More>>

    Beauregard High graduate competes on Jeopardy! Monday

    Elizabeth Williams grew up in Beauregard, Alabama and will compete in the season premiere of Jeopardy! on WRBL News 3 Monday at 7/6c. Elizabeth Williams grew up in Beauregard, Alabama and will compete in the season premiere of Jeopardy! on WRBL News 3 Monday at 7/6c.
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    Elizabeth Williams, formerly of Beauregard, will compete in the season premiere of Jeopardy! tonight on WRBL News 3. More>>

    All clear at Atlanta airport after suspicious package found

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    Authorities are investigating a suspicious device at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson's international terminal. More>>

    'White Water' movie to begin filming Opelika area

    Filmmaker Rusty Cundieff says his latest project, "White Water," is scheduled to begin filming Monday in Opelika and the surrounding area. More>>

    Carter Center to host global health discussion

    The Carter Center is hosting a discussion with former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter on the center's global health and peace programs. More>>

    Hundreds raise awareness about suicide prevention Video included

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    Nearly 300 students took a lap around Auburn's campus Sunday afternoon to raise awareness about suicide prevention. More>>

    Alabama offers flu vaccines to students, staff

    A campaign offering flu shots to University of Alabama students, faculty and staff begins on Monday. More>>

    Trail riders give big donation to Children's Hospital

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    A group of Jeep riding philanthropists made a huge donation to the Children's Hospital Saturday morning. The Columbus trail riders donated dozens of toys, movies, crafts and games for the play room at the hospital. More>>

    Columbus hosts 2nd annual Tri-City Latino Festival

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    The rain didn't stop thousands of people from across the Valley from celebrating Latino culture at the 2nd annual Tri-Latino festival. There was dancing, face painting and entertainment for all ages at the Civic Center. More>>

    New disability center opens in Columbus Video included

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    A free resource center that helps disabled people across the Valley is celebrating the opening of a new building Saturday. Organizers hope the new location will bring in more clients. For the past year, the disability service center has grown to see nearly 200 clients a week. Now, employees hope the new building will allow them to help even more disabled people. More>>

    New Columbus zip line course halfway booked up for opening day Video included

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    After almost a 2-week delay, a Columbus zip line course will officially open to the public Saturday.The Blue Heron Adventure course was supposed to open on Labor Day, but Whitewater Express employees say there were insurance and building code issues.They say those setbacks were essential to make sure Friday's grand opening was smooth sailing.News Three's Sarah Panko and Chief Meteorologist Bob Jeswald found out what it's like to soar above the Chattahoochee River as they were able to take one... More>>

    NIM parade field dedicated to the late Senator Daniel Inouye Video included

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    Nearly 18,000 graduating soldiers will march across the parade field at the National Infantry Museum this year. The field was dedicated to a decorated soldier and senator at a ceremony Friday morning. More>>

    Chamber President/CEO announces retirement

    Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Gaymon has announced his retirement. Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Gaymon has announced his retirement.
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    Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Gaymon has announced his retirement. More>>

    Opelika police investigating Walmart scooter theft

    Police are investigating a theft after two electric scooters were taken from Walmart. Police are investigating a theft after two electric scooters were taken from Walmart.
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    Opelika police say they are investigating a Theft of Property after suspects stole two electric scooters from Walmart. More>>

    Muscogee Co. part of fraud investigation into voter registration group Video included

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    Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is investigating allegations of voter fraud against a voter registration group involved in several Georgia counties including Muscogee County, according to WSB-TV. More>>

    New METRA buses, routes and extended hours coming to Columbus in 2015 Video included

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    Columbus will soon expand its public transportation system as the city gets ready to roll out new bus routes, extended hours and more buses.The new METRA bus transit system has been in the works since 2012 when the city passed a 1% sales tax just for transportation.The project is part of a 10-year, $22 million dollar projected revenue effort from the T-SPLOST. City officials say you will most likely see METRA changes as soon as 2015.Joe McNeil is one of the many Columbus residents who rely on... More>>

    Robotics class returns to Brookstone Middle School Video included

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    Brookstone Middle School students are learning how to program a robot. This is the 2nd year the school has required all 7th grade students to take a robotics class. During the 9-week course, students have to complete 20 different challenges.“Robotics is just that one class of the day that i always look forward to,” says Nicholas Shadburn.At the beginning of the course, the students are assigned a partner and after that, it's up to them to figure out how to program their robot to move forward ... More>>

    Man arrested for attempted murder after Phenix City police standoff

    Derek Troha was charged wit attempted murder after firing at Phenix City police officers and leading authorities into a three hour standoff. Derek Troha was charged wit attempted murder after firing at Phenix City police officers and leading authorities into a three hour standoff.
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    Derek Troha arrested after three hour Phenix City police standoff on 43rd Avenue.

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    Valley police: Shots fired at robbery victims

    Valley police looking for gunmen who fired several shots at robbery victims. Valley police looking for gunmen who fired several shots at robbery victims.
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    Valley police are looking for gunman who fired several shots at robbery victims Wednesday night. More>>

    DISH customers report WRBL reception issue

    DISH Network viewers having problems watching WRBL News 3 should call DISH at 1 (855) 318-0572. DISH Network viewers having problems watching WRBL News 3 should call DISH at 1 (855) 318-0572.
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    DISH customers in the Chattahoochee River Valley having problems viewing WRBL News 3 are encouraged to call DISH to report the problem. More>>

    • Weather To GoMore>>

    • Cooler, drier on the way

      Cooler, drier on the way

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:02:39 GMT
      A change in the weather is headed our way as we take a small step toward something more like fall.
      A change in the weather is headed our way as we take a small step toward something more like fall.
    • Weather Wise: Why is there wind

      Weather Wise: Why is there wind

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:04:26 GMT
      This shows the flow of winds on a non-rotating planet, which we know earth is not one of those. This is called the Pressure Gradient Force. This shows the flow of winds on a non-rotating planet, which we know earth is not one of those. This is called the Pressure Gradient Force.
      Wind. We’ve all experienced it in one way or another. But how does it come about? Why are some days windier than others? Well, in this week’s Weather Wisdom, we’ll answer all that and more!
      Wind. We’ve all experienced it in one way or another. But how does it come about? Why are some days windier than others? Well, in this week’s Weather Wisdom, we’ll answer all that and more!
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      Watch "News 3 Midday" live on your computer and smartphone
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    • Auburn talks about their trip to Kansas State

      Auburn talks about their trip to Kansas State

      Monday, September 15 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:52:39 GMT
      It's kind of an odd road trip in the middle of the season for the Auburn Tigers. They play Thursday night at Kansas State. It will be their first game this year against a ranked opponent.  
      It's kind of an odd road trip in the middle of the season for the Auburn Tigers. They play Thursday night at Kansas State. It will be their first game this year against a ranked opponent.  
    • Tuskegee beats Albany State in inaugural White Water Classic

      Tuskegee beats Albany State in inaugural White Water Classic

      Saturday, September 13 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:11:02 GMT
      Despite a lightning delay shortly before halftime, the first White Water Classic at Garrett-Harrison Stadium seemingly went off without a hitch.
      Despite a lightning delay shortly before halftime, the first White Water Classic at Garrett-Harrison Stadium seemingly went off without a hitch.
    • WRBL PrepZone high school football scores

      WRBL PrepZone high school football scores

      Friday, September 12 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:00:21 GMT
      The latest football news from WRBL News 3 sports each Friday night at 11:15p et on The PrepZone.The latest football news from WRBL News 3 sports each Friday night at 11:15p et on The PrepZone.

      Latest in-game and final high school football scores from across the Chattahoochee River valley area.

      Latest in-game and final high school football scores from across the Chattahoochee River valley area.

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    • Police: Progress in barracks ambush investigation

      Police: Progress in barracks ambush investigation

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:21:37 GMT
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police, regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp, and picked just the right...
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Authorities say they've made progress in their effort to catch the gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and injuring the other.
    • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

      House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:13:19 GMT
      A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the...
      The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority...
    • Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

      Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:05:02 GMT
      Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
      Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
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    • Fire damages Columbus home on Stafford Lane

      Fire damages Columbus home on Stafford Lane

      Monday, September 15 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:43:01 GMT
      Video posted to Facebook shows flames coming out a home on Stafford Lane Monday.Video posted to Facebook shows flames coming out a home on Stafford Lane Monday.
      Firefighters spent Monday morning battling a fire that damaged a home in the Georgetown community.
      Firefighters spent Monday morning battling a fire that damaged a home in the Georgetown community.
    • Chattahoochee Valley remembers September 11

      Chattahoochee Valley remembers September 11

      Thursday, September 11 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:32:01 GMT
      The Chattahoochee River Valley area is pausing to remember the events of September 11th thirteen years later.
      The Chattahoochee River Valley area is pausing to remember the events of September 11th thirteen years later.
    • Lumpkin fire kills woman

      Lumpkin fire kills woman

      Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:19:20 GMT
      A 62-year-old woman is dead after a fire in Lumpkin early Wednesday morning.A 62-year-old woman is dead after a fire in Lumpkin early Wednesday morning.
      One woman has died after a fire in Lumpkin early Wednesday morning, an official with the Georgia Department of Insurance confirms to WRBL News 3.
      One woman has died after a fire in Lumpkin early Wednesday morning, an official with the Georgia Department of Insurance confirms to WRBL News 3.
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