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    Columbus police searching for armed robbery suspect

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    Columbus police need your help identifying a man who they say robbed two businesses Saturday evening. They say a black man was wearing all black but no mask when he pulled a silver handgun on the cashier at Weems Food Mart on Weems road just around 7 p.m. Saturday night. More>>

    Divers recover body of 14 year old swept away by river current Video included

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    The body of 14-year-old Justin Thomas, who was swept away by a current Saturday, has been pulled from the Chattahoochee River. More>>

    Andersonville National Historic Site brings millions to local economy Video included

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    A national historic site tucked inside a southwest Georgia community is bringing big bucks to the area. A new National Park Service report shows Andersonville National Historic site is bringing millions to the area. More>>

    More police bike patrols coming to Columbus State this fall Video included

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    Bike patrol officers are becoming more popular at college campuses across the country. Columbus State University is one of the latest to upgrade their bike unit. More>>

    Attorneys argue motions ahead of Kareem Lane retrial Video included

    Kareem Lane in good spirits before August retrial Kareem Lane in good spirits before August retrial
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    A new trialisabout to startfor Kareem Lane, the man accused of killing Muscogee County school superintendent Jim Burns in 1992. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial in 2012, but now the lawyers are prepared to start all over again. Friday defense attorney Stacey Jackson and the prosecution team stood before Judge Bobby Peters to argue motions before Lane's retrial starts in August. There is nonew evidence in the case against Lane, who came under suspicion after witnesses said they saw his truc... More>>

    Auburn child care worker charged with child abuse

    Melanie Mitchell has been released from her job after a reported case of child abuse in Auburn. Melanie Mitchell has been released from her job after a reported case of child abuse in Auburn.
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    A child care worker has been released from her job and charged with child abuse after a reported incident at an Auburn child care facility, Auburn police announced Friday. More>>

    Caneya Webb family speaks out after murder trial Video included

    Caneya Webb leaves behind three children, the youngest of whom is Newsome's daughter Caneya Webb leaves behind three children, the youngest of whom is Newsome's daughter
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    The day after a Russell County jury found Curtis Newsome guilty of murder, the victim's family is breathing a sigh of relief.During the four-daytrial, Newsome described how he killed his pregnant girlfriend, 26-year-old Caneya Webb, in a fit of rage after he found a Facebook message to her from another man last June. He punched her in the back of the head and strangled her until she was dead, leaving her tied with aUSB cord in the bathtub for her father to find. It took the jury a mere 17 min... More>>

    PHOTOS: Opelika Circle K robbed

    Opelika police release images showing Thursday's robbery at a Circle K. Opelika police release images showing Thursday's robbery at a Circle K.
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    Opelika police hope someone will recognize robbery suspects and call authorities.

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    How many people are in the Muscogee County jail?

    Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr says the jail is overcrowded, according to statistics he posted to his Facebook page Friday. Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr says the jail is overcrowded, according to statistics he posted to his Facebook page Friday.
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    1,202, which is 132 too many, Sheriff John Darr says on Facebook.

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    Man shot in "rear end" on Matilda Street in Columbus

    Man running away from gunfire reportedly struck in the "rear end," police said. Man running away from gunfire reportedly struck in the "rear end," police said.
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    A man walking along Matilda Street in Columbus late Thursday was shot in the "rear end," according to Columbus Police Lt. Ralph Dowe. More>>

    Car break-in suspect caught on camera in Lee County Video included

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    A car break-in suspect was caught on camera by a Lee County homeowner's surveillance cameras. More>>

    Community gathers to save Garrard Center in final week Video included

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    For more than 40 years, the Garrard Center has been a staple for young girls across Columbus. In a little under a week, it could close its doors for good. The community needs to raise $100,000 to keep it open another year. More>>

    Police: Auburn man stole $12,000 worth of jewelry

    Casey Williams is accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from an Auburn home he visited in early July. Casey Williams is accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from an Auburn home he visited in early July.
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    An Auburn man has been arrested and charged with stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from a home he visited in early July, Auburn police announced Thursday. More>>

    Scott Hill hired as President and CEO of Columbus Regional

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    Scott Hill, has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Regional Health, the company announced Thursday.  More>>

    Birmingham man's penis amputated during circumcision, according to Jefferson County lawsuit Video included

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    The man says he was not warned that a circumcision procedure could lead to a penis amputation.
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    Auburn councilor questions residency of his opponent Video included

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    Only a month before city elections are held in Auburn, a concerned citizen has filed a lawsuit hoping to get one candidate scratched of the ballot. The lawsuit stems from a claim by current councilor Arthur Dowdell who says his opponent Clemon Ward is not ac actual resident of the district. More>>

    Desmonte Leonard accused of having sex with prison guard

    Accused Auburn murder Desmonte Leonard is now accused of having sex with his Montgomery prison guard. Accused Auburn murder Desmonte Leonard is now accused of having sex with his Montgomery prison guard.
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    Accused Auburn murder now accused of having sex with Montgomery prison guard, according to reports.

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    Curtis Newsome found guilty of murdering pregnant Phenix City girlfriend

    Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of killing his pregnant girlfriend Caneya Webb in 2013. Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of killing his pregnant girlfriend Caneya Webb in 2013.
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    Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of murdering his pregnant girlfriend inside her Phenix City apartment in June of 2013, WRBL News 3 media partner The Ledger-Enquirer reports. More>>

    Columbus veterans workshop scheduled for August 6

    Veterans and their families who are in need of assistance are invited to attend veterans workshop. Veterans and their families who are in need of assistance are invited to attend veterans workshop.
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    Veterans and their families is need of assistance are invited to upcoming workshop.

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    Fundraiser planned for 2-year-old Columbus leukemia, stroke survivor

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    Family of 2-year-old boy with leukemia is hosting a fundraiser Thursday.

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    Columbus, River Valley unemployment rate rises

    Vally region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday. In Columbus, the rate was 8.5 percent. Vally region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday. In Columbus, the rate was 8.5 percent.
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    Valley region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday.

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    Nick Marshall's mom pays his marijuana citation

    Nick Marshall spent nearly half an hour with authorities during a traffic stop on June 11. Nick Marshall spent nearly half an hour with authorities during a traffic stop on June 11.
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    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation. More>>

    What do you think of the WIC program?

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    Georgia seeking public input on an assistance program. More>>

    Governor to appoint new Harris County commissioner

    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to appoint new Harris County commissioner to replace convicted commissioner Charles Wyatt. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to appoint new Harris County commissioner to replace convicted commissioner Charles Wyatt.
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    Vacancy open after Charles Wyatt was convicted for bribery and other charges. More>>

    11 local agencies set to get $680,000 in crime prevention grants Video included

    Columbus crime prevention to focus on middle school students as a way to decrese drug and gang activity in Muscogee County. Columbus crime prevention to focus on middle school students as a way to decrese drug and gang activity in Muscogee County.
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    City to distribute near $700,000 in crime prevention fund money, Columbus announced Tuesday. More>>

    Bentley says special legislative session an option

    Gov. Robert Bentley says a special session of the Legislature to address economic incentives to attract industries is an option. More>>

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    • Few Afternoon Storms to Kick off the Week

      Few Afternoon Storms to Kick off the Week

      Sunday, July 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:08:12 GMT
      Slight chance of severe storms south of Columbus Monday AfternoonSlight chance of severe storms south of Columbus Monday Afternoon
      Temperatures soared into the mid-90s across the area today thanks in part to an area of high pressure out west. This high pressure is going to get shoved out of the way by an incoming trough of low pressure. This trough will send a cold front through the Deep South (again!) Monday afternoon.
      Temperatures soared into the mid-90s across the area today thanks in part to an area of high pressure out west. This high pressure is going to get shoved out of the way by an incoming trough of low pressure. This trough will send a cold front through the Deep South (again!) Monday afternoon.
    • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

      Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:06:07 GMT
      Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
      The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.
    • Why all the clouds and rain recently? A Deeper Look.

      Why all the clouds and rain recently? A Deeper Look.

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:06:23 GMT

      Things have felt more like October than July recently. We delve deeper into the meteorology behind this somewhat unusual weather.

      Things have felt more like October than July recently. We delve deeper into the meteorology behind this somewhat unusual weather.

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    • PHOTOS: Opelika Circle K robbed

      PHOTOS: Opelika Circle K robbed

      Friday, July 25 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:30:44 GMT
      Opelika police release images showing Thursday's robbery at a Circle K.Opelika police release images showing Thursday's robbery at a Circle K.

      Opelika police hope someone will recognize robbery suspects and call authorities.

      Opelika police hope someone will recognize robbery suspects and call authorities.

    • Columbus police searching for armed robbery suspect

      Columbus police searching for armed robbery suspect

      Sunday, July 27 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:09:17 GMT
      Columbus police need your help identifying a man who they say robbed two businesses Saturday evening. They say a black man was wearing all black but no mask when he pulled a silver handgun on the cashier at Weems Food Mart on Weems road just around 7 p.m. Saturday night.
      Columbus police need your help identifying a man who they say robbed two businesses Saturday evening. They say a black man was wearing all black but no mask when he pulled a silver handgun on the cashier at Weems Food Mart on Weems road just around 7 p.m. Saturday night.
    • Scott Hill hired as President and CEO of Columbus Regional

      Scott Hill hired as President and CEO of Columbus Regional

      Friday, July 25 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:02:24 GMT
      Scott Hill, has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Regional Health, the company announced Thursday. 
      Scott Hill, has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Regional Health, the company announced Thursday. 
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    • It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

      It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:06:34 GMT
      Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
      Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
    • Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

      Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

      Monday, July 28 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:54:54 GMT
      Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.
      Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.
    • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

      After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

      Monday, July 28 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:07:33 GMT
      After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
      After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up...
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