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    Hundreds raise awareness about suicide prevention

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

    UPDATE: Police investigate shooting at North Columbus apartment complex

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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Community honors local veterans on 9/11 Video included

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    Columbus honored local veterans in remembrance of 9/11 Thursday. 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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    Uptown Columbus zipline to open Saturday

    The Uptown Columbus Zipline and Blue Heron Adventure course is set to open Saturday. The Uptown Columbus Zipline and Blue Heron Adventure course is set to open Saturday.
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    Prices have been announced ahead of Saturday's anticipated opening of the Uptown Columbus zipline and Blue Heron Adventure course. 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>>

    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>>

    1.2 million smoke and combo carbon monoxide alarms recalled due to failure

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    Kidde is recalling about 1.2 million hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The company says the alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage. No injuries have been reported.Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement smoke or combination smoke/CO alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replaceme... 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>>

    Chattahoochee Valley remembers September 11 Video included

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    The Chattahoochee River Valley area is pausing to remember the events of September 11th thirteen years later. More>>

    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>>

    Crawford man pleads guilty to killing his brother

    Larry Smith shot his brother with a shotgun after the two got into an altercation at their sister-in-law's house Larry Smith shot his brother with a shotgun after the two got into an altercation at their sister-in-law's house
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    An Russell County man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his brother in a family dispute. More>>

    Pistorius: How the verdict is being delivered Video included

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    Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is not being delivered so simply. More>>

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time Video included

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    Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless... More>>

    Coleman Recalls Inflatable Rubber River Tubes sold at Walmart

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    The Coleman Company is recalling its Inflatable Rubber River Tubes because contact with the tube can cause skin irritation. So far the company has received 24 reports of consumers with skin irritation after contact with the tube. The recall involves about 20,500 black Sevylor brand River Racer inflatable rubber tubes. The d tubes are 36 inches in diameter and about 15 inches tall. Each tube seats one person. The tubes... More>>

    Clean water debate affects Chattahoochee River Video included

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    Lawmakers in Washington are fighting a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that affects the Chattahoochee River. The Clean Water Act, which was passed in 1972, addresses pollution in the nation's waterways.The EPA's new proposed rule is the result of a collaborative study with the US Army Corps of Engineers. More>>

    Auburn tree poisoner has paid $99 in restitution

    Court documents obtained and published Wednesday by Auburn University's student newspaper shows Harvey Updyke has paid less than a $100 toward his restitution. Court documents obtained and published Wednesday by Auburn University's student newspaper shows Harvey Updyke has paid less than a $100 toward his restitution.
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    The University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees has paid only $99 toward restitution. More>>

    Lumpkin fire kills woman

    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.
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    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. More>>

    Official: Burning candle started Ladonia fire

    No injuries were reported after a candle caused a fire inside a Ladonia home near Phenix City Wednesday. No injuries were reported after a candle caused a fire inside a Ladonia home near Phenix City Wednesday.
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    A candle burning inside a Ladonia home Wednesday is believed to have stated a fire that spread throughout the home's bedroom, an official tells WRBL News 3. More>>

    Thousands expected for funeral of S. Truett Cathy

    Thousands of people are expected to attend a public funeral for Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. He died early Monday at 93. More>>

    More snake sightings reported across Chattahoochee Valley Video included

    Oxbow Meadows is home to dozens of different kinds of snakes, including some that are found in the Chattahoochee Valley area. Oxbow Meadows is home to dozens of different kinds of snakes, including some that are found in the Chattahoochee Valley area.
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    Snake-sightings are on the rise across the Chattahoochee Valley as a result of the relatively cool summer. More>>

    Local doctors prepare for Enterovirus D-68 Video included

    Doctors explain that Enterovirus D-68 may look like the common cold Doctors explain that Enterovirus D-68 may look like the common cold
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    Doctors in Georgia and Alabama are on high alert as kids across the country have begun developing a mysterious respiratory illness.More than 1,000 children have been hospitalized in the past few weeks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have tested a few dozen cases in Missouri and Illinois, which prove to be Enterovirus D-68. They say there are likely many more, but the testing process is difficult, and the line gets longer as more kids get sick.Both Georgia and Alabama are among... More>>

    Apple iPhone 6 to ship September 19 Video included

    Apple could be announcing a new iPhone and other devices during a product announcement at 1p et Tuesday. Apple could be announcing a new iPhone and other devices during a product announcement at 1p et Tuesday.
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    Apple set to make a product announcement at 1p et Tuesday. It could be a new iPhone, a new wearable accessories or something else entirely. More>>

    New poll shows Perdue over Nunn in Georgia Senate race

    New WRBL News 3 / Ledger-Enquirer / PMB Broadcasting poll carried out by GaPundit.com show Georgia governor and senate race remains neck and neck ahead of November election. New WRBL News 3 / Ledger-Enquirer / PMB Broadcasting poll carried out by GaPundit.com show Georgia governor and senate race remains neck and neck ahead of November election.
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    A new CBS News / New York Times / YouGov poll shows David Perdue with a slight lead over Michelle Nunn in November's election for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat. More>>

    Memories of Chick-Fil-A Founder Truett Cathy

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    Some of you are remembering Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy by sending in your pictures with him including my own family. The Turner Family sent ina photo from August 28th, 2004. The photo was taken during the S. Truett Cathy Post Ofice Renaming Ceremony in Jonesboro, Georgia.Another photo came from one of my sister's who was proud to show this photo of her and Cathy. He even autographed it for her. The photo was taken back on July 26th, 2002 at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the Atlanta area. ... More>>

    McKoon kicks off reelection campaign

    Senator Josh McKoon kicked off his reelection campaign in Columbus Monday. Senator Josh McKoon kicked off his reelection campaign in Columbus Monday.
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    Senator Josh McKoon kicked off his bid for re-election Monday in his hometown of Columbus Monday. More>>

    Emory hospital to treat American Ebola patient

    Another American infected with Ebola while working in West Africa is on the way to Atlanta for treatment. More>>

    Tenants try to move on after fire destroys apartment complex Video included

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    Tenants of a South Columbus apartment complex are trying to move on after a massive fire destroyed their homes just a few nights ago. News 3 was first on the scene and first on the air early Saturday morning as flames shot into the air at the Sagefield Apartments on 32nd Avenue.
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    Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

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    First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats. More>>

    Teen arrested for breaking into Auburn car

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    An teen has been arrested and charged with breaking into a vehicle parked outside an Auburn home Saturday, police announced Monday. More>>

    Lanett Police: Thousands of dollars stolen from car wash

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    Lanett Police are looking for a man they say stole thousands of dollars from the JJ Supersonic Car Wash in July.Police say the money was reported stolen from the machines at the car wash after the suspect breaks the lights. The man was wearing a purple shirt, camo shorts, and black boots with purple laces. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Colley at 334-644-5227. More>>

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    • Cooler weather on the way

      Cooler weather on the way

      Sunday, September 14 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:39:18 GMT
      More scattered showers and storms roamed our area this afternoon, mainly north and east of Columbus. However, a few showers were able to get going in Columbus around 6:30 this evening, but those are long gone. Tomorrow will feature another day with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 and a chance of scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. A cold front will push into the southeast late Monday night and ease on through early Tuesday afternoon. 
      More scattered showers and storms roamed our area this afternoon, mainly north and east of Columbus. However, a few showers were able to get going in Columbus around 6:30 this evening, but those are long gone. Tomorrow will feature another day with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 and a chance of scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. A cold front will push into the southeast late Monday night and ease on through early Tuesday afternoon. 
    • New tropical depression forms off Cape Verde

      New tropical depression forms off Cape Verde

      A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic, west of the Cape Verde Islands, and could become a tropical storm within a day.
      A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic, west of the Cape Verde Islands, and could become a tropical storm within a day.
    • 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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    • 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.

    • Central runs over Lee, 43-14

      Central runs over Lee, 43-14

      Thursday, September 11 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:46:12 GMT
       The Central Red Devils moved to 4-0 in Jamey DuBose's first season on the sideline, 2-0 in region 2-7A, beating Lee-Montgomery, 43-14, Thursday night.
       The Central Red Devils moved to 4-0 in Jamey DuBose's first season on the sideline, 2-0 in region 2-7A, beating Lee-Montgomery, 43-14, Thursday night.
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    • Photo Slideshow: Miss Georgia Pageant 2013 Contestants

      Photo Slideshow: Miss Georgia Pageant 2013 Contestants

      Wednesday, June 18 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-06-18 20:30:54 GMT
      Meet the 2013 Miss Georgia Pageant contests and be sure to watch them compete live here on WRBL.com!
      Meet the 2013 Miss Georgia Pageant contests and be sure to watch them compete live here on WRBL.com!
    • UPDATE: Police investigate shooting at North Columbus apartment complex

      UPDATE: Police investigate shooting at North Columbus apartment complex

      Saturday, September 13 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-13 22:33:56 GMT
      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.
      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.
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      Watch "News 3 Midday" live on your computer and smartphone
      Watch "News 3 Midday" live on your computer and smartphone
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    • Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

      Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

      Monday, September 15 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:20:35 GMT
      Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
      Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
    • Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

      Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

      Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:01:44 GMT
      After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack...
      After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants...
    • Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

      Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

      Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:11 GMT
      An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure.
      Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
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    • 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.
    • Phenix City car theft suspect wanted after Columbus chase

      Phenix City car theft suspect wanted after Columbus chase

      Monday, September 8 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-09-08 17:52:03 GMT
      This red Honda Civic was stolen from Phenix City and later ditched in Columbus after hitting a brick wall, police said Monday morning. The search for the suspect continues.This red Honda Civic was stolen from Phenix City and later ditched in Columbus after hitting a brick wall, police said Monday morning. The search for the suspect continues.

      Man accused of stealing car from Phenix City and ditching it in Columbus after hitting brick wall. Search for suspect continues.

      Man accused of stealing car from Phenix City and ditching it in Columbus after hitting brick wall. Search for suspect continues.

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