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    Local businesses help increase comments to save Fort Benning jobs Video included

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    More than 500 letters have been written to the Army encouraging the federal government not to cut the 10,800 proposed jobs. More>>

    Chattahoochee Valley “Purge” is an urban legend, police say

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    Several police department across the Chattahoochee Valley are reassuring concerned citizens that there will be no real-life "purge" after a social media campaign spread across Facebook on Tuesday. More>>

    Jury selection underway in Columbus murder retrial Video included

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    60 potential jurors will have to report back to a Columbus courtroom tomorrow as jury selection continues in the retrial of the man accused of killing then-Muscogee County Superintendent Dr. Jim Burns in 1992.Kareem Lane was 17-years-old when prosecutors say he stabbed Burns inside his home. 20 years later, in 2012, he went on trial for the crime. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial and earlier this year, prosecutors announced plans to retry lane.Today, about 100 potential jurors were ushered ... More>>

    Fort Benning: Louder than normal heavy weapons training this week

    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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    Residents in the Chattahoochee Valley area can expect to hear louder than normal weapons training this week, More>>

    Opelika police will not release report, video of officer-involved shooting

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    The Opelika Police Department announced Tuesday they will not release the investigative report or dash cam video from the officer-involved shooting in March.20-year-old Michael Davidson was shot by an Opelika Police Officer Philip Hancock after a traffic stop on Interstate-85. Authorities say Officer Hancock was responding to a call on the interstate about an erratic driver. Hancock shot Davidson in the stomach when Hancock “perceived a threat” after asking Davidson to put his hands over his ... More>>

    Columbus man sentenced for enticing two minor girls with gifts for sex

    John David Przenkop used gifts and dinner to entice teen girls into having sex with him. John David Przenkop used gifts and dinner to entice teen girls into having sex with him.
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    A Columbus man sentenced after admitting to enticing two female teens with promises of gifts, a shopping spree and dinner in exchange for sex. More>>

    Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor Video included

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    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes... More>>

    An about-face in the first alert forecast

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    About-face! Rain is nearly out and the heat is creeping back into the forecast for several days. The strong surface high pressure out west is building eastward. Keeping all this heat in perspective, you may recall we had only one big hot spell back in June from the 17th through the 21st. Every one of those days were 95° or higher. The first day of the heat spell began with 95° and four were 96°, and one was the first hottest reading this year of 97°. We hit 97° on August 7th and will see ... More>>

    Thousands of dollars of construction equipment stolen in Opelika - again

    This is the second time this month thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment stolen in Opelika. This is the second time this month thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment stolen in Opelika.
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    More construction equipment stolen from an Opelika college construction site, police announce. More>>

    Three arrested for Auburn car break-ins

    Three arrested in Auburn are accused of breaking into at least one car along Frazier Street Sunday, police announced Tuesday. Three arrested in Auburn are accused of breaking into at least one car along Frazier Street Sunday, police announced Tuesday.
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    Auburn police have made more arrests following a string of car break-ins, authorities announced Tuesday. On Sunday, three teens were arrested for breaking into at least one car on Frazier Street Sunday. More>>

    Auburn police arrest two for shoplifting within hours of each other

    Samaria Vanderbilt, of Tuskegee, and Christopher Cottrell, of Auburn, are accused of trying to shoplift in seperate incidents that happened in the same Auburn neighborhood Friday. Samaria Vanderbilt, of Tuskegee, and Christopher Cottrell, of Auburn, are accused of trying to shoplift in seperate incidents that happened in the same Auburn neighborhood Friday.
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    Auburn police arrested two shoplifters after the two individuals hit the same neighborhood within three hours of each other. More>>

    Police: Loachapoka man enters Auburn home, confronts residents

    George Armstrong, of Loachapoka, is accused of breaking into an Auburn home, demanding cell phones from those inside before forcing homeowners into a room. George Armstrong, of Loachapoka, is accused of breaking into an Auburn home, demanding cell phones from those inside before forcing homeowners into a room.
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    George Armstrong, of Loachapoka, is accused of breaking into an Auburn home, demanding cell phones from those inside before forcing homeowners into a room. More>>

    Brita Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

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    Brita is recalling about 242,500 hard-sided water filter bottles for kids. The company says the lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard. Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported. Consumers are advised to stop using this product and contact Brita to receive a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund. Cons... More>>

    Najee Dorsey Exhibit Comes to Columbus

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    Najee Dorsey is bringing his first solo museum show to The Columbus Museum this Thursday, August 21st and it will run until January 4th.The show is called "Leaving Mississippi: Reflections On Heroes and Folklore Works". We did a live interview with him on News 3 Midday to talk about his upcoming exhibit. More>>

    VA employee in Alabama charged with sexual abuse

    A Veterans Administration employee is charged with sexual abuse of a mentally disabled volunteer. More>>

    Judge dismisses ex-Auburn police officer's lawsuit

    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former Auburn police officer who had accused the police department of using a quota system in making traffic stops. More>>

    Ala man gets 35 years in stabbing death, wounding

    A Lee County judge sentenced a man to 35 years in prison for fatally stabbing one man and injuring another last year. More>>

    Overturned gasoline tanker leaked gallons of fuel after Phenix City crash Video included

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    A gasoline tanker carrying between 3,5000 and 7,000 gallons of fuel overturned and leaked gasoline along Summerville Road in Phenix City. As of late Monday night, portions of the road are still closed as crews work to clean-up the spill. More>>

    News 3 Neighbors: Fore Kids Columbus

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    There is a par-3 golf course in Columbus that has been the training ground for many a young golfer down through the years.Today you can find middle and high school golfers volunteering to teach little tikes what they know...all for the love of the game. Godwin Creek Par-3 Golf Course is home to Fore Kids Columbus, a not-for-profit organization that is focused on providing golf instruction to youngsters, but it goes well beyond that. More>>

    Cusseta man arrested for threatening neighbors with gun

    Marcus Godfrey is accused of threatening his Cusseta neighbors with a gun after a dispute. Marcus Godfrey is accused of threatening his Cusseta neighbors with a gun after a dispute.
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    A Cusseta man has been arrested after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a gun Saturday night, Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart told WRBL News 3 Monday. More>>

    Georgia Transportation group learns from Columbus TSPLOST Video included

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    The Georgia Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding came to Columbus Monday to learnhow local tax dollars are being used. The group is made up of 13 state legislators and transportation gurus, and their main goal is to find out how best to save the state money while also improving mobility. Columbus is the second stop on the committee's tour of the state.The focus of the meeting was how the TSPLOSTpenny-tax is funneling $300 million intothe city's infrastructur... More>>

    Chambers County rapist located, arrested for failure to pay fine

    Eddie Joe McCurty was convicted of rape and released from jail in 2009. He was ordered to pay a fine but disappeared after making all the initial payment. He has been relocated and arrested for failure to pay. Eddie Joe McCurty was convicted of rape and released from jail in 2009. He was ordered to pay a fine but disappeared after making all the initial payment. He has been relocated and arrested for failure to pay.
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    A Chambers County man convicted of rape and released from prison years ago as been located and arrested after years of avoiding paying a fine related to his 2001 conviction. More>>

    Jury selection in Kareem Lane case begins Tuesday

    Kareem Lane will face a new trial starting August 25 in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday. Kareem Lane will face a new trial starting August 25 in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday.
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    Lane is accused of killing Muscogee County school superintendent Jim Burns in 1992. He will face a new trial after a 2002 trial ended in a hung jury. More>>

    Longtime Phenix City Councilman Arthur Sumbry, Sr. dies

    Arthur Sumbry, Sr., who died Monday, spent nearly 30 years on the Phenix City council. Arthur Sumbry, Sr., who died Monday, spent nearly 30 years on the Phenix City council.
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    Arthur Sumbry, Sr., who served as a Phenix City councilman for nearly three decades, has died at the age of 73, the City of Phenix City announced Monday. More>>

    Muscogee County Correctional Officer arrested, will be fired

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    The Muscogee County Sheriff says a correctional officer who worked at the Muscogee County Jail was arrested after a domestic issue with his girlfriend.36-year-old Keith Searcy is charged with Aggravated Assault (FV), Kidnapping (FV), and Criminal Trespass.Searcy was arrested after a dispute at a home on 23rd Street in Columbus early Sunday morning. Sheriff John Darr says he turned himself in and has since made bond.Darr says Searcy will be fired. He has worked with the sheriff's office for le... More>>

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    • An about-face in the first alert forecast

      An about-face in the first alert forecast

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:22:19 GMT
      About-face! Rain is nearly out and the heat is creeping back into the forecast for several days. The strong surface high pressure out west is building eastward. Keeping all this heat in perspective, you may recall we had only one big hot spell back in June from the 17th through the 21st. Every one of those days were 95° or higher. The first day of the heat spell began with 95° and four were 96°, and one was the first hottest reading this year of 97°. We hit 97° on August 7th and will see ...
      About-face! Rain is nearly out and the heat is creeping back into the forecast for several days. The strong surface high pressure out west is building eastward. Keeping all this heat in perspective, you may recall we had only one big hot spell back in June from the 17th through the 21st. Every one of those days were 95° or higher. The first day of the heat spell began with 95° and four were 96°, and one was the first hottest reading this year of 97°. We hit 97° on August 7th and will see ...
    • Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

      Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:44:39 GMT
      Flooding from heavy monsoon season rains in the Phoenix area forced authorities on Tuesday to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists...
      Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state.
    • Heating things up

      Heating things up

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:50:16 GMT
      The main shower and thunderstorm show has been near Eufaula and Cuthbert this afternoon. Those north of there haven’t seen much in the way of rain just yet, but a few more storms are possible as the afternoon wears on. Another weak impulse of energy will roll through the region tomorrow before we start to dry out and warm up big time.
      The main shower and thunderstorm show has been near Eufaula and Cuthbert this afternoon. Those north of there haven’t seen much in the way of rain just yet, but a few more storms are possible as the afternoon wears on. Another weak impulse of energy will roll through the region tomorrow before we start to dry out and warm up big time.
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    • Overturned gasoline tanker leaked gallons of fuel after Phenix City crash

      Overturned gasoline tanker leaked gallons of fuel after Phenix City crash

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-08-19 04:26:08 GMT
      A gasoline tanker carrying between 3,5000 and 7,000 gallons of fuel overturned and leaked gasoline along Summerville Road in Phenix City. As of late Monday night, portions of the road are still closed as crews work to clean-up the spill.
      A gasoline tanker carrying between 3,5000 and 7,000 gallons of fuel overturned and leaked gasoline along Summerville Road in Phenix City. As of late Monday night, portions of the road are still closed as crews work to clean-up the spill.
    • Cusseta man arrested for threatening neighbors with gun

      Cusseta man arrested for threatening neighbors with gun

      Monday, August 18 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:59:39 GMT
      Marcus Godfrey is accused of threatening his Cusseta neighbors with a gun after a dispute.Marcus Godfrey is accused of threatening his Cusseta neighbors with a gun after a dispute.
      A Cusseta man has been arrested after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a gun Saturday night, Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart told WRBL News 3 Monday.
      A Cusseta man has been arrested after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a gun Saturday night, Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart told WRBL News 3 Monday.
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    • Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

      Dan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:44:56 GMT
      A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.
      Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan held a lead in early primary returns in the fight to be the Republican candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.
    • Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

      Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:44:22 GMT
      Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
      Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people...
    • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

      Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-20 06:35:59 GMT
      The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters have again clashed with police in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
      Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes...
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    • Overturned gasoline tanker leaked gallons of fuel after Phenix City crash

      Overturned gasoline tanker leaked gallons of fuel after Phenix City crash

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-08-19 04:26:08 GMT
      A gasoline tanker carrying between 3,5000 and 7,000 gallons of fuel overturned and leaked gasoline along Summerville Road in Phenix City. As of late Monday night, portions of the road are still closed as crews work to clean-up the spill.
      A gasoline tanker carrying between 3,5000 and 7,000 gallons of fuel overturned and leaked gasoline along Summerville Road in Phenix City. As of late Monday night, portions of the road are still closed as crews work to clean-up the spill.
    • Cousin arraigned in murder of Russell County teen

      Cousin arraigned in murder of Russell County teen

      Friday, August 15 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:24:22 GMT
      Christian Grissom, accused of killing his 19-year-old cousin in Russell County on August 8, made his first Alabama court appearance Friday after returning from New York.Christian Grissom, accused of killing his 19-year-old cousin in Russell County on August 8, made his first Alabama court appearance Friday after returning from New York.
      Christian Grissom, the man accused of murdering his second cousin Keonte Chavis before fleeing to New York, was arranged this morning in a Russell County courtroom on one count murder.
      Christian Grissom, the man accused of murdering his second cousin Keonte Chavis before fleeing to New York, was arranged this morning in a Russell County courtroom on one count murder.
    • Motorcyclist "okay" after Fort Mitchell crash

      Motorcyclist "okay" after Fort Mitchell crash

      Thursday, August 14 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:06:19 GMT
      A motorcyclist escaped serious injury after a crash in Fort Mitchell Thursday afternoon.A motorcyclist escaped serious injury after a crash in Fort Mitchell Thursday afternoon.
      A motorcyclist is alert and okay after a Fort Mitchell crash late Thursday afternoon, an Alabama State Trooper on the scene of the crashtells WRBL News 3.
      A motorcyclist is alert and okay after a Fort Mitchell crash late Thursday afternoon, an Alabama State Trooper on the scene of the crashtells WRBL News 3.
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