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    A Columbus police officer was attacked near his Smiths Station home Wednesday. This is the second time in two months this same officer was been attacked near his home. A Columbus police officer was attacked near his Smiths Station home Wednesday. This is the second time in two months this same officer was been attacked near his home.

    Columbus police officer attacked in Smiths Station again

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    The same Columbus police officer was attacked near his home in Smiths Station for the second time in two months, authorities confirm to WRBL News 3. More>>

    Update: Smiths Station school evacuated after gas leak

    No injuries reported after gas leak at Smiths Station Freshman Center. No injuries reported after gas leak at Smiths Station Freshman Center.
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    The Smiths Station Freshman Center was evacuated Wednesday morning after a gas leak on campus, a Lee County schools spokesperson confirmed. No injuries were reported. 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    The August heat takes over

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    The big story in our weather over the next week will be the heat and humidity, as a shift in the weather pattern brings an upper air high pressure dome to the Southeast that is likely to stay awhile. 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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

    List of all eight TSPLOST projects List of all eight TSPLOST projects
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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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    • The August heat takes over

      The August heat takes over

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:01:28 GMT
      The big story in our weather over the next week will be the heat and humidity, as a shift in the weather pattern brings an upper air high pressure dome to the Southeast that is likely to stay awhile.
      The big story in our weather over the next week will be the heat and humidity, as a shift in the weather pattern brings an upper air high pressure dome to the Southeast that is likely to stay awhile.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • Chattahoochee Valley “Purge” is an urban legend, police say

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

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:51:03 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • Nick Saban, Crimson Tide, take ALS ice bucket challenge

      Nick Saban, Crimson Tide, take ALS ice bucket challenge

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:02:05 GMT
      Nick Saban is all wet.
      Nick Saban is all wet.
    • Najee Dorsey Exhibit Comes to Columbus

      Najee Dorsey Exhibit Comes to Columbus

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:12:40 GMT
      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.
      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.
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    • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

      George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:33:56 GMT
      Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
      Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

      Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:46:05 GMT
      The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
      Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
    • Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

      Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:56 GMT
      Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
      As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made his way to Ferguson on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether the police officer...
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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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