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    Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking Video included

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    Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

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    Eufaula Avenue expansion possibility angers residents Video included

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    Some folks in Eufaula are upset with the Alabama Department of Transportation. They say the state wants to widen the historic Eufaula Avenue, which you might know from the many antebellum homes that line the highway.   More>>

    Democratic candidates for U.S. senate seat face off Video included

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    3 democratic candidates, running for the soon to be open U.S. senate seat in Georgia, faced off Wednesday evening in a live debate at CSU's Riverside Theater Complex. Doctor Branko Radulovacki, former state senator Steen Miles, and Columbus resident, Todd Robinson went head to head. The 4th candidate, Michelle Nunn, did not participate. More>>

    Another bonus round, sun and 80s

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    Short term:High pressure will keep us above average, with readings remaining in the lower to mid 80s until early next week. A weak front will swing through the region early Friday, with only a very slight chance of an early sprinkle or brief shower before it clears by Friday afternoon. Weekend:The remnants of this front over the weekend will leave a weak boundary (or some low level moisture or humidity) to pop-up a few fair weather clouds, possibly a stray shower can occur from some daytim... More>>

    Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old girl from Mississippi

    Police are searching for (pictured left to right) Donald Boyd Harris, Maliah Harris and Allison Studdard. Police are searching for (pictured left to right) Donald Boyd Harris, Maliah Harris and Allison Studdard.
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    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continue to search for her sibling.
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    On-Demand: Democratic debate for Georgia's US Senate seat Video included

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    Watch as candidates for Georgia's United States Senate seat debate in Columbus. More>>

    Name of Seale murder victim released Video included

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    Eric Tunnell Anderson, 23, was found dead in a trailer home Tuesday afternoon, according to Sheriff Taylor. Taylor tells News 3 that Anderson was renting a trailer home on Avalon Circle in Seale. More>>

    Columbus electricity restored after brief power outage

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    An estimated 2,500 Georgia Power customers briefly lost power Wednesday after an equipment malfunction. More>>

    Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

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    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. More>>

    More guilty pleas planned in dog fighting probe

    Eight of the 14 people arrested in a multi-state dog fighting investigation have filed court papers saying they want to plead guilty. More>>

    Lee County authorities recover $25,000 in stolen items

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    Opelika man Tevin Stinson, 20, has been arrested in connection with $25,000 of stolen items, according to a news release by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.Lee and Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators searched Stinson’s home on Bull Durham Street in Opelika and found multiple firearms, flat screen televisions, gaming systems, compound bows with arrows, jewelry and other electronic devices. The majority of the property was determined to have been reported stolen during multiple burglaries in A... More>>

    Auburn University offering reward after campus threats Video included

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    Auburn University's Haley Center has been temporarily evacuated after a bomb threat, according to an emergency message posted on the school's Web site.Surrounding buildings are not affected. The public is advised to avoid Haley Center until further notice.**This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL.com and News 3 for updates. More>>

    Opelika police looking for man using counterfeit bills

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    Opelika police are searching for aman who made purchases using counterfeit money.On March 22, the suspect made two separate purchases at Target using two $100 counterfeit bills. Loss prevention officers reported the man.He is described as a black male, about 5'8" weighing around 180 pounds.Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. More>>

    Suspect wanted for 24th St shooting

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    Columbus police are searching Kenderrick MarquiseHill for Aggravated Assault in connection with a Saturday shootingat 24th Streetand 14th Avenue that sent a man and woman to the hospital.Hill is considered armed and dangerous.Police say he is 6'2" and weighs 180 pounds. He has multiple tattoos including tear drops beneath his right eye, the word "thug" on his right arm and the word "Barbara" on his left arm. He also has a scar on the right sidehis forehead.Anyone with information should call ... More>>

    On-Demand: Watch the Columbus mayoral debate Video included

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    Video clips from the 2014 mayoral debate between Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Colin Martin.
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    Early voting for May 20 primary begins April 28

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    Early voting for the May 20 primary elections begin Monday, April 28. There are a number of locations you can visit to vote in Muscogee County. Their hours vary, so we have listed all the information for you below:04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,FCity Services Center 3111 Citizens Way Columbus, GA 31906 04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,F Columbus Baptist Association 3679 Steam Mill Road Columbus, GA 31906 04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 11:00 AM - ... More>>

    AL Driver License services to go down for database conversion

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    The Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division has scheduled a database conversion the last weekend of April.The conversion willaffect all systems, including online services, which will be shut down from 5 p.m. Fri.,April 25, to 8 a.m. Wed., April 30. During that time, Driver License examining offices across the state will be unable to issue, renew or reinstate driver licenses and non-driver ident... More>>

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    • Another bonus round, sun and 80s

      Another bonus round, sun and 80s

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:56:17 GMT
      Short term:High pressure will keep us above average, with readings remaining in the lower to mid 80s until early next week. A weak front will swing through the region early Friday, with only a very slight chance of an early sprinkle or brief shower before it clears by Friday afternoon. Weekend:The remnants of this front over the weekend will leave a weak boundary (or some low level moisture or humidity) to pop-up a few fair weather clouds, possibly a stray shower can occur from some daytim...
      Short term:High pressure will keep us above average, with readings remaining in the lower to mid 80s until early next week. A weak front will swing through the region early Friday, with only a very slight chance of an early sprinkle or brief shower before it clears by Friday afternoon. Weekend:The remnants of this front over the weekend will leave a weak boundary (or some low level moisture or humidity) to pop-up a few fair weather clouds, possibly a stray shower can occur from some daytim...
    • Spring warmth takes over

      Spring warmth takes over

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:29:33 GMT
      We've had an abundance of spring rain lately, and now it's time for a bit of sunshine and a stretch of warm temperatures.
      We've had an abundance of spring rain lately, and now it's time for a bit of sunshine and a stretch of warm temperatures.
    • Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

      Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

      Monday, April 7 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:37:01 GMT
      After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
      After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
    • Web Poll

    • Who do you think won the Columbus debate featuring candidates for US Senate?

    • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

      Dr. Branko Radulovacki
      20%
      1 vote
      Steen Miles
      60%
      3 votes
      Todd Robinson
      20%
      1 vote
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    • Democratic candidates for U.S. senate seat face off

      Democratic candidates for U.S. senate seat face off

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:27:16 GMT
      3 democratic candidates, running for the soon to be open U.S. senate seat in Georgia, faced off Wednesday evening in a live debate at CSU's Riverside Theater Complex. Doctor Branko Radulovacki, former state senator Steen Miles, and Columbus resident, Todd Robinson went head to head. The 4th candidate, Michelle Nunn, did not participate.
      3 democratic candidates, running for the soon to be open U.S. senate seat in Georgia, faced off Wednesday evening in a live debate at CSU's Riverside Theater Complex. Doctor Branko Radulovacki, former state senator Steen Miles, and Columbus resident, Todd Robinson went head to head. The 4th candidate, Michelle Nunn, did not participate.
    • On-Demand: Democratic debate for Georgia's US Senate seat

      On-Demand: Democratic debate for Georgia's US Senate seat

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:16:02 GMT
      Watch as candidates for Georgia's United States Senate seat debate in Columbus.
      Watch as candidates for Georgia's United States Senate seat debate in Columbus.
    • Submit your questions for the Democratic U.S. Senate Debate

      Submit your questions for the Democratic U.S. Senate Debate

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:53:13 GMT
      Submit your questions for the democratic candidates for Georgia's open U.S. senate seat.
      Submit your questions for the democratic candidates for Georgia's open U.S. senate seat.
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    • April Mugshots

      April Mugshots

      Thursday, April 10 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:54:25 GMT

      April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

      April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

    • Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking

      Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:46:33 GMT

      Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

      Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

    • Name of Seale murder victim released

      Name of Seale murder victim released

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:53:49 GMT
      Eric Tunnell Anderson, 23, was found dead in a trailer home Tuesday afternoon, according to Sheriff Taylor. Taylor tells News 3 that Anderson was renting a trailer home on Avalon Circle in Seale.
      Eric Tunnell Anderson, 23, was found dead in a trailer home Tuesday afternoon, according to Sheriff Taylor. Taylor tells News 3 that Anderson was renting a trailer home on Avalon Circle in Seale.
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    • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

      Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:44:40 GMT
      The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
      The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
    • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

      Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:44:38 GMT
      The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.
      The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.
    • Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

      Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:35:57 GMT
      A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.
      After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.
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