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    WRBL PrepZone high school football scores Video included

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    Latest in-game and final high school football scores from across the Chattahoochee River valley area.

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    Teacher appeals layoff at MCSD tribunal hearing Video included

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    A laid off Muscogee County school teacher is trying to get her job back during a tribunal hearing. LaQuita Buckner was let go on July 11th after serving the school district for 18 years. More>>

    PrepZone Webcast: Week One

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    The team previews week one's match-ups including Carver vs. Spencer at Memorial, Opelika vs. Auburn and Central vs. Harris County. More>>

    Bloody details revealed in Columbus murder suspect’s court hearing Video included

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    Police say the man accused of killing a Columbus woman and her baby was covered with blood when police pulled him over hours after the bodies were found.Brandon Conner had his first court hearing on Friday. Detectives testified on how they connected Conner, 35, to the murders.The remains of Rosella Mitchell and her son Dylan Conner were found in a home on Winifred Lane after a fire last Thursday. Officials say Mitchell was stabbed with a knife multiple times before the fire.Police say several... More>>

    3 injured after tractor-trailer overturns in Phenix City Video included

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    Two tractor-trailers collided Friday morning in Phenix City.It happened on US-431 near Chattahoochee Valley Community College.Officials say a tractor-trailer carrying recycled cans flipped over- after it couldn't stop at a red light. The semi then slammed into a car and a logging truck. Crews cleaned up the cans that spilled onto the highway as traffic backed up for miles. Nothing spilled from the logging truck. 3 people were sent to the hospital--but no one was seriously injured. More>>

    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

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    Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. More>>

    LABOR DAY: Clouds increase, tracking a few afternoon storms; more heat

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    We are still monitoring a broad area of circulation across the western Gulf of Mexico. This surge of moisture will increase our humidity, adding to uncomfortable conditions at times. This surface high pressure will continue to heat us up each afternoon, with higher heat index values lifting near the century mark. The typical daytime heating will trigger isolated showers and storms too, with this surplus of moisture. More>>

    Cool School: Glenwood Video included

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    Glenwood is teaching kids the importance of a "hand written letter" through a student-run post office.11 students meet twice a week after school to sort and deliver the mail that any student, parent, or teacher can write and drop off in a mailbox in the front of the school. The mail is then delivered to the classrooms 3 times a week. Last year, students were sworn in by the Smiths Station Post Master- but not before they could prove they could handle the job.“Those who scored 80% on the onlin... More>>

    City manager responds to Auburn election controversy Video included

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    The people have spoken and elected a new city councilman for Ward 1 in Auburn but the losing incumbent says there is some foul play involved. It started with residency claims and has grown to voter fraud as ousted Ward 1 councilor Arthur Dowdell tries to reclaim his seat. More>>

    Columbus Chamber recognizes small businesses

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    The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce recognized entrepreneurial excellence Thursday night at its annual Small Business Awards Ceremony. Several hundred attended the ceremony at the Rivermill Event Center. Colby Cardin acted as the volunteer chairman of Small Business Week for the Chamber which culminated with the awards ceremony. More>>

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

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    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in... More>>

    Eight Auburn students test positive for tuberculosis infection

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    Eight Auburn University students have tested positive for the tuberculosis infection, the Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday. More>>

    Search continues in Columbus for LaGrange murder suspect

    Devonte Thorpe is wanted for the murder of Dejerius Hardnett in LaGrange. He is beleived to now be in the Columbus area. Devonte Thorpe is wanted for the murder of Dejerius Hardnett in LaGrange. He is beleived to now be in the Columbus area.
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    Authorities continue searching for Devonte Thorpe. He is wanted for a LaGrange murder and is now believed to the in the Columbus area. More>>

    VIDEO: News 3, Kissin' take Ice bucket challenge for Greenville coach

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    WRBL News 3 and Kissin' 99.3 ice bucket  challenge raised $600 for ALS research in the name of former Greenville High Coach Jeremy Williams.

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    Trial date set for murder-for-hire case

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    The trial date for Lisa Graham is set for February 17, 2015. More>>

    Health Watch: Walmart to open health care clinic Friday in Columbus

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    Walmart's slogan “Always low Prices” may be echoed by patients soon. The retail giant is getting into the health care business. The Walmart Care Clinic is set to open Friday inside the Walmart Supercenter on Whittlesey. Patients pay 40 dollars for a visit, Walmart employees pay 4 dollars to see a licensed nurse practitioner.Some of the services offered include diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, pr... More>>

    Tunnel approved under rail tracks on Buena Vista Road Video included

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    Driving down Buena Vista Road can be a headache, but not for much longer. As News 3's Naomi Keitt explains, city council approved a plan to tunnel underneath the railroad tracks at the busy "spider-web" intersection. More>>

    "Person of Interest" named in Meriwether County homicide investigation

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    Meriwether County Sheriff's officials have named a person of interest in a homicide investigation.The body of Tommy Ogletree, 62 was discovered on Friday, August 22, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m. in a Callaway Road home. He had been shot.A warrant was issued for Christopher Dion Barner, 26, of Newnan, GA. Investigators have arrested him charging him with theft of Ogletree's 1998 Lexus ES300 car. They say Barner was... More>>

    "Worm" arrested in teen murder investigation

    Terrance Streeter, who also goes by "Worm," arrested on assault charges Terrance Streeter, who also goes by "Worm," arrested on assault charges
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    Columbus police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a teenager. Terrance Streeter, who goes by the nickname "Worm," was arrested Wednesday, and charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

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    Lanett Police search for armed robbery suspect

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    The Lanett Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a white female suspect connected to an armed robbery. More>>

    UPDATE: LaGrange police identify suspect in Dawn Drive murder Video included

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    LaGrange police are investigating the murder of Dejerius Hardnett, who succumbed to injuries sustained from a Sunday assault, police announced Monday. More>>

    18-wheelers ahead of the curve of technology Video included

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    The automotive industry is making cars of the future,with features like automatic parking, automatic braking, radars and cameras being installed on many new models, but big trucks in Columbus are also getting technological advances that will help keep the drivers, and you, safe on the road. More>>

    Auburn fans encouraged to take heat precautions

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    The Auburn University Athletics Department is encouraging fans to take precautions to keep themselves safe in the heat and to enjoy the gameday experience. More>>

    Stolen car suspect flees Opelika police after chase

    Opelika police are looking for this man that got into a car and stole it earlier this month. Opelika police are looking for this man that got into a car and stole it earlier this month.
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    Opelika police are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who got away after a chase earlier this month, the police department announced Tuesday. More>>

    Fort Benning releases September heavy weapons firing training schedule

    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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    Fort Benning officials have released the post's latest firing schedule, which could bring smoke and loud sounds to portions of the Columbus community into October. More>>

    Opelika man to receive Medal of Honor

    Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15. Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15.
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    Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15. More>>

    Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist Video included

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    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be... More>>

    Body cameras increase accountability, West Point police say Video included

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    Many have called for law enforcement to wear body cameras to increase accountability, especially after the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.The West Point Police department answered that call last December. They've been using the cameras for about eight months and they say they've liked the results so far. They're even encouraging other departments across the country to invest in the cameras.“It's there, if the body camera is on and it's running, it's going to capture what's going on, it's going t... More>>

    Murder suspect turns himself in after Columbus mom, baby found dead in house fire Video included

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    The man suspected of killing a Columbus mother and baby found after a house fire last week has turned himself in to police, his attorney tells News 3.Defense Attorney Mark Shelnutt tells News 3 that Brandon Conner, 35, turned himself in late Tuesday night after police named him a suspect in the death of Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old son Dylan Conner.Remains believed to be that of Mitchell and her 6-month-old son were found after a house fire at 1324 Winifred Lane last Thursday. Mitchel... More>>

    2014 Auburn City Council Election Unofficial Results

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    Unofficial results of the 2014 Regular Municipal Election have been reported by the city after Tuesday's election.Results show that Celmon Byrd upset incumbent Arthur Dowdell in Ward 1, Beth Witten beat Wendell McLain to replace Tom Worden in Ward 3, Lynda Tremaine defeated incumbent Robin Kelley in Ward 5 and incumbent Dick Phelan beat Bradford Donnelly in Ward 6.Below are the unofficial results:Ward 1Machine #1Machine #2AbsenteeTotalPercentByrd2460425063%Dowdell1470014737%Ward 3Machine #1Ma... More>>

    Woodrow Lowe addresses Phenix City school board over firing Video included

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    Former Central High School football coach Woodrow Lowe addressed the Phenix City school board Tuesday for the first time since his controversial firing in May. More>>

    Gov. Deal seeking to allow computer courses as core credit

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.
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    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. More>>

    Columbus cyclist injured in hit and run asking for public's help to find suspect Video included

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    A hit and run victim is asking for help finding the motorcyclist that hit him while he was riding his bike a few weeks ago, and left him injured on the side of the road.Steven Blankenship says he was riding his bike on South Lumpkin Road when he made a left turn signal with his arm to turn onto the Columbus Water Works access road. He says when he stuck his arm out, a motorcycle hit his arm and sent him flying into the intersection.“There were two cars behind me that slowed down for me to tur... More>>

    News 3 Neighbors: Columbus hosts Georgia Rotary students

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    Whitewater Express had a definite international flavor Sunday morning. Students from 21 countries prepared to make a splash rafting on the Chattahoochee. The 51 students are members of the Georgia Rotary Student Program which brings students to the U.S. for a year to further their college education. Each student has a host Rotary Club that takes them under their wing. More>>

    Things to know before renting your home for football season

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    The City of Auburn has released a list of things you should know before renting out your home for football season. More>>

    Mayor Teresa Tomlinson responds to Columbus' recent violent crimes Video included

    Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who is traveling overseas on a city trip, has sent a statement to WRBL News 3 about Columbus' recent violent crimes. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who is traveling overseas on a city trip, has sent a statement to WRBL News 3 about Columbus' recent violent crimes.
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     Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is responding to recent violent crimes in the Columbus area and scheduling a peace rally. More>>

    LIVE: Kareem Lane retrial in 1992 Columbus superintendent murder case

    Kareem Lane faces a trial starting in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Kareem Lane faces a trial starting in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns.
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    The retrial of Kareem Lane - the man accused of murdering Columbus schools superintendent Jim Burns in 1992 - began Monday. Live updates from the courtroom. More>>

    Murder victim's mother raises money for anti-violence program Video included

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    The mother of Columbus' 15th murder victim is speaking out hoping to raise funds to begin an anti-violence program in the community. Christopher Jones was just 16 years old when he was shot in the head and killed just a few days ago on Winston Road. More>>

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    • LABOR DAY: Clouds increase, tracking a few afternoon storms; more heat

      LABOR DAY: Clouds increase, tracking a few afternoon storms; more heat

      Friday, August 29 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:36:02 GMT
      We are still monitoring a broad area of circulation across the western Gulf of Mexico. This surge of moisture will increase our humidity, adding to uncomfortable conditions at times. This surface high pressure will continue to heat us up each afternoon, with higher heat index values lifting near the century mark. The typical daytime heating will trigger isolated showers and storms too, with this surplus of moisture.
      We are still monitoring a broad area of circulation across the western Gulf of Mexico. This surge of moisture will increase our humidity, adding to uncomfortable conditions at times. This surface high pressure will continue to heat us up each afternoon, with higher heat index values lifting near the century mark. The typical daytime heating will trigger isolated showers and storms too, with this surplus of moisture.
    • Rain chance start going up tomorrow

      Rain chance start going up tomorrow

      Friday, August 29 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:06:07 GMT
      The forecast for the high school football games tonight, albeit a little warm, but not as warm as last week. Temperatures at kickoff will be close to 90° with temperatures falling off into the low to mid 80s by the end of the game. Tomorrow's college games will have a chance of rain or storms all across the southeast including Arkansas v. Auburn, Clemson v. Georgia, and Alabama v. West Virginia at the Georgia Dome. So you might want to take the rain gear just in case. 
      The forecast for the high school football games tonight, albeit a little warm, but not as warm as last week. Temperatures at kickoff will be close to 90° with temperatures falling off into the low to mid 80s by the end of the game. Tomorrow's college games will have a chance of rain or storms all across the southeast including Arkansas v. Auburn, Clemson v. Georgia, and Alabama v. West Virginia at the Georgia Dome. So you might want to take the rain gear just in case. 
    • Labor Day weekend could wind up wet

      Labor Day weekend could wind up wet

      Friday, August 29 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:39:26 GMT
      Changes will be coming our way soon, with the return of showers and thunderstorms to our forecast for the first time in a week.
      Changes will be coming our way soon, with the return of showers and thunderstorms to our forecast for the first time in a week.

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    • Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

      Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

      Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM2014-08-28 22:27:56 GMT
      Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
      Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
    • Search continues in Columbus for LaGrange murder suspect

      Search continues in Columbus for LaGrange murder suspect

      Thursday, August 28 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:54:35 GMT
      Devonte Thorpe is wanted for the murder of Dejerius Hardnett in LaGrange. He is beleived to now be in the Columbus area.Devonte Thorpe is wanted for the murder of Dejerius Hardnett in LaGrange. He is beleived to now be in the Columbus area.
      Authorities continue searching for Devonte Thorpe. He is wanted for a LaGrange murder and is now believed to the in the Columbus area.
      Authorities continue searching for Devonte Thorpe. He is wanted for a LaGrange murder and is now believed to the in the Columbus area.
    • Cool School: Glenwood

      Cool School: Glenwood

      Friday, August 29 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:22:54 GMT
      Glenwood is teaching kids the importance of a "hand written letter" through a student-run post office.11 students meet twice a week after school to sort and deliver the mail that any student, parent, or teacher can write and drop off in a mailbox in the front of the school. The mail is then delivered to the classrooms 3 times a week. Last year, students were sworn in by the Smiths Station Post Master- but not before they could prove they could handle the job.“Those who scored 80% on the onlin...
      Glenwood is teaching kids the importance of a "hand written letter" through a student-run post office.11 students meet twice a week after school to sort and deliver the mail that any student, parent, or teacher can write and drop off in a mailbox in the front of the school. The mail is then delivered to the classrooms 3 times a week. Last year, students were sworn in by the Smiths Station Post Master- but not before they could prove they could handle the job.“Those who scored 80% on the onlin...
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    • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

      California appeals teacher tenure ruling

      Saturday, August 30 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:30:45 GMT
      California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.
      Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or...
    • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

      Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

      Saturday, August 30 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:12:50 GMT
      Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...
      Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...
    • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

      Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

      Friday, August 29 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:49:49 GMT
      The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
      The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
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