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Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says Video included

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Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ... More>>

Update: MCSD Tribunal upholds teacher layoff 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM

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>>

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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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>>

"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>>

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>>

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>>

MEA Golden Apple set to launch for 2014-15 School Year

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Do you know a deserving teacher? Send us his or her name for consideration by visiting http://www.wrbl.com/goldenapple. More>>

FIRST ON 3: Police looking for man after Columbus mom, baby found dead after house fire

Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds. Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds.
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Police are searching for Brandon Conner, 35, who is wanted for murder. 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>>

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>>

Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan. Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.
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Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation. More>>

Two Opelika men arrested for attempted Frederick Road burglary

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Opelika police have arrested two men for allegedly breaking into and stealing items from a home on Frederick Road Friday morning, police announced Monday. More>>

Opelika driver injured in Marvyn Parkway shooting

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An Opelika driver was hospitalized this weekend after being shot along Marvyn Parkway, Opelika police announced Monday. More>>

Opelika police investigating weekend car break-ins

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A computer and credit cards stolen from Opelika cars this weekend, police announced Monday.

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Deadly Columbus club shooting leaves one dead

Updated: Aug 24, 2014 02:30 PM

A 47 year old man is dead after a fatal shooting at a Columbus club according to Columbus police. 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>>

Columbus man shot in legs on Garden Drive

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A 27 year old Columbus man was shot in the legs on Garden Drive early Sunday morning according to a Columbus police report. More>>

Opelika man found murdered in his home

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The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of a 75-year-old Opelika man.Garvin Albertson was found dead on his bedroom floor Friday around 3:30 p.m. Two of his friends called 911 after unsuccessfully trying to reach him on the phone. When sheriff's deputies and EMS personnel arrived to his home on Lee Road 40, theyfound Albertson withwhat appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen and injuries consistent with blunt force trauma to the head.Albertson was a retired veteran w... 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>>

2 arrested after teen killed in South Columbus shooting Video included

Updated: Aug 22, 2014 12:16 PM

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a death at the intersection of Winston Road and Head Street in South Columbus. More>>

UPDATE: Coroner rules deaths of Columbus mother, baby a homicide

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Coroner Buddy Bryan tells News 3 that they are now calling the fire that claimed the life of a Columbus mother and her infant a homicide.As news 3 reported --the bodies of 32-year-old Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old boy Dylan Conner- were found in a back bedroom of their Winifred Lane home after a fire around midnight Thursday.Detectives previously told News 3 they were collecting and analyzing evidence from the scene to determine whether accelerants may have been used to start the fire.... More>>

Ice bucket challenge raises awareness for terminal disease Video included

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It's hard to ignore the ice bucket challenge videos as they have completely taken over social media. But what is ALS and are these challenges helping? News Three's Naomi Keitt looked into these questions and spoke to a Columbus man whose brother passed away from the disease. More>>

Doctors: Atlanta Ebola patients released, no public health risk

A patient hospitalized in Atlanta with Ebola is expected to be released today. A patient hospitalized in Atlanta with Ebola is expected to be released today.
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Two Ebola patients being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta have been released. Doctors say they do not pose a health risk.

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Health Watch: Sleep Apnea patients shocked by disturbing video

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It's estimated more than 20-million Americans have sleep apnea. Many of them may have been given a C-PAP mask wear overnight to help them breathe. Though they are highly effective, research shows more than half the patients who have them don't use them. But doctors have found a way to change that. In a sleep study by National Jewish Health, researchers recorded patients sleeping without the mask. They were disturbed a... More>>

Columbus police officer attacked in Smiths Station again Video included

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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>>

Medical manufacturer to create 200 new jobs in Opelika Video included

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Gambro, a medical supply manufacturer under Baxter International, announced a $300 million investment in its Opelika factory. More>>

Columbus police investigating reported Gould Street shooting Video included

A man was hospitalized after being shot in the hip along Gould Street in Columbus Wednesday. A man was hospitalized after being shot in the hip along Gould Street in Columbus Wednesday.
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Columbus police have established a crime scene at a home on Gould Street after a reported shooting. More>>

Computer security breach at Columbus UPS Store

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Malware virus found on UPS Store computer in Columbus. Information such as card numbers, postal and email addresses could have been taken. More>>

Attwood Recalls Kayak and Watersports Storage Hanger

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About 10,000 Kayak and Watersports Storage Hangers are being recalled. Attwood, the company that makes the product says the length adjustment buckles release unexpectedly, causing the item being stored to fall and injure people nearby. No injuries have been reported.Consumers are advised to stop using the product and return it to the store where the item was purchased for a full refund or replacement.Model number 1191... More>>

VIDEO: Columbus police stop stolen car on 13th Street

Columbus law enforcement investigate a stolen car stopped along 13th Street Wednesday, an officer onscene tells WRBL News 3. Columbus law enforcement investigate a stolen car stopped along 13th Street Wednesday, an officer onscene tells WRBL News 3.
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Numerous Columbus-area law enforcement agencies were involved in a traffic stop involving a stolen car Wednesday. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Hundreds honor Dorothy Height's memory at school dedication Video included

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The first public school in the country to be named after activist Dorothy Height was dedicated in Columbus Saturday. Hundreds came to the ceremony to honor her legacy. "A legend. An icon. A humanitarian," Lois Keith. More>>

Columbus police search for teen wanted for several crimes

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Columbus police are looking for a 17 year old man wanted for several crimes. John Murray is described as being 5' tall, 165 lbs., black hair and brown eyes. More>>

Inmate found dead in Lee County Detention Facility

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An inmate was found unresponsive and later died in the Lee County Detention Facility, officials confirm. Around 10:50 pm on Friday August 15, 2014, emergency medical service personnel responded to the detention center to provide assistance to an unresponsive inmate.

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Phenix City police looking for suspected delivery package thief

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The Phenix City Police Department are looking for the woman they say was caught on camera stealing a package from the front porch of a home. Police say 27-year-old Susan Card, also known as Susan Stewart, has a Theft of Property 3rd warrant out for her arrest. More>>

Georgia Officials urge former students to "Go back. Move ahead." Video included

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As college students prepare to go back to school, Colleges across Georgia are encouraging students who started on their degree but didn't finish to go back as well. Columbus State is one of those schools offering a new program to make it easier for returning students. More>>

Boyfriend arrested in Opelika cold case murder

Arthaniel Bernard Stanton was arrested earlier this week for killing his girlfriend eight years ago, Opelika police announced Friday. Arthaniel Bernard Stanton was arrested earlier this week for killing his girlfriend eight years ago, Opelika police announced Friday.
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The boyfriend of an Opelika woman killed in 2006 has been arrested for her death, the Opelika Police Department announced Friday. More>>

Tuberculosis case reported at Auburn University

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Testing to begin on students and staff near Auburn University individual now sicken with TB.

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Webster County fugitive found in Oklahoma

Janice Craft was located in Oklahoma after allegedly ripping off a Webster County company for a million dollars and flleing to Oklahoma. Janice Craft was located in Oklahoma after allegedly ripping off a Webster County company for a million dollars and flleing to Oklahoma.
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A Webster County woman on the run after allegedly deceiving a Georgia company out of a million dollars has been arrested in Oklahoma, the United States Marshals office announced Friday afternoon. More>>

Cousin arraigned in murder of Russell County teen

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.
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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. More>>

St. Louis Alderman, Auburn alumnus Antonio French arrested in Ferguson

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St. Louis Alderman and Auburn alumnus Antonio French arrested in Ferguson as protests continue.

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Alabama Power: Don't be scammed

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Alabama Power has taken to social media to warn customers not to fall for a new scam with a new twist. More>>

Brain surgery cures Columbus boy of seizures

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 11:56 PM

A 5 year old Columbus boy has bounced back from brain surgery.Xavier Davies was initially diagnosed with a condition called Cortical Dysplasia, a malformation of the cortex of the brain which can lead to pediatric epilepsy conditions. He had suffered a seizure when he was three years old. But two years later, the parents learned that was not the diagnosis after all, it was something much more serious. Doctors found a ... More>>

Home videos helping law enforcement fight crime Video included

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Almost every singe day local citizens are posting about crimes in our area on social media sites and recently more and more are posting home surveillance video and pictures of criminals in the act. But is it actually helping law enforcement? News 3's Naomi Keitt talked to local law enforcement personnel to find out. More>>

PHOTOS: Lee County car break-in suspects caught on camera

Lee County investigators release video showing car break-in suspects. Lee County investigators release video showing car break-in suspects.
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The Lee County Sheriff's Department has released video of multiple people wanted for breaking into cars in portions of Smiths Station, Phenix City and other areas of the county. More>>

Two women attacked with metal rod at Columbus party

Two women told Columbus police party crashers attacked them with a metal rod Sunday. Two women told Columbus police party crashers attacked them with a metal rod Sunday.
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Columbus police are searching for a group of woman accused of crashing a housewarming party and then attacking two other women with a metal rod, according to a Columbus police report. More>>

Suspects wanted following Opelika police chase

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Opelika police are searching for suspects after a high speed police chase earlier this week, Opelika Police Department announced Tuesday. More>>

Auburn company adding thousand regional jobs

Auburn office of national event company looking to add a thousand jobs in an expanded regional operation to now include Montgomery, Tuskegee and Columbus. Auburn office of national event company looking to add a thousand jobs in an expanded regional operation to now include Montgomery, Tuskegee and Columbus.
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The Auburn office of a national event organization and logistics company is expanding and expected to add a thousand jobs to the Montgomery, Tuskegee and Columbus region, a company official announced Wednesday. More>>

Columbus school bus driver: Man had his pants down

A Columbus bus driver told police Wednesday morning there was a man without pants standing near the bus. A Columbus bus driver told police Wednesday morning there was a man without pants standing near the bus.
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Columbus police are investigating a claim that a man was seen with his pants down near a school bus Wednesday morning. More>>

Cousin arrested in Russell County missing teen murder case Video included

Christian Grissom has been arrested for killing his cousin Keonte Chavis, who was reported missing in Russell County Friday. Christian Grissom has been arrested for killing his cousin Keonte Chavis, who was reported missing in Russell County Friday.
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Christian Grissom has been arrested for killing his second cousin Keonte Chavis, who was reported missing Friday and found dead Saturday. More>>

Russell County murder suspect returning to Alabama

Christian Grissom is on his way back to Alabama to face a murder charge after the death of his 19-year-old cousin. Christian Grissom is on his way back to Alabama to face a murder charge after the death of his 19-year-old cousin.
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Christian Grissom, accused of murdering his second cousin Keonte Chavis before fleeing to New York, is on his way back to Alabama, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor tells WRBL News 3. More>>

Columbus dad arrested for DUI with 3-year-old child in the car, police say

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A Columbus man has been arrested for D.U.I. with his 3-year-old child in the car, according to a police report. More>>

Muscogee schools to expand "relationship skills" class Video included

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Classes teaches abstinence and other relationship skills, officials say. The program will be expanded to include sixth graders. More>>

Muscogee schools dropped from state's list of "alert schools"

Muscogee schools removed from state list while Meriwether and Troup county schools added to Georgia list of schools falling behind on state test assessment standards. Muscogee schools removed from state list while Meriwether and Troup county schools added to Georgia list of schools falling behind on state test assessment standards.
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Troup and Meriwether county schools added to list of schools falling behind on test assessment standards.

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Doctors advise getting help during depression

Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide. Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide.
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The US Health Department says about one in 33 adults had serious suicidal thoughts in the past year.Locally, counselors and doctors at the Pastoral Institute help people with these problems regularly.Dr. Bobby McGowan says people with high-energy jobs that rely on making others happy often have a hard time leading normal lives. He says, like Robin Williams, having to act one way in public, then facing depression in private can be devastating without help."Whoever they can really be honest wit... More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Coach Sonny Clements

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This story is about how a simple piece of wood was used to bring a smile to the face of a local basketball icon, at a time in his life when he could use a smile. Tonight's News 3 Neighbor segment focuses on Coach Sonny Clements.Greg Kunkel had never met former Columbus State University Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Sonny Clements. The two were brought together by a slat of wood. Not long ago the flooring at CSU's Lumpkin Center had to be replaced. Greg asked for a piece of the f... More>>

Missing Russell County teen found dead in Seale

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Missing Russell County teenager Keonte Chavis was found dead in Seale Saturday, county Sheriff Heath Taylor told WRBL News 3 Sunday.

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Columbus police chief responds to spike in gun violence

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In the past 8 days, there has been at least 6 shootings in Columbus, 3 of them have been murders. News 3 spoke exclusively with Chief Boren about the recent increase in gun violence. More>>

Columbus police: Gleason Avenue shooting kills one Video included

One is dead after a shooting on Gleason Avenue in Columbus early Friday Morning. One is dead after a shooting on Gleason Avenue in Columbus early Friday Morning.
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One dead after an early morning shooting on Gleason Avenue in Columbus, police said.
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Man shot at Hunter Haven Apartments in Columbus, witnesses say Video included

Columbus police are investigating a possible shooting at Hunter Haven Apartments. Columbus police are investigating a possible shooting at Hunter Haven Apartments.
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Columbus police are investigating a possible shooting at Hunter Haven Apartments in Columbus. More>>

Columbus Police make arrest in Dogwood Avenue shooting

Eronjavel Davidson pleaded not guilty in court Thursday for a shooting Sunday on Dogwood Avenue. Eronjavel Davidson pleaded not guilty in court Thursday for a shooting Sunday on Dogwood Avenue.
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 Eronjavel Davidson pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to shooting and injurying a man on Dogwood Avenue Sunday. More>>

Garrard Center locks doors for good on first day of school Video included

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On the first day of school, some Columbus girls had to adjust to a new routine. The closing of the Garrard Center affects more than 100 girls and their families.The sole community center in the Winterfield area has been around for more than 40 years, but is closed after parents and supporters failed to raise $100,000 to keep it open. When Girls, Inc. announced in May that the Elizabeth and Gardiner Garrard Memorial Girls Club would close without the money, elected officials and community lead... More>>

Update: Arrest in Muscogee County Sheriff's Department phone scam

John Dewberry is accused of impersonating a Muscogee County Sheriff's Office employee when he called people asking for payments. John Dewberry is accused of impersonating a Muscogee County Sheriff's Office employee when he called people asking for payments.
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John Dewberry made calls asking for payment, Sheriff John Darr said on Facebook Thursday afternoon. More>>

Auburn University scientists develop drug for Ebola virus

A new Auburn drug could be used to help treat Ebola, the school announced Thursday. A new Auburn drug could be used to help treat Ebola, the school announced Thursday.
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Scientists from Auburn University have produced a new drug that may one day be used against the deadly Ebola virus. More>>

Muscogee students head back to school Video included

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After a months' long summer break, Muscogee County students started their new school year Thursday morning. News 3's Naomi Keitt was at Dorothy Heights Elementary School as teachers and school administrators welcomed student to the brand new campus. More>>

Local gynecologist performs full hysterectomy through belly button

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The area of robotic surgery is growing.Dr. Sylvester McRae of St. Francis OBGYN in Columbus has become the first in this area to perform a full hysterectomy by using the Single Site Robotic method.The FDA had already approved the use of the procedure for gall bladder surgeries, now the area has opened up for gynecologists to expand their field.Using the Da Vinci Robotics, doctors can perform a full hysterectomy by goi... More>>

Tennis event to raise funds for patients with blood cancers set for Saturday

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A tennis event is planned for this weekend to help patients with blood cancers. Many people with blood cancers require a bone marrow transplant to survive.Game, Set, Be The Match will be held Saturday, August 9, from 2 pm until 7 pm at the Columbus State University tennis courts.A $25 dollar admission includes a tennis round robin (mixed doubles), a t-shirt and a meal. A$15 dollar admission includes a t-shirt and a me... More>>

Man dies after Columbus shooting Video included

Markeese Hodge, 27, died after a shooting at Cross Keys Apartments Markeese Hodge, 27, died after a shooting at Cross Keys Apartments
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A 27-year-old has died following a shooting at an Columbus apartment complex Tuesday night, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan tells WRBL News 3. More>>

Tuskegee students stuck in Africa following Ebola outbreak returning home

Six Tuskegee University students stuck in Africa following the Ebola outbreak will be returning home August 17. Six Tuskegee University students stuck in Africa following the Ebola outbreak will be returning home August 17.
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Six Tuskegee University students stuck in Africa after the Ebola outbreak will be returning home. More>>

Lutzenkirchen blood alcohol nearly five times legal limit

Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen had a blood alcohol level of 0.377 at the time of the June crash that killed him in Troup County, a state report released Wednesday said. Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen had a blood alcohol level of 0.377 at the time of the June crash that killed him in Troup County, a state report released Wednesday said.
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Both Philip Lutzenkirchen and driver Joseph David were drunk during a June fatal crash in Troup County, state report obtained by WRBL News 3 said. More>>

Car Stolen at Gas Station with Child Inside

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Breaking news this morning... A baby is safe and sound after police say a suspect stole a woman's car with the child inside it late last night. More>>

PHOTOS: Loyd Elementary back to school

Students and staff returned for 2014 classes at Fort Benning Tuesday. Students and staff returned for 2014 classes at Fort Benning Tuesday.
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Snapshots as WRBL News 3's partners in education Loyd Elementary School returned for classes. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Miami Dolphins Linebacker Philip Wheeler

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When professional athletes return to their hometown to give back, it's a magical moment. Such was the case recently when former Shaw High School football player Philip Wheeler visited students at WRBL Partner in Education Loyd Elementary at Fort Benning. Students at Loyd probably felt like they were at a football camp. Smiths Station freshman football coach Charles Flowers brought some of his players to give students an up close and personal look at the gear used to play the game. The players... More>>

Georgia DJJ to host regional jobs fairs

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Department of Juvenile Justice is hosting a series of job fairs between April 7 and April 23 in Dalton, Statesboro, Warner Robins, Griffin, Albany, Clarkson and Swainsboro. More>>

News 3 Neighbor: New Salem Baptist Church

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The town of Talbotton witnessed an amazing sight last week...a church being built from the ground up in one week! The project began on Saturday morning with a prayer on a concrete slab. A group called Carpenters for Christ traveled from eight states to help build a new sanctuary for New Salem Baptist Church in Talbotton.Pastor Kenneth Parker was overwhelmed. "I feel a lot of joy, a lot of awe and really unbelief that they would come this far. Some drove as long as 16 hours to get here."Dave T... More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Jordan High Shop Volunteers

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A quartet of girls in Steve Potts' Jordan High School construction class is quietly making a name for themselves in the community. Cheyenne Benge, Samantha McLain, Doris McLain, and Destiny Davis all love the construction process.Doris, a junior, admits, "I like building stuff. It makes me glad that it helps other people."Their current project is a playhouse that will be sold to the highest bidder to raise money for Easter Seals. The measure of these girls' efforts is not in what they do for ... More>>

Russell County couple indicted for alleged Securities Act violations

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A Phenix City couplehas been indicted on alleged violations of the Alabama Securities Act.Jose Roberto Torres and Tammy Torres were arrested on March 5 and taken to the Russell County jail. Jose Torres' bond was set at $750,000. Tammy Torres' bond was set at $50,000.The indictment alleges that Jose Torres offered and sold unregistered investment contracts for ATM/EPS, Inc. to Alabama investors. The couple reportedly told the investors that their funds would be placed in automatic teller machi... More>>

Chambers County plant re-opens; creates 120 jobs

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley helped Knauf Insulation re-open their 800,000 square foot facility in Lanett on Friday. More>>

Troup County: Photo shows tobacco inmate tried to smuggle in to jail

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Tabasco and other products photographed were found on an inmate wanting to smuggle them back in to the jail, the Troup County Sheriff's Offfice says. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Mike James

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Most folks featured in News 3 Neighbors are active members of the community who are making an effort to give back without a lot of fanfare. Today's story actually dates back over 20 years to a gentleman who literally gave of himself through organ donation so that others might live. The Christmas season is a time for giving. That was the spirit that overwhelmed those at Midtown Medical Center today. They gathered to remember Phenix City Police Officer Mike James during a special organ donor t... More>>

Wiping old electronics clean

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If you were lucky enough to have gotten a new tablet or laptop for the holidays, you're probably passing your old one on to someone else or sending it off to be recycled. Consumer Reports says before you More>>

Columbus' unemployment rate up in October

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Metro Columbus' unemployment rate rose in October to 8.3 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in September. More>>

Arrest made in November Columbus Winston Road homicide

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Arrest made in Columbus' 19th homicide of the year. More>>

News 3 Neighbor: Don Nahley

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It was the spring of 1962. WRBL and WTVM joined forces to have a TV tower built that would serve both stations. The FCC approved the construction of the tower in Cusseta. When it was finished, the tower rose to a height of 1,749 feet, the tallest manmade structure in the world at the time. It was acknowledged assuch by the Guinness Book of World Records. Former WRBL General Manager Don Nahley was an account executive in those days. He says they took clients out to the site to celebrate the ... More>>

Auburn automobile burglary arrest

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On December 7, 2013, officers of the Auburn Police Division responded to a residence located in the 1300 Block of North College Street, Auburn, Alabama in reference to an automobile burglary that had just More>>

Crude prices fall

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The cost for a barrel of oil fell last week for the sixth week in a row. More>>

Three Phenix City men arrested on counterfeit charges

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Phenix City police have arrested three residents on counterfeit currency charges. Twenty-one year old Johnquez Barnes, 26-year old Marquez Ellison and 22-year old Azavria Hayesall face charges of possessing a forged instrument. Police executed a search warrant at their residence in the Central Highlands Apartments on 22nd Avenue. Officers recovered counterfeit U.S. currency. The suspects are accused of presenting counterfeit bills at several businesses throughout Phenix City. More>>

Georgia will launch new GED program in 2014

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The State of Georgia will launch a new GED® program in January 2014 that has been developed by the national GED Testing Service (GEDTS) in Washington, D.C. More>>

Expert weighs in on future of Columbus job market

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New jobs are slowly being created as the nation comes back from recession. A new CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International reports shows the top 20 fastest growing jobs. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Rozell

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As WRBL celebrates 60 years of broadcasting, we are choosing to bring back some stories from our archives that showcase some of our most beloved TV personalities down through the years. This story More>>

Auburn burglary arrest

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On Monday, November 4, 2013 the Auburn Police Division arrested Shaheyne P. Thomas, age 19 from Tuskegee, Alabama on felony warrants charging him with Burglary Third Degree, Theft of Property Second Degree More>>

Social Security benefits to go up next year

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Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation that was released More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Margaret Johnson

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This week's News 3 Neighbors story focuses on one of our longtime employees, Margaret Johnson. Margaret started to work for WRBL in 1957. We had only been on the air a little over three years. More>>

FDA says bug parts, rodent hair found in imported spices

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FDA report on imported spices finds some contaminated with bug parts, rodent hair and salmonella.
 
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Study finds women work more than men

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Interesting study when it comes to who works longer hours: Men or women? More>>

Google's blacklist shuts down websites

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If Google detects persistent malware on a site, it will block the website, potentially freezing traffic until the problem is fixed. More>>

Child care more expensive than college

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According to the report, in nearly two-thirds of the country, average child care costs were greater than yearly tuition and fees at a four-year public college. More>>

Gas prices inched lower last week

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Gas prices inched lower last week after a barrel of oil traded below $95 for the first time since June. The value of the dollar increased last week and helped push oil prices below the $95 threshold. More>>

Sprite as a hangover cure?

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Forget hair of the dog. Chinese researchers say you might want to reach for a soft drink instead.
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U.S. preterm birth rate at 15 year low

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The U.S. is seeing a drop in pre-term birth rates but that isn't earning the nation any high marks. The U.S. was graded at a "C" despite the drop.
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Could texting be hurting your relationship?

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Study: Lovey dovey texts are good, too much texting may be a bad sign for your relationship. More>>

IRS warning about new phone scam

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The IRS says fraudsters are calling people demanding that they pay taxes they don't owe. More>>

Food stamps cut starts Friday

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$5 billion dollars in food stamp benefits will be cut Friday. More>>

Social Security overpaying disability recipients

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Social Security Admin. overpays large amounts of money to disability beneficiaries; some say agency is to blame More>>

FDA proposes new rules for pet food

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FDA proposes new rules to apply to production of dog and cat food. More>>

McDonald's to stop carrying Heinz ketchup

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Ketchup switch-up at McDonald's: the fast food chain to stop carrying Heinz. More>>

Marathon bombing suspect wants prison restrictions lifted

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Boston marathon bombing suspect isolated; lawyers argue harsh conditions. More>>

MCSD school board member responds to allegations of district overpaying for legal fees

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On Monday evening, Muscogee County School Board Member Naomi Buckner responded to local attorney Frank Myers' allegations that the district spends too much money on legal fees. More>>

It's your money

Muscogee County Sheriff's Office has $900k in unpaid jail medical bills

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Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said the Muscogee County Sheriff Office is $1.8m over budget. More>>

Cost of back-to-school shopping

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Shoppers are expected to spend about $635 on school shopping this year. More>>

Funding the Columbus E-911 Call Center

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The Columbus E-911 Call Center gets is funding from a variety of sources. More>>

Contract details for new Muscogee County Superintendent David Lewis

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Muscogee County Superintendent Finalist David Lewis was officially hired Tuesday afternoon. More>>

It's your money

New MCSD superintendent salary and the cost of the year-long search

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Muscogee County school district has spent nearly $60,000 and one year searching for new superintendent before naming finalist David Lewis of Florida. More>>

Summer construction at Muscogee County Schools

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The Muscogee County School District is working on five projects over the summer to renovate and update schools in the area. More>>

City Council discussing possible city employee discount for natatorium

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Columbus is deciding if they want give city employees a discount on admission to the Natatorium. More>>

  • Health WatchMore>>

  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:10:28 GMT
    The World Health Organization says the past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak began, more evidence that the crisis is worsening.
    Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola.
  • Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

    College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the...
    College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola...
  • VIDEO: News 3, Kissin' take Ice bucket challenge for Greenville coach

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

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:21:27 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Crime WatchMore>>

  • Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says

    Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:11:34 GMT
    Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ...
    Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ...
  • Bloody details revealed in Columbus murder suspect’s court hearing

    Bloody details revealed in Columbus murder suspect’s court hearing

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:01:33 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • 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.
  • Consumer WatchMore>>

  • 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...
  • Computer security breach at Columbus UPS Store

    Computer security breach at Columbus UPS Store

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:29:51 GMT
    Malware virus found on UPS Store computer in Columbus. Information such as card numbers, postal and email addresses could have been taken.
    Malware virus found on UPS Store computer in Columbus. Information such as card numbers, postal and email addresses could have been taken.
  • Attwood Recalls Kayak and Watersports Storage Hanger

    Attwood Recalls Kayak and Watersports Storage Hanger

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:07:16 GMT
    About 10,000 Kayak and Watersports Storage Hangers are being recalled. Attwood, the company that makes the product says the length adjustment buckles release unexpectedly, causing the item being stored to fall and injure people nearby. No injuries have been reported.Consumers are advised to stop using the product and return it to the store where the item was purchased for a full refund or replacement.Model number 1191...
    About 10,000 Kayak and Watersports Storage Hangers are being recalled. Attwood, the company that makes the product says the length adjustment buckles release unexpectedly, causing the item being stored to fall and injure people nearby. No injuries have been reported.Consumers are advised to stop using the product and return it to the store where the item was purchased for a full refund or replacement.Model number 1191...
  • It's Your MoneyMore>>

  • Georgia Transportation group learns from Columbus TSPLOST

    Georgia Transportation group learns from Columbus TSPLOST

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:30:55 GMT
    List of all eight TSPLOST projectsList of all eight TSPLOST projects
    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...
    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...
  • Crude prices fall

    Crude prices fall

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 7:22 AM EST2013-12-10 12:22:00 GMT
    The cost for a barrel of oil fell last week for the sixth week in a row and remains below $95 a barrel. Although crude prices moved lower, retail gas prices remained relatively flat from the week prior.
    The cost for a barrel of oil fell last week for the sixth week in a row.
  • Social Security benefits to go up next year

    Social Security benefits to go up next year

    Thursday, November 21 2013 9:15 AM EST2013-11-21 14:15:00 GMT
    Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation that was released
    Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation that was released
  • News 3 NeighborsMore>>

  • News 3 Neighbors: Columbus hosts Georgia Rotary students

    News 3 Neighbors: Columbus hosts Georgia Rotary students

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:35:37 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • News 3 Neighbors: Fore Kids Columbus

    News 3 Neighbors: Fore Kids Columbus

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:30:42 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • News 3 Neighbors: Coach Sonny Clements

    News 3 Neighbors: Coach Sonny Clements

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:15:08 GMT
    This story is about how a simple piece of wood was used to bring a smile to the face of a local basketball icon, at a time in his life when he could use a smile. Tonight's News 3 Neighbor segment focuses on Coach Sonny Clements.Greg Kunkel had never met former Columbus State University Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Sonny Clements. The two were brought together by a slat of wood. Not long ago the flooring at CSU's Lumpkin Center had to be replaced. Greg asked for a piece of the f...
    This story is about how a simple piece of wood was used to bring a smile to the face of a local basketball icon, at a time in his life when he could use a smile. Tonight's News 3 Neighbor segment focuses on Coach Sonny Clements.Greg Kunkel had never met former Columbus State University Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Sonny Clements. The two were brought together by a slat of wood. Not long ago the flooring at CSU's Lumpkin Center had to be replaced. Greg asked for a piece of the f...
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Update: MCSD Tribunal upholds teacher layoff

    Update: MCSD Tribunal upholds teacher layoff

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:53:22 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • 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...
  • Columbus State posts fundraising record

    Columbus State posts fundraising record

    Officials say Columbus State University has raised a record $12.7 million in private donations.
    Officials say Columbus State University has raised a record $12.7 million in private donations.
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