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Jhacori Stacy, a member of the Elizabeth Canty Boys & Girls Club, started a community meal program called “Food, Food,  Everywhere but Not a Drop to Eat” in April 2012. Jhacori Stacy, a member of the Elizabeth Canty Boys & Girls Club, started a community meal program called “Food, Food, Everywhere but Not a Drop to Eat” in April 2012.

VOTE: Columbus teen organizing community meals in running for scholarship

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Jhacori Stacy, a member of the Elizabeth Canty Boys & Girls Club, started a community meal program called “Food, Food,  Everywhere but Not a Drop to Eat” in April 2012. More>>

One arrested, at least one missing after Auburn car break-ins

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Auburn police have arrested one and are looking for at least one more suspect after thousands of dollars worth of items stolen from cars, the police department announced Monday. More>>

Escaped inmate search underway in Troup County

Lester Sullens is accused of escaping from an Albany prison and fleeing to an area in Troup County. Lester Sullens is accused of escaping from an Albany prison and fleeing to an area in Troup County.
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Escaped inmate from Albany-area may be in Troup County. Law enforcement search continues.

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A look at the GA State Senate District 29 race Video included

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There are only 50 days left until voters will have their say on a number of state races including the Georgia State Senate District 29 seat. Political newcomer Democrat Brian Roslund made his official announcement Monday morning after months of grassroots campaigning. He's facing off against 2 term Republican State Senator Josh McKoon. More>>

UPDATE: Police investigate shooting at North Columbus apartment complex

Updated: Sep 13, 2014 06:33 PM

Columbus police are investigating a shooting at the Greystone at Inverness apartments on Moon Road early Friday morning.At least one has been transported to the hospital, according to police. More>>

Beauregard High graduate competes on Jeopardy! Monday

Elizabeth Williams grew up in Beauregard, Alabama and will compete in the season premiere of Jeopardy! on WRBL News 3 Monday at 7/6c. Elizabeth Williams grew up in Beauregard, Alabama and will compete in the season premiere of Jeopardy! on WRBL News 3 Monday at 7/6c.
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Elizabeth Williams, formerly of Beauregard, will compete in the season premiere of Jeopardy! tonight on WRBL News 3. More>>

Home Depot security breach may reach farther than direct customers

Child Support debit card issued by Georgia may be impacted by Home Depot breach Child Support debit card issued by Georgia may be impacted by Home Depot breach
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One man claims his family is seeing the side effects of Home Depot's security breach without even shopping at the store. More>>

VIDEO: Opelika man receives 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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President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a retired sergeant major from Opelika. More>>

All clear at Atlanta airport after suspicious package found

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Authorities are investigating a suspicious device at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson's international terminal. More>>

Fire damages Columbus home on Stafford Lane

Video posted to Facebook shows flames coming out a home on Stafford Lane Monday. Video posted to Facebook shows flames coming out a home on Stafford Lane Monday.
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Firefighters spent Monday morning battling a fire that damaged a home in the Georgetown community.
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'White Water' movie to begin filming Opelika area

Filmmaker Rusty Cundieff says his latest project, "White Water," is scheduled to begin filming Monday in Opelika and the surrounding area. More>>

Hundreds raise awareness about suicide prevention Video included

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Nearly 300 students took a lap around Auburn's campus Sunday afternoon to raise awareness about suicide prevention. More>>

Alabama offers flu vaccines to students, staff

A campaign offering flu shots to University of Alabama students, faculty and staff begins on Monday. More>>

Trail riders give big donation to Children's Hospital

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A group of Jeep riding philanthropists made a huge donation to the Children's Hospital Saturday morning. The Columbus trail riders donated dozens of toys, movies, crafts and games for the play room at the hospital. More>>

Columbus hosts 2nd annual Tri-City Latino Festival

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The rain didn't stop thousands of people from across the Valley from celebrating Latino culture at the 2nd annual Tri-Latino festival. There was dancing, face painting and entertainment for all ages at the Civic Center. More>>

New disability center opens in Columbus Video included

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A free resource center that helps disabled people across the Valley is celebrating the opening of a new building Saturday. Organizers hope the new location will bring in more clients. For the past year, the disability service center has grown to see nearly 200 clients a week. Now, employees hope the new building will allow them to help even more disabled people. More>>

New Columbus zip line course halfway booked up for opening day Video included

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After almost a 2-week delay, a Columbus zip line course will officially open to the public Saturday.The Blue Heron Adventure course was supposed to open on Labor Day, but Whitewater Express employees say there were insurance and building code issues.They say those setbacks were essential to make sure Friday's grand opening was smooth sailing.News Three's Sarah Panko and Chief Meteorologist Bob Jeswald found out what it's like to soar above the Chattahoochee River as they were able to take one... More>>

WRBL PrepZone high school football scores Video included

The latest football news from WRBL News 3 sports each Friday night at 11:15p et on The PrepZone. The latest football news from WRBL News 3 sports each Friday night at 11:15p et on The PrepZone.
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Latest in-game and final high school football scores from across the Chattahoochee River valley area.

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NIM parade field dedicated to the late Senator Daniel Inouye Video included

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Nearly 18,000 graduating soldiers will march across the parade field at the National Infantry Museum this year. The field was dedicated to a decorated soldier and senator at a ceremony Friday morning. More>>

VIDEO: Michelle Nunn, David Perdue meet in their first Georgia senate debate

Democrat Michelle Nunn and republican David Perdue meet for their first Georgia Senate debate in Macon in August. Democrat Michelle Nunn and republican David Perdue meet for their first Georgia Senate debate in Macon in August.
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The two candidates for Georgia's open United States Senate seat met for their first political debate in Macon Thursday. More>>

Chamber President/CEO announces retirement

Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Gaymon has announced his retirement. Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Gaymon has announced his retirement.
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Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mike Gaymon has announced his retirement. More>>

Opelika police investigating Walmart scooter theft

Police are investigating a theft after two electric scooters were taken from Walmart. Police are investigating a theft after two electric scooters were taken from Walmart.
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Opelika police say they are investigating a Theft of Property after suspects stole two electric scooters from Walmart. More>>

Muscogee Co. part of fraud investigation into voter registration group Video included

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is investigating allegations of voter fraud against a voter registration group involved in several Georgia counties including Muscogee County, according to WSB-TV. More>>

New METRA buses, routes and extended hours coming to Columbus in 2015 Video included

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Columbus will soon expand its public transportation system as the city gets ready to roll out new bus routes, extended hours and more buses.The new METRA bus transit system has been in the works since 2012 when the city passed a 1% sales tax just for transportation.The project is part of a 10-year, $22 million dollar projected revenue effort from the T-SPLOST. City officials say you will most likely see METRA changes as soon as 2015.Joe McNeil is one of the many Columbus residents who rely on... More>>

1.2 million smoke and combo carbon monoxide alarms recalled due to failure

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Kidde is recalling about 1.2 million hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The company says the alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage. No injuries have been reported.Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement smoke or combination smoke/CO alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replaceme... More>>

Robotics class returns to Brookstone Middle School Video included

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Brookstone Middle School students are learning how to program a robot. This is the 2nd year the school has required all 7th grade students to take a robotics class. During the 9-week course, students have to complete 20 different challenges.“Robotics is just that one class of the day that i always look forward to,” says Nicholas Shadburn.At the beginning of the course, the students are assigned a partner and after that, it's up to them to figure out how to program their robot to move forward ... More>>

Community honors local veterans on 9/11 Video included

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Columbus honored local veterans in remembrance of 9/11 Thursday. More>>

Chattahoochee Valley remembers September 11 Video included

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The Chattahoochee River Valley area is pausing to remember the events of September 11th thirteen years later. More>>

Man arrested for attempted murder after Phenix City police standoff

Derek Troha was charged wit attempted murder after firing at Phenix City police officers and leading authorities into a three hour standoff. Derek Troha was charged wit attempted murder after firing at Phenix City police officers and leading authorities into a three hour standoff.
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Derek Troha arrested after three hour Phenix City police standoff on 43rd Avenue.

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Uptown Columbus zipline to open Saturday

The Uptown Columbus Zipline and Blue Heron Adventure course is set to open Saturday. The Uptown Columbus Zipline and Blue Heron Adventure course is set to open Saturday.
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Prices have been announced ahead of Saturday's anticipated opening of the Uptown Columbus zipline and Blue Heron Adventure course. More>>

Health Watch: Young man with Sickle Cell disease pleads for support Video included

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Phenix City's Brandon Thomas is looking to create awareness to help him and others in the fight against sickle cell. More>>

Union Springs man killed in Bullock County hit-and-run crash

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Law enforcement is still looking for the vehicle that struck and killed John Jenkins near Union Springs Wednesday.

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Valley police: Shots fired at robbery victims

Valley police looking for gunmen who fired several shots at robbery victims. Valley police looking for gunmen who fired several shots at robbery victims.
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Valley police are looking for gunman who fired several shots at robbery victims Wednesday night. More>>

Crawford man pleads guilty to killing his brother

Larry Smith shot his brother with a shotgun after the two got into an altercation at their sister-in-law's house Larry Smith shot his brother with a shotgun after the two got into an altercation at their sister-in-law's house
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An Russell County man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his brother in a family dispute. More>>

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time Video included

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Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless... More>>

Coleman Recalls Inflatable Rubber River Tubes sold at Walmart

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The Coleman Company is recalling its Inflatable Rubber River Tubes because contact with the tube can cause skin irritation. So far the company has received 24 reports of consumers with skin irritation after contact with the tube. The recall involves about 20,500 black Sevylor brand River Racer inflatable rubber tubes. The d tubes are 36 inches in diameter and about 15 inches tall. Each tube seats one person. The tubes... More>>

Clean water debate affects Chattahoochee River Video included

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Lawmakers in Washington are fighting a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that affects the Chattahoochee River. The Clean Water Act, which was passed in 1972, addresses pollution in the nation's waterways.The EPA's new proposed rule is the result of a collaborative study with the US Army Corps of Engineers. More>>

Auburn tree poisoner has paid $99 in restitution

Court documents obtained and published Wednesday by Auburn University's student newspaper shows Harvey Updyke has paid less than a $100 toward his restitution. Court documents obtained and published Wednesday by Auburn University's student newspaper shows Harvey Updyke has paid less than a $100 toward his restitution.
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The University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees has paid only $99 toward restitution. More>>

Lumpkin fire kills woman

A 62-year-old woman is dead after a fire in Lumpkin early Wednesday morning. A 62-year-old woman is dead after a fire in Lumpkin early Wednesday morning.
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One woman has died after a fire in Lumpkin early Wednesday morning, an official with the Georgia Department of Insurance confirms to WRBL News 3. More>>

Official: Burning candle started Ladonia fire

No injuries were reported after a candle caused a fire inside a Ladonia home near Phenix City Wednesday. No injuries were reported after a candle caused a fire inside a Ladonia home near Phenix City Wednesday.
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A candle burning inside a Ladonia home Wednesday is believed to have stated a fire that spread throughout the home's bedroom, an official tells WRBL News 3. More>>

More snake sightings reported across Chattahoochee Valley Video included

Oxbow Meadows is home to dozens of different kinds of snakes, including some that are found in the Chattahoochee Valley area. Oxbow Meadows is home to dozens of different kinds of snakes, including some that are found in the Chattahoochee Valley area.
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Snake-sightings are on the rise across the Chattahoochee Valley as a result of the relatively cool summer. More>>

Local doctors prepare for Enterovirus D-68 Video included

Doctors explain that Enterovirus D-68 may look like the common cold Doctors explain that Enterovirus D-68 may look like the common cold
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Doctors in Georgia and Alabama are on high alert as kids across the country have begun developing a mysterious respiratory illness.More than 1,000 children have been hospitalized in the past few weeks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have tested a few dozen cases in Missouri and Illinois, which prove to be Enterovirus D-68. They say there are likely many more, but the testing process is difficult, and the line gets longer as more kids get sick.Both Georgia and Alabama are among... More>>

Apple iPhone 6 to ship September 19 Video included

Apple could be announcing a new iPhone and other devices during a product announcement at 1p et Tuesday. Apple could be announcing a new iPhone and other devices during a product announcement at 1p et Tuesday.
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Apple set to make a product announcement at 1p et Tuesday. It could be a new iPhone, a new wearable accessories or something else entirely. More>>

New poll shows Perdue over Nunn in Georgia Senate race

New WRBL News 3 / Ledger-Enquirer / PMB Broadcasting poll carried out by GaPundit.com show Georgia governor and senate race remains neck and neck ahead of November election. New WRBL News 3 / Ledger-Enquirer / PMB Broadcasting poll carried out by GaPundit.com show Georgia governor and senate race remains neck and neck ahead of November election.
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A new CBS News / New York Times / YouGov poll shows David Perdue with a slight lead over Michelle Nunn in November's election for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat. More>>

Memories of Chick-Fil-A Founder Truett Cathy

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Some of you are remembering Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy by sending in your pictures with him including my own family. The Turner Family sent ina photo from August 28th, 2004. The photo was taken during the S. Truett Cathy Post Ofice Renaming Ceremony in Jonesboro, Georgia.Another photo came from one of my sister's who was proud to show this photo of her and Cathy. He even autographed it for her. The photo was taken back on July 26th, 2002 at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the Atlanta area. ... More>>

McKoon kicks off reelection campaign

Senator Josh McKoon kicked off his reelection campaign in Columbus Monday. Senator Josh McKoon kicked off his reelection campaign in Columbus Monday.
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Senator Josh McKoon kicked off his bid for re-election Monday in his hometown of Columbus Monday. More>>

Ravens cut RB Ray Rice after release of video Video included

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Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. More>>

Tenants try to move on after fire destroys apartment complex Video included

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Tenants of a South Columbus apartment complex are trying to move on after a massive fire destroyed their homes just a few nights ago. News 3 was first on the scene and first on the air early Saturday morning as flames shot into the air at the Sagefield Apartments on 32nd Avenue.
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Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in Ga. Senate race

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First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats. More>>

Teen arrested for breaking into Auburn car

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An teen has been arrested and charged with breaking into a vehicle parked outside an Auburn home Saturday, police announced Monday. More>>

Lanett Police: Thousands of dollars stolen from car wash

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Lanett Police are looking for a man they say stole thousands of dollars from the JJ Supersonic Car Wash in July.Police say the money was reported stolen from the machines at the car wash after the suspect breaks the lights. The man was wearing a purple shirt, camo shorts, and black boots with purple laces. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Colley at 334-644-5227. More>>

VIDEO: Columbus' historic Mott House destroyed by fire Video included

Video captured by WRBL News 3 media partner The Ledger-Enquirer shows the historic Mott House, located along the Chattahoochee River on the TSYS campus, completely engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. Video captured by WRBL News 3 media partner The Ledger-Enquirer shows the historic Mott House, located along the Chattahoochee River on the TSYS campus, completely engulfed in flames early Sunday morning.
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The historic Mott House mansion on Columbus' TSYS campus was completely destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. More>>

CBS names James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson

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British actor James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson as host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS next year, part of a complete overhaul of the network's late-night talk show lineup put in motion by the impending... More>>

Columbus children's book festival returns with famed Muppeteer, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" author

The Second Annual Columbus Children's Book Festival comes to the Columbus Public Library September 20. The Second Annual Columbus Children's Book Festival comes to the Columbus Public Library September 20.
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Columbus Children's Book Festival will return to the Columbus Public Library September 20 with famed Muppeteer Caroll Spinney and author Christopher Paul Curtis. More>>

Phenix City car theft suspect wanted after Columbus chase

This red Honda Civic was stolen from Phenix City and later ditched in Columbus after hitting a brick wall, police said Monday morning. The search for the suspect continues. This red Honda Civic was stolen from Phenix City and later ditched in Columbus after hitting a brick wall, police said Monday morning. The search for the suspect continues.
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Man accused of stealing car from Phenix City and ditching it in Columbus after hitting brick wall. Search for suspect continues.

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Opelika Chick-fil-A flag at half staff after founder S. Truett Cathy death

Chick-fil-a restaurants like this one in Opelika are flying their flags at half staff after found S. Truett Cathy died early Monday. Chick-fil-a restaurants like this one in Opelika are flying their flags at half staff after found S. Truett Cathy died early Monday.
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Chick-fil-a restaurants like the one in Opelika are flying their flags at half staff Monday after their founder S. Truett Cathy died overnight. More>>

PHOTOS: Truck, car collide in Phenix City

No injuries were reported after a truck and passenger vehicle collided on Highway 165 in Mount Olive Monday. No injuries were reported after a truck and passenger vehicle collided on Highway 165 in Mount Olive Monday.
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No injuries were initially reported after a truck and car collided in Mount Olive Monday morning. More>>

DISH customers report WRBL reception issue

DISH Network viewers having problems watching WRBL News 3 should call DISH at 1 (855) 318-0572. DISH Network viewers having problems watching WRBL News 3 should call DISH at 1 (855) 318-0572.
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DISH customers in the Chattahoochee River Valley having problems viewing WRBL News 3 are encouraged to call DISH to report the problem. More>>

Three hospitalized after Russell County crash

A child and two adults were injured Monday during a crash in Fort Mitchell. A child and two adults were injured Monday during a crash in Fort Mitchell.
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Three people were taken to an area hospital after a crash in Fort Mitchell Monday morning. 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>>

Kareem Lane found not guilty in Columbus murder trial Video included

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Kareem Lane has been found not guilty in the 1992 stabbing death of school superintendent Jim Burns.  More>>

Day 2 of jury deliberations continue on Saturday in Kareem Lane murder retrial Video included

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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Live tweets from inside the Kareem Lane trial for the stabbing death of Columbus' Jim Burns.

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Columbus apartment complex destroyed by fire Video included

Columbus fire crews are battling a fire at a housing complex on Cusseta Road. Columbus fire crews are battling a fire at a housing complex on Cusseta Road.
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Columbus Fire and EMS crews are cleaning up what's left of Sagefield Apartments on 32nd Avenue in Columbus after a pair of fires destroyed most of the apartment complex late Friday night. More>>

Multiple vehicle crash shuts I-85 in Opelika

The extent of injuries were not initially known after a multiple vehicle wreck caused a partial closure of Interstate 85 in Opelika late Friday night. The extent of injuries were not initially known after a multiple vehicle wreck caused a partial closure of Interstate 85 in Opelika late Friday night.
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Portions of Interstate 85 is closed in Opelika near Tiger Town following a multiple vehicle wreck. The extent of injuries were not immediately known. More>>

Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica Video included

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Shadowed by two U.S. fighter jets, a small plane with its windows frosted and its pilot slumped over flew a ghostly 1,700-mile journey down the Atlantic Coast and beyond Friday before finally crashing in the waters off... More>>

New restaurants, events and attractions coming to Uptown Columbus

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New restaurants, tourism attractions and events are coming to uptown Columbus this fall. More>>

Calvary Christian School lockdown lifted

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A lockdown at Calvary Christian School has been lifted after Columbus police activity in the area Friday, WRBL News 3 has learned. More>>

Forrest Road railroad crossing to close for maintenance

The Forrest Road grade crossing is scheduled to be closed September 10 and 11. The Forrest Road grade crossing is scheduled to be closed September 10 and 11.
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Norfolk Southern Railroad plans to close the Forrest Road grade crossing September 10 and 11 to replace steel rail at the crossing. More>>

'We're not done yet,' says retiring CSU president Video included

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Columbus State University President Dr. Tim Mescon will retire at the end of the year, the school announced Thursday. More>>

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

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By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for... More>>

Fugitives arrested on drug charges in Lee County

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The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested Tony Maxie Butler Jr., 36, of Lagrange, Georgia for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jessica Ann Bush, 35, of McKenzie, Alabama was also arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.The Lee County Sheriff's Office says they received information that Butler and Bush, both being fugitives from justice, were possibly hiding out at the Red Carpet Inn in Opelika. A law enforc... More>>

PHOTO: Columbus police searching for car thief

This man is wanted by Columbus police for breaking into at least one vehicle. He is seen here on 13th Avenue in August. This man is wanted by Columbus police for breaking into at least one vehicle. He is seen here on 13th Avenue in August.
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Columbus police released a photo of a man suspected of breaking into a vehicle on 13th Avenue. More>>

Uptown Screen on the Green set for September 11th

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The 5th annual Uptown Screen on the Green is set for Thursday, September 11th at Woodruff Park Lawn behind Columbus State University's RiverPark Campus. More>>

Ladonia firefighters save dog from Phenix City house fire Video included

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A Phenix City family says their dog is alive after Ladonia firefighters rescued the scared animal from the family's burning home Wednesday.

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Barbour County fire claims life of police chief's father

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Alabama state officials are investigating a deadly Clio fire which killed the father of the local police chief, according to the Eufaula Tribune. More>>

LaGrange airport hosting first airplane, car show

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The LaGrange Callaway Airport planning the airport's first car and airplane show for Sept. 20. More>>

Auburn to host civil way symposium, historical walking tour

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September 13 symposium to feature civil war authors and include tour of Auburn civil war sites.

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Ladonia Elementary students deliver the news that airs on cable TV Video included

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Every week, 5th and 6th grade students at Ladonia Elementary School deliver the news. The 25 students are part of the Tiger News Team or TNT. The 5 to 10 minute newscast airs at 8:35 on Cable TV of East Alabama every Friday morning. “Every teacher in our school has a TV in their room so that we can all just turn on our TV and watch it,” says Erin Taylor, one of the teachers helping the students put the newscasts together.“A lot of kids, when they tried out, they said they were shy and they wa... More>>

Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

Justin Harris has been charged on eight counts related to the death of his son inside a hot car earlier this summer. Justin Harris has been charged on eight counts related to the death of his son inside a hot car earlier this summer.
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Georgia dad whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death. More>>

Opelika fast food workers set to strike for higher wages

Fast-food workers and activists who want a raise in the minimum wage are planning to strike today in Opelika. Fast-food workers and activists who want a raise in the minimum wage are planning to strike today in Opelika.
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Fast-food workers and activists who want a raise in the minimum wage are planning to strike today in Opelika and elsewhere across the country. More>>

Health Watch: Local veteran awaits disability claim

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A Columbus veteran says he filed a disability claim in January of 2013 and he's still waiting for that claim to be processed.John Soskin has a number of medical problems including PTSD, fibromyalgia, and Bi Polar disorder. He says his problems keep him from working, and that's why he needs to draw disability.He says his claim went all the way to the final stage, and was returned to the review stage because the VA is g... More>>

It's Your Money: Lee County proposed sales tax increase Video included

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A 1% sales tax increase could be in store for some Lee County residents. If passed it would benefit the Recreation and the Lee County Sheriff's office equally. It's the 3rd and final time this tax referendum will go before the voters. More>>

Condoms found at Columbus park during youth football practice Video included

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A Columbus mother tells News 3 she was "appalled" when she found used condoms and wrappers at Shirley Winston Park Tuesday during her 10-year-old son's football practice. More>>

Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US Video included

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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the... More>>

PHOTOS: LPD searching for ATM theft suspect

LaGrange police need your help identifying this suspect involved in an ATM theft. LaGrange police need your help identifying this suspect involved in an ATM theft.
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Detectives in LaGrange need your help identifying a person involved in an ATM theft.
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Labor Day weekend crashes claim 5 in Alabama

Alabama officials report five traffic accident deaths over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Alabama officials report five traffic accident deaths over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
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State officials say five people died in traffic accidents over the Labor Day holiday weekend. More>>

Fast-food workers call for strike in Opelika

Fast-food workers and activists who want a raise in the minimum wage are planning to strike this week in Opelika and elsewhere across the country. More>>

Alabama state superintendent calls for change in public schools Video included

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Alabama's Education Superintendent is asking for support on his plan to change Alabama schools. Dr. Tommy Bice was in Opelika Tuesday night, laying out his plan to increase test scores and graduation rates.In his "Future for Public Education Tour," Bice says for the past two years the state has been catching up after falling behind. Now, he says, the state is ready to move forward in some nontraditional ways.Bice told a group of about one hundred parents and educators that the bar needed to b... More>>

Group says world is losing battle against Ebola Video included

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The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone." More>>

28 take oath of citizenship in Columbus Video included

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28 people from 15 countries officially became citizens of the United States Tuesday morning. The annual Naturalization Ceremony was held at the federal courthouse in Columbus.Judge Clay Land presided over the ceremony that included chapters of the daughters and sons of the American Revolution and students from Brookstone School. Each student wrote a letter about what it means to be a U.S. citizen. A student read one of the letters aloud during the ceremony.“I feel great, this is probably the ... More>>

WRBL Poll: Georgia governor, senate races remain tight Video included

New WRBL News 3 / Ledger-Enquirer / PMB Broadcasting poll carried out by GaPundit.com show Georgia governor and senate race remains neck and neck ahead of November election. New WRBL News 3 / Ledger-Enquirer / PMB Broadcasting poll carried out by GaPundit.com show Georgia governor and senate race remains neck and neck ahead of November election.
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New statewide Georgia poll finds the race between Nathan Deal and Jason Carter for governor - and the race between David Perdue and Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate - remain highly competitive. More>>

PHOTOS: Phenix City gas station robbed at gunpoint

Surveillance image show an armed man robbing a Phenix City gas station early Monday morning. Surveillance image show an armed man robbing a Phenix City gas station early Monday morning.
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Phenix City police release images of a man robbing a gas station at gunpoint early Monday morning. More>>

Baby drowns in West Point Lake

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A one-year-old child has died after an apparent drowning at West Point Lake Sunday. More>>

Man shot, killed at Opelika poker party

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Authorities are investigating the killing of an Opelika man in a shooting that also wounded a Georgia man. More>>

Alabama proposed amendment would make gun ownership a fundamental right

A proposed change to the Alabama Constitution would make gun ownership a fundamental right. A proposed change to the Alabama Constitution would make gun ownership a fundamental right.
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A proposed change to the Alabama Constitution would make gun ownership a fundamental right in the state. More>>

Inmates tend to garden at Alabama county jail

The Russell County Sheriff's Office has turned a half-acre of jail property into a thriving summer garden, tended to by a group of female inmates, with the crops going to area shelters, food banks and churches. More>>

New Details: Columbus man dies after being run over by own car Video included

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Flowers were left at the scene where 29-year-old Anthony Williams died early Sunday morning after police say he was run over by his car.The crash happened at Chase Homes on 1st Avenue. Many residents say they could hear the crash from inside their home.“You heard the loud boom and there was a crash, when I came over here he was just laying on the ground,” said Selena Ross.Police say initially they responded to a call late Saturday night about a pedestrian being run over by a car. After talkin... More>>

Columbus man hit by own car after crashing on 1st Avenue Video included

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Anthony Williams, 29, was run over and killed by a car near Chase Homes on 1st Avenue late Saturday night, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. More>>

Zip line course runs into setbacks, set to open next Friday Video included

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While more than 200 people rafted down the Chattahoochee River on Labor Day - no one has been able to zip line across the river.That's because the zip line course, dubbed “The Blue Heron,” is still closed. Employees at Whitewater Express in Columbus say they had hoped for it to open Monday, but that didn't happen. They say it will open Friday, September 12th- almost 2 weeks later.“We just had, some insurance things we just had to adjust- building codes, everything like that,” says Charlie Cum... More>>

Hundreds pray for peace at Stop the Violence Memorial Video included

Columbus leaders are calling the community to end the violence in the area. There have been 18 murder in Columbus this year. More>>

2 pedestrians killed after car accident

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2 Opelikapedestrians are dead after a fatal car accident Friday. Around 9:30 Friday night, law enforcement personnel received a call about a car hitting 2 pedestrians on Columbus Parkway. When officials arrived, they found 2 people that had been struck by a car. 42 year old Angela Brooks of Opelika and 51 year old Ronald Edwards were found with life threatening injuries. Brooks was airlifted from the scene by Lifesaver helicopter to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Ga. She died from multip... More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Lutzenkirchen's parents speak about the loss of their son

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It's been 2 monthssince thetragic accident that killed former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, but his parents have now created a foundation to share his passion with the world.In an interview with WBRC, Mike and Mary Lutzenkirchen said the Lutzie 43 Foundation is now a work in progress and will advise students and young athletes on everything from conduct to community service."We're gonna try to do some things there from a fund raising standpoint to help the respective FCA programs and... 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>>

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>>

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>>

Columbus police issue alert for missing elderly man

John Parker was last seen at the Rainbow Foods on Buena Vista Road Monday. John Parker was last seen at the Rainbow Foods on Buena Vista Road Monday.
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Columbus police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing elderly man last seen Monday. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Midtown Columbus power outage affects 600

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Georgia Power says a power outage in Midtown Columbus is affecting about 200 of their customers, including WRBL News 3. More>>

LIVE VIDEO: WIAT CBS 42 from Birmingham

WIAT is the CBS affiliate for Birmingham, Alabama. WIAT is the CBS affiliate for Birmingham, Alabama.
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Live streaming video of news coverage, severe weather and other live events from WIAT, the CBS affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. 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>>

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>>

Loved ones remember mother, son at candlelight memorial

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Family and friends spent Sunday night honoring the lives of a Columbus mother and her infant son who were killed in a house fire just a few days ago."I know Mandy's with God up in heaven," said Mandy Mitchell's second cousin. 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>>

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Victory Drive

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Columbus police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of a 23 year old man Friday. 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>>

Preparation underway for 34th annual Midnight Express Race

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Country's Barbeque is hosting their 34th annual Midnight Express Run Saturday night. Preparations were underway Saturday afternoon as organizers got ready for the thousands of people who will take part in the 5k race this year. More>>

CSU students give back during annual Day of Service

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Hundreds of Columbus State students spent Saturday morning giving back to their community during the annual Day of Service. 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>>

Pedestrian struck and killed on 13th Street bridge

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Authorities are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle on a bridge in Columbus. More>>

Video of deadly Columbus gas station shootout Video included

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News 3 has obtained surveillance video showing the deadly shootout at a south Columbus gas station a few weeks ago.Police say on July 31st, Chandler Saxton, 35, fired several shots at John Jones, 31, at the Big Cat Gas Station on Buena Vista Road. The video captures the entire incident, from the initial shooting - to the victim returning fire.In court testimony, police say the shooting stemmed from an argument over a woman. Authoritie... More>>

Former Russell Co. HS band director accused of having sex with students Video included

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Authorities tell News 3’s sister station WKRG that Jeffery Gainous, the former band director at Russell County High School from 2005-2008, was arrested Wednesday for having inappropriate sexual contact with at least 8 high school girls over the last three years during his time at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama. More>>

Baby, mother found dead after "suspicious" Columbus house fire Video included

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A mother and her baby were killed in a house fire in Columbus early Thursday morning. 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>>

Elderly Columbus man missing

88-year-old Emory Gilbert is reported missing and believed to be driving somehwere in the Chattahoochee valley. 88-year-old Emory Gilbert is reported missing and believed to be driving somehwere in the Chattahoochee valley.
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Emory Gilbert, Sr., 88, suffers from dementia and diabetes and is driving a car with license plate is PCA 4775. More>>

Seale man burned after explosion

Russell County man suffered burns to his arms and face after aerosol can exploded in fire. Russell County man suffered burns to his arms and face after aerosol can exploded in fire.
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A Seale man is recovering from injuries he sustained during a small explosion in his yard Thursday morning. More>>

Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia Shoe Box Recycling Project

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Over 300 million shoes end up in landfills, so now the Girl Scouts of HistoricGeorgia are asking for you to donate your shoes for their Shoe Box Recycling Project. Girl Scout Ella McCall came on News 3 Midday to talk about the project. 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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Truck, train collide in Troup County

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Traffic is being rerouted in Troup County after a reported crash between a truck and train Wednesday night, according to information from the Troup County Sheriff's Office and LaGrange Daily News. More>>

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>>

Muscogee County gets new Deputy Coroner Video included

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Death can come at any time. It's why Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says the new addition to the department will ease the workload. So far this year, his office has handled 410 death investigations. 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>>

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

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

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>>

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

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

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>>

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

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

Three arrested for Auburn car break-ins

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

Auburn police arrest two for shoplifting within hours of each other

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

Police: Loachapoka man enters Auburn home, confronts residents

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

Fort Benning: Louder than normal heavy weapons training this week

Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week. Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week.
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Residents in the Chattahoochee Valley area can expect to hear louder than normal weapons training this week, More>>

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  • VIDEO: Opelika man receives Medal of Honor

    VIDEO: Opelika man receives Medal of Honor

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:08:42 GMT
    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.
    President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a retired sergeant major from Opelika.
    President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a retired sergeant major from Opelika.
  • NIM parade field dedicated to the late Senator Daniel Inouye

    NIM parade field dedicated to the late Senator Daniel Inouye

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:04:05 GMT
    Nearly 18,000 graduating soldiers will march across the parade field at the National Infantry Museum this year. The field was dedicated to a decorated soldier and senator at a ceremony Friday morning.
    Nearly 18,000 graduating soldiers will march across the parade field at the National Infantry Museum this year. The field was dedicated to a decorated soldier and senator at a ceremony Friday morning.
  • Community honors local veterans on 9/11

    Community honors local veterans on 9/11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:39:48 GMT
    Columbus honored local veterans in remembrance of 9/11 Thursday.
    Columbus honored local veterans in remembrance of 9/11 Thursday.
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