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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>>

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>>

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

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

Eight Auburn students test positive for tuberculosis infection

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

Search continues in Columbus for LaGrange murder suspect

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

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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Trial date set for murder-for-hire case

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

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

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

Tunnel approved under rail tracks on Buena Vista Road Video included

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

"Person of Interest" named in Meriwether County homicide investigation

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

"Worm" arrested in teen murder investigation

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

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Lanett Police search for armed robbery suspect

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

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

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

18-wheelers ahead of the curve of technology Video included

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

Auburn fans encouraged to take heat precautions

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

Stolen car suspect flees Opelika police after chase

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

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>>

Carter picks up support from Ga. teachers' group

One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia is announcing its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. 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>>

Ala judge raises bond for band director

A south Alabama judge is raising the bond for a high school band director charged with having sex with students. 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

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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>>

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>>

WRBL PrepZone high school football scores

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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2 arrested after teen killed in South Columbus shooting Video included

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Power restored after Moon Road neighborhood outage

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Electricity is restored to a north Columbus community after a piece of Georgia Power equipment triggered an outage Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Columbus man sentenced for enticing two minor girls with gifts for sex

John David Przenkop used gifts and dinner to entice teen girls into having sex with him. John David Przenkop used gifts and dinner to entice teen girls into having sex with him.
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A Columbus man sentenced after admitting to enticing two female teens with promises of gifts, a shopping spree and dinner in exchange for sex. More>>

Najee Dorsey Exhibit Comes to Columbus

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Najee Dorsey is bringing his first solo museum show to The Columbus Museum this Thursday, August 21st and it will run until January 4th.The show is called "Leaving Mississippi: Reflections On Heroes and Folklore Works". We did a live interview with him on News 3 Midday to talk about his upcoming exhibit. More>>

Overturned gasoline tanker leaked gallons of fuel after Phenix City crash Video included

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A gasoline tanker carrying between 3,5000 and 7,000 gallons of fuel overturned and leaked gasoline along Summerville Road in Phenix City. As of late Monday night, portions of the road are still closed as crews work to clean-up the spill. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Fore Kids Columbus

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There is a par-3 golf course in Columbus that has been the training ground for many a young golfer down through the years.Today you can find middle and high school golfers volunteering to teach little tikes what they know...all for the love of the game. Godwin Creek Par-3 Golf Course is home to Fore Kids Columbus, a not-for-profit organization that is focused on providing golf instruction to youngsters, but it goes well beyond that. More>>

Cusseta man arrested for threatening neighbors with gun

Marcus Godfrey is accused of threatening his Cusseta neighbors with a gun after a dispute. Marcus Godfrey is accused of threatening his Cusseta neighbors with a gun after a dispute.
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A Cusseta man has been arrested after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a gun Saturday night, Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart told WRBL News 3 Monday. More>>

Georgia Transportation group learns from Columbus TSPLOST Video included

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The Georgia Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding came to Columbus Monday to learnhow local tax dollars are being used. The group is made up of 13 state legislators and transportation gurus, and their main goal is to find out how best to save the state money while also improving mobility. Columbus is the second stop on the committee's tour of the state.The focus of the meeting was how the TSPLOSTpenny-tax is funneling $300 million intothe city's infrastructur... More>>

Chambers County rapist located, arrested for failure to pay fine

Eddie Joe McCurty was convicted of rape and released from jail in 2009. He was ordered to pay a fine but disappeared after making all the initial payment. He has been relocated and arrested for failure to pay. Eddie Joe McCurty was convicted of rape and released from jail in 2009. He was ordered to pay a fine but disappeared after making all the initial payment. He has been relocated and arrested for failure to pay.
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A Chambers County man convicted of rape and released from prison years ago as been located and arrested after years of avoiding paying a fine related to his 2001 conviction. More>>

Jury selection in Kareem Lane case begins Tuesday

Kareem Lane will face a new trial starting August 25 in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday. Kareem Lane will face a new trial starting August 25 in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday.
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Lane is accused of killing Muscogee County school superintendent Jim Burns in 1992. He will face a new trial after a 2002 trial ended in a hung jury. More>>

Longtime Phenix City Councilman Arthur Sumbry, Sr. dies

Arthur Sumbry, Sr., who died Monday, spent nearly 30 years on the Phenix City council. Arthur Sumbry, Sr., who died Monday, spent nearly 30 years on the Phenix City council.
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Arthur Sumbry, Sr., who served as a Phenix City councilman for nearly three decades, has died at the age of 73, the City of Phenix City announced Monday. More>>

Muscogee County Correctional Officer arrested, will be fired

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The Muscogee County Sheriff says a correctional officer who worked at the Muscogee County Jail was arrested after a domestic issue with his girlfriend.36-year-old Keith Searcy is charged with Aggravated Assault (FV), Kidnapping (FV), and Criminal Trespass.Searcy was arrested after a dispute at a home on 23rd Street in Columbus early Sunday morning. Sheriff John Darr says he turned himself in and has since made bond.Darr says Searcy will be fired. He has worked with the sheriff's office for le... More>>

"Peaceful Rage" rally sheds light on gun violence Video included

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Ferguson may be more than 600 miles away, but distance didn't stop a group of Columbus natives from hosting a peaceful rally to shed light on gun violence in Columbus and across the country. It was a sea of red Sunday afternoon, as dozens of people came to Carver Park to join in on the "Peaceful Rage" rally.

 

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Blind motorcyclist competes in Bonneville race Video included

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He wasn't born blind, but after a drag racing accident left him completely sightless, he didn't let his condition stop him. Dan Parker has been racing all his life. 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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Racial slurs and gang signs spray-painted on Meriwether County home Video included

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It's usually pretty quiet and everyone gets along in the small community of Greenville, Georgia. That's why what one family saw painted on their home came as such a big surprise.

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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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State transportation committee coming to Columbus

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The public is invited to attend an upcoming state transportation committee meeting in Columbus Monday. More>>

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>>

Community holds candlelight vigil to end gun violence in Columbus Video included

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Over a hundred lit candles, prayed and remembered the life of 20-year-old Robert “Marael” Brooks, who was killed in a drive by shooting last Friday at his home on Gleason avenue. The shooting occurred early in the morning in the 2900 block of Gleason Avenue.  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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Motorcyclist "okay" after Fort Mitchell crash

A motorcyclist escaped serious injury after a crash in Fort Mitchell Thursday afternoon. A motorcyclist escaped serious injury after a crash in Fort Mitchell Thursday afternoon.
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A motorcyclist is alert and okay after a Fort Mitchell crash late Thursday afternoon, an Alabama State Trooper on the scene of the crashtells WRBL News 3. More>>

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

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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>>

Mentally disabled teen beaten at Columbus playground, mother says Video included

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A Columbus woman says her mentally disabled teenager was beaten, stripped and robbed at a local playground. More>>

DQ Miracle Treat Day to Benefit Children's Miracle Network

Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat day is August 14, 2014. Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat day is August 14, 2014.
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All Dairy Queen locations in the area will celebrate their eighth annual Miracle Treat Day. 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>>

Auburn election voter registration ends Friday

Anyone looking to vote in Auburn's August 26 election that is not already registered has until Friday to file forms. Anyone looking to vote in Auburn's August 26 election that is not already registered has until Friday to file forms.
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Friday is the deadline for new voters who still need to register for Auburn's upcoming municipal election. 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 police respond to reported shooting at Cross Keys Apartments

Columbus police are back at Cross Keys Apartments after a reported shooting. Columbus police are back at Cross Keys Apartments after a reported shooting.
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Columbus police respond to reports of shooting at  Cross Keys Apartments. More>>

Little public response to proposed job cuts at Fort Benning Video included

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Only 50 people have sent public comments to the Army so far in response to the proposed 10,800 job cuts at Fort Benning.There are two weeks left in the public comment period ending Aug. 25, and an Army public affairs spokesperson says more than 15,000 comments have been sent in from around the country supporting other installations. The ones in favor of keeping jobs at Fort Benning make up a fraction of that.Last year Fort Benning made up 1,100 of the 8,000 comments sent, helpingkeep the 3rd ... More>>

Woman caught on camera stealing package from Phenix City home Video included

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A Phenix City homeowner says a woman swiped a package off his front porch and he's got the video to prove it. 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>>

Couple sentenced to life without parole in 2010 Valley murder

Opelika man, Valley woman sentenced to life without parole in 2010 Lee County murder. Opelika man, Valley woman sentenced to life without parole in 2010 Lee County murder.
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John Bradley Limes and Leslie Lea King have plead guilty to the 2010 killing of Kathleen Lucile Landino of Valley, according to Major Mike Reynolds of the Valley Police Department. More>>

Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official said

Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide. Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide.
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Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff's officials said Tuesday. More>>

Columbus man wins one million dollars in Georgia Lottery game

Columbus' Wolfgang Gant has claimed a one million dollar lottery ticket. Columbus' Wolfgang Gant has claimed a one million dollar lottery ticket.
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Wolfgang Gant bought the winning 20th Anniversary Extravaganza instant game ticket at the Publix on Woodroof Farms Road, lottery officials said. More>>

Moral Monday movement calls for change in Columbus and Georgia Video included

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Local and state activists demanded change Monday at Columbus's first ever Moral Monday. 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>>

Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

Robin Williams was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday. Robin Williams was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday.
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Robin Williams was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday. 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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Red Cross holds disaster shelter drill Video included

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Dozens of people from around the valley will be better prepared to help out in the event of a natural disaster after a Red Cross training seminar Saturday afternoon. More>>

Hundreds attend inaugural Back to School Bash

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Hundreds of people from across the Chattahoochee Valley lined up early Saturday morning for News 3's inaugural Back to School Bash at BMW of Columbus. It was a day filled with fun and free events for children and their parents. More>>

VIDEO: TriColumbusGa Olympic Triathlon finish line camera Video included

Watch live and replay TriColumbusGa race finishes. Watch live and replay TriColumbusGa race finishes.
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Watch live or replay a TriColumbusga Olympic triathlon finish with the WRBL.com finish line camera live from Broadway in Uptown. More>>

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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Columbus firefighters extinguish Macon Road car fire

An eyewitness captures firefighters battling a Macon Road car fire Friday. An eyewitness captures firefighters battling a Macon Road car fire Friday.
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A car fire is causing traffic delays along Macon Road just west of Interstate 185. More>>

Former Columbus police officer arrested, accused of hitting and choking juveniles Video included

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John Allen Jr., a former Columbus police corporal and son of former Muscogee County Superior Court Judge John Allen, has turned himself into police after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe says he hit and choked two juveniles in custody. More>>

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>>

President Carter meets with Sumter Co. students, Japanese delegates

President Jimmy Carter met Thursday with a delegation from Japan and students from Sumter County schools. President Jimmy Carter met Thursday with a delegation from Japan and students from Sumter County schools.
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President Carter met with a group of twenty-five Japanese high school students Thursday during an event hosted by the Sumter County Schools. 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>>

GBI completes investigation into CSU officer-involved shooting

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation into the Columbus State officer-involved shooting and has sent the case to the District Attorney, GBI Special Agent in Charge Fred Wimberley announced Thursday. 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>>

Former UGA Coach Vince Dooley revs up Rotary crowd

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Former University of Georgia Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Vince Dooley was the speaker at Wednesday's weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Columbus at the Trade Center. Dooley is in his 50th year in Athens, having moved from Auburn University in 1964 to accept the head coaching job at Georgia. Coach Dooley reminisced about the early days of his distinguished career, talked about being the author of numerous books, and addressed the changes taking place in college football today.D... More>>

$17,000 worth of tools stolen from Opelika construction site

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Opelika police say more than $17,000 worth of tools were stolen from the construction site at Southern Union Community College in Opelika. 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>>

Driver hospitalized after SUV drives into Phenix City office

A tow truck crew attempts to remove a vehicle that crashed into a Phenix City office Wednesday. A tow truck crew attempts to remove a vehicle that crashed into a Phenix City office Wednesday.
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Two being treated for injuries after SUV drives into Phenix City office.

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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>>

Chattahoochee Valley celebrates National Night Out Video included

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Law enforcement agencies across the country spent Tuesday night visiting local communities to heighten awareness of crime and meet members of the community. More>>

Touring the newly renovated Opelika High School Video included

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School is back in session for most students in the Chattahoochee Valley this week. And when Opelika High School starts back on Thursday, teachers and students may feel like they're walking through the halls of a whole new school. 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>>

Burglar allegedly steals beer, dishwashing liquid

Police say a burgular allegedly stole beer and dishwashing liquid. Police say a burgular allegedly stole beer and dishwashing liquid.
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A burglar allegedly broke into a home Sunday, taking some beer and dishwashing liquid.
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Muscogee County Marshal defends travel expenses Video included

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In a News 3 investigation, we take a look at Columbus city departments spending your tax dollars on travel. Our investigation led us to take a closer look at the Muscogee County Marshal's Office after finding out the department took 18 trips to conferences or training sessions within the past year. More>>

PHOTOS: Back to school

A look at back to school photos from across the area and around the Web. (Photo Courtsy: b_klotz / Instagram) A look at back to school photos from across the area and around the Web. (Photo Courtsy: b_klotz / Instagram)
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WRBL News 3 want to see your back to school photos! Your image may even be used on television. More>>

Teen drowns in Opelika hotel pool

An 18-year-old from LaFayette drowned Sunday in an Opelika hotel pool. An 18-year-old from LaFayette drowned Sunday in an Opelika hotel pool.
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An 18-year-old from LaFayette drowned while swimming in an Opelika hotel pool Sunday. More>>

Columbus murder suspect surrenders to police

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Columbus police say Chandler Saxton, 35, turned himself in Sunday afternoon after police say he shot a man at a south Columbus gas station Thursday night. More>>

Man wanted for stealing more televisions from Phenix City Walmart

Police are trying to identify a suspect who they say commited a second theft after stealing TVs from Walmart. Police are trying to identify a suspect who they say commited a second theft after stealing TVs from Walmart.
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Phenix City police are searching for a suspect who they say committed a second theft after stealing televisions from Walmart. More>>

Air show donates thousands to local organizations

Thunder in the Valley donates thousands to local organizations. Thunder in the Valley donates thousands to local organizations.
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Thunder in the Valley Air Show donated $37,000 to 8 local youth organizations and programs this morning. More>>

Police investigate two Columbus shootings Sunday

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Columbus police are investigating two, unconnected shootings Sunday afternoon. More>>

Husband dead, wife injured in murder-suicide attempt at Phenix City apartment Video included

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One man is dead and a female is injured after a shooting at Carriage Hill Apartments in Phenix City, police say. Police say they got a call around 2:30 pm, when they arrived at the scene they found a deceased male in the upstairs apartment and a female who was injured. More>>

Gas station shooting victim passes away

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Columbus Police officials confirm the 31 year old victim of the Big Cat Gas Station shooting died of his injuries Saturday afternoon. As News 3 has previously reported, patrol units responded to the Big Cat Gas Station on Buena Vista road in reference to a shooting. More>>

CV Pride opens first of its kind community center

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A first of its kind community center has opened its door right here in Columbus. The Chattahoochee Valley Pride organization had the grand opening celebration for their community center Saturday afternoon. More>>

United Way of Lee County "Stuffs the Bus" Saturday

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The United Way of Lee County is asking shoppers to pick up a couple of extra school supplies this tax free weekend as they support local children heading back to school. More>>

Ebola victim arrives in Georgia

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ATLANTA (AP) -UPDATE: The doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has arrived in Atlanta for treatment.-----------------------------------------------An Air Force spokesman says a patient infected with Ebola in Africa arrived at a military air base outside Atlanta and is being brought to a hospital in the city.Dobbins Air Reserve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson said the first of two Americans who worked for missionary groups arrived on a flight that landed Saturday.Samaritan's Purse mission... More>>

Teen who drowned in Chattahoochee River laid to rest Video included

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Justin Thomas, the 14-year-old boy who drowned in the Chattahoochee River last weekend, was laid to rest Friday. More>>

PetSmart Recalls Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters

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PetSmart is recalling about 33,000 Aquarium heaters. The company says the heaters are insufficiently grounded, posing a risk of electrical shock to the consumer. No injuries have been reported.Consumers can get a refund by returning the product to any PetSmart. This recall involves all 50-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-watt Top Fin brand plastic aquarium heaters. The heaters are black cylinders about 1 1/2 inches in diame... More>>

LIVE: Auburn University summer graduation ceremonies

Auburn University will be live streaming their summer graduation ceremonies Saturday. (Photo Courtesy: Auburn University / File) Auburn University will be live streaming their summer graduation ceremonies Saturday. (Photo Courtesy: Auburn University / File)
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Auburn University will be live streaming their summer graduation ceremonies Saturday and you can watch them live on WRBL.com. More>>

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