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Alabama State Trooper injured in shootout

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An Alabama State Trooper has been released from the hospital after he was in a shootout with two men in southeast Alabama. More>>

Columbus man shot in face, another injured in weekend shooting

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Columbus Police are looking for the gunman responsible for shooting a man in the face and a woman in the leg on Saturday. More>>

Opelika family in need of wheelchair accessible van Video included

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An Opelika family needs your help. They are raising money for a wheelchair accessible van for their 7 year old special needs daughter. Her name is Abbie. She suffers from a rare brain disorder. The disease attacks the portion of her brain that controls hearing, speech, balance and the ability to swallow. More>>

Bikers ride alongside Auburn legend Bo Jackson in "Bo Bikes Bama" Video included

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Hundreds biked across Auburn today for the 3rd annual "Bo Bikes Bama." The ride was hosted and led by Auburn legend Bo Jackson. More>>

Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

A homeowner in Knoxville, Tennessee found a dead body under her porch during an Easter egg hunt with her son. (Courtesy: Knoxville News Sentinel) A homeowner in Knoxville, Tennessee found a dead body under her porch during an Easter egg hunt with her son. (Courtesy: Knoxville News Sentinel)
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Knoxville woman found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. More>>

Escaped inmate tased twice, jumps in lake during capture Video included

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Darrin Adams got away from a Muscogee County prison detail last Friday. This came months after he escaped from the Lee County Detention Center in December and another Georgia prison in 1994. Lee County authorities found him late Wednesday night. More>>

Auburn woman shot in leg during domestic dispute

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59-year-old Johnnie Forte was arrested Friday after he allegedly shot a 29-year-old woman in the leg, according to Auburn Police.Officers responded to a shots fired call at a home on Kent Drive shortly before 2 a.m. Friday. The woman was treated at East Alabama Medical Center for a non-life threatening injury.Forte now faces domestic violence charges. More>>

LaGrange man shot in face while sleeping

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A LaGrange man is recovering after being shot in the face while he was sleeping, according to LaGrange Police.  More>>

Bo Jackson ready for Bo Bikes Bama Video included

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A-Day weekend is here, and it is extra special for Auburn fans because the legend Bo Jackson is back for Bo Bikes Bama.   More>>

Authorities: Man walks into sheriff's office, confesses to sexual abuse

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A 62-year-old Chambers County man was arrested on two counts of Sexual Abusecharges. Authorities with the Chambers County Sheriff's Office say Johnny Bolt, of Five Points, walked into the sheriff's office this week and confessed to sexually abusing a family member under the age of 12. They say he was arrested Thursday and made bond that same day. More>>

497th MCT soldiers return home

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19 families are once again enjoying the company of their soldiers Friday night. The 497th movement control team returned to Fort Benning after a 9 month deployment to Afghanistan. More>>

Grandmother of boy tied up in Macy's bathroom speaks Video included

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The family of an 8-year-old boy, who police say was tied up and assaulted in Peachtree Mall, pleading for the public's help after nearly two weeks with no arrest. More>>

Georgia Supreme Court visits Columbus Video included

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Hundreds of students, lawyers, and citizens packed the Springer Opera House Friday morning to hear oral arguments presented in front of the Georgia Supreme Court. More>>

Alabama Unemployment Rate Rises

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The state Department of Labor says Alabama's March unemployment rate is 6.7 percent, which is three-tenths of a percent higher than the February rate.  More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Jordan High Shop Volunteers

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

Man wanted for questioning following Columbus assault

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Columbus police release photos from Peachtree Mall in Columbus. More>>

Principal of Double Churches Middle School passes away Video included

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The principal of Double Churches Middle School passed away Wednesday night. Chris Cox was appointed to the job in 2012. More>>

Alabama Veterans Cemetery Milestone Video included

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It's been one year since the first burial at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort. More>>

From Phenix City to Texas: US Hi-Way Sale this weekend

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Alabama towns along U.S. 80 will be participating in a massive yard sale this weekend. More>>

Escaped Muscogee inmate captured in Lee County

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Darrin Adams was recaptured in Lee County Thursday and is being charged with two escapes. More>>

Opelika Mayor announces Pharmative expanding

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Pharmative will be investing additional capitol into the manufacturing facility in Opelika to accommodate their growing demand, Tuesday. Pharmative is one of the nation's largest manufactures of highqualityy vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. The company plans to invest anadditionall 21.6 million and hire 54 associates over the next three years. More>>

News 3 Midday 4/17/14 Video included

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New Automotive Plant Coming to Alabama

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A new Japanese production plant is headed to Tuscaloosa County in 2015. More>>

Tuskegee is training ground for diabetes education program

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Alabama has a high prevalence of diabetes. Macon County, where Tuskegee is located has a 14 to 16 percent range for prevalence compared to just over 11 percent for the state. To change habits, an accredited diabetes education program was started in Tuskegee. More than forty people took part. The goal of the ten week course was to help those with diabetes learn to control their blood sugar by changing their behavior. ... More>>

Council fails to approve proposal to build $244,000 restroom on RiverWalk Video included

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A proposal for a Columbus RiverWalk public restroom project that would cost nearly $250,000 fails to pass once again as city councilors could not reach a majority vote. More>>

CPD used "old fashioned ways" to solve church vandalism case Video included

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Columbus police have released more information about how they arrested a man accused of vandalizing multiple churches in south Columbus. They say they had to use what they call old fashioned police work.  More>>

Columbus police catch thieves involved in more than 200 burglaries Video included

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Columbus police say they have had an outstanding run of catching burglars over the last few months. They say the crime rate on property crimes in Columbus has dropped drastically. More>>

Auburn University classes cancelled after reported threat Video included

Image tweeted by student newspaper The Auburn University Plainsman shows the alleged threat written inside a bathroom. Image tweeted by student newspaper The Auburn University Plainsman shows the alleged threat written inside a bathroom.
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Auburn University classes have been canceled Wednesday "due to student and parent anxiety over [a] threat," an emergency message posted to the school's Web site reads. More>>

Phenix City flasher sentenced

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Zachary Heath Belitz  has been sentenced to 30 days of hard labor. More>>

Lanett police make fifth arrest in Griggs murder

Charlie Sigers, Jr., is the fifth person arrested for the shooting death of Christopher Griggs. Charlie Sigers, Jr., is the fifth person arrested for the shooting death of Christopher Griggs.
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Charlie Sigers, Jr., 36, of Valley, was arrested in the shooting death of Christopher Griggs. More>>

News 3 Midday 4/16/14 Video included

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Two children removed from Jefferson County home after active meth lab discovered

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  Deputies responded to the scene after a caller expressed concerns about drug activity inside a mobile home with small children living there.
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Blanchard Elementary sinkhole being repaired

Repairs outside Blanchard Elementary School after a sinkhole formed in the parking lot. Repairs outside Blanchard Elementary School after a sinkhole formed in the parking lot.
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District announces changes to student pickup and dropoff during repairs.

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First on 3: Authorities investigate homicide in Russell Co. Video included

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Authorities are investigating a homicide at a trailer park on Lamb Road near Dixie Elementary School, according to Russell County Sheriff Health Taylor. More>>

Submit your questions for the Columbus mayoral debate

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Submit your questions for Teresa Tomlinson and Colin Martin. Then watch the debate Monday on WRBL. More>>

Auburn man arrested for attempted murder after Spencer Avenue shooting

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Jadarrion Spinks charged with attempted murder after shooting man in face Friday. More>>

Gov. Deal signs bills assisting veterans, military families Video included

Georgia Govenor Nathan Deal at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus Tuesday, where he signed three bills in to law that are meant to help veterans and military families. Georgia Govenor Nathan Deal at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus Tuesday, where he signed three bills in to law that are meant to help veterans and military families.
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Gov. Deal signed the bills while at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus Tuesday. More>>

Auburn woman arrested after Howard Street hit and run

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Victim treated for severe abrasions and other injuries. More>>

Child dies in Tuskegee crash

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Boy from Shorter was not wearing a seat belt, troopers say. More>>

Pet of the Week 4/15/14

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Check out this week's Pet of the Week! Today's pet is Tinkerbell from Paws Humane. Tinkerbell is four months old and is looking for a good home. More>>

News 3 Midday 4/15/14 Video included

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Interstate 85 reopens after Auburn police-involved crash Video included

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Interstate 85 southbound in Lee County closed beginning at Gateway Drive (Exit 58). More>>

Muscogee Co. School Superintendent proposes new early education plan

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The Muscogee County Schools Superintendent wants to revamp early education. Superintendent David Lewis laid out his plan to board members in a work session Monday night. More>>

Columbus murder suspect arrested in California

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U.S. Marshalshave arrested a Columbus man in California, the prime suspect in a south Columbus murder. Columbus Police named Reginald Jacksontheir suspect in the October 2013 shooting death of Dior Cheney, 23. Cheney was shot to death inside his car. A second victim was wounded.TheU.S. Marshals Service located Jackson in Hemet, California around 7:30 tonight. Acting on leads, a FugitiveTask Forcelocated and arrested J... More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Miami Dolphins Linebacker Philip Wheeler

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

Columbus Police arrest man for impersonating federal officer

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Justin Greene, 22, showed up to police dispatched calls and police traffic stops portraying himself as a Homeland Security Agent, according to Columbus police. More>>

Last day to register to vote in mayoral race is April 21

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April 21 is the last day for new voters interested in casting ballots in May 20th elections to register. More>>

Columbus political candidates submit financial disclosures

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A look at how much candidates have raised.

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Neighbors To Fight Mosque Expansion Again Video included

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Neighbor’s main concerns include increased traffic on the road that runs right up to the University of South Alabama.

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More than $70,000 in stolen property recovered by Harris Co. Sheriff's Office Video included

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Friday night the Harris County Sheriff's Office and cooperating agencies recovered more than $70,000 in stolen property. More>>

Missing Valley woman's body found

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Patricia Frazier was found Friday in Valley. More>>

25th Infantry Division team wins 2014 Best Ranger Competition Video included

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2nd Lt. Michael Rose and 2nd Lt. John Bergman won the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning. Over the course of the competition, each ranger covered up to 75 miles with little or no sleep. More>>

Columbus police seek vehicle in connection with Carousel Lounge shooting

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Columbus Police are seeking to question individuals in a vehicle that left the scene of where Marcus King was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Carousel Lounge on April 1.Detectives are looking for a gray or silver Chevrolet Impala 2006-2013 year model that was seen leaving the area. The individuals in the Chevrolet Impala may have been witnesses to the incident and investigators would like to speak with them, according to Columbus Police Lt. John McMichael. Police say the shooting oc... More>>

Gubernatorial candidate, Jason Carter, visits Columbus Video included

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Business leaders, community members, and The Young Democrats of Georgia spent some time with Democratic Governor hopeful, Jason Carter, Saturday afternoon. New's 3's Naomi Keitt caught up with Carter between stops Saturday and says his campaign is focused on educational opportunities across the state. " More>>

Police arrest man in connection with Columbus church vandalism cases

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Columbus police have arrested James Morris, 25, in connection with the South Columbus church vandalism last weekend. More>>

Muscogee County prison inmate escapes - again Video included

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Darrin Adams has escaped from Muscogee prison. He escaped from Lee jail last year. More>>

Fort Benning Interstate 185 closure this weekend

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Interstate 185 northbound closing for bridge repair this weekend. More>>

Controversial sign outrages some, management defends Video included

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A controversial gas station sign is raising eyebrows in LaGrange. New 3's Naomi Keitt talked to some community members who are upset about the gay slur used on the sign. More>>

Timeline: Four arrested for Lanett murder

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Thomas Starkey, the man wanted for murder in Lanett, has been caught and booked in the Chambers County Jail, according to jail records and later confirmed by a jail spokesperson.Records show Starkey was booked late Thursday night. Earlier in the day, Troup County authorities located Starkey's gold Lexus, and when authorities attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled. At one point, the four people riding in the car jumped out of the vehicle near Kia Boulevard and fled on foot, according to author... More>>

Authorities investigate murder, attempted suicide in Chambers County

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Chambers County Sheriff’s Officials are looking into a murder, attempted suicide in Cusseta, Alabama Tuesday night. More>>

News 3 Midday 4/11/14

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Officers Honored for Saving Man from Burning Home Video included

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Three officers awarded for their role in pulling an elderly man from a burning home More>>

Georgia takes step toward legalizing form of medical marijuana Video included

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Governor Deal announced a pilot program Tuesday afternoon aimed at helping children with seizures get access to cannabis oil, which has been used in other states to treat seizures. During this year’s legislative session, Georgia lawmakers were unable to pass a bill that would allow families to access the product.Chey and Jill Wilson were getting ready to move from Columbus to Colorado to seek treatment for their daughter Ava. The seven-year-old has a difficult-to-treat form of epilepsy, and s... More>>

Semitrailer, freight train crash in Auburn

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No injuries after truck, train collide in Auburn.

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Plans announced for parade to honor Kendrick Lady Cherokees

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Plans have been announced for a paradeshowcasing the Lady Cherokees, the 2014 AA Georgia Basketball Champions.The parade is set for May 3, 2014, beginning at 10 am at the Phenix City Amphitheater/Colin Powell Parkway. Groups who want to participate can register their entries by calling (706) 565-2960, mailing Kendrick High School Celebration Parade, ATTN: Major Smith, 6015 Georgetown, Drive, Columbus, GA 31907, or faxing (706) 565-2971the attached application. More>>

Fishing event to benefit Russell County Child Advocacy Center

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The 11th Annual Shepherd Brokers Real Estate Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. More>>

News 3 Midday 4/10/14 Video included

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Proposed budget to avoid deficit and layoffs, Columbus mayor says Video included

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The Columbus mayor says next fiscal year's budget will help the city avoid dipping back into the red, however, all city departments will likely see cuts. More>>

Health Watch: Group wants to "Light Up Columbus" with the color blue for Autism

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It’s time to light up Columbus! Stroller Strong Moms and Uptown Columbus are hoping to raise awareness about the challenges faced by parents of autistic children. They’re hoping to do that by painting the town blue this month. 1 in 88 American children is diagnosed with autism. Kimberly Kapacziewskiis the mother of a three year old autistic son and director of Light Up Columbus. When Cody was 18 months old, Kimberly n... More>>

Auburn Coach Anthony Jeter memorial arrangements announced

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Memorials services will be held at Auburn High Friday and Saturday.

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Avoid costly financial aid traps Video included

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Time is running out for high school seniors who are planning to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The deadline is June 30th but experts say the earlier you fill it out the better. More>>

As many as 20 students hurt in Pennsylvania high school stabbing Video included

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Four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh. More>>

News 3 Midday 4/9/14 Video included

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Fort Valley university to inaugurate new school president

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Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith will be formally inaugurated as the president of Fort Valley State University Friday. More>>

Cool School: Blackmon Road Middle School Video included

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A Muscogee County middle school takes academics to the next level, inside and outside of the classroom. Blackmon Road Middle school has several championships for their academic bowl and math club teams. News 3's Naomi Keitt shows us this week's cool school. More>>

Harris Co. School Board to announce Dr. Jimmy Martin as superintendent Video included

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The Harris County School Board is expected to approve the Chattahoochee County Superintendent for the opening on Thursday. More>>

Lee County investigating residential burglaries

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Lee County authorities are investigating two residential burglaries that occurred Tuesday in northeast Opelika, the Lee County Sheriff's Department announced via Facebook Tuesday evening. More>>

New Army standards target ethnic hairstyles, enrages black women Video included

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New hair standards for military personnel have shocked some with the restrictions they put on black women. Black women in the Army can say goodbye to dreadlocks, twists, and cornrows, styles their ancestors have been wearing for centuries.The American military prides itself on a professional and conservative presentation, but new rules now exclude some hairstyles. Without natural "do's" like dreads and braids, black women are left with few options, chemical treatments like relaxers, or choppi... More>>

Lee County Sheriff: Alabama "Meth Lab" ruling reinforces procedures Video included

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In a landmark case, the Alabama Supreme Court has ruled meth labs are such a threat to public safety that officers in a Montgomery situation could legally enter a home without a search warrant. News 3's Naomi Keitt talked with local law enforcement about what this decision means for your safety. More>>

LaGrange Waffle House barricaded suspect arrested

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An armed man has been arrested after barricading himself inside a LaGrange Waffle House restroom for over six hours early Tuesday. More>>

News 3 Midday 4/8/14

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Several South Columbus churches vandalized

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Pastors of several south Columbus churches are calling for more police surveillance after their churches were vandalized over the weekend. More>>

Photos: Storms lead to flooding across Chattahoochee Valley

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After heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled through the valley this morning, we can look for improving weather conditions this afternoon.
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Rainwater runoff washing away Harris County woman's yard Video included

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The heavy rain is washing away one Harris County woman's backyard right before her eyes, and the county tells her they can't help. More>>

Phenix City man dies after single-vehicle accident

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A Phenix City man is dead after single-vehicle crash Sunday.At 6:35 p.m. Sunday, 41-year-oldMorris Louther Reese diedafter the Ford Expedition he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred on Lee County 207 two miles west of Smiths Station.Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate. More>>

News 3 Midday 4/7/14 Video included

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Coroner: Auburn HS assistant principal dies of heart attack

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Auburn High School's assistant principal died Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack in his car. More>>

Auburn High remembers fallen football coach, assistant principal Video included

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The Auburn High community is remembering their assistant principal and football coach who passed away on Saturday. More>>

Families remember fallen soldiers at rededication ceremony Video included

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Hundreds of family and friends spent Saturday afternoon honoring their fallen loved ones at a rededication ceremony on Fort Benning. News 3's Naomi Keitt tells us more about the renovated Hall of Heroes. Nicole DiCenzo lost her husband in 2006. More>>

How you can fight pollen and allergies Video included

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Despite the rain, hay fever is still wreaking havoc on the masses. But finding relief is getting a little easier with some new products on the market.   More>>

Weather Radio Programming: SAME Codes

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Here are the SAME codes you will need to program your weather radio. More>>

Ladonia auto body shop "total loss" after fire, chief says Video included

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Fire crews are battling a fire at what appears to be a mechanic's shop on Route 80 in Phenix City. More>>

Gala of the Royal Horses

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An amazing performance is coming to the Columbus Civic Center on Friday, April 4th. It's called the "Gala of the Royal Horses" and it features riders and horses from around the world. Their called royal horses...not just because they think their special, but because they actually have a royal history. Riding master Rene Gasser said, "We're here with our magnificent horses...Gala of the Royal Horses...and all of these horses stem from royalty. So, I think for the first time ever we're taking o... More>>

CSU Athletics Director departs to coach Francis Marion basketball team Video included

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Jay Sparks headed to Francis Marion University to become its head women’s basketball coach, CSU announces. More>>

Two men hospitalized after Barbour County plane crash

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Two men have been transported to Barbour County Medical Center after a plane crash in Clayton, AL.

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Columbus ranked amongst lowest quality of life Video included

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The latest Gallup-Healthways "Well-Being Index" ranks Columbus at the bottom of the list. More>>

Dothan Police: Woman assaults boyfriend with edged weapon

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A Dothan woman was arrested this week after officers say she assaulted her boyfriend with an edged weapon. It happened Tuesday, April 1st in the 600 block of West Adams Street. Police say they found the victim who had been stabbed in his upper arm. Police say they were told the male victim and his girlfriend, Vicky Gagum, were arguing before this happened. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.... More>>

Auburn students teach kids about rockets Video included

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Auburn engineering students became teachers Thursday afternoon as they taught middle school students about the science behind rockets. More>>

Columbus police search for missing teen

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Columbus Police need your help locating a missing teen. They say Brianna Nicole Smission, 16, disappeared onMarch 14, 2014. She has brown eyes, light brown hair, and wears glasses. Brianna is 5'4 and weighs 130 pounds.Call 706-653-3400 or 911 if you see her. More>>

Georgia DJJ to host regional jobs fairs

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

4 killed, 16 injured in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead Video included

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Fort Hood has reported an active shooter to local authorities. More>>

Virginia man wanted for murder arrested in Columbus

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A Virginia murder suspect has been arrested in Columbus.Police say Monte Robinson is accused of shooting a man at an apartment complex in March of 2013. Robinson was named as a suspect by the Suffolk Police Department following the shooting, according to WTKR, the CBS-affiliate station in Norfolk, Virginia. WTKR reported Robinson was wanted in the shooting of 24-year-old Angelo Fleming Beale, who died from a gunshot wound to the face.The year-long man-hunt ended in Columbus at an undisclosed ... More>>

Columbus woman arrested for rape in Chambers County Video included

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The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office says a Columbus woman was arrested March 28th and charged with Rape 2nd Degree. Investigators say 39-year-old Natalie Buchanan Eldridge engaged in sexual intercourse with a child over the age of 12 but under 16 while living in Chambers County. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office that was sent Wednesday, “Eldridge has been released on a $50,000 bond and is currently pending arraignment. This investigation ... More>>

Cool School Marion County High School Video included

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Marion County High School provides a "3 fold approach" to education. It allows their students to be well rounded in and outside the classroom. News 3's Naomi Keitt shows us inside this week's Cool School: Marion County High School. More>>

Barbour Co. special grand jury decides not to indict officer in Massey shooting Video included

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Eufaula police officer involved in deadly shooting returned to full, active duty.

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Pet of the Week 4/2/14

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The East Alabama Humane Society stopped by News 3 Midday for this week's Pet of the Week segment. They brought Ozzie with them to the show. You can check out our Pet of the Week every Tuesday on News 3 Midday! More>>

Update: Domestic violence suspect catch after two county manhunt

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Summerville Road near the border of Lee and Russell counties is closed while authorities search for a suspect. More>>

Aspiring writers honored at Carson McCullers Awards

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Aspiring Writers were honored Tuesday night at the Carson McCullers Literary Awards. Dozens gathered at the River Club in Columbus to honorstudents from local high schools and Columbus State University.Awards were handed out in four different categories, named in recognition of their sponsors or honorees.The award program was named after writer and Columbus-native Carson McCullers, famouslyknown forpenningworks such as "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter."

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Auburn University issues warning about sexual assaults Video included

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The Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security sent out a warning to students Tuesday night about sexual assaults.

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Two men arrested after a burglary caught on camera in Lee County

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The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested two men afterauthorities saya Beulah home was broken into Monday.According to a news release, "On March 31, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Torrien Shane Sanders, 21, of Valley, for Burglary in the Third Degree and Theft of Property in the Third Degree. Thomas Brent Starkey, 23, of Beulah, was also arrested on an outstanding FTA Youthful Offender warrant. These arrests stem from the following events: The Le... More>>

Name of officer involved in CSU fatal shooting released

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We now know the name of the Columbus State University officer involved in a fatal shooting Sunday.A CSUofficialconfirms Sgt. Ben Scott is now on administrative leave with pay. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon near the CourtyardI student apartments on campus after police say they got a call about a man loading a gun.When officers approaced 20-year-old Zikarious Flint, they say he ran. After a footchase,police say Flint turned towards them, and that's when two deadly shots were fired. CSU... More>>

Red Cross volunteers help more than 100 Columbus residents recover from fires Video included

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The Columbus chapter of the American Red Cross responds tohouse firesevery 48 to 72 hours. This year alone the organization has helped more than 100 individuals in the wake of disaster.Red Cross has assisted in 35 out of 74 residential fires in Columbusin 2014,and Interim Executive Director Ryan Logan says it's important to help people get back on their feet. "Disasters bring out the best and worst in people," he says. "We see it time and time again, but I think we're there to be that calm, t... More>>

Inmate stabbed in the Muscogee County Jail Video included

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A Muscogee County inmate recovering tonight-- after being stabbed by another inmate earlier today. Jail officials say the inmate was stabbed several times with a homemade shank. The victim, whose name is not being released, has several superficial wounds on his face, back and legs.Official say he was assaulted by another inmate who covered his face during the attack. The incident is under investigation. More>>

Community reacts after shooting at South Columbus lounge Video included

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This latest shooting has community activists on edge, calling for a crack-down into the night clubs around the area. News 3's Naomi Keitt spoke to several of those activists Tuesday and says their main concern in the youth. More>>

Man dead after shooting at Carousel Lounge

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A young man is dead after being shot at a nightclub in Columbus. It happened around 2:30am Tuesday at the Carousel Lounge at 3003 Victory Drive. Deputy Coroner Charles Newton says 21-year-old Marcus King was pronounced dead at the Midtown Medical Center at 5:20am Tuesday. Newton says King was shot in the right buttocks and left back area. Newton says there were two bullet wounds, but an autopsy is being done tomorrow morning in Atlanta to confirm the exact cause of death. Columbus Police say... More>>

Victim's family speaks out about CSU shooting Video included

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The family of Zikarious Flint is speaking out about the officer-involved shooting on the campus of Columbus State University. More>>

News 3 Neighbor: New Salem Baptist Church

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

St. Francis and Columbus Clinic create partnership

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Partnership announced Monday. More>>

Nomination period opens for Red Cross' hometown hero awards

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Nomination window for Red Cross' hometown hero awards opens More>>

New program teaches internet safety to kids

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At a public school in Manhattan, sixth, seventh and eighth graders are learning about privacy and social media. More>>

One dead after Columbus State shooting

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Officers fired after armed suspect turned and faced authorities, according to CSU.
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Coroner: Sun glare could have caused deadly Auburn crash

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Mary Hunta Owens died when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by an SUV Sunday in Auburn. More>>

Driver surrenders after leading Lee County sheriff's deputies on a chase

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Michael Ruda, of Salem, is accused of stealing a vehicle and leading deputies on a chase Sunday.
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Georgia Senate GOP Debate Recap

Rep. Jack Kingston channels a hometown crowd and local issues to land clear punches in the debate among Republican Senate hopefuls. More>>

Saturday Tutorial Program in need of volunteers Video included

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A Muscogee County organization is offering free Saturday tutoring to students around the community but News 3's Naomi Keitt says they are in need of many volunteer tutors. She caught up with the group Saturday morning and tells us more about the C.C.S.C. Tutorial Program. More>>

EMS providers in “ambulance war” to renegotiate jurisdictions

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Jurisdiction lines were drawn to divide the calls, but these borders have not been honored. This has caused the two services responding to the same scene on some calls, sometimes even competing to get to the scene first. More>>

Teens break in to Auburn stadium, steal items belonging to Bo Jackson, Cam Newton and more Video included

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Items stolen include 2010 National Championship Game ball, Bo Jackson's jersey and Cam Netwon's helmet.

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Sex offender accused of touching children at Phenix City doctor's office arrested

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Gary Morgan is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender after incident where he allegedly touched children at a Phenix City doctor's office Thursday. More>>

Phenix City among 30 cities featured in walking tours

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Phenix City is among 30 Alabama towns participating next month in the April Walking Tours program. The program began 11 years ago. The Alabama Tourism Department which coordinates the tours, says more than 1,800 tours have been conducted since the program's inception. Visitors can go to a website for what to do, eat and where to stay in the 30 towns. Among the attractions listed for Phenix City-- Whitewater and the... More>>

Lafayette man killed in Chambers County crash

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Edwin Benton Yancey died after his pickup truck hit a tree along Alabama 50 Thursday. More>>

Columbus police searching for man in Circle K shooting

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Columbus police are searching for a man wanted for a shooting at Circle K on 2nd Avenue Thursday night. More>>

Georgia gun rights bill triggers debate Video included

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A Georgia gun rights bill will expand your right to carry a gun into a church, bar or airport if approved. House Bill 60 passed in the House and Senate and sits on Governor Nathan Deal's desk to be signed into law. More>>

Suspect in Columbus toddler death accused of previous assault Video included

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Columbus Police records show the man charged Tuesday in the beating death of a 23-month-old girl was jailed for assaulting the girl's mother just days before the child was fatally injured. More>>

Health Watch: Columbus woman puts off colonoscopy; is diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer

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Colon cancer is a disease that is considered preventable, treatable and beatable. Regardless of the positive prognosis in many cases, the diagnosis still can be a shocker. Louise Stringer-Mott of Columbus was diagnosed in 2011 at the age of 62 with stage four colon cancer. She had never had a colonoscopy in her life, though she noticed blood in her stool three months earlier. Doctors urge those who reach their 50th ... More>>

Toomer's Corner redesign set to begin next week

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The first phase of the redevelopment and enhancement of Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner is scheduled to begin Wednesday, April 2. In preparation for the work, the iconic eagles perched on top of the 1917 brick gates will be temporarily taken down Thursday morning. The eagles will be stored on campus and returned to the corner upon completion of the project. The gates will remain on site during construction.The project will begin with the installation of fencing around the perimeter of the wor... More>>

Columbus man accused of killing 23-month-old baby

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The Columbus Police Department have arrested and charged 19-year-old Damian Belle in the murder of a 23-month-old baby. More>>

Chattahoochee Valley United for Life calls for investigation into Columbus facility Video included

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A local Right to Life group is calling for an investigation at a Columbus women's health facility that performs abortions. The group says they have evidence of unsatisfactory conditions at the clinic. More>>

Cool School: Aaron Cohn Middle School

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A Muscogee County middle school has a unique physical education program for their special need students. News Three's Naomi Keitt shows us inside this week's cool school, Aaron Cohn Middle School. More>>

Columbus city council does not approve changes to make 10th and 12th Street two-way

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Columbus city council did not approve the proposal to change to 10th and 12th Street in Uptown from one-way to two-way.The 4-3 vote was not considered a majority, as at least 6 votes are needed to approve or reject an motion. Councilors Glenn Davis, Bruce Huff and Judy Thomas voted against it and Skip Henderson, Pops Barnes, Mimi Woodson and Evelyn Turner-Pugh voted for it.Councilor Davis said he voted against the $400,000 project because the city might need the money somewhere else and these... More>>

Pine Mountain couple plead guilty to tax fraud charges

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A Pine Mountain couple is heading to prison for preparing fraudulent tax returns. More>>

Valley police looking for 3 suspects in robbery, beating Video included

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Police are looking for 3 men suspected of robbing and beating another man after a fender-bender in Valley. More>>

Auburn police make arrest in Spencer Avenue shooting

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Jaquavious "Rell" Montrell Strickland wanted for Spencer Ave. shooting. More>>

Two die after Auburn crash

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Two people die following a three car crash in Auburn Tuesday morning. Another victim remains hospitalized. More>>

Thomas May guilty in Opelika campus shooting Video included

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A jury has found Thoma May III guilty of the 2011 Southern Union campus in Opelika that killed one and left several other injured. More>>

Personal info of 14,000 students, staff at Auburn University compromised Video included

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Server containing information including social security numbers accessed during 2013 cyber attack.

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Photo Slideshow: WRBL News 3 goes HD

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WRBL News 3 local news is now in high definition. Snapshots showing the construction and transition process. More>>

Affordable Care Act deadline is quickly approaching

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The deadline to sign up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act is less than a week away. If you are not signed up by March 31st there are some costly penalties. More>>

"RiverFest" returns: New event, same name

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Uptown Columbus announces list of spring events, including free concert series and market days. More>>

Bowl for Kids Sake raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Here in Columbus, volunteers helped the community by spending time with young boys and girls around the Chattahoochee Valley. News Three's Naomi Keitt says the annual Bowl for Kids Sake raised money for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley. More>>

MidTown crime concern sparks debate between mayoral candidates Video included

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If you take a drive through MidTown Columbus, the beautiful scenery makes it easy to see why someone would live there, but some residents are thinking twice after more than two-dozen home break-ins the past 3 months. More>>

Columbus City Council to vote on 10th & 12th Street changes Video included

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This week Columbus City Council will vote on a proposal that would change portions of 10th and 12th Streets in Uptown to two-way. More>>

Winn Dixie looking to hire more workers

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A large scale remodel at a local grocery store will open the door for more workers. Winn Dixie on Veterans Parkway will hold a Job Fair Wednesday. The store is looking for full and part-time positions from management to cashiers, baggers, deli, bakery, grocery, dairy, meat and seafood departments. The Job Fair will be held at the Veterans Parkway store located at 6770 Veterans Parkway from 9 am until 4pm.on Wednesd... More>>

Columbus police: Man repeatedly stabbed in buttocks at mobile home park

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The Columbus Police Department is looking for a suspect responsible for stabbing a man multiple times in the hips and buttocks area Sunday night at Stoker's Mobile Home Park. More>>

Police arrest 2, searching for 1 in connection to MidTown home invasions

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Two men have been arrested, and Columbus police are looking for one more in connection to recent home burglaries in the MidTown Columbus area, according to Columbus Police Lt. Steve Cox. More>>

Ava's Law Never Makes It To House Floor Video included

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For the past year News 3 has been following the fight over "Ava's Law". The name was changed to the "Kid's Care Act" when it was partnered with the medical marijuana bill. The act would require state More>>

Georgia Senate Passes Food Stamp Drug Testing Bill

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A Georgia Senate Committee has narrowly approved a bill requiring food stamp recipients who are suspected of drug abuse to submit to drug testing.  More>>

GA Child Fatality Review Panels Falling Short

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A statewide panel tasked with probing child deaths in Georgia is struggling to provide answers on the deaths and how future fatalities may be prevented. More>>

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