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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>>

Columbus gas station shooter suspect identified, still at-large Video included

Columbus police have identified Chandler Saxton as the shooter. Columbus police have identified Chandler Saxton as the shooter.
Updated: Aug 01, 2014 10:44 AM

Columbus police identify Chandler Saxton as the man who opened fire and injured one at a gas station Thursday night.

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Auburn's Nick Marshall will not start in game one

Auburn's Nick Marshall will not start in game one after being cited for marijuana possession. (File image) Auburn's Nick Marshall will not start in game one after being cited for marijuana possession. (File image)
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Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will not be starting for the Tigers against Arkansas on August 30, @WRBLSports tweeted during a news conference with Coach Gus Malzahn Friday. 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>>

3 Russell County corrections officers arrested Video included

The three Russell County correctional officers are accused of trying to bring items such as marijuana or cigarettes into the county jail, Sheriff Heath Taylor announced Friday. The three Russell County correctional officers are accused of trying to bring items such as marijuana or cigarettes into the county jail, Sheriff Heath Taylor announced Friday.
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Investigation revealed plan to bring marijuana into Russell County jail, Sheriff Heath Taylor said. More>>

Opelika credit card suspects caught on camera

A camera at the Target store in Opelika caught two who allegedly tried to use a fraudulent credit card. A camera at the Target store in Opelika caught two who allegedly tried to use a fraudulent credit card.
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The Opelika Police Department says they are looking for two who tried to use a fraudulent credit card. More>>

Free school supplies to be given away at Back to School Bash

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Free school supplies to be given away at BMW of Columbus on August 9.

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Tax-free weekend kicks off today in Alabama and Georgia Video included

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More than a dozen states are offering sales-tax-free shopping this month. Starting Friday - both Alabama and Georgia kick off their sales tax holiday.About 30 to 40 shoppers lined up at Best Buy on Manchester Expressway in Columbus before the store opened for what some call the second biggest shopping season of the year.“I love shopping,” says Jackie Hall. Hall is just one of the many shoppers that lined the aisles at Best Buy to take advantage of the tax-free weekend.She came all the way fro... More>>

Auburn police repairing 911, phone outage

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is answering Auburn 911 calls after a phone outage at police headquarters. The Lee County Sheriff's Office is answering Auburn 911 calls after a phone outage at police headquarters.
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The Auburn Police Department is making repairs to their phone system after an technical outage left them without communications Friday morning. More>>

MI mega-millions winner plans to open no-kill animal shelter

Kelsey Zachow, 24, of Port Huron, is a Mega Millions jackpot winner. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ) Kelsey Zachow, 24, of Port Huron, is a Mega Millions jackpot winner. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)
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(WWJ)-Friday the 13th turned out to be lucky for a 24-year-old Michigan woman who picked that day’s winning Mega Million ticket worth $66 million. More>>

Big changes coming to the Auburn Mall Video included

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The next time you go to the mall in Auburn, you will see a lot of changes. A new ownership group is renovating the inside and outside of what was the Village Mall. The name is changing to "the Auburn Mall.”   More>>

Only on 3: Sheriff talks about deputy arrest Video included

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A Muscogee County Sheriff deputy was arrested for bringing in contraband and some other things into the county jail. More>>

Several arrested during drug raid at Phenix City home Video included

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News 3’s cameras were the only ones rolling as police from both Phenix City and Columbus swarmed the home on 7th Avenue Thursday afternoon. More>>

News 3 Midday 7.31.14

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A look at your top local stories from News 3 Midday on July 31st, 2014. More>>

Update: Lawsuit dropped against Byrd, refiled in Auburn residency dispute Video included

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Only a month before city elections are held in Auburn, a concerned citizen has filed a lawsuit hoping to get one candidate scratched of the ballot. The lawsuit stems from a claim by current councilor Arthur Dowdell who says his opponent Clemon Ward is not ac actual resident of the district. More>>

PHOTOS: Suspects seen stealing Phenix City Walmart TVs

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Updated: Jul 31, 2014 11:00 AM

Phenix City police need your help identifying the suspects who stole four televisions from Walmart. ? More>>

Delivery person robbed of pizza

Police say a delivery person had a pizza stolen from them. Police say a delivery person had a pizza stolen from them.
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Opelika police say the delivery person was asking directions from an unknown person, when the person leaned into the car and stole a pizza.
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Fallen Columbus police officer honored one year after fatal car crash Video included

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It was a night of celebration and remembrance at Rivertown Church in Columbus. Dozens shared their favorite stories of the late Corporal Keith Slay and came together to lift each other up. More>>

Health Watch: 3D Mammography available in Columbus

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3D mammography is available in Columbus. The images offer radiologists a multi-faceted view of the breast, making for an earlier diagnosis of breast cancer at a more treatable stage.Health officials say the 3D mammography when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone.Dr. William Lewis is a radiologist at the Columbus Diagn... More>>

A&K remains open for vendors

The thrift mall owners opened their doors for 8 days to allow vendors to obtain their items. The thrift mall owners opened their doors for 8 days to allow vendors to obtain their items.
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 The A&K Thrift Mall opened their doors again today for their vendors. More>>

POLICE: theft of $20,000 worth of NASCAR memorabilia

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Police are investigating a theft where more than $20,000 in NASCAR memorabilia was stolen. More>>

US celebrates National Cheesecake Day

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Today has been declared "National Cheesecake Day" in the United States. More>>

Tax-free weekend this Friday in GA, AL

Georgia and Alabama will participate in the tax-free holiday this weekend. Georgia and Alabama will participate in the tax-free holiday this weekend.
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Are you looking for the right time to shop for back to school items? If you're a Georgia or Alabama resident, this upcoming weekend will bring the best deals. More>>

Crossing arms to be installed at Smiths Station railroad crossing Video included

A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train at an unprotected crossing. A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train at an unprotected crossing.
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The Smiths Station High School teacher whose SUV was hit by a train Monday remains in the hospital in satisfactory condition, but her accident has Lee County officials speeding up the process to install security measures.The Lee County Commission has been trying to install crossing arms, flashing lights and a bell at the intersection across from SSHS since 2011. Coincidentally, the project is slated to begin in less than a month.After Monday's accident, the commission added an item to the age... More>>

AL animal shelters struggling with funds

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Some of Alabama's animal shelters are struggling because of funding problems. More>>

LaGrange police searching for shooting suspects

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LaGrange police are searching for two suspects in relation to a shooting.
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Special Report: Common Core Video included

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Common Core. Those two words are some of the most controversial in education across several states where the curriculum is being implemented. In both Georgia and Alabama, they're called College and Career Readiness Standards. News 3's Education Reporter Naomi Keitt took an in-depth look at the Common Core. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: 105-year old Carolyn Howard

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Each year in late July folks gather in Fort Mitchell to celebrate the birthday of one of their favorite daughters, Carolyn Howard. Such was the case over the weekend at the Fort Mitchell community center where her birthday party was held. She was smothered in love by those close to her on the occasion of her 105th birthday. If hugs can add years to your life, Mrs. Carolyn has many more to celebrate.I asked her if she enjoyed havingover 100folks love on her. Carolyn's response, "Of yes. You kn... More>>

Update: Smiths Station teacher hit by train in good condition Video included

A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train. A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train.
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A teacher was hit by a train near Smiths Station High School. More>>

Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds Video included

The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015. The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.
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The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015. More>>

Columbus police searching for armed robbery suspect

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Columbus police need your help identifying a man who they say robbed two businesses Saturday evening. They say a black man was wearing all black but no mask when he pulled a silver handgun on the cashier at Weems Food Mart on Weems road just around 7 p.m. Saturday night. More>>

Community gathers to save Garrard Center in final week Video included

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For more than 40 years, the Garrard Center has been a staple for young girls across Columbus. In a little under a week, it could close its doors for good. The community needs to raise $100,000 to keep it open another year. More>>

Divers recover body of 14 year old swept away by river current Video included

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The body of 14-year-old Justin Thomas, who was swept away by a current Saturday, has been pulled from the Chattahoochee River. More>>

Andersonville National Historic Site brings millions to local economy Video included

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A national historic site tucked inside a southwest Georgia community is bringing big bucks to the area. A new National Park Service report shows Andersonville National Historic site is bringing millions to the area. More>>

More police bike patrols coming to Columbus State this fall Video included

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Bike patrol officers are becoming more popular at college campuses across the country. Columbus State University is one of the latest to upgrade their bike unit. More>>

Attorneys argue motions ahead of Kareem Lane retrial Video included

Kareem Lane in good spirits before August retrial Kareem Lane in good spirits before August retrial
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A new trialisabout to startfor Kareem Lane, the man accused of killing Muscogee County school superintendent Jim Burns in 1992. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial in 2012, but now the lawyers are prepared to start all over again. Friday defense attorney Stacey Jackson and the prosecution team stood before Judge Bobby Peters to argue motions before Lane's retrial starts in August. There is nonew evidence in the case against Lane, who came under suspicion after witnesses said they saw his truc... More>>

Caneya Webb family speaks out after murder trial Video included

Caneya Webb leaves behind three children, the youngest of whom is Newsome's daughter Caneya Webb leaves behind three children, the youngest of whom is Newsome's daughter
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The day after a Russell County jury found Curtis Newsome guilty of murder, the victim's family is breathing a sigh of relief.During the four-daytrial, Newsome described how he killed his pregnant girlfriend, 26-year-old Caneya Webb, in a fit of rage after he found a Facebook message to her from another man last June. He punched her in the back of the head and strangled her until she was dead, leaving her tied with aUSB cord in the bathtub for her father to find. It took the jury a mere 17 min... More>>

PHOTOS: Opelika Circle K robbed

Opelika police release images showing Thursday's robbery at a Circle K. Opelika police release images showing Thursday's robbery at a Circle K.
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Opelika police hope someone will recognize robbery suspects and call authorities.

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Auburn child care worker charged with child abuse

Melanie Mitchell has been released from her job after a reported case of child abuse in Auburn. Melanie Mitchell has been released from her job after a reported case of child abuse in Auburn.
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A child care worker has been released from her job and charged with child abuse after a reported incident at an Auburn child care facility, Auburn police announced Friday. More>>

Police: Auburn man stole $12,000 worth of jewelry

Casey Williams is accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from an Auburn home he visited in early July. Casey Williams is accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from an Auburn home he visited in early July.
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An Auburn man has been arrested and charged with stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry from a home he visited in early July, Auburn police announced Thursday. More>>

Man shot in "rear end" on Matilda Street in Columbus

Man running away from gunfire reportedly struck in the "rear end," police said. Man running away from gunfire reportedly struck in the "rear end," police said.
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A man walking along Matilda Street in Columbus late Thursday was shot in the "rear end," according to Columbus Police Lt. Ralph Dowe. More>>

Former Auburn astronaut Hank Hartsfield dies at 80

Hank Hartsfield, who took three trips to space, had a physics degree from Auburn University. Hank Hartsfield, who took three trips to space, had a physics degree from Auburn University.
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Hank Hartsfield, who logged three trips into space, had a physics degree from Auburn University. More>>

How many people are in the Muscogee County jail?

Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr says the jail is overcrowded, according to statistics he posted to his Facebook page Friday. Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr says the jail is overcrowded, according to statistics he posted to his Facebook page Friday.
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1,202, which is 132 too many, Sheriff John Darr says on Facebook.

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Scott Hill hired as President and CEO of Columbus Regional

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Scott Hill, has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Regional Health, the company announced Thursday.  More>>

Car break-in suspect caught on camera in Lee County Video included

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A car break-in suspect was caught on camera by a Lee County homeowner's surveillance cameras. More>>

Desmonte Leonard accused of having sex with prison guard

Accused Auburn murder Desmonte Leonard is now accused of having sex with his Montgomery prison guard. Accused Auburn murder Desmonte Leonard is now accused of having sex with his Montgomery prison guard.
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Accused Auburn murder now accused of having sex with Montgomery prison guard, according to reports.

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Curtis Newsome found guilty of murdering pregnant Phenix City girlfriend

Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of killing his pregnant girlfriend Caneya Webb in 2013. Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of killing his pregnant girlfriend Caneya Webb in 2013.
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Curtis Newsome was found guilty Thursday of murdering his pregnant girlfriend inside her Phenix City apartment in June of 2013, WRBL News 3 media partner The Ledger-Enquirer reports. More>>

Columbus veterans workshop scheduled for August 6

Veterans and their families who are in need of assistance are invited to attend veterans workshop. Veterans and their families who are in need of assistance are invited to attend veterans workshop.
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Veterans and their families is need of assistance are invited to upcoming workshop.

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Fundraiser planned for 2-year-old Columbus leukemia, stroke survivor

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Family of 2-year-old boy with leukemia is hosting a fundraiser Thursday.

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Columbus, River Valley unemployment rate rises

Vally region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday. In Columbus, the rate was 8.5 percent. Vally region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday. In Columbus, the rate was 8.5 percent.
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Valley region unemployment rate rises to 9.2 percent in June, state said Thursday.

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Nick Marshall's mom pays his marijuana citation

Nick Marshall spent nearly half an hour with authorities during a traffic stop on June 11. Nick Marshall spent nearly half an hour with authorities during a traffic stop on June 11.
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Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation. More>>

What do you think of the WIC program?

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Georgia seeking public input on an assistance program. More>>

Governor to appoint new Harris County commissioner

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to appoint new Harris County commissioner to replace convicted commissioner Charles Wyatt. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to appoint new Harris County commissioner to replace convicted commissioner Charles Wyatt.
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Vacancy open after Charles Wyatt was convicted for bribery and other charges. More>>

11 local agencies set to get $680,000 in crime prevention grants Video included

Columbus crime prevention to focus on middle school students as a way to decrese drug and gang activity in Muscogee County. Columbus crime prevention to focus on middle school students as a way to decrese drug and gang activity in Muscogee County.
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City to distribute near $700,000 in crime prevention fund money, Columbus announced Tuesday. More>>

Flooding and sinkhole still a problem for Phenix City neighborhood Video included

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A clogged water pipe has caused flooding and a growing sinkhole in an East Alabama neighborhood. More>>

UPDATED: UGA defensive lineman arrested, dismissed from team

UGA football player Jonathan Taylor was charged with aggravated assault UGA football player Jonathan Taylor was charged with aggravated assault
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Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault. More>>

Officer who pulled over Auburn QB fired after domestic violence arrest Video included

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One of the officers who cited Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall for marijuana possession has been arrested and fired, according to officials. More>>

3 new members elected to Muscogee County BOE Video included

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After a major upset victory on the Muscogee County school board, newly elected member John Thomas is looking forward to the future by helping students across the district. In a 80-20 landslide, a political newcomer soundly defeated John Wells, who has served on the school board for 28 years. More>>

Server receives $10,000 tip

A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime. A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime.
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A Louisiana server received the tip of a lifetime. More>>

LaGrange police looking for stabbing suspects

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Police need your help finding the suspects who attacked and stabbed a man in LaGrange. More>>

Campaign 2014: Election results

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Track the latest election resultnumbers as they come into the WRBL News 3 newsroom.Catch live "Campaign 2014" updates throughout the night on WRBL News 3 television or streaming at http://wrbl.com/live. WRBL News 3 Nightwatch will have a complete recap starting at 11/10c. More>>

Opelika high schooler charged with murder after teen shot and killed

Vantavious Quintez, 17, of Opelika, is accused of shooting Alizah Ellis, also 17, of Opelika, Monday. Vantavious Quintez, 17, of Opelika, is accused of shooting Alizah Ellis, also 17, of Opelika, Monday.
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Vantavious Quintez, 17, of Opelika, is accused of shooting Alizah Ellis, also 17, of Opelika, Monday. More>>

Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say. The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.
Updated: Jul 21, 2014 07:00 PM

A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm More>>

‘Tornado’ hits CSU campus in mock emergency drill Video included

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About a half a dozen student role-players were treated by university employees Tuesday morning in a tornado response drill. The students were part ofthe scenario that called for a tornado to hit Courtyard I, a student apartment complex on the main campus.CSU Police, Columbus Fire EMS, Columbus Police and CERT participated. CERT is made of up volunteers from the university that have gone through emergency response training."People see things on TV and they don't necessarily know how they're g... More>>

Harris County election officials expect 1,500 to vote today Video included

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Harris County's Elections Supervisor, Sherrail Jarrett, expects about 8% of the 19,054 registered voters in the county to cast their ballots in the runoff. That’s about 10% less than the 17.75% that turned out for the primary election.One of the races that will be decided Tuesday is the District 2 Commissioner seat. Andrew Sivell is taking on incumbent Jim Woods. In the primary, both candidates tied with about 380 votes each and Jarrett says if they tie again Tuesday, there will be another ru... More>>

Former Ft. Benning soldier receives Medal of Honor

Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts receives the Medal of Honor Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts receives the Medal of Honor
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A former Ft. Benning soldier received the Metal of Honor Monday during a ceremony at the White House. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: WWII Veteran "Shorty" Ogburn

World War II veteran Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn receives a home renovation from the Cataula VFW. World War II veteran Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn receives a home renovation from the Cataula VFW.
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Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn has been living in the same house in Cataula for 45 years. Over the weekend his home underwent extensive renovations thanks to volunteers with the Cataula VFW. Darrell Sullivan is a lifetime member of that post andwas the team captain for the renovation project. Sullivan says, "Shorty is a World War II veteran. He's been shot multiple times with small arms and with shrapnel. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war twice." The weekend rain was not a deterrent for ... More>>

LaGrange police looking for woman in hit-and-run case

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LaGrange Police need your help identifying a woman. More>>

Update: A & K Thrift Mall owners give statement on abrupt closing Video included

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A press release will be released on the A K Thrift Mall website Monday night after the mall closed without warning this weekend, according to the mall's website. More>>

Special Report: Selling seized guns Video included

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Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ... More>>

Perdue, Kingston make final campaign pushes before Election Day Video included

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Georgia's two Republican candidates for US Senate, David Perdueand Jack Kingston,are facing off in the polls Tuesday, and they are taking different approaches with their last-minute strategies.Businessman David Perdue spent the last day of his runoff campaign on a fly-around tour of the state, and greeted his Columbus supporters on one of his stops. Perdue has been on the road for two weeks with anRV tour, and he says he feels good about Election Day because Muscogee County voters agree with... More>>

Vendors upset after thrift mall closes its doors Video included

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Vendors from a local thrift mall are outraged Sunday afternoon after it seems the management picked up and left locking all their possessions inside. News 3's Naomi Keitt met with several concerned vendors outside the A and K Thrift Mall in Phenix City Sunday afternoon. More>>

Opelika police: Woman stole 16 identities

North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people. North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people.
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Schrell Denise Mincey is accused of making fake credit cards using the stolen identities. More>>

Special Report: Summer Feeding Program

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During the summer, free meals are available throughout Georgia for eligible children. But many kids don't take part in the program and go hungry especially when school's out. News 3's Deidre Johnson tells us how your child can participate and help keep them healthy this summer. More>>

Auburn investigating reported sexual assault

Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend. Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend.
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The Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security was notified Sunday about a sexual assault over the weekend.It reportedly happened on campus Friday night or early Saturday morning. More>>

Columbus Applebee's employees robbed at gunpoint

Columbus police are investigating the armed robbery of two Applebee's employees that occured early Monday morning. Columbus police are investigating the armed robbery of two Applebee's employees that occured early Monday morning.
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Two Applebee employees were robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning, Columbus police confirm. More>>

200 pairs of panties stolen at Augusta mall

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Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall. More>>

Caneya Webb murder trial heads to court Video included

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In Phenix City Monday, the trial is set to begin for the murder of Caneya Webb who was pregnant when she was found strangled in her apartment last June. More>>

Local HIV community mourns Malaysia crash victims Video included

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The HIV community across the Chattahoochee Valley is mourning the los of more than 100 HIV researchers, doctors, and advocates that lost their lives on the Malaysian flight. More>>

Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy opens in Phenix City Video included

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The rain and overcast sky didn't deter whitewater fans early Saturday morning. Along with city officials, they came out to celebrate the grand openings of the Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy. News 3's Naomi Keitt was at the ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning and explains how it will help boost the local economy. More>>

Lee County Sheriff's Office: Phenix City man violently attacked child

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A Phenix city man is facing child abuse charges stemming from a domestic incident on July 17th. The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 22 year old Zachary Ryan Tadlock of Phenix City for Torture and Willful Abuse of a Child and Domestic Violence Assault in the 3rd degree. More>>

Opelika man arrested for Drug Trafficking

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An Opelika man is behind bars Saturday charged with drug trafficking. On Friday July 18,2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 35 year old Roger Lardrell McCullough for Trafficking Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the first degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. More>>

Smiths Station man arrested during drug investigation

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A Smiths Station man is behind bars Saturday for a number of drug related crimes. On July 18, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 50 year old Franklin Eugene Peacock for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication. More>>

Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint on-demand

View on-demand photos and videos from Saturday's TriColumbusGa Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint race. View on-demand photos and videos from Saturday's TriColumbusGa Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint race.
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On-demand photos and videos from Saturday's Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint.

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College football to return to Phenix City for first time in 25 years Video included

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College football returning to Phenix City with launch of Whitewater Classic. More>>

Opelika man accused of molesting two children

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An Opelika man has been arrested and is accused of molesting two young kids more than a decade ago. More>>

Lee County schools talk school safety practices Video included

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Lee County schools are leading the way when it comes to school safety and they credit their collaboration with law enforcement officials. The Director of Student Services says they practice a hide, run, fight technique at the schools. More>>

Police: Columbus man stabbed in neck on Farr Road

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A Columbus man is in satisfactory condition after police say he was stabbed in the neck.It happened early Friday morning at around 2am on Farr Road. Police say the call originally went out as a shooting on Connor Road, but the aggravated assault took place about a mile away on Farr Road.Police reported the 26-year-old man was in critical condition but the hospital said Friday morning that he was in satisfactory condition.Police are now looking for a young, heavyset black female in her 20’s. More>>

Man charged in TSYS identity theft sentenced to 4 years

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Drew Johnson, 27, of Columbus, Georgia was sentenced to serve 4 years in federal prison for accessing personal information files in September 2013, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Friday. More>>

Humid summers lead to mold problems across Chattahoochee Valley Video included

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The summer time means high humidity across the Chattahoochee Valley and with humidity, often comes mold. More>>

Phenix City Police host Skid Car training due to increase in officer accidents Video included

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Phenix City Police say in the last few years, more of their officers are getting into accidents. To help prevent that, the department decided to host Skid Car training- not only for their patrol officers, but also for officers and deputies from all across Alabama.The training teaches officers how to control their patrol car during high-speed chases or in bad weather situations. The Skid Car is modified with hydraulics that lifts the car to take traction away at low speeds."It's for both polic... More>>

Jack Kingston visits Columbus, talks jobs Video included

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Congressman Jack Kingston visits Columbus. More>>

Man rescued from 13th Street Bridge after injury leaves him over Chattahoochee River Video included

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Columbus emergency personnel have rescued a construction worker who spent about two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River after being injured while painting the 13th Street Bridge. More>>

OSHA investigating incident that injured worker on 13th Street Bridge Video included

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the company that employed the man who was injured and rescued from the 13th Street Bridge on Wednesday. More>>

Muscogee Schools improve in end of course tests

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The Muscogee County School District end of course test (EOCT) results are in, and school officials say the show significant improvements in several areas. More>>

Man accused of posing as TSA agent and groping women

Man accused of posing as TSA agent and groping women Man accused of posing as TSA agent and groping women
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A man is accused of posing as a TSA agent at an airport and giving women private pat-downs. More>>

West Point flourishing through Kia partnership Video included

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A$900,000 donation from Kia Motors is adding to the tremendous growth of West Point.Friday the company presented the check to the city. The day before, Troup County received $800,000 from Kia. The partnership with the area is an investment Kia hopes to see a return on.When Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia first opened, West Point was not very visually appealing.Five years later the downtown area is home to 50 new businesses and a four-year university, and the city is progressively helping the... More>>

African Americans face low odds of finding bone marrow match without more people on the Registry

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July is African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month. It was designated by Congress to address the critical need for more African American bone marrow donors. According to the Be the Match Registry, Black patients have the lowest odds of finding a match compared to all other populations. For those who would like to help patients still waiting for a match, like Frieda Wooley of Columbus, there is Bone Marrow Registry ... More>>

Dashcam Video: Auburn's Nick Marshall cited for marijuana possession Video included

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is seen during a traffic stop in Reynolds, Georgia on June 11 where he was fined for marijuana possession. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is seen during a traffic stop in Reynolds, Georgia on June 11 where he was fined for marijuana possession.
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Police video shows Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall being fined for marijuana possession. More>>

GOP candidates decided in runoff election

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The results are in from Tuesday's GOP runoff election in Alabama. John Merrill defeated Reese McKinneyto win the GOP nomination for Secretary of State. Merrill will face Democrat Lula Albert-Kaigler in the November general election.Jim Zeigler easily defeated Dale Peterson to get theGOP nod for State Auditor. Zeigler goes up against Democrat Miranda Joseph in November. In the race for Place 2 of the Alabama Public Service Commission, Chip Beeker unseated incumbent Terry Dunn. Beeker faces noD... More>>

Petition looks to address child deaths in hot cars

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Online petition looks to prevent kids from dying in hot cars.

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Escaped Columbus inmate captured

Columbus prisoner Avery Javon Kirksey walked away from work detail Friday. Columbus prisoner Avery Javon Kirksey walked away from work detail Friday.
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State law enforcement agencies now leading search for escaped Columbus prison inmate. More>>

Man's body found on Columbus railroad tracks

The body of a 62-year-old man was found along train tracks in Columbus Tuesday morning. The body of a 62-year-old man was found along train tracks in Columbus Tuesday morning.
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The body of a man was found along train tracks in Columbus Tuesday morning.

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3D printing manufacturing to create 300 Auburn jobs

Ge Aviation to create hundreds of Auburn jobs when they bring 3D printing manufacturing to their facility. (Photo: Tuskegee University) Ge Aviation to create hundreds of Auburn jobs when they bring 3D printing manufacturing to their facility. (Photo: Tuskegee University)
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A $50 million expansion project at GE Aviation in Auburn is expected to create 300 people over the coming months, the company announced Tuesday. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Callaway Gardens train returns

All aboard! After a four year absence, the Callaway Gardens train has returned. All aboard! After a four year absence, the Callaway Gardens train has returned.
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It's a sound that's been missing at Callaway Gardens' Robin Lake Beach for four years. The train is back! Only this one is trackless and runs on electricity. It's the brainchild of a pair of Pine Mountain residents, City Councilor Warren Aldrich and retired railroad man Curtis Bray. Aldrich says he got the idea watching TV one night. "I was very impressed with the train as it was shown on TV, went to bed that night and before I went to sleep, I got to thinking...train, Callaway, and so forth.... More>>

Burger King Stadium coming to Ragsdale Field at Columbus State

Local Burger King franchise owner making significant donation to stadium renovations. Local Burger King franchise owner making significant donation to stadium renovations.
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Columbus State renaming its baseball field "Burger King Stadium at Ragsdale Field" as part of new renovation. More>>

Lumpkin councilwoman absent as NAACP addresses her alleged racist remarks Video included

Lumpkin mayor and council members give standing ovation after NAACP speech Lumpkin mayor and council members give standing ovation after NAACP speech
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The Stewart CountyNAACP president addressed the Lumpkin city council Monday night, in hopes of coming face-to-face with the woman who is accused of using racial slursin referenceto the mayor.Councilwoman Deborah Stone never showed up at the meeting, however, and has refused to respond to allegations that she referred to Mayor Charles Gibson as the "n-word" last month in a conversation with Lumpkin's new fire chief. TheNAACP drafted a letter to Stone calling for her resignation. The day after ... More>>

Columbus police investigating multiple business break-ins Video included

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Columbus police are investigating at least 7 break-ins at Columbus businesses early Sunday morning. Various businesses were hit in an hour and a half's time frame across the northern Columbus area, police reports show. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: 'Dead' girl wakes up at own funeral Video included

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A 3-year-old Philippines girl who was pronounced clinically dead, awakened during her funeral service on Sunday. Video of the girl's parents removing her from the coffin and the mourners' surprise reaction was posted to YouTube. More>>

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