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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Auburn woman arrested after Howard Street hit and run

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

Man wanted for questioning following Columbus assault

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

School board critic Frank Myers joins Muscogee Co. school board race

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Myers says he's done everything in his power from the outside, but now he wants a more direct influence and a vote in order to bring change. More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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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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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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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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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>>

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>>

Russell County couple indicted for alleged Securities Act violations

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

Chambers County plant re-opens; creates 120 jobs

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

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

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

News 3 Neighbors: Mike James

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

Wiping old electronics clean

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

Columbus' unemployment rate up in October

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

Arrest made in November Columbus Winston Road homicide

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

News 3 Neighbor: Don Nahley

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

Auburn automobile burglary arrest

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

Crude prices fall

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

Three Phenix City men arrested on counterfeit charges

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

Georgia will launch new GED program in 2014

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

Expert weighs in on future of Columbus job market

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

News 3 Neighbors: Rozell

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

Auburn burglary arrest

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

Social Security benefits to go up next year

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

News 3 Neighbors: Margaret Johnson

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

FDA says bug parts, rodent hair found in imported spices

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

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

Google's blacklist shuts down websites

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

Child care more expensive than college

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

Gas prices inched lower last week

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

Sprite as a hangover cure?

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

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

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

IRS warning about new phone scam

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

Food stamps cut starts Friday

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

Social Security overpaying disability recipients

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

FDA proposes new rules for pet food

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

McDonald's to stop carrying Heinz ketchup

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

Marathon bombing suspect wants prison restrictions lifted

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

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

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

It's your money

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

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

Cost of back-to-school shopping

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

Funding the Columbus E-911 Call Center

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

Contract details for new Muscogee County Superintendent David Lewis

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

It's your money

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

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

Summer construction at Muscogee County Schools

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

City Council discussing possible city employee discount for natatorium

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

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  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:52:46 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • Tuskegee is training ground for diabetes education program

    Tuskegee is training ground for diabetes education program

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:29:48 GMT
    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. ...
    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. ...
  • Health Watch: Group wants to "Light Up Columbus" with the color blue for Autism

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

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:44:17 GMT
    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...
    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...
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  • Avoid costly financial aid traps

    Avoid costly financial aid traps

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:05:57 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Personal info of 14,000 students, staff at Auburn University compromised

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

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-03-25 22:15:39 GMT

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

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

  • Wiping old electronics clean

    Wiping old electronics clean

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-12-30 23:05:42 GMT
    If you were lucky enough to have gotten a new tablet or laptop for the holidays, you're probably passing your old one on to someone else or sending it off to be recycled. Consumer Reports says before you
    If you were lucky enough to have gotten a new tablet or laptop for the holidays, you're probably passing your old one on to someone else or sending it off to be recycled. Consumer Reports says before you
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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.
    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.
  • Bentley to say if he will sign education budget

    Bentley to say if he will sign education budget

    After clashing with legislators over the issue of a teacher pay raise, Gov. Robert Bentley is ready to say if will sign the education budget for the next fiscal year.
    After clashing with legislators over the issue of a teacher pay raise, Gov. Robert Bentley is ready to say if will sign the education budget for the next fiscal year.
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    Proposed budget to avoid deficit and layoffs, Columbus mayor says

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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.
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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...
    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...
  • News 3 Neighbor: New Salem Baptist Church

    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...
    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...
  • 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 ...
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    Geico planning middle Ga. expansion

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    A national insurance company has announced plans to create new jobs in middle Georgia.
  • Opelika Mayor announces Pharmative expanding

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  • Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent

    Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent

    State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.
    State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.
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