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

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

Escaped inmate search underway in Troup County

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

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UPDATE: Police investigate shooting at North Columbus apartment complex

Updated: Sep 13, 2014 06:33 PM

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

Opelika police investigating Walmart scooter theft

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

Man arrested for attempted murder after Phenix City police standoff

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

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

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

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Valley police: Shots fired at robbery victims

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

Crawford man pleads guilty to killing his brother

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

Teen arrested for breaking into Auburn car

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

Lanett Police: Thousands of dollars stolen from car wash

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

Kareem Lane found not guilty in Columbus murder trial Video included

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

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

Kareem Lane faces a trial starting in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Kareem Lane faces a trial starting in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns.
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Live tweets from inside the Kareem Lane trial for the stabbing death of Columbus' Jim Burns.

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Fugitives arrested on drug charges in Lee County

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

PHOTO: Columbus police searching for car thief

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

Barbour County fire claims life of police chief's father

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

PHOTOS: LPD searching for ATM theft suspect

LaGrange police need your help identifying this suspect involved in an ATM theft. LaGrange police need your help identifying this suspect involved in an ATM theft.
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Detectives in LaGrange need your help identifying a person involved in an ATM theft.
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PHOTOS: Phenix City gas station robbed at gunpoint

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

Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says Video included

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Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ... More>>

Bloody details revealed in Columbus murder suspect’s court hearing Video included

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Police say the man accused of killing a Columbus woman and her baby was covered with blood when police pulled him over hours after the bodies were found.Brandon Conner had his first court hearing on Friday. Detectives testified on how they connected Conner, 35, to the murders.The remains of Rosella Mitchell and her son Dylan Conner were found in a home on Winifred Lane after a fire last Thursday. Officials say Mitchell was stabbed with a knife multiple times before the fire.Police say several... More>>

Search continues in Columbus for LaGrange murder suspect

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

"Person of Interest" named in Meriwether County homicide investigation

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

"Worm" arrested in teen murder investigation

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

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Lanett Police search for armed robbery suspect

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

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

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

Stolen car suspect flees Opelika police after chase

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

FIRST ON 3: Police looking for man after Columbus mom, baby found dead after house fire

Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds. Police are searching for suspect Brandon Connor. Before the fire, Rosella Mitchell is believed to have suffered from life threatening stabbing wounds.
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Police are searching for Brandon Conner, 35, who is wanted for murder. More>>

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson responds to Columbus' recent violent crimes Video included

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who is traveling overseas on a city trip, has sent a statement to WRBL News 3 about Columbus' recent violent crimes. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, who is traveling overseas on a city trip, has sent a statement to WRBL News 3 about Columbus' recent violent crimes.
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 Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is responding to recent violent crimes in the Columbus area and scheduling a peace rally. More>>

Meriwether County man murdered during apparent robbery

Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan. Two individuals believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder were caught on surveillance camera in Newnan.
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Local and state investigators release surveillance images of suspects believed to be connected with a Meriwether County murder investigation. More>>

Two Opelika men arrested for attempted Frederick Road burglary

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Opelika police have arrested two men for allegedly breaking into and stealing items from a home on Frederick Road Friday morning, police announced Monday. More>>

Opelika driver injured in Marvyn Parkway shooting

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An Opelika driver was hospitalized this weekend after being shot along Marvyn Parkway, Opelika police announced Monday. More>>

Opelika police investigating weekend car break-ins

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A computer and credit cards stolen from Opelika cars this weekend, police announced Monday.

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Deadly Columbus club shooting leaves one dead

Updated: Aug 24, 2014 02:30 PM

A 47 year old man is dead after a fatal shooting at a Columbus club according to Columbus police. More>>

Columbus man shot in legs on Garden Drive

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A 27 year old Columbus man was shot in the legs on Garden Drive early Sunday morning according to a Columbus police report. More>>

Opelika man found murdered in his home

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The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of a 75-year-old Opelika man.Garvin Albertson was found dead on his bedroom floor Friday around 3:30 p.m. Two of his friends called 911 after unsuccessfully trying to reach him on the phone. When sheriff's deputies and EMS personnel arrived to his home on Lee Road 40, theyfound Albertson withwhat appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen and injuries consistent with blunt force trauma to the head.Albertson was a retired veteran w... More>>

Murder victim's mother raises money for anti-violence program Video included

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The mother of Columbus' 15th murder victim is speaking out hoping to raise funds to begin an anti-violence program in the community. Christopher Jones was just 16 years old when he was shot in the head and killed just a few days ago on Winston Road. More>>

2 arrested after teen killed in South Columbus shooting Video included

Updated: Aug 22, 2014 12:16 PM

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a death at the intersection of Winston Road and Head Street in South Columbus. More>>

UPDATE: Coroner rules deaths of Columbus mother, baby a homicide

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Coroner Buddy Bryan tells News 3 that they are now calling the fire that claimed the life of a Columbus mother and her infant a homicide.As news 3 reported --the bodies of 32-year-old Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old boy Dylan Conner- were found in a back bedroom of their Winifred Lane home after a fire around midnight Thursday.Detectives previously told News 3 they were collecting and analyzing evidence from the scene to determine whether accelerants may have been used to start the fire.... More>>

Columbus police officer attacked in Smiths Station again Video included

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The same Columbus police officer was attacked near his home in Smiths Station for the second time in two months, authorities confirm to WRBL News 3. More>>

Columbus police investigating reported Gould Street shooting Video included

A man was hospitalized after being shot in the hip along Gould Street in Columbus Wednesday. A man was hospitalized after being shot in the hip along Gould Street in Columbus Wednesday.
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Columbus police have established a crime scene at a home on Gould Street after a reported shooting. More>>

Computer security breach at Columbus UPS Store

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Malware virus found on UPS Store computer in Columbus. Information such as card numbers, postal and email addresses could have been taken. More>>

VIDEO: Columbus police stop stolen car on 13th Street

Columbus law enforcement investigate a stolen car stopped along 13th Street Wednesday, an officer onscene tells WRBL News 3. Columbus law enforcement investigate a stolen car stopped along 13th Street Wednesday, an officer onscene tells WRBL News 3.
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Numerous Columbus-area law enforcement agencies were involved in a traffic stop involving a stolen car Wednesday. More>>

Jury selection underway in Columbus murder retrial Video included

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60 potential jurors will have to report back to a Columbus courtroom tomorrow as jury selection continues in the retrial of the man accused of killing then-Muscogee County Superintendent Dr. Jim Burns in 1992.Kareem Lane was 17-years-old when prosecutors say he stabbed Burns inside his home. 20 years later, in 2012, he went on trial for the crime. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial and earlier this year, prosecutors announced plans to retry lane.Today, about 100 potential jurors were ushered ... More>>

Thousands of dollars of construction equipment stolen in Opelika - again

This is the second time this month thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment stolen in Opelika. This is the second time this month thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment stolen in Opelika.
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More construction equipment stolen from an Opelika college construction site, police announce. More>>

Three arrested for Auburn car break-ins

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

Auburn police arrest two for shoplifting within hours of each other

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

Police: Loachapoka man enters Auburn home, confronts residents

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

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

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

PayPal to refund donors in GA hot car case; dad also fired

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The online payment site PayPal says it will give refunds to people who donated to a fundraising campaign for a Georgia family whose toddler died in a hot car.PayPal spokeswoman Adriana Higuera tells The Associated Press the company will soon be issuing refunds to customers who used PayPal to donate to the campaign at YouCaring.com, where a total of more than $22,000 was given.Justin Ross Harris faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper Harris.... More>>

Real loaded gun found among the toys at Target in Myrtle Beach Video included

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A Target employee found a loaded hand gun in the toy aisle of the store -- and police have now released a photo of the man linked to the firearm. Myrtle Beach Police say they want to find David Dennis for unlawfully carrying a handgun.
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Georgia's law that keeps secret the source of its execution drug is constitutional, the state's highest court ruled Monday. More>>

Amber Alert canceled after toddler girl found; parents arrested

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An Amber Alert has been canceled after 2-year old Maliah Harris was found safe in Georgia. Her 7-month-old sibling, Alyssa, was found dead and Maliah disappeared from a Mississippi home which prompted authorities to issue the alert. The girls parents, Donald Boyd Harris,34, and Allison Studdard, 31, are now in custody. 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>>

Update: Suspect dies after Phenix City police-involved shooting

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Three officers on administrative leave while state officials investigate shooting. 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>>

Update: Body found in Meriwether County is missing Harris County woman

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Authorities dug up a body in Meriwether County on Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Arrest made in November Columbus Winston Road homicide

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

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>>

Dawson city leaders have voted against providing 24-hour police protection for the mayor after he was shot at his house on Halloween night. 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>>

Former Auburn police officer who claims he was fired after complaining about a ticket quota will have his day in court next fall. More>>

Christopher Wright was found outside his home Thursday night. More>>

Dothan man is the 14th person arrested in a federal dog fighting investigation that stretches across four states. More>>

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