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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>>

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>>

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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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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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  • Columbus police searching for armed robbery suspect

    Columbus police searching for armed robbery suspect

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:09:17 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Attorneys argue motions ahead of Kareem Lane retrial

    Attorneys argue motions ahead of Kareem Lane retrial

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:42:19 GMT
    Kareem Lane in good spirits before August retrialKareem Lane in good spirits before August retrial
    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...
    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...
  • Caneya Webb family speaks out after murder trial

    Caneya Webb family speaks out after murder trial

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:23:04 GMT
    Caneya Webb leaves behind three children, the youngest of whom is Newsome's daughterCaneya Webb leaves behind three children, the youngest of whom is Newsome's daughter
    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...
    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...
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  • News 3 Neighbors: WWII Veteran "Shorty" Ogburn

    News 3 Neighbors: WWII Veteran "Shorty" Ogburn

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:49:30 GMT
    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.
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • News 3 Neighbors: Callaway Gardens train returns

    News 3 Neighbors: Callaway Gardens train returns

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:47:03 GMT
    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.
    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....
    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....
  • News 3 Neighbors: Miami Dolphins Linebacker Philip Wheeler

    News 3 Neighbors: Miami Dolphins Linebacker Philip Wheeler

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-05-07 04:05:07 GMT
    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...
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  • 3 new members elected to Muscogee County BOE

    3 new members elected to Muscogee County BOE

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:47:36 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Lee County schools talk school safety practices

    Lee County schools talk school safety practices

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:31:24 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Muscogee Schools improve in end of course tests

    Muscogee Schools improve in end of course tests

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:48:22 GMT
    The Muscogee County School District end of course test (EOCT) results are in, and school officials say the show significant improvements in several areas.
    The Muscogee County School District end of course test (EOCT) results are in, and school officials say the show significant improvements in several areas.
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