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Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

ATLANTA (AP) — The officer who fatally shot a Georgia Tech student had been with the campus police department for about 16 months, according to state records. Officer Tyler Beck shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after the…

Report: Equifax Stock Sales Focus of Criminal Investigation

(CNN) - The U.S. Attorney's Office for the northern district of Georgia is reportedly working with the FBI to conduct a criminal investigation into whether three top Equifax officials violated insider trading laws when they sold company stock before a…

GBI: Suspect in Officer Shooting Pointed Shotgun

A GBI Agent testified Monday morning Manolito Lewis, a convicted felon involved in Friday's Officer Shooting had a shotgun by his side at the ready when the Metro Narcotics Task Force showed up with a…

Georgia Tech Student in Stand Off is Killed By Campus Police

An attorney for the family of the student says a Georgia Tech police officer overreacted by firing a gunshot that killed a student who investigators say was armed with a knife and ignored commands to drop it. Campus police killed…

A Sunny Start, but Rain Heads Back in Mid-Week

Staying sunny today with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Clear and humid tonight with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. A mix of sun and clouds Tuesday with highs…

Columbus Man Behind Bars for Stabbing Woman

One person is hurt another behind bars after a stabbing Saturday morning in Columbus. It happened in the 800 block of Coolidge Ave. just before 11 a.m., according to the Columbus Ledger. Police have arrested 71-year-old George Clark and charged…

2nd Officer Involved Shooting in Two Days

A second officer involved shooting happened today in Columbus, Georgia for the second day in a row. It happened at a home near 41st street and Holly Avenue in Columbus around  6:00 a.m. The incident occured as the metro narcotics…

Children Seriously Hurt Driving Golf Carts

    As the use of golf carts has become increasingly popular off the course, more children are getting hurt using them. Researchers identified more than 100 children treated for…

1 Soldier Killed, 7 Injured in Fort Bragg Training Exercise

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special operations soldier and injured seven others at the Army's largest base, Thursday September 14th, just a day after 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while training…

CSU to Host Pep Rally for Middle Schoolers

Columbus State University will host 800 eighth-graders for a GEAR UP Georgia schools kick-off event on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Lumpkin Center. GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a…

East Columbus Gunman shot by Police

Law enforcement was responding to shots fired in East Columbus and when  police arrived,  Lindsey Donaldson reportedly began waving his handgun at them. Police Chief Ricky Boren said the scene left officers with few options.…

Soldier of the Week

A man seeking opportunity only this country can provide left his home of Jamaica as a young man then joined the U.S. Army. Sergeant E-5 Lamar Anderson took his one station unit training at Fort Benning  back in 2012. Since…

Crash Data: Suspect Speeding 93 MPH

  Crash data from a fatal collision on Double Churches Road shows Zachary Norris was speeding 93 mph in a 45 mph zone at the time of the incident. There was speculation about why charges…

"LaGrange Has Talent" to Help Raise Money for Education Programs

The Magnolia Society, the United Way of West Georgia Women’s Leadership Council, is hosting “LaGrange Has Talent” to raise money for early learning programs for school readiness. The event will be a talent show open to permanent or temporary Troup…

Military Youth Eligible to Receive $10,000

Youth in military families ages 13 to 18 nationally are eligible to receive a $10,000 cash award, a trip to the nation’s capital, donated gifts, and a tremendous bullet for their college applications.  This is what recipients of the Operation…

Major Advances in the Treatment of Cancer

  Advances in cancer research have improved the prevention, detection and treatment of the disease. That's according to the 7th annual cancer progress report released today. In the past year and a half, the F-D-A has approved at least nine…

Americans Worry About Getting Cancer

Despite a lot of progress, a new survey reveals more than half of Americans worry about getting cancer. In fact, researchers at the Mayo Clinic say 95 percent of adults take…

“New Hope for People With Arthritis”

The public is invited to learn more about the newest treatment options for people with arthritis at a free seminar being offered by st. francis, as part of the primetime program. The free seminar is on Tuesday, September 19th, with…

Irma Leaves Downed Trees and Powerlines

Valdosta, GA, (WALB) - South Georgia is left with many downed trees and powerlines thanks to Irma. And some Valdosta residents say they are not pleased with the city's response. Resident Will Lewis says he and his neighbors have been…

Closings Wednesday 13 September Due To Tropical Storm Irma

Schools Closed - Wednesday 13 September Marion County Schools - Classes and activities for students CANCELLED Wednesday 13 September. Faculty and Staff report to school at 9:00am. Email your school closings to news@wltz.com. Make sure to include a name, title,…

Harris County Damage

Hurricane Irma came through and many places were fortunate to not feel the full force of her effects but others were not so lucky. Harris County took a lot of the blows with…

Remembering First Responders in Midst of Storm

  The wrath of Irma felt city wide as few neighborhoods spared and many were littered with downed trees. That our First Responders were rushing to help wasn't lost on city leaders hunkered down at…

Tropical Storm Irma Prompts Closings For Tuesday 12 September

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Tuesday 12 September Muscogee County Public Schools and all school-related activities Closed Tuesday 12 September (no MCSD employees should report to work until schools reopen). Phenix City Schools and offices closed Tuesday plus all activities. Fort Benning Schools…

Fort Benning Schedule for Tuesday September 12th

FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning is scheduled to resume normal operations Tuesday September 12th. All mission-essential personnel are to report during normal duty hours. Everyone else is instructed to report no later than 1 p.m. Personnel should contact their…

Columbus Shelter Has More Room and Supplies

A south side Columbus, Georgia recreation center  is proving to be the perfect place to shelter in place and that's what about 40 to 50 decided to do on Monday but there is room for more.   The Frank D.…

Remnants of Hurricane Irma Pose Serious Crash Risk 

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. (September 11, 2017) – Strong winds and heavy rain from Irma are headed for parts of Georgia, and with this brings additional risks to the motoring public.  AAA - The Auto Club Group is advising motorists to exercise extreme caution while driving during weather…

Smell test for Parkinson's Diseae

It's Your Health Minute. A simple smell test could help identify people at high risk for Parkinson's Disease. Researchers from Michigan State University asked a group of older…

A New Test for Parkinson's Patients

It's Your Health Minute. Scientists in Australia have created a drawing test that can diagnose the severity of Parkinson's disease.   They asked a groups of Parkinson's patients and healthy volunteers to draw a spiral on a computer tablet. Using…

No ATV's for Kids Under 14 in Massachusetts

In Your Health Minute today, a Massachusetts law limiting the use of all terrain vehicles by kids and teens has significantly reduced the number of injuries. New…

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