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Former Gwinnett Cop Bongiovanni Turns Self In

Gwinnett County, GA (WGCL) - Just one of two Georgia police officers charged with attacking a man during a traffic stop has turned himself in. Michael Bongiovanni is one of two officers caught on video punching and kicking a 21-year-old…

Americus Remembers Fallen Heroes

  Officers Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith grew up together, graduated from the Police Academy together and tragically died together-- killed in the line of duty last December. But here in Americus and…

Sagging Pants Win in Fight to Pull Them UP

A fight in a Georgia town over those ever controversial saggy pants. In Augusta, Georgia  , commissioners were split over a move to force  young men and…

VIDEO FORECAST: Timing Out Tomorrow's Strong Storm Potential

After a quiet set of days weather-wise, our pattern turns more active beginning tomorrow. Don't be caught off-guard! A stormy Thursday is expected! A line of storms will be breaking up, but we may still have a few potent storms…

First 2017 Georgia Death Row Execution Date Set

  A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a 73-year-old doctor is set for execution next month. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said in a news release Wednesday April 26th that 45-year-old J.W. Ledford Jr. is scheduled to die May…

Who's Home is it Anyway? Yours or the Ants?

  Ant's are tiny little creatures that create a great big problem in the home and in the yard. In homes with kids and pets, there can be some hesitation about using some of the commercial chemicals to kill ants.…

Sunny and Warm Wednesday, T'storms Thursday

More sunshine today with highs in the low to mid 80s. Overnight temperatures will drop into the low to mid 60s. Showers and thunderstorms expected Thursday with some storms turning strong to severe with…

Mayor: Citizens will be "thrilled" with Budget

  City councilors are getting their first look at a brand new budget tonight and for the first time in a long time the process starts without a cloud of controversy. It's happening here…

Storms Return Thursday Morning Through Afternoon

After a few dry days, storms will return Thursday morning through the afternoon hours as a cold front passes through the area. Rumors of a potential severe weather events are swirling and we're here to give you the latest on…

Warmer Temps Return, Thunderstorms Approaching

Sunshine returns today with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Clear skies tonight with lows in the mid to upper 50s. More sunshine tomorrow with highs in the low to mid 80s.…

First 90 Degree Temps of the Year Possible Late Week

Our first 90 degree temps of the year are possible later this week. Can you believe it? After a cool, cloudy Monday with high temps in the mid and upper 60's, we're about to turn the heat on over the…

Mayor Tomlinson makes National Television Debut

With rumors swirling Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is weighing a run for Governor, the Mayor made her debut on national television Sunday to talk what else? Politics. Robbie Watson reports.  

Work Week Weather Forecast

A cool start to the work week is ahead as clouds and isolated showers wrap around a departing low pressure that brought us the rainy conditions Sunday. After the low clears the area, temperatures will rebound in a hurry later…

Remembering the Holocaust at the National Infantry Museum

  Ft. Benning’s annual days of remembrance observance took place Thursday April 20th to commemorate the holocaust. The event was held at the National Infantry Museum just before the gate on Fort Benning road. Mcbride elementary school students took part…

Group File Voting Rights Suit GA Election Law

(CNN) - Several civil rights and voting organizations have joined in a lawsuit challenging a Georgia voting law. The lawsuit claims Georgia law cuts off voter registration for federal run-off elections two months earlier than guaranteed under federal law. At…

Rapper Zachariah Ka1ne Wants it to Go Back to it's Roots

Zachariah Ka1ne looks like a typical hard core rapper. He has tattoos all over his body. But that's about as close as he gets to some of the rap music more conservative audiences are concerned about because of the dark,…

Four shot in less than 48 hours

Just this Monday the City celebrating a very public move to deter crime with the demolition of a notorious South Columbus nightclub Since then just blocks away four people have been shot in 48…

Columbus Technical College Students Receive Aranas Scholarship

Four Columbus Technical College students studying Radiologic Technology were recipients of the Fred Aranas Scholarship for $550 per semester. Each student wrote a one-page essay explaining why the scholarship is important to them. To be eligible the students must maintain a…

Buford Highway Re-Opened After Fire

Atlanta, GA (WGCL) - A popular Atlanta road was shut down to traffic on Monday night due to a fire. Fire officials closed down a portion of Buford Highway to allows crews to battle a debris fire under a bridge.…

School Bullying. Who's Fault is it Anyway?

"There has always been bullying, " says  Dr Darren Moore, Associate Professor, Program Director and Licensed  Marriage and Family Therapist. "We are unfortunately, living in a society where…

Georgia Election: Trump Goes After Democratic Candidate

(CNN) - President Trump is hoping to sway some voters in Georgia ahead of Tuesday's special election. 30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff is running a surprisingly competitive bid in Georgia's 6th congressional district. He's one of 18 candidates vying for the…

Tuesday Sees More Above Normal Warmth

Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with a few isolated showers and some rumbles of thunder in the afternoon. Highs will reach into the mid to upper 80s. Overnight temperatures will be…

Monday Night Forecast

High pressure that has been centered over the area for the past week or so will start to lose its grip a little as a stationary front washes out over northern Alabama and Georgia. The boundary will bring us slight…

Road Buckles on Interstate 20, Lanes Closed

Atlanta, GA (WGCL) - The problems continue to mount for Atlanta-area highways A portion of westbound Interstate 20 in southeast Atlanta was shut down on Monday morning after it buckled, leaving a huge bump in the roadway. Authorities are blaming…

Week Ahead Weather Forecast

More of the same springlike weather will hold true across the area this week. Highs will be in the middle to upper 80s with lows either side of the 60 degree mark. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms enter…

Fort Benning Easter Sunrise Service

  The Army starts early in the morning which worked out just fine for Easter Sunrise service on Fort Benning. Soldiers and their families met on the legendary Field of Four Chaplains next to Infantry Chapel and watched the sunrise…

5-Year-Old Dies After Rotating Restaurant Accident

Atlanta, GA (WSB) -A five-year-boy died after getting stuck at a rotating restaurant. Police in Atlanta say the family, visiting from North Carolina, was at the top of the Westin "Sun Dial" restaurant Friday when the boy's head got caught…

Easter Weekend Weather: Warm & Dry

Your Easter weekend weather will feature the same pattern we've seen the last few days: warm and dry! Here's your forecast: Friday night...Becoming mainly clear and comfortable. Lows on either side of 60. Saturday...Sunshine giving way…

Students Record Fight for Fun

There was a time when kids went behind a school, settled a score, and moved on with their life drama free but technology has changed all that. Now the incidents are staged and promoted…

President Trump Honors I-85 Fire Heroes

President Donald Trump singled out some from our region for their quick work under dangerous adverse conditions. President Trump welcomed police, fire and other personnel who responded to the collapse that forced the closure of a portion of Interstate 85…

Campfires Banned In Southern Georgia's Okefenokee Refuge

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Federal officials are banning campfires and charcoal grilling in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where a wildfire has burned 13 square miles (34 square km) near the Georgia-Florida line. Refuge supervisory ranger Susan Heisey said Thursday…

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