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Trump to speak with Putin on Saturday

(CNN) - President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin are scheduled to speak on the phone Saturday. An official says this will be their first conversation since trump took office. Trump and Putin have both suggested they'll work together…

Weekend Forecast: January Temps To Stay

January has been missing for weeks, but just before the month comes to an end, January shows up. Colder air continues to filter into the Southeastern US as our jetstream has turned out of the northwest compared to out of…

Mumps outbreak/CDC suggests two MMR vaccine doses

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is helping Washington state fight a mumps outbreak. Though not currently on-site in Washington, the CDC is working closely with the State Department of Health and providing technical assistance as needed.…

California's "exceptional drought" ends

Fresno, CA (KGPE) - California's 'exceptional drought is over for the first time in three years. A group called the U.S. drought monitor says only two-percent of the state is in extreme drought conditions now. That's a major improvement. At…

Trump hotel empire expanding to four major U.S. cities

(CNN) - Donald Trump's hotel empire is expanding. The CEO of Trump's hotel-management company says there are plans to "triple the current total" of locations in the United States. Eric Danziger made the announcement during an industry conference in Los…

Uber most expensive service for biz travelers

(CNN) - Uber has surpassed Starbucks as the most common expense among business travelers That's according to a new study from travel and expense software provider certify. The company analyzed 40 million expenses from one million business travelers. Uber accounted…

Columbus Technical College Names 2017 Top Student

NEWS RELEASE Of the estimated 3,000 students currently enrolled at Columbus Technical College, 45-year-old single mom Melissa Forsythe stands out as the best-of-the-best and, as such, has been named the College’s GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) winner for 2017.…

New Tornadoes Confirmed Late Wednesday

Survey teams from various National Weather Service offices continued their investigations on potential area tornadoes on Wednesday and confirmed several more in Alabama and Georgia. Take a look at the latest numbers: -Chief Meteorologist Connect + Follow Matt: Facebook Twitter…

Cards Against Humanity wants Obama to be CEO

(CNN) - It calls itself "the number-one best-selling party game" and now it wants to hire a CEO. Cards Against Humanity could be described as a filthy version of Apple to Apples and the people behind it want someone particular…

GM pays $1.3 million to buy back vintage research car

(CNN) - General Motors paid over $1.3 million to buy back an experimental car the company built in the early 1960's. GM confirmed that the purchase of the "Cerv 1" took place at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale on Saturday.…

Sales of 1984 novel soar after Trump claims

(CNN) - It's not completely clear why... But the demand for George Orwell's novel "1984" has been skyrocketing. The book became the top seller on Amazon's computer-generated list Tuesday night and this morning. Other books with similar themes are also…

Erin Andrews reveals cervical cancer surgery

(CNN) - Fox sports reporter Erin Andrews revealed to Sports Illustrated's mmqb.com she battled cervical cancer late last year. The diagnosis came several months after she won a civil trial against a stalker for invading her privacy. She said after…

Bank robber says rather be in jail that with wife

(CNN) - A 70-year-old Kansas man says he robbed a bank last year because he'd rather be in jail than live with his wife. Lawrence ripple pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a bank in Kansas City, Kansas, last September. Authorities…

Chaplain: Just say no to Casino

As legislators prepare to debate this idea of casino gambling and whether or not to allow citizens to vote on the issue, one of the largest business owners in South Columbus…

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