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Week Ahead Forecast

A progressive weather pattern will shape up over the area this week. Monday will feature mostly sunny skies for the majority of the day, although clouds will begin to increase tomorrow afternoon as a storm system…

Amber Alert Discontinued for Missing Alabama 11-month-old

Gordo Police Department located a child they put an Amber Alert out for on Saturday. The State of Alabama issued an Amber Alert for 11-month-old Christian Perkins. Christian was believed to be in extreme danger. Police also believed the infant…

Spring Break Arrests are Down

Spring break arrests plummet on the Alabama coast. Police in Alabama's two largest beach towns say they've arrested more than 450 spring breakers so far this year, and that's a big improvement from last year. Police in both Orange Beach…

Weekend Weather: Here's What You Need To Know

Our first full weekend on the Spring season is upon us and with many of you planning activities outside, it will be important to know what the weather will bring Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will start with partly cloudy skies…

4th Annual Food Truck Festival Returns to Uptown Columbus

Looking for some outdoor fun on Saturday? Look no further than the 4th Annual Spring Food Truck Festival in Uptown Columbus! The annual event begins at 11am and goes until 6pm at Woodruff Park and spills over to the Dillingham…

New Numbers Show Alabama's Unemployment Rate is Down

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate is down slightly as more workers find jobs. The state Department of Labor says Alabama's jobless rate for February was 6.2 percent. That's down two-tenths of a percent from January's rate. The…

Alabama Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

The man police accuse of robbing and kidnapping an Alabama college student by forcing her into the trunk of her own car, has been arrested.  He is 28-year-old Manuel Towns who made his first court appearance, just outside Birmingham, to…

Warm with Rain This Weekend

Warming back up for the weekend with the possibility of severe weather late Saturday/early Sunday. Daytime highs Friday through Sunday will push into the mid 70s to low 80s with weekend lows in the…

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says He Will Not Resign

Alabama governor Robert Bentley is trying to set the record straight on his future in office.. Rumors have been spreading he may resign. The governor has been working in the face of repeated efforts to have him impeached due to…

5th Annual Bark in the Park in Auburn

Get your four-legged friend ready for an event targeted specifically for them. Auburn Parks & Recreation will host their 5th annual Bark in the Park event at Kiesel Park Saturday, March…

Cooler Today, Warmer for the Weekend

Much cooler today with highs in the upper low to upper 60s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Variable cloudiness tonight with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. Warming back to the…

Week Ending Weather Forecast

Spring will hit the pause button on Thursday with highs struggling into the 60s over the area. Temperatures will warm back into the 70s into Friday and the weekend. A cold front and associated disturbance will…

EAMC Plans on Opening New Cancer Center

East Alabama Medical Center will move forward with plans to build a brand new, state of the art cancer center. Alabama Health Planning Agency approved their proposal March 15 at the state capitol. With the growing…

A Brief Cool Down; Warming Up for the Weekend

Partly cloudy skies today with highs in the mid to upper 70s and some low 80s. Variable cloudiness tonight with isolated showers possible and overnight lows in the low to mid 50s. Much cooler…

Midweek Weather Forecast

Mostly clear skies and mild conditions are in store tonight, with lows a couple of degrees either side of the 60 degree mark. We will have one more day in the lower 80s tomorrow with a…

East Alabama Doctor adds Robot to Staff

    The East Alabama Endocrinology unveiled "ISLET'' the SANBOT , March 20, 2017. ISLET is one of the first mass produced robots . An international team of SANBOT came to the Howard Johnson of Columbus, Georgia for the unveiling.…

March 20 In Weather History - 1875

Many "old-timers" around both Columbus and Auburn would cite the tornado of April 18, 1953 as the strongest one to affect the local area. And while it is the strongest tornado to affect the city of…

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