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Second Substitute Teacher Arrested In Columbus

A Substitute teacher who was employed by the Muscogee County School District is facing criminal charges for the second time in less than a week. The second arrest of another substitute teacher comes after…

Chilly Start To Easter Weekend

Colder weather is now funneling in behind our latest storm.  Although a shower will dot the landscape into Saturday, most of the time will be rain-free, brisk and chilly. Clouds will win out…

Soldier of The Week SSG Coombs

A Fort Benning Army troop with ten years in is recognized as the Soldier of the Week. Staff Sergeant Mark Coombs entered the army as a cavalry scout. He currently serves Uncle Sam as a senior drill sergeant with Echo…

Stormy Friday, Awesome Weekend

Strong to severe storms passing through this morning will push out of our area by late morning, but there will still be a chance for showers in the afternoon. This cold front will usher…

Not Out Of The Woods Yet For Severe Storms

Most thunderstorms earlier Thursday night bypassed Columbus to the north and west.  However, additional heavy storms are forming across portions of Alabama as a tropical warm front surges northward in advance of a western cold front.  As these storms…

Severe Thunderstorm Threat Tonight

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3AM EASTERN; 2AM CENTRAL...... A squall line of intense thunderstorms, some severe with damaging winds, will press across the region tonight from west to east. Precautionary plans should already be in…

Severe Storms Tonight

A squall line of intense thunderstorms, some severe with damaging winds and a tornado, will press across the region tonight from west to east.   Precautionary plans should already be in place, such as…

LIST: School Delays on Friday Morning Due to Severe Weather Threat

MUSCOGEE COUNTY Columbus, GA – Based on the most recent weather advisories, Muscogee County School District Schools and offices will observe a two-hour delayed opening schedule Friday, April 19, 2019. Please note the following information: Each employee and student should…

Harris County Schools Delayed Friday Due to Severe Weather Threat

HAMILTON, GA (APRIL 18, 2019) – Due to impending bad weather, the Harris County School District (HCSD) will delay school opening by two-hours on Friday, April 19.   Dr. Justin Finney, HCSD’s assistant superintendent of business services and technology, shared:…

Easter on Broad

Second Story has been a staple for college students in the Uptown Columbus area for three years now. Last year, the first 'Easter on Broad,' took place downtown and it was wildly…

Storms Moving in Tonight

Clouds increasing this afternoon, but staying dry ahead of a cold front that will bring a chance for strong to severe storms late tonight/early tomorrow morning. With sufficient CAPE (potential energy) and strong wind…

Watch Out For Storm Scammers

Natural disasters like wildfires, storms, tornadoes and hurricanes, often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also…

City of LaGrange Holds Grand Opening of New SkatePark

The City of LaGrange will be holding a grand opening celebration for the new skatepark in Southbend Park Saturday, April 20th. The celebration will include music, food trucks, contests, demos and prizes. The…

Tranquil Start Thursday; Terrible End For Some

Some harmless high clouds will occupy the nighttime sky.  Meanwhile, milder weather continues to arrive in advance of our next cold front. This cold front will press east of the Mississippi River Thursday,…

Another Dry & Warm Day

High pressure shifting offshore will allow moisture to begin filtering in, so we will start to see some cloud cover today, but we do stay dry as highs warm into the low 80s. Still…

Shooting at Chase Apartments

COLUMBUS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS THAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT. INVESTIGATORS WORKING THE SCENE AT THE CHASE HOMES ON FIRST AVENUE AFTER A FIGHT BROKE OUT.   A WOMAN AND A CHILD REPORTEDLY STRUCK BY THE GUNFIRE…

Warmer Afternoons Ahead

A quiet Tuesday night, weather-wise, will give way to a spectacular Wednesday.  If you have any outdoor plans, you can most certainly keep them!  Do keep in mind there can be some haze…

2019 Best Ranger Competition Winners

A team from the 101st airborne division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky earned the title of “Best Rangers” during an awards ceremony at the maneuver center of excellence headquarters today at Fort Benning. Captains John Bergman and Michael Rose of team…

A Warm and Dry Tuesday

We will see a return to warmer temperatures today and tomorrow and we will also stay dry as high pressure remains dominant for now. This will change as a strong system pushes in Thursday.…

Calm In-Between Storms

No blanket of clouds and a fresh cool air mass will lead to jacket weather on the way out the door tonight and Tuesday morning. Sunshine Tuesday will allow for a nice afternoon,…

Woman Dies In Group Home Fire

A group home resident in Columbus reportedly made it out of her burning home to safety with her roommates but somehow ended up back inside where she was discovered by fire investigators. Firefighters were…

DINING FOR CHARITIES: Reese's Kitchen

Reese's Kitchen, in Columbus, is now part of our Dining for Charities Deal! The deal is $25 for $15. They serve all things Southern Cuisine: Pork chops, meatloaf, collared greens, vanilla cake, all…

Clearing Skies for Monday, More Severe Weather Late Week

After our severe weather episode yesterday, Monday morning is starting out chilly and raw with temperatures in the 40s and 50s and gusty northwest winds making it feel colder. Clouds should decrease by afternoon,…

Windy Sunday; Severe Weather Threat Over

The most intense core of storms have come and gone on this Sunday.   That said, a brief shower and thunderstorm can still pop up in a few spots before the day is done.   Gusty winds will continue into this evening. …

Heavy Storms Continuing

A tornado watch is in effect until 2pm edt this afternoon; the exception is Quitman, Randolph and Clay counties which are under a tornado watch until 4pm. Rain with embedded intense thunderstorms will continue to move eastward through the early…

Strong Sunday Storms

A tornado watch is in effect until 2pm edt for Georgia with the exception of Quitman, Randolph and Clay counties. Rain with embedded intense thunderstorms will continue to move eastward through the early afternoon hours before moving away.   Damaging wind…

Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings In Effect

WLTZ is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of spawning a tornado over parts of Russell county, AL until 9:15 am cdt this morning.   A severe thunderstorm warning is also in effect for Harris, Muscogee and Chattahoochee counties until 10:30 am…

Tornado Warning Russell County

WLTZ is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of spawning a tornado over parts of Russell county, AL until 9:15 am cdt this morning.   Said storm is moving toward the northeast at 35 mph and will be approaching portions of Chattahoochee…

Tornado Watch In Effect

A tornado watch is in effect until 9am cdt across Alabama, and until 2pm edt for Georgia, with the exception of Quitman, Randolph and Clay Rain with embedded intense thunderstorms will continue to move eastward this morning through the early…

Tornado Watch This Sunday Morning

A tornado watch is in effect until 9am cdt across Alabama this Sunday morning.  Additional watches and warnings are expected farther east. Rain with embedded intense thunderstorms will continue to move eastward this morning through the early afternoon hours before…

Severe Storms Set To Strike

A relatively calm weather pattern, despite the recent uptick in humidity, kick starts this weekend.  Unfortunately, it will not end that way. Clouds will win out over the amount of sunshine Saturday.  Nonetheless,…

FEATURE THROUGH S.T.E.A.M

      On Saturday, April 13, 2019 National Urban League Young Professionals chapters nationwide will be joining together for a day of service. This year’s theme is “Inspiring the Future Through STEAM.”The Urban…

Good Start to Weekend, Severe Weather Sunday

Happy Friday! A few clouds will be around for your TGIF, but we're not expecting any rainfall out of them with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Saturday will be warmer and breezy ahead of a developing storm…

Soldier of The Week, Major Byron Greene

An Army major with a large collection of overseas assignments is the Columbus Rotary Club's soldier of the week. Major Byron Greene, who hails from California, began his army career as a military police officer in 2004. He's served as…

Sweaty Friday To Severe Sunday

Moderately higher humidity returned to the region today with additional warmth, and that trend will continue into this weekend.   Record high temperatures, which are in the low 90s, are not attainable, but sweat…

Erris Croome Turns 108!

Ms. Erris Croome just celebrated her 108th birthday party. When asked what the secret is to living a long life she stated that, "I don't think there is a secret, just keep living!" Ms. Erris' also gave her advice to…

Warm End to Week, Stormy End to Weekend

After seeing the warmest day of the year so far yesterday with a high of 86 degrees officially at the Columbus Airport, we will come close to that again today with mostly sunny skies and highs into the lower to…

Dining for Charities Raises $7,709 for MercyMed

For the past couple of months, WLTZ morning show has featured restaurants, different businesses, spas and more to participate in our Dining for Charities. Our charity for the months of January and February was…

Gosh; It's Warm!

A tranquil, enjoyable mild night is upon us.  Enough said about that. Warm weather will continue to be the name of the game through Saturday.   Although patches of fog will dot the countryside…

A Sunny & Warm Wednesday

High pressure takes over today allowing for a dry and sunny day. As another system makes its way toward us from the west, a developing cold front will shoot a quick blast of energy…

Local Democrats Hold Legislative Town Hall

Local Democrats discussed everything from women's reproductive rights to transportation at the Columbus Public Library Tuesday evening. A small but vocal crowd braved the weather to talk with State Lawmakers during a Legislative Town…

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