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Murder Victim On Cell Phone During Shooting

The city's latest murder victim was talking on his cell phone when he was shot and killed. Vickie Perez initially told Police she was acting in self defense when she shot Allport and she…

Deadly Police Encounter Prompts Civil Lawsuit

The family of Hector Arreola tells First News exclusively they are still waiting on the City to acknowledge his death after an encounter with local police. Now armed with their own medical expert and…

Warm Start; Cooler End To Weekend

Warm weather will kick start our weekend festivities, so make sure you have some outdoor plans.   That said, you will have to keep an eye to the sky, as there is the chance…

Oh. So. Warm.

After another morning that will see dense fog in spots, expect cloudy skies with isolated showers today. The cloud cover should help keep down the instability, but we could still hear a rumble of…

Some Fort Benning Soldiers Have Strep Throat

Here is Fort Benning's Official statement: Fort Benning is aware of the four cases of A Streptococcus also known as Strep with Initial Entry Training Soldiers (IET). These particular cases were complications of Strep infection and should be characterized as…

Let Don Do It In Columbus

Six years after losing her husband Susan can use some help outside her Columbus Home. Large tree limbs were ruining the roof and big rotten trees are lurking in the backyard. I'm trying to…

Springtime Warmth And Humidity

Heavy storms that hit a few neighborhoods late Wednesday are now a recent memory.    Low clouds and fog will take over during the overnight and Friday morning time frame with spotty drizzle and a ton of humidity. Clouds will…

Valley Interfaith Promise Hosts Annual Bed Race

Saturday, February 23, 2019 Team Registration 9:00am Pre-Race Festivities 10:00am Parade and Race: 11:00am 14th St. & Broadway in Uptown Columbus What is the VIP Bed Race? Every year, VIP brings local organizations…

Much Warmer Today, Rain Chances Remain

A stalling cold front plus an abundance of moist air flowing up from the gulf will continue to bring in rain today. Plus, a wedge front (caused by cold air damming up to our…

Spring Warmth Arriving

Cooler weather has had a nice run here over the past two days.   It is time for warmer weather to return.    The recent blanket of cloud cover will go nowhere tonight, but a…

Chattahoochee Valley Community College Hall of Fame

Chattahoochee Valley Community College invites you to a night of food, fun, and fellowship for a good cause as the Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) Foundation honors four distinguished inductees for the Hall of…

Warmer Temps with that Rain

Heavy rainfall is possible late tonight as a cold front heads towards us. The front is anticipated to stall and multiple rounds of rain will move through the area by the end of the…

Warmer Weather Returns

A stationary front along the Gulf coast will move northward as a warm front over the next 24 hours.   The end result will be an occasional shower and some drizzle through Wednesday midday.  …

GBI Investigates Invictus Boys Home

The GBI is investigating the Invictus Boys home owned by the Muscogee County Marshal. The Office of the Child Advocate is responsible for independent oversight of the Invictus Boys home and their agency has…

Local Wins National Award

COLUMBUS RESIDENT TOLLIE STRODE WON A NATIONAL AWARD. HE RECEIVED THE BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD. THIS AWARD IS AN IMPORTANT HONOR IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH. HE WAS RECOGNIZED FOR HIS LIFETIME OF ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE. STRODE HAS…

More Rain Coming

Another system continues to organize to our southwest as a wedge of cold air piles in from the northeast. This will allow for daytime highs to be quite chilly today with some areas several…

Wet Pattern All Week

Scattered showers start us off today, then variable cloudiness during the day. It could actually turn out to be quite nice this afternoon. Most of the area will start Tuesday on a dry note,…

A Long Rainy Stretch Begins

We're in store for an active weather pattern through the latter part of next week. Our area will be pelted with several quick hitting systems that will keep rain chances in the forecast for…

City Driver Charged With Homicide

  A City Driver is facing criminal charges after a fatal crash in January. The deadly crash occurred on River Road near the intersection of Willett Drive in North Columbus. The 72 year old…

Christian Comedian Hosts Show in Columbus

Comedian Sam Beman blends comedy through music, story telling, traditional standup, improv and impersonations. He’s having a comedy show Sunday along side Tim Banister and Clayburn Cox. Beman is a Christian Comedian, so…

British Soldier Charged After Downtown Crime Spree

The British are coming! 26 year old Adam Taylor told Columbus Police he spent the first weekend in February drinking alcohol downtown. The British Soldier had been in town only one week for training…

Sheriff Responds To Violent Jail Fights

Four inmates have been stabbed in the eye in less than two months inside the Muscogee County Jail. Sheriff Donna Tompkins tells First News exclusively the incidents are a direct reflection of what is…

Warmer, Damp Weekend Ahead

Milder weather is moving in and setting up shop for several days.   If you're a fan of warm weather, start making plans.   However, this mild spell does come at a price. Initially, the price is a mostly cloudy sky.  …

Dining for Charities: Mr. Ed's on Broadway

Mr. Ed’s on Broadway came on the Morning Show to participate in our Dining for Charities. MR ED’S on Broadway is an Italian Americana restaurant that serves pastas, hoagies, Wraps, Salads, Wings, and…

Warmer Days on Tap

After a very cold start, expect mostly sunny skies to help push daytime highs above normal today. As we get into the evening, a weak cold front to our north will help introduce moisture…

Cold Start; Mild Afternoon

The coldest crop of weather will settle in under a mainly clear sky tonight.   There may even be patches of frost to kick start Thursday. A vale of high clouds will dim the sun throughout Thursday (seems like we've…

21st Annual Taste of Pine Mountain

Get your taste buds ready for the 21st annual Taste of Pine Mountain in beautiful downtown Pine Mountain, Georgia. This event was put on for residents and tourists to get a…

Yes, Sunshine!

We are in the wake of that cold front, so temperatures will moderate to seasonal today as high pressure and sunny skies take over. We will stay dry through Thursday before moisture reintroduces itself,…

Quieter Wednesday

A heavy squall line of storms that produced over 50mph wind gusts, and damage in some areas, is now gone.    The cleanup from the storms will continue over the next couple of days, but at least the weather will…

Agents Raid Southeast Regional Pain Center

  Agents from the Inspector General's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration swooped in just after 9am huddling the staff with clients in the main lobby while a search warrant was executed. According to…

Premier Chiropractic: Spine Survey

WLTZ is partnering with Premier Chiropractic  for our Dining for Charities. Premier Chiropractic specializes and focuses on Structural Correction. They use methods to analyze and identify the primary structural shift. Gabbi Rossi goes…

Access 2 Independence Comedy Fundraiser

Access 2 Independence is hosting a comedy fundraiser to provide services to those who are disabled in the community. The contributions and ticket purchases will Help A2I raise funds and be able to…

Thunderstorms Today, Sunshine Wednesday

A low pressure system will send a cold front through our area today with heavy rain and a few thunderstorms embedded in it. There will be enough instability for a MARGINAL risk of severe…

AAA: Georgia Gas Prices Remain 32 Cents Less Than Last Year

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., — Gas prices continue holding steady in Georgia. Drivers are paying an average price of $2.14 per gallon - down fractions of a cent from last week. The state average has ranged between $2.14-$2.17 for the past 20…

Wet Tuesday; Sunny Wednesday

After a chilly, rather cloudy weekend, somewhat milder weather made a return Monday.   As the air flow continues out of the Gulf of Mexico tonight through Tuesday, we will stay with the mild weather.  However, we will also…

Protestors Turn Heads on Manchester Expressway

The phone here at First News was ringing off the hook. People of all ages were asking what pray tell is this bloody protest all about? The non profit known as the Bloodstained Men…

DINING FOR CHARITIES: MAX FITNESS

Our Dining for Charities this week is a little different. It's not with a restaurant, but instead a local gym! Max Fitness is offering a GREAT deal for our viewers. A one…

Rain Chances Increasing

High pressure weakens as it moves off the coast and a wedge that has been in place will dissipate some today, but cooler air at the surface could make it tough for some areas…

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