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Victims Stabbed Repeatedly In Quadruple Murder

Patrol Officers responding to a welfare check at the Elizabeth Canty Apartments stumbled on the ghastly scene in South Columbus. Four victims were stabbed to death including three children ages three, one and an…

More Storms on Tap for Friday

  Afternoon and evening scattered showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast daily through the weekend as we’ll tap into ample amounts of moisture being filtered into the region. Some night time rain…

Stormy PM Friday

Additional thunderstorms will be back on the prowl Friday midday and afternoon, lingering into part of the evening hours.   Much like Thursday, the steering winds will push the storms from north to south.   Any thunderstorm can be accompanied by…

DINING FOR CHARITIES: Denny's

Denny's is part of our Dining for Charities! The Deal $25 for $15. The deal good ONLY between 1 p.m.-10 p.m. 15% of the proceeds goes to Paws Humane Society. 3239 Macon…

A Hot and Humid Thursday, Storm Chances on the Rise

Hot, humid and a chance for afternoon showers. Rinse and repeat... The difference today will be moister air will blanket the area trapped under a ridge of high pressure. Because of this, I’m…

Quadruple Murder in Columbus

In one of the most brutal scenes in recent history in Columbus, a family of four is found stabbed to death. The quadruple murder happening in…

Columbus Motorcycle Wreck on Milgen

A large police presence for an accident that shut down traffic going both ways on a busy columbus street. It happened around 7:30 Wednesday July 17th on Milgen road just north of Miller road. WLTZ was on scene there not…

More T-Storm Coverage Later This Week

A weak stationary front situated to our north will combine with the heating of the sun Thursday to help ignite a couple more thunderstorms across the valley.    Friday looks to be the most…

The Heat Continues!

High pressure flattens out a bit but will continue to keep the area mostly dry this afternoon. A trough (formed out of the remnants of Barry) will slide through to our north, so…

Couple Married 71 Years Die Hours Apart

Augusta, GA (WRDW) - A love to last a lifetime; a Georgia couple married for 71 years died within hours of each other. Husband Herbert Delaigle died at 2:20 a.m. Friday. 12 hours later, his wife, Frances, died at…

Summer

In true Summer-fashion, the heat is on!  Heat indexes will top 100 degrees for the rest of the week.   The only respite will be an occasional afternoon or evening thunderstorm.   The coverage to…

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Rise 7 Cents

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA., — Georgia gas prices are up this week compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.67 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 7 cents more than a week ago, 19 cents more than this time last month, and 5…

The Heat is On!

High pressure will continue to help keep our area mostly dry today and Wednesday, but there still could be a few showers and maybe a thunderstorm popping up with the daytime heating. This…

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

If you experience any joint pain, back pain, stress, headaches, any sort of issues, pain medication can only go so far. Plus, it's not a natural alternative. That's where chiropractic care can step in.…

Dispute Over Cow Prompts Deadly Bickerstaff Shooting

A dispute over a cow allegedly prompted the deadly shooting of a popular Harris County man. Homicide investigations in Harris County are rare in fact Sheriff Mike Jolley reports less than 10 homicide…

Summer Heat

The remnants of Barry continue to run along the rim of a large dome of high pressure Tuesday.   It's this same dome of high pressure that keeps thunderstorms to an absolute minimum (or…

Adult Mental Health First Aid

ADULT Mental Health First Aid Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2100 Comer Avenue, Conference Room B Registration Opens at 8:00 Training starts promptly at 8:30 AM Holly Pounders returns to present the …

Hot, Humid & Mostly Dry this Week

The remnants of Barry are staying well west of our area, so it will be a rather quiet Monday and Tuesday as high pressure will help keep things mostly dry, but will not…

Better Business Bureau Warns Against IRS Scams

The Better Business Bureau receives many calls every year inquiring about the “IRS” calling and leaving a voice mail threatening legal action if the consumer does not respond immediately. Please know that this…

Task Force Weighs River Enforcement

There has been plenty of talk about how exactly to address this public safety issue where people continue to ignore the dangers of the Chattahoochee River. Less than one hour after a six year…

Occasional Thunderstorm Around Here

Oppressive humidity remains the name of the game around here.  A stationary front situated to our north does not have the energy necessary to drive a wedge of lower humidity into the region. …

Barry Brings Rain to Us

Strong southerly flow will continue to inject tropical moisture into our area, so a good chance for showers and thunderstorms will remain with us through early next week. Other than rain, not expecting…

Oaks at Grove Park Grand Opening

WLTZ is a proud partner of the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter and today we were on hand to help celebrate the grand opening of the Oaks at Grove Park which is…

Barry Strolling Through The Northern Gulf

The coverage to afternoon and early nighttime thunderstorms will gradually increase Friday due to high humidity in place, and a stationary front to our north.   The prospects of isolated severe weather is not…

Keep the 'Brella Handy Through Sunday

Looking at a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms again this afternoon through the weekend as saturated tropical air pumps in. This moisture, of course, is being funneled in by what is…

What Becomes Barry Gets Buried

The birth of Barry is underway in the northern Gulf of Mexico.   The storm will likely strengthen into a tropical depression Thursday, followed by tropical storm status (Barry) Thursday night or Friday.   It…

BBQ Fundraiser for Sickle Cell Awareness

The Association of Sickle Cell, Lower Chattahoochee Region is holding its 1st ever BBQ Fundraiser on July 13, 2019. The menu will be as followed: 1. Rib Plate - $7 includes the…

The Birth of Barry

The broad area of low pressure that has helped ignite a few heavy thunderstorms across the region, even isolated severe weather, is now shifting into the Gulf of Mexico.   This area of low…

AAA: Georgia Gas Prices Rise 6 Cents

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., — Georgia gas prices are up this week compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.60 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 6 cents more than a week ago, 7 cents more than this time last month,…

Hit/Miss PM T-Storms

Widely separated thunderstorms will continue with the max heating of the day this week.   That means afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be on the prowl; there will even be patches of early morning…

DINING FOR CHARITIES: Ready, Steak, GO!

Ready, Steak, GO! is part of our Dining for Charities Deal! $50 DEAL for $25--------comes as (2) $25 certificates-----only (1) certificate per table per visit. http://www.readysteakgo.com 1790 Williams Rd, Columbus,…

Daily Scattered Showers & Thunderstorms

Daily showers and thunderstorms are possible this week and we could see some tropical action as we get closer to the weekend. An upper ridge will help introduce some drier air into the…

Savannah Grand Offers Tips to Help Ease the Stress on Caretakers

Savannah Grand offers tips to help ease the stress on caretakers. If you'd also to learn more about the assisted living community and everything they have to offer, visit https://www.slm.net/senior-living/ga/columbus/savannah-grand-of-columbus/ or call…

Daily Dose Of H2O

The extended holiday comes to a close this weekend, but not without a couple rounds of thunderstorms.  Keep in mind those that get wet during the day will start the following day with patchy…

Keep the 'Brella Handy this Weekend

There will be ample moisture to tap into, so we can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms again today through the weekend especially in the afternoon and evening. Some of these storms could get…

Prowling Thunderstorms

Areas that received some rain during our Independence Day will pick up a little late-night/early morning fog.   Summertime humidity will be the mainstay as well. Once the patches of low clouds and fog…

Hot and Humid 4th, Could See Some Storms

Happy Birthday, America! Moisture will increase across the area today and bring our chances of rain up a bit. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening are possible…

Hot As A Firecracker

90+ degree weather continues across the Chattahoochee Valley for the rest of this week, and for the foreseeable future.   Factor in the humidity and several other variables, such as the lack of wind, and only hit/miss thunderstorms, and the…

A Better Chance of Rain Coming

It will be another hot day staying several degrees above the norm. Most of the area will remain rain-free although there will be a slight uptick in moisture across the area. Still going…

Whitewater Responds To Backlash

The popular rafting company Whitewater Express is responding to public backlash after rafters were seen near search teams looking for a drowning victim. Whitewater's decision to open for business before searchers located a child…

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