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Soldier Killed in Combat Immortalized on Fort Benning

It's an uncommon honor for a super soldier killed in the line of duty. Fort Benning's 3rd Squadron 1st, Security Force Assistance Brigade has named their new headquarters building after a fallen comrade. Building…

Cooling Weekend

A vale of high and mid-level clouds will shroud the sun, making for a milky appearance to the sky on Saturday.   Factor in the fresh cold air in the wake of our most…

Domestic Dispute Prompts Deadly Gun Battle

Investigators report it was a domestic dispute that sparked a full on shootout inside this Castlegate Apartment building. It ended with the death of Columbus native Johnny Wells. Residents in this Windsor park neighborhood…

Highs/Lows Back to the Norm

Cooler temperatures are back in fashion as a cold front pushes through the area. It will not be a frigid cool down, but rather a return to more seasonal highs and lows. High pressure…

Soldier of The Week

Senior NCO's lead the way training the troops at Fort Benning and that's where the soldier of the week comes in. Sergeant First Class Morgan Wallace trained as an armor crewman when he first entered the army in 2006. Since…

Back To Reality

A cold front arriving from the northwest overnight/Friday morning will only have limited showers associated with it.  However, it will kick up a gusty breeze to produce a bad hair for Friday.   And,…

Local Photographer's Upcoming Reception

Julius has had work featured in the well respected Lourve of Paris, France . You can go view his work at the Black Art in America Gallery located at 1506 6th Avenue #115 in Columbus, Georgia. His opening reception will…

Warm Today; Cooling Down for the Weekend

One more day with above average temperatures then we cool down heading into the weekend. Patchy fog during the morning commute then we can expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies this afternoon with…

Near Record Thursday

Another mild night will be had with higher than typical humidity for this time of year.  Patches of fog will reform overnight and Thursday morning; otherwise some sun throughout Thursday will aid in…

Local Alzheimer's Advocates Go to the Georgia Capitol

Yesterday, several Columbus area Alzheimer's advocates joined other advocates from across the state at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta for Alzheimer's Awareness Day. Advocates met with several legislatures to discuss the following issues…

The Warmth Remains... For Now.

Not much in store for rain today, but a quick shot of energy could push through the area and bring a few sprinkles, but the better chance for rain will be well to our…

Warmth Continues To Build

Low clouds and patchy fog will once again develop under the cover of darkness tonight.   While a passing shower or spotty drizzle is possible, many areas will likely stay dry and warm. The…

Near Record Warmth

Although there is a decent amount of moisture, only going with isolated showers over the course of the next few days. The big story is the warmer than normal temperatures for this time of…

SB53 Commemorative Programs Set Off Airport Scanners

Springfield-Holyoke, MA (WWLP) - Attention Super Bowl-goers: don't pack your gameday programs in checked luggage. A TSA spokesperson says the souvenir will interfere with x-ray screening because it contains metallic, holographic pages. The TSA recommends that the program be…

Spring Break!

Higher humidity will tag team with an air flow out of the Gulf of Mexico to produce low clouds, fog and spotty drizzle early Tuesday.   Wednesday morning will likely follow suit as well.  …

CPD Needs Your Help Finding A Missing Columbus Teen

The Columbus Police Department is asking the public for assistance in finding a missing teenage boy. 13-year-old Sanjay Young was last seen on February 2 near the Walmart on Whittlesey Road at Columbus Park Crossing. He was last seen…

Super Bowl Fans Leave Atlanta

Some fans may have been happy dancing and cheering about the Patriots' win over the Rams Sunday night. But they aren't cheering about the long lines at Atlanta's airport today. Travelers heading home from the Super Bowl are having…

21 Savage Arrested By ICE

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has taken Grammy nominated rapper 21 Savage into custody. ICE says the rapper, whose real name is Shayaabin Abraham-Joseph, is a United Kingdom resident who lives illegally in the U.S. The rapper has long…

Winter Job Fair

A job fair is coming to Columbus later this month. Unemployment Eliminators, LLC will host a job fair on Tuesday, February 19. The event will be from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Convention and Trade Center. It's also…

Groundhog Weekend!

Clouds will likely win out over the amount of sunshine this weekend, but overall mild weather will be the name of the game.   Temperatures will take a bit of a step backward Saturday,…

Warmer Weekend; Some Areas Could Get Wet

It is shaping up to be a rather nice Friday. High pressure will keep us dry and a westerly flow will help aid in the continued warm up today. Expect partly sunny skies with some high clouds mixing in. High…

Warmth Returns

Jacket weather is still the name of the game headed outdoors for the remainder of Thursday night and early Friday morning.    However, it will not be a cold as more recent nights/mornings. Sunshine will give way to some clouds…

DINING FOR CHARITIES: LUKE'S PUB & STEAKHOUSE

Luke's Pub & Steakhouse is participating in WLTZ's Dining for Charities! Owner Bobby Noland stopped by the morning show to show us some of his favorite food features. The Deal:…

The Warm-Up Begins

High pressure behind that secondary cold front will keep us dry through Friday. We will also warm up as temperatures slowly rebound to around seasonal by tomorrow. A few quick shots of energy will…

Winter Respite

Cold air continues to funnel into the valley under the cover of darkness. Thursday will start almost as cold as Wednesday morning, but with more sunshine to contend with, the afternoon hours will…

Country's Cook Barbecues Bank Account

A Country's BBQ worker is in jail after court testimony she was prepping more than pork platters. Scott Ressmeyer, the popular co owner of Country's BBQ who is well known for his giving spirit…

Super Bowl 53 Security

Local, state, and federal authorities gathered today to discuss security preparations for one of the highest profile events of the year - Super Bowl LIII. The NFL says there is a drone flight restriction in place now through Sunday.…

24-Hour Libraries Coming To Columbus

New 24-hour libraries are popping up around the city. Today, the Chattahoochee Valley Library opened automated library systems that dispense books and popular DVD's. Patrons of the library can check out and return their library materials at these automated libraries.…

Homeless Man Who Violated Corpse Pleads Guilty

The homeless man who broke into a Columbus funeral home and raped a corpse has pleaded guilty. Domonique Cordero Smith broke into what was then Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service at 2919 Hamilton Road on February 9, 2015. Smith…

Yep, it's COLD!

We are in the wake of the cold front and frigid air continues to pour in behind it. Black ice will be a concern during your morning commute, so please use caution when driving.…

Arctic Cold Settles In

The combination of the sun returning, and a gusty breeze allowed most paved surfaces to dry off earlier Tuesday.   However, isolated patches of black ice are possible as temperatures tumble into the 20s…

Super Bowl Opening Night Circus

The Super Bowl Media Circus has officially made its way to Atlanta. Monday was opening night of Super Bowl 53 week, and there's plenty of time for serious reporting about the game. There were clowns and carnival games, with…

Rain for Most Today; Snow to the West and North

As a cold front pushes through, we can expect rain this morning that could transition to snow north and west of I-85. Less than half an inch accumulation is expected. As the day progresses,…

The Arctic Express Arrives

A power-packed Arctic cold front will arrive from northwest to southeast across the Chattahoochee Valley Tuesday morning.    In advance of it, clouds will thicken under the cover of darkness, allowing temperatures to stay…

Columbus Students Get Technical

Three Columbus Schools traveled to Macon, Georgia Saturday, January 26th, to compete against 16 other schools for a robotics competition. Brookstone, Jordan and Richards were there to represent Columbus. Richards Middle School was the only Middle School in attendance…

DINING FOR CHARITIES: ZAXBY'S

Zaxby's in Columbus and Phenix City are participating in WLTZ's Dining for Charities. We had two Zaxby's before from Auburn & Valley and they SOLD OUT. Certificates will be accepted at…

Rain Coming... Will There Be Snow?

Winds up from the Gulf will put us in the mid 50s to low 60s today, but do not get used to the mild temperatures as yet another cool down is on the way.…

Cold Mornings This Weekend

Cold air reigns supreme; at least during the nights and mornings this weekend.  Some sunshine both days this weekend, although to a lesser extent on Sunday will allow for decent afternoons. Mild weather…

Safehouse Open Tonight Due to Freezing Temperatures

Due to the extremely cold temperatures tonight, a warming facility is open until Saturday at 2:30PM EST at Safehouse located in Rose Hill Methodist at 2101 Hamilton Road in Columbus. No question asked and no on turned away. Call…

2019 Project Homeless Connect

New Horizons Behavioral Health is partnering with different organizations around the community to host the 10th annual Project Homeless Connect Event. This event is for people in Muscogee County who are homeless. The…

Sunny Days & Cold Nights Ahead

A strong high pressure system has settled in across the region and will keep us dry with our fair share of sunshine for the weekend. Daytime highs will be warmer and should return to…

Kadie The Cow is Moving

Kadie the Cow has been a part of the Columbus landscape for so long, it's hard to picture that hill on Manchester Expressway without her. But, she just learned she has to…

Winter!

Winter's chill is in, and it will be around more times than not.   That said, no frost is expected tonight due to latest push of dry air.  However, Friday will start with sub-freezing…

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