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Netflix Weighs In On Georgia Abortion Law

Atlanta, GA (WSB) - Netflix is pledging to help the ACLU fight Georgia's abortion ban. The state's governor recently signed a bill that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six…

No Records, But Still Hot

Hot, humid weather is going nowhere; at least for now.   However, there will be some changes over the next 24 hours.   Much like Memorial Day, a couple random afternoon or evening thunderstorms will…

A Toasty Tuesday

No big surprise here- we stay hot and dry again today. Daytime highs will be eyeballing records this afternoon as they push 10-15 degrees above the norm. The ridge of high pressure continues to…

More Heat

Official or not, it's Summer! Hot, humid weather will continue for the foreseeable future.   We will move away from the apex of the heat for the second half of this week, but it…

One Dead, One Injured in Columbus Weekend Shooting

  One man is wounded and another is injured after a shooting late Saturday night. Around 11:30 Columbus Police received a call in reference to shots being fired on Kendrick avenue and Thornton Drive. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased…

An Unusually Hot Memorial Day

We remain stuck under the influence of a strong ridge of high pressure that will keep us hot and dry until late into the week. Daytime highs will stay well above the norm pushing…

Record Heat On Deck

It's the holiday weekend!  Get out and enjoy it, but be careful with the extreme heat.   Sunshine will give way to patchy afternoon clouds for the next several days.  High humidity tossed into…

Hot!

  No change in the forecast as we stay hotter than average through the long Memorial Day weekend and beyond.  A stronger than normal ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the southeast and…

Police Testify Dad, Toddler Knew Their Killer

A Police Detective testified in Recorder's Court this morning Joseph Banks and his accused killer Antonio Willis had both stayed at various times at the Colony Inn on Victory Drive. Willis was described as…

Hottest Weather Yet To Come

A large dome of high pressure (a.k.a. heat pump) will work to not only keep cooling thundershowers away from the region, but to pump up the heat.   Oh yeah; humidity, too.   Record high…

Stop Saying Happy Memorial Day

Deborah Tainsh has a simple message for the people this Memorial Day and it's on display for anyone driving by her neighborhood. Stop saying "Happy Memorial Day". "For us, the word 'Happy' left a…

Heat Records Could Fall

We are only getting hotter as we approach the long Memorial Day weekend. High pressure strengthens across the area and all but guarantees no rain for the extent of the WLTZ FIRST WEATHER…

Kiddie Pool Time!

This one is short and sweet, or should I say sweaty? Outside of a lone afternoon or evening thundershower, we are in for a hot, humid and mainly rain-free rain for the next…

Record Heat Possible

High pressure will continue to keep us dry today. In fact, don’t expect rain over the next 8 days outside of a stray shower or thunderstorm that may pop up due to the daytime…

Hello Summer

Hot, humid weather is here, and it has set up shop for quite some time! A large dome of high pressure building in intensity over the Deep South will keep severe weather away…

Weather= Muy caliente!

This weekend is the unofficial start to summer, but summer weather has already arrived! Strengthening high pressure will dominate our area this week, so don't expect any rain to cool things down or alleviate…

Ron Howard To Boycott Georgia Over Heartbeat Bill

(CNN) - Two Hollywood titans are taking on Georgia and its "heartbeat bill" law. Film-maker Ron Howard and producer Brian Glazer say they will boycott the state if that anti-abortion law goes into effect next year. In a statement…

Summer Heat. Period.

Gosh, it's hot...and, getting hotter! Sunshine will give way to patchy afternoon clouds; otherwise the heat will reign supreme.  Humidity is already a factor, and will only get a bit worse over the coming days.   A large dome of…

The Heat is On This Week

Isolated showers and thunderstorms will dot the landscape today, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Today will mark the "coolest" day and only chance of rain for the next eight days…

City's Movers and Shakers Make Med School A Reality

The Mercer School of Medicine is expanding to Columbus, Georgia. The City made the big announcement in front of a standing room only crowd not far from the school's new location downtown. People from…

Cars and Coffee Rally

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and an event took place to raise awareness. Cars and Coffee kicked off this morning, May 18, 2019 at PTAP. Starting Tackle of the Cleveland Browns and Columbus, GA…

Weekend= Hot & Humid

It will be a summer-like setup this weekend with warmer than normal days and milder than normal nights. Oh, and the humidity. Yippee! Rain chances will be low, but there could be a few…

Hot Pre-Memorial Day Week Ahead

Some areas in Chambers and Lee counties in Alabama saw showers and storms in the wee hours this morning. We'll see a repeat of scattered activity areawide this afternoon and evening. Coverage should be…

2019 Columbus Walk to End Lupus Now

The 2019 Columbus Walk to End Lupus Now will be held Saturday, May 18 at Kinnett Stadium. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, Lupus is an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease…

Soldier of the Week SFC Colon

Some soldiers bring skills to the army before they enlist and that's where the soldier of the week comes in. Sergeant First Class promotable Christian Colon spent a few years as a diesel mechanic before entering the army back in…

Feeling Like Summer This Weekend

High pressure will linger Friday, but we'll still tap into enough moisture to give us a slight chance for hit or miss showers. Add in the heat and there could be isolated thunderstorms, too.…

Jimmy Carter Released From Medical Center

(CNN) - Former president Jimmy Carter is out of the hospital after hip replacement surgery. The 94-year-old had the operation Monday. Earlier the same day, he fell at his Georgia home on his way to go turkey hunting. Doctors…

Heating Up

After a beautiful start to the work week, weather-wise, it's time for humidity to slowly creep back to a higher level.  Some clouds will return as early as tonight with a stray shower…

CHASE THE DREAM

              Tiara's book signing will be Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at El Evento 6010 Buena Vista Road, Columbus, Ag 31907

Memory Care Cottage Opens in Columbus

WLTZ FIRST NEWS is proud to be a partner with the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter and we are thrilled to announce the opening of the new Memory Care Cottage at Savannah Grand of Columbus…

Free Hepatitis C Testing Day in Columbus

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19, is National Hepatitis Testing Day. According to New Horizons Behavioral Health, in the United States, millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis and most of them…

Warmer Tuesday, Heat Coming

We can expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon with highs pushing into the upper 70s to low 80s as we begin a warming trend moving forward. We will stay dry, but a disturbance riding…

Summer Heat Coming!

Beautiful weather continues under the cover of darkness as we continue with low humidity. However, the times are changing, and so is the weather.   Sunshine will give way to some clouds Wednesday.  Showers…

A Beautimous Tuesday!

  Get ready for another pleasant day as Tuesday will be sunny and dry with highs topping out in the mid to upper 70s. High pressure and northwesterly flow stays with us through Wednesday…

AAA: Georgia Gas Prices Decline 4 Cents At The Pump

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga., — Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average of $2.68 per gallon for regular unleaded- 4 cents less than a week ago and 1 cent…

Suspect Used Video Games To Molest Victim

A suspect accused of multiple counts of child molestation allegedly used video games to prey on his young victim. According to court testimony , it was a school principal who tipped police off to…

Shoplifting Suspects Target Local Stores

Multiple shoplifting suspects have been arrested in connection to a massive shoplifting ring which spanned several cities in the Southeast. Retail shops in Columbus, Auburn, Opelika, Lagrange and Montgomery were targeted in the scheme.…

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