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Why do I Yawn When You Yawn?

    There is an answer to a question some of us may have lost sleep over.  It's, 'Why are yawns contagious?' A new study suggests contagious yawning might be triggered…

Fewer Americans Becoming Obese

    America's obesity epidemic could be leveling off.. Adult obesity remained stable in the majority of states over the past year according to a new report from…

Harvey Almost Gone; Weekend Looks Good

Friday will see variable cloudiness and isolated showers are still possible with highs this afternoon in the low mid 80s. For the weekend, drier air will funnel in as highs stay in the…

Columbus Man shot Dead on Henson Avenue

Columbus Police responding to calls about a gunshot victim arrived to Henson Avenue in East Columbus. A Columbus man identified as 18 year old Tremaine Taylor was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound at…

Not Qualified to Perform Plastic Surgery

A new warning about cosmetic surgery procedures advertised on social media. Scientists at Northwestern University found only 18-percent of plastic surgery posts on instagram are from licensed surgeons.…

Pierson Defense Attorney: Jury Didn't Believe Accusers

Tommy Pierson was found not guilty by a Harris County Jury of Aggravated Sodomy and Sexual Battery.  Those were the most serious charges of a 12 count indictment against the former Harris County Sheriff's Deputy…

GSW ranked a top 10 university in Georgia by Schools.com

AMERICUS, Ga. (August 30, 2017) – Schools.com recently published their list of the Best 4-Year Colleges in Georgia, and Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) ranked among the top ten.   Out of all of the public and private non-profit schools…

Marriage has Health Benefits

Being married is good for your heart. A new British study reveals people in marriages are 14-percent more likely than singles to survive a…

CAN ECSTACY TREAT PTSD?

  The street drug ecstacy might be able to help people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, gives users intense feelings of euphoria…

American Fathers Waiting to Have Kids

  Fathers of American newborns keep getting older. Standford University researchers say the average paternal age at the time of a child's birth is now just over 30 years old.…

Rain from Harvey Hits the Area Today

Harvey begins to impact our area today and we will feel the effects through Saturday with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms passing through on and off. Rainfall totals through Saturday could reach 1-3”…

Bobbi Kristina Brown Biopic Coming to TV

Atlanta, GA (WGCL) - There's a new biopic coming out about the life and death of Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. Brown, Houston's only child with singer Bobby Brown died in 2015. Almost six months after she was found…

Charlottesville Violence Suspect Turns Self In

Monroe County, GA (WGCL) - A man charged in the violence that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month has made his first court appearance. Michael Ramos appeared before a judge at his extradition hearing after turning himself over to authorities…

Jury Decides Fate of Former Deputy

The Prosecution closed their case in Harris County against a former Sheriff's Deputy by saying the case has always been about an abuse of power. A pattern of abuse by the deputy Prosecutors say that…

How Well do you Know the Moles on Your Skin?

As summer winds down it's a great time to look for suspicious new spots on your skin. A new Italian study reveals less than a third of melanomas arise from existing moles and the majority  appear as new spots. Researchers…

New Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Unveiled in Atlanta

Governor Nathan Deal holds the  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue unveiling ceremony at the state capitol building  in Atlanta Monday the 28th of August 2017.   Members of the King family, Mayor Reed, Rep. Calvin Smyre, Capitol Arts Standards…

Deputy: Victim sent Non Verbal Signals

Former Harris County Deputy Tommy Pierson testified the victim who says he forced her to perform oral sex on the side of the road sent "non verbal signals". Pierson took the stand to tell his…

Red Cross Ready to Respond to Hurricane Harvey

Atlanta, GA (WSB) - Red Cross chapters across the nation are working to assist in the response to what is now of Tropical Storm Harvey. That includes volunteers mobilizing in metro Atlanta. The Red Cross in Georgia is deploying seven…

Anheuser-Busch Provides Water to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Atlanta, GA (WSB) - Over 100,000 cans of water will soon be arriving in Texas for victims of hurricane Harvey. Anheuser-Busch is making the donation. The company periodically halts beer production at its Georgia factory to produce canned drinking water…

Columbus Technical College Scholarship Event Thursday, August 31st

For Immediate Release: Nearly 60 Columbus Technical College students will take center stage at a major scholarship event this Thursday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. in McCaulley Auditorium at the Columbus Technical College campus on Manchester Expressway. For the first…

When Babies Should get Hepatitis-B Vaccine

  Infants should receive their first does of hepatitis-b vaccine within 24 hours of being born. That's according to newly released guidelines from the  American…

Harris County Chamber of Commerce Selects New Chamber President

The Harris County Chamber of Commerce Board has approved Colin Martin as their next of President & CEO. Martin’s first day with the Chamber will be Monday, August 28, which will provide a week of transition before current Chamber President…

Fewer Children Prescribed Antibiotics

  It seems pediatricians are doing more to curb antibiotic resistance. Between 2010 and 2016 the rate at which antibiotic prescriptions were filled dropped 9 percent. Blue Cross Blue Shield reports the decline was biggest among pediatricians. Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas…

Exercise Helps but not a Cure for Dementia

The benefits of exercise are well known. It improves heart health, bone health and helps people lose that extra weight. And even though it can also help people think more…

Exercise is Good Medicine

Another study links physical inactivity with an early death. Researchers in Nova Scotia looked at data on more than 3 thousand people over age 50. Those…

Wonderful Weekend Weather!

Pleasant temperatures are on tap for today through the weekend with highs ranging from the mid 80s to low 90s, but humidity will be drier so temps may not feel as warm. Overnight…

Let Don Do It

An 83 year old Army Veteran in the Chattahoochee Valley is trying to adjust to life after his loving wife passed away a few years. He has few family…

Sheriff Jolley Testifies in Former Deputy's Trial

After a full day of graphic testimony too hot for TV in a former deputy's trial, the woman accusing Tommy Pierson of sexual assault was back on the stand. The victim and Pierson's Defense attorney …

Young Meth Users More Likely to have a Stroke

Young people who use methamphetamines could increase their risk of having a stroke. That's according to new research coming out of Australia. Methamphetamines, often called speed, ice or meth, were strongly linked to strokes caused by a brain bleed rather…

Mindfulness Could Help you Drink Less

A new study finds mindfulness could help drinkers cut back. A group of heavy drinkers attended an 11 minute mindfulness training session to help them focus on their cravings…

Texas Bracing for Tropical Storm Harvey

Preparations are underway in Texas as Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way to the gulf coast. In Beaumont, sandbags are available to residents concerned about potential flooding. Some residents and volunteers had already begun filling sandbags…

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