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Ft. Benning's 14th Combat Support Hospital Returns From Deployment

FORT BENNING, Ga. – Approximately 40 Soldiers from the 14th Combat Support Hospital returned yesterday from a nine-month deployment to Kosovo. The 14th CSH provided health service support in the form of curative care, preventive care, essential care, and evacuation…

Senator John McCain has Successful Surgery

    Senator John McCain is said to be recovering at home following minimally invasive surgery last week to remove a blood clot form above his left eye. There are concerns…

Verdict Reached in "Midnight Rider" Civil Trial

Savannah, GA (WTOC) - A verdict has been reached in the "Midnight Rider" civil trial in Georgia. The jury has ruled in favor of the family of Sarah Jones. Jones was a camera assistant working on the set of the…

Six Injured in Partial Bar Roof Collapse

Atlanta, GA (WGCL) - Six people were injured after a roof partially collapsed in southwest Atlanta. It happened at Blu Cantina Restaurant and Lounge on Monday night. Officials say dozens of people were inside when about 40% of the roof…

Isolated Thunderstorms Tuesday, Hotter Weather Coming

Isolated showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast through tomorrow with highs in upper 80s to mid 90s and nighttime lows in the low to mid 70s. Daytime highs will steadily increase this week and could hit the 100 degree…

Don't Mess With Those Yellow Jackets

Residents in the Callaway Lakes Subdivision in Albany, Georgia can not walk around their neighborhood without having to worry about getting stund by yellow jackets. Dale Richter , of The Buzz Fuzz , removed a large yellow jacket nest off…

Scattered Showers & Thunderstorms for the Weekend

There is a decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms through the weekend as a front pushes through the area and stalls on Sunday. Some storms could turn severe Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning with gusty, damaging winds, hail, frequent…

It's Too Hot to be Outside

As temperatures soar across the U-S this week, there are reminders to stay cool. Intense heat can cause anything from a harmless rash to more serious conditions like heat…

MMA Fighter's Blood Test Can Predict Brain Injury

A simple blood test could predict long-term brain injuries in professional fighters. Cleveland Clinic Researchers compared blood samples of active boxers and mixed martial arts fighters to samples from retired and non-fighters. They found active fighters had higher levels of…

One Man Charged With a long List of Crimes

The Burglary Theft Unit of the Columbus Police Department arrested 38 year old Quincy L Tolbert. Tolbert is a suspect in a large number of crimes that plagued the Columbus, Georgia area. Columbus Police investigators have charged Quincy Tolbert in…

Possums and Zika Research

    John Vandeberg is a professor at the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute  who is collaborating with the University of Texas biology department to develop a laboratory opossum…

Pedestrian Struck

  A pedestrian was struck early Thursday morning on Manchester Expressway between Hamilton Road and 17th Avenue. The pedestrian was taken to the Columbus Medical center, his condition is unknown. Stay tuned  to WLTZ First News for more updates.

Soldier of the Week

The soldier of the week this cycle comes from within the ranks of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Staff Sergeant David Sedacamacho has served in many leadership roles coming up through the ranks in the infantry from squad…

Columbus Enforces PFD Ordinance after Drownings

  River rescues are on the rise and so are arrests for those violating a city ordinance aimed at keeping people safe. The picturesque view of the river is luring people to trouble here on…

SEC Media Days: UGA Talks Upcoming Season

The chemistry between UGA running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb is on and off the field. “This is our chance to try and lead our team and lead them to something great,” Michel said. Last…

High Schools Prepare for Opioid Overdoses

It's a sign of the times we live in. Some schools in Ohio will soon be doing their part to combat the Akron Board of  Education , Daniel Rambler Akron…

Addicted Babies Crave Cuddling

  Laurie Mays originally signed up as a NICU volunteer to get her baby fix. The volunteer says ,""My children are grown and out of the house and I miss…

MISSING CHILDREN: Kaden and Kaleel Wilson

Kaden and Kaleel Wilson, along with the suspect, were last seen in Riverdale, Georgia. The suspect is believed to be driving the listed vehicle, possibly on Highway 138 in an unknown direction. Kaden is on oxygen and has feeding…

Georgia Teen Dies After Jumping into Creek at Alabama Park

GROVE OAK, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia teenager has died after officials say he jumped off a rock into a creek at an Alabama park. DeKalb County, Alabama Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Michael Edmonson tells local news outlets that 18-year-old…

Deal: June tax revenues up 2.6 percent

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for June totaled nearly $1.96 billion, for an increase of $50.2 million, or 2.6 percent, over last year. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled almost $21.75 billion, for an…

Man Shot as a Result of "Parking Lot Rage"

DeKalb County, GA (WSB) -  A 47-year old man was shot as a result of "parking lot rage"  in DeKalb County, Georgia. Authorities say a woman and the man were merging into one lane in a Target parking lot on Tuesday…

A Cup of Coffee A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Some new buzz about coffee. A new study suggests that morning cup of coffee could help you to live longer. Researchers at the University of Southern California found drinking just one cup of coffee a day reduced the risk of…

What's That Smell in Your Pool

  When the head of the CDC's healthy swimming program shared some insight into swimming pools, he opened a lot of eyes. He said the smell of what…

Deal: Film industry generates $9.5 billion for Georgia’s economy

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion during FY 2017. The 320 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.7 billion in direct spending…

Post Office Honors Marine Killed in Chattanooga

Marietta, GA (WSB) - A post office in Georgia has been re-named in honor of a marine killed in a shooting rampage nearly two years ago. 21-year old Lance Corporal Skip Wells died in an attack on a Chattanooga Recruitment…

Some Gonorrhea Cases Can't be Cured

  The World Health Organization says antibiotic resistance is such a big problem that some cases of gonorrhea can not be cured. The W-H-O looked at 77 countries…

Shia LaBeouf Arrested in Georgia

(CNN) - Shia LaBeouf was arrested early Saturday in Savannah, Georgia. The Chatham County Sheriff's Department confirmed the actor was booked for disorderly conduct, obstruction and public drunkenness. LaBeouf is in Savannah filming the "Peanut Butter Falcon." He was released…

Missing Person: Natashay Colbert

The Columbus Police Department is asking the Public for assistance in locating Natashay Colbert. Ms. Colbert is missing from Columbus but may be also in the area of Atlanta, GA. Any information pertaining to Natasha Colbert please contact 911…

What Exactly is Swimmer's Ear?

  Before you take a dip into the pool or head to the beach this summer, be sure to take all the proper precautions. Water-related bugs, swimmer's ear infections and…

Fort Benning Provides Information on Soldier Who Drowned

FORT BENNING, Ga. - A Fort Benning Soldier was initially reported missing Monday after he went swimming in the Chattahoochee River. Pfc. Michael S. Ferreira, was reported missing after a friend saw him enter the river near the 13th Street…

Have You Written Your Will

Every single one of us will reach the end of life at some point. But, very few have filled out the necessary paperwork to make their end…

Trump's Twitter smack down of CNN his most retweeted post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mock video tweeted by President Donald Trump showing him pummeling a man whose face is covered by the CNN logo has become Trump's most-shared post on the platform. Trump's post Sunday morning of an edited clip…

Soldier of the Week

A Fort Benning Army Staff Sergeant is responsible for telling army officers where to go and how to get there. Staff Sergeant Trevor Cole serves as the land navigation Non Commissioned Officer In Charge at the Basic Officer Leader Course.…

Soldier of the Week: Staff Sergeant Thomas Campbell

Fort Benning is home for select soldiers in Armor and Infantry but only one is Soldier of the Week. Staff Sergeant Thomas Campbell is an M1 Armor crewman who serves as an operations non-commissioned officer…

3 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting, Chase Downtown

Savannah, GA (WSAV) - Police in Savannah, Georgia are investigating an overnight incident that resulted in three deaths. According to the authorities shots were fired from a white SUV in the downtown area. Police then began pursuit of that vehicle.…

Hot and Humid...Still!

Another hot and humid day is ahead with highs this afternoon in the low to mid 90s under mainly sunny skies and a slight chance for isolated PM showers and thunderstorms. Heat indices will try to push into the mid…

Man Shot, Killed by Off-Duty Brunswick Officer

Brunswick, GA (WJXT) - A Georgia man died on Monday night after an off-duty police officer shot him the parking lot of an apartment building. Investigators say 35-year-old David Leon Bell was stabbing his fiancée in the parking lot at…

Humidity Staying With Us

A mainly clear sky tonight for fireworks, but it will stay quite humid with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s although it will feel hotter and stickier than that. Staying hot and humid Wednesday and the rest of the…

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