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Parents Arrested After Taking Baby From a Foster Home

  Parents are under arrest and the infant who was the subject of an amber alert is now in state custody. Gordo, Alabama police say 19-year-old Blake Perkins and 18-year-old Tandra Goff, the non-custodial parents of 11-month-old Christian Clay Perkins,…

Local Company, Driver named in Crash Lawsuit

An attorney representing the family calls the case "mind numbing" that most of us can't possibly fathom loosing 5 family members at one time. The civil lawsuit was filed by Butler Wooten &…

Day Wants to Play in Masters, Awaits Mom's Prognosis

PGA Tour star Jason Day expects to arrive in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but said he could pull still out of the season's first major, depending on his mother's prognosis following surgery for lung…

UGA Set to Host Highly Touted Defensive Line Transfer

With several impending departures along the defensive line over the next year, the Georgia Bulldogs may be exploring the transfer route to replenish the roster. According to a report from 247Sports, former 4* defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko is set to…

110,000 AMERICANS NEED an ORGAN TRANSPLANT

      The largest stadium in the United States doesn't have enough seats to hold all of the men , women and children in the country who are waiting on an organ transplant. While awareness about the need to…

Week Ahead Forecast

A progressive weather pattern will shape up over the area this week. Monday will feature mostly sunny skies for the majority of the day, although clouds will begin to increase tomorrow afternoon as a storm system…

Shooting at Columbus Apartment Leaves One Man Dead

Columbus Police are investigating a shooting that happened at a Columbus Apartment complex Friday night. The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. at the 317 building of Wilson Apartments, which is located at 3400 8th Avenue.  Officers along with Fire/EMS responded…

Weekend Weather: Here's What You Need To Know

Our first full weekend on the Spring season is upon us and with many of you planning activities outside, it will be important to know what the weather will bring Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will start with partly cloudy skies…

4th Annual Food Truck Festival Returns to Uptown Columbus

Looking for some outdoor fun on Saturday? Look no further than the 4th Annual Spring Food Truck Festival in Uptown Columbus! The annual event begins at 11am and goes until 6pm at Woodruff Park and spills over to the Dillingham…

Warm with Rain This Weekend

Warming back up for the weekend with the possibility of severe weather late Saturday/early Sunday. Daytime highs Friday through Sunday will push into the mid 70s to low 80s with weekend lows in…

Human Trafficking Suspect in Court

Sandy Springs, GA (WSB) - A man accused of holding six women captive in a Georgia mansion faced a judge Thursday. Kenndric Roberts was facing 14 felony charges, including six counts of human trafficking. Prosecutors said Roberts forced the women…

Columbus Police Need Help to Locate Suspect

  The Columbus Police Department Property Crimes Unit is seeking your assistance in locating and identifying an individual and vehicle seen during a burglary incident in the Columbus/Muscogee County area. On Monday March 20th between 4:00AM – 4:30AM, the suspect…

Georgia Lawmakers Approve New Brewery Bill

ATLANTA (AP) — Cheers! Lawmakers have approved the Georgia brewery bill. Starting Sept. 1, visitors to breweries will be able to down a few ales and take up to a case of beer home. The Senate…

One Dead After Severe Storms Sweep Through the Atlanta Area

DeKalb County, GA (WSB) - Severe storms swept through parts of the metro Atlanta area on Tuesday night bringing down trees and powerlines. A video from Dekalb County where a large tree fell onto a home. The storms are being…

Cooler Today, Warmer for the Weekend

Much cooler today with highs in the upper low to upper 60s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Variable cloudiness tonight with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. Warming back to…

Week Ending Weather Forecast

Spring will hit the pause button on Thursday with highs struggling into the 60s over the area. Temperatures will warm back into the 70s into Friday and the weekend. A cold front and associated disturbance will…

Soldier of the Week

If professional development is a key to success that explains why a top troop from Fort Benning is being recognized as one of the best. Sergeant First Class Taylor Hilaria currently serves as the 194th armored brigades s-4 non -commissioned…

Elementary Students Take Military Vehicles on a Joyride

In southeast Atlanta, some elementary school children are in hot water, after being accused of taking military vehicles on a joyride. Police tell local media, neighborhood kids broke into a National Guard warehouse in southeast Atlanta…

A Brief Cool Down; Warming Up for the Weekend

Partly cloudy skies today with highs in the mid to upper 70s and some low 80s. Variable cloudiness tonight with isolated showers possible and overnight lows in the low to mid 50s. Much…

Midweek Weather Forecast

Mostly clear skies and mild conditions are in store tonight, with lows a couple of degrees either side of the 60 degree mark. We will have one more day in the lower 80s tomorrow with a…

An Entire Family Becomes Sick From Carbon Monoxide

A big heads up on a deadly gas comes from a home in Atlanta reinforcing the importance of a carbon monoxide detector. 10 people seek help just in time and end up being treated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. It…

Goodwill Brings the Potential Employer to You.

If you don’t have transportation or a way to get to a job interview, don’t worry the Goodwill Career Center in Opelika will take the employer to you! Goodwill on the Go, is an effort to take onsite interviews to…

WATCH: Deal unveils “Be There”

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, today unveiled “Be There,” the seventh installment of the “Real Teachers Real Voices” campaign. This initiative, which highlights exceptional educators around the state, stems from feedback…

Will Columbus be a No Smoking City?

Columbus City councilwoman Judy Thomas appeared on NBC WLTZ's  The Dee Armstrong Show to answer questions about a no smoking ordinance that will come before the council in a few weeks. It's called a no smoking ordinance. It really addresses…

March 20 In Weather History - 1875

Many "old-timers" around both Columbus and Auburn would cite the tornado of April 18, 1953 as the strongest one to affect the local area. And while it is the strongest tornado to affect the city of…

Monday Night Weather Forecast

A mild night is in store for the area tonight with lows in the middle to upper 50s. The warmest day so far this year is on tap for your Tuesday, with highs soaring into the middle 80s for most…

Wine Tasting Mingle to Help the Homeless

There's a way you can help the homeless and have a good time in the process. The Homeless Resource Network in Columbus, GA, a United Way Community Partner, invites the community to come enjoy an evening of fine wine, with…

All Army Marksmanship Awards

After nearly a week of non stop shooting the All-Army Marksmanship Championships are complete. Almost 200 soldiers from all components of the army competed on small arms ranges all across Fort Benning…

Train derailment causes road closures

Winder, GA (WGCL) - A train derailment in the Atlanta area early Monday morning caused hours-long road closures. The train operator, CSX, said there were no reported injuries or hazardous material spills in the derailment in the town of winder.…

Deal: Farmax Merchandise to invest $5 million in Crisp County

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Farmax Merchandise, a China-based peanut production and exporting company, will create more than 20 jobs and invest $5 million in a new peanut oil processing facility in Crisp County. “As the No.…

Fire destroys building

Macon, GA (WGXA) - Fire fighters are still investigating the cause of a fire that nearly destroyed a Macon building on Sunday morning. Bibb County fire chief Marvin Riggins says the fire department got a call around 7:30 A.M. that…

Spring Break Week Ahead Weather Forecast

A pleasant Sunday night and Monday morning is in store with lows in the lower 40s for most areas. Temperatures will warm up quickly for your Monday with highs in the middle to upper 70s. Temperatures will top the 80…

Did an Apple Fritter Kill a Georgia Man?

The Associated Press reports a Georgia man is suing a Louisiana doughnut shop over claims that his father died of an allergic reaction after eating a donut made with walnut flour. A lawsuit claims Brian Allen Sr. was allergic to walnuts and…

Volunteers Gather to Provide Home Makeover for Local Veteran

Volunteers with the House of Heroes project worked all day Saturday, March 18, 2017, to assist a Columbus, Georgia military veteran with home improvements. Team Captain Charles Hill and fellow members of Life Changing Church provided the fix-up free of charge.…

Goodbye Winter

It's the last weekend of winter, but spring isn't waiting! A cold front will pass through the area later today giving us a slight chance for showers and maybe a rumble of thunder or two. Outside of that, the weekend…

St. Patrick's Day Celebration Takes Over Uptown Columbus

A St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Friday took over Broadway in Uptown Columbus. Uptown and Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub & Eatery painted Uptown Columbus green on Friday night in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The festivities started with Wolf &…

Ft. Benning Prescribed Burning

You may notice some smoke from a grass and brush fire drifting over portions of Ft. Benning on Sunday March 19th. Information specialists at Ft. Benning tell us prescribed burning will be taking place in the K-06 and 0-27 training…

Deal announces Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy board

NEWS RELEASE Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the creation of the board for the Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College and State University (GCSU), an education and training center for developing literacy skills. The nine-member board…

Three people shot outside mall

Atlanta, GA (WSB) - Gunfire at an Atlanta mall on Friday left three people wounded. Police say it started inside the mall as a drug deal,  then spilled outside. Witnesses tell police those involved were members of rival gangs. Two…

DON'T DEPEND on the Luck of the Irish

Is there really such a thing as 'the luck of the Irish?' You probably shouldn't  count on it if you're going out partying for St Patrick's…

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