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Mayor rules out run for Governor

Columbus, GA (WLTZ) - It was actually an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution that created all the buzz. The blog singles out Mayor Tomlinson on the short list of contenders…

2016 car sales set new U.S. record

(CNN) - Auto sales hit record high for the seventh year in a row. According to sales tracker Autodata; 17.6 million cars and trucks were sold. Year-end incentives, improved economic conditions and easy credit all helped push sales higher. Back…

Fisher Price high tech toddler fitness bike

(CNN) - Kids want to play on a computer, but parents want them to be active. One toy company believes this is the best of both worlds. It's called "Think and Learn Smart Cycle" an exercise bike with a tablet…

Company unveils world's biggest thumb drive

(CNN) - You can call this the top dog of computer flash drives. The "data traveler ultimate GT" is the world's biggest thumb drive, according to its makers. It can store up to two terabytes of data or more than…

Smart breast pump lets moms multitask

(CNN) - New mothers who pump breast milk often find it uncomfortable and inconvenient. The equipment is bulky and loud, and the process can be painful. To remedy this, a Silicon Valley company is out with a new product to…

Llama on the loose in Athens

Athens, GA (CNN) - An unusual sight for drivers and residents in Athens, Georgia, Wednesday afternoon. A llama got loose and roamed the streets of the city. The Oconee County Sheriff's office says the llama managed to make its way…

FDA to examine exploding e-cigarettes

Minneapolis, MN (KARE) - The Food and Drug Administration has identified 134 U.S. incidents of e-cigarette battery problems. The FDA says that includes batteries overheating, catching on fire or exploding. And more than 50 people have been injured between 2009…

Macy's cutting 10,000 jobs, closing 68 stores

(CNN) - A rough start to the year for Macy's. The retail giant plans to close 68 stores across the U.S. and cut thousands of jobs company wide. Macy's CEO says the company will close stores that are not productive.…

Mark Zuckerberg plans to visit every U.S. state

(CNN) - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has quite the New Year's resolution. Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook Tuesday that he plans to visit and meet with people in every state by the end of the year. According to a Facebook post; that…

Storm damage closes school in Rehobeth, Alabama

Rehobeth, AL (WTVY) - Rehobeth Elementary School suffered minor damage from the tornado. School was out on Tuesday as maintenance crews were working around the clock to remove debris. There was a large tree located in the front parking lot…

Charles Manson taken to the hospital

Los Angeles, CA (KCAL) - Mass murderer Charles Manson was reportedly taken from prison on Tuesday to a hospital. The Los Angeles times is reporting that the 82 year old is "seriously ill." Manson is serving 9 life sentences for…

Ford promises Mustang hybrid with V8 power

(CNN) - One of America's most cherished muscle cars is going electric the Ford Mustang. Ford announced plans Tuesday to make a hybrid version of the Mustang; it will be powered by electric motors as well as a gasoline engine.…

Bill, Hillary Clinton and GW, Laura Bush to attend Trump inauguration

(CNN) - Former president Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will attend president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this month. That's according to aides to both Clinton's on Tuesday. And former president George W. Bush and former First…

Talladega college band inauguration controversy

Birmingham, AL (WIAT) - The president of Talladega college is deciding if the school's marching band will attend Donald Trump's inaugural parade. Alabama's oldest, private, historically African-American school has already accepted an invitation to perform. But that decision was met…

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