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Officials: 7-year-old killed in fire; adults injured

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - State officials said a child is dead and several adults were injured after a house fire in Douglas County Thursday afternoon. It happened at the N Sweetwater Road at the intersection of Old Douglasville Road. A spokesperson with Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Office said a 7-

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-22 22:52:00

Shots fired in possible domestic case

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident Wednesday evening in Caledonia that may be a part of a domestic violence case. Deputies reported to a home on Pearrow Drive in Columbus where residents said they witnessed a Dodge Durango pull into the driveway, followed by a

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-22 18:00:17

CPD officer suspended after unticketed DUI in Starkville

Columbus councilmen voted 4-2 Tuesday evening to suspend a city police officer for 30 days without pay after he was stopped earlier this month in Starkville for driving under the influence. Starkville police pulled over Louis Alexander, a part-time patrol officer with Columbus Police Department, o

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 02:41:53

Two 18-year-old victims injured in suspicious fire

Two young men were transported to a Birmingham hospital after a suspicious house fire on Sipsey Valley Road early Thursday. One of the victims was in critical condition, Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit assistant commander Capt. Kip Hart said. The men, both 18, were inside a home at 10075 Sipsey Valle

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-03-22 16:10:18

Columbus city employee suspended for "unbecoming" conduct

City spokesman Joe Dillon would not reveal the name of the employee or go into specifics as to what led to the disciplinary action. He would only say the suspension was the result of "conduct unbecoming an officer." City spokesman Joe Dillon would not reveal the name of the employee or go into

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 03:32:00

Mississippi Walmart ousts 3 men with rifle, handgun, machete

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The states of Georgia and Mississippi have open-carry laws, meaning licensed gun owners can go around in public displaying their weapons. But businesses still have the right to prohibit weapons on their property. That's what happened in a Mississippi Walmart Monday night after

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-21 11:38:53

Columbus City Council To Discuss CPD Officer Involved Traffic Stop

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The Columbus city council meets with questions swirling around the traffic stop of a Columbus police officer in Starkville. Sgt. Louis Alexander was stopped by a Starkville officer on March 8. SPD did not release why Alexander was stopped, but did say he was not arrested and


Council chooses Young as CMSD trustee

Ward residency played a key role in who city councilmen chose to fill the final vacancy on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees. Councilmen voted 3-2 Tuesday to appoint Telisa Clay Young from among a field of seven applicants. Young, a federal social insurance specialist with

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 17:25:43

Man convicted in 1990s for rape arrested for not reporting as sex offender

A convicted rapist living in Artesia was jailed for not reporting to the state Department of Public Safety within the 90 days required by sex offenders. Daniel Mayberry, 57, was convicted of rape in upstate New York in 1992. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigator Tony Cooper said Mayberry ha


Woman arrested for abuse of juvenile, vulnerable adult

A Starkville woman is in jail after officers arrested her for suspected abuse in the negligence of a child and vulnerable adult. Starkville Police Department arrested 26-year-old April Triplett Monday on suspicion of contributing to the neglect or delinquency of a child; felonious abuse and/or bat


University of Alabama expels student after video of racial slurs

A student at the University of Alabama was expelled after a video of the student using racist language was posted online. "We have learned of an offensive video involving racist language by a student who is no longer enrolled. We hold our students to a much higher standard than this," University pr

AL.COM - 2018-03-22 02:08:03

Off Duty Columbus Cop Traffic Stop Sparks Questions

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - More information about a Columbus officer pulled over by Starkville Police on suspicion of DUI is released today. Sgt. Louis Alexander was stopped in the early morning hours of March 9. - Advertisement - Today, Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols talked about that stop,

WCBI.COM - 2018-03-21 23:53:48

Man charged in fatal wreck

A Starkville man is facing two felony charges in the wake of a wreck that left one person dead and three others injured. Starkville Police Department charged 61-year-old Jimmy Andrew Sims with manslaughter-culpable negligence and aggravated assault Monday. The four-vehicle crash, which happened


Girl dies after being shot by brother in video game dispute: police

ABERDEEN, Miss. -- A Mississippi girl has died after her brother allegedly shot her in the head because she wouldn't hand over the controller of a video game. WCBI-TV reported Sunday that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the girl is dead. Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old


Pedestrian hit on Land Road, hospitalized

A Hamilton man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday after he reportedly stepped in front of a moving vehicle on Land Road north of Columbus. Capt. Greg Wright with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the scene just before 9 p.m. where the 62-year-old Clifton Verner had


One Injured In Vehicle VS. Gas Supply Line Accident

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - One person is injured after crashing into an above ground gas supply line. The accident happened on South Pickensville Road. - Advertisement - Columbus police closed that road from 15th Street to the bridge on South Pickensville Road. Atmos made the repairs to the line. The


Monroe County boy accused of killing sister over video game controller

A 13-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 9-year-old brother Saturday afternoon in Aberdeen after a dispute over a video game controller, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell has confirmed. The identities of neither child have been released. Cantrell said his office received a call at 12:40


Sheriff's Beagles' Training Pays Off

On Mar. 13, Pickens County Deputies responded to an assault at Oak Grove Road in Gordo. Pickens County Sheriff David Abston said, "The victim stated she had been knocked in the head with a pistol by suspect Keith Driver. The suspect left the scene walking and was picked up by his brother in a black


Church to get $8M from Tronox settlement

After nearly 15 years, Maranatha Faith Center is receiving what its attorney described as potentially the largest property damage claim ever settled in Lowndes County's history, after the discovery of creosote on its property from the former Kerr-McGee plant. On March 8, Bankruptcy Court Judge Jas


CPD investigating officer stopped in Starkville

Columbus Police Department is investigating an officer after he was recently pulled over for a traffic stop in Starkville. A Starkville police officer pulled over Sgt. Louis Alexander either late last week or early this week, Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols told The Dispatch. Nichols did n