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“Hamilton” co-creators on Broadway musical’s journey to Kennedy Center Honors
The Broadway musical “Hamilton” has joined a prestigious group of artists recently celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors. John Dickerson spoke to the four co-creaters, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, music director Alex Lacamoire, and writer, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel
CHS student charged as juvenile for threat
A student at Columbus High School is being charged with cyberstalking after posting on Facebook over the weekend that he planned to shoot a firearm at the school Monday. The student will face the charge in Lowndes County Youth Court, meaning the case will not be public and his name will not be relea
Car found underwater in Lamar County
LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI)- A strange find Tuesday afternoon in Lamar County, Alabama. A car was submerged in a flooded road. It was found on Hays Crossing Road, that’s just off County Road 9.
Facebook gun threat lands student in jail
A Columbus High School student is in custody after he apparently made a Facebook post threatening to shoot the school. The post, which appeared Sunday afternoon, included a photo of a shirtless male and said: "... just be at school tomorrow and yall better take cover in that b**** im takeing a gun t
Hamilton woman faces burglary charge
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Jeana K. Tucker, 26, of Hamilton was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with burglary of a building on Burks Road. She is currently being held in the Monroe County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.
Columbus student arrested for threatening to shoot up school
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus High School student was arrested after threatening to shoot up the school. Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said he became aware of the threat Sunday afternoon, after it was posted on social media.
Poacher ordered by judge to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’
A Missouri poached has been ordered to repeatedly watch the Disney movie “Bambi” as part of his sentence for illegally killing hundreds of deer. The Springfield News-Leader reported David Berry Jr. will be required to watch the movie at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence.
Local Boy Becomes A Celebrity For A Day
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Jaylon Shelton is a local 18 year-old who’s battling multiple disabilities including a rare muscle condition in his legs. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is giving Jaylon the trip of a lifetime and a sendoff party fit for a celebrity.
Martha June Joseph Dinnen – Death Notice
Martha June Joseph Dinnen, (Mother of Karen (Bob) Thomas of Sulligent, AL) age 94, of South Florida, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Generations of Vernon in Vernon, AL. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Auburn fans get preview of Nix-to-Pickens passing connection
Mississippi all-star coach Henry Johnson needed just four words to describe Hoover receiver and Auburn commit George Pickens. "Bad to the bone," Johnson said. Pickens, finished with nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns in tonight's Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, tying the record of m
2 arrested while trying to visit Alabama prisons
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two people are facing drug charges after being arrested while trying to visit inmates at separate prisons in Alabama. The Alabama Department of Corrections says in a news release Monday that the arrests took place Saturday.
Family: Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Relatives of a black man killed by police in Alabama's largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer.
Swampy Thing: The Giant New Salamander Species Discovered in Florida and Alabama
Sometimes you go into a Florida swamp to study turtles and end up encountering a two-foot-long salamander previously undescribed by science. That’s what happened to biologist David Steen back in 2009 when he pulled up one of his turtle traps from the swampy waters around Elgin Air Force Base. The tr
Man wanted in North Georgia deadly shooting apprehended in Alabama
A man wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in North Georgia was taken into custody in Alabama. About 8 hours elapsed from the time Gordon County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body at a home near Calhoun and Justin Blake Martinat, 29, was apprehended, authorities said. A manhunt beg
Alabama’s iconic civil rights town now the fastest shrinking city in the state
On a Friday afternoon in winter, the riverfront in downtown Selma feels like a ghost town trapped in time. An elegant historic hotel reminiscent of the French Quarter sits vacant, with a view of the Alabama River below.
2 dead after train crashes into vehicle on tracks in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a train crashed into a passenger vehicle on its tracks in Alabama. News outlets report a vehicle was attempting to cross the tracks in Birmingham at about 6 p.m. Saturday when it was struck by an Amtrak passenger train. Birmingham Fir
Alabama Power honored for diversity efforts at Equal Opportunity Dinner
According to its organizers, the annual gala recognizes efforts that help in advancing equal opportunity for all. Alabama Power received the President’s Award for contributions to the community and its consistent support of the organization and diversity.
Alabama quarterbacks and UAB coach have heart
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Judge puts limits on lawyers in police-involved shooting case
Columbus, Miss. (WCBI) – A local judge said he’s worried it may be difficult to select a jury in the controversial case of an officer-involved shooting that killed a Columbus man.
HA names new director of development
A newcomer to the city of Columbus has been selected to lead Heritage Academy's development program. Cheryl F. Maner has been hired to fill the position at the K4-12 college prep school.