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A Tuskegee Football Coach arrested on federal drug and gun charges

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala (WRBL) - A Tuskegee Football Coach was arrested on federal drug and gun charges on March 13th in Russell County. United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. says 33-year-old Ramone Jardon Nickerson, of Phenix City, Alabama, was arrested on two charges of possession with intent

WRBL.COM - 2018-03-21 17:03:48

18 months later, why is the Montravious Thomas case still open?

It's been 18 months since a contracted behavior specialist allegedly body-slammed a Muscogee County School District student five times and left the 13-year-old boy with an injured leg that was amputated below the knee a month later. And the Columbus Police Department's investigation into the controv

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-22 01:27:00

Sentencing postponed for Upatoi murder suspects

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Sentencing for the Upatoi Trial has been postponed for the three suspects found guilty of triple murder. Javarceay Tapley and Raheam Gibson both entered guilty pleas at the beginning of the trial. The Columbus jury found 17-year-old Rufus Burks guilty of 5 out of 10 charges on

WTVM - 2018-03-21 22:53:35

Fire official: Youth charged in playground fire on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

A juvenile was arrested and charged in the Saturday fire that damaged playground equipment on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, a fire official said. The youth was taken into custody on Tuesday, said Fire Marshal Ricky Shores of the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The ar

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-21 05:27:00

Family of victim killed in Ft. Mitchell Dollar General shooting speaks out

A Fort Mitchell family whose loved one was shot and killed during an apparent road rage incident is pushing for the death penalty. Lorenzo Freeman's family says they believe the crime was racially motivated and wants it treated as a hate crime instead of a road rage incident. "They continue to call

WTVM - 2018-03-21 02:54:28

Man accused of stealing $20,000 ATV from parking lot of Armour Road hotel

A Columbus man is accused of stealing a Polaris Ranger from the parking lot of the Sleep Inn hotel and taking it to his home on Young Avenue, police said Wednesday. Brian Keith Jones, 47, was taken into custody at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday in bushes behind his home at 4121 Young Ave. and charged with one

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-22 02:49:00

Slow, cocky, hostile. Notes reveal attorneys kept black people off Columbus juries in '70s

Nonprofit attorneys for a black man convicted in 1977 of raping and killing a Fort Benning soldier's German wife in her Broadway apartment are taking a new tack in trying to get him a new trial: arguing prosecutors systematically kept blacks off juries in his and other 1970s death-penalty trials. Th

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-22 00:43:00

Alabama State Fire Marshals Office Investigating Training Exercise that Injured Two Opelika Firefighters

Opelika Fire Chief Byron Prather held a press conference Wednesday to give an update on his two firefighters who were injured during a routine training exercise. Cpt. David Davis along with Henry Williford were injured Thursday, March, 15 at 4 p.m. in the 2700 block of Anderson Rd. Cpt. Davis suffer

WLTZ.COM - 2018-03-21 20:37:22

Man found dead at Columbus apartment killed woman before shooting himself, police say

The man found dead Sunday afternoon at Greystone Falls apartments allegedly killed a woman before shooting himself, Columbus Police Lt. Greg Touchberry said in a news release. Denis McGibney, 56, was identified as the man who fatally shot 29-year-old Casey Clark before committing suicide in a home

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-20 18:02:00

Two charged after police find $2,500 in marijuana near Woodruff Farm Road

Two men were taken into custody Monday afternoon after authorities found with more than $2,500 worth of marijuana at an apartment near Woodruff Farm Road, according to Columbus police reports. Devante Hairston, 23, and Keith Kennedy, 20, were taken into custody on drug charges. They were placed into

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-20 19:56:00

CPD investigating murder-suicide at a Columbus apartment

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police are investigating a murder-suicide at GreyStone Falls apartments located at 1701 Williams Court. On Sunday, March 18 around 1:10 p.m. police received a welfare check call at the apartment. When police arrived they were informed by a resident of the apartments th

WTVM - 2018-03-20 14:39:50

10-year-old bully charged after throwing steak knives at boys, Columbus police say

Two 10-year-old boys, including a bully, were taken into custody Monday evening after they allegedly threw steak knives at teens on Hemlock Drive, according to Columbus police. They were charged with reckless conduct in connection with the incident that authorities said ended without injures. Colu

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-20 19:30:00

'Stocking strangler' serial killer, tied to CNY woman's death in 1975, executed in Ga.

Columbus, Georgia -- An infamous serial killer who authorities say strangled a Pompey woman in 1975, escaped the Jamesville Correctional Facility and soon after became a serial murderer in Georgia, was put to death last week. Carlton Gary, 67, was executed by lethal injection at 10:33 p.m. Thursday

SYRACUSE.COM - 2018-03-20 12:19:42

Phenix City police work to identify suspected thief

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Phenix City investigators are asking the public to take a look at several surveillance pictures as they work to track down a suspected thief. Police need help identifying a person seen in the video above. They say he is wanted for trespassing, burglary, and criminal mischief

WTVM - 2018-03-20 12:07:48

MPS: It's now or never - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

(Source: WSFA 12 News) Now that the Montgomery Public School System in under state intervention there should be a major effort to make sweeping changes. In my opinion, there are a number of factors that must be in place to run efficiently.Capital: You need money but it must have qualified people man

WTVM - 2018-03-20 14:28:02

MCSD: No injuries after report of shooting near Hannan Elementary Magnet Academy

(WBTV) The Muscogee County School District says no injuries reported after report of shooting outside Hannan Elementary Magnet Academy Tuesday afternoon. The school district says the report indicates that parents and personnel heard gunshots in the area outside of the school around 5 p.m. After hear

WRBL.COM - 2018-03-20 22:14:37

Multiple alcohol-related arrests on St. Patrick's Day in Columbus

The Columbus Police Department has reported multiple alcohol-related arrests on St. Patrick's Day. CPD reported five arrests were made with charges of driving under the influence and one more arrest for drinking in public. 28-year-old Shonte Green, 30-year-old Samuel Crosby, 30-year-old Tiana Prathe


Georgia man killed in single-vehicle crash south of Phenix City

A Georgia man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning south of Phenix City. Charles Boykins, 19, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was the passenger inside a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer that left the roadway around 8:56 a.m. on U.S. 431 and overturned. Boykins, who was not wearing a seat belt,


Teen dies after SUV overturns on U.S. 431 south of Phenix City

A Lawrenceville, Ga., teen died Saturday after the SUV he was riding in left the road and overturned on U.S. 431, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said. Charles Boykins, 19, was pronounced dead at the former Midtown Medical Center, now Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, shortly after the 8


BREAKING: Columbus Police respond to shooting on 32nd ave., possible injuries

In a story News Leader 9 brought you first on air, Columbus Police and EMS have confirmed they are responding to a shooting on 32nd Avenue. We working to gather further details on injuries related to the incident. News Leader 9 has a crew on scene gathering the latest. Copyright 2018 WTVM. All right