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Columbus Government Center forced to close Monday, June 18 due to flooding

Since the offices cannot be used today, city officials announced the Government Center would be closed on Monday, June 18.

WRBL.COM - 2018-06-18 12:11:53

Bad brake light leads Columbus police to $1,960 in meth on Fifth Avenue

A bad brake light led police to the seizure of meth valued at $1,960 after a car was stopped on Fifth Avenue Friday morning, Columbus police said.


Section of Brickyard Road closing in Phenix City for emergency construction

PHENIX CITY, Ala (WRBL) - Phenix City officials say a portion of Brickyard Road will close today for emergency construction.Expect Brickyard to be closed between State Docks and Fontaine Roads. That section of Brickyard will be closed for as long as it takes the city to complete repairs. No timetab

WRBL.COM - 2018-06-18 12:47:39

Major movie and television studio in Columbus also will be home for CSU film students

Taking a break Friday from production of his latest film,“My Brother’s Keeper,”now being shot in Columbus, Ty Manns expressed confidence that the city can become a thriving mecca of movie-making in the coming years.


Medical records sought in 3-week-old girl’s death at Chase Homes

The investigation in the death of Janaiah Sakeemah Luke is pending a review of the child’s medical records along with the death investigation, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said after an autopsy was completed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Decatur. A review of the records


Columbus grad Stanton Schorr wins Southeastern Amateur

"I don't know how many times I played in this tournament probably five or six," Schorr said. " But before that I was a volunteer, I caddied. I've been a part of this tournament for 10 years now so it's cool to finally win it."

WRBL.COM - 2018-06-18 02:34:50

GUILTY VERDICT: Doctors found guilty for role in Columbus and Valdosta pill mills

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that 82-year-old Dr. William Bacon and 64-year-old Dr. Donatus O. Mbanefo were found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to dispense controlled substances outside the usual course of medical practice and without a leg


Judge drops charges against victim, suspect in Eagles Trace Apartments shooting

Jasaan Alexis Marion, 19, was facing one count of reckless conduct and aggravated assault in the 6:18 p.m. shooting at 2001 Torch Hill Road. Police Detective Delante’ Odom asked Judge Michael Joyner to dismiss the charges during a 9 a.m. hearing.


800 packs of cigarettes stolen from Dollar General stores

The second incident was reported at 4:51 a.m. at the store located on Lee Road 240 in Phenix City, but the offense is believed to have occurred earlier in the morning, Jackson said.


PHENIX CITY chiropractor pleads guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud related to truck driver

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Montgomery, Ala (WRBL). – On Wednesday, June 13, 65-year-old Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, of Columbus, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud related to truck driver physicals.


Police arrest murder suspect; 2 still on the run near Troup County

West Point police have arrested one of three men wanted on murder charges Friday morning.Octavious Bridges, 24, was arrested in Fairburn for his alleged connection with a homicide of Reggie Pearson, 50, of Valley, Ala. on Wednesday, West Point police said in a news release.


Phenix City chiropractor pleads to falsifying federal documents on trucker exams

Edwards, 65, of Columbus, pleaded to conspiring to commit wire fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Louis Franklin.


Alabama sisters give birth on same day, around same time, for second time in 9 years

Two sisters from Phenix City, Ala.,gave birth on the same day, at the same hospital, around the same time last week for the second time in nearly a decade.


Death of 3-week-old girl under investigation after child found dead at Chase Homes

benw@ledger-enquirer.comThe death of a 3-week-old girl is under investigation after the child was found unresponsive in a Chase Homes apartment, authorities said Thursday.Janaiah Sakeemah Luke was pronounced dead at 10:28 p.m. by a doctor in the pediatric emergency room at Piedmont Columbus Regional


Hatcher Stubbs attorney ‘betrayed’ Bill Heard’s family and lost $25 million trust, suit claims

Two dead Columbus business titans are subjects of a lawsuit tried this week in Muscogee Superior Court:One is Bill Heard Enterprises, once a multi-state car dealership that dominated the Chevrolet market before its 2008 bankruptcy, and the other is the defunct law firm Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis


Auburn man, Phenix City woman killed in two-car, head-on crash on U.S. 280

Ki Tack Lim, 32, of Auburn, and 70-year-old Gail Lee of Phenix City were killed in the accident, which occurred at the 138-mile marker.


Driver traveling wrong way on U.S. 280 kills Phenix City woman in Opelika

The dead were identified as Gail Lee, 70, of Phenix City and Ki Tack Lim, 32, of Auburn, Ala., said Lee County Coroner Bill Harris. Both were pronounced dead of blunt force injuries at 11:45 p.m. at the scene of the crash.


The latest on the Eagles Trace Apartments shooting on Monday

Jasaan Marion, 19, was charged with aggravated assault, according to the Ledger-Inquirer, Police arrest him on Tuesday.


Two charged at Club Fetish after woman found dancing totally nude

Princess Sade Garrett, 24, of Midland was charged with nude dancing and Pernell Lee, 40, of Columbus was charged for allowing her to dance. Both were taken to the Muscogee County Jail and later released on bond.


UPDATE: 2 people shot at Eagles Trace Apartments; suspect arrested

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -A suspect has been arrested and charged following a shooting at Eagles Trace Apartments Monday evening.Jasaan Marion, 19, is charged with aggravated assault and violation of probation.Officers were called to the 2000 block of Torch Hill Road regarding the shooting around 6 p.m.