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Here are Columbus area schools reopening or staying closed Friday

Columbus area schools were closed Wednesday and Thursday as the Chattahoochee Valley de-iced from the winter storm. Here is a roundup of which schools will reopen Friday and which ones will remained closed: At 11:22 a.m., Phenix City Schools announced it will reopen Friday. Here is the message sent

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-01-18 19:31:00

Man shot at Columbus apartment

A man was injured late Wednesday in an apartment shooting on 20th Avenue, according to Columbus police. He was rushed to Columbus Midtown Medical Center, where he was treated before being released. Authorities were called to the hospital around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to speak with a gunshot wound vi

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-01-18 20:52:00

Snow storm leaves some icy roads, hazards across Columbus

A snow storm that swept through the Chattahoochee Valley left icy conditions and some roads closed in Columbus, officials said late Wednesday. "We still expect some icing conditions in the morning," said Don Osborne, deputy director of Public Works for the Columbus Consolidated Government. "Some of

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-01-18 21:21:00

Snow day in Citronelle - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Snow was still on the ground Wednesday afternoon, January 17, in Citronelle, following the second unusual snowfall of the winter season on the Gulf Coast. With many roads still covered in icy patches, and schools out of session due to the weather, many families were home enjoying the snow day. Marvi

WTVM - 2018-01-17 23:22:23

Opelika police called to 43 crashes over two-day period

The Opelika Police Department was called to 43 crashes during a two-day period when snow fell in East Alabama. In a report on the winter weather, police said the crashes occurred between 6 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Four of the crashes involved injuries. The traffic crashes ranged from very min

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-01-19 02:31:00

Phenix City to hold state of the city address Thursday

PHENIX CITY, Ala - Mayor Eddie Lowe and the the Phenix City city council will hold the annual state of the city address Thursday at 6 p.m. The state of the city will take place in the auditorium of the Central Activities Center located on 14th Street. Mayor Lowe and city council will be reviewing th

WRBL.COM - 2018-01-18 16:00:54

AU president announces new graduate fellowships

Auburn University President Steven Leath is establishing a new graduate fellowship program to support research and innovation by Auburn doctoral students, while enhancing their careers as academic and societal leaders. The Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship program will provide $3 million ove

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-01-19 16:16:00

Lanett school board names area teachers of the year

LANETT - At its first meeting of calendar year 2018, the Lanett Board of Education on Thursday honored two teachers with at least 15 years of experience in Lanett classrooms with its annual "Teacher of the Year" presentations. Math teacher Jacquis Cofield received the award at the high school level,

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS - 2018-01-19 17:04:00

Previously charged with murder, man in botched drug deal gets probation in plea agreement

A man once charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old Seminole High School student was granted a plea deal on a drug charge Thursday and in exchange may testify against another defendant. Justin Seale, 20, of Longwood pleaded no contest to sale of a controlled substance. Kaleb Rabun, 16, was

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2018-01-18 23:54:35

Cocoa police on 'Live P.D.'? Department asks for community's feedback

The Cocoa Police Department posted on its official Facebook page Friday that members of the department are learning more about A&E Network's "Live P.D." show. "A day in the life: today we are learning about LivePD! The producers of this show want to get more law enforcement agencies to go LIVE with

WESH - 2018-01-19 16:23:00

Winning Fantasy 5 ticket purchased in Cocoa yields $200,000+ for one lucky winner

We compared lottery figures over the past three years to bring you this fun ranking of counties. It's not scientific, but we compared the amount of money spent on tickets versus winnings to come up with our ranking. Video by Jessica Saggio Wochit Someone's having a very lucky day. About two weeks a

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-19 12:39:06

Sanford PD captures two men accused of robbing a bank at gunpoint

The Sanford Police Department quickly arrested two men who they said robbed a bank at gunpoint less than two hours after they made their getaway. The Sanford Police Department responded to the SeaCoast National Bank on West 1st Street Thursday just before noon. A man wearing a mask and black hood a

WESH - 2018-01-19 12:17:00

After freeze warning this morning, warmer temperatures ahead

A freeze warning will expire at 8 a.m. Friday for several Central Florida counties, including Orange, Seminole, Lake and Volusia, according to the National Weather Service office in Melbourne. Temperatures were not as cold this morning as they were on Thursday, when residents in the Orlando area awo

ORLANDO SENTINEL - 2018-01-18 23:59:59

Questions remain after woman killed, man injured in attempted murder-suicide at Sanford home

SANFORD, Fla. - A woman was killed and a man was gravely injured Wednesday morning in an attempted murder-suicide at a home, the Sanford Police Department said. The shooting was reported at about 8:45 a.m. at a home on Orange Avenue near East 25th Street, Sanford police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett sa

WFTV - 2018-01-18 03:04:47

Edgewater man in the process of adopting child arrested on child porn charges, deputies say

An Edgewater man who was in the process of adopting a child has been arrested on nearly a dozen child pornography charges, deputies said. Erik Thomas Deemer, 38, was arrested Thursday following a monthslong investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, deputies said. The investigation was

WESH - 2018-01-19 17:21:00

Cambridge Elementary briefly placed on lockdown after suspicious incident

Cambridge Elementary in Cocoa was briefly placed on lockdown this afternoon as sheriff's deputies investigated a suspicious incident involving a man who was bleeding and potentially armed, a spokesperson for the Cocoa Police Department said. Cambridge Elementary was locked-down at 2:24 p.m. as poli

FLORIDA TODAY - 2018-01-18 20:25:33

Year comes to end with cold temperatures, dangerous wind chills

The day after Christmas brought cold temperatures to northwest Kansas that will likely stick around through the beginning of the new year. The cold temperatures prompted wind chill advisories to be issued across the region from late Tuesday night to late Wednesday. The National Weather Service warne


Syracuse gym opens to rave reviews

SYRACUSE - Nearly two years later than the original construction timeline, the Syracuse Unified School District's massive athletic complex and agricultural program building has finally opened. The Herndon Gymnasium, one of the central pieces to the $6.425 million project, opened in August for the fa


House committee passes changes to national monument laws

The House Natural Resources Committee Oct. 11 passed the "National Monument Creation and Protection Act" that changes the Antiquities Act of 1906. "Congress never intended to give one individual the power to unilaterally seize enormous swathes of our nation's public lands," Committee Chairman Rob Bi


Severe weather possible in NW Kansas

The National Weather Service office in Goodland says there is potential for severe weather in the region this afternoon and evening. There is a potential in northwest Kansas for large hail and damaging winds, and even the possibility of isolated tornadoes. Areas especially prone will be located alon