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Phenix City Schools calendar for next 2 years proposed; here are key dates

The Phenix City Board of Education is scheduled to vote Thursday on the system's calendars for the next two school years. So if the board approves the recommendation superintendent Randy Wilkes made during Tuesday night's work session, here are the key dates: In the 2018-19 school year, the first da

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-09-20 03:29:00

All lanes open on HWY 431 following 18 wheeler, car accident Wednesday morning

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Traffic was delayed at the intersection of Highway 431 and 165 Northbound following a traffic accident Wednesday morning. Phenix City police were on the scene and we do not yet know if any injuries have been reported. All lanes are now opened as the traffic has cleared from

WSFA - 2017-09-20 16:38:31

Getting to the root of crime in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Mayor Teresa Tomlinson tells News 3 at least 12 of the 26 murders this year are considered gang related. Columbus Police also believe some of the murders are due to retaliation. Concern and anger continue to grow among those who call Columbus home after two more shootings within two

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-19 22:43:09

Death toll in central Mexico earthquake now over 200

Rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The earthquake stunned central Mexico, killing more than 200 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. (AP Photo/Carlos Cisneros) (CNN) - Rescuers searched for su

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-20 10:18:18

Police need your help solving deadly drive-by shooting case

COLUMBUS, Ga. - See something, say something. If you want to remain anonymous you can download the tips submit mobile app on your phone. Columbus Police are encouraging anyone with information on the killing of 23 year old Datrell Roberson and 28 year old Xavier Scott to share what they know. Around

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-20 11:56:19

Man in SUV tried to kidnap child at Columbus apartment, police say

Officials received a report Tuesday night about a man in a SUV trying to kidnap a child at an apartment in the 1700 block of 12th Street. The incident occurred between 2 p.m. Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday. Lt. Joyce Dent-Fitzpatrick said the suspect was described as a chubby black man about 5 feet, 8

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-09-20 20:32:00

Woman struck by vehicle in hit-and-run wreck on Warm Springs Road

A 48-year-old Columbus woman was struck by a vehicle Sunday night in a hit-and-run wreck on Warm Springs Road, authorities said. She suffered from non-life-threatening abrasions and scratches. She was treated at Columbus Midtown Medical Center and released. Columbus police were called to the 2900

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-09-20 19:47:00

Complaint leads to prayer ban at Lee County schools' football games

A student-led prayer over the public address system before a Smiths Station football game last month has prompted a complaint that led to Lee County Schools banning the practice of prayer before football games, in accordance with federal law. The group called Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2017-09-20 22:44:00

Threats of lawsuit leads to Lee County Schools banning pre-game prayer tradition

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Parents and students at Lee County Schools say they are upset over prayer no longer being allowed over the loudspeaker at the football stadium. Lee County School Superintendent Mac McCoy says he received a letter from the freedom from Religion Foundation on Aug. 31 saying," A

WSFA - 2017-09-20 20:33:11

Vigil held for man killed in drive-by shooting

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Family and friends gathered Wednesday night to remember the life of a man killed in the valley's latest murder. A candlelight vigil was held for 24-year-old Xavier Scott, who was one of two people killed in a drive-by shooting on 24th Street early Tuesday morning. No suspects have be

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 02:06:26

Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, speaks to the media, accompanied by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (A

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 01:39:10

Report: Hackers were snooping inside Equifax as of March

A report says that hackers broke into Equifax's computer systems in March, giving them time to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans. That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited a report from security firm FireEye sent to some Equifax cust

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 00:45:49

Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

President Donald Trump speaks during a luncheon with African leaders at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Ala

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 00:35:33

Warm through the end of the work week. A slight change for the weekend.

The warm trend continues. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms move in tomorrow afternoon and evening, but coverage should stay isolated. A better chance for a few more isolated showers and storms Friday afternoon through early evening. Temperatures stay in the lower 90s to upper 80s through

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-20 22:33:11

18-wheeler catches fire on US 280; westbound lanes blocked

OPELIKA, Ala. - First responders confirm an 18 wheeler caught fire on 280 westbound, a few miles east of Interstate 85. Opelika fire reports the driver is going to be okay. Westbound lanes are both blocked, police are directing traffic around the accident in the turning lane. Avoid the area and take

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-20 22:30:02

Two attempted abductions this week, two different suspects at large

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus Police want folks to be on the look out for two men who tried to kidnap a boy and a girl in two separate incidents. Geneva Jones says her daughter Reva Williams is still terrified after she says a man tried to kidnap her while walking home from school Tuesday afternoon. "He

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-20 22:18:22

Sarah Palin to attend Roy Moore rally Thursday

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the congregation of Kimberly Church of God, Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Kimberley, Ala. (CBS News) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will campaign for Roy Moore in Alabama this week in the heated U.S Senate

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-20 21:39:45

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 223

A car sits crushed from a building felled by a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans are digging frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings, looking for survivors of Mexico's d

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-20 21:28:23

$23M worth of meth found in Central Texas home

Crystal meth and liquid meth found at a home in Cedar Creek. (Cedar Park Police Department) BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - A drug investigation spanning multiple jurisdictions in Central Texas ended with the seizure of more than 600 pounds of methamphetamine, firearms and cash. On Tuesday, the Ced

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-20 21:13:47

Man accused in nearly $3,000 theft from Housing Authority vehicles

A Columbus man is accused of taking almost $3,000 worth of property from vehicles at the E.J. Knight Senior Center on Fort Benning Road, Columbus police said . Gene Autry Bryer, 23, was charged with burglary after his Tuesday arrest. He is held in the Muscogee County Jail for a hearing in Recorder's

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2017-09-21 03:03:00