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Columbus police name 2019 Most Wanted list

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are asking the public for assistance tracking down some of the city’s most wanted offenders. Offenders are wanted for violent, property and person crimes.


Ridgecrest Elementary School in Phenix City receives $20K grant for visual arts and music

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - One Phenix City elementary school’s relaunched visual arts program is getting some help. Ridgecrest Elementary School is being awarded tens of thousands of dollars in grant money for their visual arts and music program.


City of Columbus picking up tree debris for free until March 1st

COLUMBUS, GA (WRBL) - Days after the big storm passed through Columbus, the city is issuing a moratorium on the "tree for fee" services as a result of storm damage from this week's storm.


Christian Comedian Hosts Show in Columbus

Comedian Sam Beman blends comedy through music, story telling, traditional standup, improv and impersonations. He’s having a comedy show Sunday along side Tim Banister and Clayburn Cox.


City truck driver, 72, charged in fatal crash Jan. 31 on River Road, police say

A truck driver for the Columbus Consolidated Government has been charged in the fatal Jan. 31 crash on River Road that left a Fortson man dead, police said Friday. Lewis Triester, 72, of Columbus was taken into custody about 9:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Center, said Police Lt. Lance Deaton. He is


Columbus cold case gaining national recognition

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The 2012 murder of a Columbus mother that remains unsolved is now gaining national attention. The story of 28-year-old Ciara Ingram who was found stabbed to death in her Cherokee Ave. apartment will be the focus of the episode of “Dateline” airing on Feb. 15.


Inmate accused of escaping Chambers County work detail appears in Columbus courtroom on unrelated charges

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An inmate accused of escaping a work detail in Chambers County appeared in a Columbus courtroom Thursday on unrelated charged. Thomas Hart pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges.


NEWS 3 EXCLUSIVE: Miss Ga Competition to stay in Columbus for 2019

Exclusive details tonight involving a state institution that''s made it's home in Columbus for 74 years. News 3 has confirmed the Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition will remain in town for this year, it's 75th anniversary.


Murder or self-defense? Columbus jury must decide answer in birthday party shootout trial

A jury now must decide whether Roger Thomas committed murder or acted in self-defense when he fatally shot his half-brother at his birthday party. Jurors will have to sort through two weeks of conflicting and sometimes confusing testimony regarding which people attending Thomas’ party at his 435 Ber


Monday at 6: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses his wife’s suicide.

We talked to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall about how he is working to help others heal after suicide by going public about his life experiences. Marshall’s wife, Bridgette, committed suicide in 2018.


EXCLUSIVE: Eagles Trace owners owe city hundreds of thousands in back taxes

COLUMBUS (WRBL) - A large water bill is not the only debt facing a New Jersey-based company that owned a sprawling south Columbus low-income apartment complex. A News 3 investigation has discovered that a subsidiary of PF Holdings owes the city of Columbus $460,530.56 in back taxes and fines dating


Top 5 DL Jones 'not impressed by Alabama anymore'

Coaching turnover is common ground in the SEC but it exists nowhere as persistently as at Alabama over the last two years. A dozen plus...


Judge OKs bond for Alabama men charged in heart attack death

GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP) - A judge in Alabama has approved bond for two men charged with murder after a business owner they confronted died of a heart attack. The Tuscaloosa News reports Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins set bail at $150,000 each for 34-year-old Darnell Coates and 33-year-old Lonze Byrd.


2 suspects wanted in Columbus for burglaries at a business

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Two suspects are wanted in Columbus for burglaries at a business. According to the Columbus Police Department, the burglaries happened on Feb. 5 and Feb. 9 at WorkPros, located on Lindsey Drive.


Columbus Water Works to perform sewer repairs following issues with flooding in Uptown

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - After several issues with flooding in Uptown Columbus, the Columbus Water Works will be working to identify any potential problems or need for sewer repair.


Columbus residents share mixed reactions to President Trump’s state of emergency

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Many people all over Columbus are passionate on both sides of President Donald Trump’s state of emergency because of the border wall. “Trump is used to getting his way,” said Columbus resident Stacey Culberson. “He’s going to stomp his food like a baby, and he’s going to get hi


Electronic scooters may be headed to the city of Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WRBL) - It's possible the city of columbus may finally be getting electronic scooters, as a new way to travel and admire uptown columbus. For the past couple of weeks discussions on the idea have been in the works, bringing dockless E-scooters to the area. The city is looking to give r


Alabama sheriff to probe death of inmate serving 60-day sentence

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff's office of Jefferson County, Alabama, is investigating the death of a 60-year-old inmate at the Bessemer City Jail. Al.com reports authorities say James Edward Walker was serving a 60-day sentence for failure to appear when he began to suffer medical issues Thursda


How to adopt a furry friend in Columbus for $14

Paws Humane Society is offering $14 adoptions of dogs and cats this weekend in conjunction with Valentine’s Day and Petco’s national adoption days. According to adoption manager Courtney Pierce, Paws Humane typically stays at full capacity because they have a “noses in, noses out” policy, meaning th


Shooting leaves two North Alabama teens dead

TUSCAMBIA, Ala. (WPMI) — North Alabama police are investigating a triple-shooting near a recreation center that killed 2 young teens. It happened Wednesday afternoon in Tuscambia.