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Columbus man arrested for child molestation, sodomy

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department has taken a man accused of multiple sex crimes into custody.23-year-old Justin Crawford is facing charges of aggravated child molestation, incest, sodomy, and enticing a minor for indecent purposes.Each of those charges are felonies.Crawford was a

WTVM - 2018-10-15 13:10:00

Section of Macon Rd. in Columbus closed after police chase ends in accident

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Traffic is delayed on Macon Road in Columbus following a police chase that ended in a car accident Monday night.Macon Road near Dixon Drive is closed. According to police, the driver of the vehicle has been arrested.Stay with News Leader 9 for updates.Copyright 2018 WTVM. All r

WTVM - 2018-10-16 01:33:00

Teen girl videotapes Columbus man performing sex act under carport, police say

Two young girls told police a man improperly touched them before one videotaped him masturbating under the carport at their home, a Columbus police officer testified in Recorder’s Court Tuesday.Darrell E. Kelley, who turned 50 on Tuesday, pleaded not guilty two counts of sexual battery, enticing a c

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-10-16 11:17:00

One injured, one dead of multiple gunshot wounds after overnight Columbus shooting

One man was killed and another wounded in an overnight shooting on 25thAvenue near Cusseta Road, police said.Authorities identified the man killed as Curtis Lockhart, 57. Another 57-year-old man with him was wounded.Shortly after midnight Monday officers were called to 347 25thAve., where they found

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-10-15 10:16:00

Early morning Columbus shooting claims the life of one person

Anyone with information should call 911, contact Columbus Police, or you call Sgt. Wendy Holland at 706-225-4453.

WRBL.COM - 2018-10-15 12:12:47

Columbus man, 23, accused of molesting 12-year-old girl

When a 23-year-old Columbus man’s wife awoke at 5 a.m. Saturday and walked into her living room, she saw that her husband had an erection as he stood over a 12-year-old girl, police said Monday.She went back to sleep in their home off Wynnton Road, but she did not rest easy, worrying about what she

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-10-15 11:09:00

JUSTIN CRAWFORD: Ex-Falcons player arrested, accused of sexually assaulting child

COLUMBUS, Ga.- A former college football standout who briefly signed with the Atlanta Falcons was arrested Saturday by police in Columbus for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl,the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-16 13:07:21

47,000 receiving food aid in Columbus area. Full ‘chronic hunger’ need still not being met.

“God is great and God is good,And we thank Him for our food.By His hand we must be fed,Give us Lord, our daily bread.Amen.”It’s that traditional, but simple prayer, titled “Child’s Grace,” that takes place before every Kids Café meal at Open Door Community House on Second Avenue in Columbus.And it w

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-10-15 10:21:00

Downtown Columbus crash upends ambulance on emergency run, sends 3 to hospital

A two-vehicle collision that overturned a Columbus ambulance on an emergency run sent three people to the hospital Monday, police said.The wreck around 11 a.m. was at Fifth Avenue and 14thStreet, right behind the downtown McDonald’s restaurant.Witnesses said the Community Care ambulance had its ligh

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-10-15 13:05:00

Former WVU football player arrested in Georgia on sex charges

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Authorities in Columbus, Georgia arrested former West Virginia University running back Justin Crawford on sex charges.

WBOY - 2018-10-15 16:59:33

New pizza restaurant opens its doors in Columbus

Old Chicago Pizza Restaurant and Taproom in Columbus.COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A new pizza restaurant is opening its doors for the first time today.Old Chicago will officially open its Columbus location on Whittlesey Blvd. on Oct. 15.The grand opening event will grant the first 100 guests free pizza for

WTVM - 2018-10-15 11:56:00

Two shot, one killed in early morning shooting on 25th Ave.

Two shot, one killed in early morning shooting on 25th Ave.COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are currently investigating an early morning shooting that claimed the life of one man and injured another.57-year-old Curtis Lockhart and 57-year-old Alexander Jackson were found suffering from gunshot

WTVM - 2018-10-15 08:46:00

TRAFFIC ALERT: Columbus Fire and EMS working 3 separate vehicle accidents in local area

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - You might run into a few traffic delays as Columbus Police are working three separate vehicle accidents in the local area.There was an accident reported with injuries in the Veterans Parkway and Whittlessey Boulevard area.The Columbus Police and Fire/EMS Departments are on scen

WTVM - 2018-10-14 20:10:00

Columbus Trade Center holds job fair for community members

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Get your resumes ready because another job fair is coming to Columbus.If you are looking for a new job, you may find it at tomorrow’s job fair at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.The job fair starts at 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 16.You can register by clickinghere.Copyright 2018

WTVM - 2018-10-15 13:50:00

Eighty-five miles from home with an infant and only $15, she runs out of gas and diapers. Which does she buy?

Lensira Jackson was 85 miles from home with her infant daughter, $15, no gas and no diapers.She had taken daughter Arlana to visit friends in Albany, and run short of necessities:“I ran out of gas, and she ran out of diapers at the same time. ... Should I get the gas or get the diapers? I was using


Man, 49, arrested on child molestation and sexual battery charges in Columbus

Darrell E. Kelley was taken into custody on outstanding warrants at Staff Zone, 3087 Victory Drive , where he is employed. He also was charged with one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes and sexual battery. He is held without bond in the Muscogee County Jail for an 8 a.m. Tuesday hearin


Movie studio to begin shooting faith-based film in Columbus

"Redeemed" is a faith-based legal drama that is being adapted from a novel, "Serving Justice," by Jacqueline D. Moore, Manns/Mackie Studios said.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-14 16:58:13

City of Columbus looking for new Clerk of Council after audit suggested changes

Two months after an audit uncovered missing contracts, minutes and some ordinances still not updated in the Clerk of Council’s office, the position appears to be in jeopardy in the Columbus Consolidated Government.Clerk of Council Tiny Washington has been on paid leave since Aug. 3 and the 10-member


Junior League of Columbus steps up to help mothers in need

Diapers aren't covered under public assistance programs like WIC and SNAP. Mothers in those programs can't use benefits to buy diapers, which are treated like cigarettes, alcohol and dog food. Here's how the Junior League of Columbus is helping.


Sunday morning power restoration update: 3,900 without power

Work continues in the Garden District area. Six electric crews continue work with four mutual aid crews from Riviera, Opelika, Sheffield, and Cullman.