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Body of Columbus woman found in creek off Lee Road 454 , coroner says

The body of a Columbus woman was found face down in a creek in the 100 block of Lee Road 454, Lee County authorities said Friday. Amy Katherine Hagler, 47, of Columbus, was pronounced dead of unknown causes at the scene by Lee County Coroner Bill Harris. Her body was sent to the Alabama Department o


Columbus police searching for man last seen near 31st Street

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating a missing man. Reginald Mims, 52, was last seen near 31st Street on or about Sunday, September 23, 2018. He was wearing red shorts and a white t-shirt.


Woman dies following shooting on 4th Street in Phenix City; police investigate

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - One woman is dead following a shooting in Phenix City Saturday morning. The shooting happened on 4th Street. According the Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry, officials arrived at the scene and found a woman who appears to be in her 30s laying in the road.


Court date postponed for woman suspected of murdering boyfriend on Tip Top Drive in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Court has postponed for a Columbus woman accusse dof murdering her live in boyfriend on last week. Police say 50-year-old Vickie Perez shot and killed her boyfriend 55-year-old John Allport on Tip Top Drive in Columbus on Wednesday afternoon.


Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Buena Vista Road in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A heavy police presence is on Buena Vista Road after a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Friday night. The accident happened in front of the Landmark Place Shopping Center, next to Wild Bills Party Shop. A section of the road is blocked off.


These 5 Columbus area teams still have a chance to win a 2019 state basketball title

After another round of games this week, five Columbus area high school basketball teams still are in contention for a 2019 state championship, including two schools with their boys and girls teams remaining in the playoffs.


Phenix City man arrested on 6 counts of child porn

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) - A Phenix City man is behind bars on several child sex crimes. According to Phenix City police, on February 22, 2019 they were notified by the Internet Crimes.


Columbus artists shares his street photography at Black Art in America gallery

Julian Plowden wants to change the world, one photograph at a time. “What is a younger version of me going to see when they look at my photographs?” he asks himself. “What are they going to learn from these photographs? What’s the story that’s going to be told or reflected?”


Judge to rule on jury list challenge in murder case featured on “Cold Justice” episode

Attorneys in the 2004 cold-case murder of a Columbus auto shop owner continued sparring Thursday over the makeup of the grand jury that in 2016 indicted suspects Rebecca Haynie and Donald Keith Phillips. The trial is set for Sept. 23.


Columbus Water Works shifts cutoff date for Eagles Trace Apartments

COLUMBUS (WRBL) - The Columbus Water Works has changed the scheduled cutoff date for a large south Columbus apartment complex. Water to the 383 units at Eagles Trace Apartments was scheduled to be cut off Feb. 28, but that has been moved to March 29, according to Water Works spokesman Vic Burchfield


Georgia mom's death at house party ruled accidental

FORSYTH CO., Ga. (WSB) - Georgia authorities say the death of a woman at a house party was accidental, but friends and family say they have concerns about the ruling. After Tamla Horsford attended an “adult birthday slumber party” at a Forsyth County home in November, she was found unresponsive in t


Georgia Ranks as One of Most Sinful States in US

A research group has ranked the top-ten “Most Sinful States” in the United States, and Georgia made the top-ten list. Wallet Hub ranked the Peach State as the 7th most sinful state in the country.


Medal of Honor recipient inspires Fort Benning Soldiers in Black History Month observance ceremony

COLUMBUS,Ga(WRBL) - "The military is a way of life when you didn't have nothing else. My family didn't have much. Even when I was growing up no one ever talked about college, they didn't talk about staying in school because they knew that wasn't going to happen," Morris said.


Let Don Do It In Columbus

Six years after losing her husband Susan can use some help outside her Columbus Home. Large tree limbs were ruining the roof and big rotten trees are lurking in the backyard. I’m trying to relieve the worry of what these backyard problems can produce.


Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.


St. Francis Hospital in Columbus hosts Heart Health Luncheon

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - February is Heart Health Month and one Columbus hospital is taking the time to remind individuals just how important taking care of your heart can be. The free educational event was held by Saint Francis Hospital at the Butler Pavillion Lecture Hall Thursday morning.


Residents of Columbus’ Historic District voice concerns over new CrossFit gym

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Residents in Columbus’ Historic District are concerned about health and fitness businesses, like a new CrossFit gym, opening up. Citizens had the opportunity to exercise their right to voice concerns about the new business at the most recent Columbus City Council meeting.


Launch Trampoline Park in Columbus debuts ninja course

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Have you ever wanted to be a ninja warrior? Launch Trampoline Park in Columbus has a newly-built ninja course that is open to the public. It is growing in popularity and “Ninja” has even been announced as part of the States Games of America this year.


Columbus attorneys talk hate crime laws in Georgia after Empire star alleges attack

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Following the recent allegations surrounding Empire actor Jussie Smollett, hate crimes have been in the headlines lately and Columbus attorneys are taking the opportunity to discuss these bias motivated crimes.


Columbus man leads push to fix a Phenix City road that was death trap for bikers

One motorcyclist saw something that was unsafe on an Alabama highway and took his complaint and solution all the way to the governor’s office. Last week, the Alabama Department of Transportation began work to rectify the problem.