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Columbus teen dies of multiple gunshot wounds on Winston Road, coroner says

An 18-year old Columbus male died early Thursday morning of multiple gunshot wounds outside of a Winston Road residence, Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley said.Emanul Banks was pronounced dead at 2:12 a.m. in front of the home at 1010 Winston Road, Worley said.Columbus police detec

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-07-19 09:36:00

COLUMBUS: Police investigating early morning neighborhood shooting

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) --A Thursday morning shooting may have claimed the life of yet another person in a Columbus neighborhood.A source tells News 3 an officer heard shots fired in the vicinity of the South Columbus Police precinct.The shooting happened on the one thousand block of Winston Road. The s

WRBL.COM - 2018-07-19 11:33:00

Woman charged with 2004 cold case murder appears in court for pretrial hearing

"Witnesses pass away, memories fade, evidence can go missing or unaccounted for, and when that happens it rocks the justice system to it's core. When you have people who are facing life in prison, with no evidence that directly ties them to a crime, but the speculation and conjecture of those who wa

WRBL.COM - 2018-07-19 22:43:04

Columbus woman says drug dealers threatened her — so she took $100K from parents, police say

Forty-year-old Jennifer Elizabeth Croy was a addict who extorted money and painkillers from her ailing parents by claiming drug dealers to whom her late brother owed debts were threatening the family, a detective said Wednesday.The 68-year-old father and 69-year-old mother estimated Croy took around

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-07-18 13:40:00

Man pleads in cab driver’s fatal 2016 shooting during Farr Road robbery

One of two men accused of fatally shooting a Columbus cab driver during a 2016 armed robbery has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.Dontavis Paige Screws, 22, was facing charges of malice or deliberate murder, of felony murder for killing Warrior Cab Company driver Dewayne Chronister while committing

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-07-19 17:04:00

Petition calls for Frank Myers to resign after accusations of sexual harassment, bullying

A formerGreater Columbus Chamber of Commerceexecutive has accused aMuscogee County School Boardmember of sexual harassment and bullying and has called for him to resign after adisagreement on Facebookcaused a deluge of reaction.Frank Myers of District 8 is the board member being accused. He apologiz

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-07-19 18:48:00

Phenix City man faces attempted murder charges after drive-by shooting

Ford is currently in the Muscogee County jail, pending extradition to Phenix City, Alabama.

WRBL.COM - 2018-07-18 16:09:15

Auburn's Gus Malzahn changes tune on SEC scheduling model

"I've changed my tune," Malzahn said,according to USA Today. "I think Nick (Saban) has been the only one for it. But nine, I'm to that point now. Nine I think is best for us moving forward to make the schedules more equal across the conference."

AL.COM - 2018-07-19 13:20:00

15-year-old fired 8 shots to gun down popular Columbus High grad, prosecutor says

But Kelly cited no motive for the killing, and said police sifting through Seawright’s cellphone, found inside his parked car that was still running when officers arrived, found no calls or texts indicating the two had been in contact before the shooting on Dec. 17, 2016.


Witness to shooting of Columbus High grad heard numerous gunshots at close range

A Superior Court jury heard the 911 call and detailed descriptions of crime scene photographs during day two of James Oliver’s murder trial, who is accused in the Dec. 17, 2016, shooting death of Jerome Seawright Jr. on Branton Woods Drive.Assistant District Attorney Don Kelly played the 8-minute ta


Phenix City Police arrest man after multiple armed robberies

On July 4, Adams approached three women at the Marathon Station on HWY 431 South, pulled a gun on them, then demanded cash.

WRBL.COM - 2018-07-18 21:20:08

FIRST ON 3: CPD respond to a bank robbery at Suntrust Bank downtown

According to the Columbus Police Department, a bank robbery is under investigation by CPD and the FBI.Major J.d. Hawk says the suspect fled on foot. There are no details on how much money they stole. He is armed.Hawk says the incident happened at just before 3:30 p.m.News 3's Ashley Garret is on the


Valley police charge mother after infant left in locked vehicle at Walmart

Casey Lynn Hornsby, of Roanoke, was arrested by Valley Police Department on Tuesday and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Hornsby was booked at the Chambers County Detention Facility.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-07-18 17:38:00

Columbus police, FBI investigating robbery at downtown bank

The robbery occurred about 3:30 p.m. Hawk would not give many details, but said police were looking for a black male. No one was injured in the robbery at the corner of 13th Street and First Avenue, Hawk said.


Police reports from July 18

Jessie James Ware, 59, of Lanett, was arrested and charged with sex offender registration notification violation.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-07-18 12:19:00

Piedmont Columbus Regional fights diabetes with prevention program

According to Amerigroup, Muscogee County has a diabetes death rate of 53.6%, as compared to 23.1% across the state of Georgia.

WTVM - 2018-07-18 12:00:00

Man threatens to kill cousin during robbery — but aunt asked him not to, Columbus police say

A man robbing his cousin June 11 put a pistol to the victim’s right cheek and said he’d pull the trigger, had an aunt told him not to, according to testimony Monday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.Terry Heath Lamb, 44, was charged with armed robbery, pointing a gun at another, using a gun to commit a c


5 questions for Auburn at SEC Media Days

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn speaks during SEC Media Days on July 13, 2017, in Hoover, Ala.(AP/Butch Dill)

AL.COM - 2018-07-18 07:00:00

Former MCSD Teacher of the Year moving out of classroom. Here’s where and why.

Stefan Lawrence, a graduate of Northside High School and Columbus State University, has been an English teacher at Carver High School for his entire eight-year career in his hometown of Columbus. He is theMuscogee County School District’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, selected by theMuscogee Educational


DIVING DEEPER: CPD 'Social media is a contributing factor, not only factor in gang activity'

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Law enforcement agencies say Georgia has a gang problem. Law enforcement estimates that Georgia has more than 71,000 gang members.