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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

Plane crashes after takeoff, killing Georgia pilot

(CBS San Francisco) RHINE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia pilot was killed in a crash after takeoff from a private airstrip early Wednesday. The Telegraph of Macon reports that Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson says the Cessna 150 piloted by 44-year-old John Kyle Barron went down into the woods around

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 15:02:43

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

Wicker Way shooting suspects - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

FOX10 News Fugitive Files needs your help to find 2 suspects, accused of shooting into an occupied dwelling. They are Michael Lewis, Junior and Clifton Gregory. Mobile Police say the crime happened September 13 on Wicker Way when Lewis and Gregory drove up to a home under renovation and opened fire.

WTVM - 2017-09-20 20:15:37

Man walking across America for chronic skin condition stops in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga. - One man's walk across America to raise awareness for a chronic condition affecting millions of people has brought him to the Fountain City. The disease is know as Hidradenitis Suppurativa also known as HS. Kenton Bailey has HS, a non-contagious, incurable skin disorder that produces

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 03:12:51

Toys for Tots in Columbus will accept donations Oct. 1

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It's almost that time of the year as the annual 'Toys for Tots' drive will be kicking off in Columbus. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve is collecting new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December and will distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate ch

WTVM - 2017-09-21 14:46:34

SPECIAL REPORT: Hope for the Columbus homeless

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Two nights a week, for about two years now, a group of volunteers from local churches go to where the homeless are, handing out food, hugs, and more in Columbus. They're with the non-profit ministry M2540, named for a Bible verse. We talked to some of the homeless they serve ev

WTVM - 2017-09-21 02:19:52

Columbus Government Center courtrooms closing for repairs, expect possible delays

Courtrooms at the Columbus Government Center are shutting down on a rotating basis for the next several weeks according to Superior Court Chief Judge Gil McBride. "On any given day at least one or more courtrooms a day will be out of commission," says Superior Court Chief Judge Gil McBride. "They wi

WTVM - 2017-09-20 23:13:19

Columbus resident from Dominica concerned about family affected by Hurricane Maria

As Hurricane Maria barrels down in Puerto Rico, it leaves behind devastation and destruction on other islands throughout the Caribbean. The Commonwealth of Dominica was one of the islands hit the hardest. A Columbus woman from the island says she's been trying to contact her entire family there si

WTVM - 2017-09-20 15:52:08

GA gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill visits Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Georgia gubernatorial candidate stopped by Columbus Thursday. Hunter Hill came through town to spread the message of his platform and meet people from across the state. The former state senator and west point graduate stands on a heavily conservative platform. Hill served in

WTVM - 2017-09-20 21:51:16

Was Albany ready for Irma? - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Dougherty County residents earned high praise for their preparedness for tropical Storm Irma from the area's Emergency Management Agency Director, before and during the storm. More than 500 people sought shelter in Albany, as Hurricane Irma roared through Florida, and approached Southwest Georgia. A

WTVM - 2017-09-20 18:19:38

Slidell police officer killed in off-duty motorcycle accident

Slidell Police Lieutenant Ray Dupuy was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on Wednesday night. "Lieutenant Ray Dupuy was a dedicated public servant who served and protected the citizens of Slidell for over two decades. Please keep Lieutenant Dupuy's family and friends in your thoughts and pra

WTVM - 2017-09-21 13:18:43

Greater Atlanta Crime Stoppers seeking info, videos of GA Tech riot, vehicle burning

Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta is seeking information and/or videos in relation to the riot that formed after a memorial on the campus of Georgia Tech on Monday night. During the incident, a marked Georgia Tech Ford Explorer patrol vehicle was damaged and set on fire. Anyone with information abo

WTVM - 2017-09-21 16:20:25

Eric: Last full day of Summer, almost

Sure it's only a date on the calendar but it's a big date. The first day of Fall arrives tomorrow, signaling the end of the hottest months of the year in the northern hemisphere. But we're in Alabama. Which means "late Summer" usually holds on for a little longer. There's some heat relief in the ext

WTVM - 2017-09-21 14:02:00

Warm, dry weather stuck in place

Thanks to the presence of a huge ridge of high pressure over the eastern half of the country, our weather is going to change little as we officially move into a new season with the arrival of Friday's autumnal equinox. Temperatures will continue above normal with only slight moderation over the week

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 13:20:50

Pence calls Graham-Cassidy bill "last, best chance" for health care reform

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Young America's Foundation's 39th annual National Conservative Student Conference, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (CBS) - Vice President Mike Pence is giving a boost to GOP senators who are making a last-ditch effort to repeal a

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 17:01:44

Hurricane Maria barrels towards Turks and Caicos after devastating the Caribbean

People walk next to a gas station flooded and damaged by the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 15:42:07

Former VP Biden to campaign in Alabama Senate race

Joe Biden (FILE: CBS News) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Alabama next month to campaign for the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race. Democrat Doug Jones' campaign announced Wednesday that Biden will headline an Oct. 3 rally in Birmingham. Jones will face the R

WRBL.COM - 2017-09-21 15:21:43

Will an e-cigarette harm your heart?

FDA HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- The nicotine in e-cigarette vapor may cause adrenaline levels to spike in the heart, potentially increasing risk of heart attack and sudden cardiac death, a new study reports. Electronic cigarettes have been promoted as a healthier alternative to tobacco c

WTVM - 2017-09-21 12:22:38