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Man, 51, found dead of gunshot wound on Melvin Avenue

Columbus police are investigating a death after a man was found with a gunshot wound on Melvin Avenue Friday afternoon. Family members found Tommy Marshall dead in his home at 214 Melvin Ave. at 4:52 p.m. He was pronounced dead at 5:59 p.m. by Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley. Mar

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-24 14:37:00

Days after arrest, Columbus anchor Dee Armstrong speaks out about controversial mugshot

WLTZ news anchor Dee Armstrong returned to work Thursday morning nearly a week after being arrested in a dispute with her son. The local TV personality appeared undaunted by the experience, which unleashed a outpouring of support from people who consider her an icon in the community. After her arre

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-22 19:16:00

Toys R Us begins liquidation sales. Here's everything you need to know

The former toy king of the world, Toys R Us, said Friday that its going-out-of business - or liquidation - sales have now started. The bankrupt company, which announced last week that it was winding down its U.S. operations, is now shutting down its 735 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores across countr

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-23 18:37:00

Traffic being diverted on Victory Drive after 18-wheeler overturns

Traffic was block on Victory Drive Thursday afternoon after a tracker-trailer overturned near the Riverdale Cemetery. Columbus police and Columbus Fire & EMS are near the 1000 block of Victory Drive working to divert traffic and clear the scene. Stay with the Ledger-Enquirer as more information beco

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-22 22:12:00

Millionaire paychecks - here's what the CEOs at Aflac, TSYS and Synovus made in 2017

Columbus chief executive officers undoubtedly have challenging jobs - leading companies with several thousand employees, working hard to keep revenue flowing at a healthy clip, and turning a profit to pay hefty salaries and expenses. They do it all while also keeping stock shareholders happy with th

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-24 03:00:00

Lumpkin police identify gas station owner arrested for illegal use of gaming machines

LUMPKIN, GA (WTVM) - The Lumpkin Police Department executed a search warrant at a local gas station accused of commercial gambling and arrested the owner of the store. The owner of the store has been identified as Sandhy Aben Patel. On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the GBI's Commercial Gambling Unit, a

WALB 10 - 2018-03-22 14:55:59

Zell Miller remembered as a great friend of Columbus

Zell Miller may have been a mountain man, raised in the north Georgia hills of Young Harris, but throughout his political career he was a friend and supporter of Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley, said those who knew him well. Miller, 86, died on Friday. Retired Synovus Chairman Jimmy Blanchard

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-23 22:50:00

Two burglary suspects arrested after car chase and pursuit on foot by deputy

Local law enforcement officers arrested two burglary suspects Thursday morning after a 911 call reported a burglary in progress in the 12000 block of Alabama Highway 51 in the Beauregard community, according to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones. A deputy in the area responded to the report and met the su

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-03-22 16:24:00

CPD urges public to provide information on missing woman

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is still searching for a missing woman and has increased the urgency to find her. Police are now saying 27-year-old Ebony Giddens disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Giddens was reported missing on Thursday, March 15, 2018. She is describe

WALB 10 - 2018-03-22 20:39:48

Fort Benning and Columbus Community Collaborate with Technology Week

Fort Benning's Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate works with CSU and others to improve the robotics soldiers use on the battle field. You don't have to be a member of the military to help accomplish the Army mission at Fort Benning. WLTZ attended the first technology week at Columb

WLTZ.COM - 2018-03-24 01:11:08

Slow, cocky, hostile. Notes reveal attorneys kept black people off Columbus juries in '70s

Nonprofit attorneys for a black man convicted in 1977 of raping and killing a Fort Benning soldier's German wife in her Broadway apartment are taking a new tack in trying to get him a new trial: arguing prosecutors systematically kept blacks off juries in his and other 1970s death-penalty trials. Th


A Tuskegee Football Coach arrested on federal drug and gun charges

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala (WRBL) - A Tuskegee Football Coach was arrested on federal drug and gun charges on March 13th in Russell County. United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. says 33-year-old Ramone Jardon Nickerson, of Phenix City, Alabama, was arrested on two charges of possession with intent


18 months later, why is the Montravious Thomas case still open?

It's been 18 months since a contracted behavior specialist allegedly body-slammed a Muscogee County School District student five times and left the 13-year-old boy with an injured leg that was amputated below the knee a month later. And the Columbus Police Department's investigation into the controv


Man found dead at Columbus apartment killed woman before shooting himself, police say

The man found dead Sunday afternoon at Greystone Falls apartments allegedly killed a woman before shooting himself, Columbus Police Lt. Greg Touchberry said in a news release. Denis McGibney, 56, was identified as the man who fatally shot 29-year-old Casey Clark before committing suicide in a home


Dancing Stars of Columbus Returns!

COLUMBUS, GA - MARCH 22, 2018 - After 15 weeks of rehearsal, 13 local Columbus business and community leaders will showcase their best moves on the dance floor, with their dance professional partners, for one exciting evening to help end Alzheimer's. The tenth annual event, Dancing Stars of Columbus


Valley police investigating shooting at a home on 35th St.

VALLEY, AL (WTVM) - Valley police are investigating a shooting in the 2000 block of 35th Street in the Shawmut community. Police say the homeowner was getting her children ready for school around 6:20 a.m. when an unknown person fired multiple shots into the home. Two of the shots entered the living

WTVM - 2018-03-22 14:33:39

Sentencing postponed for Upatoi murder suspects

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Sentencing for the Upatoi Trial has been postponed for the three suspects found guilty of triple murder. Javarceay Tapley and Raheam Gibson both entered guilty pleas at the beginning of the trial. The Columbus jury found 17-year-old Rufus Burks guilty of 5 out of 10 charges on


Family of victim killed in Ft. Mitchell Dollar General shooting speaks out

A Fort Mitchell family whose loved one was shot and killed during an apparent road rage incident is pushing for the death penalty. Lorenzo Freeman's family says they believe the crime was racially motivated and wants it treated as a hate crime instead of a road rage incident. "They continue to call


Fire official: Youth charged in playground fire on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

A juvenile was arrested and charged in the Saturday fire that damaged playground equipment on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, a fire official said. The youth was taken into custody on Tuesday, said Fire Marshal Ricky Shores of the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The ar


CPD investigating 2 bodies found at a Columbus apartment complex

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Police are investigating after two bodies were found at an apartment complex. The bodies were found Sunday at Greystone Falls Apartments located on Williams Court. The woman was pronounced dead at 2:32 p.m. and a man was pronounced dead at 2:33 p.m. Sources close to WTVM say th