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19-year-old Valley man dies due to injuries sustained in Lee Road 270 crash
LEE COUNTY, Ala (WRBL) A young Valley man involved in a single-vehicle crash on November 26th has died due to his injuries. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris confirms 19-year-old Case Robert Hoiness of Valley passed away Wednesday morning, December 12th at an Atlanta hospital.
City of West Point approves 2019 operating budget
WEST POINT – The West Point City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2019 budget in a short city council meeting Monday night. The city will operate with a general fund budget of $6,140,040 in 2019, and an overall budget of $19,525,995 between the general fund and enterprise funds.
Tennessee earthquakes felt in Alabama Wednesday morning
Two early-morning earthquakes in Tennessee could be felt in parts of northern Alabama on Wednesday. The United States Geological Survey reported the first quake as a 4.4 magnitude in Decatur, Tennessee that happened at 3:14 a.m. The second was a 3.3 magnitude, also in Decatur about ten minutes later
Chilly start to Wednesday, clouds increase today with rain to close the week
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Happy Wednesday! It’s another chilly start to the day out there today, but overall it is nowhere near as cold as yesterday. Temperatures this morning are into the upper 20s and low 30s for much of the Valley. We have seen clouds increase slightly throughout the overnight hour
Grandmother of missing Valley teen says grandson called her to say he's okay
VALLEY, AL (WRBL) - The grandmother of a missing Valley teen tells News 3 her grandson, 16-year-old Darren Earles, reached out to her on Friday and wanted everyone to know he's okay. Valley police confirm the information but say their investigation into Earles' whereabouts continues.
Lanett BOE honors retiring teachers
LANETT — At its final meeting of 2018, the Lanett City Board of Education on Monday approved the retirements of two educators and listened to a presentation by Casandra Griffin and Emily Smith on the system’s pre-K program.
STEM students soar in the classroom
COLUMBUS, GA - Students at Lanett Junior High School are launching gliders to learn about Science. They're learning about controlled variables to build the perfect glider. It's just one of the many "A World in Motion" kits sponsored by Kia.
Five Things From Friday: Central-Phenix City removes all doubt with championship
For a team entering a state championship game undefeated, there was still a lot of doubt surrounding the Central-Phenix City Red Devils. By the game’s end, however, no one watching had any questions about who the best team in Class 7A was.
Wetumpka man arrested with 28 pounds of meth in routine traffic stop in Troup Co.
TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A central Alabama man was arrested with a large amount of methamphetamine in his vehicle after being pulled over in a routine traffic stop. At approximately 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 6, a deputy with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office noticed a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup traveling on I-
Teacher fired for refusing to call student by preferred pronoun
WEST POINT, Va. - A Virginia high school teacher has been fired after officials said he refused to call a transgender student by the student's preferred pronoun. Media outlets report Peter Vlaming, a French teacher at West Point High School in West Point, Virginia, had been on administrative leave s
Lanett boys basketball team prepares to defend three consecutive state titles
LANETT — It is finally game week for the three-time defending state champion Lanett Panthers. This season, however, may be the most challenging one in recent memory for the program. Lanett is replacing four of last year’s starters, following the graduation of Terrion Truitt and twin tower bigs Emman
Fuller Center helps West Point couple
WEST POINT — General and Sarah Winston live in one of the most recognizable homes in West Point. It’s the one on 10th Street with the beautiful ginkgo trees in the front yard. Anyone who has driven into West Point from I-85 has seen those trees just after they’ve passed the Bethlehem Baptist Church
Secret Santa visits Opelika Walmart, pays off layaways for families
OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) - It's a very Merry Christmas at the Opelika Walmart as News 3 has learned a Secret Santa has paid off layaways for several families. News 3 is told the Secret Santa paid the bill Monday inside the Opelika store. We have reached out to Walmart Media Relations to confirm more det
Man sentenced for '08 killing of AU student wants a new trial
OPELIKA — A hearing has been set for an Alabama man seeking a new trial over his death sentence for kidnapping and killing an Auburn University student. Reformers: Inmate deaths highlight 'constant threat of violence' in Alabama prisons.
Police reports from Dec. 10
>An Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle and theft occurred in the 3500 block of Marvyn Parkway. >First-degree theft of property occurred at 1200 Columbus Parkway, Circle K.
WEATHER ALERT: Schools, offices delay openings Tuesday due to possibility of black ice
Metro Atlanta is not quite done with the winter weather. According to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz, a few snow flurries are possible overnight when temperatures dip into the low 30s. When Atlanta wakes up Tuesday, it could lead to black ice on the roadways.
West Point Police warn elderly of holiday scams
WEST POINT – The holidays can be a busy time, and the West Point Police Department wants to be sure individuals are aware of all scams during the season. The West Point Police Department set up at the West Point Active Life Wednesday morning to inform residents about the dangers of scams.
United Way of Chattahoochee Valley's Annual Campaign continues
COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) - Scott Ferguson, the president and CEO of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, stops by News 3 to discuss the organization's annual campaign with WRBL"s Jeff Kelly. For more, visit the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley's website.
Phenix City PD looking for armed robbery suspect caught on camera
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Phenix City Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. The man is wanted in connection with a robbery on Dec. 10th at the Chevron on Summerville Rd. Police say he was armed with a handgun during the robbery.
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park holding special event
VALLEY — The state of Alabama will be celebrating its bicentennial in 2019. Alabama was admitted as the 22nd state to the union on Dec. 14, 1819. A critical event that led to this was the defeat of the Creeks in a war that began in 1813 and ended the next year. With the Treaty of Fort Jackson in Aug