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Child found dead in vehicle at Columbus restaurant, coroner says

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - An investigation is underway after a child was found dead in a vehicle at a Columbus restaurant, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. The incident happened at Wendy’s on Wynnton Road. Officials said the child was three years old. No further details have been...
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Alabama man killed when his motorcycle collides with car

An Alabama man was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle struck a car. The two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 8:17 p.m. Saturday claimed the life of Dakota Douglas Pelfrey, 27, of Phenix City. Pelfrey was fatally injured when the 2014 Ducati he was operating struck a 2014 Toyota RAV4...
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Phenix City man killed in Russell County crash Saturday

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A Phenix City man is dead following a two-vehicle accident in Russell County, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. ALEA said Dakota Douglas Pelfrey, 27, was killed when the 2014 Ducati he was operating struck a 2014 Toyota RAV4 near the 20.2 mile marker on Highway 165, about 10 miles south of Phenix City. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
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1 dead, 2 injured in Columbus shooting Friday

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is investigating a Friday evening shooting that left one person dead and two others injured. According to Sergeant Aaron Evrard, CPD’s assistant public information officer, police were called to the intersection of Dawson Street and 25th Avenue around 7 p.m. in reference to a shooting.
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Dying Alabama man experiencing son’s high school graduation thanks to the kindness of others

Suffering from liver and bile duct cancer, Mike Bowden couldn’t attend Russell County High School’s Class of 2022 ceremony to see his son Michael graduate. But thanks to the extra effort from his family and school administrators, a special ceremony was conducted in Bowden’s east Alabama home, where father and son celebrated the milestone together.
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Small town, big entertainment: Moon Family Theatre

BUENA VISTA, Ga. (WTVM) - We now travel to Buena Vista to learn more about the history of a family-owned theatre and how the past shaped the future. Buena Vista is a small town with huge entertainment. The Moon Family Theatre is a true hidden gem. Mike Moon, a self-made...
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Columbus Animal Control seeking fosters amid full capacity

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Animal Control is seeking fosters as the shelter is at full capacity. They’re set up to house 26 cats and 40 dogs, but officials say they are now over capacity and are having trouble taking in additional furry friends. Dinia Collins, a technician...
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Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision sparks local protest

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Protestors are gathering from coast to coast including in Columbus after the Supreme Court’s Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that gave women the right to abortions. It comes a several states are already putting abortion bans into effect. People gathered...
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Unsettled this week with several chances for storms

COLUMBUS, GA (WRBL)-Becoming unsettled this week with several chances for showers and thunderstorms. Today a cold front will sweep across the area bringing a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures ahead of the front will still reach the low to middle 90s but it will be very humid, feeling more like the middle to upper 90s.
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Hwy. 80 in Russell County reopens after crash

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - Highway 80 in Russell County has reopened after a crash, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. Both lanes of the U.S. roadway were blocked at the intersection of Jowers Road, near East Alabama Motor Speedway, for several hours. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the crash happened shortly before 4:15 p.m. ET.
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Daily opportunities for showers and storms this week

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - After extreme heat for the last week or two, the heat starts to break this week but the humidity will be plenty high offering a better chance for showers and thunderstorms at times, especially around mid-week as a slowly moving front approaches. Clouds are expected to mix with sun Monday. It will be hot and a bit breezy as showers and storms pop up after 1 PM ET. Rain chances will vary from north to south with about a 40% coverage overall. However, the focus for showers and storms will be a little higher near and north of Highway 80/JR Allen Parkway with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Fewer storms are expected south of there on the other side of Phenix City, Columbus and Butler with a better chance of highs reaching the mid 90s. Any leftover showers and storms should fade by 9 or 10 PM in most cases. The rain coverage goes up to about 60% Tuesday and Wednesday as that front stalls out over the valley. Thick clouds should keep high temperatures mostly in the mid to upper 80s. Late in the week and for the holiday weekend, it appears we’ll keep a chance of showers and storms in the mix. Although the coverage doesn’t look too widespread - generally around 30-40% as of now. Plan on at least a couple downpours this week; some days you’ll see the rain while other days you won’t. Most of should pick up at least a half inch to an inch of rain, more if you get under heavier thunderstorms.
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UPDATE: Shooting near Bernard Drive and Dawson Street, one dead

UPDATE 6/24/2022 8:55 p.m.: Columbus Police have confirmed the death of one in this shooting at 430 Bernard Ave. Marcus Price, 45, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Price was pronounced deceased at 7:25 p.m. in Piedmont’s Emergency Room. Price’s body will be sent to the state crime lab. News 3 will continue to monitor this […]
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VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Valley Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Friday morning around 6:30 a.m. on East Sears Street in Valley, Alabama. Porcia Monica Calloway, 30, of Valley, Alabama, alerted authorities about being shot multiple times by an unknown individual while she was in bed. Calloway was transported to EAMC-Lanier Emergency […]
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Annual ‘Fathers and sons under the sun’ event returns to Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The annual “Fathers and sons under the sun” event was held Saturday in Columbus. TOPPS, an organization which stands for Taking Out People’s Problem has been putting on this event for the last four years. It’s a day where fathers can come out with the sons and have a good time.
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