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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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Runaway teen, missing vehicle sought by Troup County deputies

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (WTVM) - The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a runaway teenager along with a missing vehicle. Edward Barnett, 15, was last seen around 2:30 a.m. in the 200 block of College Street in Mountville, according to deputies. Authorities say...
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Hwy. 80 in Phenix City reopens after crash

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - Highway 80 in Phenix City 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.

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 […]

Valley woman shot in her bedroom, police investigating

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 […]

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.

Fatherhood Summit at Columbus State features former pros including Lawrence Funderburke

Former NBA and Buckeye basketball player Lawrence Funderburke was part of a sports panel Saturday with J.D. Weatherspoon and Joe Cooper on how Dads can support their athletic sons and daughters. Celebrate One and the Columbus Urban League presented the summit: Raising Up Fatherhood Champions. Funderburke is the father of two and discussed the importance of fathers and mother supporting their children in athletic endeavors. "You have to help your kids through those difficult moments or else they will never grow to their potential because they will run from the challenges in life."

Woman injured in early morning shooting in Valley

VALLEY, Ala. (WTVM) - Valley police are investigating a shooting that occurred on June 24 at East Sears Street. According to authorities, at about 6:30 a.m., a woman reported being shot several times while in bed by an unknown suspect. The victim was transported to the emergency room. However, her...

BOYS RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Shiloh's Nathan Solomon

Shiloh’s Nathan Solomon had the kind of senior season that most student-athletes can only dream about. In the fall, Solomon won the Class AAAAAA state championship in cross country, finishing ahead of 220 other runners in a time of 15 minutes, 55 seconds. He also finished first in four other races, including the Gwinnett County Championships (14:48) and the Region 8-AAAAAA championships (16:31).

Georgia gang member sentenced to prison for unlawful gun possession

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WRBL) — A Valdosta, Georgia, resident was sentenced to serve 105 months in prison for illegally possessing a gun, according to United States Attorney’s Office for Middle District Georgia. Deontrey Demorria Crumpton, 25, was sentenced on June 21 after previously pleading guilty to his charge of illegally owning a firearm as a convicted […]

INTERVIEW: Columbus OB/GYN speaks on women’s health amid recent Roe v. Wade decision

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - News Leader 9 is hearing from various community leaders to get their take on the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Dr. Sylvester McRae is an obstertrician-gynocologist in Columbus. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including St. Francis-Emory Healthcare - Columbus and Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System - Montgomery. He joined us live in the studio to talk about women’s health.

Showers ending this evening, drier on Sunday

COLUMBUS, GA (WRBL)-For some, the much needed rain kept temperatures down into the 80s which was welcomed considering the heat and humidity we’ve been dealing with. As the sunsets showers will begin to diminish and we will dry out and clear out overnight. This will lead us to a beautiful Sunday morning and a pretty nice afternoon.

Just enough tourneys

I got a phone call just the other day from my cousin Brian Bown as he was driving home from fishing two bass tournaments at Logan Martin Lake in central Alabama. Not one after another, but two at the same time. That’s happening a lot these days. With so...

Rainy Week in Store

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Great conditions are in place for the final day of your weekend. The skies will remain partly cloudy throughout the day with a 10% rain coverage and a high temperature of 94. Now tomorrow is where weather conditions begin to get a little spicy. It is forecasted to be an extremely rainy week here in the Valley. We are talking 30-40% rain coverage until Saturday! The good news is that this rain will help cool us off here as we will see our forecasted highs reaching the upper 80s this week! Stay up to date on the weather to come with Storm Team 9.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office looking for theft suspect

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a recent theft. According to officials, the victim reported that on June 16, 2022 someone broke into her vehicle in the 5000 Block of Summerville Road Phenix City. During the break, the victim’s […]