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Shed fire erupts on 24th St. in Phenix City

UPDATE 10:50 a.m. – According to the fire department, there are currently six firetruck units on the scene to investigate the fire further. PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) – On Wednesday, a shed fire erupted on 24th St. in Phenix City, Alabama. According to the Phenix City Fire Department, there are no injuries, and responding firefighters […]
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A deep dive into weather related deaths over the last decade

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Last year 797 people lost their lives to a weather related incident nationally, while the 10-year average stands at 520. Earlier this month, five servicemen from Fort Benning where injured when part of a tree fell on them in the mountains of north Georgia while two of those men succumbed to […]
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Montgomery man arrested after 3 interstate shootings in Alabama, Georgia

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA/Gray News) - A suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with three shootings along Interstate 85 in Alabama and Georgia. One of the drivers who was shot was flown to a hospital in critical condition. A motive remains unclear, WSFA reported. According to the Troup County, Georgia,...
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Central-Phenix City football: Schedule, photos, outlook for 2022 season

There’s never a rebuild out in Phenix City these days. The Red Devils only reload. Head coach Patrick Nix figures Central-Phenix City’s skill position players will be even better this season, even after falling just one game short of a state championship and a perfect season last year. Karmello English is back at receiver after rolling up 20 touchdowns last year as a junior, and will lead a surely explosive offense.
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Muscogee Co. sheriffs seize multiple firearms, drugs during area patrol

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office made two felony arrests and seized multiple firearms and drugs due to a traffic stop, officials say. According to authorities, on Aug. 15, officers conducted patrols based on citizen complaints and requests. During one of the stops, arrests were made, and officers found the following in the vehicle:
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Staying unsettled with rounds of showers and storms

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) —Staying unsettled today thanks to a stalled-out boundary just to our south, rain and storms will continue this afternoon as temperatures stay in the middle to upper 80s. The stalled-out front will begin to slowly lift north as a warm front Friday, showers and storms will...
COLUMBUS, GA
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Odds of rain pretty high Thursday and/or Friday

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Rain coverage will be highest Thursday and Friday before gradually settling into a more typical pattern of hit-or-miss storms toward the weekend or early next week. The focus for rain, and it will be persistent at times, through most of Thursday afternoon will likely be south...
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19-year-old victim in south Columbus shooting dies

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A victim in a south Columbus shooting has died due to his injury, Coroner Buddy Bryan says. On Monday, August 15, Sgt. Evrard said officers were called to the scene on Eddy Drive at 1:30 a.m. The victim, 19-year-old Keith Johnson, suffered from headshot wounds and...
COLUMBUS, GA
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Russell County Sheriff warns of phone scam impersonating sheriff’s office, asking for Green Dot cards

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Russell County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a new twist on an old scam making the rounds in Russell County. This scam uses an automated phone system claiming to be the sheriff’s office non-emergency line, which sounds very authentic, according to Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor.  The phone number […]
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Kick off the weekend with Food Truck Friday in downtown Opelika

After three months—which may have seemed long or short, depending on whether you’re a student or parent—the school year has started once again. While that means busier roads, longer wait times at restaurants and less parking downtown, it also means more fun events. Here are a few...
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Man convicted on meth trafficking charges by Lee Co. jury

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A Lee County jury has convicted a man for trafficking methamphetamines, says Lee County District Attorney’s Office. During the trial, Assistant District Attorney Madison Grantham, the lead prosecutor, presented evidence that Kenneth Thrower had more than 40 grams of meth in his possession after the Opelika Police Department executed a search warrant.
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Here's how Grant Gow of Opelika Police Department won his second Life-Saver Award

Opelika Police Officer Grant Gow has collected his second Life-Saver Award, this time for keeping a victim of a gunshot wound from bleeding out by applying a tourniquet. Gow, 26, said that he didn't know someone had been shot when he got the call just after midnight on June 7 of a robbery and assault with injuries at King’s Mobile Home Estates.
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In The Trenches Episode 5: “The Definition of Success”

Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – In the final chapter of the inaugural season of “In The Trenches” featuring the Carver Tigers finishes with the team chasing their definition of success. Throughout the preseason the Tigers made it clear they want to get back to the GHSA State Championship game and win the state title. However, success […]
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