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Warrant Roundup in Columbus Results in Five Arrests, Clearing Ten Active Warrants
Columbus Police Department’s Fugitive Unit conducted a successful warrant roundup on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, targeting individuals with outstanding warrants in the Columbus area. Various specialized units collaborated efficiently to locate and apprehend the wanted individuals. Five arrests were made during the operation, clearing a total of ten active...
Showers move out this afternoon making for a great weekend forecast ahead
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Starting off the day with showers and a few storms moving into the region as a weak front slides through the southeast. Showers should not last long as the front is fast moving and expect clearing by the afternoon and evening. Once the morning showers move out, we don’t anticipate a […]
Verdict reached in Wilson Apartment murder trial
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - After 3 weeks a verdict has been reached in the trial of three men accused of murder at the Wilson Homes apartment in Columbus. The jury concluded their investigation by finding only one of the three defendants - Davion Dupas - guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault, and gang-related charges in the death of 21-year-old Marcel Samedi.
Georgia fisherman hooks, reels in man's body from river: 'Probably thought he had the biggest catfish ever'
A group of men were fishing Tuesday evening on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia, when they made the gruesome discovery after a fisherman hooked and reeled in a man's body.
MCSO set to host free Civilian Firearms Training Course on March 12 and 16
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is scheduled to host a free firearms training course on March 12 and 16 and invites community members to participate. MCSO says that to complete the training course attendance on both dates is required. All attendees must pass a background check and bring their firearms. […]
UPDATE: Missing woman and child found safe
UPDATE: According to CPD, Biagas and Johnson have been located in good health. COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The Columbus Police Department is searching for a missing woman and her 2-year-old child who went missing near Ashely Station Apartments and is asking for public help to find them both. CPD says 29-year-old Jazmine Biagas and her […]
The 2024 Teacher of the Year in Muscogee County will be one of these 10 semifinalists
“We were deeply impressed with these teachers’ enthusiasm for their profession and their innovative solutions to help students achieve their full potential,” said selection committee member Marquette McKnight.
Report says CSU murder-suicide victim may have been assaulted by killer prior to death
A Title IX report alleged that the victim may have been assaulted by her killer at some point prior to the shootings in August. Here’s what we know.
Officer opens fire on Ga. man’s car after it backfires during traffic stop, lawyer says
A Georgia man said he could have died after an officer opened fire on his car after it backfired during a traffic stop.
Experience Authentic Latin Cuisine at These 8 Columbus Restaurants
This article presents a curated list of eight exceptional Latin American restaurants in Columbus. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these places? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experience! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center wins USA TODAY reader’s choice for best free museum
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center in Columbus has claimed the USA Today reader’s choice for the best free museum in the country. The museum announced the news on their Facebook Page earlier today. According to USA TODAY, the top 10 museums in the...
Ft. Benning Road murder suspect appears in Recorder’s Court
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The second suspect accused in Columbus’ first murder of the year answered to murder and armed robbery charges yesterday morning. The murder took place on Fort Benning Road back in early January. The lead investigator testified in Recorder’s Court saying that city-installed surveillance cameras placed...
Pleasant, windy weekend forecast; storms ahead next week
Columbus, Ga (WRBL)- After showers early this morning, the skies have cleared to leave us with a beautiful end to the workweek. Tonight’s temperatures will cool back off into the lower 40s. Behind this front, conditions will remain windy well into the weekend. Wind gusts Saturday afternoon could reach...
Sheriff Countryman’s case for a new jail
Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman wants the public to know about the bad conditions in the Muscogee County Jail. Friday morning he invited a host of city leaders and the media to join him on a tour of the facility. “This is… it’s unacceptable.” In a word, that’s how Mayor Skip Henderson described the conditions […]
Curious Columbus: How this 160-year-old church witnessed racism in Muscogee County
St. James A.M.E. Church in Columbus is the second oldest of its denomination in Georgia. Here’s how education became its legacy amid Jim Crow.
Brief showers early Friday, Sunny end to the day with cooler weekend
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - As a cold front moves through Friday, it will cool us down but keep us dry and sunny for the weekend. Next week though it quickly warms back up. A quick band of scattered showers move through parts of our area first thing Friday, but most of the rain will end by mid morning, certainly by midday. Clouds will decrease as the day progresses and it will turn mostly sunny by mid to late afternoon. Breezy and mild with highs in the mid 60s to near 70 degrees.
Known gang member arrested in Columbus during traffic stop, Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office says
The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office said a known, validated gang member was arrested during a traffic stop.
Baconton M. E. Church, South, 1902
The South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church notes: Organized at Raiford, now Lester, in 1870, this church was earlier known as Shiloh. Its first wooden building, lighted by beef tallow candles placed on wooden strips around the walls, also served as a school. In 1875, the site was moved and a large log […]
Decatur Court murder suspect pleads not guilty
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The female murder suspect in a Columbus murder case pleaded not guilty Thurdsay, Feb. 22. 35-year-old Rwanda Hill pleaded not guilty in the case of allegedly murdering 48-year-old Lacoya Whittlesey near Decatur Court in Columbus on Jan. 24. Hills is currently held without bond and her...
Round 1: 17 ranked 3A teams move into the second round
The results from the first round of the Class 3A playoffs yielded a deep second-round schedule featuring four games betw...