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Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts receives the Medal of Honor Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts receives the Medal of Honor

Former Ft. Benning soldier receives Medal of Honor

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A former Ft. Benning soldier received the Metal of Honor Monday during a ceremony at the White House. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: WWII Veteran "Shorty" Ogburn

World War II veteran Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn receives a home renovation from the Cataula VFW. World War II veteran Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn receives a home renovation from the Cataula VFW.
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Earnest "Shorty" Ogburn has been living in the same house in Cataula for 45 years. Over the weekend his home underwent extensive renovations thanks to volunteers with the Cataula VFW. Darrell Sullivan is a lifetime member of that post andwas the team captain for the renovation project. Sullivan says, "Shorty is a World War II veteran. He's been shot multiple times with small arms and with shrapnel. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war twice." The weekend rain was not a deterrent for ... More>>

LaGrange police looking for woman in hit-and-run case

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LaGrange Police need your help identifying a woman. More>>

UGA defensive lineman arrested for aggravated assault

UGA football player Jonathan Taylor was charged with aggravated assault UGA football player Jonathan Taylor was charged with aggravated assault
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Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault. More>>

Update: A & K Thrift Mall owners give statement on abrupt closing Video included

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A press release will be released on the A K Thrift Mall website Monday night after the mall closed without warning this weekend, according to the mall's website. More>>

Special Report: Selling seized guns

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Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ... More>>

Update: Teen dies after Opelika shooting on Edmon Avenue

The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say. The shooting victim who died Monday in Opelika is being identified only as a juvenile male because of his age, police say.
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A boy has died following a shooting on Edmon Avenue in Opelika Monday, police confirm More>>

Tropical depression two forms in central Atlantic

Tropical Depression Two formed in the central Atlantic Monday. Tropical Depression Two formed in the central Atlantic Monday.
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Tropical Depression Two has formed over the Atlantic, National Hurricane Center announces. More>>

Perdue, Kingston make final campaign pushes before Election Day Video included

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Georgia's two Republican candidates for US Senate, David Perdueand Jack Kingston,are facing off in the polls Tuesday, and they are taking different approaches with their last-minute strategies.Businessman David Perdue spent the last day of his runoff campaign on a fly-around tour of the state, and greeted his Columbus supporters on one of his stops. Perdue has been on the road for two weeks with anRV tour, and he says he feels good about Election Day because Muscogee County voters agree with... More>>

Vendors upset after thrift mall closes its doors Video included

Updated: Jul 20, 2014 07:15 PM

Vendors from a local thrift mall are outraged Sunday afternoon after it seems the management picked up and left locking all their possessions inside. News 3's Naomi Keitt met with several concerned vendors outside the A and K Thrift Mall in Phenix City Sunday afternoon. More>>

Opelika police: Woman stole 16 identities

North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people. North Carolina woman arrested in Opelika for stealing the identities of sixteen people.
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Schrell Denise Mincey is accused of making fake credit cards using the stolen identities. More>>

Special Report: Summer Feeding Program

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During the summer, free meals are available throughout Georgia for eligible children. But many kids don't take part in the program and go hungry especially when school's out. News 3's Deidre Johnson tells us how your child can participate and help keep them healthy this summer. More>>

Auburn investigating reported sexual assault

Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend. Auburn police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occured over the weekend.
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The Auburn University Department of Public Safety and Security was notified Sunday about a sexual assault over the weekend.It reportedly happened on campus Friday night or early Saturday morning. More>>

Columbus Applebee's employees robbed at gunpoint

Columbus police are investigating the armed robbery of two Applebee's employees that occured early Monday morning. Columbus police are investigating the armed robbery of two Applebee's employees that occured early Monday morning.
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Two Applebee employees were robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning, Columbus police confirm. More>>

200 pairs of panties stolen at Augusta mall

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Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall. More>>

Caneya Webb murder trial heads to court Video included

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In Phenix City Monday, the trial is set to begin for the murder of Caneya Webb who was pregnant when she was found strangled in her apartment last June. More>>

Local HIV community mourns Malaysia crash victims Video included

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The HIV community across the Chattahoochee Valley is mourning the los of more than 100 HIV researchers, doctors, and advocates that lost their lives on the Malaysian flight. More>>

Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy opens in Phenix City Video included

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The rain and overcast sky didn't deter whitewater fans early Saturday morning. Along with city officials, they came out to celebrate the grand openings of the Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy. News 3's Naomi Keitt was at the ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning and explains how it will help boost the local economy. More>>

Lee County Sheriff's Office: Phenix City man violently attacked child

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A Phenix city man is facing child abuse charges stemming from a domestic incident on July 17th. The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 22 year old Zachary Ryan Tadlock of Phenix City for Torture and Willful Abuse of a Child and Domestic Violence Assault in the 3rd degree. More>>

Opelika man arrested for Drug Trafficking

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An Opelika man is behind bars Saturday charged with drug trafficking. On Friday July 18,2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 35 year old Roger Lardrell McCullough for Trafficking Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the first degree and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. More>>

Smiths Station man arrested during drug investigation

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A Smiths Station man is behind bars Saturday for a number of drug related crimes. On July 18, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 50 year old Franklin Eugene Peacock for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication. More>>

Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint on-demand

View on-demand photos and videos from Saturday's TriColumbusGa Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint race. View on-demand photos and videos from Saturday's TriColumbusGa Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint race.
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On-demand photos and videos from Saturday's Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint.

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College football to return to Phenix City for first time in 25 years Video included

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College football returning to Phenix City with launch of Whitewater Classic. More>>

Opelika man accused of molesting two children

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An Opelika man has been arrested and is accused of molesting two young kids more than a decade ago. More>>

Lee County schools talk school safety practices Video included

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Lee County schools are leading the way when it comes to school safety and they credit their collaboration with law enforcement officials. The Director of Student Services says they practice a hide, run, fight technique at the schools. More>>

Police: Columbus man stabbed in neck on Farr Road

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A Columbus man is in satisfactory condition after police say he was stabbed in the neck.It happened early Friday morning at around 2am on Farr Road. Police say the call originally went out as a shooting on Connor Road, but the aggravated assault took place about a mile away on Farr Road.Police reported the 26-year-old man was in critical condition but the hospital said Friday morning that he was in satisfactory condition.Police are now looking for a young, heavyset black female in her 20’s. More>>

Man charged in TSYS identity theft sentenced to 4 years

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Drew Johnson, 27, of Columbus, Georgia was sentenced to serve 4 years in federal prison for accessing personal information files in September 2013, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Friday. More>>

Humid summers lead to mold problems across Chattahoochee Valley Video included

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The summer time means high humidity across the Chattahoochee Valley and with humidity, often comes mold. More>>

Phenix City Police host Skid Car training due to increase in officer accidents Video included

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Phenix City Police say in the last few years, more of their officers are getting into accidents. To help prevent that, the department decided to host Skid Car training- not only for their patrol officers, but also for officers and deputies from all across Alabama.The training teaches officers how to control their patrol car during high-speed chases or in bad weather situations. The Skid Car is modified with hydraulics that lifts the car to take traction away at low speeds."It's for both polic... More>>

Jack Kingston visits Columbus, talks jobs Video included

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Congressman Jack Kingston visits Columbus. More>>

Man rescued from 13th Street Bridge after injury leaves him over Chattahoochee River Video included

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Columbus emergency personnel have rescued a construction worker who spent about two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River after being injured while painting the 13th Street Bridge. More>>

OSHA investigating incident that injured worker on 13th Street Bridge Video included

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the company that employed the man who was injured and rescued from the 13th Street Bridge on Wednesday. More>>

Muscogee Schools improve in end of course tests

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The Muscogee County School District end of course test (EOCT) results are in, and school officials say the show significant improvements in several areas. More>>

Man accused of posing as TSA agent and groping women

Man accused of posing as TSA agent and groping women Man accused of posing as TSA agent and groping women
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A man is accused of posing as a TSA agent at an airport and giving women private pat-downs. More>>

West Point flourishing through Kia partnership Video included

Kia vehicles are abundant locally Kia vehicles are abundant locally
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A$900,000 donation from Kia Motors is adding to the tremendous growth of West Point.Friday the company presented the check to the city. The day before, Troup County received $800,000 from Kia. The partnership with the area is an investment Kia hopes to see a return on.When Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia first opened, West Point was not very visually appealing.Five years later the downtown area is home to 50 new businesses and a four-year university, and the city is progressively helping the... More>>

African Americans face low odds of finding bone marrow match without more people on the Registry

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July is African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month. It was designated by Congress to address the critical need for more African American bone marrow donors. According to the Be the Match Registry, Black patients have the lowest odds of finding a match compared to all other populations. For those who would like to help patients still waiting for a match, like Frieda Wooley of Columbus, there is Bone Marrow Registry ... More>>

Dashcam Video: Auburn's Nick Marshall cited for marijuana possession Video included

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is seen during a traffic stop in Reynolds, Georgia on June 11 where he was fined for marijuana possession. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is seen during a traffic stop in Reynolds, Georgia on June 11 where he was fined for marijuana possession.
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Police video shows Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall being fined for marijuana possession. More>>

GOP candidates decided in runoff election

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The results are in from Tuesday's GOP runoff election in Alabama. John Merrill defeated Reese McKinneyto win the GOP nomination for Secretary of State. Merrill will face Democrat Lula Albert-Kaigler in the November general election.Jim Zeigler easily defeated Dale Peterson to get theGOP nod for State Auditor. Zeigler goes up against Democrat Miranda Joseph in November. In the race for Place 2 of the Alabama Public Service Commission, Chip Beeker unseated incumbent Terry Dunn. Beeker faces noD... More>>

Petition looks to address child deaths in hot cars

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Online petition looks to prevent kids from dying in hot cars.

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Escaped Columbus inmate captured

Columbus prisoner Avery Javon Kirksey walked away from work detail Friday. Columbus prisoner Avery Javon Kirksey walked away from work detail Friday.
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State law enforcement agencies now leading search for escaped Columbus prison inmate. More>>

Man's body found on Columbus railroad tracks

The body of a 62-year-old man was found along train tracks in Columbus Tuesday morning. The body of a 62-year-old man was found along train tracks in Columbus Tuesday morning.
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The body of a man was found along train tracks in Columbus Tuesday morning.

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3D printing manufacturing to create 300 Auburn jobs

Ge Aviation to create hundreds of Auburn jobs when they bring 3D printing manufacturing to their facility. (Photo: Tuskegee University) Ge Aviation to create hundreds of Auburn jobs when they bring 3D printing manufacturing to their facility. (Photo: Tuskegee University)
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A $50 million expansion project at GE Aviation in Auburn is expected to create 300 people over the coming months, the company announced Tuesday. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Callaway Gardens train returns

All aboard! After a four year absence, the Callaway Gardens train has returned. All aboard! After a four year absence, the Callaway Gardens train has returned.
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It's a sound that's been missing at Callaway Gardens' Robin Lake Beach for four years. The train is back! Only this one is trackless and runs on electricity. It's the brainchild of a pair of Pine Mountain residents, City Councilor Warren Aldrich and retired railroad man Curtis Bray. Aldrich says he got the idea watching TV one night. "I was very impressed with the train as it was shown on TV, went to bed that night and before I went to sleep, I got to thinking...train, Callaway, and so forth.... More>>

Burger King Stadium coming to Ragsdale Field at Columbus State

Local Burger King franchise owner making significant donation to stadium renovations. Local Burger King franchise owner making significant donation to stadium renovations.
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Columbus State renaming its baseball field "Burger King Stadium at Ragsdale Field" as part of new renovation. More>>

Lumpkin councilwoman absent as NAACP addresses her alleged racist remarks Video included

Lumpkin mayor and council members give standing ovation after NAACP speech Lumpkin mayor and council members give standing ovation after NAACP speech
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The Stewart CountyNAACP president addressed the Lumpkin city council Monday night, in hopes of coming face-to-face with the woman who is accused of using racial slursin referenceto the mayor.Councilwoman Deborah Stone never showed up at the meeting, however, and has refused to respond to allegations that she referred to Mayor Charles Gibson as the "n-word" last month in a conversation with Lumpkin's new fire chief. TheNAACP drafted a letter to Stone calling for her resignation. The day after ... More>>

Columbus police investigating multiple business break-ins Video included

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Columbus police are investigating at least 7 break-ins at Columbus businesses early Sunday morning. Various businesses were hit in an hour and a half's time frame across the northern Columbus area, police reports show. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: 'Dead' girl wakes up at own funeral Video included

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A 3-year-old Philippines girl who was pronounced clinically dead, awakened during her funeral service on Sunday. Video of the girl's parents removing her from the coffin and the mourners' surprise reaction was posted to YouTube. More>>

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