Ibraheem Yazeed denied bond, must submit DNA sample

Ibraheem Yazeed, the suspect in the kidnapping of Aniah Blanchard, will have to submit a DNA sample to prosecutors.

Muscogee Co. school bus experiences mechanical fire near 13th Ave., 13th St. intersection

Skeletal remains of an adult found in Eufaula

Suspect wanted in Columbus for stealing car from apartment complex on Veterans Pkwy.

Columbus fire crews put out kitchen fire on 20th Ave.

  Two arrested in connection to Columbus murder on Amber Dr.

Nearly $19M in grants will help improve dozens of Ala. communities

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Phenix City man sentenced to jail after getting in woman’s car and telling her to drive

Police: Victim shot several times walks into Opelika hospital

CSU hosts 5th annual Winterfest event

Unveiling ceremony held for AC Hotel by Marriott in Downtown Columbus

Social Security Administration announces new online reporting form for scam calls

‘Find Aniah’ bracelets available in Auburn Nov. 20

  Elaine Gillespie enters race for Columbus City Council District 4 seat

Elaine Gillespie is the former field representative for Sanford Bishop, U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 2nd congressional district.

  Council members vote to expand landfill in Phenix City

The current landfill is located off Highway 431 but has been closed since November 2018 because it reached its capacity.

  City council approves to build new fire training center in Phenix City

The city council approved the resolution Tuesday morning to move forward with the plan for the training center to be built adjacent to an existing fire station in the city.

  Judge rules in favor of Phenix City.; allows annexations of Russell Co.

This battle was over more than 50 pieces of property near the Walmart on Highway 80.

Family reunification program begins in Troup Co. for children in DFACS custody, incarcerated parents

  TSYS raises over $1M for United Way campaign

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

Gov. Ivey awards $95K grant to provide shelter for pets belonging to victims of domestic violence

Suspect wanted for aggravated assault in LaGrange

Davis Broadcasting Inc. hosting 33rd annual 24-hour Radiothon in Columbus

State seeks DNA sample from Blanchard kidnapping suspect

Should a judge grant the motion, the State will immediately be allowed to take a sample of Ibrahmeem Yazeed’s DNA for testing.

  Columbus police release surveillance video of suspected Yvonne Ct. burglar

Columbus police are currently investigating a house burglary on Yvonne Ct.

  5th St. South closing for construction in Phenix City

Any questions can be asked by contacting the Phenix City Engineering Department at (334) 448-2760.

Wetumpka police investigator arrested, terminated

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation arrested Wetumpka Police Department Cpl. Sean Blackburn Tuesday.

  Student charged with battery appears in court after striking MCSD teacher

The 18-year-old student who was arrested for striking a teacher in the Muscogee County School District has now been charged for multiple cases.

  LaGrange police still searching for two suspects wanted for aggravated assault

LPD is still searching for the whereabouts of Zari Sarobi Askew. The suspect has active warrants for Aggravated Assault in connection to a shooting that occurred several weeks ago on Leeman Street.

Georgia school: 4 teens board school bus, attack kids inside

Officials for an Atlanta-area public school say a group of older students boarded a bus and attacked elementary school students inside, sending one to the hospital

  Muscogee County School Board votes in favor of 1 percent ESPLOST

If voters say yes, the special one percent tax will provide the school district with funding needed for renovations and modifications to existing facilities and construction of new schools.

  UPDATE: Pedestrian ID’d killed in accident on Manchester Expy. in Columbus

The accident happened on Manchester Expressway at Beaver Run Road. Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley confirmed the victim was male.

  GUEST SEGMENT: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosting annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk in Columbus

The annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk takes place Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Columbus State University.

  Columbus police searching for 2 runaway teens

17-year-old Jasmin Bahema and 15-year-old Breanna Dowding were last seen Saturday, Nov. 16 near 6th Avenue and 20th Street at around 7 p.m.

2 people claim to be the chair of AL Democratic Party

There has been a long-standing struggle between the two groups for months after the DNC called for new bylaws and party elections.

  ‘Change for Trays’ helping feed students without lunch money in Smith Station

A mother created Change for Trays after her son was denied lunch at Smiths Station High School for being $0.65 cents short.

  ‘It’s gut-wrenching’ Loved ones plead for answers in Chattahoochee Valley missing persons cases

Some families throughout the Chattahoochee Valley have loved ones who have been missing for years.

  GUEST SEGMENT: BBB gives tips to prepare for holiday shopping

As several people will be hitting the crowds or surfing the web, the Better Business Bureau wants to help shoppers get the most value for their money.

  Auburn University Regional Airport sees millions worth of improvements

According to the airport and aviation center director, the airport has seen $45 million worth of improvements in the last 14 years.

Chelsea boy fights for life after golf cart accident, family asks for prayers

A young Chelsea boy is fighting for his life right now after being in a golf cart accident on Saturday.

  Student arrested in Columbus after allegedly striking a teacher

According to the Muscogee County School District, the incident happened at the ChanceLight Therapeutic Day School site that’s located within the Marshall Student Success Center.

  Columbus 2025 Initiative launches online dashboard to track happenings in the city

The dashboard is broken down into four different categories: neighborhood amenities, activities and events, mobility and transportation, and safety and health.

News organizations file motion to lift gag order in Ibraheem Yazeed case

News organizations across Alabama have filed a motion seeking to lift the gag order in the kidnapping case against Ibraheem Yazeed.

Trial date set for suspect in Kamille McKinney’s murder, also charged in a different kidnapping case

.Judge Clyde Jones set a trial date for September 8, 2020, for Derick Brown in kidnapping charges from last July.

  Columbus teenager reported missing, last seen Nov. 14

The Columbus Police Department is currently searching for a 16-year-old who has been reported missing.

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

Sham veterans and first-responder charities have been put out of business for misusing donations but their third-party, for-profit fundraisers remain in business.

Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.

  Columbus police searching for missing 43-year-old woman

Police in Columbus are searching for a 43-year-old woman who has been reported missing.

  It has been two years since two bodies were found in Macon County

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the two bodies found in a wooded area near County Road 13 were two missing men from Atlanta in 2017.

  Auburn University assistant coach is recovering after car crash

This morning, an Auburn University assistant basketball coach is recovering in the hospital after a car accident that happened over the weekend in Auburn.

Ford rolls out Mustang SUV

The Mach-E can go from zero to 60 miles an hour in about 3.5 seconds, about the same as a Porsche 911 GTS.

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

The unlikely trio walked into the neighborhood east of Goddard, Kan., Sunday afternoon and immediately attracted a crowd.

Opelika police investigating armed robbery on Fox Run Pkwy.

Anyone with any information on this incident is urged to contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665.

Miss Georgia 2019 heads to compete for Miss America

Miss Georgia 2019 Victoria Hill is well on her way to compete for Miss America in December hoping to bring the crown back home and continue her education and platform.

  Forrest Road Elementary held their inaugural community closet event

Forrest Road Elementary’s community closet event shelved items such as gently used clothing of all sizes for men, women, and children in the boxes.

Experts explain why people don’t report crimes they see

Several cases have been recently reported, where a witness saw something wrong but did not report it to police immediately or at all. Experts explain why this continues to happen and how you can help stop it.

  Phenix City pedestrian killed after overnight crash

An overnight crash in Phenix City has left one man dead.

  Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

Cellphone video captured a fight Friday morning between a teacher and student at a Maryland high school.

  First African American Montgomery Mayor speaks at Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Achievement week gala

The Lambda Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is recognizing their week of achievement. They hosted a gala inviting city leaders and the community to celebrate on Saturday.

  The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Labor have announced low unemployment rates

The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Labor have announced historically low unemployment rates for the states.

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Hong Kong police have stormed into a university campus held by protesters after an all-night standoff.

  Funeral service was held for murdered Clark-Atlanta student, Alexis Crawford, on November 16th

Clark-Atlanta student, Alexis Crawford, was laid to rest this weekend. The funeral service was held yesterday, Saturday, November 17th in Crawford’s hometown of Athens, Georgia.

Man stabs wife before setting house on fire, police say

New York police say a man stabbed his wife and then set their house on fire.

Texas Equusearch returning to Alabama to search for Aniah Blanchard

Texas Equusearch is heading back to Alabama to rejoin the search for Aniah Blanchard.

University of Georgia athletics intern injured in Auburn vs. Georgia game

Late in the second quarter of Saturday’s game, a University of Georgia player collided with a photographer collided on the sideline at the end of a play.

  Nonprofit hosts fundraising event to help children in foster care system in Chattahoochee Valley

Project Greene Light provides a place for foster families to come together. Hundreds of people gathered at St. Luke Ministry Center Friday night to raise money for the program and with a special guest.

  YMCA Metropolitan of Columbus to build new branch in Midtown

The YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus plans to build a new branch in Midtown and expand its D.A. Turner location in North Columbus.

Ivey says she would ‘consider’ talking with Poarch Creeks about proposed gaming plan

The tribe said its proposed plan would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

  All-boys private school in Midland hopes to eliminate stereotypes for minorities

Students in the second grade are studying algorithms and reading on a fifth and sixth-grade level. It’s a way the school says will help to develop young minorities to better impact their communities.

  One year anniversary of death of Columbus native Kim Porter

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Columbus native, actress, and model, Kim Porter.

  Two vehicle accident on Hwy. 169 in Lee Co. claims life of Opelika woman

At least one person is injured following a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 169 in Lee County.

Traffic delayed on I-185 south following multiple accidents

Multiple accidents happened between exit 6 (Macon Road) and exit 7 (Manchester Expressway) in the southbound lane.

  Former WTVM General Manager passes away a day shy of his 94th birthday

A WTVM alum and former General Manager has passed away at the age of 93.

  Suspect wanted in connection with shooting on Leeman St. in LaGrange

Zari Sarobi Askew is wanted for aggravated assault after a shooting on Leeman Street several weeks ago.

  Special Report: Cashing in on Charity

Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

  LaGrange police investigating overnight armed robbery on West Point Rd.

Police in LaGrange are searching for three people after an overnight armed robbery.

New veterans home aims to lower homeless veteran population in Chattahoochee Valley

The Branches VA Homes for Veterans held their grand opening Thursday morning. They will house up to 10 homeless veterans at once who have little to no family support.

  Several hundreds competing in Fort Benning’s Multi-Gun Challenge this weekend

The rigorous Multi-Gun Challenge is underway at Fort Benning this weekend. There are about 250 competitors from across the nation trying to get through the 12 courses of fire the fastest while having the best shot.

Lee Co. DA takes aim at Montgomery Co. over Yazeed’s bond

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes took aim at Montgomery County in a response to Ibraheem Yazeed’s request to have his bond reconsidered.

  Body found on Southview Dr. in Auburn identified as missing Taiwanese Auburn student

A body found on Southview Dr. in Auburn has been identified as missing Taiwanese Auburn student Chih-Kai Lai.

  Phenix City capital murder suspect arrested in Ohio

A man suspected of a Phenix City capital murder taking place in early October has been taken into custody in Ohio.