Trump’s payment explanations shift as legal exposure grows

Though Cohen broke down during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet, his Twitter feed still while he ignored shouted questions about his former attorney at a White House event. But Trump has been far from silent during the monthslong Cohen saga.

  Community gathers for vigil in honor of Columbus man killed on MLK Jr. Blvd.

Academy Sports + Outdoors partners with Columbus Police Dept. for bike giveaway

Columbus Tech hosting Preview Day for future students, Virginia College transfers

Columbus police searching for missing, runaway 15-year-old

New gas station set to open at Columbus Park Crossing

Murder trial underway for Columbus teen charged in Wickham Drive deadly shooting

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  Early College Academy in Columbus gets new adult literacy classroom

New restaurant coming to Main Street Village in Columbus

GUEST SEGMENT: Columbus organizations bring awareness to heat and energy assistance in GA

Home surveillance cameras helping Columbus police solve more cases

Suspect wanted for multiple armed robberies in GA and AL, LaGrange police say

CPD investigating home invasion, assault, armed robbery on Victory Dr.

19-year-old dies from injuries sustained in vehicle accident on Lee Road 270 in Beulah

Case Hoiness died Wednesday at 4:03 a.m. in Piedmont Columbus Regional’s intensive care unit.

Scammer reportedly trying to sell vehicles over the internet in LaGrange

LaGrange police are warning the community of a scammer who is reportedly trying to sell vehicles over the internet via a business that closed more than a year ago.

  Phenix City police arrest two of three people wanted for armed robbery on 16th Place

Two of three people believed to be involved in an armed robbery on 16th Place in Phenix City have been taken into custody.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in January

The four movies in the Indiana Jones series will arrive to Netflix on Jan. 1. Also coming is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on Jan. 9, a prequel featuring a young Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

  Phenix City police investigating armed robbery, says clerk also involved

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims

LaGrange officers teach policing classes in Republic of Georgia

Murder trial for teen accused of killing Columbus man on Wickham Dr. starting

Toddler shot baby in face while couple showered, police said

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Woman found dead on FL interstate; family alleges date left her for dead

Authorities said the woman's body had been struck by several cars while lying in the roadway. It is unknown how she died.

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They're vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling

CSU announces dates for fall commencement ceremonies

720 graduates will be honored and recognized.

Organization hosts annual toy giveaway at Piedmont Columbus Regional

Wanda Amos and the Miracle Riders visited multiple rooms and gave away toys.

House of Heroes completes 1,000th home repair

The organization completed its 1000th home repair along with volunteers from Synovus.

  Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson hits gavel for the last time in council chambers

After eight years at the helm, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson conducted her final meeting in the Columbus Council Chambers Tuesday morning.

Minnie’s Uptown restaurant in Columbus to have product sold at wholesale grocer

Minnie’s Uptown Restaurant has partnered with Phenix Food locker in Phenix City to sell its macaroni and cheese.

Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall

Trump conferred Tuesday at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ahead of a Dec. 21 deadline to shut down a range of government agencies.

5 suspects wanted in deadly shooting on MLK Blvd. in Columbus

Five suspects are wanted in a deadly shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Columbus.

New Hampton Inn coming to Uptown Columbus

A new Hampton Inn will fill the location of the old Raymond Rowe Furniture building.

Ace Hardware in Columbus presents $1K donation to Children’s Miracle Network

The owners of the store presented a check for $1,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Culver’s, ALDI add to growing development in Phenix City, officials say

An ALDI supermarket and Culver’s eatery are two of the latest names set to make a new home in Phenix City, says city council.

Area colleges offering assistance to Virginia College students in Columbus

Tuesday morning, Miller Motte Technical College, Andrews College in Cuthbert, Georgia, and Columbus Technical College were on-site at the local campus.

CPD arrests man on multiple counts of child pornography, exploitation

Columbus police have arrested a man and charged him with multiple counts of child pornography and exploitation.

U-Haul unveils plans for storage facility in old Kmart building on Airport Thruway in Columbus

The vacated Kmart building on Airport Thruway in Columbus is finding new life as a U-Haul self-storage facility.

GUEST SEGMENT: Piedmont doctor points out differences between flu and cold

If you’re suffering from a runny nose, sore throat and cough, how can you tell if you have the flu or just a common cold?

Trial for first of four suspects involved in April murder postponed

The murder trial for the shooting death of a Columbus rapper has been postponed.

Deadline for ACA healthcare enrollment is Friday

The Affordable Care Act enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. People who need coverage should go to healthcare.gov to examine their healthcare options.

Columbus police searching for burglary suspect seen on surveillance camera

The Columbus Police Department is looking for a suspect believed to have taken part in burglary activity.

Jimmy Dean sausage links recalled, ‘pieces of metal’ contamination

The company reportedly received five consumer complaints.

‘White people are the best’: Columbia student’s racist tirade captured on video

In a racially charged rant, the Columbia sophomore harasses and shouts white supremacist ideologies at a group of primarily minority students.

Nearly 750 Harris Co. residents without power

Nearly 750 residents of Harris County are currently without power.

Police shoot, wound woman accused of stabbing wife to death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says authorities have shot and wounded a woman accused of fatally stabbing her wife

Search intensifies for woman who disappeared in Colorado on Thanksgiving

Kelsey Berreth made a trip to a Safeway grocery store near Woodland Park, CO, on Thanksgiving Day. She hasn’t been seen since a short time later.

Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

Meriwether County Schools delay opening due to possible inclement weather

Meriwether County Schools will have a delayed opening until 10 a.m. due to the possibility of black ice early in the morning.

AL Gov. Ivey Announces Inauguration theme

The theme for next months inaugural event will be “Keep Alabama Growing.”

Family of Lauren Burk hopeful death sentence will stay for convicted killer

Courtney Lockhart is asking courts to overturn his death penalty sentence 10 years after he abducted and killed 18-year-old Lauren Burk

CSU students representing university at Georgia Legislature

Two Columbus State University students are representing the school at the Georgia Legislature.

City of Columbus releases government holiday schedule

Expect schedule changes to local government, waste management, bus systems, and more.

Report: Alabama prison homicide rate highest in nation

Rise in prison homicides is raising concern

Phenix City PD looking for armed robbery suspect caught on camera

The man is wanted in connection with a robbery on Dec. 10th at the Chevron on Summerville Rd.

2 arrested on AL prison contraband charges

The incidents, which were unrelated, happened Sunday at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County.

Georgia Government will delay opening Tuesday due to weather

Gov. Deal has set the delay for one hour, meaning offices will open at 11:00 AM instead of the usual 10:00 AM

Trump’s troubled White House in search of new chief of staff

Trump's top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, is out of the running and Trump is now soliciting input on at least four individuals, including Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

Columbus teens arrested, charged with trafficking meth

A pair of Columbus teenagers have been arrested and charged with trafficking meth among other drug charges.

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas while awaiting extradition to Kansas.

  3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida; and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, of Aransas Pass, Texas, are jailed on $1 million bond in Arkansas while awaiting extradition to Kansas.

Supreme Court of Georgia upholds conviction in 2012 Columbus barbershop murder

A man convicted in the murder of a Columbus barbershop owner has had his conviction reaffirmed by the Supreme Court of Georgia.

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother in OH

Youngstown Fire Capt. Kurt Wright says the first floor of the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Wright says three children were ages 9, 3 and 2 and the other two were 1-year-old twins.

Former Miss Kentucky allegedly sent topless photos to 15-year-old student

The boy’s parents found the photo of the teacher on his phone and reported it to authorities, police said. She had been his teacher when he was in middle school.

5 Georgia officers could face trial next year in shootings

As many as five white police officers in Georgia could face trial next year for shooting unarmed black men

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — including a nationwide transition to 100 percent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years — that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal

Hearing set for man seeking appeal in Auburn student slaying

A hearing has been set for an Alabama man seeking a new trial over his death sentence for kidnapping and killing an Auburn University student

One dead following overnight shooting on MLK Blvd. in Columbus; police investigate

Columbus police are investigating a shooting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. that left one man dead.

CPD arrests two on multiple felonies each: child pornography and enticement

39-year-old Melvin Eugene Balkcom Jr. and 32-year-old Gracie Elizabeth Johnson were both arrested on charges of child pornography and enticement although it is not yet clear if the arrests are related

House fire breaks out in Salem, AL

So far, there are no details on how the fire broke out and no injuries have been reported.

Muscogee County students host 1st community Chinese cultural performance

This is the first bilingual program in Columbus Community to represent Chinese language and culture

Columbus skaters take the ice for their annual Christmas show

The skaters performed their talented tricks and routines to Christmas music. Some skaters were also decked out in holiday costumes.

Columbus Police crack down on the sale of alcohol to minors, 10 arrested

On Saturday, they visited 28 local businesses where 10 different employees were arrested and charged with illegal Sale of Alcohol to a Minor

Happy National Pastry Day!

Here's some things you might not know about the sweet treats

1 year after a double homicide at the Efficiency Lodge Hotel, family of victim is still hoping a suspect will come forward

On Saturday, friends and family held a celebration of her life where they could reflect on all the good times they had shared with Kelsey

Auburn considering board changes

The city of Auburn may soon have a new way to appoint citizens to boards and commissions thanks to the boards and commissions task force.

‘They were like brothers’: Boy, 12, raises money for best friend’s headstone

The 12-year-old raised money through donations and odd jobs until he had enough to pay for his friend’s headstone.

Inmate attorneys say AL prisons are in contempt of court after under-staffing mental health

Last year a court ordered the Alabama prison system to hire more mental health staffing but they have yet to comply and remain understaffed

Local business aims to acquire vacant MasterBrand facility

Mint Julep Boutique is looking to take over the old MasterBrand facility as its own distribution warehouse.

AL Gov. Ivey Awards $6.3 Million to Help Crime Victims

The grant will be used to set up crime victim officers across the state to help victims navigate the criminal justice