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EXCLUSIVE: Witness recounts lightning strike that killed East Alabama man

A story you saw first on News Leader 9 - The Lee County Coroner's office confirming a man was killed after he was struck by lightning ...

Victim's loved one hosts rally to honor lives lost to violence

In light of the recent gun violence and deaths across Columbus and Phenix City, one woman is hoping to cut back on the violence with a ...  Visit website

Columbus police arrest Reid Holcomb on child molestation charges

COLUMBUS, GA  - Reid Holcomb was in Recorder's Court Saturday morning for felony child molestation. Holcomb was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant. The 30-year-old's court appearance will ... Full story

4th Avenue Domestic Altercation Leaves Sherrod Ramsey Dead

Columbus police are also investigating a deadly incident at 4th Avenue.  At approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday the 911 Center received a call to 3308 4th Avenue in reference to ... Full story

River Road and Veteran's Parkway Shooting Leaves Donald Matthews Dead

Columbus police are also investigating deadly shooting at the intersection of River Road and Veteran's Parkway early Saturday morning. At approximately 1:51 a.m. the 911 Center received a report ... Full story

Grant Road Shooting Leaves Robert Lockhart Dead

According to police, the 911 Center received notification of shots fired in the Grant Road area at 12:40 a.m. Saturday. A short time later the 911 Center ... Full story

Local organization hosts community day to support those with disabilities

Non-profit organization Access 2 Independence held a community day to help other people with disabilities come together and learn from each other.  ...  Visit website

Columbus police arrest man on child molestation charges

Reid Holcomb was in Recorder's Court Saturday morning for felony child molestation charges. Holcomb was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant.  ...  Visit website

'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's ...  Visit website

Shooting Investigation on 3400 Block of 4th Ave

COLUMBUS, GA  - The Columbus Police Department is investigating 3 overnight deaths. Grant Road Shooting According to police, the 911 Center received notification of shots fired in the Grant ...  Visit website

Man dies from possible lightening strike to the head in Lee Co.

Coroner Bill Harris confirms to News Leader 9 that a 34-year-old man has died from an apparent lightning strike to the head on Lake Harding.  ...  Visit website

EXCLUSIVE: East Alabama cemetery conditions continue to spiral out of control

Family members are speaking out on what they say are vile conditions at an East Alabama cemetery. News Leader 9 spoke exclusively with dozens of valley residents ...  Visit website

Residents of Cusseta Rd. area gather for a call to action against violence

Residents gathered on the corner of Brown Avenue and Cusseta Road with signs spreading messages such as stop the violence and spread the love.  ...  Visit website

GA First Lady visits Columbus for statewide literacy commission hearing

First Lady Sandra Deal was in Columbus today for a statewide literacy commission public hearing at Columbus State.   ...  Visit website

Columbus Coldwell Banker owner steps down, new operations director announced

Caldwell Banker, the largest real estate company in the State of Georgia outside the Atlanta area, announced  Friday that after 52 years in brokerage ownership, ...  Visit website

Fish mauls girl's leg in Minnesota lake

A girl, 10, was being pulled on a paddle board behind a boat driven by her father when she decided to take a dip. That's ...  Visit website

2 arrested on drug trafficking, child endangerment charges following Tallapoosa Co. drug bust

On July 20, 2017, the Tallapoosa County Narcotics Task Force and the Alexander City Housing Authority investigated a complaint at an apartment complex in Alexander ...  Visit website

Firefighters from four counties battle huge fire in Granite Falls

The fire broke out at the Old Shuford Mill on Falls Avenue in Granite Falls, right across the street from the Granite Falls Police Department. ...  Visit website

Family Dependency Treatment Court program to reunite families separated by drug addiction

Troup County parents who have lost custody of their children due to drug addiction now have a new option to receive treatment and reunite with ...  Visit website