Columbus police said a man fleeing from authorities in Alabama Tuesday afternoon drove into Columbus and was involved in a multi vehicle crash at Veterans Parkway and Whitesville Road. Police said he was taken to the Muscogee County Jail and faces numerous charges yet to be determined. This is a breaking story and we will update this story with additional details as they become available.
A police car was set on fire at the Georgia Institute of Technology on the night of Monday, September 18, during protests against the fatal police shooting of a student. Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz was fatally shot by campus police on the university’s Atlanta campus late Saturday, September 16, after refusing drop a knife. Protests erupted on the campus Monday night, coinciding with a vigil planned for that night. This video shows a campus police car on fire.
Equisha and Nathan Frazier spoke to the Muscogee County School Board during the Sept. 18, 2017, meeting and called for the termination of the Reese Road Leadership Academy teacher who admitted using the N-word while talking to their daughter.
Phi Beta Sigma fraternity members Alexander Williams, facing the camera, and his unidentified fellow member, entertain Muscogee County. School District eighth-graders during the Sept. 18, 2017, GEAR UP rally at Columbus State University to motivate students to do what it takes to attend college and earn a degree.
The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley is organizing "On the Table" event for Nov. 7. They hope to bring thousands together over a meal to discuss issues that will help move Columbus and the region forward. Hear from an organizer and two participants about what issues they hope to discuss with their neighbors.
Over the next three days, National Hurricane Center forecasters say Maria will likely intensify to a major Category 3 storm as it nears the Lesser Antilles and the Virgin Islands. It could weaken slightly, but then regain strength as it approaches Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.