NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. The Raiders likely will play two or three more years in the Bay Area before their $1.7 billion stadium near the Las Vegas Strip is ready. Las Vegas, long taboo to the NFL because of its legalized gambling, also is getting an NHL team this fall, the Golden Knights.
The last time Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was in Atlanta during the regular season, he was having chemotherapy. On Sunday he scored eight points by himself to help his team beat the Falcons 29-28.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton responded to criticism by a Tennessee mom who attended Sunday’s game against the Titans with her fourth-grade daughter. She asserted that his celebration dancing was not behavior of a role model, and Newton says we will have to wait until Sunday to see if he will continue to celebrate Carolina touchdowns.
Keith Jackson, cousin and godfather to Kelsey Marshall, cried and confirmed his faith in God as he talked about his 21-year old god-daughter. Marshall and Damian Antwonne Belle were found shot to death at the Efficiency Lodge in Columbus
For seventeen years, Wanda Amos has brought gifts and joy to children hospitalized at Columbus Regional's Midtown Medical Center during the holidays. In years past, her elves on these visits were coaches and players from the Columbus Cottonmouths, the hockey team she and husband Shelby Amos owned and operated. The Cottonmouths ceased operations earlier this year. Amos then reached out to Scott Ressmeyer and the Miracle Riders to join her for this year's Christmas visit to the hospital.
Two Springer favorites continue this year what has become a holiday tradition for residents of the Chattahoochee Valley.Actors and comedians Jim Pharr and Ben Redding star in the Springer's 2017 production of "A Tuna Christmas." Pharr and Redding play all 24 citizens of Tuna, Texas, a fictional Texas town that struggles each year with a disastrous production of “A Christmas Carol,” has yard displays vandalized by a mysterious Christmas Phantom, and has a Humane Society filled with iguanas, coyotes, sheep and myna birds. An estimated 60,000 patrons have seen "A Tuna Christmas" at the Springer through the years. This year's run kicks off December 14.
Three and four-year-old children from the St. Paul Preschool at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus, escorted by their parents and teachers, made the short walk from the church to Lakebottom Park Monday morning to tie scarves onto the railing of the bridge near the playground during their Second Annual "Hanging Out at the Bridge" event. Nearly 32 children in the classes have been collecting scarves since the fall leave at the bridge. A sign encourages anyone who needs one to simply take one. The school's motto is "If you think that our hands are full, you should see our hearts."
Sandra Williams, left, and her attorney Lloyd N. Bell of Atlanta, right, react after a jury awarded Williams and her late husband $26 million in a malpractice suit against St. Francis Hospital Monday afternoon. Williams had neck surgery at St. Francis in October 2012.
Job Spotlight focuses this week on Karen Wald, the Neonatal Outreach Education Coordinator with Columbus Regional Health and Midtown Medical Center. A nurse for 23 years, she travels to a network of hospitals to teach a baby resuscitation program class and offer support to the staff. Her bottom-line goal is to improve the outcomes of infants born prematurely and suffering from other medical problems. (Video by Tony Adams)