Police issue warning that DUI crackdown starts Tuesday

Be forewarned. If you drink and drive over the holidays, the Columbus Police Department plans to get you off the streets, Maj. J.D. Hawk said Monday. Starting today, CPD is increasing the number of officers on patrol at night, specifically with an eye toward catching drunk drivers and getting them off the street before they …Read More

Grand jury clears officer in 2011 fatal police shooting of Tony Carr and suspected bank robber

A Muscogee County grand jury conducting a “civil investigation” has cleared of any criminal wrongdoing the officer involved in the fatal 2011 shooting of a Fort Benning fire inspector and a suspected bank robber. District Attorney Julia Slater announced the decision after about 20 grand jurors spent six hours reviewing evidence and hearing testimony regarding …Read More

Seale man facing murder charge pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in death of man he struck in Waffle House parking lot

Dustin Ray Horton pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter Dustin Ray Horton, of Seale, Ala., pleaded guilty Monday morning to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2009 death of Scott Jeremy Drago outside a Columbus Waffle House. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. On June 28, 2009, Horton, 22, punched Drago, 36, around 3 …Read More