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

Grand jury dismisses murder charges against 3 Columbus men

Three men facing a murder charge in a July 2009 shooting either had the charge dropped or dismissed in a Muscogee County grand jury hearing on Tuesday. Carlos Brown, 25, Kubiat Ekperikpe, 34, and Clarence Demarcus Mahone, 24, faced charges in the July 19 shooting death of Maurice Hollis, 24. “They were all charged with …Read More