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11 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Russell County teenager accused of making bombs, planning attack at school sentenced

A Russell County teenager who pleaded guilty to planning an attack at his high school with homemade explosives was sentenced this week to two years' supervised probation followed by three years in prison, the Associated Press reported.

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Related Topix: Fort Mitchell, AL

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Fort Mitchell babysitter pleads guilty to shaking 10-week-old baby

A Fort Mitchell, Ala. babysitter was sentenced to four years in prison Friday after she pleaded guilty to shaking a 10-month-old infant, a Russell County District Attorney official said.

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Related Topix: Fort Mitchell, AL, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

DA evaluating murder case against felon connected to five homicides

The 2011 murder charge against convicted felon Antonio Darcet King is being evaluated, Russell County District Attorney Kenneth Davis said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Cottonton, AL, Drugs

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Fifty Years Ago Today, July 9, 1964

A new containerboard mill employing about 400 persons with an annual payroll of some $3.5 million will be constructed about 34 miles south of Columbus in Russell County, Ala., beginning in early 1965.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Authorities believe Phenix City woman drowned

Russell County coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. tells the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that 55-year-old Lisa Hall was pronounced dead at 9:03 p.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City man accused of firing shots at vehicle

A Phenix City man accused of firing multiple shots into a vehicle with his girlfriend and 12-month-old child Thursday faces two counts of attempted murder in connection with the incident, police said.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Autopsy results still pending in Phenix City motorcycle crash

The Russell County Coroner’s Office is still waiting for autopsy results in the death of 12-year-old Christopher Allen Haywood, a Phenix City boy who died after a three-wheel motorcycle crashed June 27 on Bayview Drive.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City Council to consider 5 percent water and sewage rate increase

Those who use and access Phenix City water and sewage services are facing an across-the-board rate increase beginning Aug. 1 if council adopts a rate-hike proposal from the Utilities Department.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Smiths Station, AL, Opelika, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

12-year-old Phenix City boy dies in a motorcycle accident

The family of a 12-year-old boy is now mourning his death. Christopher Haywood passed away Friday, June 27 at around 1:15 p.m. following a motorcycle accident.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City boy, 12, dies in motorcycle accident

A motorcycle with a stuck throttle has left a Phenix City boy dead on Bayview Drive and the driver in the hospital, authorities said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Alabama Live

Is Alabama such a hard place to live? What I don't like about the New York Times' latest map

It's a compelling question, one that's sure to attract a lot of attention to the New York Times' Upshot data blog over the next few days.

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Related Topix: Jefferson County, AL, Opinion

Mon Jun 16, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Phenix City pedestrian dies after hit-and-run accident

A 25-year-old Phenix City man died Sunday morning after he was hit by a car on Highway 165 near the Fort Mitchell Fire Department, according to the Russell County Coroner's Office.

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Related Topix: Phenix City, AL

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