Brennan Reh, WTVM News Leader 9

Brennan Reh

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Past articles by Brennan:

Columbus woman dies after protecting her niece during shooting

A Columbus woman died at the hospital Wednesday morning after being shot at an event where she was volunteering at Carver Park this past weekend. The victim’s three-year-old niece was also among the three people shot at that event. → Read More

City Council approves nearly 40 crime prevention grants

Nearly 40 local non-profits and agencies are getting some help with funding through Crime Prevention Grants. Columbus City Council approved $750,000 worth of grants Tuesday night. → Read More

Phenix City Schools opening Monday with mask requirement

Superintendent Randy Wilkes says one of their top priorities is keeping students in school. → Read More

With $78M to spend, Columbus asks for public input on American Rescue Plan funding

The federal government has not given final guidance yet on how exactly these funds can be used. → Read More

Conversation about voting rights continues

Georgia’s new voting law has been a controversial topic for months now. → Read More

Daughter seeks public’s help in locating missing Columbus man

Police and the daughter of a missing Columbus man are asking for the community’s help to bring him home. Columbus Police say 51-year-old Forest Preston, known as Clay, has not been heard from in several months. → Read More

CCG to host hiring fair amid employment shortage

The Columbus Consolidated Government is facing an employment shortage, which is impacting some city services. They’re just one of many organizations across the globe struggling to fill positions as a result of the pandemic. → Read More

CPD confirms drowning at Lake Oliver Marina

Officials with the Columbus Police Department confirm a drowning at Lake Oliver Marina. No other details are available at this time. → Read More

Community continues to seek solutions for violence in Columbus

The Columbus community continues to look for solutions after a violent year so far. The most recent killing happened on Bismark Dr. overnight where authorities say 17-year-old Carson Skinner was shot and killed. → Read More

Columbus City Council discusses minimum fine for littering

The next time you leave trash where it’s not supposed to go in Columbus, it could cost you a pretty penny. Columbus City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance Tues. night that would add in a minimum littering penalty of $1,000. → Read More

The Chattahoochee valley prepares for summer

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - This is the first full week kids in Muscogee County are out of school for the summer. Many others are wrapping up their final days of classes this week. With loosened COVID restrictions, many families are planning to enjoy summer activities over the next few months they might not have been able to do last year. “It’s not really summer yet, but it feels like summer. It’s in… → Read More

MCSD officials provide mask update

The Muscogee County School Board met for the last time Mon. night before students are out for the summer. The superintendent provided updates on masks and learning plans moving forward related to the pandemic. → Read More

Walt Disney World to end temperature checks for staff, guests

The on-site temperature screenings for cast members will end on May 8 and on May 16 for guests. → Read More

GRAPHIC: Surfer’s foot ‘shredded’ by shark bite at Fla. beach

Based on the wound, doctors estimate the shark was about 4 feet, probably a bull shark. → Read More

UPDATE: Victim ID’d in fatal shooting on Gentian Blvd. in Columbus

According to the Columbus Police Department, a death investigation is underway on Gentian Blvd. CPD says investigators are on scene working to gather information. → Read More

Democrats speak out about Georgia voting bill and economic impact

Local community members are speaking out against Georgia’s voting bill, SB202, and its impact on businesses. a bill they’re calling an anti-voting bill. → Read More

Four people injured in overnight shooting at outdoor party in Phenix City

Phenix City police are investigating an overnight shooting that left four people injured. → Read More

Four people injured in overnight shooting at outdoor party in Phenix City

Phenix City police are investigating an overnight shooting that left four people injured. → Read More

Health experts across the country warn against skipping second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Health experts across the country are encouraging Americans not to skip their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Churches in the Chattahoochee Valley prepare for Easter Sunday amid pandemic

Some churches in the Chattahoochee Valley are taking reservations while others are planning outdoor services. → Read More