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A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
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A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
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At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
More than one million
voters turned out for early voting across the state of Georgia before the
general election tomorrow.
Here in Columbus, they are
prepping for thousands to cast their vote on Tuesday.
News Leader 9's Mackenzie
Zaragoza explains what you need to know before you vote and breaks down how the
candidates are doing.
"I thought I was
going to avoid the crowds, but I didn't," said voter Margerie Prast.
Prast joined the more than
37,000 people in Columbus who turned out for early voting over the last three
"If you think you've
got a chance to decide the future then you should do it," Prast said.
The race to the White
House between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney has been
tight. The latest CNN Poll shows the President just ahead with 49 percent and
Romney with 48 percent, and the razor-thin difference has some voters sitting
on the edge of their seats.
"I don't think it
could be more exciting," said voter Steve Frantum. "This is a really big
election, and I can't wait until tomorrow."
Political expert David
Lanoue with Columbus State University said people also need to pay attention to
"It's really the
state polls that matter because you don't win by winning the national popular
vote," Lanoue said. "You win by winning electoral votes in the state."
He said the polls show
President Obama with a slight edge in some key states.
Iowa, Nevada, and if he wins all of those states and maybe Florida too then he
will be re-elected," Lanoue said.
But, he said because it is
such a tight race, the candidates are pushing for voter support.
"It's all about
getting your people excited and energized and ready to go to the polls
tomorrow," said Lanoue.
Early voter Denise Frantum
also encourages others to get out and vote tomorrow.
"It's how you feel
and what you believe in. So, you should get out and vote and make that
Both candidates have been making
last-minute campaign stops just hours before people head to the polls.
President Obama is
rallying with voters in Midwestern states while former Governor Romney is
making stops in four swing states including Ohio and Florida.