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 2018-06-20 00:28 

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Man accused in teenage sister's murder appears in court...

DUNWOODY, Ga. - A 27-year-old Dunwoody man facing several charges after police said he murdered his teen sister Monday afternoon made his first appearance before a judge, FOX 5 Atlanta has learned.Gavin Henderson is accused of murdering his 15-year-old si...

 2018-06-20 00:11 

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Macon sees hottest temperature of the year; hotter weather still to come...

MACON, Ga. - Tuesday's temperatures in Middle Georgia were the hottest of the year, and there's even hotter weather still to come.Macon's high of 96 degrees Tuesday made it the hottest temperature of 2018 so far, but with even hotter weather e...

 2018-06-19 23:46 

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Former Macon school teachers file complaint for alleged racial harassment, discrimination...

MACON, Ga. -- Two former Cirrus Charter Academy employees have filed a complaint against the Macon school alleging that other employees racially discriminated against them, retaliated after they complained to administration and the school board and caused...

 2018-06-19 22:01 

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Mayor Reichert: Special meeting to pass budget to avoid shutdown...

MACON, Ga. -- Macon-Bibb County commission voted to table the budget vote at Tuesday's pre-commission meeting and send it back to the full commission for more discussion. Commission reviewed four budget options in its pre-commission meeting Tuesday af...

 2018-06-19 21:33 

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Warner Robins police looking for aggravated assault suspect...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins police are looking for a suspect connected to an aggravated assault that happened in the 1100 block of Green St. Tuesday. After getting to the scene, officers found a man with lacerations caused from a knife to his ches...

 2018-06-19 21:23 

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Georgia law enforcement to look out for impaired drivers during summer travel season...

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Milledgeville police will be launching Operation Zero Tolerance starting this Friday for the upcoming holiday travel period. A release from the Milledgeville Police Department says Operation Zero Tolerance is a nationwide law enforce...

 2018-06-19 21:06 

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Macon-Bibb officials advise caution in the extreme heat...

MACON, Ga. -- The heat is starting to rise -- hitting a 105 degree heat index Tuesday. For many, it's time to crank up that air conditioning. However, some people in Macon-Bibb County don't have that luxury.Nequana Stevens with the Macon-Bibb Econ...

 2018-06-19 20:57 

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GBI to use more accurate data reporting system...

DECATUR, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has learned that the agency meets the requirements for National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) certification.The FBI notified the GBI on June 11 that Georgia is now the 36th state that can...

 2018-06-19 19:58 

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Macon man indicted for elder exploitation, card fraud incidents...

MACON, Ga. -- A midstate man has been indicted on three counts, including exploitation and intimidation of a disabled elder. According to the indictment, Devan Glen Cormican unlawfully took a person's credit card in October 2016 and used it to withdra...

 2018-06-19 19:47 

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Macon man indicted on 3 counts in connection to child molestation...

MACON, Ga. -- A Macon man has been indicted on three counts in connection to child molestation incidents that happened in April. Andres Marcos has been indicted for incest, child molestation and aggravated child molestation. According to the indictment, t...

 2018-06-19 19:41 

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Midstate woman indicted on 2 counts after giving Central State Prison inmate wire cutters...

MACON, Ga. -- A Middle Georgia woman has been indicted on two counts in connection to her alleged involvement in giving a Georgia inmate contraband. Court documents say Chandra Salom Brown is indicted on one count of furnishing prohibited items to inmates...

 2018-06-19 18:35 

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Georgia College reopens Flannery O'Connor's historic Milledgeville home...

MILLEGEDVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia College has reopened Andalusia, the historic home of author and Georgia College alumna Flannery O'Connor. Tours of the home and grounds will start up again Tuesday, June 19.The Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation g...

 2018-06-19 17:12 

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Trial for accused murderer of Mercer basketball player begins...

MACON, Ga. -- The trial for accused Mercer basketball player murderer Damion Deray Henderson began Tuesday morning in Bibb County Court. Henderson is accused in the February 2016 murder of Jibri Bryan. Authorities say he shot and killed Bryan in the parki...

 2018-06-19 16:40 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Overturned vehicle on I-75 south in Macon...

MACON, Ga. -- An overturned vehicle on I-75 south in Macon Tuesday has slowed traffic significantly.It happened around noon just after the Eisenhower Parkway exit. At least two cars were involved.Traffic is slow and altered between the Mercer University D...

 2018-06-19 16:01 

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Bibb Sheriff's Office needs help finding missing man...

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating 40-year-old Nazarine Davis of Macon. Davis' mother Beverly Hart reported her son missing on June 11. She said she hasn't heard from Davis since May ...

 2018-06-19 15:25 

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Georgia police officer arrested, charged with assaulting woman...

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County Police officer has been arrested, according to the Cobb County Police department.Authorities tell FOX 5, Officer R.L. New has been charged with aggravated assault of a female.Detectives with the Crimes Against Persons unit...

 2018-06-19 14:46 

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Georgia police: Brother accused in sister's murder...

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Police are investigating after a Georgia teenager was found beaten to death.Officials told FOX 5 that they were called to a building on the 6600 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Dunwoody after a neighbor said they heard a domesti...

 2018-06-19 13:55 

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Voting underway for Macon-Bibb District 1 runoff election...

MACON, Ga. -- Voting for the Macon-Bibb District 1 special non-partisan runoff election began Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. It ends at 7 p.m.The race is between Lynn Wood and Valerie Wynn.There are the four voting locations:1. Mabel White Baptist Church2. For...

 2018-06-19 09:58 

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Last day to vote for the special nonpartisan election...

MACON, GA.-- The highly anticipated district one runoff election is underway today.Those who live in district one, will cast their vote and have their voice be heard on the Macon- Bibb Commission.This election will help almost 13,000 voters have a represe...

 2018-06-19 04:26 

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Deputies investigating robbery at Macon gift shop...

MACON,GA -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery at the Moon's Gift Shop located at 3992 Northside Dr. just before 11:30a.m Monday night.Reports say the robber came into the store demanding money, after getting an undisclose...

 2018-06-19 02:57 

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Georgia basketball referee pleads guilty to molesting teen boy...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) A NCAA women's basketball referee has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting a 14-year-old at a Georgia hotel.The Marietta Daily Journal reports 58-year-old Wesley Tyronne Dean pleaded guilty Friday to molesting the boy ...

 2018-06-19 01:32 

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Bibb County crews respond to south Macon structure fire...

MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County firefighters responded to a house fire on Buena Vista Ave. in south Macon Monday evening. There are three boarded up buildings at the address, but only one caught fire. It appears to be vacant. The fire looked to be contained by ...

 2018-06-19 00:44 

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Warner Robins city council, mayor debate budget, plan to pass in July...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- In another round of budget talks, Warner Robins city council and mayor Randy Toms discussed options on Monday and said an agreement will likely come sometime next week. The main issue that remains on the table include not increasing ...

 2018-06-19 00:43 

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How hospital trauma units respond to keep patients alive...

MACON, Ga. -- Emergency responders have to move quickly when helping a gunshot wound victim. A team of highly trained nurses and doctors await these patients at the doors of a hospital to continue the process of saving a life after emergency workers rush ...

 2018-06-18 23:54 

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College students are target for credit card offers...

MACON, Ga. -- According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, nearly 5.4 million credit cards were opened just in March, and college students are a primary target for these credit card offers.Once you go onto a college campus, you are bombarded wit...

 2018-06-18 23:05 

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Gwinnett Police: Robbers went on $76K crime spree...

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Detectives with the Gwinnett County Police Department are searching for three burglars who stole over $75,000 in cash and property from local businesses in a single night, FOX 5 Atlanta has learned.Officials say the three men went o...

 2018-06-18 21:27 

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Wellness Center sponsors fitness, health summer camp for kids...

MACON, Ga. -- The Wellness Center, Navicent Health is sponsoring a fitness and health summer day camp for kids from six to 11. At Camp Fun n' Fit, children can learn about healthy and active lifestyles through swimming, Zumba, yoga, sports and games, ...

 2018-06-18 20:37 

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Midstate manufacturing business, Georgia Tech create new tech for landscaping industry...

FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- The founder of a Fort Valley business and Georgia Tech's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) have created a new technology for landscaping companies. A release from Super Lawn Trucks (SLT) says founder and CEO Tony Bass wor...

 2018-06-18 20:31 

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Wood, Wynn ready for Macon-Bibb District 1 seat runoff election...

MACON, Ga. -- The special election runoff for the Macon-Bibb District 1 seat is set for Tuesday.Lynn Wood and Valerie Wynn are vying for the seat Gary Bechtel left in March.On election night on May 22, Wood earned 43 percent of the votes, while Wynn gaine...

 2018-06-18 20:27 

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Georgia brother, sister die in South Carolina wreck...

FAIR PLAY, S.C. (AP) A brother and sister from Georgia have been killed and two other family members were hurt in a wreck on Interstate 85 in South Carolina.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told news outlets that 20-year-old Nicholas Wolwark and 15-year...

 2018-06-18 19:52 

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Perry police looking for 2 in connection to shoplifting case...

PERRY, Ga. -- Perry police are looking for two people in connection to a shoplifting case that happened on Wednesday, May 16. Anyone recognizing the two pictured below is asked to call detective Matthew Cota at 478-338-0254 or at matthew.cota@perry-ga.gov...

 2018-06-18 19:29 

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Deputies investigating 2 similar Macon burglaries hours apart...

MACON, Ga. -- Deputies are investigating two Macon business burglaries that took place in the early morning hours of Friday. Both reports of the separate incidents say three unidentified males pried open doors and went though lottery machines, money and c...

 2018-06-18 18:02 

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Jury selection begins for man accused in Mercer basketball player murder...

MACON, Ga. -- Jury selection for one of the two men accused in the February 2016 murder of Mercer basketball player Jibri Bryan began Monday afternoon.Damion Deray Henderson, along with Jarvis Clinton Miller, is accused of shooting Bryan in the parking lo...

 2018-06-18 17:24 

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Downtown Macon hotel to re-open as Wyndham in 2019...

MACON, Ga. -- Wyndham Hotels says it will re-open the former Ramada hotel in downtown Macon -- closed since 2012 -- in early 2019.The hotel -- built in 1969 -- is on First Street. It's top floor currently shows a Wyndham banner....

 2018-06-18 16:45 

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Mayor Reichert to propose 2 budgets in effort to get passing votes...

MACON, Ga. -- WGXA learned Monday that Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert will propose two budgets at Tuesday's commission meeting in an effort to get the six passing votes.This development comes as the county continually works to present a balanced 201...

 2018-06-18 14:50 

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Woman wearing towel steals Georgia family's car, dog...

HALL COUNTY, Ga. - A family in Flowery Branch is desperately searching for their dog Bear after a woman wearing only a towel stole their car while the dog was inside, FOX 5 reports. Matt Sanders was planning to visit his dad for Father's Day. He was l...

 2018-06-18 14:00 

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2 Georgia men drown off Florida Panhandle beach...

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Two Georgia men drowned in separate incidents off a Florida Panhandle beach.The News Herald reports 21-year-old Tony Orlando Jackson of Cartersville, Georgia, was found in the water off Panama City Beach on Sunday, several hou...

 2018-06-18 01:31 

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Crawford County Sheriff's patrol car stolen, wrecked after chase...

BYRON, GA--The Crawford County Sheriff's Office reports one of their patrol cars was stolen and wrecked Sunday afternoon. According to Crawford County Sheriff Lewis Walker at around 12:45 p.m. the Sheriff's Office got the call about a stolen car o...

 2018-06-17 22:15 

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Alligator found at Macon restaurant...

MACON, GA--One Macon restaurant got an unexpected customer Sunday. Customers at AP's Hidden Hideaway in Macon spotted an alligator in the parking lot at around 5:30 p.m. The Department of Natural Resources has been called in to remove the animal....

 2018-06-17 07:20 

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Sixteen year old killed, three others wounded in overnight shooting...

MACON, Ga.-- An overnight shooting in South Macon now leaves a 16yr old boy dead and three others recovering. Bibb deputies say it happened just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, at a warehouse and / or storage building located in the 300 block of Edgewood Ln. ,...

 2018-06-17 04:44 

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Macon Bacon hold Military Appreciation Night...

The Macon Bacon are playing to win at Luther Williams Field Saturday. But for two players, this game hold special significance.When I graduate, I'm going to be a second lieutenant in the Air Force. I'm going to stay there for at least five years, ...

 2018-06-17 02:00 

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Two young people killed at Milledgeville mudding event...

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA--According to Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzalez two young people are dead after a mudding accident at South Creek Mud Boggin in Milledgeville. Gonzalez said the victims are a 10-year-old and a 15-year-old. He said they were both pron...

 2018-06-16 22:20 

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[ Macon ]

Store reopens months after fire and Hurricane Irma destruction...

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga.-- Customers lined up outside Harris Kuntry Meats & Grocery for their Grand Reopening on Saturday.The owner said the store was shut down after suffering damage from a fire and Hurricane Irma, and had to go through extensive repairs after ...

 2018-06-16 22:16 

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Goats help Middle Georgians reduce stress with goat yoga...

CENTERVILLE, Ga.-- Some people had the chance to de-stress after a long work week in Centerville, with interesting four-legged friends on Saturday.Jenni Saddler said she started doing yoga as a way to keep her mental health in check.I think for me there...

 2018-06-16 02:20 

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Dublin takes trip to the past with 'Grease' showing, singalong...

DUBLIN, Ga. -- People at Theatre Dublin took a trip to the past Friday night with a special showing.The Theatre celebrated the 40th anniversary of the premiere of the movie Grease, with a showing and a singalong. Tara Bradshaw, director of the Dublin Down...

 2018-06-16 02:15 

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Macon church hosts teen empowerment summit...

MACON, Ga. -- Beulahland Baptist Church hosted a community-wide teen summit for nearly 100 Macon teenagers on Friday.Organizers educated teens from ages 12-18 on sexual awareness, dating and substance abuse. The summit's goal was to show Middle Georgi...

 2018-06-16 00:42 

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'It's been a pain': Crawford Co. residents out of grocery store options...

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ga. -- Crawford County's last grocery store - a Piggly Wiggly - closed down in 2016. Residents were hoping a new Dollar General would fill the void, but there's still a big need for fresh produce.Now, unless citizens want to drive...

 2018-06-16 00:39 

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[ Macon ]

AL Shackelford adjusts to life as interim sheriff of Monroe Co....

MONROE CO. -- Monroe County has a new sheriff - at least temporarily. Adrien Loren Shackelford, or A.L. as he goes by, has been named the interim sheriff of Monroe County until a special election is held in November to replace his predecessor, John Carry ...

 2018-06-16 00:10 

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15 years later: GBI, deputies still trying to identify remains found near I-16...

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. -- It's been 15 years since the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office found human remains off the side of I-16 in Middle Georgia. The case still hasn't been solved, and deputies along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) ...

 2018-06-15 20:52 

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Reports of a shooting at busy DeKalb County shopping center...

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police in DeKalb County have responded to a report of a shooting at a busy shopping center.It happened along Wesley Chapel Road near S Hairston Road at the Kroger shopping center. Police received the call just around 4:15 p.m. Reports...

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