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 2018-12-11 01:19 

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'It was a normal day': PSA urges public to understand 'warning signs' of school shooters...

MACON, Ga. -- On the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting, a new public service announcement is urging the public to "see things from a different point of view" when it comes to school shooters. Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit that...

 2018-12-11 01:00 

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'It's wrong': Warner Robins Salvation Army still seeking church burglary suspect...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- A Warner Robins Salvation Army has been left wondering why anyone would steal money from it just weeks before Christmas. For over 150 years, the organization has given back to the communities where its thrift stores are located, espe...

 2018-12-11 00:40 

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Milledgeville PD home to 2018 'K9 of the Year'...

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The Milledgeville Police Department got to award one of its own with a high honor. The department's K9 Falco and his handler, officer Linc Boyer, are being recognized as 2018 K9 of the Year, a release from Milledgeville police sa...

 2018-12-10 23:06 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews battling house fire, west Macon streets blocked off...

MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County fire crews are battling a house fire in west Macon. The home is near Nisbet Dr. and Chambers Rd. , near I-475 and a Walmart. As of 6 p. m. firefighters were still putting out hot spots and making sure the fire was fully extinguis...

 2018-12-10 22:34 

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GBI investigating officer-involved shooting on I-75...

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on scene after an officer involved shooting Monday afternoon. GBI officials say that law enforcement was on the lookout for the vehicle coming from Atlanta and it was spotted by troopers. Officers were not able to ge...

 2018-12-10 22:11 

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GSP: Hawkinsville wreck kills woman, sends 4 others to hospital...

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. -- A two-car accident in Hawkinsville Sunday morning killed one person and sent four others to the hospital. According to Georgia State Patrol, an accident on GA 11 left34-year-oldKaleena Bramblett of Hawkinsville dead. Meanwhile, a 39-y...

 2018-12-10 21:58 

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GDOT treating Butts Co. highways ahead of winter weather...

MACON, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is treating Butts Co. highways and interstates to prepare for dangerous weather. A release from the department said crews will brine-treat roads because of potential black ice conditions overni...

 2018-12-10 21:21 

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Macon neighborhood upset after trees separating it from I-75 cut down...

MACON, Ga. -- Dozens of people from the Providence neighborhood of Macon say they're devastated to see a line of trees behind their neighborhood cut down, as it was the only barrier between them and I-75. Now, there's a direct line of sight from t...

 2018-12-10 21:15 

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Georgia officer injured in chase, wreck...

HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) -- A police officer was hurt in a chase this morning that ended with a crash in Georgia. News outlets reported the chase occurred around 1:30 a. m. Monday north of Atlanta. The chase ended with a crash and the suspects' van cau...

 2018-12-10 21:12 

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Georgia deputies shoot at teens in stolen car chase, 2 arrested...

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) -- Police say two teenagers in a car stolen near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport led officers on a chase that ended with sheriff's deputies firing gunshots, but no one was injured. Newnan police Deputy Chief Mark Coop...

 2018-12-10 21:05 

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Shot Henry Co. officer showing 'signs of improvement'...

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- The Henry County Police Department said one of its own shot in the line of duty remains critical but is showing "signs of improvement. " The department said Monday it wants "to take a moment to thank our community for your...

 2018-12-10 20:59 

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Georgia's pecan production takes a hit from wet weather...

PEACH CO. , Ga. -- Georgia is the nation's leading pecan producing state with more than 145,000 acres of pecans, according to the University of Georgia's center for agribusiness and economic development. But living in agricultural states like Geor...

 2018-12-10 20:44 

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Guinness World Records confirms world's heaviest peach grown on Peach Co. farm...

PEACH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Peach County farm has heard back from the Guinness World Records and has officially grown the world's heaviest peach on record. Pearson Farm in Fort Valley first submitted its possible record-breaking peach to Guinness World Rec...

 2018-12-10 20:13 

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New youth detention center opens in Laurens County...

LAURENS CO. , Ga. -- The Cadwell Regional Youth Detention Center opened Monday in Laurens County. Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Commissioner Avery D. Niles presided over the opening ceremony. "The opening of the Cadwell RYDC marks an em...

 2018-12-10 18:56 

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Deputies: Teen crashes car into tree after chase through Warner Robins...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- A teens faces 13 charges after crashing his father's car into a tree in Warner Robins Friday following a deputy chase....

 2018-12-10 14:59 

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Heavy rain leads to Macon park, trail and landfill closures...

MACON, Ga. -- Macon-Bibb officials sayparts of Amerson River, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and the Walker Road Landfill are closed due to heavy rainfall the past few days. "At Amerson River Park, the boat launch on the north side of the park, the boat ...

 2018-12-10 14:37 

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5 Georgia officers could face trial next year in shootings...

ATLANTA (AP) — As many as five white police officers in Georgia could face trial next year for shooting unarmed black men. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported five officers arrested since 2016 could face trial in the coming year. The newspaper...

 2018-12-10 03:49 

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Downtown lights bring money to Macon businesses...

MACON, Ga-- The Main Street Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza has brought lots of holiday cheer, but also, money to downtown businesses. Al Kessler works at Reboot Retrocade bar and says the more events downtown offers the more people it attracts. "I...

 2018-12-10 00:59 

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Second victim passes away from Milledgeville car wreck...

MACON, Ga--A Middle Georgia woman was pronounced dead Saturday from a car wreck that has already taken the life of a six-year-old child. That wreck happened on November 29th, after a car slammed the driver's side of another car on Georgia Highway 29/R...

 2018-12-09 22:40 

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Children shop for parents at 'Secret Santa Shop'...

MACON, Ga. -- Santa's elves are working extra hard this year at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences. The Secret Santa Shop, where staff help children pick out gifts for their family members, is now open. Rachael Bill is 7 years old and she said when...

 2018-12-09 21:49 

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Houston Co family gifted first home just in time for holidays...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga-- Jessica Rivera was a teacher in Puerto Rico but when her contract was terminated, the family only had one income to support their three young kids. The Rivera family was living check-to-check and at times couldn't afford food. So s...

 2018-12-08 23:07 

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Governor-Elect Brian Kemp surveys damage left behind by Michael...

BLAKELY, Ga. -- Governor-Elect Brian Kemp visited Southwest Georgia today surveying the damage left behind after Michael. "I was here early right after the storm with the local election's officials and see some of the damage and see how much progr...

 2018-12-08 03:49 

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Warner Robins officers make 'streets a little safer' during #OperationSafeStreets...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins officers say they've "made the streets a little safer" Friday night during its Operation Safe Streets campaign. Officers set up several safety checkpoints around Warner Robins to check for impaired drivers. ...

 2018-12-08 03:33 

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New assisted living and memory care facility proposed in Macon...

MACON, Ga. -- A proposal to be heard by Macon's Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday calls for a new assisted living facility on Bass Road. According to the proposal, developers with Watercrest Development, LLC want to build an assisted living and...

 2018-12-08 03:07 

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Houston Co. schools releases images of elementary school burglary suspect...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- The Houston County School District has released surveillance images of a suspect who reportedly broke into a local elementary school twice in the same weekend. A Houston County sheriff's report said a male suspect broke into Shir...

 2018-12-08 02:43 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident with injuries blocking Hwy. 247 in Houston Co....

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) said an accident with injuries has blocked Highway 247. According to GDOT, the wreck is near Beaver Creek Rd. It's reportedly expected to be cleared by 10:30 p. m. Drivers in the a...

 2018-12-08 02:18 

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'He was a superhero': Lamar Co. woman remembers husband lost in military plane crash...

MACON, Ga. -- A Barnesville woman was one of many families who lost loved ones after a military plane crash in Mississippi that killed 16 servicemen. Sarah Schaaff didn't just lose her husband, but the father of her children on July 10, 2017. She said...

 2018-12-08 01:47 

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GSP: Wreck leaves teen with 'serious injuries' after driver flees Houston Co. deputies...

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia State Patrol said a 19-year-old is at a Macon-area hospital with "serious injuries" following a vehicle chase and crash in Houston County. GSP said a Houston County deputy tried to stop an 18-year-old driver for spee...

 2018-12-08 01:16 

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Did you go to Virginia College? Here's what you can do....

MACON, Ga. -- Virginia College's Macon campus closed it's doors for the last time on December 7, leaving students and faculty with questions. Nicole McLin is a former program director for Virginia College and said the school's accreditation is...

 2018-12-07 22:56 

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Georgia doctors among 'pill mills' defendants sentenced in federal court...

MACON, Ga. -- Seven Georgia "pill mill" defendants were sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in dispensing "tens of thousands of prescriptions for highly addictive opioids. "That's according to a release from the US Att...

 2018-12-07 22:12 

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Americus officers Smith and Smarr being remembered two years later...

On December 7 2016, Americus Police Officers Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith died while in the line of duty. On Friday, the community came together to commemorate the second anniversary of the officers' deaths. FOX 31 spoke to the officers' families...

 2018-12-07 21:38 

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Air Force member from Warner Robins gets 90 years prison for rape, child molestation...

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Officials sayan active-duty member of the United States Air Force and resident of Warner Robins is guilty of child molestation and rape charges and will serve 90 years in prison. James Richard Lane, III, 40, was convicted Thursday mo...

 2018-12-07 21:35 

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Shot Henry Co. officer still critical, police say community's 'prayers and support' needed...

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A Henry County officer shot while trying to take a suspect into custody on Thursday remains in critical condition, the police department said. Police said officer Michael Smith is still at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and the d...

 2018-12-07 21:23 

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Crisp County bracing for more weather damage after already being hit hard...

CRISP CO. , Ga. --Crisp County is expected to receive more rain this weekend after recovering from severe flooding from last weekend. Roads in the county are still blocked, as severe weather has just left asphalt. The concrete was completely washed out, m...

 2018-12-07 21:18 

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Over $6K in electronics stolen from Macon computer store, suspects sought...

MACON, Ga. -- A computer store in Macon reportedly had over $6,000 worth of electronics stolen and Bibb County investigators are looking for the suspects. A sheriff's report said Quality Computer Systems, located at 2940 Riverside Dr. , was burglarize...

 2018-12-07 21:02 

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Flood Watch this weekend for all of Middle Georgia...

MACON, Ga. - Another soggy weekend has prompted a flood watch for all of Middle Georgia. Rain is expected to move into the mid-state Saturday morning, especially north of Macon. A brief drying out period is expected Saturday afternoon before widespread, h...

 2018-12-07 20:56 

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Bibb Co. deputies want man for carjacking, assaulting multiple women...

MACON, Ga. --Deputies are looking for a man who they say attempted multiple carjackings -- one being successful -- and assaulted multiple women in Macon earlier Friday. Bibb County Sheriff's Office has identified the wanted man as43-year-old Jason Eme...

 2018-12-07 20:51 

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Cordele police find 'large amount of cash', drugs during traffic stop...

CORDELE, Ga. -- Cordele police have arrested two suspects on "multiple drugs charges" following a traffic stop. A release from the police department said an off-duty officer tipped off police, who stopped a black Audi passenger car in Crisp County...

 2018-12-07 20:31 

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Expert: Several options for dealing with icy windshields...

MACON, Ga. -- There are multiple options for dealing with an icy windshield -- but Larry Bush from Larry Bush's Riverside Tire says some people don't know about them. One is using something you probably have in your wallet -- a credit card. "I...

 2018-12-07 19:38 

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GBI: 2 more teens arrested in Fannin Co. murder investigation...

FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said two more teenagers have been arrested in a north Georgia murder. A release from the GBI said a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, both of Morganton, were taken into custody on Thursday. RELATED: G...

 2018-12-07 18:54 

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Man found guilty in slaying of Macon legal secretary appealing murder conviction...

MACON, Ga. -- A Warner Robins man is appealing his murder conviction and life-without-parole prison sentence for his role in the killing of Macon legal clerk Gail Spencer in 2012 at her Bibb County home. Keith Dozier's appeal will go before the Georgi...

 2018-12-07 18:51 

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Bibb Superintendent named GA Superintendent of the Year...

MACON, Ga -- According to a district spokesperson, Bibb County Superintendent Dr. CurtisL. Jones, Jr. , was named 2019 Georgia Superintendent of the Year on Friday. In a release from Bibb County Schools, every year the Georgia School Superintendents Assoc...

 2018-12-07 16:04 

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Coat drive at Macon elementary school helps kids in need...

MACON, Ga. -- Bernd Elementary School staff and students are working to keep each other warm. Demeiko Vaughn headed a coat drive at the school Thursday, handing out coats and other winter items to children in need. "Just warms us to our hearts to be a...

 2018-12-07 15:06 

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FBI sex sting snares Air Force lieutenant colonel in Georgia...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An FBI sex sting has snared a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, who is now accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a hotel after the two talked online. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 47-year-old Air Force Lt...

 2018-12-07 14:43 

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Kip Moore to perform acoustic show at Macon Grand Opera House...

MACON, Ga. — Georgia native and country music singer Kip Moore will make a stop on his "Room to Spare" acoustic tour to perform live in concert at the Grand Opera House in Macon. Moore will play April 26. Tickets are reserved seating and go ...

 2018-12-07 10:39 

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Heavy rain more likely on Sunday...

MACON, Ga. -- Rain is projected to move into Middle Georgia this weekend. As of Friday morning our best chance for heavy rain is overnight Saturday into Sunday afternoon. We could see high temperatures return to the mid to upper 50's this afternoon. A...

 2018-12-07 03:09 

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'We were this close': Macon's Virginia College students voice concerns on school's closing...

MACON, Ga. -- The Education Corporation of America (ECA) is shutting down all Virginia College locations, and students in Macon talked with WGXA News about their worries. A student who's currently finishing up classes said she's concerned she'...

 2018-12-07 02:36 

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GSP: Wreck in Dodge County school zone sends 12 to the hospital...

DODGE COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said 12 people were injured Thursday in a wreck that happened in a school zone on Highway 341. The Georgia Department of Transportation first reported the incident around 4:30 p. m. GDOT added the wreck happ...

 2018-12-07 02:08 

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Man, girlfriend arrested in connection to Macon murder...

MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County deputies have arrested a 41-year-old man and 41-year-old woman in connection to a man who was found stabbed to death in downtown Macon's Central City Park. A sheriff's release said around 1 p. m. Thursday, officers with t...

 2018-12-07 01:57 

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Macon church gets in the spirit of the season with 'Drive-Thru Nativity'...

MACON, Ga. -- Riverside United Methodist Church wanted to help the community get in the "Christmas season" with a special event. The church, located at 735 Pierce Ave. in Macon, hosted a "drive-by nativity scene" Thursday night. Everyone w...

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