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Boaz woman charged with drugging 5-year-old

Margaret Ann Elchin, 41, was arrested Thursday afternoon and posted a $50,000 bond later that day, according to jail records. Elchin is accused of giving the boy a pill and dropping him off at school. School faculty noticed something was wrong with the boy and called medical personnel, according

WAAY-TV - 2018-03-16 17:31:00

Marshall County woman arrested for chemical endangerment

A Marshall County woman has been arrested in connection to chemical endangerment of a child, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin and Investigator Brandi Fuller. Crystal Leann Russell, 27, of Albertville, is charged with one count of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in whic

GADSDEN TIMES - 2018-03-16 15:14:35

Man charged with second-degree rape of 14-year-old girl

A 24-year-old man is charged with a sex crime involving a teen girl. John David Coggins, 24, was arrested Thursday by the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said the Gallant man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a home on Smith Chapel Road in Boaz. Coggins was arrested after a fa

AL.COM - 2018-03-16 15:38:50

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

Lindale Man Arrested After Threatening to Kill Woman

Steven Joseph Branton, 32 of Lindale, was jailed this week after police said he threatened to kill a woman at a home on Hillside Drive. Reports said that the woman fled the home in fear of her life. Steven Joseph Branton, 32 of Lindale, was jailed this week after police said he threatened to kill a

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 14:32:40

Rome City Schools Special Needs Bus Driver and Monitor Arrested

A Rome City Schools special needs school bus driver and a monitor, Joseph Michael Nicholson, 31 of Rome, and 55 year-old Sophia Spivey Buffington, were arrested this week after an altercation while driving. Reports said that Nicholson, the driver, raised his voice while making threatening comments t

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 16:28:59

Rome Couple Arrested After Fighting in front of Child

Michael Dykes, 39, and Haley Laray Dykes, 32, both of Rome, were arrested this week after police said they got into a physical altercation in front of a small child. Reports said that Michael grabbed Haley and attempted to carry her out of the home. Reports added that Haley struck Michael in the fac

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 16:27:49

Two charged in connection with elderly exploitation investigation

Two men are facing charges in connection with an elderly exploitation investigation in Cherokee County. Authorities say the two suspects are involved in the financial exploitation of an elderly person. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says Thomas Johns, 53, and James Johns, 58, were taken into c

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-03-16 07:41:27

Five injured in three-vehicle crash on Highway 278 in Hokes Bluff

Five people went to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 278 at the intersection of McLain Street, according to Hokes Bluff Police Chief Mitchell Hill. About 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, a Chevrolet truck driven by Brandon Lake Gilbert, 16, of Hokes Bluff, pulled into the path of travel


Another RICO suspect jailed in Rome

Floyd County Police have nabbed another suspect in the ongoing Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization investigation that spans several counties across North Georgia. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Cavario Andicus Major, 26, of 1363 Bridge Ave., Atlanta, was picked up from the Fult


Sex sting yields another arrest

Another Rome man has been charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation in a sting operation by the Floyd County Police Department with other state and national agencies. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Hershell Kyle Pirkle, 29, of 78 Wade St. was arrested late Thursday night aft

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 19:16:00

I-24 WB shut down near Jasper - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

There are at least 3 crashes between milemarkers 157 and 155, between Highway 28 and Highway 27. You will see backup near the Nickajack exit. This is expected to be clear by 9:30 central time. Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 161. THP says there are only minor injuries reported at this time.

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-03-16 14:46:00

Officers arrest 11 in drug raids

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office arrested 11 people in two drug raids early Monday morning. The Sheriff's Special Operations Unit, members of the Marshall County Drug Task Force, the Albertville Police Department, the Boaz Police Department and the FBI executed two search warrants in the Boaz ar


Inmate found dead in jail had to be restrained to chair during arrest, police say

Nine days before a Rockdale County inmate was found dead in his cell, Conyers police officers were forced to wrestle him to the ground and restrain him to a chair, according to an incident report. Shali Tilson, 22, asked one of the officers: "Why didn't you shoot me?" He was found dead in his cell


Sketches released of police poser accused of sexually assaulting women

Police are trying to figure out if both acts were committed by the same man. COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The Cobb County Police Department believe they now have identified the face of a man accused of impersonating a police officer, then sexually assaulting the women he pulled over. This past weekend, a wo


Man facing drug, gun charges

A Rome man was in jail without bond Wednesday night after being accused of having a gun on him even though he is a convicted felon, along with methamphetamine and marijuana. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Michael Brandon Stewart, 30, of 364 New Hermitage Road, was arrested around 2:15 p.m.


HCSO arrests woman for second-degree murder

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman for second-degree murder. 37-year-old Susan Rebecca Hildreth was taken into custody outside East Ridge City Hall Tuesday by the Hamilton County Narcotics, Special Operations Division and the Hamilton County Fugitive FAST Team. Hildreth was


Restaurant Inspections: 79, or C, For Country Pride

7421 ADAIRSVILLE HWY STE 5 ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 View inspections: March 6, 2018 Score: 86, Grade: B Observed employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. CA: Pic cleaned re sanitized prep area and then moved meal out of kitchen. Potentially hazardous food (chicken broth) not held