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Officials: 7-year-old killed in fire; adults injured

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - State officials said a child is dead and several adults were injured after a house fire in Douglas County Thursday afternoon. It happened at the N Sweetwater Road at the intersection of Old Douglasville Road. A spokesperson with Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Office said a 7-

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-22 22:52:00

New tornado confirmed in far North Georgia

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit far North Georgia days before Monday's severe storms left a path of destruction in south Fulton and Haralson counties. TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WHITE CO FROM SATURDAY NIGHT (3/17). @NWSAtlanta confirmed an EF-1 w/ winds of 105 mph, path len


Woman charged with possession of meth

A Rome woman has been arrested after being caught with meth and drug relat-ed items, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Audrey Lynn Cochran, 47, of 215 Hasty Road, was arrested at her home Tuesday night where police found a glass pipe with meth residue, bags used to package drug

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:26:00

Man failed to register as a sex offender

A Rome man who was jailed on other charges earlier in the month now faces an additional felony violation after failure to register his address as a sex offend-er, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Trenton Tyrice Williamson, 27, of 18 North Fourth Street, who was arrested on cri

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:23:00

Rome Women Charged with Drug Possession

Ginger Annette Allen, 50 of Rome, was arrested and charged with drug possession this week after police said they were executing a probation arrest warrant. Police said that a search of Allen led them to find a grinder containing suspected marijuana, scales and a glass smoking device in her vehicle.

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 21:54:57

Man gets life in prison for sexually assaulting, force-feeding children

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of beating, sexually assaulting and force-feeding children, according to The Rome News-Tribune. Mark David Wagner, 41, physically and sexually abused two children for years and even had his friends torture them as if it were a game, of


Woman Accused Of Beating Disabled Child: Report

TAYLORSVILLE, GA - A Bartow County woman was arrested late Sunday and charged with assaulting her disabled daughter, according to an incident report released by the Sheriff's Office. A deputy was dispatched to a home on Gordon Road SW in Taylorsville and was met by the woman, later identified as Jul

PATCH - 2018-03-22 12:00:00

Restaurant Inspections: Black Mold, Slime, Expired Food

BURGER KING (Cass White Road) (Food Service Inspections)* 981 CASS WHITE RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 View inspections: March 19, 2018 Score: 87, Grade: B COUNTRY PRIDE (Food Service Inspections)* 981 CASS WHITE RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 View inspections: March 19, 2018 Score: 100, Grade: A DOMINOS PIZ

PATCH - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Rome Man Arrested for Raping Woman in Front of Child

Daniel Jacory Williams, 26 of Rome, was arrested this week after forcibly raping a woman while allowing the woman's child to witness the attack. Reports said Williams went to a home he had been told by police to stay away from and forced his way inside. While in the home police said that Williams to

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 22:06:57

Rome woman fights back against burglar

ROME, Ga. - A Floyd County woman made a burglar regret targeting her home. She sprayed him in the face with mace and then shot him, according to police, but it didn't stop there. As the two struggled at the home on Asbury Lane, Saturday, her friend grabbed the burglar, and wrestled him to the ground

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-22 04:57:00

Former Rome Middle School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Contributing to Delinquency of Minor, More

A former Rome Middle School teacher, Kasey Christian Green, pleaded guilty in court this week even though she maintains her innocence in a case where a students cellphone was taken and destroyed. Green pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property and two counts contributing to the delinquency of a


Man who attacked, threatened former girlfriend and another man with a knife sentenced

A Rome man pleaded guilty to threatening to stab a man and his former girlfriend at a motel room off Martha Berry Highway in September. Derek Ryan Hooper, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, terroristic threats, stalking and third-degree cruelty to children charges and was sentenced to five ye


CPD arrests one in armed robbery

According to Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss, on Friday March 16, 2018 Calhoun Police arrested 30-year-old Lorie Jane Thacker, of 238 Maple Drive, Cedartown, in connection with a January 31, 2018 armed robbery. Detectives began an investigation into the matter, after receiving information that Thack


Toddler found dead in Cartersville; police investigating

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Police in Cartersville are investigating after learning of a small child's death early Monday morning. Officers arrived at the 300 block of Old Mill Road around 6:50 a.m. after a call of a cardiac arrest. There they found an unresponsive 2-year-old girl. The child was later conf


Rome police investigating strongarm robbery on Shorter Avenue

A woman was reportedly robbed while leaving a restaurant on Shorter Avenue early Monday morning. According to Rome Police reports: The complainant had been drinking and went to the Waffle House on Shorter Avenue around 5 a.m. Monday. When she left, she was approached by a male who grabbed her purse,


Fake Facebook page sends Georgia city into tizzy over snakes

When most of northwest Georgia was preparing for severe storms, one city had to contend with the idea that snakes are lurking in sewers - or so they thought. Calhoun mayor Jimmy Palmer said -the "City of Calhoun, Gordon County GA" Facebook page - where a post about a snakes originated - is fake. "


Canton buying former high school for new city hall

Posted: 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Canton is paying $2.5 million for the historic Canton High School building downtown and will move its city hall there, officials announced. "This purchase not only helps preserve the historic character of our city, but also provides essential space for our


Woman allegedly kidnapped by ex-boyfriend has been found

CANTON, Ga. - Police have confirmed that both a woman and her ex-boyfriend who allegedly kidnapped her have been found. Police say that the suspect and the victim were found in separate locations. Calvin Elliot, the ex-boyfriend, is in custody and Brittany Young, the victim, is being interviewed at


Cleanup next after severe storms plow through metro Atlanta

Tuesday: Severe storms possible in the morning. High: 67 Wednesday: Windy and cool. High: 58 For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. It will be daylight Tuesday before metro Atlanta gets a real look at the damage from severe storms. Late Monday, the storms were


Child Found Dead Inside Cartersville Apartment

CARTERSVILLE, GA - Cartersville police detectives are investigating the death of a child at an apartment complex. Officers were dispatched to a call of a child in cardiac arrest around 6:50 a.m. Monday at Hannah Apartments, which are located at 390 Old Mill Road. Cartersville police arrived with med