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BREAKING: GBI called to investigate officer-involved shooting in Bartow County

The GBI has been called to the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Bartow County, the agency confirmed Friday. No further details were released. “Once an agent is on scene, we’ll be able to provide some details,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said on Twitter.


Rome Man Stalks Woman, Found with Meth

Jason Riley Morris, 40 of Rome, was jailed this week after reports said he was found to be in possession of meth while stalking a woman. Reports said that Morris violated his bond when he contacted the woman via phone, messaging services and other people.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Georgia business owner owing over $300,000 in back taxes admits he tried to bribe IRS agent, agrees to leave country after prison

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia business owner has pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe an IRS agent to reduce his tax burden. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Magdaleno Garcia Alonso offered cash to an IRS agent who audited his tax returns in 2015 and 2016 if she reduced the amount of money he ow


Bartow County man arrested after pointing gun at children

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Two young boys were just trying to catch a dog, but when they ran into their neighbor's yard, police said that neighbor came out with a gun. Klaus Wilson, 60, was arrested and booked into the Bartow County jail over the weekend.


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


17 Bartow basketball players land all-region honors

The state playoffs haven't even tipped off yet, but the postseason accolades have already started to roll in for Bartow County basketball players. Ten boys and seven girls were recognized for their efforts with selection onto their respective all-region teams, as announced recently by coaches and me


GBI: Suspect attempts to run over deputy after police chase ends in crash

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- Law enforcement officers say a man tried to run over a deputy during a police chase Friday afternoon and was shot. According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office, deputies began a pursuit off Glade Road around noon. The chase ended on Country Lane in Red Top Mountain Estates i


Armstrong Student Government Association senator proposes change to Georgia Southern alma mater

William White, a Student Government Association senator from Georgia Southern's Armstrong campus, spoke during this week's SGA senate meeting on the Statesboro campus about his proposal to change the university's alma mater to better include the university's two new campuses.


Serial killer draws sketches of Georgia murder victims

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released sketches of three women an admitted serial killer claims to have killed in Georgia. Samuel Little drew the pictures of women he says he killed.


Cartersville Man Pleads Guilty to Fed Drug, Gun Crimes in West Virginia

William Gregory “Will” Chappell, 32 of Cartersville, pleaded guilty this week to federal drug and gun charges involving a narcotics pipeline from Cartersville to West Virginia.


7 of America’s best hospitals are in Georgia, according to a new report

Of the nearly 175 hospitals in Georgia, seven facilities were recently recognized as the country’s best of the best. That’s according to a new report from Healthgrades, for which analysts ranked the top 250, top 100 and top 50 hospitals in the United States “based solely on clinical quality outcomes


Mother accused of selling preteen daughter for sex

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Bartow County mother was arrested, accused of prostituting her teenage daughter for $100. Deputies accuse Jennifer Short of selling her daughter for sex six years ago when the girl was just 11 years old.


Police: Man wanted for Hard Rock shooting in Atlantic City arrested in Georgia

Police say a man wanted for a shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been arrested in Georgia. Emory Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents in Atlanta.


Florida Georgia Line Shares Jason Aldean 'Can't Hide Red' Collaboration

Florida Georgia Line's fourth studio album, Can't Say I Ain't Country, is out! The record, released on Friday, Feb. 15, includes the collaboration with Jason Aldean on "Can't Hide Red," which the guys shared to celebrate the release of their latest record.


The growing sex trafficking problem in Georgia

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - In our ongoing investigation into sex crimes involving minors in Georgia, WTOC is now turning the attention to sex trafficking. It happens statewide, but recently, the number of arrests spiked because of the Super Bowl. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the Super Bowl is


Does Georgia need another interstate highway?

A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week. The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional delegation


Aurora, Illinois police respond to active shooter at Henry Pratt manufacturing business

Authorities are investigating the report of an active shooter at a suburban Chicago facility. The City of Aurora confirmed there is an active shooter near Highland and Archer. Several local media outlets are reporting a massive police response at a manufacturing facility in Aurora, Ill.


Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa


Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot gets surprise sendoff

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot got a surprise send-off in Henry County Friday. Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach was at Stockbridge Elementary School, where students packed the gym to celebrate Lt. Andrea Lewis.