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Former Meigs mayor sentenced to probation, restitution

THOMASVILLE - A former Meigs mayor was sentenced to probation and restitution upon entering a guilty plea to one count of felony theft by taking involving City of Meigs revenue. Cynthia Chaney entered a guilty plea to being in unlawful possession of Meigs water revenue account money. She was indicte


Officials respond to fire in Bainbridge at automotive shop

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness NewsMarch 21, 2018 BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Bainbridge Public Safety has reported a fire on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. BPS say they responded just after midnight on Tuesday to Williams Automotive, where smoke was seen coming from inside the building. Officials

WCTV - 2018-03-21 23:47:00

Bainbridge cancer survivor to be honored at Celebrate Life event

Friday afternoon the red carpet will be rolled out for numerous patients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan, Georgia. One of those patients will be Bainbridge resident, Constance Jakes. Jakes will takes part in the center's Celebrate Life 2018 e

POST-SEARCHLIGHT - 2018-03-21 00:25:00

LCSO looking for woman wanted for fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Leon County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman wanted on fraud charges. Danielle Nicole Daulton, 22, is wanted for dealing in stolen property and fraud for providing false owner information. Daulton is 5'7" tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds. Anyone with in

WCTV - 2018-03-21 15:08:00

Leon County school bus carrying 52 children involved in crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Troopers say a Leon County school bus full of children was involved in a crash Wednesday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol says they are investigating the crash that took place on Commonwealth Blvd around 8 a.m. Wednesday. They say the bus, driven by 39-year-old Makesh

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-21 15:24:00

BPS investigating armed robbery at Taco Bell

Early Sunday morning an unknown suspect held a Taco Bell employee at gunpoint during an armed robbery. Stalina Rich arrived at work and said she began to open up everything for the day, while leaving the doors unlocked waiting for other employees. While preparing things in the back of the store, Ric

POST-SEARCHLIGHT - 2018-03-20 17:13:00

Charges upgraded to first degree murder for man accused of killing mother

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The man who was arrested for fatally stabbing his mother in a Tallahassee hospital room has been indicted on first degree murder charges. Alexander Sparks, 22, is accused of killing his mother, Liese Sparks, at Capital Regional Memorial Center. The indictment was handed do

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-20 15:47:00

Riley principal accused of 'inappropriate' interactions with female employees

Former Riley Elementary School Principal Karwynn Paul, who resigned Monday rather than be fired, was under investigation for misconduct involving women he worked with at the school. "The investigation was around inappropriate touching and interactions with female employees," Leon County Schools spok

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-20 17:31:38

Roughly 10,000 customers affected by power outages

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee says that roughly 10,000 customers are being impacted by outages all over the city. After speaking to COT officials, WTXL ABC 27 learned that roughly 10,000 people were affected by outages. Roughly 10,000 customers currently without power on west s


Tallahassee man arrested in Buddhist monastery vandalism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man has been arrested in connection to a burglary at a Buddhist monastery Monday morning. Ahmed Hinson has been taken into custody after an investigation. The Leon County Sheriff's Office says they got the call about the burglary at the Vien Giac Buddhist Monastery on N


Electric outage affecting thousands of city customers

City of Tallahassee electric crews are responding to a power outage that was affecting some 10,000 customers across a wide swath of town. The outage affected West Tennessee Street near and west of campus, parts of Frenchtown, Old Bainbridge Road, West Tharpe Street and North Monroe Street. Electric


Bainbridge company featured in industry magazine about making products for PepsiCo

A Bainbridge company, Danimer Scientific, was recently featured in a plastics industry magazine about its work with PepsiCo to provide it with 100 percent biodegradable plastic resins for its food packaging. Garry Kohl, senior director R&D, snacks category, global packaging innovation - PepsiCo, de


Police arrest suspect in March 4 fight

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie woman who is a suspect in a March 4 fight in which her opponent received a cut to the shoulder was taken into custody on Sunday. Tanika Twon Hightower, 35, 618 Fourth Court N.W., was charged with aggravated assault on an arrest warrant taken the day after the incident at 2


Tuesday evening First Alert forecast (03/20/2018)

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the WTXL First Alert Weather Center ... Active storms have departed, and windy conditions in the wake of the cold front will continue through the middle of the evening. Clearer sky and drier air will allow additional cooling, with morning lows falling into the 40s area-wi

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-20 20:30:00

BPS: Armed Robbery at Taco Bell

Bainbridge Public Safety responded to an armed robbery call at Taco Bell in Bainbridge over the weekend. According to the incident report, here's what happened: On Sunday, March 18th Officer Jayson Myers was dispatched to Taco Bell in reference to an armed robbery. An employee, Stalina Rich, arrived


LCSO arrest woman for hitting her mother over not having functional car

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman was arrested for hitting her mother in the face with a cellphone over not having a functional car. Edidiong Eno, 21, was charged with domestic battery by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on March 12 after hitting her mother in the face with a cellphone. According


TPD looking for information on missing 18-year-old girl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department's Special Victims Unit is looking for information on the location of 18-year-old Lillian Wilson. Wilson was last seen March 18, in the area of the 2200-block of Holton Street. Wilson was last seen wearing a black and white striped dress.


Thousands of COT customers without power

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Thousands of City of Tallahassee customers are without power Monday afternoon following an outage. Crews have been responding to reports of outages and are working to restore power. Impacted areas include those near Clay, Preston, Basin, W Tennessee, White, Ocala, N Woo


Monday morning First Alert forecast (03/19/2018)

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Storms are likely in rounds today with a chance for strong, severe winds that could accompany heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Monday: A mostly cloudy day is expected. After morning storms, expect morning temperatures in the 60s with highs in the 70s to near 80 degrees l


Man who killed mom in hospital battled mental illness

The man charged with stabbing his mother to death while she lay in her hospital bed threatened her in the months leading up to the brutal attack and displayed signs of mental illness and paranoid thinking. Alexander Sparks, 22, had a half dozen encounters with Tallahassee police - some of them bizar