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Warner Robins fire chief wants more firefighters

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — There are standards that suggest how many firefighters should be assigned to major equipment in a firehouse. A nationwide standard comes from the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).


Man run over by train in Macon suicide linked to 1991 vanishing of Sabrina Long

Macon, Ga — For more than 27 years, few if any details emerged regarding the mysterious vanishing of Sabrina Long, who disappeared without a trace in August 1991. But in a courtroom at the Bibb County jail on Thursday, surprising revelations came to light at a bond hearing for a woman arrested last


South Georgia drug busts linked to Cuban drug organization

BURKE COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified and dismantled numerous drug operations in South Georgia. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Task Force executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke counties relating to an ongoing


Macon-Bibb County Commissioners, Crystal Lake residents meet for update on complex

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County Commissioners, pastors, and Crystal Lake Apartments residents are meeting at the Government Center. Commissioners are giving an update on the complex.


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Man sentenced for 1987 murder, conviction affirmed by Supreme Court of Georgia

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to a news release from Houston District Attorney George Hartwig, Willie Winters’ 2016 murder conviction was unanimously affirmed by the Supreme Court of Georgia.


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


Black History Parade happens this weekend in Warner Robins

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Black History Month Parade happens Saturday in Warner Robins. Samantha Thornell says that people can expect to be dressed like important figures in African American history.


One year after shocking homicide, witnesses share experiences from night at Barberitos

Warner Robins, GA — Nineteen-year-old Ansley Cochran was in her third month of her first job when someone came in the unlocked back door of at Barberitos just after 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday in January 2018.


Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: 'I got something for you'

A 79-year-old homeowner in Georgia reportedly fired off two shots during an attempted home invasion earlier this month. The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wed


Robins Air Force Base pumped $3.15 billion into the Georgia economy in fiscal 2018

MACON, Ga. — Robins Air Force Base pumped $3.15 billion into the Georgia economy for fiscal 2018, up 9.6 percent from the previous year. That’s an increase of $276 million over the 2017 fiscal year, Col. Lyle Drew, 78th Air Base Wing commander, told media representatives Thursday.


Tornado warning issued for Meriwether County

ATLANTA - BREAKING: A tornado warning has been extended for Meriwether County until 7:30 p.m. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the warning was spawned from a radar-indicated tornado.


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Macon is known for mayhem and murder. But is that reputation fair?

Macon, Ga. — On a February morning 82 years ago, a headline on the front page of The Telegraph blared: “Sweeping Criminal And Social Reform Is Urged For Macon.” The year was 1937. Locals were struggling for answers to the city’s crime woes. A Sunday meeting convened in the auditorium at First Baptis


Two killed in fiery crash on I-16 eastbound

Two people were killed in three-vehicle wreck on I-16 eastbound near mile marker 34 Tuesday evening. According to Cpl. Chad Harrison with the Georgia State Patrol, the wreck happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bleckley County. Cpl. Harrison says an ambulance experiencing mechanical issues pu


Hit or miss showers for Middle Georgia over next few days

MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – We have another day of light isolated showers in store across Middle Georgia. Yesterday afternoon we dealt with a mist and drizzle for the better part of the afternoon, and the cooler temperatures ushered in by a “wedge” pattern kept us in the low 50’s. By this afterno


Kids spa to host grand opening in Warner Robins

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A new kids spa in Warner Robins will host a grand opening next week. BeYOUtiful Princess Kids Spa opened back in January and caters to girls ages four to 16.


'This isn't the first, second, nor third time this has happened:' Crystal Lake tenants receive notices that water shuts off in 30 days

MACON, Ga. — Many everyday tasks require water -- things like washing clothes or simply flushing the toilet. Nana Henry has two kids and a household to run. When she came home from work Tuesday, she found an orange slip on her door. Henry had a familiar feeling as she read that the water will be tur