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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

Unattended pot causes Bainbridge house fire

By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness NewsMarch 22, 2018 BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WCTV) -- A woman was rescued from a home in Bainbridge over the weekend after a pot left cooking on the stove caught fire. Crews with Bainbridge Public Safety responded to a fire alarm call at a home on Edgewood Avenue on Saturd

WCTV - 2018-03-22 14:15:00

TPD to host DUI checkpoint on Thursday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Thursday March 22, 2018 the Tallahassee Police Department will be hosting a safety and sobriety checkpoint in the 300 block of Stadium Drive. The checkpoint will run from 11:30 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. and will be well marked by signage, marked patrol vehicles, and uniforme

WTXL.COM - 2018-03-21 14:01:00

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

Thomasville Police see decline in entering auto, theft

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness NewsMarch 21, 2018 THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Thomasville Police Department says they're seeing crimes for entering autos decline. Since January, TPD says they've made a total of 17 arrests. All were caught entering unattended cars to steal items inside. Pol

WCTV - 2018-03-22 02:36:00

Suspects charged in 2 shoplifting incidents

MOULTRIE, Ga. - Two shoplifting cases were among the investigations that led to arrests for law enforcement officers on Monday. At about 2:12 p.m. Wal-Mart, 641 Veterans Parkway, reported having a shoplifter in custody who had no identification on him. When police arrived they learned that the suspe

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-21 03:00:00

Man dies from suspected overdose

Photo provided by Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division Multiple opiates were recovered from the scene of a suspected overdose at a Tisha Cooper Road residence Sunday morning. THOMASVILLE - An Albany man died Sunday morning from a suspected overdose, according to law enforcement. Wesley Reynolds, 39


Three Arrested, One Wanted

Ashley Hunter, ECB Publishing, Inc. Three Jefferson County teens have been arrested, and one suspect remains at large following a Tallahassee home invasion which ended in two victims being shot. Angelica Colson, 19, De'Aundre Parker, 19, and an unnamed juvenile were arrested on Saturday, March 10,


Police ID suspect in non-fatal shooting

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Moultrie man shot in the chest on Tuesday evening drove himself to the hospital and was able to identify his assailant, who is being sought by police. Leeroy Sheppard, 35, told Moultrie police that he was shot by a man with whom he had recently had an issue. He was in a 2004 Ford E

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-03-22 01:51:00

Sheriff's office seeking registered sex offender

TIFTON - Tift County Sheriff's Office and The Department of Community Supervision Tifton Office is currently seeking Richard Carl Bryant, a registered sex offender, convicted of the offense of sexual battery on a child, according to a press release. Bryant is currently on parole and as a condition o


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

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


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


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


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


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.


Smith Ave. Harveys, Cairo Harveys to close

THOMASVILLE - Harveys Supermarket, 306 Smith Ave., will close, according to a Thursday announcement by Southeastern Grocers. "Southeastern Grocers has conducted a thorough review of options for reducing our current debt. Taking this step was critical to our future and the long-term health of our bu


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


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