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Juvenile curfew approved; applies to teens age 16 and under
Rome police will start enforcing an 11 p.m. curfew for unsupervised teens, but Chief Denise Downer-McKinney said they'll get a briefing on how to apply the new ordinance at a training session next week."It is not the intent to stop students going to and from the movies or on errands for their parent
Who is the 87-year-old woman behind this Chatsworth police mugshot?
Last Friday, Martha Al-Bishara was preparing a meal for her husband. The two wed in Syria in 1947, and for the past 71 years she's prided herself in knowing her way around the kitchen and the garden.
Elderly woman with knife tased by Chatsworth officer
Officers say they asked Martha AlBishara to drop the knife several times, but instead, she walked towards them. At that point, an officer tased the 87-year-old and charged her with criminal trespass.
Student arrested after cursing teacher, principal
A Rome High student is charged with felony terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to shoot a teacher in class Monday.According to Floyd County Jail reports:JaCorian TyJuan Heath, 17, of 149 East Thirteenth Street was drawing on his arm in a class when he was instructed by the teacher to sto
Woman injured after being hit in crosswalk on Highway 53 Wednesday night
According to the Calhoun Police Department’s accident report, officers responded to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. A vehicle driven by Ty A. Windiate was pulling out of the RaceTrac, located at 665 Highway 53 East, turning left to travel west on Hwy. 53, when he hit the p
Rome Man Charged with Kneeing Pregnant Woman in Stomach
Damious Maurice Diamond, 27 of Rome, was arrested after police said he hit and kneeing a 25 year-old pregnant woman in the stomach.
AP News - Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87, holding knife
"There was no anger, there was no malice in this," Etheridge said. "In my opinion, it was the lowest use of force we could have used to simply stop that threat at the time."
Dogs attack 79-year-old woman in Cartersville
CARTERSVILLE, Ga.- Neighbors are on edge in Cartersville after they say three dogs attacked a 79-year-old woman.The neighbors tell FOX 5 the woman was outside her home in her front yard when the three pit bull mix dogs approached her and began biting her.The woman fell and suffered a fractured spine
FORSYTH SWAT STANDOFF: SWAT on scene at townhome community; 911 caller says he's being held hostage
@JasonDurdenWSBis keeping a close eye from the sky on this developing SWAT situation in Forsyth County. Law enforcement has descended on a townhome, where earlier today a man claimed he was being held hostage.pic.twitter.com/ZBSITPXBZD— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV)August 14, 2018
Police: 6-year-old hit by car in DeKalb County
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.- A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle in DeKalb County.Police say the driver has remained on scene after the accident.Officials have not yet released the identity of the child or the driver.This is a breaking news story. We will be updating this s
Shaw Tufting Apparatus Earns Historical Landmark Designation
Dalton, GA, August 14, 2018-Shaw recently hosted The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to celebrate the designation of a mechanical engineering and flooring industry landmark on its corporate campus.
Why did officers use a taser on an 87 year old woman? - WDEF
On Friday, a man at the club told her again that she needed to leave, and she walked toward him with the knife. So he called 9-1-1.
Police shoot 87-year-old woman with stun gun
A Chatsworth, Georgia, police officer shocked an 87-year-old woman with a stun gun last week after she refused to drop a steak knife. She had been cutting leaves from dandelions to make dinner.
Body found in Bartow County landfill
According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, at around 12:30 p.m. Monday, a sanitation worker located a dismembered body part while dumping a compactor container at the landfill, located at 40 Allatoona Dam Road near Emerson. Deputies and investigators responded along with assistance from several GBI Investi
Corky Kell Preview: Calhoun vs. Ridgeland
**Coach Lamb on Gray, who exhibits great accuracy and a rare knack for getting the ball out quickly on passing plays: "(Gavin) knows the game, and he knows what we want to do offensively."
Cedartown Woman Arrested After Screaming in ER
Ebony Stocks, 30 of Cedartown, was arrested in Rome this week after police said she began to curse and scream in the ER at Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Rome Man Arrested or Beating Woman
Michael Derrick Bruce Pressley, 29 of Rome, was jailed this week after reported said that he hit a 27 year-old woman in the face before dragging her across the floor.
BREAKING: Body found in landfill; GBI investigating
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga.- The GBI is investigating after a body was found at the Bartow County Landfill Monday afternoon.Authorities said the body was found on Allatoona Dam Road in Cartersville.Video fromNewsChopper 2shows a heavy police presence at the scene.GBI Spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the Barton C
Mannington Mills Invests $42 Million to Expand Production in Calhoun, Georgia - Area Development
The new site is located less than one mile from a current Mannington Commercial facility that employs more than 700 people in 800,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space. New jobs at the Calhoun site will include positions in production, management, engineering and marketing, as
Police: Man tried to hide drugs in back seat of patrol car
A Rome man arrested on a warrant alleging credit card fraud is facing additional charges after he reportedly tried to hide drugs in the back of a patrol car.According to Floyd County Jail records:Deputies picked up Matthew Allen Wagner, 33, of 14 Franklin St., Saturday on a felony warrant accusing h