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GBI: Man dies after being found unresponsive in North Georgia
CALHOUN, Ga. — Calhoun Police have called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a man's death. According GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, James Balston was taken to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive, and he later died. He was 47.
Georgia mother pleads guilty to killing husband, 4 children
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She was sent
Weekend fire destroys Lake Rabun home
Rabun and Habersham County firefighters spent about five hours early Saturday battling a house fire on the back side of Lake Rabun. The home, located on Hartwell Lane, was dispatched at 4:18 a.m. April 20, according to information released Monday.
BREAKING: Athens police arrest 20-year-old suspect for shooting of UGA student
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department announced on Tuesday the arrest of 20-year-old Zarren Garner for the armed robbery and shooting of a University of Georgia student and robbery of another UGA student on South Milledge Avenue on Monday.
Resurfacing on SR 15 underway, expect lane closures
Georgia Department of Transportation crews has resumed work on the major highway leading into Rabun. Crews began work on SR 15 from N of SR 17 in Habersham County to the Tallulah River here in Rabun where the county line exists.
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Hepatitis A outbreak grows in Georgia
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Health is urging the public to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A as the infection continues to spread in the state. The state agency reports that it has identified hundreds - as many as 250 - of cases involving the highly-contagious liver infection since June 201
365 wreck in Habersham injures 7, including several children
A three-vehicle wreck on Ga. 365 south of Alto Saturday afternoon sent more than a half-dozen people to area hospitals. Habersham County Emergency Services Director Chad Black said his agency responded to the wreck on Ga. 365 at Crane Mill Road.
Georgia Teen Charged in Fatal Wreck
CAIRO, Ga. – In January, Anna McBride, 18, was following too closely to another vehicle on Highway 319 when she wrecked, WALB reported. In the process, she killed 18-year-old, Levi Knop, a Thomasville High School student.
GBI investigates stabbing in north Georgia
DEMOREST, Ga. — State agents are assisting a north Georgia police department in getting to the bottom of a stabbing that happened Monday night. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in by the Demorest Police Department in Habersham County following the violent crime, which happened around 9
Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars
MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.
Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?
In Waycross, there’s a tale about a boy who got a surprise while playing outside one day. He was behind his home on Brunel Street. This was back in the middle of the 20th century in a working-class neighborhood on the southeast side of the railroad yard. He got ahold of some matches. The boy was nea
NEW: Suspect arrested in woman’s shooting death in SW Atlanta after argument
A shooting that left a woman dead near the Atlanta University Center started as an argument between her and another woman, authorities said. Atlanta police officers were sent to the 900 block of Sells Avenue about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to Atlanta police spokesman James White. The woman, ident
Offset Facing Felony Charge in Georgia for Alleged Gun Possession
——— Migos rapper Offset has been arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for alleged gun possession, E! News can confirm. On Friday, the artist, who is currently on probation, was driving a vehicle that was pulled over for having tinted windows, TMZ reported. It was during a search of the car that authorities
Georgia man indicted for manslaughter in Talladega County
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- A Georgia man has been indicted by a Talladega County grand jury on charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident with injury stemming from a fatal two-vehicle collision in July.
Teen accused of threats to Cartersville schools has no ties to them
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - New details in the threat that led to four Cartersville City Schools being placed on lockdown last Thursday. The FBI helped police track down the person accused of causing the panic. It turns out, that juvenile has no direct ties to Cartersville and is actually fr
What to do if your car fails while driving on Georgia roads
ATLANTA - Regular maintenance will usually keep your vehicle running efficiently, but the unexpected can happen. Follow these tips should you find yourself with car trouble on Georgia roads.
Suppressed: The True Story of Georgia’s 2018 Election
During the 2018 midterm elections, millions of voters experienced suppression ranging from voter purges, to poll closures, to long lines of over 4 hours, to strict voter id issues that disproportionately block Brown and Black citizens from their constitutional right to vote.
Accused child molester acquitted, man charged with assaulting brother
After an eight-day trial in Hartwell, there are not guilty verdicts in the case of a former elementary school teacher who had been charged with child molestation. 29 year-old Brandon Cannon, who taught second grade at South Hart Elementary School, was arrested in December of 2017. He was indicted in
7-year-old Georgia girl dies days after drive-by shooting
ATLANTA (AP) - A 7-year-old Georgia girl has died 10 days after being wounded in a drive-by shooting while she was sitting on a couch inside a house. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Mariasia Thomas was staying with a foster family in DeKalb County when the shooting happened April 12. Three