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Details on the fatal I-75 crash that killed two people in Bibb County

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A fatal accident on I-75 claimed the lives of two people in Bibb County this morning. Unfortunately, the snow day wreaked havoc on highways across Middle Georgia causing several accidents along interstate roads including I-16, I-475 and I-75. But there was only one acci

41NBC.COM - 2018-01-18 00:17:22

Homeless man charged in vacant house blaze that injured 3 firefighters

A homeless man has been charged with arson in a vacant house fire that injured three Macon-Bibb County firefighters. George Green Little, 63, who has no home according to Bibb jail records, was arrested just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Little is accused of setting fire to a house at the corner of Calhoun

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-17 18:34:00

Bibb County DA Office announces delayed openings for Thursday

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County District Attorney's Office will have a delayed opening on Thursday, Jan. 18 due to winter weather conditions. According to a release from the Office of the District Attorney, the office will open at 11 a.m. Thursday morning. The release states that Crawford and Peach c

WGXA.TV - 2018-01-17 20:00:58

2 Warner Robins men killed in accident on I-75 in Bibb Co.

(UPDATE 1 p.m.) The victims have been identified as Tuan Nguyen, 63, and Thanh Nguyen, 48. Coroner Leon Jones says the two men were on their way to work at Sakura on Shurling Drive when the accident happened. ----------------------- (UPDATE 11 a.m.) A news release from the Bibb Sheriff's Office offe

WMAZ - 2018-01-17 18:11:17

Murder charge filed in shooting death of Hawkinsville man

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the GBI have filed a murder charge in the weekend death of a Hawkinsville man. Dolton Harper, 36, was formally charged after he had been in custody since the shooting as the prime suspect in the killing of Vernard Porter, 28, Saturday afternoon. Porter was pro

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-16 18:05:00

Coroner: 2 dead in crash on I-75N near Pio Nono exit

MACON, Ga. - Two people are dead after a two-car crash on Interstate 75 north Wednesday morning. It happened around 9:35 a.m. on I-75 north just before the Pio Nono exit -- about one mile north of Hartley Bridge Road. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says two men were pronounced dead at the scene. Jon

WGXA.TV - 2018-01-17 10:58:27

Rare snowfall hits Macon-Bibb; emergency crews warn of dangers

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - For the first time in four years, Macon-Bibb County residents got to enjoy snow Wednesday. A winter storm brought about an inch of snow that came during the early morning hours. "The cold front has arrived," Macon-Bibb County EMA Director Spencer Hawkins said. "It is st

41NBC.COM - 2018-01-18 00:09:54

Unsolved killing among 2017 homicides in Warner Robins; Two child deaths in Houston

An unsolved killing is among the six homicides Warner Robins police recorded for 2017 , the same number of violent deaths recorded the previous year. A seventh death, the shooting of an intruder during a home invasion, was initially investigated as homicide but found to be justified, according to Me

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-16 18:49:00

Harley Barber apologizes for racist video, says she was expelled from Alabama

A University of Alabama student who posted videos to social media in which she repeatedly used the n-word and other profanities apologized on Wednesday and said she has been expelled from college. Harley Barber told the New York Post she was heading back to New Jersey after being kicked out of schoo

AL.COM - 2018-01-17 21:00:00

Doors Remain Open At Columbus Salvation Army

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - In light of the bitter cold weather across North Mississippi, the Columbus Salvation Army is opening its doors as a temporary warming station. With wind chills in the single digits or below zero, it can be dangerous. For 6 hours a day, the Salvation Army location on Main Str

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-18 01:17:11

Officer fired for pointing gun at subdued suspect

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday in executive session to terminate one police officer and suspend another for violating the Columbus Police Department's standard operating procedures. A city source with knowledge of the situation told The Dispatch the council, in a unanimous vote, terminated Eric

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-17 19:09:19

Dangerous Icy Waters Across The Viewing Area

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Extremely low temperatures are leaving some area ponds and ditches frozen. Chunks of ice could be seen in a small pond in Columbus this morning, January 17. You should never walk on the ice and avoid falling in the water. Hypothermia can set in quickly. Temperatures ranged f

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-17 18:42:07

Making Up The Snow Days

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - The winter storm has passed and some schools will reopen, after closing for two days. Mississippi schools are required to be in session for 180 days, with one or two days set aside for bad weather. The Lowndes County School District is now waiting to figure out when or

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-18 01:05:48

Councilmen Discuss 2% Restaurant Tax

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- The two percent restaurant tax was back on the menu at the Columbus City Council meeting Tuesday. The council approved a counter proposal with a few changes with the hopes of getting the CVB and Lowndes County Board of Supervisors on the same page. The city was asking for $40

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-17 03:43:53

CMSD Hires A Superintendent Search Firm

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The search for a new superintendent is underway for the Columbus Municipal School District. On Wednesday, the board of trustees went through several search firm proposals, in order to hire one, to help conduct the search for superintendent. Finding the best candidates to lea

WCBI.COM - 2018-01-18 01:07:32

Second child involved in Sunday wreck dies

A second child involved the Sunday car accident that already claimed the life of a woman and her grandson has died from his injuries, the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed today. Dakota Burnett, 9, died at 2:50 a.m. today at Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Mer

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-01-16 18:25:36

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Selling Meth, Heroin in East Long Beach

Police arrested a 53-year-old man in a parked RV on Tuesday for allegedly selling drugs following complaints by neighbors of drug trafficking and thefts of packages from doorsteps. On Tuesday, January 16 at 12:15PM, narcotic detectives served a search warrant on a parked RV in the 5900 block of Spri

LBPOST - 2018-01-18 01:01:00

Fire chars garages at Long Beach apartment complex; neighbors grab hoses to fight blaze

Firefighters quickly doused a blaze that charred a row of garages behind a small apartment building in Long Beach Wednesday morning. The flames broke out at the one-story complex near the intersection of Lemon Avenue and E. 17th Street around 10:10 a.m., according to fire officials.Long Beach firefi

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2018-01-17 20:06:07

Developer plans new medical clinic in downtown Long Beach

A developer announced plans this week to build a medical clinic after buying five parcels totaling 29,000 square feet in downtown Long Beach. Meridian, headquartered in San Ramon, announced its purchase and plans for the site on Tuesday. The company reported spending $2.45 million for the land, whic

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2018-01-17 20:40:27

Long Beach Man Charged With Kidnapping Woman

A 35-year-old Long Beach man pleaded not guilty today, Jan. 17, to kidnapping a woman, intending to rape her, according to a L.A. County District Attorney's Office release. Ferdinand Ervin Flowers was charged with three felony counts: kidnapping to commit rape and/or robbery, assault with intent to

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2018-01-18 00:59:00