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#13Investigates: Georgia sex offender laws

At the corner of First and Second Avenue in Cochran, you'll find Tamara Martin in what she calls her "happy place." In her backyard -- a peaceful pond, a park bench, and her cat -- but in her front yard, it's a different scene.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


Bleckley Co. schools give students quality education for lower price

BLECKLEY COUNTY, Ga. — A recent report from Georgia's Department of Education ranked Bleckley County Schools among the state's best districts for giving taxpayers the best education for their buck.


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


New Georgia law changes rules for drivers during school bus stops

A new law in Georgia changes when drivers are required to stop for a stopped school bus, but it shouldn't seem new to most drivers. It actually fixes a flaw in the law that allowed drivers on some highways to keep driving even when a school bus was stopped.


Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot gets surprise sendoff

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot got a surprise send-off Friday. Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach was in Henry County, where students packed the gym at a local elementary school to celebrate Lt. Andrea Lewis.


Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


28 Georgia Middle School Students Hospitalized After Eating Candy on Valentine's Day

More than two dozen students at a middle school in Georgia were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day after eating candy that left them feeling ill. The students, who attend Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, complained that they were feeling sick after eating candy and snacks at school on Thursday, accor


South Georgia prepares for public health emergency

LANIER COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lanier County emergency officials prepared for a day they hope never comes on Friday. Communities often prepare for emergencies in regard to severe weather, like hurricanes or tornadoes. On Friday, the Georgia Department of Public Health hosted a preparedness drill for a


Serial killer draws sketches of Georgia murder victims

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released sketches of three women an admitted serial killer claims to have killed in Georgia. Samuel Little drew the pictures of women he says he killed.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


7 of America’s best hospitals are in Georgia, according to a new report

Of the nearly 175 hospitals in Georgia, seven facilities were recently recognized as the country’s best of the best. That’s according to a new report from Healthgrades, for which analysts ranked the top 250, top 100 and top 50 hospitals in the United States “based solely on clinical quality outcomes


Group pushing for new interstate across Georgia - and Texas

ATLANTA — It's been decades since Georgia saw the construction of its last interstate, but a group of young proponents is pushing for a new one connecting Georgia to western Texas.


Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia may soon allow the production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil within the state. A plan introduced Thursday in the Georgia House would give patients who are already approved to use medical marijuana oil access to the product.


Two people shot in Houston County ‘when things went sideways,’ investigator says

Gunfire erupted Thursday night near a neighborhood convenience store inside a mobile home park in Houston County, hospitalizing two men. Dylan Hall, 18, and a 16-year-old girl, face aggravated assault charges in the shooting that took place at an intersection near the store in Red Fox Run, said Hous


Dublin company faces environmental fine

DUBLIN, Ga. — The Georgia Environmental Protection Division plans to fine a Dublin company $7,053 over air quality violations. An EPD enforcement order issued on January 30 says a glass melting furnace was putting too much particulate matter and Nitrous Oxide into the atmosphere.


Georgia leaders react to spending bill, Trump's declared national emergency on border wall

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to get more funding for his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. No modern president has used a national emergency to appropriate funds when Congress wouldn't. Hours after the declaration, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump h


Vehicular homicide charges likely in fatality

An Ocilla woman will likely be charged with second degree vehicular homicide after causing a violent wreck that killed a Bonaire motorcyclist on Thursday on Hwy. 74. Dorothy Burkett, 71, of Ocilla was driving her Toyota Highlander east on Hwy. 74 at around 11:35 a.m. when she slammed into the back o


2 shot outside of Houston County store

Houston County deputies are investigating a shooting that happened in Warner Robins Thursday night. According to Lieutenant Kent Bankston with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, two men were shot outside of El Barrio Food Market around 7:30 p.m. Bankston says one man was taken to the hospital in H