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Coroner identifies body found in Georgia river as missing man

ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities in Athens have released the name of a man found by kayakers in a Georgia river on Saturday. According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the county coroner positively identified the victim as 54-year-old Emory Odell Findley of Athens. Findley was first reported


Severe storms likely for Middle Georgia tomorrow morning

After a beautiful day today, we are expecting strong to severe storms beginning early Friday and through the day. Main Threats will be damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, frequent lightning, large hail, and heavy rain.


Death investigation underway in Cordele

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - A death investigation is underway in Cordele, according to Capt. Andrew Roufs with the Cordele Police Department. The victim is a 45-year-old man, according to law enforcement.


UPDATES: Severe weather threatens north Georgia

A line of strong storms could bring severe weather, including damaging winds and possibly even tornadoes, into north Georgia overnight Thursday and early Friday morning. The 11Alive StormTrackers are keeping an eye on the storm and will have updates throughout the night and morning as it passes over


Cordele Fred’s Store among 159 locations to close nationwide

The Fred’s Discount Store located at 102 E. 14th Avenue in Cordele is one of the 159 Fred’s stores across the country that the company has announced will be permanently closed by the end of May, according to multiple media reports.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for western part of north Georgia

ATLANTA - A strong storm system with damaging winds, hail and the potential for isolated tornadoes is moving in overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Our Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologists have been tracking this storm system for more than a week as it moves across the country.


Georgia school system on lockdown due to threat

A threat to a north Georgia elementary school led the district to place all four of its schools on lockdown, Thursday. Cartersville City Schools posted a message on its website that it made the decision after receiving a threat to Cartersville Elementary School. They added that they didn't know the


Florida man charged for forgery in Cordele

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - The Cordele Police Department arrested a Florida man Saturday after a forgery investigation led to theft charges. James Johnson, 55, has been charged with forgery in the third degree and theft by receiving stolen property.


Additional charges filed against Georgia murder suspect accused of shooting 2 in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Additional charges have been filed against a Georgia murder suspect accused of shooting two people in Knoxville on Sunday and then hitting a 13-year-old boy on a scooter.


Strangers hold funeral for homeless veteran at Georgia National Cemetery

CANTON, Ga. (WSB) - A Vietnam veteran in Georgia passed away homeless and alone, so a group of strangers decided to give him a proper goodbye. Each year, more than 2,000 veterans are laid to rest at the Georgia National Cemetery in Cherokee County. On Wednesday, it was former Marine Corps Lieutenant


LIST: Central Georgia school closings for severe weather (4/19)

CORDELE, Ga. — Several Central Georgia school districts will be closed Friday, April 19, due to the threat of severe weather on Friday morning. The following counties have confirmed they will be closed Friday:


Gov. Kemp signs medical marijuana bill; sales now legal for patients in Georgia

ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp has officially signed the bill that allows medical marijuana patients to buy the cannabis oil they’re already legally allowed to use. Channel 2's Aaron Diamant was at the state Capitol for the historic signing of House Bill 324, which allows for legal cultivation and sale o


Georgia driver is lying about carjacking, says mother of child struck in her front yard

The man who was behind the wheel when a car jumped a curb and smashed into a Georgia girl and her home says he was the victim of a carjacking. But not everyone is believing his story.


Man Shot Into Georgia Home, Kills Toddler

AUGUSTA, Ga. – On Tuesday around 7:44 p.m., Jaziah Pollard, 2, was shot and killed on Meadowbrook Drive. According to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Jaziah’s mother, Jackqueline Ingram, 19, was having an altercation with her live-in boyfriend, Marquie Gunter, 28, over the use of


SCHOOL CLOSINGS/DELAYS: A list of schools ahead of the storms

Randolph County School District: Closed Friday, April 19. Sumter County School District: Closed Friday, April 19. Quitman County School District: Closed Friday, April 19. St. Luke School (Preschool and Early Learning): Closed Friday, April 19.


Georgia man killed in Tuesday crash on I-20 near Moody

MOODY – A man was killed in a crash along Interstate 20, near the Moody exit, Tuesday afternoon. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim as Bobby James Williams, 47, of Newnan, Georgia.


Two Georgia cities among best places to retire in the US, report says

Looking for a place to live out your golden years? Two Georgia cities have been ranked among the 100 best places to retire. » RELATED: How Georgia cities rank on US News’ ‘Best Places to Live’ list.


Two-year-old Georgia girl killed in shooting after domestic dispute

A 2-year-old girl was fatally shot when a man opened fire at an Augusta home Tuesday evening after an argument with the child's mother, authorities said. The toddler, identified as Ja'Ziah Pollard, was hit in the head when her mother's live-in boyfriend kicked open the door to her Meadowbrook Drive


Verdict rendered in Americus murder, rape trial

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - The jury in an Americus murder and rape trial quickly reached a verdict, about midday Thursday. Timothy Myrick faced nine counts total, in the strangulation and drowning Clifford Jones, Sr. Other charges stemmed from an alleged rape and kidnapping of a then 26-year-old woman.


Area schools closed Friday due to impending storms

Schools in Crisp and Dooly counties will be closed tomorrow due to the impending storms forecast for Friday. Wilcox County schools had already scheduled Friday as a holiday in observance of Good Friday.