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$200k worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves
Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to
Georgia Sen. Perdue's campaign fined $30,000 for violations
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election.
Partial summary judgment entered in Darien PD racial discrimination lawsuit
Part of a federal lawsuit by a former Darien Police Department officer brought against his supervisors at the DPD regarding racial discrimination can continue, but other sections got tossed Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.
Marijuana edibles becoming growing issue in Georgia, nationwide
ATLANTA, GA. (CBS46) Marijuana edibles are becoming a growing issue for the state and there is especially a concern about children getting their hands on them. They're taking up more and more space inside the GBI crime lab.
Body found floating in Darien river identified
A body found floating April 3 in the Darien River has been identified as that of a woman who had been reported missing from a small city near Miami, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
Tornado hits Camden County; high winds leave mark on SE Georgia
A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds, a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island and strong winds rolled a Ware C
Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.
Author, volunteer releases new book
Cherry Dawn Chambers’ colorful ensemble perfectly matched her personality. The bright orange hat, intermingled with turquoise jewelry and bright blue nail polish, hinted at both her upbeat disposition and her eclectic talents.
With five months until the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, UGA needs more citizen scientists
As bees emerge from their nests this spring, have you ever wondered just how many there are out there?. If so, you are not alone. University of Georgia entomologists are recruiting an army of citizen scientists to help count Georgia’s pollinators this August.
Darien's Blessing of the Fleet celebrates local shrimping industry
DARIEN, Ga. (WSAV) -- It's a ceremony that draws in thousands of people from all across the country every year. The 51st annual Blessing of the Fleet in Darien took place over the weekend. There were 11 boats blessed this year.
NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia
A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.
Three indicted for actions during shootout
Three men involved in a December 2018 shootout in a U.S. Highway 17 convenience store parking lot were indicted by a Glynn County grand jury for several felonies. Glynn County police reports following the incident stated Jaquise Gordon pulled a gun — according to the indictment, a Bryco Jennings .38
Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths
ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.
Semi truck overturns on causeway during storm
A semitrailer traveling eastbound on the F.J. Torras Causeway was overturned as a strong thunderstorm moved through the area around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle was draped across the concrete barrier dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes, completely blocking both westbound lanes and one of th
Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t
Opioid addiction treatment services available close to home in northwest Georgia
Opioid use disorders are serious conditions that can negatively impact an individual’s job, family and health. Many times opioid use disorders are fatal. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017 – more than 130 every day.
MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’
Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill
The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.
Tornado warnings, overturned semis in wake of thunderstorm
Glynn County School officials placed students in sheltered locations at all public schools east of Interstate 95 around 12:30 p.m. Friday, as the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings on the heels of a severe thunderstorm rolling through the county, according to reports.
Storm damage in Wayne County
JESUP, Ga., (WSAV) -- Some communities in Wayne County also hit hard by the storm. Gusty winds left trees on top of homes, a church without a roof, and pump blown over at a gas station.