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Fatal house fire in Jefferson

JEFFERSON, Ga. - A deadly fire tears through a Jefferson home. It happened early Wednesday morning at a home on Ivie Street. Investigators said one person died in the blaze. Officials believe Leroy Jackson was home alone at the time. According to fire officials, it looks like a cigarette caused the

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-01-18 07:16:00

NEW: GDOT worker killed in accident with train ID'd

A Georgia Department of Transportation worker was killed Thursday morning in an accident with a train in Coweta County, according to Channel 2 Action News. The CSX train and the GDOT salt truck were involved in a crash at the intersection of Railroad Street and Bethlehem Church Road in Moreland, the


Georgia law enforcement troll recent weather conditions

It's not very often Georgia experiences snowfall so, of course, it's been out of the ordinary we've garnered multiple inches over the last month. Since Georgians aren't used to the snowy weather, local law enforcement has to put out reminders to its constituents. Thankfully they have a sense of humo

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-01-17 21:16:00

Gainesville Police warning of jury duty scams

With a new year comes a new crop of scammers trying to get personal information over the telephone. Gainesville Police are warning of a scam involving someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, sometimes called "Deputy Shoemaker," about an outstanding warrant for missing jury duty. The scamme

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-18 02:30:00

Authorities: Gainesville man accused of child molestation

A Gainesville man is accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl in Hall County, according to authorities. Timothy Lucas Rink, 17, was charged with child molestation. He was booked Monday in to the Hall County Jail, where he is being held on a $13,950 bond, according to the online jail database. Hall Co

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-17 03:51:00

Police probe credit card theft, fraud

Gwinnett police Thursday released surveillance photos and videos of two women suspected of scooping up some lost credit cards in one store, then using them in another. Police tell 11Alive News that a shopper in the Walmart store on 3795 Buford Drive, Buford, lost her wallet, containing the credit ca

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-01-18 21:54:00

Connecticut escaped inmate captured in Georgia

CANTON, Ga. - Canton Police have arrested an escaped prisoner from Connecticut. According to police, 25-year-old Jerry Mercado had been on the run from a Connecticut prison for two weeks. Authorities managed to track him to Georgia based on a phone call he made from a gas station on Marietta Road. W

FOX7AUSTIN.COM - 2018-01-18 06:41:00

Athens recycling drop off overwhelmed with trash, set to close

When driving through Athens, it's not uncommon to see old tires and other litter piled on the side of the road. Suki Janssen, director of the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department, said the illegal dumping of trash throughout ACC has become significantly more problematic in the last year. A to

RED AND BLACK - 2018-01-18 15:00:00

Police investigate after body discovered near gas station along IH-10 in Beaumont

Beaumont police are on the scene where a body was found at a Beaumont gas station. The body was discovered in a grassy area just behind the dumpster at the Shell station on Laurel at the Interstate 10 access road according to police. Detectives are just now arriving on the scene according to police.

12NEWSNOW.COM - 2018-01-18 20:25:00

Beaumont Police respond to over 100 crashes, icy roads play large part

The Beaumont Police Department responded to 95 minor crashes and 13 major crashes, from 3p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Black ice on overpasses and roadways causing multiple crashes and plenty of back-up. "It takes one crash to change everything up it takes one patch of water to freeze up to chan

KFDM-TV - 2018-01-17 19:11:24

BPD: Body found near Laurel

The Beaumont Police Department is investigating a scene on Laurel, near Interstate 10, where a body was found this morning. The body was found behind a Chevron station, authorities said. This is a developing story. Stay with BeaumontEnterprise.com for the latest.

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-18 18:08:17

BPD: Two seriously injured in weather-related crashes

BeaumontEnterprise.com Updated 12:04 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Two people were severely injured in crashes during this week's icy weather, Beaumont Police said. A 58-year-old man from San Juan, Texas remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after a rollover crash at I-10 an

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-18 17:50:30

Jefferson grand jury indictments reveale

BEAUMONT - The following people were indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury last week. An indictment is not a conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney's office to proceed with a criminal case.Robin Debaris Claridy, also known as Robin Doris Clar


Boil water notice issued in Mauriceville

The Mauriceville Municipal Utility District has issued a boil water notice after losing water pressure Wednesday night. Water is available for Mauriceville residents at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center at 11475 FM 1442 in Orange. Little Cypress-Mauriceville schools are running on their r

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-18 15:18:51

City of Port Arthur issues boil water notice

BeaumontEnterprise.com Updated 9:17 am, Thursday, January 18, 2018 The City of Port Arthur issued a boil water notice Thursday morning. It applies to all residents inside the city, with the exception of Port Acres and Sabine Pass. According to an online statement from PAISD, children can be picked

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-18 15:10:44

Hot Pick: Pardi Gras

Champagne Room will be rocking the Beaumont Civic Center for the fourth annual Pardi Gras. Dress up in traditional Mardi Gras attire and enjoy the Motown, R&B and funk. Proceeds benefit the Southeast Texas Circle of Hope. When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main St., Beaumont Cos

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-18 18:25:06

2 arrested for burglary and theft after police chase in Guntersville

Scottsboro police responded to a burglary of a business in the 18000 block of Highway 35 on Tuesday. Once officers found the front door broken out, they reviewed security video and were able to see a male and female committing the crime of burglary and theft. After conducting an investigation of the

WAFF - 2018-01-17 17:25:12

Late night apartment fire leaves 7 people without a home

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Seven people are without a home this morning after a late night apartment fire. Just after 11:00 Wednesday night, Huntsville firefighters were called to the Park Place apartments on Golf Road. When they arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. Investigator

WHNT-TV - 2018-01-18 08:51:43

Madison firefighters share warning about ice-covered ponds, lakes

MADISON, Ala. - The Madison Fire Department has a warning: stay away from ice-covered bodies of water. Firefighters had to rescue a woman and her dog from water at an apartment complex on Continental Drive Wednesday night. The woman survived, but we understand the dog didn't. Firefighters also tell

WHNT-TV - 2018-01-18 18:17:59

Woman, dog rescued after falling through ice in Madison

Firefighters were called to apartments off Continental Drive off County Line Road Thursday morning to rescue a woman and dog that fell into the water there. Firefighters said a child had also entered the water but was rescued before they arrived. No one was seriously hurt, firefighters said. Fi

WAAY-TV - 2018-01-18 20:13:00