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GBI: Hawkinsville argument leads to fatal shooting

HAWKINSVILLE, GA (WALB) - On Friday, February 15, 2019, a man was shot to death in Hawkinsville, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Eastman Office to investigate.


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


Shooter identified in deadly shooting in Hawkinsville, still under investigation

HAWKINSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- The Eastman GBI office is helping Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office investigate a shooting that happened on Friday, February 15th. According to a GBI news release, the shooting occurred around at 6:18 pm outside of Henry Way Apartments located at 62 6th Street in Ha


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


One year after shocking homicide, witnesses share experiences from night at Barberitos

Warner Robins, GA — Nineteen-year-old Ansley Cochran was in her third month of her first job when someone came in the unlocked back door of at Barberitos just after 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday in January 2018.


GBI: 'No charges have been filed at this time' in Pulaski Co. homicide

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the shooter involved in a recent Hawkinsville homicide that killed 28-year-old Shundrecus Jackson on Friday.


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


Man shot to death in Hawkinsville

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. — A man is dead after a shooting in Hawkinsville Friday evening. Special Agent in Charge Lindsey Wilkes with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it happened around 6:18 p.m. at Henry Way Apartments located on 6th Street.


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


Lawmaker seek tax break for Georgia songwriters

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are pitching a tax break for songwriters, in an effort to jump start the state’s music industry. Some officials think it’s a natural fit with the state’s thriving moviemaking industry.


Class action lawsuit filed against Georgia Power

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia Power customers are filing a class action lawsuit against Georgia’s largest utility company. The company has approximately 2.5 million customers across the state. This case, first filed in 2011, claims Georgia Power overcharged customers for more than a decade. The suit


Shooting claims life of Hawkinsville man

A man was mortally wounded Friday night in Hawkinsville. The shooting happened at 6:18 p.m. at Henry Way Apartments at 62 6th St., Lindsey G. Wilkes, special agent in charge of the GBI office in Eastman, said in an email.


School bus safety law goes into effect in Georgia

A new law regarding school bus safety in Georgia went into effect recently, after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25. Reversing a law change made last year, the new law requires drivers to stop for a school bus when no physical barrier, including a dirt median, a concrete median or some o


Georgia woman, 79, reportedly shoots at suspected home intruder: 'I got something for you'

A 79-year-old homeowner in Georgia reportedly fired off two shots during an attempted home invasion earlier this month. The actions taken by the unidentified woman to ward off the intruder before responders could arrive at her residence on Feb. 12 were captured on her 911 call, ABC News reported Wed


JUST IN: New flood watch issued for parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA - If you're ready for an end to this rain -- you're going to have to wait a few more days. Light showers will continue throughout the day and more waves of rain will move through this evening and into tomorrow, with a focus over the north Georgia mountains.


UPDATE | Two friends killed on I-16E while helping stranded ambulance driver

COCHRAN, Ga. — Two people from Macon have been identified as the people killed in an accident on I-16E in Bleckley County Tuesday night. According to Cpl. Chad Harrison with Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. when an ambulance pulled over on the side of the road after running


Distracted Georgia Teen Driver Faces 9 Charges After Fatally Hitting 2 Women and a Newborn

A Georgia teen accused of fatally hitting three people, including an infant, as they crossed a street, will go to trial after a judge ruled against several defense motions. Zoe Reardon, 18, has been charged with nine misdemeanors, including second-degree vehicular homicide and distracted driving, fo


2 dead after crash on Interstate 16 in Bleckley County

BLECKLEY COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two people are dead after a traffic accident on Interstate 16 Tuesday night. It happened near mile post 34 in Bleckley County. Cpl. Chad Harrison with Georgia State Patrol tells 41NBC an ambulance was broken down on the shoulder. The driver of the ambulance ca


Two killed in fiery crash on I-16 eastbound

Two people were killed in three-vehicle wreck on I-16 eastbound near mile marker 34 Tuesday evening. According to Cpl. Chad Harrison with the Georgia State Patrol, the wreck happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bleckley County. Cpl. Harrison says an ambulance experiencing mechanical issues pu


Highway 129 closed in Twiggs County

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. — If you regularly travel through Twiggs County, try to avoid Highway 129. A stretch of that highway near Old Richland Church Road is currently closed and could remain closed through Wednesday.