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Man convicted in Hall murder found dead in apparent suicide at prison

Brian Villa-Rivera sits between attorney Dan Sammons, left, and interpreter Guillermo Arenas in Hall County Superior Court in 2016 as he enters a plea of guilty to the March 2010 murder of 67-year-old Gainesville man Ramon Hernandez. Rivera was found unresponsive in his prison cell Saturday, Oct. 20

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-22 19:53:00

Massive blaze burns Georgia bakery factory

BOGART, Ga. - Crews are battling a massive fire at a factory in Bogart, Georgia. The fire started at the Benson's Bakery Factory Monday afternoon. The Benson's name has been well known for residents of the Athens and Bogart areas for years. SKYFOX 5 flew over the factory, where firefighters were usi

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-10-23 00:53:00

Softball playoffs: Jefferson, Banks County, Buford advance to Columbus; Lady Falcons, Commerce fall

Buford in Class 5A, Jefferson in Class 3A, and Banks County in Class 2A all advanced to the Elite 8 round of the girls softball tournament with sweeps in the second round Wednesday.


Police Shoot And Kill 18-Year-Old Accused Of Murdering Georgia Cop | 1370 WSPD

Dozens of police descended on the neighborhood looking for Maynard, whowas considered armed and dangerous. They set up a perimeter and began a house-to-house search of the area. A team of officers found him hiding in a shed and ordered him to come outside. When he refused to listen to their commands

IHEART.COM - 2018-10-22 17:48:00

Police: Employee arrested for stealing from safe

Officials say 25-year-old Alto-resident Amanda Potts Perkins stole $5,570.83 from the safe at the Dollar General on Sunday, Oct. 21.

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-10-22 21:04:00

Benson's Bakery on fire in Bogart

The bakery has been in business since 1918 and, according to their website, they're known for fruitcakes.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-10-22 20:59:08

Police: Student stabs teacher at Gwinnett County middle school

LILBURN, Ga. -- A student was taken into custody after allegedly stabbing a teacher at Trickum Middle School on Monday, police said.According to Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesperson Sloan Roach, it happened in an 8th grade language arts classroom at the school, which is in Lilburn, Ga."The te

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-10-22 19:39:41

Dollar General employee accused of stealing $5K from safe

A Dollar General employee is accused of taking more than $5,000 from the store’s safe, according to authorities.Employees of the Lula Road store in Lula found $5,570.83 missing Sunday, Oct. 21, from the safe and called 911.Within hours, investigators had identified Amanda Potts Perkins, 25, of Alto,

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-22 19:04:00

Triple shooting at Popeyes leaves 1 dead, 2 in critical condition, police say

DeKalb police told Channel 2 Action News three people were shot and were all initially listed in critical condition. Police confirmed around 11:30 p.m. that one person died. We have a photographer on the scene getting updates from investigators for Channel 2 Action News This Morning, starting at 4:3

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-23 03:22:33

Manhunt Ongoing For Cop Killer After SWAT Search Comes Up Empty

Tafahree Maynard, 18, of Snellville, was not in the Crumps Landing Road neighborhood and could not be served the warrant, therefore, he is still at large. He has been charged with aggravated assault and felony murder of Gwinnett Police Officer Antwan Toney, 30.

PATCH - 2018-10-22 12:58:53

Man killed, toddler injured in Hwy. 72 accident

According to a report from the Athens Post of the Georgia State Patrol, Leopoldo Garcia Mendoze-Martinez, 38, Hull, died when he drove a Hyundai Accent into the path of an eastbound CSX train at 6:04 p.m., Oct. 16 at 8443 Hwy. 72 West.

MADISONJOURNALTODAY.COM - 2018-10-22 00:00:00

Two teens are suspects in murder of Gwinnett Police Officer Antwan Toney

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- One of the two teens suspected of gunning down Gwinnett County Police Officer Antwan Toney has been captured, while the other one remained at large Sunday morning.Nineteen-year-old Isaiah Pretlow was captured by officers late Saturday night. The second teen -- 18-year-old Taf

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-10-21 14:13:38

Auburn police arrest Georgia man on warrents of rape and sodomy

Isaiah Emmanuel Smith, 22, of Midland, Ga., was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 2018-10-22 18:19:00

Police relying on tips to bring escaped accused cop killer into custody

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A day after a Gwinnett County police officer died in the line of duty, the search for a suspect involved, still on the run, is being scaled back. Officer Antwan Toney responded Oct. 20 to the area of Crumps Landing and White Road near Shiloh Middle School in Snellville for rep

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-10-22 00:13:00

Oconee Chamber Fall Festival takes over Watkinsville for 44th year

White booths engulfedRocket Field, a baseball diamond behind Eagle Tavern in Watkinsville. People came in crowds to the front gates. Every age and generation gathered at the Oconee Chamber Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20. Big families to groups of high schoolers roamed Rocket Field on the lookout

RED AND BLACK - 2018-10-21 13:30:00

JUST IN: Metro Atlanta piano teacher accused of child molestation found dead in jail cell

The Roswell piano teacher arrested on child molestation charges last month was found dead in his Fulton County Jail cell Saturday morning, officials said.Troy Lawrence Palmer was found hanging in his cell around 8 a.m. Saturday, the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement to AJC.com on Sunday.

MYAJC.COM - 2018-10-21 13:21:00

UGA police blotter: Disturbance at the Arch, trespassing at the Rankin Center, theft in the Biology Building

On Oct. 10, a suspected homeless individual was believed to be taking a shower in the Rankin M. Smith Student Athlete Academic Center, but as police arrived, the suspect was leaving the building, according to a UGA police report.

RED AND BLACK - 2018-10-22 12:00:00

Georgia Ambulance Transparency Project demands reforms in EMS, re-visits National EMS controversy

A National EMS ambulance is pictured at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center on Prince Avenue. Piedmont, along with St. Mary's hospital, privatized EMS response in 2009. (Photo/Tony Walsh)Tony Walsh

RED AND BLACK - 2018-10-22 15:14:00

Gwinnett County police department identifies officer killed in the line of duty

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Authorities say a Georgia police officer has been fatally shot near Snellville, Georgia; police searching for suspect

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia police officer has been fatally shot near Snellville, Georgia; police searching for suspect.