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Macon man sentenced to prison after killing 10-week-old puppy

He pleaded guilty to throwing the puppy against a wall and stabbing it repeatedly A Macon man was sentenced to three years in prison and two years of probation Monday after pleading guilty to killing a puppy in 2015. A release from District Attorney David Cooke's office says Derrick Chappell Jr.,

WMAZ - 2018-03-19 23:15:00

Suspect in custody after 15-year-old shot in Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A man is in custody and charged with shooting a 15-year-old in Macon. The suspect's family turned him into police in Byron. Just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Bibb deputies responded to a call and found a 15-year-old that had been shot in a parking lot on Houston Rd. - Advert

41NBC.COM - 2018-03-19 13:07:20

Puppy killer who smashed pet's skull says he's sorry. Judge tells him he needs help. | The Telegraph

The picture of the dead puppy was so disturbing the judge wouldn't touch it when a lawyer held it up for the judge to see. The 10-week-old dog had been hurled against the walls of house, the thuds so loud that a woman who was on her porch next door heard the booms. The woman looked up in time to see

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-19 21:01:00

Deputies: State trooper dead, 30-month-old critical after car accident

CRISP CO., Ga. -- A state trooper has passed away and a 30-month-old is in critical condition after a one-car accident Monday night in Crisp County. According to deputies, off-duty trooper Tyler Parker died at the scene after his car hydroplaned off the roadway and crashed into a tree. The child has

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-19 22:15:50

BREAKING: One person shot on Houston Road in Macon

Deputies are interviewing witnesses at the scene of a shooting on Houston Road in Macon. Claudia Coco/WGXA News. MACON, Ga--According to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office one person has been shot and injured at the La Mexicana restaurant on Houston Road Sunday evening. Deputies are interviewing possi

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-18 19:36:18

Navicent Health responds to NAACP claims of lacking diversity

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Navicent Health has responded to the NAACP's claims that it lacks diversity on its executive board and other high ranking positions. The hospital giant cited survey data from 2015 suggesting the opposite. - Advertisement - In a study that included a thousand hospitals a

41NBC.COM - 2018-03-20 00:10:47

Next round of thunderstorms could bring high winds, hail to Middle Georgia | The Telegraph

Severe thunderstorms are in the forecast for Middle Georgia today, and that could mean high winds, hail and even tornadoes. The morning's light rain is expected to increase this afternoon, but total rainfall today should only reach between a third of an inch and a half inch, said meteorologist Laur

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-19 12:04:00

Teen in critical condition after Houston Road shooting

A 15-year-old is in critical condition after a shooting in a parking lot on Houston Road late Sunday. The incident happened at about 6:36 p.m. at 5421 Houston Road in the parking lot of a small food store, according to a release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office. When deputies arrived, they foun

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-19 00:41:00

Byron 19-year-old arrested for Sunday shooting in South Bibb

MACON, Ga -- Arrested and charged this morning is a 19-year-old man from Byron in the Sunday morning shooting of a juvenile. According to a release from the Bibb County Sheriff's office Jeffery Austin Burnette was turned over the to the Byron Police Department by his family just before midnight on S

WGXA.TV - 2018-03-19 07:38:42

2 dead, 4 injured in Putnam County racetrack shooting

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga.- A shooting at the Headhunters Racetrack in Eatonton left two people dead and four others injured. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the incident happened Saturday, around 9:30 p.m. when 911 dispatchers received a call of shots fired. Sheriff Sills identified the victims ki


Popular Macon restaurant is moving downtown. It's neighbors will be newcomers, too. | The Telegraph

Macon, GA. When Mike "Big Dog" Seekins moves his poplar restaurant in east Macon to Poplar Street in downtown Macon, it will include biscuits, burgers and a lot more. Seekins has owned Biscuits, Burgers & More at 3497 Millerfield Road in C&J Supermarket for about eight years, but he's ready to be "


Missing Michigan teen found in Macon

A teen that was reported missing from Michigan was found in Macon-Bibb County. Lt. Sean Defoe with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says that Leah Scanlon, 15, was traveling on a Greyhound bus going southbound on 1-75 when his office was able to apprehend the teen near Eisenhower Parkway. Scanlon's


Cherry Blossom Weekend attracts hundreds to downtown Macon

MACON, Ga.- Pink pancakes were served for breakfast by the Bibb-County Fire Department. Adults and children alike were able to enjoy the morning feast consisting of sausage, pancakes, and orange juice. Breakfast organizers said all proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society. "We really enjoy doi


Missing Macon woman found safe at Atlanta hospital

The woman was found safe after her family says she had been missing since Monday. A Macon woman who was reported missing on Monday has been found safe. RELATED: Bibb deputies looking for missing woman with schizophrenia Mellow Walker, 43, had checked herself into the Grady Memorial Hospital in At


Two dead, four injured in shooting at racetrack

Two people are dead and four were injured in a shooting at a Putnam County drag strip Saturday night. The incident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Headhunters Racetrack on Edward Reeves Road, said Sheriff Howard Sills. He identified the deceased as Jestin Devonta Dunn, 23, and Shurron Deion

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-18 14:03:00

"Ultimate King of Pop Live Experience" hits stage during Saturday's Cherry Blossom concert series

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Michael Jackson fans will get to celebrate the King of Pop during Saturday's concert at Central City Park. The Cherry Blossom concert series continues with Bobby Miller performing during the "Ultimate King of Pop Live Experience." - Advertisement - Miller says he feels


Macon-Bibb firefighters flexed muscles to do it again at the Cherry Blossom Festival | The Telegraph

Macon-Bibb County firefighters defended their reign Saturday afternoon with a 13-second finish to win the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Bed Race. But radio station Blazin' 92.3 gave them some close competition early on in the race along Cherry Street with a 19-second finish. "Yeah, they did, and they


SATURDAY EVENING UPDATE: Severe storms expected Monday

MACON, Ga. - An approaching weather system has the potential to bring dangerous weather to Middle Georgia on Monday. Starting late this weekend, winds out of the south and west will bring warmth and moisture into the Mid State. This will set up a rainy start to the day on Monday, with heavy downpour


Vehicle stolen after woman leaves car running to buy cigarettes, coffee

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating vehicle theft that happened in the 4000 block of Chambers Rd. just before 1:30 a.m. on March 15. A sheriff's office report says that the victim told a deputy she left her vehicle running outside while she went into the Circle K for som


Macon man, 47, gets 15 years in prison for raping 13-year-old girl

Robert Lee Jackson pleaded guilty to statutory rape and sexual battery against a child under 16 during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court on Thursday/Courtesy BSO MACON, Ga. -- A 47-year-old Macon man was sentenced to 20 years -- 15 of them in prison -- for forcing a 13-year-old girl to have se