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Deputies: Macon woman wanted for allegedly stealing grandmother's car

MACON, Ga. -- The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 23-year-old from Macon who reportedly stole her grandmother's car after "yelling about how she hated" living with her family.


Macon man indicted in Dollar General armed robbery

MACON, Ga. -- A Macon man has been indicted for robbing a Dollar General in December 2016. An indictment from Bibb County Superior Court said Jamaughnee Marino Duncan threatened a store clerk with a gun and ran away with cash.


Cold weather comfort foods: Dawson's Kitchen in Macon

As part of the Macon Food Story, we’re taking a closer look at some of the comfort foods that help feed our spirits and our stomachs on a cold winter’s day. Through our partnership with Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, Amyre Makupson went to a Macon restaurant known for its h


Bibb deputies arrest man, woman in stolen vehicle with drugs

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Macon man after discovering a suspicious vehicle parked the wrong way on Peter Street. When the deputy tried to talk with the driver of the vehicle, he ran off leaving a woman in the car.


Georgia judge orders new trial in 1976 case that sent man to death row

In a searing decision, a judge in Columbus has granted a new trial to a man convicted of rape and murder 43 years ago based on new DNA evidence, at the same time condemning “undeniable” race discrimination during jury selection by the prosecution.


BOLO: SUV wanted in connection to north Macon home burglary

MACON, Ga. -- Deputies are looking for a Silver Acura MDX SUV in connection to a burglary at a north Macon home on Tuesday. Bibb County Sheriff's Office says the burglary occurred at a home on Glenwood Drive between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Here’s how Macon-Bibb may keep its employees from being furloughed

Macon, Ga — Hundreds of Macon-Bibb County government employees were not going to be paid for several holidays as part of the budget commissioners adopted in the summer of 2018.


Calendar of Middle Georgia arts and entertainment events from Jan. 18

An exhibit of works by artist Andrew Catanese. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at Macon Arts Gallery, 486 First St., Macon. Free. 10 a.m. through Jan. 25. An exhibit by artist Jeremy McCary opens with a reception and artist talk. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibit is available for viewing b


Man reports $975 cash stolen from car at east Macon home

MACON, Ga. -- A Macon man alleged that someone stole $975 from the center console of his vehicle on January 15. That's according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, which said the victim alleged someone broke into his 2016 Honda CRV at his home in the 800 block of Shurling Dr.


Malik Golden convicted of 2016 murder, armed robbery in Warner Robins

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – A Warner Robins man is convicted in the 2016 armed robbery and murder of Donell Hawkins. Thursday, a jury convicted 21-year-old Malik Golden of Felony Murder (2 counts), Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault With Intent to Rob, and Criminal


Bibb Co. man indicted for choking, robbing hotel employee

MACON, Ga. -- A Macon man has been indicted for reportedly assaulting and robbing a woman in December 2018. The victim was working at The Guest Inn when on December 8 Michael Christopher Robinson choked her and stole money, the indictment said.


Mercer's appeal in case of elderly woman's deadly fall to be heard Monday

MACON, Ga. -- Mercer University is appealing a decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals allowing a wrongful death lawsuit against the university in the case of an elderly Macon woman's death in 2014.


Disabled Navy vet who was Macon cop caught in online child-sex sting at Robins AFB

Macon, Ga — A Middle Georgia man arrested last spring in an online child-sex sting set up by investigators at Robins Air Force Base will spend at least a decade in prison after pleading guilty in federal court here Tuesday.


Gov. Kemp calls for $3K teacher raise, 2 percent for Georgia employees

ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp made a substantial down payment on his campaign promises Thursday, recommending that teachers get a $3,000 raise and state employees a 2 percent pay hike.


Family sues for nearly half a million dollars after Macon woman shoots their son in head

MACON, Ga. — A woman who shot at teenagers for throwing rocks at her home is now being sued for nearly a half million dollars in hospital bills. Two years ago, 15-year-old Vernon Marcus was struck in the head by a bullet from Elisabeth Cannon's gun.


Macon-Bibb demolishing 4 blighted homes today

MACON, Ga. -- Macon-Bibb will begin demolishing blighted homes Wednesday to help improve the neighborhoods. Macon-Bibb County Commission approved additional funds in this year’s budget to demolish blighted houses. Officials identified 18 that need demolished -- and 10 are currently being prepared fo


Bibb County school bus involved in minor accident

MACON, Ga. -- A school bus was involved in a car accident Thursday morning. The accident happened on Dixon Rd. around 6:50 a.m. BCSD says the accident was minor and only involved one other vehicle.


Woman Hit and Killed On Macon’s Pio Nono Avenue

MACON, Ga – Investigators with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a person who they say hit and killed a woman with their truck early Tuesday morning. Investigators said the accident happened just before 2 a.m. on Pio Nono Avenue near Pio Nono Circle in Macon.


Ban on Smoking in Cars with Kids 13 & Under Resurfaces in Georgia

State representative Sandra Scott has dropped legislation to prohibit anyone from smoking in a vehicle, in motion or in park, if a minor is present. Any person found to be smoking in a vehicle with a person aged 13 and under would be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined $100. The bill does not apply to


Police: Man pulls pistol trigger 3 times on Warner Robins man, but it doesn't go off

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins Police is looking for a man who allegedly pulled a pistol trigger three times at another man, although it never went off. According to an incident report, officers on Jan. 4 were called to the 400 block of Ward Street in Warner Robins around 9:55 p.m. for a man po