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Funeral set for airport worker whose body was found in the Yellow River

It's been two weeks since a missing airport worker turned up dead in the Yellow River. A boater found Shanequa Sullivan, 23, tangled in some branches by the shore. On Sunday, the family will lay her to rest. Sullivan's grandmother saw her six weeks ago, but the funeral will not bring her closure bec

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-18 05:08:00

2 dead, 4 injured after shootout at Putnam County racetrack

EATONTON, Ga. - Police are investigating a deadly shootout that left two people dead and four people injured at a racetrack in Putnam County. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said that shooting happened on Saturday night at Headhunters Motor Club Dragway. One of the injured was an 8-year-old child

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-18 18:05:00

Judge sets arraignment date in death penalty case

EATONTON - Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge E. Trenton Brown III has set April 17 as the date for the arraignment of Donnie Russell Rowe, who is accused of shooting to death two state corrections officers during a June 13 escape from a state transport bus in Putnam County. Rowe, 44, wa

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-18 17:00:00

Drive-by shooters terrorize Atlanta street

ATLANTA - A series of random drive-by shootings have Atlanta police searching for a suspect. Authorities are looking for the person who they say shot at least three innocent people in just the last month. One of the victims, 61-year-old Sylvester Dixon, was shot in the head. He thankfully survived a

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:26:00

Police: Two people shot at gas station on Panola Road

LITHONIA, Ga. - Two are injured following a shooting at the Quick Trip gas station in Lithonia on Saturday night. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the Quick Trip on Panola Road. Police tell FOX 5 that two males were shot, and both were taken to the hospital. One of them is in critical con

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-18 05:12:00

Grand jury indicts 3 GDOC officers on charges

A trio of officers with the Georgia Department of Corrections were indicted earlier this week on criminal charges by a Baldwin County grand jury. According to documents filed in the Baldwin County Superior Court Clerk's Office the three officers indicted were Gregory James Becham, violation of oath

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-17 16:15:00

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

Putnam Co. racetrack employee describes deadly shooting: 'They were screaming and running'

Tires skidding and fans cheering are the noises Aubrey Chaney says he usually hears while working at Headhunters Racetrack. "We were getting ready to close down, and I heard a bunch of shooting," said Chaney. On Saturday night, the sounds of amusement quickly changed as several dozen people fled th

WMAZ - 2018-03-19 00:06:00

Atlanta federal inmate who made Facebook video hit with new charge

Scheduled to be released from prison May 16, an Atlanta federal inmate faces a new charge after he posted a video to his Facebook page from inside the prison. Joe Fletcher, who appeared to admit his involvement in a deadly 2010 shooting in Ohio in the 49-minute video, was indicted on a charge of ill


DFACS worker charged with child cruelty against own daughter

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - A mother and DFACS employee was taken into custody for spanking her own daughter until she had bruises on her legs. On Thursday, March 8, an officer with the Henry County Police Department was called to an elementary school in reference to a child abuse case. When the officer arrive


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


Man indicted in bizarre sexual assault case

A 25-year-old Milledgeville man arrested earlier this year following a bizarre series of crimes, including sexual assault, was indicted this week on criminal charges by a Baldwin County grand jury. Grand jurors indicted Montrell D. Johnson, of 2412 A Brantley Way, on charges of criminal attempt to c


Mother's final post before Tripp Halstead's death detailed problems, had hope

"Oh how fast things can change" Stacy Halstead knows that more than most of us ever will. The mother of Tripp Halstead, the boy who won the hearts of millions across the world, was open and honest about the triumphs and setbacks her little boy faced after a life-changing accident back in 2012. It wa


Police: Father won't be charged after fatal shootout with home invaders

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Police say a father who fatally shot a suspected home invader early Thursday won't be charged. Authorities said three armed men showed up at a unit of the Covington Glen apartments on Thicket Way just before 12:30 a.m. and confronted a father. "At some point three males attempt


Man arrested after shooting hand, wrecking SUV

A Forsyth man was arrested after apparently shooting himself in the hand, wrecking his girlfriend's SUV and then leaving the scene of the accident on Edge Road on Feb. 26. Klay Wesley Estal Cash, 30, will face multiple charges including leaving the scene of an accident once he's released from the ho


Student arrested after bringing weapon Newton High

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton High School student faces a felony charge after reportedly bringing a weapon to school Mar. 9. According to a Newton County Sheriff's Office incident report, 18-year-old Leo Johnson, Jr. was arrested for having a weapon in a school safety zone after a concerned adult notifi


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


'Stocking strangler' Carlton Gary executed for rapes, murders of elderly women in 1970s

JACKSON, Ga. - A man known as the "stocking strangler" was executed Thursday for the rape-slayings of three older women in attacks that terrorized a Georgia city four decades ago. Carlton Gary, 67, was put to death by injection of compounded pentobarbital, a barbiturate, at the state prison in Jac


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


The Latest: Georgia executes man dubbed 'stocking strangler'

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the scheduled execution of Georgia death row inmate Carlton Gary (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Georgia has put to death a man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and killing older women in attacks that terrorized a small city decades ago.