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Woman charged with possession of meth

A Rome woman has been arrested after being caught with meth and drug relat-ed items, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Audrey Lynn Cochran, 47, of 215 Hasty Road, was arrested at her home Tuesday night where police found a glass pipe with meth residue, bags used to package drug

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:26:00

Man gets life in prison for sexually assaulting, force-feeding children

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of beating, sexually assaulting and force-feeding children, according to The Rome News-Tribune. Mark David Wagner, 41, physically and sexually abused two children for years and even had his friends torture them as if it were a game, of


Restaurant Inspections: Black Mold, Slime, Expired Food

BURGER KING (Cass White Road) (Food Service Inspections)* 981 CASS WHITE RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 View inspections: March 19, 2018 Score: 87, Grade: B COUNTRY PRIDE (Food Service Inspections)* 981 CASS WHITE RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 View inspections: March 19, 2018 Score: 100, Grade: A DOMINOS PIZ

PATCH - 2018-03-21 12:00:00

Rome Man Arrested for Raping Woman in Front of Child

Daniel Jacory Williams, 26 of Rome, was arrested this week after forcibly raping a woman while allowing the woman's child to witness the attack. Reports said Williams went to a home he had been told by police to stay away from and forced his way inside. While in the home police said that Williams to

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 22:06:57

Three Found with Drugs in Lindale After Man Found Not Wearing Seat Belt

Three men, Jesse Shane Brock, 19, Pete Allen Buck, 21, both of Lindale and 21 year-old Branton Kaden Hughes, were jailed on drug charged this week following a traffic stop at the Kangaroo Store at intersection of Maple Street and Summit Drive. Reports said that police pulled Brock over for not weari

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 21:27:55

Rome Women Charged with Drug Possession

Ginger Annette Allen, 50 of Rome, was arrested and charged with drug possession this week after police said they were executing a probation arrest warrant. Police said that a search of Allen led them to find a grinder containing suspected marijuana, scales and a glass smoking device in her vehicle.

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 21:54:57

Rockmart to get new rescue truck

Rockmart's city council is treating the fire department well by authorizing the purchase of a new rescue vehicle. The department's current vehicle is showing its age and racking up large repair fees, so, to make sure locals get the help they need, various Polk entities have joined hands to fund the

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

Man failed to register as a sex offender

A Rome man who was jailed on other charges earlier in the month now faces an additional felony violation after failure to register his address as a sex offend-er, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Trenton Tyrice Williamson, 27, of 18 North Fourth Street, who was arrested on cri

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:23:00

Cedartown Woman Arrested for Armed Robbery After Meeting Man Online

Calhoun Police have arrested 30-year-old Lorie Jane Thacker of Cedartown and charged her with an armed robbery that occurred back on January 31, 2018. Reports said that an investigation was launched after receiving information that Thacker had physically attacked the victim. While interviewing the v


Man who attacked, threatened former girlfriend and another man with a knife sentenced

A Rome man pleaded guilty to threatening to stab a man and his former girlfriend at a motel room off Martha Berry Highway in September. Derek Ryan Hooper, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, terroristic threats, stalking and third-degree cruelty to children charges and was sentenced to five ye

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 21:52:00

Former Rome Middle School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Contributing to Delinquency of Minor, More

A former Rome Middle School teacher, Kasey Christian Green, pleaded guilty in court this week even though she maintains her innocence in a case where a students cellphone was taken and destroyed. Green pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property and two counts contributing to the delinquency of a

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 15:08:32

Toddler found dead in Cartersville; police investigating

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Police in Cartersville are investigating after learning of a small child's death early Monday morning. Officers arrived at the 300 block of Old Mill Road around 6:50 a.m. after a call of a cardiac arrest. There they found an unresponsive 2-year-old girl. The child was later conf


Rome police investigating strongarm robbery on Shorter Avenue

A woman was reportedly robbed while leaving a restaurant on Shorter Avenue early Monday morning. According to Rome Police reports: The complainant had been drinking and went to the Waffle House on Shorter Avenue around 5 a.m. Monday. When she left, she was approached by a male who grabbed her purse,

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 18:07:00

Barnsley opens new inn and special events facility, $30 million project adds about 80 jobs

Miranda Long, left, of Calhoun and Melissa Yung, Dallas, ride horses past the Barnsley ruins during festivities to open the new Inn at Barnsley and Georgian Hall, a massive special events/conference center Monday. (Doug Walker, RN-T) An exterior view of the new Inn at Barnsley Resort, a 50-plus room


Woman allegedly kidnapped by ex-boyfriend has been found

CANTON, Ga. - Police have confirmed that both a woman and her ex-boyfriend who allegedly kidnapped her have been found. Police say that the suspect and the victim were found in separate locations. Calvin Elliot, the ex-boyfriend, is in custody and Brittany Young, the victim, is being interviewed at


Lindale Man Arrested for Attacking Another at Floyd Medical Center

Henry Joseph Boucher, of Lindale, was arrested this week after police said he hit a 47 year-old man in the face causing him to suffer visible injury to his jaw while at Floyd Medical Center. Reports added that the victim also suffered an injury to his neck. Boucher is charged with simple battery and


Child Death Case: Cops Found Man, Woman 'Screaming For Help'

CARTERSVILLE, GA - The Cartersville Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a toddler, and the agency has released the initial incident report related to the March 19 tragedy. The two-year-old girl was found unresponsive around 7 a.m. Monday in a unit at

PATCH - 2018-03-20 17:45:23

Five People Injured In Single Vehicle Accident North Of Cedar Bluff

A total of five people were injured in an accident on Margaret Ingram Road just off of Highway 9 North of Cedar Bluff on Sunday afternoon. Two of the five occupants were ejected from the vehicle, both were taken from the scene to a nearby field where two medical transport helicopters were awaiting t


2 facing meth possession charges

Two Rome men were in jail without bond Sunday night after they were arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Matthew Cleveland Stapleton, 28, of 103 Juniper Way, and Garrett Todd Christian, 26, of 414 Terhune Road, were found by police a


UPDATES | Tornado Watch issued for 48 counties in North Georgia

11Alive's StormTrackers are watching potentially severe weather set to move through the north Georgia area Monday night. Severe thunderstorms are likely as a cold front approaches. All eyes will be one the northwestern counties. Frequent lightning, hail, strong winds, and possible tornadoes will be