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House fire claims the life of Bulloch County man

BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) - The cause of a fatal house fire over the weekend in Bulloch County remains under investigation. According to the state’s Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office, on Saturday around 6:20 a.m., Bulloch County Fire crews responded to a residential fire in the 1900 block of Cliponreka


Offset Facing Felony Charge in Georgia for Alleged Gun Possession

——— Migos rapper Offset has been arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for alleged gun possession, E! News can confirm. On Friday, the artist, who is currently on probation, was driving a vehicle that was pulled over for having tinted windows, TMZ reported. It was during a search of the car that authorities


Storm damage in Bulloch County

BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) - Over in Bulloch County, strong winds damaged the roof of one person's place. The owner of the building, that's located in the Brooklet area, said it was his hunting clubhouse. However, that was just some of the damage left behind in the area.


Man accused of shooting, robbing UGA student arrested

Police have arrested the gunman suspected of shooting and robbing a University of Georgia lacrosse player and robbing another UGA student. The Athens-Clarke County police said a tip led officers to a Gwinnett County address at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. With the assistance of the GBI, FBI Safe Streets and t


Georgia Southern Statesboro Campus, city of Statesboro team up to improve health

City of Statesboro employees are improving their health and wellness thanks to the help of Georgia Southern University faculty and students who have customized a worksite wellness program that meets the needs of the city’s diverse workforce.


Georgia Teen Charged in Fatal Wreck

CAIRO, Ga. – In January, Anna McBride, 18, was following too closely to another vehicle on Highway 319 when she wrecked, WALB reported. In the process, she killed 18-year-old, Levi Knop, a Thomasville High School student.


7-year-old girl dies after being shot in head in Georgia

ELLENWOOD, Ga. - Ten days after being shot in the head, a 7-year-old girl has died at a hospital in Georgia, police confirmed Monday. Mariasia Thomas was injured during a drive-by shooting while she sat on her couch inside her foster home in Ellenwood, Georgia, on April 12, The Atlanta Journal-Const


City of Statesboro to soon have new city manager

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - If you live in Statesboro, you will have a new city manager in the near future. Current City Manager Randy Wetmore is set to retire this summer. One council member we spoke with said he and other city leaders took several factors into account when naming Charles Penny as thei


Georgia bill to ease opioid access for dying patients awaits Kemp’s pen

More people could handle morphine under a bill that is awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature. Hospice patients are typically near the end of their lives, expecting to live six more months or less. That makes their care different. Hospice workers focus on making the patient comfortable, not on curing


Pregnant Georgia woman killed in car crash was once homeless, lost mother

Shaun Smith only knew Jessica Senior for a little more than a year, and was impressed by her commitment to her faith and to her children. Smith, a bishop at Reunited in Christ Family Worship Center in Powder Springs, said Senior began attending his services with a friend and immediately rolled up he


Suspect arrested after University of Georgia student shot

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve made an arrest in the shooting of a 22-year-old University of Georgia student at a bus stop near the campus. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said early Tuesday that a news conference is planned later in the day to discuss the arrest of a suspect in Mond


Hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow in Florida & Georgia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The number of cases of hepatitis A in Florida has continued to steadily increase, with the largest concentration of the outbreak in the Tampa Bay area, according to numbers posted on the state Department of Health website.


Two buried kids and an old family ‘curse’

Some stories sound more like a memory than a revelation. That’s how the news struck Israel Pattison in December when he heard two children were found buried behind their home in Effingham County. Pattison is a cousin of the kids’ father, Elwyn Crocker Sr., who now faces murder charges. The dad is ac


What to do if your car fails while driving on Georgia roads

ATLANTA - Regular maintenance will usually keep your vehicle running efficiently, but the unexpected can happen. Follow these tips should you find yourself with car trouble on Georgia roads.


New Amazon Prime series tells the story of Georgia’s film industry

A new Amazon Prime series will give viewers a glimpse behind the scenes of Georgia’s growing film industry. The series, Georgia Box Office, is available for free to Amazon Prime members and free with commercials for non-Amazon Prime members. The first two episodes have been released.


The Jolt: Here comes the movie version of Georgia’s 2018 election

The changes that result from a nationalized race for governor can be difficult to quantify, but a greater availability of resources – some that arrive without asking – is certainly one of them.


These are some of Georgia's most horrific crimes in recent memory

Georgia has seen a number of what could be considered "heinous" crimes throughout the years pass through the area's courtrooms. The details in each of the crimes on their own are definitely gut-wrenching, but when taken together, they are simply heartbreaking. Most of these tales could be looked at


Georgia man gets tiny visitor year after year

A Georgia man nursed a hummingbird back to health four years ago. That same hummingbird migrates south every year, but around this time of year--always finds his way back. It's a story that proves--friends--come in all shapes and sizes.


Woman set to stand trial in Georgia cold case died 6 months ago, officials say

Prosecutors have learned the woman accused in the 1975 death of her teenage roommate has died, weeks before she was set to stand trial in Middle Georgia. Authorities only recently found out Mary Jane Stewart died six months ago while in hospice care in Texas, according to the Macon Telegraph. She wa


Dogs found in abandoned South Georgia home

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Nearly two dozen dogs are now in need of adoption in South Georgia after they were found in an abandoned home. The Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society rescued the dogs last week. Staff say that, now that it's kitten and puppy season, dogs are being left at the shelter eve